TINEA VERSICOLOR – Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Tinea versicolor is a superficial fungal infection. It manifests in the skin, causes discoloured patches.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF TINEA VERSICOLOR

CAUSES OF TINEA VERSICOLOR

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF TINEA VERSICOLOR

DIAGNOSIS OF TINEA VERSICOLOR

TREATMENTS FOR TINEA VERSICOLOR

PROGNOSIS OF TINEA VERSICOLOR

COMPLICATIONS OF TINEA VERSICOLOR

TINEA VERSICOLOR  AND AYURVEDA

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF TINEA VERSICOLOR

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF TINEA VERSICOLOR

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF TINEA VERSICOLOR

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF TINEA VERSICOLOR

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF TINEA VERSICOLOR

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR TINEA VERSICOLOR

AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR TINEA VERSICOLOR

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR TINEA VERSICOLOR

AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR TINEA VERSICOLOR

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR TINEA VERSICOLOR

HOME REMEDIES FOR TINEA VERSICOLOR

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR TINEA VERSICOLOR

YOGA FOR TINEA VERSICOLOR

RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF TINEA VERSICOLOR

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF TINEA VERSICOLOR

  • Dark or light discoloured patches in the skin
  • It is particularly found in the neck, shoulders, upper arm and trunk
  • Itching
  • Scaling

CAUSES OF TINEA VERSICOLOR

  • Fungus Malassezia

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF TINEA VERSICOLOR

Fungal infections spread through the skin. The infection is spread from one person to another through infected towels comb etc. The fungal infection interferes with the pigmentation of the skin, resulting in small, discoloured patches. The spreading of this infection is triggered by a hot humid atmosphere and weakened immune system.

DIAGNOSIS OF TINEA VERSICOLOR

  • Physical examination
  • Wood lamp examination
  • Dermoscopy
  • Potassium hydroxide (KOH) microscopy
  • Fungal culture
  • Skin biopsy 

TREATMENTS FOR TINEA VERSICOLOR

  • Oral antifungal medicines  
  • Local application of antifungal creams

PROGNOSIS OF TINEA VERSICOLOR

Tinea versicolor is curable with antifungal remedies  

COMPLICATIONS OF TINEA VERSICOLOR       

  • Hyperpigmentation occurs when it is left untreated

TINEA VERSICOLOR AND AYURVEDA

  • In ayurveda skin diseases are included under the heading of kushta roga
  • Fungal infections are particularly similar to dadru kushta.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF TINEA VERSICOLOR

  • Consumption of mutually contradicted food
  • Suppression of natural urges especially vomiting
  • Improper administration of panchakarma
  • Excess intake of black gram, radish, sesame, milk and jaggery

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF TINEA VERSICOLOR

  • Excessive perspiration
  • Discolouration and appearance of rashes in the skin
  • Itching

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF TINEA VERSICOLOR

  • Due to the above-mentioned causes doshas get aggravated. If there are any triggering factors like infections then the doshas lodged on the site of infection and symptoms are manifested.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF TINEA VERSICOLOR

  • Patches are dark or light in colour
  • Spreads quickly by manifesting skin eruptions
  • Patches are characterised by itching

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF TINEA VERSICOLOR

  • Sadhya – curable

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR TINEA VERSICOLOR

Ayurvedic local treatment for tinea versicolor

  • Local application of tuthadi malahara , jatyadi ghrita
  • Washing with tutha drava

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR TINEA VERSICOLOR

  • Manjishtadi kashayam
  • Manjishtadi arkam
  • Patoladi kashayam
  • Panchatikta guggulu ghrita

 AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR TINEA VERSICOLOR

  • Vamana – emesis
  • Virechana – purgation

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR TINEA VERSICOLOR

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR TINEA VERSICOLOR

  • Application of aloe Vera gel
  • Washing with water boiled with neem leaves and turmeric

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR TINEA VERSICOLOR

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume a balanced diet
  • Turmeric included in the diet.
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight
  • Avoid profuse sweating

YOGA FOR TINEA VERSICOLOR

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – Stress can exhaust your immune system, making you more vulnerable to contracting a fungal infection like tinea versicolor,this pranayama calms the mind

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.                

RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF TINEA VERSICOLOR

  1. Ayurvedic Methods of Diagnosis and Management of Dadru Kushta W.S.R. to Fungal Infection

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