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FUNGAL INFECTION

fungal-infection

WHAT IS FUNGAL INFECTION?

Fungal infection is also known as mycosis. It is a skin disease which is caused by fungi. Fungi are the type of micro-organisms which are grown in damp and moist places. They normally don’t occur on or inside the body but they can cause infection on colonization. They can affect any part of the body. They are contagious and can be easily spread from one person to another. There are million species of fungi and they are found everywhere like on plants, household surfaces, in dirt and on the skin.

SOME OF THE COMMON TYPES OF FUNGAL INFECTION  

Fungi get easily reproduced by releasing spores into the air. These spores are then inhaled or come in direct contact with the skin. This leads to infection of skin, nails and lungs. It can penetrate inside the skin and can affect body organs.

Some of the common fungal diseases are:

  • Jock itch – It is known as Tinea cruris. It is the fungal infection which affects groin area. It is more common among men.
  • Athlete’s foot – The other name of athlete’s foot is Tinea pedis. It is the most common type of fungal infection. It affects the skin between the toes. It also affects soles of feet.
  • Vaginal yeast infection – It is the fungal infection of vagina in females. It occurs because of the overgrowth of fungi in vagina.
  • Ringworm – It is called Tinea corporis. It is the ring-like rash on skin.
  • Onychomycosis – It is the fungal infection of nails. It most commonly occurs on toe nails. The nails become yellow and gray.
  • Scalp ringworm – This is known as Tinea capitis. In this, fungal infection of the scalp occurs. It mostly affects children and leads to hair loss.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF FUNGAL INFECTION?

The common signs and symptoms of fungal infection are:

  • Peeling of skin
  • Presence of scales on skin
  • Blisters
  • Reddish-white skin rashes
  • Intense itching
  • Burning sensation
  • Circular rashes with raised edges

WHAT IS THE AYURVEDIC CONCEPT OF FUNGAL INFECTIONS?

In Ayurveda, fungal infection is called Dadru. Dadru is caused by the vitiation of the pitta and kapha doshas. This leads to manifestation of fungal disease. Circular skin rashes, itching and burning sensation of the skin are some of the most common symptoms. It occurs because of the unhealthy lifestyle, eating habits and dirty surroundings.

Some of the herbs which are very helpful in treating fungal infection are:

  • Bakuchi
  • Tuvaraka
  • Nimba
  • Dhatura
  • Karveera
  • Daruharidra
  • Gandhaka
  • Aaragwadha
  • Turmeric
  • Karanja

CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTER’S MEDICATIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF FUNGAL INFECTION

Here are some of the medications of Chandigarh ayurved center which are used for the treatment of fungal infection:

1. Detox Premium Powder

Detox premium powder is a very effective ayurvedic medicine to cure blemishes as it purifies the whole body by removing excess toxins from the body. The powder is composed of shukta pishti, giloy satv, gandhak rasayan, moti pishti, akik pishti, shankh bhasma, etc. The ingredient reduces all the signs and symptoms associated with the blemishes.

Recommended Dosage– Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.

2. Twak Churana

This herbal powder is prepared from two herbs Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) & Chopchini (Smilax malabarica) that in combination reduces uneven pigmentation. Manjishtha mainly helps in deep detoxification and blood purification. It can also be used for hand lotion to treat dry, cracked hands, or feet. This herbal powder is good for dry skin, rashes, acne. It has been used in psoriasis. Skin Glow powder removes toxins and impurities of blood. This powder helps to rejuvenate and promote the longevity. It helps to open the blocked sweat pores. This powder is used in infectious conditions like, eczema, pimples, and chronic skin disorders.

Recommended Dosage– Take 1 teaspoonful twice a day with normal water.

3. Twak Tailam

Twak tailam is very effective for the skin as it deeply nourishes the tissues and improves the skin luster. The tailam is composed of yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), etc. The tailam supports skin health, helps in reducing uneven pigments, improves complexion, and helps in deep detoxification and blood purification without any side effects.

Method of Application– Apply over the affected area of the skin.

4. Skin care tablet

Skin care tablet is a pure ayurvedic formulation. It help to maintain the texture of your skin depending on the type of skin you have. It contains various herbs like Haridra khand, Panchnimb churna, Khadir chahal, Chirayta, Mulethi, Chopchini, Gandhak, Ajmoda that work very effectively on all skin types. Skin care is a blood purifying tablet. It cools and detoxifies the blood, increase blood circulation of the skin. It minimizes the blemishes, lighten sun tan, delay ageing of skin and heal skin problems.

Recommended Dosage– Take 1 tablet twice daily.

5. Itch Care Tablet

It is pure herbal combination which is purely natural. Skin primarily protect our body from toxins present in environment. Itching is related to various skin problems like dermatitis or irritates such as nickel in jewelry, infected cut. Chronic skin condition like psoriasis, acne and due to internal conditions like blood, lungs, and liver. Mainly toxins in skin arises due to excess rakta dhatu and rasa or  plasma nourishes the skin.

Recommended Dosage– Take 1 tablet twice daily.

6. Handmade Neem Soap

NEEM capsules 100% Safe and purely Ayurvedic preparation. CAC NEEM CAPSULES is natural and herbal product prepared from the standard extract of herb Neem (Azadirachta indica). Neem herb is widely used to cure acute to chronic Skin problems such as Pimples, Itching, Dryness, Blemishes, Dark spots, Pigmentation, Scars etc. Neem leaves are rich in Vitamin-E, Fatty acids & emollients. It is such a wonderful herb that is easily available and shows Anti-bacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Anti-microbial, Antifungal, Antiseptic properties. Neem cleanses the pores and protects the skin from various infections, Psoriasis, Eczema, Leprosy, Skin ulcers.

Dosage:1 cap twice daily after  meal with plain water

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Fungal Infection, Symptoms, Causes and Ayurvedic Treatment

Fungal Infection, Symptoms, Causes and Ayurvedic Treatment

Fungal infections are caused by all three doshas. The wickedness of the doshas may vary depending on the symptoms. Imbalance of phlegm and pitta when itching occurs, imbalance of phlegm and pitta when it is red and white patches on the skin – due to imbalance of vata and kapha.

Fungal infection is a common problem but it can take a serious form if it is not treated in time. Fungal infection may be like a red rash on the skin, but its effect can prove to be very dangerous. This disease is not limited to the skin but it has the potential to affect the tissues, bones and all the organs of the body.

Fungal infection can occur at any stage from newborn to old age.

What is SYMPTOMS of Fungal

Rashes

Red patches on the skin.

White powdery discharge on the affected areas.

Scabbing or peeling of the skin.

Cracks in the skin.

Redness of skin.

CAUSES OF FUNGAL INFECTION

There are many reasons for fungal infection, which become the reason for the growth or growth of fungus-

Weak immune system also causes fungal infections.

Mostly warm, moist environment and moist skin area are the main reasons for the occurrence of this infection.

Diseases like AIDS, HIV infection, cancer, diabetes also cause fungal infections.

People who come in contact with a person suffering from a fungal infection can also get the infection.

Overweight and obesity can also become a reason for this. Excess fat on the thighs, regular and prolonged cycling or jogging leads to excess moisture and rubbing in this part. Continuous rubbing can lead to skin rashes. This can lead to fungal and other infections.

Excessive sweating can be the reason for the growth of fungus.

Genetic factors or family history of fungal infection is also the main cause of this infection.

Women can also get infection around the thighs from sanitary pads.

Allergy to powder, deodorant, detergent powder used for washing clothes can also cause rashes in the groin area between the thighs.

Sometimes children get nappy rash. When the baby is in contact with wet nappy pads for a long time, he may have such problems.

Generally during monsoon, the fungal causing bacteria spread manifold. Usually overlooked parts of the body such as the front part of the toes, the front part of the fingers, between the fingers, etc., the lower part of the waist, where this infection occurs more rapidly. During monsoon, people often leave their skin wet after getting drenched in light drizzle. This small carelessness sometimes becomes the reason for getting infected with fungal, because the increase in moisture increases the fungal infection on the skin i.e. in rainy weather, humid and moist environment, fungus attack increases. This is the reason that most of the people these days fall prey to fungal infections. Weakening of the immune system i.e. immunity is a major reason for skin infection. In this case the risk of skin infection increases. This problem increases significantly during the months of June, July and August.

Prevention Tips for Fungal Infection

To avoid the problem of fungal infection, first of all there is a need to make changes in lifestyle and diet-

Fungal infection is more in monsoon.

Keep skin dry and clean.

Wear cotton clothes.

Do not let the hair remain wet in the rain.

Drink enough water so that the skin does not dry out.

In the new stage of fungal infection, allopathic treatment gives better results, but if the infection is not cured by allopathic treatment, then Ayurvedic treatment for Fungal Infection can prove to be more beneficial.

HOME  REMEDIES FOR FUNGAL INFECTION

1. HALDI BENEFICIAL IN FUNGAL INFECTION

Turmeric has antifungal properties, so its use also cures fungal infections. For this, you can grind raw turmeric and apply it on the place of infection. If raw turmeric is not available, you can mix turmeric powder with some water and make a thick paste and apply it on the affected area. The stains caused due to infection also disappear with the use of turmeric.

2. NEEM BENEFICIAL IN FUNGAL INFECTION

Neem is beneficial in preventing any kind of skin infection. Boiling neem water or neem leaves in water and using this water on the skin several times a day provides relief from fungal infections.

3. BENEFIT OF PUDINA IN FUNGAL INFECTION

Mint has the ability to destroy the effect of infection. Make a paste by grinding mint leaves. Apply this mint paste on the skin and leave it for 1 hour and then remove it.

4. BENEFIT OF CAMPHOR IN FUNGAL INFECTION

Mix 5 grams camphor and 1 gram naphthalene in kerosene oil. Leave it on the infected area as an ointment for some time. Repeat this process twice a day until the disease is cured.

5. BENEFIT OF TEA TREE OIL IN FUNGAL INFECTION

Anti-bacterial properties are found in tea tree oil. To get rid of skin infections, apply tea tree oil directly to the affected area twice daily.

6. PEEPAL LEAVES BENEFICIAL IN RELIEVING FUNGAL INFECTION

Boil peepal leaves with some water. Let it cool down and use this water to wash the skin. This allows the wounds to heal quickly.

7. BENEFITS OF GARLIC IN FUNGAL INFECTION

Garlic has anti-fungal properties, so the use of garlic in food reduces the risk of fungal infection. For the use of garlic, grind 3-4 cloves of garlic and apply its paste on the infected area. If you have scratched the area of ​​infection more, then applying garlic may cause slight burning for a minute, but this infection starts curing gradually.

8. OLIVE OIL BENEFICIAL IN FUNGAL INFECTION

Olive oil is very beneficial but the leaves also have many properties. To cure fungal infections, grind 5-6 olive leaves and make a paste and apply it on the infected area. Leave this paste on the skin for half an hour and then wash it off.

9. ALOE VERA GEL BENEFICIAL IN FUNGAL INFECTION

Fungal infections can be relieved by the use of aloe vera gel, but freshly harvested leaf gel is good for this. For this, break a fresh aloe vera leaf and cut it vertically from the middle and rub the gel part directly on the skin. After rubbing, leave the remaining fibers on the skin for 30 minutes then wash with lukewarm water.

10. CURD BENEFICIAL IN FUNGAL INFECTION

Yogurt contains acids that kill harmful bacteria. Although yogurt itself contains bacteria, but those bacteria do not cause any harm to our body. For fungal infection, apply curd on the infected area with the help of cotton and massage. One thing should be kept in mind that, never touch the place of infection with hands because this infection is contagious.