Ayurvedic treatment for Ayurvedic Treatment for Fungal skin Infection -Tinea-

Ayurvedic Treatment for Fungal skin Infection -Tinea

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Ayurvedic Treatment for Fungal skin Infection -Tinea-


  • Your Doctor may diagnose the condition by Inspection of the affected site. Some of the common tests used to diagnose Tinea infections include
  • Microscopic examination of skin and nail specimens which may reveal hyphae and fungal spores.
  • Fungal culture can identify the exact species but is not always reliable and it can take six weeks to obtain results.
  • Ultraviolet light (Wood's light) is useful for identifying scalp ringworm especially. Fluorescence is produced by the fungus. Fluorescence is not seen with fungi that cause Athelete’s foot or Jock Itch.
  • Rarely, a biopsy may be needed if the case is atypical or not responding to treatment

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Have light, fresh and wholesome foods mixed with ghee
  • Make sure to include bitter and leafy vegetables in your diet-methi, parval, brinjal
  • Avoid incompatible foods- eating foods in combination - sour foods, milk, yogurt, meat, cane, sugar and sesame seeds
  • Avoiding long term use of honey, fish, radish may be beneficial

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Avoids foods of extreme temperature – too hot or too cold
  • Avoid excessive exercise, and heat-exposure before digesting meals
  • Do not suppress the urge for emesis
  • Have bath with luke warm water.Use of cold water just in states of fear, grief, and exhaustion may further aggravate doshas and worsen dadru.
  • Internal purification through Shankhaprakshalana (Gastrointestinal lavage) can help emove acidic wastes which may predispose to skin and fungal infections. Shankhaprakshalana is a master purifying process to clean the intestinal tract by removing the impurities with the use of salty water, dietary regulation and yogasanas   - the six asanas (Tadasana,Triyak tadasana, Kati Chakrasana,Tiryaka Bhujangasana, Udarakarshan, Kakhpadasana) 6 times each for two rounds. This should not be practiced without the help of a yoga guru.

Disclaimer: The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or ayurvedic treatment of dermatology and/or fungal skin infection (tinea) without consulting the doctor. Consult your physician before beginning an exercise regime. "While we have products /ayurvedic medicines for dermatology and/or fungal skin infection (tinea), you must consult an authorized physician before taking any of the products. For more information on products, visit www.dabur.com or call 1800-103-1644"

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