A fungal infection, also called mycosis, is a skin disease caused by a fungus.
There are millions of species of fungi. They live in the dirt, on plants, on household surfaces, and on our skin. Sometimes they can lead to skin problems like rashes or bumps.
Fungal infection is one of the most contagious infections. According to its infection area on the body, various types are described. Such as Tinea capitis (on the head ), Tinea barbae ( in beard ), Oral thrush ( oral cavity ), Intertrigo ( on skin folds such as the armpit ), Tinea cruris ( around genitals, inguinal area ), Athlete foot, Dhobi itch, etc.
Fungal infection might cause
● Scaly skin
The fungi grow best in warm, moist places. They are often found in humid places.
◆Fungal Infection … Ayurvedic Aspect… Dadru
Dadru is one of the common skin diseases mentioned in Ayurveda.
In modern science, the clinical manifestation of dadru is closely similar to a local fungal infection which is affecting up to 15% of the population. Excessive severe itching and red patches are common symptoms found.
Unhygienic habits, use of dirty clothes, wrong habits of eating, excessive milk and milk products, junk food, bakery products, low immunity, etc.
Ayurvedic treatments and somebody detoxification procedures have the capacity to treat any sort of fungal infection with any chronicity.
In Kalpataru Ayurvediya Chikitsalay ( KAC ), many patients have experienced the benefits of effective ayurvedic treatment for fungal infections.
Ayurvedic treatment –
A) Antifungal (krumighna) medicines — eg. Vidanga, Palash,
Triphala, Bhallatak etc.
B) Prakruti-vighat — eg. Chaturthak
C) Raktashuddhikar medicines – eg. Manjishtha, Daruhalad
D) Ointments containing raktashuddhikar, antifunal medicines like Gandhak, Daruhalad.
E) Apunarbhav — follow dietary regime prescribed by ayurvedic vaidya.
●Raktamokshan ( Blood letting )
● Planned laxation ( Virechan )
● Modified Agnikarma with RF machine.
◆ Don”ts — Wet clothing, incomplete course of medicines, over-the-counter steroid containing creams, junk – fast food, unhygienic conditions, excessive sweat.
◆ Do’s — Nutrition diet, completing proper treatment, immunity-boosting, washing clothes in hot water, etc.