Everything You Want To Know About Eczema

The skin reflects the inner condition of the body.

According to Ayurveda, when the Agni (digestive fire) is weak, food does not get digested properly. The undigested food then causes Ama (toxic mucous) and excess doshas, especially Pitta (heat). The excess heat gets absorbed by the blood and circulates throughout the body and gets gradually deposited in the blood tissue and muscle tissue.

When toxins are not eliminated through the digestive system, they can be thrown out through the skin, resulting in rashes, boils, pus, itching, dark patches, skin infections and diseases like eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, etc.

Read more about different types of skin disorder and how Ayushakti Ayurved treat them.

What is Eczema?
In Ayurveda, this skin disorder is known as Vicharchika. Eczema or Dermatitis is described by tingling, dryness of skin, enlarging, redness, dryness, and chipping. Scratching of the skin brings about rashes. It influences the ears, focal face, nasolabial folds, eyebrows, armpits, umbilicus, breast, and crotch. It additionally affects the scalp; when dermatitis impacts the scalp, it is set apart by scaling (dandruff).

Improper lifestyle & Diet stated causes the imbalance in the Tridoshas, predominantly the Kapha, Pitta and Aam. This influences the blood and increases the heat. This causes inflammation of the Skin (Epidermis and dermis layer) and accumulation of the fluid in the intra-epidermal vesicles. Deeper tissues are also affected as the toxins get accumulated in the tissue. This leads to itching discoloration of skin i.e. reddish or blackish discolouration, oozing out of fluid, dryness and scaling etc.

The repression of any natural urges and stressful lifestyles tend to derange and aggravate the fundamental principle of Vayu in a person. The aggravated Vayu in combination with the vitiated Pitta and Kapha enters into the vessels or channels of the Rakta and spread across the body and settles on the skin region.