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    Molluscum Contagiosum (Ajagallika)

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    Molluscum Contagiosum-Ajagallika

    Molluscum contagiosum is a common self limiting and painless viral skin infection caused by pox virus, a DNA virus. This viral infection is more common in children than in adults. The lesions are usually multiple, waxy with average diameter of 5mm and commonly affected sites are face and trunk. Fully developed lesions give out waxy exudates on pressing. This infection spread by direct contact with affected person or by touching articles contaminated by virus and lesions process eosinophilic inclusion bodies collect molluscum bodies which in turnpossess numerous viral particles.Dr.Gupta’s IAFA is the best Ayurveda centre and ultimate Ayurvedic destination in the world for the successful management of Molluscum Contagiosum.

    SYMPTOMS

    • Average incubation period two- seven weeks
    • Appearance of painless waxy multiple lesions
    • Average diameter of lesions 2- 5mm

    ETIOLOGY

    • Spread across from one part of body to another by touching or scratching affected body parts and touching other parts of body.
    • Direct contact with individuals affected by infection by molluscum contagiosum.

    RISK FACTORS

    Children are immune-suppressed individuals, people suffering from atopic dermatitisetc fills under the risky group for this disease.

    DIAGNOSIS

    • It is usually clinical based on characteristic appearanceof lesions 
    • Skin scrapingbiopsy may be performed to confirm diagnosis.

    PREVENTIVE MEASURES

    • Avoid contact with affected person and articles contaminated by him/ her.
    • Maintain proper body hygiene.
    • Avoid touching existing skin lesion to prevent its further spread.

    Dr.Gupta’s IAFA is the only Ayurvedic destination for the successful management of Molluscum Contagiosum”.

    Reach Institute of Applied Food Allergy® for a total skin rejuvenation through Ayurveda!!!

     

    -Allergist, Dr. Sahil Gupta

    Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery
    Master’s in Health Administration

    Diet in Molluscum contagiosum

    PATHYA (DO's) in Molluscum contagiosum

    • Proper hygiene of the area containing blisters.
    • Low carbohydrate easy to digest vegetarian diet.

    APATHYA (DO's) in Molluscum contagiosum

    • Avoid day sleep,contact with affected person.
    • Avoid use of caustic chemicals over lesions.
    • Avoid Vidahi ahara ( acidic food)
    • Avoid Yougurt,masha ,oily , spicy ,non vegetarian ,deep fried food.

    YOGA

    • Utthanasana
    • Trikonasana
    • Bhujangasana 
    • Ustrasana
    • Tadasana

    PRANYAMA

    • Anuloma viloma pranayama

    MUDRA THERAPY

    • Prithvi mudra
    • Prana mudra 
    • Varun mudra 

    Ayurvedic Management Of Molluscum Contagiosum

    TREATMENT PRINCIPLE

    • Lekhana , granthi hara , kapha vata hara treatment is followed.
    • Agni karma and pratisaraneeya kshara karma is beneficial.
    • Vrna ropana chikitsa

    INTERNAL MEDICINES

    • Guggulutiktaka kasaya
    • Triphala guggulu

    EXTERNAL APPLICATION

    • Shukthi bhasma
    • Paste of shyama, langala, patha
    • Shudda spatika
    • Yavakshara

    • For vrna ropana – guggulu marichadi taila
    • Chirata tailam
    • Karutha vatu with nimbu swarasa

    SINGLE DRUGS

    • Shyama (Dalbergia sissoo)
    • Langali (Gloriosa superba)
    • Patha (Cissampelos pareira)

    PARASURGICAL PROCEDURES

    • Agnikarma (cauterisation)
    • Pratisaraneeya ksharkarma
    • Jalookavacharanam (leech therapy)

    CONCLUSION

    Molluscum contagiosum  is a self limiting ,easy to heal skin disorder if given proper care through Ayurveda.Recurrencemay be noteddue to ahitha ahara vihara acharana .It is of prime importance to seek medical help and take necessary treatment to prevent complications.Following Ayurveda will help in better healing and recovery through safe and complete nature friendly treatment modalities.

    Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta, Ayurvedic Allergist

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Question) What isMolluscum Contagiosum Infection?

    Answer) Molluscum contagiosum is a common self limiting and painless viral skin infection caused by pox virus, it is a DNA virus.

    Question) What is the major symptom of Molluscum Contagiosum infection?

    Answer) Appearance of painless waxy multiple lesions is the major symptom of Molluscum contagiosum.

    Question) Isthere any Ayurvedic remedy for Molloscum contagiosum?

    Answer)Yes, Ayurveda has successful treatment for Molluscum contagiosum through natural measures.

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