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.
- Average incubation period two- seven weeks
- Appearance of painless waxy multiple lesions
- Average diameter of lesions 2- 5mm
- 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.
Children are immune-suppressed individuals, people suffering from atopic dermatitisetc fills under the risky group for this disease.
- It is usually clinical based on characteristic appearanceof lesions
- Skin scrapingbiopsy may be performed to confirm diagnosis.
- 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.
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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.
- Anuloma viloma pranayama
- Prithvi mudra
- Prana mudra
- Varun mudra
Ayurvedic Management Of Molluscum Contagiosum
- Lekhana , granthi hara , kapha vata hara treatment is followed.
- Agni karma and pratisaraneeya kshara karma is beneficial.
- Vrna ropana chikitsa
- Guggulutiktaka kasaya
- Triphala guggulu
- Shukthi bhasma
- Paste of shyama, langala, patha
- Shudda spatika
- For vrna ropana – guggulu marichadi taila
- Chirata tailam
- Karutha vatu with nimbu swarasa
- Shyama (Dalbergia sissoo)
- Langali (Gloriosa superba)
- Patha (Cissampelos pareira)
- Agnikarma (cauterisation)
- Pratisaraneeya ksharkarma
- Jalookavacharanam (leech therapy)
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