How to Treat Viral Skin Infections Naturally?

How to Treat Viral Skin Infections Naturally

Are Viral Skin Infections Harmful?

Viral skin infections are caused by viruses that invade and multiply in the skin cells. These infections can cause various skin conditions, such as rashes, blisters, warts, and cold sores. Viral skin infections like measles, chickenpox or rubella can cause a range of symptoms beyond skin irritation like fever, headache and body pains. Today in this blog, we are gonna discuss in detail – how to treat Viral Skin Infections naturally.

Viral skin infections can vary in severity and impact your health. Some viral skin infections, such as cold sores caused by the herpes simplex virus or shingles caused by the varicella-zoster virus, can be uncomfortable and painful but generally do not pose a significant health risk to most people.

However, some viral infections left untreated can be more serious and may need medical attention. Additionally, some viral skin infections like Molluscum contagiosum can be contagious, and if left untreated or improperly managed, can spread to others.

Some virus species that cause frequent skin infections are:

  1. Herpes simplex
  2. Varicella zoster
  3. Human papillomavirus
  4. Pox virus 
  5. Measles virus 
  6. Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV 6)
  7. Coxsackievirus
  8. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) 

We can discuss in detail about these viral skin infections later, but as of now, we are wrapping up the conclusion that viral skin infections are quite harmful and contagious, unlike some other skin infections like psoriasis, vitiligo and all. So one should be careful and concerned and should reach the doctor immediately without exaggerating the risk and one should Treat Viral Skin Infections immediately. 

How Can I Identify Viral Skin Infections? 

Viral skin infections do vary from person to person based on the specific type of virus and also the individual’s immune response. So, if you doubt that you got a viral skin infection, contact a healthcare professional. Below are symptoms that you need to worry of: 

  • Raised, flat or blistered rashes
  • Raised bumps
  • Pain or discomfort in the affected area
  • Itching or burning sensations
  • Redness or inflammation in the affected area
  • Fluid-filled blisters on the skin 
  • Ulcers or sores on the skin

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What Should I Do If I Find Any Viral Skin infection?

As soon as you find any of the above-mentioned symptoms, visit your nearby healthcare provider or you can contact Dr Sahil Gupta from your home via online video consultation. He has around more than 15+ years of experience in treating a wide range of skin infections. You can also try some herbal remedies under the guidance or recommendation of a healthcare professional to make sure you follow the suitable remedy in the right way. But ultimately you have to visit an Ayurvedic Consultant to get holistic Ayurvedic Treatment for Viral Skin Infections.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Viral Skin Infections

Ayurveda treatment provides a holistic approach to viral skin infections. Ayurveda focuses on treatment by using herbs, herbal medicine, detoxification of the body, boosting the immunity to fight the infections naturally, massage and oil treatments depending on the type of infection and lifestyle changes to improve the overall quality of life.

Dr. Sahil Gupta focuses on the root cause of the disease, eliminating the disease from the root cause, customising personalised diet plans for the patient and also aiding in the overall improvement of the quality of life of the patient. Some herbs that help in the treatment of viral skin infections are:

  1. Neem: Neem is a powerful ayurvedic herb packed with antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. 
  2. Turmeric: This is a golden-hued spice which has good antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties playing a key role in treating skin infections.
  3. Aloe Vera: Aloe can be applied topically to the affected area to soothe the skin and promote healing with its anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties.
  4. Liquorice: It is a traditional Chinese herb and can be taken orally or applied topically to treat viral skin infections.
  5. Lemon Balm: Lemon balm has good antiviral properties and belongs to a mint family. Lemon balm can be applied to the affected area to get relief. 

Ayurvedic Treatment of Viral Skin Infections at IAFA®

IAFA® has its range of medications blended with high-quality herbs and without any added preservatives or artificial flavours. Recently a patient with Molluscum contagiosum got successful treatment at IAFA® by using the following medications.

The above two medicines help in the treatment of various skin rashes, blisters and warts. The below two medicines help in the stretching of the gut and flush away toxins from the body. As we have already discussed, the Ayurveda treatment approach is holistic, so it focuses on the elimination of the root cause of the disease. 

Read – Case Study – Successful Ayurvedic Treatment of Molluscum Contagiosum

Home Remedies for Viral Skin Infections

  1. Cool Compresses: Applying a cold compress on the affected area can cause relief to the patient. 
  2. Oatmeal Bath: To get relief from severe itching and burning sensations, it is often recommended to take an oatmeal bath.
  3. Aloe Vera: Aloe has skin-soothing properties and can also reduce inflammation.
  4. Tea Tree Oil: To treat some viral skin infections like sores and warts, tea tree oil can be a good choice.
  5. Honey: To soothe the skin and promote healing, honey can be applied to the affected area.
  6. Coconut Oil: Coconut oil has good healing properties and also reduces the dryness of the skin. 

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How to Prevent Viral Skin Infections?

We always believed, “prevention is better than cure.” So, today we would like to mention to you some preventive measures to prevent future skin infections. 

  1. Practise Good Hygiene: Regular hand washing, keeping skin clean and dry and avoiding sharing personal items like towels, razors, clothing etc., 
  2. Avoid Close Contact with Infected Individuals: viral skin infections are highly contagious, so it’s better to avoid contact with close individuals. 
  3. Boost Your Immune System: A clean body is a healthy body. So to avoid future infections, it is necessary to boost immunity. A weak immune system is more susceptible to skin infections. 
  4. Protect Your Skin from the Sun: Overexposure to the sun’s UV rays can be harmful and can cause skin cancer too in severe cases. It may also weaken the immune system. So it’s better to use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. 

These preventive measures can help the patient to prevent future severe infections but may not help in Treating current Viral Skin Infections. So it is always better to visit a healthcare professional to seek help

A Quick Wrap-Up

Viral skin infections are like any other skin infections but are harmful and highly contagious if not treated properly or ill-managed. If you find any of the above-mentioned symptoms of viral skin infections, it’s always to consult a doctor and get treated immediately, if you delay there may be chances of worsening the disease.

Ayurveda provides a holistic treatment approach treating the patient with ayurvedic herbal medicines, boosting the immune system, detoxifying the body by flushing away the toxins and aiding the patient in the overall improvement of quality of life.

If you suffer from any viral skin infections, skin allergies, nasal allergies, food allergies or intolerances, book an online consultation now with Dr. Sahil Gupta, who is an Ayurvedic allergy specialist and can treat Viral Skin Infections naturally. He has more than a decade of experience. He has treated till now more than 50000+ patients worldwide. So, don’t delay, book a video consultation now and live allergy-free Life.