Eczema is a disease characterized by skin rashes that have redness, swelling, itching, dryness and flaking. The skin itches and when scratched, results in a rash. In Ayurveda, this disease is known as vicharchika. It occurs when the immune system becomes unbalanced, so the condition is often associated with other allergic conditions like allergic asthama, hay fever,etc. Genetic factors, debility, climate, and psychological factors can dispose one to the condition
�?� Excessive consumption of dry, stale, salty, cold, spicy and fried foods �?� Late night work schedules �?� Regular late night dinners �?� Excessive physical, mental and sexual activities �?� Stress �?� Excessive intake of tea, coffe, alchoholic beverages �?� Indigestion �?� Constipation
Ã¢?Â¢ Redness on skin Ã¢?Â¢ Dry and flaky skin Ã¢?Â¢ Rough and thickened skin Ã¢?Â¢ Itchy blisters Ã¢?Â¢ Itching Ã¢?Â¢ Inflammation of skin
Ayurvedic View According to Ayurveda, Eczema or vicharchika is caused due to a faulty diet and lifestyle, which leads to impairment of digestion and aggravation of pitta dosha. Pitta manifests in the skin and causes accumulation of heating toxins known as ama. These toxins accumulate in body tissues contaminating them at a deep level and causing eczema. The line of treatment works on pacifying pitta by enhancing the bodyÃ¢??s digestion, as well as cleansing the body of accumulated toxins.