Folliculitis is a skin condition in which hair follicles get inflamed, which can be caused due to bacterial infection or fungal infection. Initially, they may appear as small bumps, but later, develop as non-healing crusty sores. The initial bumps appear to be red or like white-headed pimples which grow around hair follicles. It induces itchiness, soreness, severe infections, and can also cause permanent scarring.
Skin derives its nutrients from rasa dhatu (blood plasma), according to Ayurveda, and excellent skin is a sign of a person's overall health. When all of a person's doshas are in harmony, it shows in their healthy, lustrous hair and skin. Dosha imbalances result in a variety of ailments. Infections such as hair follicle infection can be exacerbated by poor diet, a hot and humid atmosphere, poor hygiene, and chronic disease.
Ayurvedic approach for folliculitis treatment serves to eradicate the root cause. It involves internal medications like shaman chikitsa, asthi majjavaha chikitsa, oaktavah strotas chikitsa, nidana parivarjana chikitsa; and detoxification via panchakarma treatments like shirodhara, basti, nasya, abhayangam, shiropichu, etc. This eliminates Ama from the body, stabilizes the vitiated doshas and helps in curing scars and folliculitis condition.
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Yes. Folliculitis can happen all over the body but most commonly affected sites are: scalp, armpits, chest, beard, mustache, pubic region, buttocks and back of the thighs
In dandruff, there will be powdery scalp which may or may not be associated with itching but in case of Folliculitis, there will be red and inflamed pustules in the affected area with severe burning sensation and itching.
Mild to moderate stage of folliculitis may last between 5-30 days. In case of severe condition the active stage can be anywhere between 45-90 days..
The Ayurvedic approach for folliculitis is absolutely unique. Treatment is towards reducing the inflammation and infection there by treating the cause.
Folliculitis can recur if the infection and inflammatory conditions are there in the body. So, it is always advised to be completely treated so as to avoid recurrence.
Maintaining hygiene, avoiding harsh and chemical hair cleansers, avoiding in-compatible foods in the diet and maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle may help in folliculitis treatment.
Ayurveda provides a complete cure for folliculitis and also the doctor can advise you on how to avoid recurring episodes of folliculitis.
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