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Pityriasis lichenoides (PL) is a skin disorder identified by tiny, elevated pink patches that aggregate in clusters. It is not a contagious disease. Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (PLEVA) is an acute form of the disease, whereas pityriasis lichenoides chronica is a milder, longer-lasting version (PLC).
In Ayurveda, the major reason for Pityriasis Lichenoides is believed to be the result of improper metabolism. As a result, poor nutrition, a sedentary lifestyle, stress, or anything else that disrupts the metabolism is the major cause of skin problems. This leads to aggravation of Pitta Dosha in the body and the body's ability to resist infections, allergies, and other environmental stimuli is damaged by improper metabolism. Because the skin is an excretory organ, toxins build-up in the peripheral tissues and manifests as eruptions. In a nutshell, poor metabolism, inappropriate waste removal, and toxin build-up are the primary causes, with external influences increasing the effect.
At Elite Ayurveda, the first preference is given for elimination of toxins and cure disease from its root cause i.e. by pacifying effects of pitta dosha. The treatment for Pityriasis Lichenoides at Elite Ayurveda includes multiple detoxifications, applications of herbal lepa or oils, takradhara, shirodhara, abhyanga, and intake of internal medications in order to balance vitiated doshas. We have treated numerous people recovering from Pityriasis lichenoides using holistic approach of Ayurveda, and they are now living a symptom free life.

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Types of Pityriasis

  1. Pityriasis Alba:

Pityriasis Alba is a kind of dermatitis that appears as dry, fine-scaled, pale spots on the face in children and young adults. The appearance of dry scaling is especially visible during the winter due to dry air within people's houses. It is caused due to humid climate, heat, soaps, vitamin deficiency, calcium, stress and infection by worms or parasites.

  1. Pityriasis amiantacea:

Pityriasis amiantacea is a scalp condition characterized by severe scaling. It is first identified by the appearance of tight scales on the scalp. The thick silvery or yellowish scales then ring the hair shafts, possibly binding strands of hair downwards. It primarily affects those between the ages of 25 and 50, as well as those with psoriasis, eczema, seborrhoeic dermatitis, and lichen simplex.

Hair loss is common with Pityriasis Amiantacea, when the scaly crust on the enclosed hairs is removed. Scalp psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis, atopic eczema, tinea capitis, head lice, and lichen planus are the most common causes of Pityriasis amiantacea.

  1. Pityriasis rotunda:

Pityriasis rotunda is a rare acquired dermatosis caused by a keratinization condition. The trunk and proximal sections of the limbs exhibit hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation, clearly defined as round or oval scaly plaques of varied size. Pityriasis rotunda causes include liver diseases, TB, Cardiac Diseases, Pulmonary Diseases, CRF –Chronic Renal Failure, Nutritional Diseases, Malignancies like – Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Multiple Myeloma.

  1. Pityriasis Lichenoides:

Pityriasis lichenoids is an unusual skin disorder characterized by rashes of unknown origin that pose no threat to one's health. The disorder can vary from mild from a slight chronic eruption to a more severe acute eruption. Pityriasis Lichenoides Chronica is the mild variant (PLC). It is the progressive appearance of tiny, scaling papules with no symptoms that flatten and disappear after several weeks. Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (PLEVA) is the acute variant of PL.

  1. Pityriasis rosea:

Pityriasis rosea is a rash that appears on your chest, abdomen, or back as a huge circular or oval patch. This region, known as a herald patch, can be up to 4 inches (10 cm) large. The herald patch is frequently followed by smaller patches that spread out from the center of your body in the shape of drooping pine-tree branches.

  1. Pityriasis rubra pilaris:

Pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) is an uncommon skin condition that involves skin inflammation, thickening of the nails, and hair loss. The term refers to scaling (pityriasis), redness (rubra), and hair follicle involvement (pilaris). PRP usually starts as a tiny area on the face and subsequently spreads to the back and other parts of the body. It may have various effects on different sections of the body for varying amounts of time. Inflammation can affect the entire body or specific areas such as the elbows, knees, palms, and soles.

  1. Pityriasis Versicolor:

Pityriasis versicolor is a fungus that causes a fungal skin condition. In teenagers and young adults, it's a prevalent cause of skin rash. It causes many round and oval spots on the skin, particularly on the chest, back, and upper arms.


The treatment for Pityriasis Lichenoides at Elite Ayurveda includes:

  1. Detoxification: This eliminates the Ama (toxins) from the body, by ingestion of medication that induces loose stools and vomiting.
  2. External treatment: This includes applications of lepa – a paste of mixed herbs, that binds with skin and helps reduce the effect of condition.
  3. Medications: A proper proportionate herbal formulated medications are provided to balance the vitiated doshas, improve metabolism and reverse the condition.

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