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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Treatment of Pyoderma Gangrenosum in Ayurveda with Herbal Remedies

Pyoderma gangrenosum is one of the uncommon as well as ulcerative cutaneous conditions whose etiology is not known. 50 percent of the cases are associated with systemic disease and it is mainly caused after injury or trauma. They are the group of autoinflammatory disorders which is also known as neutrophilic dermatoses. Patients who suffer from pyoderma gangrenosum may also have the involvement of the organs like gastrointestinal tract, central nervous system, spleen, bones, lymph nodes and many more. In this article we are going to throw light on the disease in more detail along with its treatment with Herbal medicine.

WHAT IS PYODERMA GANGRENOSUM?

Pyoderma Gangrenosum is a rare disorder that leads to painful as well as large sores which is mostly seen in legs. The exact cause of the disease is not known but is said to be due to the immune system. It is mostly seen in women as compared to men and 1 in every 100,000 persons is affected with Pyoderma Gangrenosum. It can be seen in any age group but is predominantly seen in the fifth or fourth decades of life. Only 3 to 4 percent of the cases are seen in children and others are adolescents. There are some patients that might develop trauma on the affected site. Death in these cases is very rare but it might occur due to the associated medical condition.

Pyoderma Gangrenosum

WHAT IS THE CLINICAL PRESENTATION?

  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum usually starts with a small lesion as a reaction by the bite which appears as a small papule or pustule which becomes larger like an ulcerative lesion. The ulcers are mostly seen in the legs but it can develop anywhere in the body. 
  • It is firstly seen as a red bump, small pustule or blood blisters.
  • The skin is broken down which then results in an ulcer.
  • These ulcers are purple by the edges as well as undermined.
  • These ulcers are usually very painful.
  • There are quite a lot of ulcers found at the same time.

These ulcers enlarge, remain unchanged or either heals itself slowly. Ulcers that are deep might take longer time to heal with a specific characteristic of criss-cross form pattern. It is also particularly seen that venous disease is also one of the causes for the leg ulcers.

WHAT CAUSES PYODERMA GANGRENOSUM?

It is an auto inflammatory disorder which is caused due to some form of neutrophil dysfunction. In this disease T-lymphocytes and cytokines are very commonly involved and are mainly genetically predisposed. 

In some of the cases Pyoderma Gangrenosum is triggered by drugs like isotretinoin, cocaine or sunitinib.

WHO IS MORE LIKELY TO SUFFER FROM PYODERMA GANGRENOSUM?

It is an uncommon disease that is affecting both females and males and is mostly seen at the age of 50 years. It is also associated with conditions like inflammatory bowel, Monoclonal gammopathy, chronic active hepatitis, or PAPA syndrome.

TREATMENT

According to Allopaths the treatment for Pyoderma Gangrenosum includes giving antibiotics but there is no perfect cure that would remove the root causes. There are chances that it might also occur again. According to Ayurveda the body contains three dosha including Vata, Pitta and Kapha and imbalance of any dosha might lead to disease. Pyoderma Gangrenosum is caused by the imbalance of Pitta Dosha and can be easily managed through herbal medicine.

HOW CAN PYODERMA GANGRENOSUM BE DIAGNOSED?

Pyoderma Gangrenosum can be characterised easily by the appearance and the associated pain. Pathergy test is commonly done to diagnose the disease along with that other test are also done including:-

  • Skin Biopsy
  • Blood Test

HERBAL MEDICINE FOR THE TREATMENT OF PYODERMA GANGRENOSUM BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda provides herbal medicine not only in India but also other parts of the world. All the Herbal Medicine are 100 percent pure, natural as well as vegetarian. Each and every herbal remedy provided by Planet Ayurveda is free from chemicals, preservatives and additives. They all are made under the supervision of an MD Ayurvedic Doctor and clinically tested as well making it safe to use. Here are the list of herbal medicine including:-

  1. Gandhak Rasayan
  2. Pitta Balance
  3. Manjishtha Capsules
  4. Neem Capsules

Herbal Remedies For Pyoderma Gangrenosum

Herbal Remedies For Pyoderma Gangrenosum

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Gandhak Rasayan

It is made from one single herb known as Gandhak (purified sulphur) which is packed anti- microbial, anti-bacterial as well as anti-viral properties. It is one of the best herbal medicines for treating the skin condition including itching, ulcers and is also very helpful in the cases of Pyoderma Gangrenosum. It is one of the best herbs for healing the wounds.

Dosage:- Two  tablets twice daily with water after meals.

2. Pitta Balance

This herbal medicine is formulated with herbal minerals like Parval Pishti, Jahar Pishti, Mukta Pishti, Kamdudha Ras and many more. As one of the main causes for the disease is violated Pitta which results in formation of the ulcers. It is also very effective in reducing burning sensation as well as itching.

Dosage:- One capsules twice daily with water after meals.

3. Manjishtha Capsules

These capsules are filled with herbs like Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) which is one of the best medicines for maintaining a healthy skin condition. It is helpful in purifying the blood by removing toxins. Manjitha is well known for improving the complexion and condition of the skin naturally.

Dosage:- One capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

4. Neem Capsules

It is made from one of the effective herbs called Neem (Azadirachta indica) which helps in eliminating the bacterial or viral infection. It effectively treats various skin conditions including Pyoderma Gangrenosum as well. Along with that it removes the root cause of the disease and reduces all the ailments like pain or redness.

Dosage:- One capsule twice after meals with water.

CONCLUSION

Pyoderma Gangrenosum is a very painful experience for those who can go and also takes time to heal. All the above mentioned herbal medicine will naturally heal the ulcer without causing any side-effects. Not only that it will make the skin healthy as well as provide all the needed nourishment.