Hand, Mouth & Foot Disease And Its Ayurvedic Management
Hand, Mouth, and Foot Disease is a viral disease caused by the Enterovirus genus. It directly affects the hands, feet, and mouth of the person and spreads through direct contact. This virus can affect a person of any age but usually, it affects children up to five years of age. This is a mild disease that can go away within a few weeks but neglecting it can cause re-infections and low immunity in the growing child. In this article, we will discuss various methods to naturally deal with this viral condition.
Hand, Mouth, and Foot Disease is a highly communicable viral disease. It is characterized by blisters in the mouth, and rashes on the hands and feet. The blisters are shown up at first and rashes appear later. The rashes are flat spots of red color that are clearly visible and noticed easily. Infection is highly contagious so infection can transmit from mother to child or child to parents. It can be transmitted through direct contact, unwashed hands, infected surfaces, and airborne droplets. Children have a high chance of getting this infection and rarely it may affect people of adult age because they already had built up immunity against such viruses in their childhood. However, some people can still get infected again due to improper lifestyles and weakened immune systems.
According to Ayurveda experts the hand, mouth and foot diseases occur due to imbalance of tridoshas. The aggravation of Pitta dosha leads to the appearance of skin rashes. Increasing Pitta dosha will increase heat in the body and cause mouth blisters and sores. The treatment includes pacification of Pitta dosha with Pittashamak herbs. The detailed treatment modality is further explained in the article.
This viral disease is caused by the virus of the Enterovirus genus named Coxasackievieus. Since it is a highly contagious viral disease, it can further spread from one person to another person through
- Direct contact like shaking hands
- Air droplets (while talking, coughing, sneezing)
The symptoms begin within 3 to 6 days after exposure to the infected person. Symptoms can be mild to severe. It includes
- Loss of appetite
- Blisters in the mouth (can be painful)
- Sore throat
- A feeling of being unwell
- Rashes on hands
- Rashes on the soles of feet
To confirm the diagnosis physical examination is done along with some lab tests
- Physical examination includes checking mouth sores, and hands and feet rashes.
- To check the involvement of the virus a throat swab or stool sample test is conducted.
As discussed above the condition may improve within some days. However, a few medications must be recommended to ease the symptoms
- Topical ointments to apply on skin rashes
- Pain killers
- Syrups for mouth blisters and sore throat
Although these medications are not safe for use in childhood. These chemical-based medications have many side effects that are not acceptable for our children. To deal with such conditions, we should adopt natural and safe methods to improve health. This is only possible with herbal treatment with Ayurveda, which will not only improve the overall condition of the child but also enhance the immune system against all infectious diseases without any side effects. Let us discuss this in detail.
Herbal remedies by Planet Ayurveda for Hand, Mouth, and Foot Disease
Ayurvedic herbs are very beneficial in fighting against certain viruses and developing natural immunity in children. Many ayurvedic herbs are efficient in their management. Planet Ayurveda is a leading manufacturing company of herbal medicines in India. It has been preparing several herbal medicines that are successfully treating several diseases worldwide. Their preparations are 100% pure and also free from any kind of preservatives. The medications used in the management of Hand, Mouth, and Foot Diseases are
1. Septrin tablets
These tablets are prepared from Guggul (Commiphora Mukul), Haldi (Curcuma longa), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Marich (Piper nigrum), Sonth (Zingiber officinale) and Pippali (Piper longum). These tablets balance all three Vata, Pitta, and Kapha doshas in the body. These are free from chemicals and help to maintain a healthy immune system. It strengthens the immunity of the person or child that will help him to fight against the virus and recover from these health conditions.
Dosage – Have 1 tablet twice daily.
2. Curcumin Capsule
These wonderful capsules are prepared with a combination of herb Curcumin (Curcuma longa). This herb act as antioxidants. Its anti-inflammatory action helps to reduce swelling. These capsules are helpful in various health conditions. These capsules enhance the immune system of the person and help fight against several infections and ease the symptoms of fever and inflammation in the hands, mouth, and foot disease.
Dosage – Eat 1 capsule twice daily.
The arishta is prepared from kwatha and prakshepa dravyas of various herbs such as Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Prishnaparni (Uraria picta), Gambhari (Gmelina arborea), Shyonak (Oroxylum indicum), Agnimantha (Premna Mucronata), Kantkari (Solanum surattense), Shalparni (Desmodium gangeticum), Brihsti (Solanum melongena), Patala (Stereospermum suaveolens), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Nagakeshara (Mesua ferrea), Musta (Cyperus rotundus), Shunthi (Ziniber officinale), Pippali(Piper longum), Saptacchada (Alstonia scholaris), Katuki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Indrayava (Holarrhena antidysenterica), Prativisha (Aconitum heterophyllum), Parpata (Fumaria parviflora), etc. This arishta preparation is effective in all kinds of viral fevers, chikungunya, typhoid fever, etc. It is helpful in liver diseases and maintains hemoglobin levels in an anemic person.
Dosage – Take 5 ml of arishta twice daily.
4. Mahamanjishthadi kwath
This classical formulation consists of Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysenterica), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Kushta (Saussurea lappa), Nagara (Zingiber officinalis), Nimba (Azadirachta indica), Haridra (Curcuma linga), Patola (Luffa acutangula), Asana (Pterocarpus marsupium), Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Vasa (Adhatoda vasica), Bhringaraj (Eclipta alba), Khadira (Acacia catechu), Mahadaru (Cedrus deodara), Patha (Cyclea peltata), Chandan (Santalum album), Trivrit (Operculina turpethum), Varuna (Crataeva nurvala), Bakuchi (Psoralea corylifolia), Kritmala (Cassia fistula), Karanja (Pongamia pinnata), Jala (Pavonia odorata), Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Parpata (Fumaria indica), etc. This preparation is indicated in skin diseases, skin rashes, and other skin problems. It heals the hands and foot rashes of the person affected with viral disease. It also acts as a blood purifier and cleans up the body from within.
Dosage – Have 5 ml of kwatha two times a day.
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Hands, mouth, and foot disease is a very contagious viral infection and affects people very frequently. It directly compromises our immune system. Above mentioned ayurvedic herbs are very beneficial in the treatment of viral conditions. These medications help ease symptoms in adults and children both. Does need to be adjusted in children according to their age and health condition so, these herbal medicines need to be used under the medical supervision of an Ayurvedic doctor. For safe treatment and related queries visit us at www.planetayurveda.com
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