Ayurvedic Treatment of Cutaneous larva Migrans

Cutaneous larva migrans can be stated as a parasitic skin infection developed by hookworm larvae which are known for causing infections in dogs, cats and various other animals. One can get this infection with larvae by walking on sandy beaches without bearing any slippers or walking barefoot. Also, the soil contaminated with animal faeces can cause this infection. Cutaneous larva migrans is also known as creeping eruption because it can cause red & itchy lines after migrating of the larvae beneath the skin’s surface.

Cutaneous larva Migrans

The most common affected body parts by the Cutaneous larva migrans are the hands, feet, knees, buttocks, and spaces between toes,


A type of eruption develops at the site of exposure with hookworm larvae. One can feel a prickling or tingling sensation within 30 minutes of the larvae penetrating. The impact of larvae may be seen immediately, or weeks, months and its creeping activity creates 2 to 3 mm broad, snakelike tracks stretching 3 to 4 cm from the penetration site. Patients may feel slightly raised, pink- or flesh-colored marks with a sensation of itching.


Mainly Cutaneous larva migrans can be caused by various types of hookworm. Some common causes are:

  1. Bunostomum phlebotomum: cattle hookworm.
  2. Uncinaria stenocephala: dog hookworm more often found in European countries.
  3. Ancylostoma caninum: dog hookworm found in many regions of Australia.
  4. Ancylostoma braziliense: a dog hookworm of domestic and wild dogs and cats found in the Caribbean, Central and South America, Southern and Central US.

Risk Factors

Any people of any race, sex and age can be affected by the cutaneous larva migrans once exposed with hookworm larvae. This larva is most commonly seen in tropical and geographic regions. The population having the occupation of being in touch with sandy, moist and warm soil is at high risk of Cutaneous larva migrans. These occupations include

  1. Carpenters
  2. Electricians
  3. Hunters
  4. Plumbers
  5. Gardeners
  6. Farmers
  7. Children in sandpits
  8. Barefoot beachcombers and sunbathers
  9. Pest exterminators


When you visit a doctor’s clinic, the doctor may diagnose Cutaneous larva migrans just by looking at it, the characteristic of marks could be 2 to 3 mm wide, tortuous or linear, erythematous and often vesicular as well as intensely pruritic. The doctor may ask your travel and medical history also for confirming Cutaneous larva migrans.


The best medicinal system for the treatment of cutaneous larva migrans is Ayurveda. Being a 5000 years old medicinal system, it is very effective in improving body health by showing action naturally. By following basic fundamentals given in Ayurvedic literature, Planet Ayurveda prepared some marvelous herbal remedies to help the patients of Cutaneous larva migrans. These medicines are completely Ayurvedic and show their action in a natural way. A team of expert Ayurvedic doctors prepared these remedies without using any chemical, preservative, color, flavor or any artificial material. Take a look at these wonderful herbal remedies.

Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda

  1. Kaishore Guggul
  2. Dermo Plan Syrup
  3. Manjishtha Capsules
  4. Gandhak Rasayan
  5. Septrin Tablets

Herbal Supplements for Cutaneous larva Migrans


Product Description

1. Kaishore Guggul

Planet Ayurveda’s Kaishore Guggul capsules are made up with standardized extracts of Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), etc which are very beneficial for the maintenance of skin and pancreas health. Cutaneous larva migrans can be easily treated with Kaishore guggul capsules. Consumption of these capsules will also improve your pancreas health along with enhancing overall body health.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with lukewarm water after meals.

2. Dermo Plan Syrup

Dermo Plan syrup by Planet Ayurveda is a blend mixture of herbs like Neem (Azadirachta indica), Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Khadir (Areca catechu), Shahtara (Fumaria officinalis), etc. All these herbs work in a synergistic manner to provide relief from Cutaneous larva migrans and many other disorders of skin. Consumption of this syrup will also improve skin quality, skin texture and improve its appearance.

Dosage: 2 teaspoon twice daily or as prescribed by the doctor.

3. Manjishtha Capsules

Best quality extract of Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) herb is used to formulate Manjishtha syrup in the house of Planet Ayurveda. These capsules are very favorable to purify blood, prevent skin disorders, strengthen the immune system and protect the body against various ailments such as herpes, cough, cold, congestion, vaginal disorders, eyes and ear disorders. Cutaneous larva migrans can be effectively managed with this marvelous syrup.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily or as prescribed by the doctor.

4. Gandhak Rasayan

Benefits of Gandhak Rasayan enhance the immune system, skin health, reproductive system, and reduce pimples, wrinkles and acne. The pure quality extract of Gandhak Rasayan (Purified Sulphur) is present in these tablets which will help you in getting rid of Cutaneous larva migrans. Use these pure herbal formulations to keep your skin healthy.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with lukewarm water after meals.

5. Septrin Tablets

Septrin tablets processed in the house of Planet Ayurveda consist of standardized extracts of Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Marich (Piper nigrum), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Haldi (Curcuma longa), Guggul (Commiphora guggul), etc. which are well known herbs due to their multiple medicinal properties. These tablets are totally vegetarian and treat cutaneous larva migrans along with various other skin disorders in a natural way.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with normal water after meals.


Our skin is the first thing which comes in notice among others. If your skin is healthy and you look attractive, then you are appreciated in this society. On the other hand, an unhealthy skin can decrease your social value and somewhere you can face ignorance also. Cutaneous larva migrans is one of the diseases that can decrease the well-being of the skin. But there is no need to worry, above mentioned Planet Ayurveda’s herbal remedies can help you in invading this disease in a natural manner and without showing any side effects. All these remedies are totally safe for consumption and don’t harm the body of the patient in any way.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.