Ayurvedic Treatment for Demodex Folliculorum
Demodex Folliculorum is a skin problem which is named after the mite that is mainly involved in this. This mite or parasite lives within the hair follicles of a person especially around the eyes, that means on eyelashes and eyelids. Eyes are the most sensitive part of our body, and therefore, we always take a good care of them, but what if we have this problem? After going through the brief about this disease we will surely have some questions like what is it? Is it really dangerous or not? Does this affect the whole eye even the vision? So, don’t worry, whether it is a non-serious or severe problem, Ayurveda has the solution for it. But before knowing the solution, we should know whether we have the disease or can have it. So, let’s start.
Is Demodex Folliculorum a serious skin problem?
So, Demodex Folliculorum is not only the name of the disease but also the name of the mite which causes it. Though, even a small pimple or mark on our face make us uncomfortable and it increases when it is around our eyes. Then, coming to know about the mites living on your eyes will surely be unpleasant. Sometimes, having them in little quantity are beneficial to us, but the rise in their quantity and actions can be a problem. Likewise, presence of Demodex Folliculorum around our eyes is not a trouble until it triggers any other existing skin problem such as Rosacea. Other than the eye surroundings, in some rare conditions, these parasites may also be present on forehead, cheeks, sides of the nose, and external ear canals. Also, a rise in their number can be responsible for the occurrence of many skin and eye problems.
How do common people know about the appearance of Demodex Folliculorum?
In general, Demodex Folliculorum are so small in size that one cannot notice them with naked eyes. Their presence in limited amount does not usually cause any harmful symptoms. But, their increased quantity can cause infection leading to some signs as enlisted below:
- Dry and Rough skin
- Burning sensations
- More skin sensitivity
- Scaly skin
- Skin patches similar to eczema
- Eyelid swelling
- Blepharitis and Dry Eyes
What are the factors responsible for Demodex Folliculorum?
As already described above, Demodex Folliculorum mite is responsible for the disease. This mite raises the amount of dead skin cells in the hair follicles.
Who are more at risk of getting suffered from Demodex Folliculorum?
Generally, anyone of any age group can get affected with Demodex Folliculorum, but the children below 5 years of age have the minimum or no chances, on the other hand, people with the following health conditions are at higher risk:
- Weak immunity
- Inflammatory acne
- History of Cancer or a Liver Disease
- Other Skin Infections
How can Demodex Folliculorum be clinically diagnosed?
As these are microscopic characters, the physician will do the skin biopsy by testing the sample of your follicular tissues and oils from the face.
How does Demodex Folliculorum spread?
Demodex Folliculorum can spread from one person to another through the direct contact or the dust particles that contains the eggs of the parasite. Therefore, it is always recommended to touch your eyes after washing hands as well as to save them against the dust particles. It will not only prevent the appearance of Demodex Folliculorum but also many other eye problems.
Can Demodex Folliculorum be treated in Ayurveda?
Yes, Ayurveda has the treatment of each and every disease whether acute or chronic. There are many Ayurvedic herbs which have the capability to maintain the skin health. We can get information about these herbs from various sources and also can have them in various forms in the market. But, their effective results depend upon their pure and optimum utilization.
What are the Herbal remedies available to get rid of Demodex Folliculorum?
Planet Ayurveda, a leading Ayurvedic clinic and manufacturing unit can help you well in this problem. One can easily reach its team of well experienced Ayurvedic Doctors for consulting about their different health problems including Demodex Folliculorum. Some of the best herbs that are beneficial to combat the disease are also explained below:
- Gandhak Rasayan
- Manjishtha Capsules
- Neem Oil mixed with Coconut oil (For External Application)
1. Gandhak Rasayan
A classical herbal formulation which is prepared with the use of Purified Sulphur (Shuddh Gandhak) is Gandhak Rasayan. This is available in the form of tablets and is being used for decades in the treatment of various types of skin diseases due to its rejuvenating and immune boosting properties. It is seen that regular use of this product improves the natural aura of the skin and maintain its lustrous glow. It eliminates the harmful components from the hair follicles on the skin and thus helpful in the treatment of Demodex Folliculorum.
Dosage: 2 tablets twice a day with plain water, after the meals.
2. Manjishtha Capsules
500 mg pure standardized extract of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) is used in the preparation of each veggie capsule. As per the ancient Ayurvedic texts, the herb, Manjishtha has hot potency and is capable of enhancing the skin complexion. Being a blood purifier, it is considered as one of the most potent herbs to treat skin, eyes and ears disorders. Intake of Manjishtha Capsules can help to prevent the severity of Demodex Folliculorum and eliminate the parasites from the skin.
Dosage: 1 capsules two times daily with normal water, after the meals.
3. Wormistop Capsules
An appropriate mixture of the pure extracts of four herbs is used to prepare each vegetarian capsule. These herbs are Palaash (Butea monosperma), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Vidanga (Piper retrofractum) and Sonth (Zingiber officinale). As the name defines, these capsules stop the spread of Worms whether it is on the external body surface or the internal parts. Therefore, it is a beneficial supportive remedy in the treatment of Demodex Folliculorum.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water, after the meals.
4. Neem Oil mixed with Coconut oil (For External Application)
Neem possesses the antioxidant properties due to which it is always considered as the best and primary remedy for any type of skin ailment. On the other side, application of Coconut Oil is also a proven home remedy to get rid of itching, dryness, and other skin problems. These both have the potency to protect the skin against the harmful environmental factors due to the antibacterial functions. Being rich in vitamins and fatty acids, these ingredients nourish the skin which further maintain its elasticity, retain moisture, and improve the skin elasticity. Thus, external application of the mix prepared using Neem oil and Coconut oil have the enormous benefits in the cases of Demodex Folliculorum also.
When to Apply?
Best to use it twice or thrice a day and the mix or only the Coconut oil can be applied every time after washing the eyes and face.
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After going through the complete information about the Demodex Folliculorum and the effective herbs for its treatment and prevention, we can easily consider them as the best treatment. Moreover, the Ayurvedic remedies never have any adverse effects on the health, rather use of herbs for combating one disease always results in the prevention and treatment of many other diseases as well. Still for better results, it is advised to consult with the Ayurvedic Doctors before taking the medicines.
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