Pityriasis rosea is a skin condition which has some definite characteristics. This skin condition typically lasts for about two to six weeks, with an initial patch which is later on followed by a rash in the neighboring skin area, which is accompanied by intense itching. Pityriasis rosea is usually the result of a tendency to skin diseases or may also result from the use of certain medicines. This condition is usually benign in nature. Sometimes, generalised symptoms like body pain, fever, nausea and vomiting may accompany the skin rash. The modern management of this skin condition consists of using soothing ointments or lotions for local application, combined with the use of antihistaminic drugs to reduce the itching.
Pityriasis rosea can also be treated with the help of Ayurvedic herbal medicines, which reduce the rash as well as the itching to a considerable extent. Ayurvedic medicines also reduce the susceptibility of the skin to skin diseases,, improves damage done to the skin, and brings about faster healing. Ayurvedic medicines also increase the immunity of the skin to prevent a recurrence of this and other skin problems. In addition, Ayurvedic medicines may also be given to treat the generalised symptoms which accompany pityriasis rosea . Local applications can also be used to soothe the rash, reduce the itching, and bring about a faster resolution of the skin condition.
The advantage of using Ayurvedic herbal medicines in the treatment of pityriasis rosea is that these medicines also improve the strength and texture of the skin, boost both local as well as general immunity, and prevent recurrence not only of this condition but also of other skin conditions. Ayurvedic herbal medicines are safe for use and can be used both for adults as well as children. Ayurvedic herbal treatment is thus very effective in the management of pityriasis rosea .
The writer, Dr. A. A. Mundewadi, is available as an online Ayurvedic Consultant at www.ayurvedaphysician.com