Symptoms of skin problems vary significantly, depending on what condition you have been facing. Skin changes are not always due to skin problems as is believed in most cases. For example, you may get a blister from wearing ill-fitting shoes. However, when skin changes show up with no known cause, they may be linked to a hidden condition not to be ignored.
Rashes, possibly leading to itchiness or even pain.
Red, white or pus-filled bumps.
Scaly or rough skin.
How is a skin problem diagnosed?
Often, one of our doctors can diagnose a skin problem by visually examining your skin over the video or pictures taken by you with a skin test if required. If looking at your skin doesn’t provide clear answers, your provider may use tests such as:
Biopsy, removing a small piece of skin to examine under a microscope.
Culture, taking a skin sample to test for bacteria, fungus or viruses.
Skin patch test, applying small amounts of substances to test for allergic reactions.
Black light examination (Wood light test), using an ultraviolet (UV) light to view your skin’s pigment more clearly.
Diascopy, pressing a microscope slide against a skin patch to see if the skin changes color.
Dermoscopy, using a hand-held device called a dermatoscope to diagnose skin lesions.
Tzanck test, examining the fluid from a blister to check for herpes simplex or herpes zoster...
Which are the best Ayurvedic treatments for your skin type?
Ayurvedic treatments depend on all of these factors. Under this system, you’ll need to make adjustments to your lifestyle, diet, stress, and exercise in order to promote healthy skin free of any problems. This is done under a strict guidance of the doctors at Pratha Ayurveda.
Part of Ayurvedic skin care is also a routine that addresses your dominant dosha. This is much like Western medicine, where you use varied products for your skin type.
Vata skin tends to be dry and age quickly, so you should use:
Warm oil massage
Pitta skin is sensitive to the sun and tends to have moles and freckles. You should:
Kapha skin is normal, clear, and balanced skin, though it can also be oily. To keep kapha skin healthy:
Use a warm oil massage daily.
Cleanse with a gentle exfoliant.
Which Ayurvedic Herb Is Good for Skin?
Essential oils, facial oils, herbal extracts, and fruit extracts are a big part of keeping skin healthy and away from any kind of skin problems. Herbs and oils are used in different ways, which also include the following:
Anti-aging. Ayurvedic anti-aging products have specific ingredients to help nourish the skin and promote youthfulness. These often include:
Gotu kola, which can help your skin make collagen
Indian gooseberry, which is rich in vitamin C
You would find a range of such anti-aging products on the Pratha Ayurveda shop many of which are OTC products. However, to get the most out them you are recommended to consult one of our doctors initially.
Brightening. Glowing skin is considered healthy and youthful in Ayurveda. Use plants that can brighten the skin and remove ama (toxins) or metabolic waste buildup in the skin. These include:
Anti-inflammatory. Environmental pollution, sunlight, chemicals, stress, and allergens can all cause inflammation in your skin. Using anti-inflammatory herbs can help protect your skin. Some of the well known and common herbs include:
Silk cotton tree
Wound healing. Gotu kola is also commonly used to heal wounds and may help eczema, psoriasis, and scars.
While herbal extracts in skin creams and oils are likely safe and effective, studies show that lots of Ayurvedic benefits and herbal supplements are accompanied by high amounts of heavy metals.
Herbal supplements can interact with your medications and aren’t always safe for everyone. Don’t take herbs if you’re pregnant or nursing, are on medications, have ongoing health problems, or are an older adult. Talk to our doctor at Pratha Ayurveda first. Self medication usually harmful if taken without ny professional knowledge.
Whatare our doctors at Pratha Ayurveda’s approach towards patients coming to us with skin problems?
Advantages of going in for a consultation with one of our doctors
The complete consultation is done on a telephone call or a video call as per the requirement.
You get to select your doctor, the time preferable to you and the date you are comfortable with.
One of the biggest advantage is you need not go places to get to the doctor of your choice. Stay put at your location and reap the benefits of digital health.
Its just you and the doctor. Not only this ensures complete privacy but the doctor can focus on what you have to share with complete attention and without any kind of outside disturbance.
Because of absence of any kind of formalities followed in physical consultations, an online telephonic consultation means the doctor effectively spends more time with you on the consultation.
You make the payment online in the most preferred mode to you.
The prescription reaching you is not just written post consultation after a well thought options but is cross checked by senior doctors at Pratha Ayurveda. So technically you have more than 1 doctor looking into your case.
If getting the medicines is an issue for you locally, Pratha Ayurveda ensures the medicines are shipped as quickly as possible.