What is Cutaneous Mucinosis?
The term cutaneous mucinosis is collectively used for heterogeneous skin diseases which are caused due to the deposition of mucin or glycosaminoglycan (GAG) in the skin. Mucin is a protein produced by mast cells and fibroblasts which is a part of the dermal connective tissues. This whole group of skin disorders includes various ailments like lipoid proteinosis, cutaneous myxoid cyst, myxedema, lichen myxedematosus, etc. Cutaneous mucinoses are common in most adults and children are rarely get affected by this disorder.
What are the Various Forms of Cutaneous Mucinosis and their Symptoms?
1. Primary Cutaneous Mucinoses
Includes following dermatologic applications
I) Lichen Myxedema (LM)
It is also known as papular mucinosis and is a chronic type of cutaneous mucinosis. This type is characterized by nodules, plaques, fibrosis and lichenoid papules in the dermis. There are two clinical subsets of lichen myxedema :
- Localized Lichen Myxedema
II) Reticular Erythematous Mucinosis (REM)
This category mostly referred to as plaque-like mucinosis or midline mucinosis which is a rare form of cutaneous mucinosis. This is caused due to exposure to sunlight and can result in the formation of small lumps or papules on the chest portion.
This condition is also known as scleroderma lichen or Arndt-Gottron disease usually characterized by the cutaneous eruption, papular and sclerodermoids. The affected individual develops fibrosis, firm and firm papules.
2. Self-Healing Juvenile Cutaneous Mucinosis (SJCM)
This type is a rare type of skin disorder that usually affects children and adolescents. It is usually characterized by inflammation and lesions.
3. Lupus Erythematosus
This is also known as lupus which is an autoimmune disorder mostly characterized by skin rash, seizures, pain in the chest, fatigue, swelling in ankles and joints. Lupus erythematosus may also show butterfly-shaped rashes on nose and cheeks which characterizes this condition.
What are the Probable Causes of Cutaneous Mucinoses?
- Sunlight and UV Rays
- Alcohol and Smoking
- Air Pollution
- Various Environmental Factors
- Sedentary Lifestyle and Diet
- Stress and Depression
How Cutaneous Mucinoses Get Diagnosed?
The most common tests that are used for the diagnosis of cutaneous mucinoses are given as follows-
- Patch Testing
- Skin Biopsy
- Culturing Pathogenic or Non-Pathogenic Bacteria or Fungus Which is Causing Infection.
Ayurveda and Skin Disorders
According to Ayurvedic principles, skin ailments results from toxins present in Rakta Dhatu (Blood Tissues) and plasma Rasa Dhatu. Whenever we are in exposure to direct sun rays, toxins in the liver, consuming alcoholic beverages, stress, trauma, etc. that contributes to an imbalance in Pitta dosha. Moreover, impaired tri dosha are the root causes of various ailments. It is mentioned in Ayurvedic scriptures that skin ailments are due to Pitta dosha which is mainly caused by the presence of toxins in blood and liver. Ayurvedic treatment depends on the type of skin condition i.e. Pitta skin, Vata and Kapha skin and provides various herbal remedies for skin diseases.
Natural Treatment for Cutaneous Mucinosis By Planet Ayurveda
Planet Ayurveda is offering a Skin Care Pack which contains the best combination of Indian traditional herbs. This pack includes the following products.
1. Neem Capsules
Ayurveda’s neem capsules have been formulated from the standardized extract of neem (Azadirachta Indicia) which possesses anti-diabetic and anti-hemorrhoids properties. All the properties make it beneficial in treating various ailments like respiratory disorders, tooth decay, gum diseases and various skin related infections like Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Herpes, Athletes foot, etc. Neem tree is often considered as a Sarva Roga Nivarini which makes it beneficial in treating all ailments and disorders.
Dosage: 1 capsule two times a day after meals with plain water.
2. Radiant Skin Hair Nail Formula
Radiant skin hair nail formula is a classical herbal blend that includes various traditional herbs like Manjistha (Rubia Cordifolia), Pit Papra (Fumaria Officialis), Chirata (Swertia Chiretta) and Ghrit Kumari (Aloe Barbadensis). Manjistha contains quinines, triterpenes or hexapeptides which makes it effective in enhancing skin complexion. These capsules contain Ghrit Kumari that is enriched with micronutrients and vitamins and ultimately makes it beneficial in treating various skin infections.
Dosage: 1 capsule two times a day with plain water after meals.
3. Gandhak Rasayan
Gandhak Rasayan is an herbal supplement that contains Shuddh Gandhak (purified Sulphur) that makes it beneficial in treating skin infections and blood impurities. Sulfur is considered an excellent rejuvenator and thus plays a significant role in relieving liver disorders, digestive ailments and skin infections. It keeps our skin hydrated, gives younger and fresh-looking skin.
Dosage: 2 tablets two times daily with plain water after meals.
4. Manjistha Capsules
Manjistha capsules have been formulated by using high-quality Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) which makes it work significantly in detoxifying blood and flushing out toxins from our body. This herb possesses anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties that promote healthy skin and reduce bacterial infections. It manages various skin diseases like leprosy, hypopigmentation, and erysipelas.
Dosage: 1 capsule two times a day with plain water after meals.
5. Nirgundi Oil
Nirgundi oil is a purely herbal formula that is enriched with the goodness of Tila oil (Aesamum Indicum), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Nirugundi (Vitex negundo) and Kalihari (Gloriosa superba). These herbs have anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties which make this product effective in suppressing the symptoms of various disorders like skin diseases, itching, kidney problems, arthritis, ulcers, leprosy, sprains, etc.
Usage: Apply over the affected area once or twice daily.
6. Tea Tree-Aloe Premium Handmade Bathing Bar
This herbal soap is an amazing combination of coconut oil (Cocos Nucifera), Castor oil (Ricinus Communis), Cottonseed oil (Gossypium Herbaceum), Palm oil (Elaeis Guineensis)and Tea tree oil (Aloe Barbedensis). Tea tree-aloe bar moisturizes your skin, reduce pigmentation and blemishes in the skin. This provides a protective layer to the skin which protects our skin from harmful UV radiations.
Usage: First of all wet your skin with warm water, apply soap thoroughly on the facial skin as well as the entire body and then wash it with water. It can be used at least once to twice every day or can be repeated when needed.
Why only Planet Ayurveda?
- All the products are 100 % pure and vegetarian.
- Formulated by best quality herbs under the strict supervision of MD Ayurvedic experts.
- Products are free from all kinds of chemicals, preservatives, additives, starch, colors, yeast, binders or fillers.
- No side effects.