Paronychia Treatment in Ayurveda


Paronychia is an infection of the nails that make the nails red, painful, and inflamed. This is a normal condition that has no fatal rates but is found in more than one million people per year. The condition usually resolves in a few weeks but still, we need to know the causes and measures to prevent this infectious disease. In this article, we will discuss all these measures along with the herbal treatment helpful in treating this infectious condition.



Paronychia is an infection of tissue folds around the fingernails or toenails. But most commonly it is found in fingernails. The bacteria enter the broken skin near the nail area and irritate.

There are two types of Paronychia

  1. Acute Paronychia- appears suddenly after exposure to infections
  2. Chronic Paronychia- after six weeks of the acute infection, if the disease is not responding to the treatment, the infection spreads to nearby cuticles and areas.

To avoid the spread of infection you should keep the area clean and take proper treatment in the very acute stage only. Paronychia once treated can reoccur due to negligence. Untreated Paronychia cases could spread the infection more to the nail’s surface and cause the full detachment of nails from the nail bed.

Ayurvedic Aspect

In Ayurveda Paronychia is correlated with “Kunakha”. Here nakha means nail and ‘ku’ means infected/ abnormal/ diseased nail. The causes of kunakha mentioned in Ayurveda could be described as Unhygienic practices. It is a tridoshaj disorder that involves Pitta dosha dominance.

Pitta pacifying treatment along with shodhan is indicated in such conditions as standard treatment options along with many herbal medicines and remedies. The complete treatment is described later in the article so read the article carefully without skipping to know more.


Paronychia occurs due to the infection of the skin around the nails. The skin when injured becomes accessible to various germs. The bacteria accumulated in the site causes Paronychia.

  • The bacteria found responsible is- Streptococcus or Staphylococcus
  • The injury to the area could be due to
  • Chewing
  • Biting nails and skin
  • Picking at nails
  • Direct external trauma
  • Contact with chemicals
  • Finger sucking
  • Continually wet fingers/hands
  • Repeated exposure to cold
  • Side effects of various medications
  • Injuries due to occupation cause


The common symptoms of Paronychia are

  • Broken skin near nails
  • Inflamed nails
  • Pain and irritation in nails
  • Redness of skin
  • Change in nails color
  • Pus drainage


Paronychia is diagnosed through

  • Physical examination
  • Tissue sample


The treatment includes personal care of the site along with a few medications

  • Antibiotics
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Topical antibiotics
  • Soaking nails in warm salted water

Herbal remedies by Planet Ayurveda for the treatment of Paronychia

Planet Ayurveda is an India-based pharmaceutical company that has prepared and sold various medicines throughout the world for the treatment of various health ailments. The medicines prepared are tested for their efficiency before their release. The MD experts take care of not adding any toxic substances while preparing the medicines. They are 100% natural and completely free of toxic substances. Medicines prepared by Planet Ayurveda that are used for the treatment of Paronychia are

Product List

  1. Kaishore Guggul
  2. Septrin Tablets
  3. Dashang Lepa
  4. Kustha Rakshas Tel
  5. Jatyadi Oil

Product Description

1. Kaishore Guggul

This is a famous multipurpose formulation of Ayurveda that is indicated in almost all skin-related problems of the body. The Guggul (Commiphora mukul) makes these tablets very potent to cure many ailments irritating you. These tablets will purify toxins entering the ruptured skin near your nails and will prevent more damage to the nails. It will reduce inflammation and help to recover the skin in Paronychia.

Dosage- Take 2 tablets twice daily.

2. Septrin Tablets

These ayurvedic tablets are used for maintaining the proper respiratory system and doshas. These tablets work by enhancing body immunity that will regain the body’s doshas and normal functioning. The active ingredients of these tablets include- Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Haldi (Curcuma longa), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Marich (Piper nigrum), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), and Pippali (Piper longum). This organic product is a good ayurvedic medicine effective in treating Paronychia.

Dosage- Take 2 tablets twice daily.

3. Dashang Lepa

This is a powdered Ayurvedic medicine that is prepared to be applied to affected skin areas. The powder works to pacify pitta and kapha dosha and make the area clean when applied externally. The ten wonderful herbal ingredients are used to prepare this mixture. This lepa is applied by mixing it with different contents- water, herbal oils, clarified butter, ghee, etc according to the need and dosha to be pacified.

Indications- Local application of Dashang lepa by mixing Kushtha rakshas oil and jatyadi oil over the affected area.

4. Kustha Rakshas Tel

This is an herbal medicine used externally alone or by mixing with other ingredients accordingly. The tel has wonderful curing results for various skin problems. The herbal ingredients of this tel are- Kushta (Saussurea lappa), Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), Bakuchi (Psoralea corylifolia), Tamra Bhasma (Calcined copper), Rasa sindura (Mixture of mercury and sulfur), Aragwadha (Cassia fistula), etc. The tel also has good results in many blood-related skin disorders.

Indications- Local application of Dashang lepa by mixing Kushtha rakshas oil and jatyadi oil over the affected area.

5. Jatyadi oil

This is an ayurvedic medicine used to heal many skin wounds and injuries. The tail reduces itching, irritating, and burning sensations like symptoms and promotes fast recovery. The medicine is used externally in restoring the healing of skin wounds and injuries. The oil will also reduce swelling, pain, and abnormal skin texture of the nails. Jatyadi tel when applied after mixing with other herbal oils will boost the recovery of Paronychia disease.

Indications- Local application of Dashang lepa by mixing Kushtha Rakshas oil and jatyadi oil over the affected area.

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Thus, Ayurveda has the most capability to heal such skin disorders very efficiently. These herbal medicines and oils are applied to the affected skin areas. Though Paronychia is not a fatal disorder it still needs adequate management to avoid adverse complications. For more queries visit us at

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