Treatment of Cutaneous Larva Migrans Through Ayurveda

Abstract

Parasites are a very important cause of human diseases worldwide. These parasitic infections are due to poor hygiene. Most of the people adapt poor hygienic protocols and this may lead into several infectious diseases. These parasitic infections are in the larvae form. They infest into the human body and cause various symptoms and sometimes lead to life threatening conditions. Poor hygiene and poor dietary habits are a major cause of these parasitic infections in the human body. So in this article we are going to discuss one of the parasitic infectious diseases known as cutaneous larva migrans which is basically a skin infection and its Ayurvedic management in detail

Introduction

Cutaneous larva migrans is a skin disease which is caused by infestation of larvae in the human skin. These larvae are a type of nematode parasite of the hookworm family. Basically these parasites live in the intestines of animals such as dogs, cats and other wild animals. There is a creeping eruption on the skin as larvae migrate under the skin’s surface. Humans get infected with these larvae by direct contact with contaminated soil or water.

Etiology/Causes

This disease is caused by contaminated soil or water. Eggs of hookworm are shed in the infected dog or other wild animal feces to the soil or water. They develop over a period of 1-2 weeks into the infectious larval form which is known as filariform larvae. Then these filariform larvae can burrow through the skin that comes in direct contact with contaminated soil or water. They create the typical worm like burrows underneath the skin.

Clinical features/Signs and symptoms

Patient presented with following complaints

  • Red and itchy skin
  • Creeping eruptions over the skin
  • Tingling or pricking sensation
  • Skin rash

Cutaneous Larva Migrans

Risk factors

Following persons are at high risk of developing cutaneous larva migrans

  • Barefoot beachcombers
  • Sunbathers
  • Farmers
  • Gardeners
  • Electricians
  • Hunters

Differential diagnosis

  • Scabies
  • Loiasis
  • Myiasis
  • Tinea corporis
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Strongyloides stercoralis

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made on physical examination. Doctors can diagnose this disease by the presenting signs and symptoms of cutaneous larva migrans. One confirmatory test is biopsy. This test shows the larvae in the epidermis or below the epidermis.

Treatment of Cutaneous larva migrans

Cutaneous larva migrans can be treated from the following ways

  • Systemic drugs such as Albendazole or Ivermectin should be used in this disease.
  • For topical applications we can use thiabendazole which is anthelmintic.

Prevention

One must follow following preventive measures to protect themselves from this disease

  • Wearing shoes in the areas where these parasites are very common.
  • Avoid direct exposure of skin to contaminated soil or water
  • Avoid barefoot walking in the beaches

Herbal Remedies for Cutaneous larva migrans

Planet Ayurveda has the best herbal remedies for the treatment of this disease. This is a herbal manufacturing company which is internationally certified also. The products of this company are made under expert Ayurvedic physician and products are 100% natural and vegetarian. These are the extracted forms of potential herbs which show great results in every disease. Planet Ayurveda offers following herbal products for this disease

  1. Kaishore Guggul
  2. Dermo Plan Syrup
  3. Manjishtha capsules
  4. Gandhak Rasayan
  5. Septrin Tablets

Herbal Remedies for Cutaneous Larva Migrans

Herbal Remedies for Cutaneous Larva Migrans

Products Description

1. Kaishore Guggul

This is a classical ayurvedic formulation. It is used in the treatment of skin infections. This formulation contains effective herbs such as Triphala (Three myrobalans), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), shuddha Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Nishoth (Operculina turpenthum) etc. These ingredients help in fighting against skin problems especially Vidang and nishoth. This is also helpful in Gout and other painful conditions.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice a day after meals with plain water

2. Dermo Plan Syrup

This is an Ayurvedic formulation in a syrup form. This herbal formulation helps to clean the blood and get rid of toxins from the body. This Syrup contains Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Chopchini (Smilax china), Neem (Azadirachta indica), haridra (Curcuma longa), Khadir (Areca catechu) etc. These ingredients such as neem, khadira, manjishtha are very helpful in cleansing blood and removing impurities from the body. This is basically an Ayurvedic blood purifier.

Dosage: 2 teaspoonfuls twice a day after meals with plain water

3. Manjishtha Capsules

This is a single herbal formulation. This is made by using standardized extracts of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia). This is the best natural blood purifier. It also helps in reducing stress, anxiety and depression. It is useful in treating all the skin ailments and enhances blood circulation and detoxifies the body.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice a day after meals with plain water

4. Gandhak Rasayan

This is an Ayurvedic formulation used for centuries. This Ayurvedic remedy helps in various skin ailments. It helps in purification of blood and removes foreign particles from the body. This formulation contains Gandhak (Sulphur) in a purified form and has anti-inflammatory properties also. It improves the immune system and eliminates the harmful effects of toxins.

Dosage: 1 tablet twice a day after meals with plain water

5. Septrin Tablets

This is a herbal remedy which is very effective against various infections. These tablets are made from Guggul (Commiphora mukul), haldi (Curcuma longa), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Tulsi (Occimum sanctum) etc. This formulation is useful in preventing infections. This is the best combination of anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory herbs. So this is helpful in preventing this disease as this is an infectious disease.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice a day after meals with plain water

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Conclusion

So at last we concluded that the above mentioned herbal products are very beneficial in treating this disease. As these herbal remedies help in purification of blood and remove toxins from the blood. Moreover, these products are free from chemicals and additives. So it’s better to follow the Ayurvedic treatment protocol for better prognosis of these diseases. For further inquiry you can contact us on herbalremedies123@yahoo.com

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. Read More

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