Cellulitis from the point of view of Ayurveda
Cellulitis is a bacterial skin infection that can quickly become a serious health issue. It can affect any part of the body, but the legs are the most commonly affected. It is dangerous because it spreads quickly into deeper tissues, lymph nodes, the bloodstream, and other parts of the body. Cellulitis symptoms include reddish discoloration of the skin, pain, tenderness, and fever, followed by swelling and a warm feeling over the affected area. Cellulitis can be caused by any trauma, such as a fracture, skin cut or burns, post-surgery, a weakened immune system, skin diseases such as eczema, chickenpox, athlete's foot, or being obese or diabetic. According to Ayurveda, this disease is caused by the vitiation of all the doshas, with Pitta being the predominant dosha in this case.
How Ayurvedic doctors treat cellulitis
Ayurveda offers an effective treatment for cellulitis by using herbs, herbal powder massage, local application of herbal drugs, and various para surgical procedures.
In the acute phase, treatments help relieve pain, redness, and swelling caused by cellulitis without suppressing the main symptoms for a deeper treatment.
During treatment, the stabilization of Dosha conditions, cleansing of the body, and detoxification are given special attention using various Ayurvedic methods and Ayurvedic medicines based on the recommendations of an Ayurvedic specialist.
Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of cellulitis:
- Include turmeric in your diet on a regular basis
- 1 tbsp coconut oil + 2 tbsp tea tree oil, applied to the affected area and left on for at least 2-3 hours
- Massage coconut oil gently over the affected area
- Apply garlic paste to the affected areas and leave it on for 2-3 hours
- Drink water with 1-2 spoons of grapefruit seed extract three times per day
- Use Epsom salt in your bath