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Q. Which ayurvedic oil can be used for atopic dermatitis?

Answered by
Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 22, 2019

Hello doctor,

My daughter is suffering from atopic dermatitis from the past five years. She is going to be 6 years old in a few months. We have taken her to multiple doctors including allopathy, ayurveda, homeopathy, etc. Could you please suggest any effective ayurvedic oils for giving relief to her?

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Ayurveda Specialist


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Atopic dermatitis is very common in children. It may cause itchy, red and dry skin. Sometimes it happens due to allergies. Chronic dermatitis or eczema needs regular medications for long time to get better results.

The Probable causes:

Allergical condition, multivitamin deficiencies, fungal or viral infection, reduced immunity, etc.

Investigations to be done:

CBC, vitamins deficiency.

Differential diagnosis:

Eczema, ringworm, contact dermatitis, sunburn.

Treatment plan:

It can be managed naturally through ayurvedic medicines but need to take medicines at least two months with regular follow up.
1. Purim syrup 5 ml thrice a day after meals.
2. Himalaya haridra one capsule with Himalaya Neem one tablet and Baidyanath Gandhaka Rasayana one tablet. Make powder of these tablets and mix it with a few drops of honey and make its three parts. Give it to child one part morning, one part afternoon and one part night.
3. Apply Vasu Cutisora oil externally thrice a day.

Preventive measures:

Keep affected area clean. Avoid spicy and fried junk foods. Clothes should be proper clean and dry.

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