Q. Please suggest a siddha remedy for eczema in head with itching.

Answered by
Dr. Arul Amuthan
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 19, 2020

Hello doctor,

My 3-year-old boy has eczema in the head with itching. It becomes pinkish sometimes while scratching. Please say some remedies.

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This condition can be treated by Siddha drugs. This is known as kabala kuttam or a type of bala karapan. The allergic symptoms are due to external or internal allergy. For example, cow milk, wheat, health powders (Horlicks, etc), soya powder, shampoo, hair oil, hairpin, cloths touching hair, flowers kept on hair, cool-dry climate, certain allergic foods, etc. If the baby is still feeding by mother's milk, then the mother's milk might contain some allergen. This allergen is produced in milk if the above mentioned allergic products are used by the mother.

First thing is to identify the allergen (triggering factor). Avoiding the trigger will give a permanent cure.

The second thing is to treat the allergy by Siddha drugs.

1) Dhoorvathi thailam (other name is Arugam pul thailam) or Poduthalai thailam or Mathan thailam. Buy any one oil. Apply on the scalp (head). Wait for one hour, then give a mild hot water bath. Apply daily for 60 days. Once the lesion is cured, then apply this oil weekly two days. In the remaining days, you can use normal routine oils.

2) Vallaarai ghritam, give 10 drops in the morning, 10 drops in the afternoon and 10 drops in the night. Continue for 60 days. This drug cures skin problems in kids. It also improves memory and gives immunity.

You may also get advice from nearby Siddha pediatrician.


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