Erysipelas refers to a condition of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. It is characterized by a diffuse inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous cellular tissues, with fever.

The skin can become reddened, hardened, and thicker if the disease is mild. It may develop small vesicles. The inflammation process may spread to other areas of the body. Pus may form beneath the skin if the subcutaneous tissue is affected.

Causes and Symptoms Of Erysipelas

Erysipelas begins in the face with symptoms of general disease. The patient may feel drowsy and languid. The patient may experience shivering and then, later, fever. Temperatures may reach 40degC and 40.6degC. Inflammation may develop on the face starting at the tip of your nose. If the inflammation does not get controlled quickly and spreads to your throat, it can cause damage to the windpipe, which could lead to serious consequences. The inflammation can cause brain damage, which is almost always fatal.

Ayurveda considers erysipelas the result of the vitiation and combination of all three doshas. It can be classified according to the doshas involved. It comes in seven varieties, but Sushruta has listed five: one that is born from vitiation of any one of the three doshas, one that is born of more than one dosha, and one that is caused by injury. There are many types of erysipelas . Although the symptoms and signs of each type of erysipelas may vary depending on the dosha, the most common symptoms are: inflammation of skin and cellular tissues beneath the epidermis; fever or other symptoms that can be present in a fever. The skin is reddened if the disease is mild.

Home Remedies to Erysipelas

To soothe the skin, Dashangalepa should be used. Cow’s ghee can also be used. The cream should be gently applied to the affected area. For quick results, the patient can be bled but this should only be done by an expert in the methods of blood-letting. The patient’s life could be at risk if there is excessive blood loss.

Diet for Erysipelas

The diet regimen for other fevers is the same. Avoid cold exposure and cold wind, as they can aggravate the condition.