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Treatment of Inherited Palmoplantar Keratoderma in Ayurveda

The Skin on the soles of feet and palms of the hands are referred to as palmoplantar and keratoderma is a term used to describe marked thickening of the skin.

Inherited palmoplanar keratoderma is a skin condition characterized by thickening of the skin on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. In some of the cases, organs other than the skin are also affected. Most often, the abnormal skin involves only the palms and soles but in some cases, it extends on to the top of hands and feet as well.

It is caused by genetic abnormality and mostly affects palms and soles. The members of the same family may be affected. In some types, it is associated with abnormalities of the internal organs.

Inherited Palmoplantar Keratoderma

Palmoplantar Keratoderma can be acquired or inherited.

  • Acquired palmoplantar keratoderma may occur due to changes in the environment.
  • Inherited palmoplantar keratoderma occurs due to genetic mutations that result in the abnormalities of a skin protein known as keratin.

There are three types of Inherited Palmoplantar Keratoderma which include:

  1. Diffuse PPK - Diffuse PPK affects most of the palms and soles.
  2. Focal PPK - Focal PPK mainly affect the pressure areas.
  3. Punctate PPK - Punctate PPK result in the formation of tiny bumps on the palms as well as soles.

The classification of Inherited Palmoplantar Keratoderma is generally confusing. A simple classification comprises three factors:

  1. It is classified by looking at the specific structure and distribution.
  2. Other tissue such as nails, hair, mucus membranes and associated skin other than palms and soles.
  3. Fragile or blistering skin may be present or absent.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF INHERITED PALMOPLANTAR KERATODERMA?

The cause of PPK is hereditary. It may be autosomal dominant inheritance (inherited from one affected parent) or from both parents who are generally unaffectedly known as autosomal recessive inheritance.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF INHERITED PALMOPLANTAR KERATODERMA?

It may develop in the early childhood having redness of the palms and soles. There is a clear difference between affected and unaffected areas of the skin and usually affects in the children at the age of 3 or 4.

  • Development of red band at the edges.
  • Evenly widespread thickened skin over the palms and soles known as keratosis.
  • Keratotic lesions may appear on the top of hands, knee, feet, and elbows.
  • Nails become thickened
  • Palms and soles gradually become thicker and develop a yellowish and waxy appearance.
  • Increased sweating
  • The tendency of developing fungal and bacterial infections of the feet.

Treatment: According to modern medicine, this condition persists for life and may be passed on to the next generation. Certain treatments such as emollients, topical retinoids, topical Vitamin D ointments, systemic retinoids, keratolytics are prescribed.

TREATMENT OF INHERITED PALMOPLANTAR KERATODERMA BY PLANET AYURVEDA

According to Ayurveda, Inherited Palmoplantar Keratoderma is caused due to the vitiation of all the three doshas particularly Pitta dosha and the build of toxins in the body.

Planet Ayurveda offers natural remedies for the treatment of Inherited Palmoplantar Keratoderma. These remedies help in balancing the doshas and also help in detoxifying the system thereby give relief in this rare disease well. All these herbal remedies are prepared using the ancient Ayurvedic principles.

These Natural Remedies Include:-

  1. Navkarshik Churna
  2. Radiant Skin Hair Nail Formula
  3. Triphala Guggul
  4. Recumin Gel

Herbal Remedies for Inherited Palmoplantar Keratoderma

Herbal Remedies for Inherited Palmoplantar Keratoderma

1. Navkarshik Churna

Navkarshik Churna by Planet Ayurveda contains the dried extracts of various herbs that act together to reduce inflammation. This churna is known to remove toxins from the body. The herbs present in Navkarshik Churna is useful in many swollen conditions. All the herbs present in Navkarshik Churna correct Pitta metabolism, immuno-modulator and anti-inflammatory in nature. Thus, this churna is very effective in the treatment of Inherited Palmoplantar Keratoderma as it detoxifies the system and does not cause any side effects.

Ingredients Of Navkarshik Churna Are:

Sr. No.

Herb Used

English Name

Botanical Name

Quantity

1.

Amla

Indian gooseberry

Emblica officinalis

22.22 gm

2.

Haritaki

Chebulic myrobalan

Terminalia chebula

22.22 gm

3.

Bahera

Belleric myrobalan

Terminalia bellerica

22.22 gm

4.

Vacha

Sweet flag

Acorus calamus

22.22 gm

5.

Neem

Margosa tree

Azadirachta indica

22.22 gm

6.

Manjistha

Indian Madder

Rubia cordifolia

22.22 gm

7.

Katuki

Picrorrhiza

Picrorrhiza kurrao

22.22 gm

8.

Giloy

Tinospora

Tinospora cordifolia

22.22 gm

9.

Daruhaldi

Barberry

Berberis aristata

22.22 gm

Dose: 1 tablespoonful twice daily.

2. Radiant Skin, Hair & Nails Formula

Radiant Skin Hair Nails Formula Capsules of Planet Ayurveda contains the standardized extracts of various herbs that are useful for the treatment of skin disorders, nails, and hair. They are useful for beautiful skin and shining nails. These capsules are useful in the treatment of Inherited Palmoplantar Keratoderma as this disorder involves thickening of nails and skin.

Ingredients Of Radiant Skin Hair Nail Formula:

Sr. No.

Botanical Name

Indian Name

Quantity

1.

Rubia cordifolia

Manjistha

200 mg

2.

Fumaria officinalis

Pit papda

100 mg

3.

Swertia chiretta

Chirata

100 mg

4.

Aloe barbadensis

Ghrit kumari

100 mg

Dose: 1 capsule twice daily.

3. Triphala Guggul

Triphala guggul is a classical Ayurvedic formulation which is used in Ayurveda since ages. It is mainly used for detoxification and for balancing all the three doshas Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. This herbal remedy has detoxifying and rejuvenating properties. It is considered as anti-allergy, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-septic etc. Triphala Guggul is recommended for the patients of Inherited Palmoplantar Keratoderma as it detoxifies the whole system and as a result, there is a marked improvement in the skin.

Main Ingredients of Triphala Guggul:

Sr. No.

Ingredient Name

Common Name

1.

Terminalia chebula

Haritaki

2.

Terminalia bellerica

Bibhitaki

3.

Emblica officinalis

Amalaki

4.

Commiphora mukul

Shuddh Guggul

Dose: 2 tablets twice daily.

4. Recumin Gel

Recumin Gel is an herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda which is applied externally to get rid of skin problems. This gel contains the mixture of various herbs that provide relief and do not cause any side effects.

How to use: Apply on the affected area twice a day.

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