Staphylococcus is a type of bacteria, which commonly causes skin and respiratory infections. These bacteria are found in nasal secretion or on the skin of human beings without causing any harm. But when it enters deep tissues or blood, it causes serious infection.
Common Conditions Which Make You Susceptible to Staphylococcus Infection
- Damaged skin due to cracks/eczema etc.
- Diabetic patients taking insulin.
- Cancer patients undergoing therapies.
- Decreased immunity.
Symptoms of Staphylococcus Infection
Symptoms vary according to the part or system involved. You may experience the following symptoms:
- Fever and malaise.
- Nausea/Vomiting and diarrhoea if ingested food is contaminated with Staphylococcus.
- If skin and deeper tissues are involved, you may experience boils/blisters filled with pus, redness, swelling and ulcers/sores.
- Swollen and painful joints.
- When it enters your bloodstream, it leads to a life threatening condition called sepsis.
Ayurvedic Management of Staphylococcus Infection
The primary line of management is to treat the bacterial infection. The following medications are beneficial:
- Aragwadhadi Kashayam
- Thikthakam Kashayam
- Mahathikthakam Kashayam
- Patolakaturohinyadi Kashayam
- Guluchyadi Kashayam
- Khadir capsules
- Neem capsules
- Kaisora guggulu
- Arogyavardhini rasa
- Soak Triphala/Dashamoola churna overnight in sufficient water and use for rinsing the sores/ulcers
Do’s and Dont’s
- Wash your hands properly.
- Wash your clothes and bedspread in hot water.
- Cleanse your wounds properly and cover with dry sterile bandage.
- Don’t share your personal things like razor, towels, etc., with others.
- Include Milk, Wheat, dates, grapes, pomegranate, dry fruits, gooseberry, ginger, pepper, long pepper in your diet.
- Avoid salty, sour, spicy and pungent food items.
- Avoid pitta aggravating diet and lifestyle like excessive exposure to hot environment, alcohol, excessive travelling, etc.
- Avoid curds/ yoghurt