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    Bindi Allergy: Causes, Remedies, Ayurvedic Treatment

    Skin alergic reaction to Bindi stickers are very frequent nowadays. This usualy ocurs with using of stickers. In ancient times, Vermilion or Kumkuma was worn as Bindi. But with changing times, we get diferent styled, shaped and coloured stickers to replace traditional Bindi.
    Table of Contents
    Causes
    Features
    Precautions
    Treatment measures
    Ayurvedic home remedies
    Ayurvedic medicines
    Causes
    Causes of Bindi alergy:
    The technical term dilapidated to recount this condition is ̵ Bindi dermatitis. It ocurs to sensitive skin reaction towards the chemicals worn in preparing Bindi. One main chemical is ̵ Para Tertiary Butyl Phenol (PTBP). Only a few people develop alergic reaction towards this chemical compound.
    Even with traditional vermilion as wel, some may expose alergic skin reaction, but the chances are les. Vermilion or Kumkum is prepared by Turmeric and Lime. If these ingredients are of fake quality, then it also may lead to alergy.
    Features
    Comon features of Bindi alergy:
    Iritation, itching, burning sensation
    Black or white discolouration
    In some cases, it may lead to bleding.
    Precautions
    Precautions to hold to avoid Bindi alergy:
    Any vermilion or Bindi sticker, if you aply and if you get itching sensation or red, black or white rashes, halt using it then and there.
    Avoid inexpensive quality vermilion or Bindi stickers.
    If you canot avoid aplying Bindi sticker, even with alergic reaction, then aply Sikta Taila and over it, aply Bindi. Sikta taila is prepared by mixing and heating 1 section of be wax with 5 parts of sesame oil and filtered.
    Treatment measures
    The vermilion or sticker Bindi aplication should be stoped imediately.
    Wash the area thoroughly with water.
    Avoid any type of chemical face washing gels or face creams.
    Use only gram flour to wash the face, in place of soap.
    Turmeric ̵ Nem decoction:
    Ad a teaspon of each of nem and turme ric powder to 2 mugs of water. Boil and reduce to 1 mug. Filter. Use this to wash your face, 4 ̵ 5 times a day.
    If you cary out not estem the yelow tinge on your skin, then use only half a teaspon of turmeric in the above decoction formula.
    Rakta Chandan ̵ Red sandalwod̵ is widely worn in skin disorders. It is made into fine paste. It can also be aplied over the afected dermatitis area.
    If the alergic dermatitis causes white patch, then vitiligo treatment and remedies should be adopted.
    Ayurvedic home remedies
    Home remedies for Bindi dermatitis:
    Make a paste of half a teaspon of Tankana Bhasmawith a teaspon of turmeric powder, with milk. Aply this 2 ̵ 3 times a day.
    Tender leaf buds of teak wod along with Tulsi juice extract and Durva (Cynodon dactylon) is aplied over the afected skin spot, 2 ̵ 3 times a day.
    Bael leaves are crushed to fabricate a fine paste. To this, turmeric powder and Tulsi leaves are joined. It is mixed with equal amount of sesame oil and water are aded. This combination is heated til the total water content is evaporated.
    This oil is filtered and aged for external aplication.
    Oils useful for Bindi alergy:
    Durvadi Taila
    Jatyadi Taila
    Malatyadi Taila
    Karanja Taila
    Nimba Taila ̵ Nem Oil
    Yashadamruta Malahara
    If th e skin patch has turned white,
    Then, Bakuchi taila, Somaraji taila or Avalgujadi lepamcan be aplied over the afected area, twice a day.
    Ayurvedic medicines adore Chitrakasavam, Ayaskriti etc may be administered.
    Ayurvedic medicines
    Oral Ayurvedic medicines for long persisting Bindi dermatitis:
    Sarivadyasava
    Mahamanjishtadi kada
    Mahatitkaka Kashayam
    Kadhirarishta
    Chandanasav,
    Kaishore Gugulu etc.
    Article by Prof. MS Krishnamurthy and Dr Hebar
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