SBL Babchi Oil For Skin Conditions

SBL Babchi Oil is indicated in leucoderma, vitiligo, leprosy, psoriasis, inflammatory diseases of the skin, pale spots, itching, red eruptions, extensive eczema with thickened skin, ringworm, depigmentation and dryness of skin. The main ingredient of this formulation is psoralea corylifolia, or Babchi.

  • Brand/Manufacturer: SBL
  • Availability: Online and at medical stores
  • Type of medicine: Proprietary Homeopathic Medicine
  • Main Indication: Depigmentation, white patches
  • Presentation: 60 ml Oil
  • Price of SBL Babchi Oil: ₹130
  • Contraindications: No known contraindication
  • Interactions: No known interaction
  • Side-effects: No known side effects
  • Composition: Babchi Oil

ABOUT PSORIASIS

It is a disease condition which is inflammatory in origin. Its cause is unknown.

Symptoms

It is characterised by well-demarcated, raised, red scaling patches. Plaques are also seen. It vary in size and shape. They usually begin as disc shaped by ends up in various shape.

History

It is described since Biblical times. Greek athletes used special showers and application of olive oil to heal and protect their skin. Roman physician used the term psoriasis vulgaris derived from the Greek word “psora” which means itch to describe disease of skin.

Psoriasis affects 2 % of people.

Psoriasis mainly affects

  • Joints causing psoriatic arthritis
  • Heart and blood vessels
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes

Common sites for disease condition

It affects nails then some other symptoms are seen like pitting of nails, separation of the nail plate from nail bed (onycholysis). It also causes brownish-black discoloration. This causes deformities of the nail plate.

  • Knees
  • Elbows
  • Scalp
  • Groins
  • Genitals
  • Axillae
  • Umbilicus
  • Areas near breasts in women
  • Face is not affected in psoriasis.
  • Scalp area
  • Folds present near nose
  • Near ears

It can also appear in areas with minor injuries like scratching or slight graze. This phenomenon is seen in psoriasis, lichen planus and discoid lupus erythematosus.

Epidemiology

  • It is more common in men than in women. It is said that younger the patient, his prognosis is worse.
  • It is lifelong disorder.

Causes

Genetics- It is seen that if one parent is affected, there is 30 % chance that child will be affected with disease. If both parents are affected  the chance of developing the disease is 60 per cent.

Some pre-existing conditions can worsen psoriasis

  • Infection
  • Stress
  • Changes in the weather that dry out skin
  • Medicines
  • Cut, scratches or sunburn

TYPES OF PSORIASIS

Plaque psoriasis It causes patches of skin which is red at base and it is covered by silvery scales.

Chronic plaque psoriasis- Other names-

Psoriasis vulgaris.

Nummular psoriasis.

It is common form of psoriasis which has red plaques with scaling. It results in adherent, silvery white and reveals bleeding points when removed.

It is known as Auspitz’s sign.

HIV-induced psoriasis- AIDS is associated with psoriasis. It may be mild, moderate of severe in nature. This type is difficult to treat.

Light-sensitive psoriasis- Sunlight usually has curative response to psoriasis. But  some patients ultraviolet rays has adverse effect on patients without the appearance of psoriatic leisions.

Guttate psoriasis: It is seen in children aged 7-14 years. It usually occur some 2-4 weeks after tonsillitis or pharyngitis. It mostly occur due to haemolytic streptococci. It is associated with redness and has drop-sized lesions which develops suddenly. It occur longer than 8-10 weeks. It produces small, drop-shaped lesions on limbs, trunk, scalp.

Napkin psoriasis: It is seen in infants and plaques are seen on the scalp and trunk.

Erythrodermic psoriasis: It consists of typical plaque like lesions disappear. The skin is red and scaly. This type psoriasis causes heat loss and causes hypothermia. It leads to water loss leading to dehydration. Loss of protein, electrolytes and metabolites is seen which lead to deficiency of these.

Palmoplantar pustulosis: It is characterised by white, sterile pustules seen on the central parts of the palms and soles. These lesions become brownish in colour and later shed in a scale at the surface.

Generalised pustular psoriasis: It is known as Von Zumbusch disease. It is very serious disorder which is characterise by fever and pain in joints. Skin becomes red and then develops sheets of sterile pustules over the trunk and limbs.

This condition is associated with lakes of pus develops just beneath the skin surface. This condition require the hospitalisation.

Sometimes when corticosteriods are abruptly stopped it may lead to development of pus filled rashes on body. This forms psoriasis.

Inverse psoriasis: It produces smooth, red patches in folds near genitals, breasts or in armpits. Sweating and rubbing can worsen this psoriasis.

Acrodermatitis continua: This is a condition in which pus-filled eruptions forms on the fingers and toes around the nails.

Pustular bacterid: In which pus-filled eruptions suddenly appear on the palms, soles and in in distal parts of the limbs as a result of infection.

Arthopathic psoriasis: It is a condition in which patient has rheumatoid like arthritis which involves small joints of hands and feet, wrists and ankles along with psoriasis. It is more destructive than rheumatoid disease. It causes bony destruction leading to loss of bones.

This disease is associated with excessive thickness of skin. It is increased from about 3-4 cells in to 12-15 cells in psoriasis. Normal skin needs 28 days for new cells to ascend from basal layer to surface. In psoriasis, it takes some 4 days to reach to surface.

SBL Babchi Oil Important Therapeutic Uses

It can be given when patient has symptoms like:

  • Pale spots
  • De pigmentation
  • Psoriasis
  • Dryness of skin

Directions to use SBL Babchi Oil

It should be applied on the affected area twice a day or as directed by the physician.

Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects and Suggestions

  • It has no known side-effect.
  • It has no known drug interaction.
  • It is completely safe.
  • The medication should not be used if patient develops any hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

Keep the medicines:

  • Away from strong smelling substances like menthol, mint, camphor, essential oils, lip balm, deep heat liniments, cough lozenges, chewing gum, aromatic toothpaste, chemical fumes, perfumes etc.
  • In a cool, dry place away from direct exposure to sunlight.
  • Away from the reach of children.

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