What is Cutaneous Mucinosis?

Mucinoses are commonly defined as a diverse group of Rare Skin Diseases. All types of Cutaneous Mucinosis involves the accumulation of an excessive amount of mucin in the skin. In general terms, mucin is a jelly-like complex which is mainly composite of carbohydrate substance. This substance is known as Hyaluronic acid which is a normal part of the connective tissues that are normally present in the mid-layer or dermis of the skin. The excess amount of Hyaluronic acid can be either Widespread or Localised. The problem of Cutaneous Mucinosis varies from minor cosmetic problems to potentially severe skin problems. At its severe stage, Cutaneous Mucinosis also involves internal organs of the body.

Classification of Cutaneous Mucinosis

Cutaneous Mucinoses are classified into two main categories and then those two categories are further divided into various parts. The two main categories of Cutaneous Mucinosis are written below along with subcategories:

Symptoms of Cutaneous Mucinosis

A. Localized Mucinoses

The Localised Mucinoses is further divided into six different types i.e.

  • Angiomyxoma
  • Mucinous Nevus
  • Papular Mucinosis
  • Focal Cutaneous Mucinosis
  • Digital or Myxoid mucous cyst
  • Acral Persistent Papular Mucinosis

B. Generalized or Extensive Mucinoses

This type of Mucinoses is also further categorized into six different types i.e.

  • Scleredema
  • Scleromyxedema
  • Follicular Mucinosis
  • Cutaneous Lupus Mucinosis
  • Reticular Erythematous Mucinosis
  • Pretibial Myxoedema which is further associated with Thyroid Disease.

Sometimes excessive deposition of Mucin may also occur due to other disorders skin which is also known as Secondary Mucinoses.

Who may get Cutaneous Mucinosis?

Any person can get it at any time in his or her life. But the people who are suffering from the following disorders have more chances of suffering from the problem of Cutaneous Mucinosis.

  • HIV Infection
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Sjogren Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Malignant Insulinoma

Causes of Cutaneous Mucinosis

The Exact Underlying cause of this group of skin disorders is not known.

Signs and Symptoms of Cutaneous Mucinosis:

Cutaneous Mucinosis disorder commonly affects the Neck, Scalp as well as Face but it may affect any other part of the body.

Some of the most common symptoms of Cutaneous Mucinosis are

  • Group of Follicular Papules that are usually grouped with Dry and Red Plaques and Patches.
  • Plaques and Patches are Two to Five centimeters in length but in some cases, it can be larger.
  • A single lesion that gets Multiplied to Multiple lesions within a few weeks.
  • Permanent loss of hair at the affected area after some time which may further cause Scarring Alopecia.
  • Some initial symptoms that are treatable with cosmetic but if not treated in time then they become Chronic.

Treatment of Cutaneous Mucinosis

Allopathic doctors believe that with the help of certain Steroids and Antibiotics a person can easily get rid of Cutaneous Mucinosis symptoms. But according to the reports, all the patients who use these medications suffer from various kinds of other health disorders. Therefore, people stopped using it and start searching for safe medications. After some time it is concluded that only Ayurvedic Remedies can treat this problem without producing any undesirable effects.

However, the Skin Care Pack of Planet Ayurveda is the most effective herbal remedy for the management of Cutaneous Mucinosis. The products of Skin Care Pack are 100% Authentic as well as vegetarian which is prepared by the Expert Ayurvedic doctors of Planet Ayurveda. Skin Care Pack is available on the website of Planet Ayurveda.

Skin Care Treatment in Ayurveda

Description of Products and their Dosage Regimen:

1. Neem Capsules

The Planet Ayurveda uses pure herbs of Neem (Azadirachta indica) plant. These capsules are very helpful in maintaining the overall health of the body. These capsules also aid in fighting against different types of Bacterial and Viral Infections. The Neem capsules also eliminate harmful toxins from the body and also purify the blood.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules after meals with plain water two times daily.

2. Gandhak Rasayan

The tablets of Gandhak Rasayan are formulated from Shuddh Gandhak (purified sulfur). Gandhak Rasayan improves the overall health of the skin. The absorbing properties of Shuddh Gandhak prevent excessive dryness of the skin and these tablets also improve moisture absorbing property of the skin.

Dosage: 1-2 Tablets with lukewarm water 2-3 times daily.

3. Manjishtha Capsules

The single herbal capsules of Manjishtha are prepared from standardized as well as pure herbs of Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia). Pure Vegetarian Formula along with principles of Ayurveda is used in their preparation. The Manjishtha capsules aids in the healing of wounds earlier. They also balance Pitta dosha which is the major reason behind the burning and itching of the skin. These capsules also act as a blood purifier.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules after meals with plain water two times daily.

4. Nirgundi Oil

The oil of Nirgundi contains Tila Oil (Sesamum indicum) which is further processed with the pure and standardized extract of Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Kalihari (Gloriosa superba), Haridra (Curcuma longa), and Nirgundi (Vitex negundo) herbs. This Herbal oil supports both intestines as well as the Anal Canal. The main ingredient of this oil that is Vitex negundo (Nirgundi) possesses analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Both these properties aids in alleviating redness, pain and swelling in the affected part of the skin.

Usage: Apply 2-3 times daily on the affected part of the skin.

5. Radiant Skin Hair Nails Formula

Four different types of herbs such as Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Ghrit Kumari (Aloe barbadensis), Chirata (Swertia chirata) and Pit Papda (Fumaria officinalis) are combined to prepare Radiant Skin Hair Nails Formula. These capsules aid in maintaining glowing as well as healthy hair, skin, and nails. All four types of Herbs work synergistically to maintain the overall health of the skin.
Dosage: 1-2 capsules after meals with plain water two times daily.

6. Tea Tree-Aloe Vera Bathing Bar

This handmade herbal paraben-free soap of Planet Ayurveda moisturizes the skin and also forms a protective layer on the surface of which protects it from the harmful rays of the sun. The main ingredients used in the formulation of this herbal soap include Castor oil (Ricinus communis), Coconut oil (Cocos nucifera), Cottonseed oil (Gossypium Herbaceum), Tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia), Aloe vera extract (Aloe Barbadensis), Palm oil (Elaeis guineensis), etc.


Q. Who is more prone to Cutaneous Mucinosis?

A. This skin disorder affects adults of age between 30–50 years. Both males and females are equally affected by Cutaneous Mucinosis.

Q. Cutaneous Mucinosis and Fungal skin infections are the same or different?

A. Both are different skin disorders as they both have different causative agents.

Q. Can fungal skin infections cause Cutaneous Mucinosis?

A. No, Fungal skin infections do not cause Cutaneous Mucinosis.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Vikram Chauhan, MD – AYURVEDA is an expert Ayurvedic practitioner based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic, and Krishna Herbal Company.