AYURVEDIC APPROACH TO THE MANAGEMENT OF KARNASRAVA W.S.R. TO CHRONIC SUPPURATIVE OTITIS MEDIA - CRITICAL REVIEW
Chronic suppurative otitis media is common infectious ailment affecting mostly children all over globe. It is one of the commonest causes of preventable deafness. It can result in long term ill effects on growing children ranging from recurrent illness, poor school performance to language development and associated psychological and cognitive development. The management strategies are limited in conventional system of medicine, aural toileting remaining one of the basic and safe measure to achieve dry ear. Medicinal and surgical options are not free from side effects and many a time may not be beneficial. Ayurveda describe a similar condition karnasrava which have similar etiology and clinical manifestations. Ayurveda stipulate a multimodal approach to this problem with use of various local procedures and use of oral medications as well. These treatment strategies are compiled in this article with recent studies in management of this disease.
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