Eczema : Management through Ayurveda - A Case Report

  • Dr. Deepa Puranikamath Post Graduate Scholar, Dept. of Kayachikitsa, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, INDIA.
  • Lakshmiprasad L. Jadhav Professor & HOD, Dept. of Kayachikitsa, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, INDIA.
  • T. B. Tripathy Professor & HOD, Dept. of Swasthavritta, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, INDIA.
  • Anoop A. S Assistant Professor, Department of Koumarabhritya, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Ayurveda College, Nazrathpettai, Chennai, Tamilnadu, INDIA.
  • Neelam Bisht Post Graduate Scholar, Dept. of Kayachikitsa, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, INDIA.
Keywords: Eczema, Vicharchika, Shodhana, Raktaprasadana, Kushta Chikitsa

Abstract

Introduction: Eczema, Greek for ‘boil out’[1] is a pruritic disease associated with IgE sensitization. Usually occurring in childhood[2] with a recognised adult onset variation. The frequency of Eczema is as high as 20% in childhood and 0.9% in adults. 1/3rd of the affected individuals develop allergic rhinitis and 1/3rd develop asthma as a complication,[3] making early intervention essential. Vicharchika clinically correlates to Eczema. Management principle is primarily based on Shodhana and Raktaprasadana. Methods: The current report is based on a case of Eczema that presented as scaly skin lesions, intense itching, purulent discharge associated with tenderness and burning sensation. It was diagnosed as Vicharchika with Pittanubandha. Treatment included Raktamokshana, DeepanaPachana, Snehapana, Abhyanga and Virechana. Assessment was done based on subjective and objective parameters. Result: Reduction in pruritus, burning sensation and discharge was noted. Discussion: Ayurveda management with Kushta Chikitsa provided accelerated results in this case.

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Dr. Deepa Puranikamath, Lakshmiprasad L. Jadhav, T. B. Tripathy, Anoop A. S, & Neelam Bisht. (2019). Eczema : Management through Ayurveda - A Case Report. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 4(05), 353-357. Retrieved from https://jaims.in/jaims/article/view/748
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