AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF PALMO-PLANTAR PSORIASIS (VIPADIKA): A CASE REPORT
Dr. Prashant Baghel* and Dr. Neha
Palmo–Plantar Psoriasis is a chronic non-inflammatory disease affecting the skin capable of producing functional disabilities. The regions being affected by Palmo-Plantar Psoriasis are mainly the palmar surface of the hand (palm) and the plantar surface of the foot (sole). Traits such as dryness, cracking, itching along with pain and bleeding. Skin disease has a large impact on patient’s physical as well as social and mental health. As there is no adequate treatment accessible for Palmo-Plantar Psoriasis in modern medical science. In Ayurveda, skin diseases have been studied under the heading of Kushta. Palmo-Plantar Psoriasis is associated with Vipadika which is a skin disorder of Vata kapha origin. Here, presenting a report a case of 15 years old male patient suffering from Palmo-Plantar Psoriasis that initially presented with typical features of dryness and cracking in both of the palm and plantar region (soles) causing pain and bleeding, since 3 months. The patient got satisfactory relief by adopting Mridu Virechan (purgation therapy) by Aragvadha pulp followed by Shaman Chikitsa using Kaishare guggulu, Arogyavardhani vati, Khadirarishta, Jatyadi oil and Manjistha Keshar cream. Hence, this case study proves to be successful in the management of Palmo-Plantar Psoriasis / Vipadika with Ayurvedic treatment.
Keywords: Palmo-Pantar Psoriasis, Vipadika, Mridu virechana, Shaman chikitsa.
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