A CLINICAL STUDY ON ATROPHIC RHINITIS (NASASHOSHA) BY THE INTERVENTION OF BALYAGHRITA
Dr. Minakshi Dinkarrao Mendhe*
Pratishyaya (causative factor of all the remaining nasarogas) is one of the most common ailments we come across in our daily practice. It affects the people right from infancy to old age. Due to its prime importance Acharya Sushruta has devoted a separate chapter on Pratishyaya in Uttarsthana. Though it has been mentioned that Pratishyaya is curable in its initial phases, but if it takes a chronic course it may lead to jeernavastha causing various complications and making the treatment more difficult. Hence if the pratishyaya samprapti lasts for a long duration or it has repeated episodes, the nasal mucosa will undergo chronic inflammatory changes and hypertrophy. The chronic inflammatory changes and the hypertrophy remain even after the main disease is treated.
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