AYURVEDIC APPROACH TO PSORIASIS (EKAKUSHTHA): A CASE STUDY.
Vd.Nitesh Deotale, Vd.Lohitaksh Makasare, Vd.Mayur Patil*, Vd.Anuja Valsange, Vd.Ujwala Pawar, Vd.S.R.Saley
Psoriasis(Ekakushtha) is one of most common skin disorders encountered in clinical practice. It is a chronic disease that has psychological and social impact on patietnt’s life. Even though, modern medical science have lots of facilities and upgraded technology for treatment of patient, this disease is still progressing rapidly. The disorder may affect people of any age, but it most commonly begins at the age of 15 to 40 years.The condition is not contagious. The most common form, plaque psoriasis,is commonly seen as red and white hues of scaly patches appearing on the top of skin. Due to invariable similarities in signs and symptoms, it is equated to Ekakushtha in Ayurveda. Modern treatment which include topical therapy, corticosteroids etc. have limitations as they give only temporary relief. Hence, there is need for drugs having good efficacy in this debilitating disorder which is possible by ayurvedic treatment. Present case was carried out in IPD of Rognidan department, Government Ayurved College, Nanded, Maharashtra. The treatment has shown marked improvement in relieving all the symptoms and PASI score of patient.
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