BIDALAKA, A FAST ACTING AND QUICK RELIVING OCULAR THERAPEUTIC OF AYURVEDA- A CASE STUDY
Dr. Santosh Kumar Shaw* and Dr. Sujathamma K.
Preseptal cellulitis is a common and potentially serious infection of the subcutaneous tissues anterior to the orbital septum. If left untreated, the infection can cross the septal barrier and spread to the orbit, resulting in a cellulitis that may have sight-threatening sequelae, including, cavernous sinus thrombosis and meningitis. Physical examination reveals eyelid oedema in the absence of orbital signs such as gaze restriction and proptosis. Preseptal tissues may become infected as a result of trauma including insect bites or primary bacteremia. The most commonly isolated organisms are Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes Haemophilus influenza and Moraxella catarrhalis. Bidalaka, an Ayurvedic ocular therapeutic (Kriyakalpa) which consists of applying medicated paste over the eyelids, was selected to treat Preseptal cellulitis as it is indicated in inflammatory condition of eyes. A 19 years old female patient diagnosed as preseptal cellulitis on clinical presentation was advised bidalaka with triphala powder & yastimadhu powder for five days. The signs & symptoms got completely subsided. The results proved to be significant on the basis of clinical assessment.
Keywords: Preseptal cellulitis, orbital cellulitis, eyelid oedema, Bidalaka, Kriyakalpa.
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