AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF DERMATOPHYTOSIS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO DADRU – A CASE STUDY
Dr. Shahin Pathan*, Vaidya Rohini Salve and Dr. Pushkar Rai
In present era with maximum use of A.C. work, clothing pattern, Junk food, Hygine skin diseases are common manifestation. Such patients experience physical, emotional & socio- economic embarrassment in the society due to disfigured appearance. Normally 10 -15% of the general practitioners encounter with skin disorders in their day to day practice. According to Ayurveda such Infinite numbers of skin diseases are described under a single title i.e. Kustha (Tvagamay). It is a Tridoshaja Vyadhi where Rasa, Rakta, Mamsa and Ambu are included in Dravya-Sangrahas. Dermatophytosis is a type of Fungal infection. With its clinical manifestation it can be correlated with Dadru. Here is a case of a 18 year male patient, gradually developed Itching and Burning sensation, Multiple Erythematous Papulo vesicular lesions with Sharp boarder and central cleared, round, red coloured big patches in groin region over the period of 2 years. Later it spreaded over thigh, genital, buttocks region, right hand and neck region, associated with sleeplessness. He underwent Modern medicines but got temporary relief but disease recurred time to time. Patient was treated first with Virechana and Raktamokshana followed by Shaman. The results found are very encouraging. An attempt is made to show efficacy of Ayurvedic management in such highly recurrence disease.
Keywords: Rasa, Rakta, Mamsa and Ambu.
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