AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF VIPADIKA (PALMOPLANTAR PSORIASIS) - A CASE STUDY
Suma K. J.* and Komala A.
Vipadika is one among the Kshudra Kushta mentioned in Ayurveda, with involvement of Vata-Kapha dosha. The cardinal symptoms are Pani Pada sputhana (cracking of the skin in the palms and soles) and Teevra vedana (severe pain). Acharyas have mentioned Shodhana and Shamana are the line of treatment for Kushta. Vipadika can be compared to Palmoplantar Psoriasis in which the symptoms include well defined areas of raised, thickened skin, redness and scaling, itching and burning sensation, pain, cracking and bleeding. A 54 year old female patient came with complaints of cracking of skin in palms and soles, associated with severe pain, bleeding, scaling, blackish discolouration since 6 months. She was treated with Classical Virechana and Shamanoushadhi. Significant changes were seen in the signs and symptoms of the patient.
Keywords: Vipadika, Virechana, Shamana, Palmoplantar Psoriasis.
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