A COMPARATIVE CLINICAL STUDY ON EFFECT OF NASYA AND NASAL SPRAY WITH OR WITH-OUT SHAMANOUSHADI IN VATAJA PRATISHYAYA VIS-À-VIS ALLERGIC RHINITIS
*Dr. Manasa S. D. and Dr. Suma K. J.
Pratishyaya is one among the Nasa rogas explained by Acharyas in detail in all classical books. Among the types of Pratishyaya, Vataja Pratishyaya can be co-related with Allergic rhinitis because of its similarities in aetiopathogenesis and symptomatology. Allergic Rhinitis (AR) is an immunoglobulin (Ig) E mediated inflammatory disease caused by the inflammation of airway mucosa with hypersensitivity resulting from seasonal or perennial responses to specific allergens. According to Ayurvedic texts Nasya is indicated in treatment of diseases of head and neck. The present study is intended to compare the efficacy of Surasadi taila Nasya with or without Shamanoushadhi Grutha bhrushta Haridra and Surasadi Nasal spray in Vataja Pratishyaya. This is a comparative clinical study with pre and post-test design. 45 patients diagnosed as Vataja Pratishyaya were selected and assigned randomly into three groups of 15 patients each. In Group A, patients were given Nasya with Surasadi taila, in Group B, patients were given Nasal spray with surasadi compound and in Group C, patients were given Nasya with Surasadi taila and Shamanoushadi as Grutha Brushta Haridra. The subjective and objective parameters were assessed and statistically analysed. The result obtained was statistically insignificant therefore, effect of treatment was almost same in all the three groups. All the patients responded favourably to the treatment and in follow up, but in Group C the therapy has shown less recurrence when compared with other groups.
Keywords: Vataja Pratishyaya, Nasya, Nasal spray, Allergic Rhinitis.
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