SIDDHA INTERVENTION IN THE MANAGEMENT OF MADHUMEGA VIRANAM (DIABETIC FOOT ULCER) – CASE REPORT
Guptaj S.*, Sabari Girija N., Sinekha M.A., Sakthimanipriya L. and Parameswari A.
Diabetic foot is one of the major complications of Diabetes mellitus. Diabetic foot is considered as a major source of morbidity and a leading cause of hospitalization in patients with diabetes. once DFU has developed, there is an increased risk of ulcer progression that may ultimately lead to amputation. In Siddha system of medicine, Diabetic ulcer is correlated to ‘Madumega pun’. Navakkiraga vellai and purai oil have an indication for viranam. Hence this study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of this medicine. A 63-year-old man has been treated with the above-mentioned medicines. He had the complaints of chronic diabetic foot ulcer in his left lateral foot with the complaints of foul odour, pus discharge from the ulcer, swelling in the peri-wound area, Pain, altered gait along with gangrene. He got a better improvement in his ulcer after a month of treatment. Summing up, Siddha medicine can potentially heal or reduce the size of the diabetic foot ulcer at a low cost.
Keywords: Madhumega viranam, diabetic foot ulcer, case report, Siddha, purai oil.
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