EFFECT OF UNANI FORMULATIONS IN TINEA CORPORIS (QUBA) - A CASE STUDY
Dr. Nazreen Fatma*, Dr. Musab Ahmad, Dr. Mohammad Zaki Ahmad, Dr. Mohammad Tarik, Dr. Mohd. Riyazuddin
Background: Tinea is the name for clinical infection caused by dermatophytes which are common pathogens of the fungus infecting keratin in the skin, hair and nails. Dermatophytes contain three types of Euascomycetes class moulds: Trichophyton, Microsporum and Epidermophyton. According to Unani System of medicine, Quba is characterized by burning, itching along with roughness and desquamation over skin surface in which scales shed off from the skin. Oozing of fluid may also present, if the cause is khilt-e-raqeeq haad. In case of ghaleez khilt-e-sauda, there will be more dryness, roughness while as itching and burning will be less in comparison to khilt-e-raqeeq. Case presentation: A 40 year old female came to the outpatient department of NIUM Hospital, with chief complaints of itching and dry reddish lesion on the right forearm for past 1 year. KOH skin scraping was done and report was found positive. Unani drugs Majoon-e-Ushba and Marham-e-Raal was given for 40 days. Discussion: Here we discuss evidence-based treatment of Unani medicine to improve the condition of the patient with Tinea corporis.
Keywords: Dermatophytes; Ghaleez khilt-e-sauda; Khilt-e-raqeeq haad; Majoon-e-Ushba; Marham-e-Raal; Quba.
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