APPLICATION OF BIDALAKA IN ALLERGIC CONJUCTIVITIS: A CASE STUDY
Dr. Snehal Gaikwad*, Dr. Nimase Sandip and Dr. D. P. Mehetre
Conjunctivitis is a common eye disease seen worldwide. It may be due to allergy, micro-organisms, infectious or due to any other inflammatory process affecting the ocular tissues. If not treated on time, infections can spread all over the eye, affecting also the adjacent eye at the same time and can reach its sporadic epidemic phase. Complications such as corneal involvement, sight threatening, severe pain in and around the eyes, etc. can occur over a period of time. Physical examination reveals eye lids swelling, redness, itching, sticky discharge pseudo-membrane formation. Here, local conjunctival tissues get inflamed as well as secondary infections take place An Ocular therapeutic called Bidalaka is the one which consists of applying medicated paste over the eyelids except eyelashes. Bidalaka is indicated in inflammatory conditions of the eyes. A 50 years old Female patient diagnosed with Allergic conjunctivitis on clinical presentation was advised Bidalaka for five days using Mustak, Agaru, Chandan powdwers and Madh. The signs & symptoms were reduced to mild degree but the disease did not subside completely. The result proved to be effective on the basis of clinical assessment.
Keywords: Allergic Conjunctivitis, Bidalaka, Kaphaja Abhishyanda, Kriyakalpa.
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