TUNDIKERI WITH ITS MODERN ASPECT- A REVIEW LITERATURE
*Vd. Mahadev S. Bhoite and Vd. P. K. Dash
In Ayurvedic perspective, Tundikeri can be correlated with Tonsillitis which presentsfeatures like Kathinasotha (enlargement of tonsils), resembling Karpasaphala (fruit of cotton), Toda (pain), Ragatwa (redness), Galoparodha (dysphagia), and asyavairasya (distaste in mouth). Tundikeri is a highly prevalent disease in the age group of 5-15 years. Tundikeri is one among the Urdhvajatrugata roga; mentioned in Talugataroga as well as Kanthagataroga. Mouth breathing, decreased appetite, poor school performance, restless sleep are the problems associated with recurrent tonsillitis and it makes the disease chronic & vulnerable for infectious diseases. Several health hazards like laryngeal edema, acute otitis media, and rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart diseases are often seen as systemic complications.
Keywords: Kathinasotha (enlargement of tonsils), resembling Karpasaphala (fruit of cotton), Toda (pain).
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