MANAGEMENT OF INDRALUPTA (ALOPECIA AEREATA - PATCHY HAIR LOSS OF SCALP) - A CASE REPORT
Majagaiyan Pratikshya*, Giri Jeevan Kumar and H K Amaranath
Nowadays scalp and hair diseases are of more importance in society because of their cosmetic value and personality reflection. Indralupta is a disease among Kapalagataroga (diseases of scalp) characterized by loss of hair. It can be correlated to Alopecia aereata in contemporary science. Prachhanna (Scarification) is one of the Raktamokshana (Blood Letting) procedure indicated in Raktaja Vyadhi that helps in draining the vitiated Rakta. In Indralupta there will be vitiation of Rakta with Kapha and obstructs the hair follicle due to which there will be patchy hair loss. Sushruta in kshudra roga chiktsa mentions interventions like - application of Lepa after Prachhanna and shiroabhyanga are beneficialin this condition for better hair growth.
Keywords: Indralupta, Prachhanna, lepa, Alopecia, Shiroabhyanga.
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