ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: CLINICAL EVALUATION OF VIRECHANA AND TAKRADHARA IN PALMOPLANTAR PSORIASIS AMONG CHILDREN: A CASE REPORT
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Choudhary Kshiteeja *, Shukla Shweta, Shukla Gyanendra Datta
Abstract: Introduction-Palmoplantar psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disorder which is chronic in nature and affects the skin of palm of the hands and sole of feet. All types of psoriasis can have a significant depressing impact on the physical, mental, emotional and social functioning. In Ayurveda there is no direct correlation with palmopalntar-psoriasis but according to clinical features, it can be considered in Ek-kustha and in the case of Kustha Samshodhana Chikitsa (bio purification treatment) has been described. So Virechana (purgation therapy) can be considered as blessings for children. Case history: A 12 years, male child patient, presented with the complaints of dry scaly patches with deep cracks and itching on the planter surface of the feet and palmer surface of hands since 6 months. Management & Result:After proper diagnosis patient was treated with Virechana karma (purgation therapy) followed by Takradhara. After the treatment patient’s skin condition of sole and palm is better, and got the significant result in kandu (itching) and rukshata (dryness) of the patches. Conclusion:After the single case study we can say that Virechana karma(purgation therapy)along with Takradhara play a significant role in palmoplantar psoriasis for enhancing the quality of life.
Keyword: Virechana karma, Takradhara, Palmoplantar psoriasis, Ek-kustha.