ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A REVIEW ON CONVENTIONAL APPROACH TO THE MANAGEMENT OF KARNASRAVA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO CHRONIC SUPPURATIVE OTITIS MEDIA: AN AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE
Article Category: Review articles
DOI: DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.100225
Author: Anamika, Jitesh Verma *
Abstract: Chronic suppurative otitis media is one of the commonest infective disorders in pediatric population and most common cause of preventable deafness. India has a high overall incidence of this infective disease. Affection of children at an early age may result in hearing impairment causing language and cognitive deficits. Modern system of medicine has various limitations in the management in the form of either high resistance to antibiotics or ototoxicity of drugs limiting their role. Surgical options are not easily available and also have serious complications. Ayurveda presents a similar conditions namely Karnasrava which resembles to chronic suppurative otitis media on the basis of etiology and clinical manifestations. Ayurveda describes handful of modalities to be used in it with good outcome. These modalities include use of oral and topical drugs, special cleansing procedures and systemic approach. These treatment modalities are discussed in this paper with evidence of their efficacy from recent clinical trials.
Keyword: Ayurveda, Karnasrava, Karna poorana, CSOM, antimicrobial