ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: MANAGEMENT OF KHALITYA (HAIR FALL): A CASE REPORT
Article Category: Case Reports
DOI: DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.100488
Author: Madhumita Panigrahi *, A. S. Baghel, Kabi Prasad Mohanty
Abstract: Hair fall is a universal problem, having affected both sexes of all races to different extents for as long as mankind has existed. For thousands of years, men and women of all countries and races have shared the tragedy of pre-mature hair loss. In Ayurveda, disease Khalitya (Hair fall) comes under the caption of Shiroroga and Kshudrarogaby various Acharya. The faulty hair care methods, dislikes to apply hair oil, excessive use of various type of hair cosmetics like hair colour, cream, dye, gel, chemical shampoos, soaps, etc., excessive use of hair equipment along with faulty dietetic habits and life style, pollution, hormonal imbalances, etc. are the common causes of Khalitya. A 28 years old female patient came to OPD of department of Basic Principle with chief complaints of Khalitya (Hair Falling), Shirah Kandu (Itching on Scalp), Kesha Rukshata (Dryness of Hair), Kesha Kathinya (Harshness of Hair), Kesha Tanutva (Thinness of Hair). In this case Bhringraj Vati as oral medication, coconut hair oil as external application followed by washing the hair with a supplied neutral shampoo were advised. The improvement provided by the therapy was assessed on the basis of signs and symptoms before and after treatment. A special scoring pattern was developed for assessing signs and symptoms. The medication was found safe and effective in controlling hair fall and improving the overall condition of hair.
Keyword: Bhringraj Vati, coconut hair oil, Khalitya, Hair fall, Ayurved.