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Article: MANAGEMENT OF DADRU KUSHTHA WITH AYURVEDIC INTERVENTIONS: A CASE STUDY
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Vinod N. Ade, Swati S. Mundhe *
Abstract: In today’s era, skin diseases are very commonly found. Among them most of the skin diseases are due to fungal and bacterial infections. According to Ayurveda all skin diseases are included under one heading of ‘Kushtha Roga’. Intake of incompatible and contaminated food, suppression of natural urges, drinking cold or chilled water just after exposure to sunlight or after doing physical work, daytime sleeping and excessive intake of salty or acidic food items are described as causative factors for the disease. According to Sushruta, Krumi is also one of the causative factors of Kushtha. Clinically it is similar to Dadru Kushtha described in Ayurveda. Dadru Kushtha explained by Aacharya Vagbhata and Sushruta under Mahakushtha. And Aacharya Charaka has included Dadru in Kshudra Kushtha. In present case study patient of Dadru was treated with Krumihar Chikitsa Siddhant. First Shaman was given with Krumikuthar rasa Vidangaristha and Hemocleen syrup. And then shodhan was done with Virechan. Patient reported significant improvement in signs and symptoms like Kandu (itching), Raga (erythema or redness), Pidika (eruptions) and Utsanna mandala (elevated circular skin lesion).
Keyword: Kushtha, Dadru, Mahakushtha, Krumihar, Siddhant.