ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A SHORT REVIEW ON MUKHADUSHIKA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ACNE VULGARIS
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Vidhya Bharti Sharma *, Bharat Kumar C. Padhar, H.M.L. Meena
Abstract: Acne Vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory disease of the pilo-sebaceous follicles characterized by papules, pustules and often scars, mainly on face and upper trunk. Acne Vulgaris is an almost universal skin disorder that affects 79 to 95% of adolescents. In the present era, owing to stress, growing pollution, changes in diet, changes in lifestyles, hormonal changes, the number of young people suffering from a very prevalent acne vulgaris issue. In Ayurveda it is termed as Mukhadushika or Yuvanpidika, In Sushruta Samhita Mukhadushika is mentioned under Kshudra Rogas. Acharya Sushruta has described Mukhadushika as the eruptions similar to Shalmali thorn on face especially of adolescents. Vitiation of Kaphadosha, Vatadosha and Rakta dhatu lead to Mukhadushika according to Ayurveda. Two main kinds of chikitsa are described i.e. Shodhana chikitsa and Shamana Chikitsa in Ayurveda treatment for Mukhadushika. This article aims to emphasize the details of Mukhadushika with Acne Vulgaris.
Keyword: Acne Vulgaris, Mukhadushika, Kshudra roga, Shalmali thorn.