ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: PERTINENCE OF KSHARA KARMA AND AGNI KARMA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF MASAKA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ELEVATED MOLE: A CASE STUDY
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Himadri Mudgal *, P. Hemantha Kumar
Abstract: Moles are a commonest skin condition. They are usually small, dark brownish, black spots and are caused by groups of pigmented cells. Mole can appear anywhere on the skin either alone or in groups. They usually appear in childhood and adolescence. In Ayurvedic classics it is usually correlated with Masaka. Masaka (elevated mole) are caused by vitiated Vatadosha as painless, black gram colour elevated and stable identity. In the present study a male patient aged about 42 years came complaining of a blackish brown coloured growth with irregular margins present on right side of his face (infraorbital region). With time the discoloured growth gradually increased its size in last 15 years. In contemporary medicine various treatments of this condition are available but no promising management is updated till date. Keeping this in mind the patient was advised to undergo Agnikarma and Kshara karma. By help of Agnikarma the mass was excised and later Kshara was applied. Since moles usually reoccur after excision also, Application of Kshara plays a pivotal role here since it leaves less possibility for it to regrow. After the above said treatment patient was advised to apply Jatyadi tail which is very good Vrana Ropak. After the follow up of 2 months it was found that there was no reoccurrence. The aim of study is to highlight the role of Agnikarma and Kshara karma in Masaka with special reference to elevated mole.
Keyword: Masaka, Agnikarma, Kshara karma, Elevated mole.