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Article: ROLE OF MAHAMANJISHTADI KWATH WITH LOCAL APPLICATION OF KESAR AND HARIDRA IN MUKHADUSHIKA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ACNE VULGARIS: A CASE STUDY
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Madhuri Mishra *, Ujwala Diwekar, Smita V. Dhurde
Abstract: Acne vulgaris is a disease of the pilosebaceous follicle characterized by noninflammatory (open and closed comedowns) and inflammatory lesions (papules, pustules, and nodules)1. Four major factors are involved in the disease production: increased sebum production, cornification of pilosebaceous ducts, microbial involvement, and inflammation. This condition is commonly found in puberty2. In Ayurveda, it is termed Mukhadushika. In Ayurveda, Mukhadushika is described under the heading of Kshudrarogas. The Shalmali thorn-like eruption on the face due to vitiation of Kapha, Vata and Rakta, which are found on the face of adolescents, are called Mukhadushika or YuvanPidika. Although Vata, Kapha and Rakta are mentioned as dosha-du?ya involved in the pathogenesis of the disease, pittaja symptoms are also found in diseases like daha and paka. The patient has been suffering from Acne over the face (Pidika), Burning sensation over the face (Daha), Itching over the face (Kandu), and Discoloration of skin (Vaivarnya) for six months. The patient was treated with local application of Haridra and Kesar to face and Mahamanjishtadi kwath internally. This article shows Mahamanjishtadi kadha internally and kesar and haridra locally in a patient of Mukhadushika shows positive results.
Keyword: Mukhadushika, Acne vulgaris, Mahamanjishtadi kadha, kshudraroga.