ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: MANAGEMENT OF DERMATOPHYTOSIS WITH AYURVEDIC INTERVENTION: A CASE REPORT
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Mahendra Ther *, Medha Lakkawar
Abstract: Introduction: Dermatophytosis (tinea) infections are superficial fungal diseases caused by dermatophytes, a genus of fungus that penetrates and develops in dead keratin. Fungal infections are more likely to recur and, if left untreated, can result in the emergence of more serious illnesses. Even though there are many antifungal medications available to treat tinea infection, relapses and recurrences show that the pathogenic organism is not easily destroyed, necessitating more study to develop new therapeutic choices. In Ayurveda, many drugs are claimed to have the krimighna effect, which can lead to a more efficient course of treatment. Dermatophytosis can be simulated with dadru kushtha since the clinical characteristics of the disease are more closely related to dermatophytosis. Material and Method: In this case report, a 30-year-old female patient was successfully treated with the Ayurvedic interventions of chakramarda beeja churna, vidanga beeja, kampillaka, rala, tankana bhasma, and aaroyavardhini vati after being diagnosed with dadru kushtha (tinea corporis) based on symptoms. Result: After 45 days of consistent treatment, there was total relief from the symptoms of kandu (itching), daha (burning sensation), raga (erythema), pidika (eruptions), and utsanna mandala (elevated circular skin lesion), and there was no recurrence in the 15-day follow-up period. Conclusion: Dermatophytosis can be effectively treated with Ayurvedic bahiparimarjana (external application) and shamana chikitsa, along with dietary restrictions and personal hygiene.
Keyword: Dermatophytosis, Dadru Kushtha, Tinea corporis, Ayurvedic