Ayurvedic management of Vicharchika (Eczema) - A Case Study

  • Dr. Sneha Gupta Post Graduate Scholar, Department of Kayachikista, D.Y. Patil School Of Ayurveda, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, INDIA.
  • Dr. Kalpana Satpute Associate Professor, Department of Kayachikista, D.Y. Patil School Of Ayurveda, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, INDIA.
Keywords: Vicharcika, Mahakustha, Kshudra Kustha, Eczema

Abstract

In Ayurveda, all skin diseases are included in Kustharoga. According to Ayurveda, there are two types of Kushtaroga, which is Mahakushta and Kshudrakustha which are again classified into seven types and eleven types respectively. It is classified as one of the “Astha Mahagada”.[1] According to modern science, Vicharchika has similar clinical presentation as Eczema. Eczema is a form of dermatitis where inflammation of dermis occurs. It is also known as atopic dermatitis which is characterized by dry itchy skin with areas of poorly demarcated erythema and scale. Modern science has no specific medication or treatment for sure of eczema but symptomatic treatments like steroids are used as it has serious side effect. That leads to reoccurrences is common. Ayurveda treats from the root of eczema by cleansing Doshas and balancing Doshas and Dhatus.

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Dr. Sneha Gupta, & Dr. Kalpana Satpute. (2020). Ayurvedic management of Vicharchika (Eczema) - A Case Study. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 5(04), 397-402. Retrieved from https://www.jaims.in/jaims/article/view/1005
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