Ayurvedic management of Dusta Vrana w.s.r. Decubitus Ulcer : A Case Study
The wound heals by natural process but if the wound gets infected it delays the healing, converts it into Dusta Vrana (chronic ulcer). Bed sore or pressure sore are commonly seen in Non ambulatory patients like Paraplegia (Pakshagatha), Quadriplegia. Most common sites are Sacrococcygeal, Shoulder, Occipital regions due to continuous Pressure, immobilization and Malnutrition. Wound healing will be delayed and turns in to Dustavrana (chronic wound); If decubitus ulcer is not treated it may lead to Sepsis and even Osteomylitis which may end in fatal complication. In such condition Vrana Shodana (Purification) and Vranaropana (Healing) Chikitsa is better choice of treatment. In present study a case of non healing decubitus ulcer with sinus at Right hip joint was treated with mixture of Kapardika Bhasma, Yashada Bhasma along with Jathyadi Gritha plugging into the sinus showed effective in treating pressure sores as it possess the properties of Vrana Shodhana and Ropana. Hence this treatment is effective in the management of decubitus ulcer.
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