AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF VIPADIKA:- A CASE STUDY

Vd. Shaha Rashmi A, Vd. Chandurkar V. S.

Abstract


The skin is largest organ of the body (20 square feet), which plays great role in physical and mental well-being. Skin disorders are described under the heading of Kushtha and Kshudra Kustha. Vipadika is one of such disease which has been included under the Kshudra Kushtha. It can be correlated with palmo-plantar psoriasis, the prevalence of which varies from 0.44 to 2.8%.  Vipadika is characterised by cracks (Sphutan), itching (Kandu) in palms and sole associated with severe pain, which hampers the day-today activities. A 70yrs old female approached S.S.N.J. Hospital with IPD NO.154/2019 with cracked heels and palms along with itching and burning sensation, pain since 6 months. Patient was treated with Sthanika Snehana, Avagaha Sweda and Shaman Aushadhis.

Keywords


Vipadika, Kshudra Kushtha, Shaman Aushadhi, Avagaha

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