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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 145-149

A case study on management of Shushka Vicharchika (Eczema) through Shamana Chikitsa (palliative ayurveda treatment)

Department of Panchakarma, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Uttamram Yadav
Department of Panchakarma, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/jism.jism_85_20

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Eczema is a common, and at times challenging, condition to manage, and it is caused by a defect in skin barrier function; it is treated with corticosteroids and immunosuppressants in conventional medicine with periods of remission and flare-ups, which adversely affects the quality of life of patients and their families. Ayurveda classics have mentioned curative and safely management in the condition of Vicharchika (~Eczema). In this particular case of Shushka Vicharchika, oral Ayurveda drugs such as Mahamanjisthadi Kwatha, Panchanimba Churna, Gandhaka Rasayana, and Agasthya Rasayana (Ayurveda formulations) ere given for a period of two months. The assessment was done on the 0th day, 58th day, 98th day, and 123rd day; the criteria were EASI score and signs and symptoms of Shushka Vicharchika. The outcomes on EASI score per body region was found to be highly significant [BT(0th day)–4.5 AT3(123th day)-0.1] and improvement in cardinal sign and symptoms, total score was 8 on before treatment (0th day) which was reduced to 0 on 123rd day after the treatment. This study shows that oral administration of Shamana Chikitsa (Palliative Ayurveda treatment) is highly effective in the management of eczema, as evidenced by the reduction in EASI score assessed on the basis of improvement in both signs and symptoms.

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