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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 205-210

Ayurved management of a case of intensive Dadru (dermatophytosis)—A case report

Roganidana Evum Vikriti Vigyana Department, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, India

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Pratima R Gaikwad
Department of Roganidana Evum Vikriti Vigyana, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/jism.jism_46_22

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Introduction: Dermatophytosis (tinea) infections are superficial fungal diseases caused by dermatophytes, a fungus genus that penetrates and grows in dead keratin leading to reddish-colored erythematous cutaneous eruptions in circular lesions presenting with itching. If neglected, fungal infections are more likely to come back and can cause the emergence of more severe conditions. Relapses and recurrences demonstrate that the pathogenic organism is not simply eradicated, demanding more research to create new therapeutic options. Numerous medications used in Ayurveda are thought to have the Krimighna effect, which can result in a more effective course of therapy. Dermatophytosis can be simulated with Dadru Kushtha because the clinical characteristics of the disease are more closely related to those of dermatophytosis. Materials and Methods: This case report documents the case of a 37-year-old female patient with complaints of red circular patches and elevated edges over genitals, groin, flanks, axilla, and forehead regions with severe itching diagnosed with Dadru Kushtha. The case was intervened with Ayurvedic Shaman (pacifying therapy) and Bahirparimarjana chikitsa (external therapy). Result: A significant reduction was observed in Kandu, Daha, Raga, number and size of Mandala, and Pidaka after treatment and after follow-up. Conclusion: Dermatophytosis can be successfully treated with Ayurvedic oral and topical treatments, dietary and lifestyle limitations, and personal hygiene.

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