Ayurvedic management of Vipadika (Palmo-plantar Psoriasis) – A Case study
Keywords:Vipadika, Kushtha Roga, Ayurvedic management
In ancient texts most of skin diseases are mentioned under the title of ‘KushthaRoga'. Vipadika is kind of Kushtha which is included in the KshudraKushtha. Different Acharyas have given different signs and symptoms of Vipadika. As per AcharyaVagbhata, it is characterized by Pani Pada Sphutana (Cracking of the skin of palms & soles) &TeevraVedana (Severe pain), Manda Kandu (mild itching) &SaragaPidika (red patches of soles). It is chronic and recurring condition. It is predominantlyVata and KaphaDoshajaVyadhi. Based on the clinical features it can be resemble with palmo-plantar psoriasis. In present case report, A 49-year-old female patient with complaint ofexcessive dryness, pain and fissures in palms and soles since 3 & ½ years (on& off). She was clinically diagnosed as a case of Vipadika (Palmo-plantar psoriasis). The patient was treated with classical Ayurvedic management of KshudraKushtha. After 1 month of follow up patient hadsignificant relief in symptoms end of three months of treatment.
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