Ayurvedic management of childhood psoriasis: A case report

Sudha Singh

Abstract


To study the effect of shaman therapy in the management of childhood psoriasis. Psoriasis in childhood age is likely to have profound emotional and psychological effects and hence requires special attention. Psoriasis in children exhibits more pruritus and less scaling as compared to an adult. Psoriasis clinic constituted 0.3% of the dermatology outpatients. In about one-third of patients, psoriasis starts in the first or second decade of life. The modern medicine has many options to alleviate the symptoms but have limitations, dependency, and long-term side effects. To exploring better substitute in Ayurveda free from side effects and to check the relapse of the disease the present case has been managed with pure Ayurvedic treatment protocol. The patient is treated with Ayurvedic medicines such as Gandhak Rasayan, Swambhabhuv Guggulu, Argavadadhi Kashya, Argavadadhi Ghruta depending upon the vitiation of Vata, Pitta and Kapha Dosha and Rasa Rakta and Mansa Dhatu. The patient was treated with Rasayan drug like Sarivadyasav to prevent the recurrence of the symptoms which is commonly seen in the management by using modern medicines. As Shodhan Chikitsa (bio purification treatment) is restricted in childhood age, we can manage psoriasis with exclusively on shaman chikitsa (pacifying treatment).

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22377/ijgp.v10i2.654

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