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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 149-151

Ayurvedic management of Atopic Dermatitis (Pama)

1 Asso. Professor, Dr DY Patil Ayurved College & Research Center, Pimpri, Pune -18, India
2 Assistant Professor, Ayurved college, Akola, India

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Vandana Dilip Bhusari
Asso. Professor, Dr DY Patil Ayurved College & Research Center, Pimpri, Pune -18
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Skin is the largest sense organ of human body which even covers the other sense organs. It is a very sensitive part of human body. Any pathological change in the external or internal environmental factor shows great effect on Skin which lead to improper functioning. Atopic dermatitis is one of the skin disorder which is also called as Asthma-Eczema Syndrome. It is usually associated with the symptoms like cough with expectoration, fever & other respiratory symptoms. In Ayurvedic literature all the skin disorders are mentioned under the heading of Kustha. Pama (Atopic Dermatitis) is one of the Kshudra Kustha (minor skin disease). Atopic dermatitis shows similarities with Pama. As childhood age is the predominance stage of Kapha Dosha & Atopic dermatitis shows respiratory symptoms, Pippali (Piper longum) which is specially used as Rasayana (rejuvenator) for respiratory system and also indicated for Kustha. Vidanga (Embellia ribes) has Ruksha (arid) & Krumighna (antihelimenthic) property, so it is useful in this condition. Here a case report of a seven years child treated with Ayurvedic medicines and showed significant cure by Sitopaladi Churna, Triphala- Gandhakvati, Pippali-VidangaKshirpaka.

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