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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 86-90

Study on the efficacy of Jalaukavacharana (Leech therapy) in Puyalasa with special reference to Acute


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Shalakya Tantra, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H.), Wardha, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Kaumarbhritya, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H.), Wardha, India

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Swapnil Borage
Assistant Professor, Department of Shalakya Tantra, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H.), Wardha
India
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Dacryocystitis, an inflammation of lacrimal sac of eye, is of common occurrence in rural areas of India. Recurrent attacks of acute dacryocystitis leads to chronicity, where surgical removal of lacrimal sac is an only option. In present study, aim is to find an alternative or conjugate method to surgery for the treatment of dacryocystitis, which may also decrease the prevalence, by avoiding the recurrence of the disease. A randomized controlled clinical study was conducted among 60 patients having the complaints of Dacryocystitis, in 2012-13, at an LRP Ayurved College, Islampur, Sangli, Maharashtra. They were divided into two groups. 30 patients were enrolled in experimental group of Jalaukavacharana (leech application) along with oral Cefixime 200mg, and 30 patients in control group where given with Cefixime alone for duration of 7 days. The result, discussion and conclusion are given on the basis of collected data and their inferences. At the end of the study, it was observed that, Jalaukavacharana along with Cefixime is found to have significant additional relief in the signs of acute dacryocystitis like Pain in eye, Swelling at inner canthus, and redness at inner canthus than Cefixime alone. And it is also very useful in avoiding the recurrence of the disease, which is helpful in preventing the surgical management.


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