Subduing Photosensitive Dermatitis through Ayurveda- Clinical images
A male patient aged 54 yrs, working as a farmer approached with severe itching sensation all over the face and neck with thick blackish discolouration since 2 yrs and with futile results with the previously taken medications [Tab Cetrizine 5 mg]. Itching is so severe that the patient always used to keep a thick napkin with him and keeps rubbing all over the face and neck only to get a little solace. History revealed that he is suffering with the above complaints since 2 years , which was less severe and only on forehead initially and later manifested all over the face and neck with intense itching. No history of any other systemic diseases noted. On local examination skin looks thick, cracked with dark discolouration. Continuous rubbing due to severe itching has led to local inflammation also which was pronounce on eyelids (Fig-1). Case was diagnosed as Tridoshaja Kushta with the predominance of Vata and Kapha and as photosensitive dermatitis from contemporary perspective.
During Shodhana itching was reduced almost up to 70% on day second of snehapana only. After shodhana inflammation was completely reduced especially on eyelids (Fig-2). After 2 months treatment there was no itching at all. Thickness of skin and blackish discolouration also reduced significantly (Fig-3).