Cost effective Ayurveda cure for Atopic Dermatitis –A Case Study
Chronic skin disorders in infants may be hereditary or allergic conditions. It is a social stigma and child felt isolated and depressed. Itching, thick scaling, redness, were the hallmarks of the condition. Symptoms had exacerbations and remissions of varied degrees frequently. Atopic dermatitis in a 9years old patient from past 7years had repeated triggers and sleeplessness. Herbs beneficial in form of medicated ghrita to improve skin immunity and clear skin disorders were used orally and for external application to enhance circulation. Snehana and sarvangaseka was adopted. Every meal had one table spoon tikta ghritapana. Repeated leech application was done for every night for 10 to 20 minutes. Assessment involved photo graphs and SCORAD used before, during and after therapy. Patient showed gradual but steady decrease in all symptoms. This management not only cleared the symptoms totally but no recurrence manifested even after a year. SCORAD scoring adopted for assessment. It was 80.65% on day one, reduction in 6 months to 0.9% remained 0% even after 12 months of stopping therapy.