Ayurveda Management of Allergic Conjunctivitis in 6 months old baby- A successful case study
Allergic conjunctivitis manifesting in a baby second time in a short span of a week surely rings a bell of alarm in parents seeking various medical systems for a total cure. In this case study Allergic Conjunctivitis in a 6 months old baby with listlessness, redness of left eye, irregular appetite and sleep with a history of previous bout of allergy was examined. No history of trauma or any systemic ailment but incessant crying, itching of eyes, nose was noticed. Mother also had reduced appetite, constipation and disturbed sleep which all added to exacerbation of symptoms in the baby. Balachaturbharda rasa mixed with honey administered twice a day to the baby and Soubhagya Shunti and Dashamoolarishta to the mother was selected as rational choice. Symptoms gradually showed reduction and soon baby became symptom free. Patient was followed up for many months and is still symptom free. A cost effective, safe and easy to administer medication showed encouraging results in Allergic Conjunctivitis in infants.