Ayurvedic Management of Yuvana Pidika (Acne Vulgaris) - A Case Report
Acne consistently represents the top three most prevalent skin conditions in the general population. Acne Vulgaris is a common human skin disease, characterized by areas of skin with seborrhoea (scaly red skin), comedones (blackheads and whiteheads), papules (pinheads), pustules (large papules) and possibly scarring. Acne is found to have equality with the disease Yuvana pidika mentioned in Ayurvedic texts. The main localization of acne is in the face and then follows the neck, the upper part of the chest, shoulders and the back. Each of patients affected by acne tells that she or he will “do anything” to get rid of it. Typically, those with acne seek out Ayurvedic treatments because they have already tried “everything” or do not want to resort to isotretinoin, antibiotics, or oral contraceptives. A 29-year-old female patient reported to the outdoor, department of Sharir Kriya NIA, Jaipur, with complains of pimples on face for last 2 months. The patient was diagnosed as Yuvana pidika. Arjunatvak Lepa application with godugdha once daily for 30 days and Manjistha Ghan Vati 500mg (2*250mg) twice daily orally for 30 days were given. After 30 days of treatment a significant response was found in this case.