Chronic geriatric eczema: a case successfully treated with Ayurvedic management
In geriatric age, epidermis becomes thinner and loses its ability to retain water and overall barrier functions of skin are decreased. All of these changes may contribute to many skin conditions, including eczema. Eczema is defined as a medical condition in which patches of skin become rough and inflamed with blisters which cause itching and bleeding. Prevalence of eczema in geriatric age is found 21.7%. In contemporary science, included treatment have many harmful side-effects with high rate of recurrence. In Ayurveda, eczema can be considered as vicharchika under kshudrakushtha. Here, a case of geriatric eczema, successfully treated with internal and external application (Arka Haridra gel) of Ayurvedic natural remedies is recorded.