Ayurvedic Management of Psoriasis with special reference to Sidhma Kushta- A Case Report
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune skin condition that causes red, scaly skin patches and discomfort on the skin. Even after the availability of newer medicine, there is lack of promising results against this ailment. Moreover, use of drugs like antihistamines, corticosteroids etc lead to various side effects. The aim of the study is to evaluate the effect of Ayurvedic treatment in the management of Psoriasis. Ayurvedic classics mentioned this similar condition as sidhmakushta, one among Mahakushtas which is vatakaphaja in nature. A 22 years old male patient visited OPD AAMC, Tumakuru, with complaints of skin lesions over scalp, trunk and upper limbs associated with severe itching since 8 years. He took homeopathic medicine and the complaints got relieved, but on stoppage of medication symptoms recurred and he consulted here. Treatment was given with internal samana and sodhanaoushadhi. Advices on proper diet and Life style modifications ere also given. Patient got marked relief after four months of treatment. Excellent result was found on continuation of medicines for one month. Ayurvedic treatment can prove to be very effective in the management of Psoriasis.