Ayurvedic Treatment of Vipadika (Kshudra Kushtha) in Pediatric age - A Case Study
The skin is the largest organ of the body which first exposed with the environment agents like physical, chemical and biological agents. Many of the skin disorders in Ayurveda have been described under the heading of Kushtha and Kshudrakustha. Vipadika (Palmo -plantar psoriasis) is one of such diseases which has been included under the heading of Kshudra Kushtha. Main symptoms of Vipadika are cracks (sputana) either in palms or soles or in both with severe pain. The pain present in Vipadika is so intense that it severely afflicts the quality of life of the patients. In spite it being a minor condition it stultifies the routine work of patients. A case of 13yr old female patient who presented features of Vipadikalike scaling of skin, Erythmatous lesion, itching etc was treated by External application of panchvalkal Kwatha and gandhak malhara and internally by Twaka vikara anubhoot yoga, Manjishthadi kwatha, Kaishore guggulu. The treatment showed, showed marked improvement in scaling, itching and pain.