Agnikarma in the Management of Kadara (Corn) - A Case Report
A corn is a horny induration of the cuticle with a hard centre, caused by undue pressure, chiefly affecting toes and feet. Almost anyone can develop a corn from poor fitting shoes to biomechanical abnormalities of the foot. It has a tendency to recur after excision. Corn can be correlated with kadara in ayurveda. In ayurveda acharya Susrutha mentioned the treatment of kadara (corn) by application of Agnikarma. The authors report a case of kadara (corn) who underwent Agnikarma treatment mentioned in Ayurveda. This present report describes a case of Kadara (corn) diagnosed as per clinical features and managed successfully by Agnikarma mentioned in Ayurveda.Clinical features were assessed before and after treatment. Agnikarma helped in complete recovery of Kadara(corn) without any undesirable scar or discolouration. The present case diagnosed as kadara (corn foot) and managed based on principles of Ayurveda showed complete recovery and formation of normal skin without any complications and remission.
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