Ayurveda Treatment protocol in the management of Seetapitha with special reference to Chronic Urticaria – A Case Report
Urticaria is a common dermatological condition that typically presents with intensely pruritic, well circumscribed, raised wheals. The intense pruritus causes significant impairment in daily functioning, disrupt sleep and thereby affects the quality of life. Chronic Urticaria can be defined as Urticaria that persist for longer than 6 weeks. Medications in Ayurveda is found to be very effective in the management of Chronic Urticaria without any deleterious side effects. The present case 39-year-old housewife came to OPD of PNNM Ayurveda Medical College with complaints of recurrent occurrence of itchy rashes all over the body associated with feverishness and warmth in the affected areas in the last 2 years. She was using combination of antihistamines continuously for 2 years and on stopping medications, rashes reappear. The case was managed by both internal medicines and Panchakarma (purificatory) procedure considering the concepts of Ama (unassimilated food leading to toxicity) Dooshivisha (accumulated toxins) and Seetapitha (Urticaria). After relieving symptoms, Rasayana (Rejuvenative) medications given. Overall effect after the course of treatment showed complete remission and there is no recurrence in the past three years.
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