Ayurved for Skin Disorders, A Clinical Success Story of Guttate Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory papulo-squamous disorder of skin characterized by sharply defined erythematous-squamous lesion varying from pinpoint to large plaque, affecting 1-3% of population worldwide. Psoriasis is well known for its course of remission and exacerbation. Here we report a case of 14-year-oldmale 42 kg weight, rotund physique child, diagnosed as Guttate psoriasis, Guttate psoriasis can be closely correlated with Ekkushtha (one of subtype of Kustha) in Ayurveda. Management of patient with, shodhan therapy (Biological purification of body) like mriduvirechan (Mild laxative) and shaman therapy (conservative therapy) showed remarkable improvement in patient condition. There is appreciable psychological health impairment found in patient, which adversely affect patient quality of life. This case study shows that Ayurveda line of treatment (Shodhan and shaman) gives significant result in the treatment of Guttate psoriasis.
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