A Siddha Management of Chronic Tonsillitis - A Case Report
Keywords:Siddha medicine, Chronic tonsillitis, Virana silethumam, Iyyam
Aim and objective: In the present scenario the medicine system from the west has started acknowledging the importance and wisdom of the ancient medicine system such as Siddha, Ayurvedha, Unani. There are many diseases that need surgical procedures till date, so in order to find a probable cure now a paradigm shift is really important. Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils associated with a sore throat, difficulty in swallowing, fever, etc. Still, surgical removal of tonsils is one of the most frequent procedures during childhood. In the Siddha system of medicine tonsillitis can be compared with Virana silatham. To evaluate the effect of Siddha medicine in the management of tonsillitis. Materials and Methods: The subject approached Out Patient Department of Siddha Clinical Research Unit(SCRU),under Central Council for Research in Siddha(CCRS), Safdarjung Hospital Campus, New Delhi with symptoms of sore throat, ear pain, difficulty in swallowing, sleep apnoea, which involved problems of breathing at night and foul smell from the mouth for past four months systemically. Discussion: The manifestation of symptoms and their severity depends on the extent of involvement of Uyir thathukkal (Vali,Azhal, Iyyam). Though the disease is Iyyam and Azhal predominant, there is derangement of Iyyam and Azhal Dosham in Virana silatham. Results: In this case, the subject showed a marked improvement as depicted in the photographs taken at different levels of treatment, also there was a significant improvement noted in both subjective and objective parameters. By adopting the Siddha treatment approach with an external treatment modality an attempt is made to bring about satisfactory results.
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