Ayurvedic Treatment of Eczema with special reference to Vicharchika
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Agada, eczema, shodhana, vicharchika

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MALI, P. (2020). Ayurvedic Treatment of Eczema with special reference to Vicharchika. Ayurline: International Journal of Research in Indian Medicine, 4(04). Retrieved from http://ayurline.in/index.php/ayurline/article/view/389


Vicharchika (Eczema) is a type of kshudrakustha often encountered by Ayurvedic Dermatologists characterized with symptoms, namely, kandu (itching), srava (discharge), Pidaka (vesicles), and Shyava varna (discoloration). Vicharchika is often correlated to eczema based on the clinical presentations. No satisfactory treatment is available in contemporary medical practice except antihistamines and topical steroids. Main line of treatment for vicharchika in Ayurveda is Shodhana and shaman oushadhis. A patient approached to outpatient department with chief complaints of discharge, edema, and erythematous skin lesions with intense itching at the ankles and dorsum of both foot, dorsal aspect of the hands, and on cheeks was treated with Virechana and few Agada preparations. A remarkable improvement in the condition was observed in a span of 2 months.

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