Skin is the largest and important organ of the body .A number of skin conditions last a long time. some may start in childhood and continue into adulthood.
In ayurveda the word Kushta is broad term which cover almost all skin disorder.
Skin is the Largest Organ of Human Body. all the skin diseases in Ayurveda have been
Classified under the broad heading of” Kushta’ which are furthur Classified in to Mahakushta and Kshudra kushta.
Vicharchika is defined under kshudra kushta. Vicharchika is kaphapradhan vyadhi it can be correlate with eczema in modern medicine.
Eczema is a condition where in patches of skin become inflamed,itchy,cracked,and rough.some types can also cause blisters.
- . In adults, Eczema appear anywhere, mostly Hand and foot . the affected skin may be blakish ,eruptive .In Ayurvedic terminology symptom of विचर्चिका-
१)सकण्डु पिडका श्यावा बहुस्त्रावा विचर्चिका||
2) Shyavata (blackish discolouration), 3)Pidaka (erruption),
6)Rajyo(marked lining due to thickness of lesion),
7) Rukshata (dryness).
Chronic skin conditions typically aren’t curable but they can managed using drugs.
In spite of presence of antibiotic, antihistamines, steroids etc, the skin disorder remains refractory to treatment But Ayurveda is the repository of skin remedies which are therapeutically safe and effectiveness.
In ayurveda there are various drugs formulation mentioned in samhita which show significant effect on vicharchika.
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