In ayurveda all skin diseases describes under the heading of kushta .
"Kushnatee iti kushtham."
( Ma.Ni/kushta/Tika 1)
The disease that destroyes the affected part of skin . Both charak samhita and sushrut samhita classify skin disease into 2 categories .
1) Mahakushtha (major)
2) Kshudrakushtha (minor)
....... Ch.ni 5/4
Ayurvedically, Eczema is considered to be a type of kushtha. i. e.type of kushdrakushtha which is disease of the skin .It is also known as a type of twak roga .which also signifies that it is a skin disease that twak translates to skin and rog translates to pain . Vicharchika is characterised by the following symptoms ati kandu ,bahu strav ,rukshta ,shyavata ,pidika,raji. As described in terms od nidan ,purvarupa,samprapti and chikitsa vicharchika can most certainly be corelated with the modern interpretation of eczema or atopic dermatitis .Eczema or atopic dermatitis is chronic inflammatory skin condition.
Atopic dermatitis is characterised by cracked or scaly skin discolored patches,erythma(red skin),papules, exudate(oozing) and intence pruritus (itching ).
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