Although most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks of illness, some people experience post-COVID condition. Long-COVID is a post-COVID condition, is also known as Long-Haul-COVID / post COVID syndrome (PCS). It is estimated that 10 – 30% of patients might experience Long-COVID after recovering. It is incredibly frustrating and impacts the health, employment status and overall quality of life. There is a significant interest in medication to treat Long-COVID. Data about the safety and benefit of medications and supplements is currently insufficient and more research is needed.
According to Ayurveda, LONG COVID can be interpreted as Aptarpanjanya Vikara (disease) caused by Vatapittaprakop, Dhatu-kshaya and Bala-kshaya. Such condition can be treated mainly by Vatapitta Shamak, Brimhana and Resayan Chikitsa.
A 14 years old male patient diagnosed as Long-COVID reported to my OPD with complaints of low grade fever, fatigue, multiple joint pain, muscle pain since 4-months. Also, he experienced worsening of systems after physical or mental activity. He was treated at OPD level with Suvarnamalini Vasant Ras, Drakshadi Kashayam and Guduchisiddha Ghrut. Abhyanga with Chandanadi Taila was also advised. The treatment over the period of three months resulted in complete relief. Thus the Ayurvedic treatment was found to be effective in managing Long-COVID.