Effect of Vachadi Ointment in the Management of Scabies - A Case Report
Keywords:Pama, Scabies, Communicable, Vachadi, Kushta
Introduction: Skin disease has a high prevalence throughout the world. Scabies is contagious and can
spread quickly through close physical contact so it is an acute communicable disease. It is highly prevalent
in young children. The present study is aimed to show the effect of Vachadi ointment on scabies in children.
Scabies is characterized by nocturnal itching, vesicular or pustule eruptions, with small red bumps and
blisters. According to Ayurveda Scabies can be correlated to Pama. Pama is one of the eighteen types of
Kushtha (Skin Disease) according to the Charak Samhita (Chikitsa-Sthana) which is caused by vitiation of
Kapha and Pitta Dosha. Case Description: A 10 years old male patient brought with complaints of itching
in between the fingers of both the hands, wrists and forearms since 10-12 days. On local examination,
vesiculopustular lesions were present along with dry scaly patches over both the hands, wrists and forearms.
Effect of the treatment was assessed on the basis of clearance of lesion and relief from itching. Conclusion:
After intervention of the Vachadi ointment for 14th day, there was a marked improvement in symptoms
like itching, scaling, and discharge. So, it can be said that Ayurveda has a better remedy for skin related
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