Effectiveness of Vachadi Ointment in the management of Pama Kushta (Scabies): A Novel Research Protocol Using Science of Ayurveda
Keywords:Poly herbal formulation, Pama, Scabies, Vachadi Ointment, Kandu, Pidika
Background: Scabies is a common cause of itching is produced by infestation with the mite Sarcoptes
scabiei var hominis. Poor hygienic condition and overcrowding, permitting close body contact favour the
transmission of the disease. Scabies is more prevalent in overcrowded communities with low socioeconomic
conditions. The point prevalence in the general population of rural India is about 13%,In Maharashtra
81% of inmates of an orphanage in rural area, 72% of cases are seen in the age group of School going
children’s. Pama Kushtha characterized by many small Pitikas, Srava, Kandu, Toda and Daha that may be
considered as scabies in contemporary science. Aim: The present study is aimed at evaluating the effect of
Vachadi Ointment in the management of Pama Kushta. Material & Methods: The present study is designed
as a Non-randomized controlled clinical study, in which minimum of 30 patients will be enrolled. Vachadi
Ointment will be administered external application 2-3 times in a day. Assessment will be recorded on 3rd,
5th, 7th and 14th days. Results: Changes will be observed in subjective parameters such as Kandu (Itching),
Toda (Pain), Daha (Burning) and objective parameters such as Pitika (Eruption) and Srava (Discharge).
Conclusion: Suitable conclusion will be drawn post completion of the trial.
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