Ayurvedic Management of Eczema (Vicharchika): A case study - Dr. Meenakshi Gupta
Ayurvedic Management of Eczema (Vicharchika): A case study
Abstract: In the Ayurvedic text, all skin diseases are included under the Kushtarog and are classified into Mahakushta and Kshudrakushta. Vicharchika is described under Kshudrakushta. The clinical presentation of Vicharchika is similar to Eczema in modern dermatology. Eczema (also called atopic dermatitis) is characterized by dry, itchy skin with areas of poorly demarcated erythema and scale. In the acute phase, Eczema may be vesicular and oozing; in the chronic phase, it may become hyperpigmented and thickened. Virruddha Ahar causes Agnimandya. Agnimandya leads to incomplete digestion and fermentation and produces Ama leading Tridoshdushti and Kled formation, leads to Mansa dusti, Twakdusti, and Raktadusti and causes Vicharchika. This presentation aims to understand and assess the symptoms of Eczema, implementing the Ayurvedic treatment principles, planning a treatment protocol, and assessing the disease by Ayurveda through a case report.