Study of Karna Srava (CSOM) and its management with Nasya, Saptnga Guggulu and Gandhakadi Taila Karna Poorana
AbstractKarna Srava (CSOM) is the one of the most common complaint encountered in clinical practice of ENT. CSOM involves 65â€“330 million individuals with draining ears, 60% of whom (39â€“200 million) suffer from significant hearing impairment. In this study an attempt has been made to treat the â€œdiseaseâ€ with Nasya (Instillation of oil or other medication in nose), Karna Purana (Instillation of oil or other medication in ear) and oral medicine and identifying the etiological factors for the disease and most encountered causes in various age groups. Saptanga Guggulu orally for Dushta Vranahara Chikitsa and Gandhakadi Taila Karna Poorana for local Karna Poorana procedure were selected in this study. As the Pratishyaya (Rhinitis) is the culprit for the disease, in one group Shadbindu Taila Nasya was given for five days before starting treatment. For this study total 28 patients were registered and randomly divided into two groups, among which all patients completed the treatment. The effect of treatment was observed both in subjective symptoms and objective parameters. Significant results were observed in subjective criteria in both groups where insignificant results were obtained in objective criteria in both groups.
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