A Case Report: Management of Mukhadushika (Acne Vulgaris) with Ayurveda
Background: Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory condition of skin in youth. In Ayurveda, acne has been elaborated as one of the Kshudra Rogas. In this modern era, this is a burning problem in the adolescence. Symptoms of Mukhadushika show close resemblance with bacterial infection and inflammatory factors of acne. In Ayurveda, it can be correlated with Mukhadushika. Vitiation of Kapha Dosha, Vata Dosha and Rakta Dhatu lead to development of Mukhadushika. Methods: A 25-year-old patient presented with complaint of Pidaka (Papules and putules) on face and neck including Medogarbhatva (filling material), Todavat peeda (Piercing pain), Daha (Burning sensation), Srava (Discharge) and Kandu (itching) associated with irregular bowel and recurrent comedones, since 1 year. Management done with OPD based treatment. Here in this case report treatment chosen was i.e. Avipattikar churna orally and Lodhradi lepa for external application along with Baspa Sweda (take a steam) for 1 month followed by Kumkumadi Taila for next 15 days. Result: There was marked improvement in symptoms Pidaka (Papules and pustules) on face and neck including Medogarbhatva (filling material or nodules), Todavat peeda (Piercing pain), Daha (Burning sensation), Srava (Discharge) and Kandu (itching) associated with irregular bowel and recurrent comedone with the treatment of 1.5 month. Conclusion: Significant result was observed with this treatment protocol in the management of Mukhadushika (Acne vulgaris).
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