Ayurvedic Management of Sublingual Cyst: A Case Study
Ayurvedic Acharyas have mentioned so many Mukharaogas (diseases of the oral cavity). Among these Jihwagata rogas (diseases of the tongue) are described separately. Sushruta and Vagbhatta have mentioned five Jihwagata rogas. Upajihwika described by Sushruta and Adhijihwa described by Vagbhatta represent the cystic lesions on the floor of the mouth. Modern science describes a few diseases in which the patient presents with cystic swelling on the floor of mouth. Mucocele is a cystic lesion or a cavity filled with mucus. They are found on any mucosal surface where underlying accessory glands are present. Mucoceles are commonly found in the lower lip and are very rarely found on the tongue. Cystic lesions or mucoceles on the ventral aspect of the tongue are less frequent. Many modern treatment modalities as surgical excision, cryosurgery and electro-cautery are the only choice of treatment to completely remove the lesion and reduce the chances of recurrence. Herewith we report a case diagnosed as Adhijihwa according to Ayurveda. Ayurvedic internal medicines have provided promising results in reducing the cyst completely without causing any adverse effects within two months. Till this date there is no recurrence of the disease. Ayurvedic treatment helped in complete management without any surgical procedures.
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