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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301

ICV : 78.6



Akansha Verma*, Dr. Piyush Gupta and Dr. Ruchi Gupta


In Ayurveda all the Skin disorders are mentioned under the term ”Kushta”. Kushta is divided into 2 categories – Maha kushta & Kshudra Kushta. “Vicharchika” is mentioned under the title Kshudra Kushta. Clinical features of Vicharchika opined by Acharya Charak- Kandu, Shyavapidaka, Bahusrava with involvement of Kapha dosha. while Acharya Sushrata mentioned it?s clinical feature -Rajyo, Atikandu, Rukshata, Ruja with involvement of Pitta dosha. Vicharchika is compared to Eczema. Eczema is a specific response of the skin, non-inflammatory. The word Eczema means “to boil out”. Acute Eczema is characterized-oozing, weeping, Erythema & Chronic Eczema is characterized – dry & scaly skin with lichenification & pigmentation. The symptoms of Vicharchika is similar to Eczema as pidaka(papules), kandu(pruritis), srava(oozing), ruja(pain), shyavata(pigmentation). Vaman is the prime modality treatment for Kapha dosha. The Drugs used in the treatment for Deepana & Paachana with Panchakola churna 3gms & Chitrakadi vati 2 tab (BD) before food with luke warm, Arohana Snehpana with Tiktak ghrita, Sarvanga Abhyanga with Somraji oil followed by ushna jala snana will be advised. After the completion of course of treatment samsarjan karma.

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