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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 90-94

Management of Herpes Zoster (Visarpa) through Ayurvedic approach: A case report

Department of Indian Systems of Medicine, Government ISM Dispensary, Kadmal, Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Dr. Arun Gupta
House No. 161, Bharat Nagar, Near J and K Bank, Rehari Colony, Jammu, Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir
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DOI: 10.4103/jacr.jacr_16_21

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Herpes zoster is a viral skin infection though uncommon in childhood can be caused by the reactivation of the varicella zoster virus due to lower immunity. This clinical entity can be compared with Visarpa (~vesicular or bullous eruptions). Visarpa is a clinical syndrome in which vitiated Vata-Pitta dosha along with vitiated Rakta (~blood plasma) cause progressive skin lesions, which are painful and look like scalds or burns, and require Pitta allaying internal and local treatment. An 8-year-old female child presented along with her father with the vesicular lesions on her left cheek associated with mild fever, itching, and pain on the local lesion. She was administered with 125 mg of Kamadudha rasa (plain) thrice a day before meals with milk and Pinda taila for local application on the facial lesions. The patient reported on the 5th day with significant relief in the size and shape of the facial lesions and other symptoms. The scars limited to minimal without any inflammatory signs by the 7th day of follow-up. Kamadudha rasa and Pinda taila are two readily available and cost-effective compound ayurvedic formulations, which can be used in the management of herpes zoster infection, especially in low-resource settings.

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