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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 62-67

Ayurvedic management of Dadru (dermatophytosis): A case report

1 Chandibaunsamula, Kendrapada, Odisha, India
2 Department of Rasa Shastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Smrutimayee Sahoo
Khetrabasi Niwas, AIIMS Nagar, Patrapada, Lane 12, Plot No. 230, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
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DOI: 10.4103/jacr.jacr_6_21

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Diagnosis and management of skin diseases are a challenge for practitioners. Dadru is a common clinical condition, which is considered under the broad heading of Kustha (~skin disorders). Dadru is a Pitta-Kapha Dosha predominant disease which is characterized by Raga (~reddish discoloration), Pidaka (~eruptions), Kandu (~itching at the site of the lesion), and Mandala (~elevated circular patches). On the basis of clinical features, it has the closest resemblance with dermatophytosis which is a superficial infection caused by a group of fungi. It is a major health problem having faster spreading in nature. We present here a case of 24-year-old male having lesions on the medial side of the lower left leg and left knee, thus diagnosed with Dadru with chronicity of four years. He was treated with the internal administration of Siddharthaka yoga kwatha and external application of Siddharthaka yoga ointment. The total treatment duration was 28 days. Significant remission in clinical features of Kandu, Raga, Pidika, and Mandala was observed within 28 days of treatment without any complication, which becomes an evidence and base for further research works with a larger sample size.

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