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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14-18

Management of Keeta damsha (~insect bite) based on Dhooshivisha chikitsa: A case report

Department of Agada Tantra, Nandha Ayurveda Medical College and Hospital, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Anjali Nandakumar
Department of Agada Tantra, Nandha Ayurveda Medical College and Hospital, Pichandampalayam, Erode - 638 052, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/jacr.jacr_68_21

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The number of allergic reactions caused by arthropods varies from trivial bites and stings to severe systemic reactions and even death. The bite of certain insects if left untreated or if treated partially will lead to the manifestation of complications in later stages. The etiological factors including changes in lifestyle, food habits, and climatic changes further point on to the possibility of involvement of Dhooshivisha (~weak poison) which in turn leads to a relapsing tendency. The long-term management of Dhooshivisha demands grass-root level intervention. If there is an involvement of Dhooshivisha, the treatment should be adopted focusing on its management. Here is a case of a 62-year-old female with a history of Keeta damsha (~insect bite) which was left untreated giving complications in a span of every six months duration. In this case, an attempt was made to find out the involvement of Dhooshivisha, and treatment was given considering the principles of Dhooshivisha chikitsa. Two sittings of Siravyadha (~venepuncture) along with internal medicines including Patolakaturohinyadi kashayam and Dhooshivishahari agada were given for a span of 21 days. The treatment provided interesting results; however, further studies can be conducted in this area for a better line of intervention.

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