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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 70

PA03.01. A clinical study on the management of vicharchika (eczema) by brihat haridrakhanda and lepa of arka taila in children

Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda College, Hassan, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0257-7941.123893

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  1. To find out an easily available and considerably low cost, safe and effective remedy for the treatment of Vicharchika. 2. Clinical assessment of the efficiency of Brihat haridrakhanda orally & Arka taila as per in the management of Dry eczema. 3. To evaluate the clinical efficacy of Brihat haridrakhanda ora lly & Arka taila as per in the management of Wet eczema. 4. To compare the effect of Brihat haridrakhanda orally & Arka taila on Dry & wet Eczema.
Method: 30 cases of Vicharchika were selected randomly from OPD and IPD of Kaumarabhritya S.D.M. College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan.Study is carried out in two groups, each containing 15 patients.Dry group Patient with dry lesion (Shushka Vicharchika). Wet group Patient with wet lesion. (Sravi Vicharchika)Both groups had given Brihat Haridrakhanda orally & Lepa of Arka Taila for 1month along with follow up for 1 month and results observed. Dose:a) Brihat Haridrakhand: 5gms mixed with lukewarm milk; twice daily half an hour before food.b) Arkataila: required quantity for external application. Result: The study showed there was statistically significant improvement in Kandu (83.33 %),Pidaka (58%),Vaivarnata (55 %) Rookshata (66.66 %) & number of patches (50%) in dry group & there was statistically significant improvement in Kandu (63.63 %), Pidaka (40 %), Vaivarnata (59.26 %), Srava (60 %) & number of patches (50%) in wet groupThe study concluded that there was better improvement in the Dry group in reduction of Kandu, Pidaka, Daha, & Number of patches compares to wet group while in wet group there was better improvement seen in reduction of Vaivarnata & Area of patch compare to Dry group. Conclusion: Local application and oral medication is more effective. The drugs are having the property Kaphahara, Kandughna, Sravahara & helps in reduction of Rookshata. Brihat Haridrakhanda is sweet and easily palatable.

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