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MANAGEMENT OF DERMATOPHYTOSIS OR PADARTHAMARAI IN SIDDHA SYSTEM - A CASE STUDY

G. S. Lekha* and A. Kanagarajan

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Background: Siddha System of Medicine illustrates the pathological conditions that flare-up on the skin as Thol Noigal which is under the special system of medicine requiring special therapeutic measures. The major portion of Thol Noigal is compiled under ‘Kutta Rogam’ and ‘Karappan’. There are 18 types of Kuttam wherein the clinical features of ‘Pundareega Kuttam’ somewhat resembles that of Dermatophytosis – Padarthamarai. Objectives: The aim of the study is to exemplify the efficacy of Siddha formulations in the management of Dermatophytosis. Materials and Methods: This Case study illustrates the assessment of lesion by using the clinical features such as Erythema, Itching, Induration, Eruption and Dryness and the treatment according to the fundamental principles in Siddha system and documented the prognosis by assessing the grade of lesion. Results & Discussion: The intake of Parangipattai Chooranam with Palagarai Parpam and Sivanar Amirtham with suitable adjuvant – milk as mentioned in the literature can effectively reduce the clinical manifestation of Padarthamarai noi, if the dietary and lifestyle modification is also being followed by the subjects. Conclusion: It reveals that the line of treatment in Siddha, dietary and life style modification plays an important role in the management of Dermatophytosis - Padarthamarai.

Keywords: Thol Noigal, Pundareega Kuttam, Karappan,Padarthamarai and Dermatophytosis.


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