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REVIEW OF DADRU KUSHTHA W.S.R. TO FUNGAL DERMATOPHYTOSIS: A CONCEPTUAL STUDY

Ashok Kumar*, Budha Ram Gwala, H. M. L. Meena, Harish Bhakuni and Bharatkumar Chhaganbhai Padhar

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The word ‘Kushtha’ stands for all types of skin disorders. Acharya Charaka described Dadru under Kshudra Kushtha, which is characterized by Udagata Mandala (raised patch) associated with Kandu (itching), Raga (redness), and Pidika (eruptions) and is Pitta Kaphaja predominance skin disease. It has a resemblance to Fungal Dermatophytosis. It is a common skin condition caused by superficial tinea infection, which is easily spread by contact and contamination. This study aimed to review of Dadru as per Ayurveda and modern science has been summarized. The present study is based on an analysis of ancient science, related published research works, and contemporary literature. Common cause are incompatible diet and food habits, which lead to Dadru Kushtha. The remission and relapses are common therefore, one should take necessary to treat the root cause. In Ayurveda treatment mainly focuses on avoiding the etiological factors (Nidana Parivarjanam) and breaking of pathology (Samprapti Vighatana) and ultimately is Dhatu Samya.

Keywords: Dadru, Kushtha, Fungal Dermatophytosis.


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