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CONCEPT OF MUKHDUSHIKA IN AYURVEDA: A REVIEW

Dr. Kannan Mani*, Dr. Sheetal A. Agrawal and Dr. Ashish S. Agrawal

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Acne is one of the most common skin-care problems for people around the world. Acne is a cutaneous pleomorphic disorder of the pilosebaceous unit involving abnormalities in sebum production and is characterized by both inflammatory (papules, pustules & nodules) and non-inflammatory (comedones, open & closed) lesions. This condition is found commonly in puberty and 80% of adolscents are affected by this disease. In Ayurveda, it is termed as Mukhadushika or Yuwan pidikaā€¯. It is very common in today s practice due to imbalanced life style (Apathy) and heavy pollution and this problem increasing day by day. It is generally due to vitiation of Vata, Kapha and Rakta having Shalmali like eruption on face. In some cases symptoms like itching, erythema on face and pain, if the nodules are inflamed. It is also called Acne Vulgaris. As the disease is having a chronic nature, modern medicines only subsides the disease for short time period along with various side effects and relapse also occur on withdrawal of medicines. Ayurveda can provide better cure for the disease and treat the root cause of the disease. The sequential administration of Shodhana therapy and certain Shamana yogas are quite beneficial. Ayurvedic medicines are cost effective, easily available and safe for long term use. In this article, thorough description of Mukhadushika is explained.

Keywords: Mukhadushika, Acne Vulgaris, yuwanpidika.


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