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AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF KUNAKHA (ONYCHOMYCOSIS)

Dr. Yadav C. R.*, Dr. Priyanka Dariya and Dr. Arpita Sahoo

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Onychomycosis is fungal infection of nail bed, matrix or plate accounts for one-third of integumentary fungal infections and one-half of all nail diseases. Onychomycosis is most commonly caused by dermatophytes, although Candida species and nondermatophyte molds may also cause disease. Dermatophyte finger nail involvement rarely occurs without toe nail involvement. These toenails are affected in 80% of all cases of onychomycosis, dermatophyte infection mostly due to trichophyton rubrum, is the cause in over 90% of cases. In Ayurveda, it can co-relate with a disease Kunakha under the broad umbrella of Kshudra Roga, characterized by due to other causative factors rough, hard and discoloration of nails. A 33-year-old female patient reported to the outdoor, department of Sharir Kriya NIA, Jaipur, with the complains of rough, hard and yellowish discoloration of nail for last 6 months. The patient was diagnosed as Onychomycosis. A combination of dermex powder (5g) with syrup histamine (30 ml) two times in a day before meal and Kaishor Guggulu (2 Tab), Triphala Guggulu (2 Tab) twice a day with lukewarm water after meal, along with panchsakara churna (5g) in night with lukewarm water. For local application visora oil mix with Jatayadi oil for 2 months. After 2 months the combination of Nuderm forte(1tab) with khusthaghan Mahakashaya (30 ml) two times in a day before meal. Triphala Churna (5g) is administrated orally at night with Luke warm water and for local application visora oil mix with Jatyadi tail and Marichyadi tail for 2 months. After 4 month of treatment a significant response was found.

Keywords: Onychomycosis, Kunakha.


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