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LOCAL COMPLICATIONS OF SNAKE BITE AND IT’S MANAGEMENT THROUGH AYURVEDA W. R.TO VISHAUPADRAVA: A REVIEW

Dr. Kalpana R. Chavhan* and Dr. Dipti K. Bopate

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It is clear that in many regions of the world, snake-bite is an important medical emergency and cause of hospital admission. It results in the death or chronic disability of many active younger people, especially those involved in farming and plantation work. However, the true scale of mortality and acute and chronic morbidity from snake-bite remains uncertain because of inadequate reporting in almost every part of the region. Snake bite creates systemic as well as local complications on the body of a bitten person.The local complications at bite site may arise depends on a variety of factors such as the species of snake involved, the venom, the amount injected, location of injection, patient
factors could also be important body size , distribution of venom, children, adult etc. Active management is helpful for the survival of the individual, but there are certain local complications like cellulites, numbness over the area, paralysis of the region, tissue damage and necrosis, infection, Chronic ulceration etc. at snake bite site. Vagbhata mentioned 16 Vishaupadrava and its management among which some local Updrava due to Sarpadansha are also described. This review includes an effort to focus on the bite site complications due to snake venom, it’s modern science perspective and the measures of its treatment in Ayurveda.

Keywords: Snake bite, Snake venom, Complications, Vishupadrava, Sarpdansha.


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