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EVALUATION OF THE EFFECT OF GUDASUNTHI NASYA IN STATUS ASTHMATICUS W.S.R. TO TAMAKA SHWASA: A CASE STUDY

Dr. Digvesh Bhoye*, Dr. Vicky Patel, Dr. Chintan Gamit and Dr. Tejal Ganvit

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Status asthmaticus (also referred to as acute severe asthma) is an acute exacerbation of asthma that does not respond to standard treatments of bronchodilators and corticosteroids. Half of cases are due to infections with others caused by allergen, air pollution, insufficient or inappropriate medication. In Ayurveda classics, among five types of Shwasa roga, Tamaka shwasa is considered to be medicinally treatable disease. Basically Tamaka shwasa is characterized by difficulty in breathing; this term is now being used to denote bronchial asthma. Here presenting a case study of 28 year old male patient came with chief complains were Shortness of breath, Can’t speak in full sentences, extreme wheezing, Feel agitated, confused, tightness of chest; On examination: pulse rate-120/min, respiratory rate-30/min, blood pressure- 140/90mmHg. On systematic examination: respiratory auscultation- suprascapular and bilateral Wheeze +++. On the basis of symptoms patient was diagnosed as Status asthmaticus (Tamaka Shwasa). Hence administrated Gudasunthi Nasya which was advised by Astangahridaya Chikitsasthana Shwasahikkachikitsa. Within an hour patient had completely relief from the primary symptoms of breathlessness and came out from acute condition. Then patient had administrated conservative medicine i.e. Vasakasava, Shwasakuthar ras, Ajmodadi churna along with Pratimarsh nasya of Anu tail for the duaration of 7 days.

Keywords: Medical emergencies, Status asthmaticus, Gudasunthi nasya.


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