Author(s): Prasad Mamidi *, Kshama Gupta
Atopic eczema (AE) is an inflammatory, pruritic, chronic, relapsing skin disease and it is one of the most common skin disease which affects up to 1- 3% of adults in most countries of the world. The Ayurvedic equivalent of AE is ‘Vicharchika’. The present case report deals with the two cases of AE came for Ayurvedic treatment. Both the patients have received panchakarma treatment followed by internal medicines for the period of one month. The efficacy of treatment was assessed on Eczema area and severity index (EASI). Before starting the treatment and after one month completion of treatment, total two assessments were carried out on EASI. virechana and vasti are beneficial for the immediate relief of signs and symptoms in eczema. Ayurvedic internal medicines followed by shodhana procedures are effective for preventing the recurrence of eczema and to maintain the sustained relief after shodhana. Virechana karma is found to be beneficial in avascular necrosis of the hip joint.