ISSN (Online) : 2277-4572



Author(s): Afroja Yeasmin Akhtar Roji*, Abichal Chattopadhyaya

Background-Dadru is one type of kustha which manifests in skin mainly irrespective of age & sex, whose description resembles ringworm or dermatophytosis. In modern science the clinical manifestation of dadru is closely similar to local infection/ tinea infection which is affecting 15% of population. Dadru comes under oupasargika roga. It is contagious, spread person to person by malaja krimi through sweda (contact with infected person, contact with clothes of infected person). Methods-the method used is a survey method with cross sectional approach, with a total sample 103 patients. The epidemiological characteristics of respondents surveyed consisted of the characteristics (santarpanaja nidan, gender, knowledge, occupation & personal hygiene), the characteristic of the place (population density), and the characteristic time diagnosed (months). Results-The results showed that the epidemiological characteristics of dadru were more in female sex (65.04%), with low elementary education (87.37%), had less knowledge about disease (76.69%), did not maintain personal hygiene enough (57.28%), excessive intake of santapanaja nidan (91.06), residential density had not qualified (88.34%) and most likely diagnosed in the period of June to August (57.27%). Conclusion-The incidence of dadru in Kolkata are increasing day by day. So, proper treatment protocol is needed to treat these patients. In Ayurveda, different types of preventive measures including dincharya have been mentioned to prevent spreading of oupasargika roga. All these preventive measures can be applied in prevention of dadru.