An Ayurvedic Approach to Paronychia w.s.r. to Kunakha: A Single Case Study

Authors

  • Tabassum Parveen MD Scholar, Department of Roga Nidana Evam Vikriti Vigyan, National Institute of Ayurveda, Deemed to be University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
  • Reetu Sharma Associate Professor, Department of Roga Nidana Evam Vikriti Vigyan, National Institute of Ayurveda, Deemed to be University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47070/ayushdhara.v10iSuppl3.1197

Keywords:

Kshudraroga, Paronychia, Asthimajjavruta vata, Kunakha

Abstract

In Ayurveda all types of nail infections are referred as Kunakha. Word ‘Ku’ means ‘Bad’ and ‘Nakha’ means nail. In modern science, paronychia is one of the clinical conditions of nail bed infection. It induces ugliness to hands due to chronic recurrent infection, which is generally bacterial or fungal in nature. A single case study showing Kunakha condition, which had resistant to therapy in contemporary science, encouraging results after the administration of external and palliative Ayurvedic treatment (Shaman Chikitsa). Consecutive administration of Ayurvedic treatments (internal and external) for 60 days had shown positive outcomes in clinical symptoms as well as a notable change in appearance. The pathogenic characteristics of the nail were successfully diminished by the Shothahara, Rakta Prasadaka, and Strotoshodhaka action of the therapy, which was planned according to the fundamentals of Ayurveda.

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Published

01-07-2023

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Tabassum Parveen, Reetu Sharma. An Ayurvedic Approach to Paronychia w.s.r. to Kunakha: A Single Case Study. Ayushdhara [Internet]. 2023Jul.1 [cited 2024May31];10(Suppl3):7-13. Available from: https://ayushdhara.in/index.php/ayushdhara/article/view/1197

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