COMPARE THE EFFICACY OF JEERAKADYA TAILA AND GANDHAKADYA TAILA ON PAMA (SCABIES) IN CHILDREN
Keywords:Kshudra Kushtha, Pama, Scabies Jeerakadya Taila, Gandhakadya Taila.
In 21st century unhygienic condition, improper diet, polluted environment due to urbanization makes child more susceptible for various skin diseases. Among them Pama is highly contagious and commonest skin diseases mostly occurring in children. Pama is one of the types of Kshudra Kushtha as the ‘Kshudra’ word itself means not having more importance. Pama can be compared with scabies which is caused by parasite sarcoptes scabei having similar Clinical features. This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of Jeerakadya taila and Gandhakadya Taila in the management of Pama. Jeeraka, Rasasindhoor and Katu taila are having Kandughna and Kushthagna properties. It is used for external application only. Gandhakadya Taila contains the drugs Gandhak and Katu taila which are having Kusthaghna and Kandughna, Krumighna properties. It is also used for external application only. The aim of the study is to find out the Aetio- pathogenesis of Pama in children, compare the efficacy of Jeerakadya Taila and Gandhakadya taila on Pama in children, evaluate the efficacy of Jeerakadya Taila externally on Pama, to find out the efficacy of Gandhakadya taila externally on Pama. Minimum 60 diagnosed children with Pama (scabies) were randomly selected for the clinical study and divided into two groups. Group A (30) Group B (30) children were treated with external administration of Jeerakadhya taila, Gandhakadhya taila respectively in the dose of as per requirement depends upon the extension of lesions for a period of 7 days and was applied after bath and when child gets slept. The effect of both therapies on the symptoms of Pama was significant. However, the group B has provided comparatively more significant result, it may be because of Gandhakaday Taila contains Gandhak i.e. Sulphar in it and Sulphar is the best drug for Pama (scabies). Better results were found in group B rather than group A. The study suggests that external application of Gandhakadya Taila is quite suitable therapy than external application of Jeerakadya Taila in Pama.
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