CLINICAL EVALUATION OF AGNIKARMA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF KADARA W.S.R TO CORN
Sachin. N. Patil*, N.H.KulkarniABSTRACT
Kadara is a Kshudra Roga. It does not cause any threat to life but can trouble person a lot. Initially Kadara is a painless condition but with its progress it can become painful. On the basis of clinical presentation the disease Kadara can be compared with Corn in modern medicine. Corn is a localized hyperkeratosis of skin in cone shape with inwardly pointed apex and outwardly placed base it is palpable as a nodule due to horny induration with a hard center. Histologically it is composed of keratin masses with intact basal layers. Even though, there are varieties of modalities aiming at cure of Kadara viz., Ointments , Corn Caps, Surgical Excision etc, but none of them are complete and devoid of recurrences. When the condition of Kadara is Surgically Excised, recurrences have been reported as it is having recurrence tendency. Hence, to overcome the recurrence ‘Agni Karma’ can be the ideal procedure. With this ideology, in the present study an effort has been made to assess the efficacy of ‘Agni Karma’ after Shastra Karma in the management of Kadara vis-à-vis Corn.
Comparative efficacy of the therapies in Group A and Group B showed statistically highly Significant (p<0.001) results in the parameters of assessment of pain and tenderness with ‘t’ value of 3.99 and 5.32 respectively. Comparative efficacy of the therapies in Group A and Group B showed statistically Significant (p<0.001) results in the parameters of assessment of itching and recurrence with ‘t’ value of 3.46 and 2.62 respectively. Comparative efficacy of the therapies in Group A and Group B showed statistically non Significant (p<0.001) results in the parameters of assessment of Size of Corn and Infection with ‘t’ value of 1.58 and 1.01 respectively.
Dr. Sachin. N. Patil, Professor, P.G Department of Shalyatantra, Shri. J.G.C.H’S. Ayurvedic Medical College Ghataprabha – 591310, Tal-Gokak, Ph: 08867202297