An Ayurveda approach in treating pilonidal abscess - a case report

Adiga, Shripathi H and Malagi, Krishna Jayacharya and Gokarn, Rohit and Kamath, Madhusudhana (2018) An Ayurveda approach in treating pilonidal abscess - a case report. Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences, 4 (1). pp. 49-50. ISSN 2395-1397

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Abstract

Pilonidal disease is hair-filled abscess commonly seen in young age. Surgical management remains the best choice of treatment and the condition often reoccurs due to the failure in identifying and draining all the sinuses or residual hair. The current study subject reported to the department with pain and swelling in the lower back region for the past three months. The Ayurvedic management followed in current case was to drain all the sinuses and residual hair followed by Vranopachar (wound healing). Ayurvedic treatment of abscess drainage followed by wound cleaning with Triphala Kashaya and application of Jatyadi Ghruta with internal medication Gandhaka Rasayana, Amruthadi Guggulu, and Triphala Guggulu can be very useful in treating pilonidal abscess.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ayurveda; Jatyadi Ghrutha; pilonidal abscess; Triphala Kashaya.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Ayurveda
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2019 07:21
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2019 07:21
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/152719

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