Ayurveda management of varicose eczema (Vicharchika): A case report
Nikita Saxena and Anita Patel
Skin diseases are the most common health problems worldwide. Varicose eczema is such an ailment which causes Psychological, social and financial burden on patient and their families. Varicose eczema is the condition usually present secondary to varicosity of superficial veins. From Ayurveda view Vicharchika is a type of Kshudra kustha often encounted by Ayurvedic Dermatologists characterized symptoms like kandu (Itching) Srava (discharge) Pidika (vesicle) and Shyav Varna (discoloration). A 70 year old female patient reported with complain of itching, pain, burning sensation, discharge in the lateral and medial side of right leg and discoloration.The main line of treatment of Vicharchika in Ayurveda is Shod Hana Virechan (therapeutic purgation) Shaman Aushadhi (Internal medication) and raktamokshana, external treatment leech therapy. After the treatment all signs and symptoms have reduced significantly.