MANAGEMENT OF MAGGOT INFLICTED WOUND – AYURVEDIC APPROACH

  • SATHISH HS Professor, Department of Shalya Tantra, TMAE’s Society Ayurvedic Medical College, Shimoga, Karnataka, India.
  • RASHMI TM Associate Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, TMAE’s Society Ayurvedic Medical College, Shimoga, Karnataka, India.
  • MALLIKARJUN ADMANI Associate Professor, Department of Dravyaguna, TMAE’s Society Ayurvedic Medical College, Shimoga, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

Unhygienic conditions attract organisms into the pathological lesion and worsen the condition, here is a case wherein the patient with psoriatic skin lesions took treatment from an unqualified person and in addition his unhygienic habit attracted maggots into the foot eating away a major chunk of his normal tissues. The case was diagnosed and treated in lines with fundamental principles of Sushruta. The case is a best example of maggots destructive and repair effect on the tissue, the wound with maggots presence healed faster than with wound without maggots.

Keywords: Vrana, Healing, Maggot

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HS, S., TM, R., & ADMANI, M. (2021). MANAGEMENT OF MAGGOT INFLICTED WOUND – AYURVEDIC APPROACH. Innovare Journal of Ayurvedic Sciences, 9(3), 1-4. https://doi.org/10.22159/ijas.2021.v9i3.41231
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