Atopic Dermatitis – Charmadala Kushta: Case Study



Charmadala is grouped into minor skin diseases (Kshudra kushta) in Ayurveda. It is compared with Atopic dermatitis.

Features – Ayurveda

Reference: Charaka Samhita Kushta Chikitsa – 7th chapter.
Shape and Appearance – Charmadala Kushta presents with boils with itching and redness all around the lesion.
Signs –
Raktam – Redness around the boils
Sphotam – Boils

Predominant Symptoms
Kandu – Itching
Ruja – Pain
Dalati – erosions or cracks in the skin
Samsparsha Asaha – Tenderness, the person doesn’t allow the afflicted part of skin to be touched

Dosha Predominance – Pitta and Kapha Doshas

Case Study

Treated by Dr Amrita at Sharada Ayurvedic Hospital, Mangaluru.

Age – 13 yrs
date of first visit- 7/10/19

Patient complained of pinkish red skin lesion in both the foot, along with pain and oozing since few months. Unable to wear…

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