MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC NON-HEALING LEG ULCER BY AYURVEDIC INTERVENTIONS: A CASE REPORT
The incidence of non-healing ulcers is the most commonly increasing trend in the current scenario. Such non-healing ulcers affect the quality of life in old as well as young individuals. A non-healing ulcer is a persiflage medical problem with increased morbidity that ultimately worsens the condition of the patient leading to mental and physical stress due to the same. It also imposes an economic burden on the patient too. In spite of much-advanced research, there is no sure-shot effective management for such conditions. Ayurveda has a great record of management of such wounds on the basis of the concept of dusta Vrana (chronic non-healing wounds). Acharya Sushruta has described 60 therapeutic measures to manage such wounds with effective outcomes medically and cosmetically as well.
The present case report is the sum total of the management history of a 24-year-old gentleman, a barber by occupation suffering from a non-healing chronic ulcer for 6 years. He was admitted and treated with Prapaundrikadi ghrita - an Ayurvedic formulation described in Chakradutta in Vrana Sotha Chikitsa chapter no 44 along with some oral Ayurvedic medicines in IPD, Department of Shalya Tantra, SSH, IMS, BHU. He got improvement in the condition of the wound (wound healing was achieved) soon after the commencement of management protocol for 2 months but the treatment got discontinued due to economic weakness of the patient. The improvements have been documented by the authors and are being presented as a case report to show the efficacy of this particular Ayurvedic management protocol.
KEYWORDS:- Chronic Non-Healing Leg Ulcer, Ayurveda, Case Report