Carmakila: An effective management by kshara karma.

Epidermal nevi are hamartomas that are characterized by hyperplasia of epidermis and adnexal structures. These nevi may be classified into a number of distinct variants, which are based on clinical morphology, extent of involvement, and the predominant epidermal structure in the lesion. Variants include verrucous epidermal nevus, nevus sebaceous, nevus comedonicus, eccrine nevus, apocrine nevus, Becker's nevus, and white sponge nevus. A 22-year-old girl approached us with complaints of blackish-colored hard growth, increasing in size over the right post-auricular region since 5 years. Ksharakarma is a procedure that involves the most important surgical, para-surgical, and critical-care procedures like incision, excision, scraping, and hemostatic locally (pratisaraneeya) and generally (panneya). Pratisaraneeya kshara is prepared with herbo-mineral medicines having an average pH of 13, possessing penetrating, corrosive, scraping, and healing properties, and are evidently indicated for external application in charmakīla. For the present case, kshara karma was preferred for application as the lesion was bigger in size and the results were appreciable clinically.
AuthorsPradeep Shindhe, Mutnali Kiran
JournalJournal of Ayurveda and integrative medicine (J Ayurveda Integr Med) Vol. 4 Issue 3 Pg. 181-3 (Jul 2013) ISSN: 0975-9476 [Print] United States
PMID24250149 (Publication Type: Journal Article)

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