By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S
Ajagallika is without doubt one of the ailments talked about below the context of Kshudra Rogas i.e., minor ailments. The illness is alleged to be manifested primarily in youngsters. Due to this fact, it may be thought of as a particular pediatric situation i.e., bala roga. Grasp Srikantadatta opines that this illness may additionally manifest within the adults however has been seen to predominantly happen within the youngsters and therefore Grasp Sushruta has harassed and specified the phrase ‘balanam’ i.e., that which happens within the youngsters, whereas explaining the ajagallika illness.
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Dosha predominance – Kapha and Vata are predominantly vitiated in ajagallika.
Tissues concerned – Rasa tissue is principally contaminated by the doshas and therefore the pores and skin is concerned within the illness. Pores and skin is the positioning of manifestation of the illness.
Measurement and form of the lesion – the lesion seems to be like mudga i.e., a grain of inexperienced gram. Prognosis – this illness is curable.
Treatises by which ajagallika has been defined –
Signs of Ajagallika
Ajagallika is a lesion occurring as a result of vitiation of kapha and vata. This illness manifests primarily within the youngsters. The character and options of the blister is as described under –
- Snigdhah – oily look
- Savarnaa – coloration just like that of the encircling pores and skin
- Grathita – nodular
- Niruja – painless
- Mudga sannibha – measurement and form of grain of inexperienced gram
Moreover, Nyaya Chandrika commentary tells that the blister will even have measurement and form of masha i.e. black gram other than resembling a green gram grain. Due to this fact, ajagallika blister could seem in 2 varieties both like a inexperienced gram or black gram. The commentary additionally clarifies that the lesions are restricted to the pores and skin and muscle mass and don’t encroach to the deeper tissues.
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- Publicity to the etiological components which collectively vitiate kapha and vata
- Simultaneous aggravation of kapha and vata (aggravated vata takes the affiliation of kapha or pulls it into the pores and skin and muscle mass – Nyaya Chandrika commentary)
- The aggravated doshas get lodged within the pores and skin and muscle mass
- Blisters / boils / lesions resembling inexperienced gram or black gram seem that are oily, painless, and nodular and have related coloration of the encircling pores and skin
- This situation is named as Ajagallika (manifests primarily in youngsters)
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Therapy of Ajagallika
The remedy rules of ajagallika are primarily based on whether or not the lesions are suppurated or non-suppurated. In each these circumstances the precept of remedy will differ. Due to this fact, the doctor ought to be capable to differentiate each these circumstances from the remedy perspective. This additionally displays that the prognosis of the levels of ajagallika is essential for correct and complete remedy to be carried out.
This additionally makes us perceive that Ajagallika is of two sorts –
- Apakva – immature / non-suppurated – acute
- Pakva – mature / suppurated – power
Ajagallika is of two sorts –
- That manifesting in youngsters
- Grownup sort
Ayurveda has specified that ajagallika is manifested primarily in youngsters, the dialogue of ajagallika and associated remedy right here is restricted to the illness manifested in youngsters. The identical rules of remedy shall be carried out in ajagallika manifested in grownup.
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Therapy by levels (A.Hr)
- Immature blisters – bloodletting shall be carried out. For this jalauka avacharana i.e. leech utility shall be carried out.
- Mature blisters – when the lesions get matured and break open, it’s handled on traces of vrana chikitsa i.e. on the traces of treating ulcers / wounds.
The remedy precept of ajagallika has been defined in an identical approach in Ashtanga Sangraha.
Bloodletting is completed utilizing leech application in case of immature illness. Following this the paste of the under talked about herbs shall be utilized on the lesion –
- Yavakshara – alkali of complete plant of barley
- Shukti – pearl oyster
- Saurashtrika – alum
Simply by pricking the blisters of ajagallika with contemporary and sharp thorns of Kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum) plant they get matured rapidly, break open and get healed.
Vrshamuladi Lepa – paste of vrshamula, roots of Adhatoda vasica and vishala – Citrullus colocynthis shall be utilized over the ajagallika lesion. If the blister is tough, preparations of alkalies shall be utilized or poured on them and break them open.
Ajagallika is correlated to a illness of the trendy time named Molluscum Contagiosum. The form and measurement of the lesion resembling that of inexperienced gram shall be correlated to the pearly papules of molluscum contagiosum with attribute central umbilication.
Molluscum contagiosum is a sort of viral pores and skin an infection. The causative agent (virus) additionally carries the identical title as that of the illness. It’s common in youngsters however can have an effect on adults additionally, primarily in those that have weakened immune methods. This illness is taken into account as a sexually transmitted illness when genitals are concerned in adults having regular immune system.
The illness is characterised by raised bumps presenting on the higher layers of the pores and skin. Often it’s painless. Most frequently they go away with out being handled. In addition they don’t depart scars after they get resolved. The virus could final for various lengths of time (completely different in numerous people). The lesions may additionally stay for various durations of time starting from 2 months to 4 years. In these having weak or compromised immune system, this situation could turn into troublesome to deal with or could trigger extreme results or issues.
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How does the illness transmit?
- Direct pores and skin contact with an individual having this virus (person-to-person)
- Touching any object contaminated by the virus
The an infection of molluscum contagiosum would unfold to surrounding pores and skin if the lesions are scratched or injured.
This illness is brought on when one acquires M. contagiosum virus, a sort of poxvirus. Lively lesions of the sufferers can transmit the virus. The transmission may occur from the pores and skin of 1 a part of the physique to the pores and skin of different elements of the physique of the identical individual.
Transmission of Molluscum Contagiosum
M. contagiosum virus could move from one individual to the opposite in some ways. Pores and skin contact with contaminated individual could happen by
- touching the lesions of an contaminated individual,
- amongst youngsters whereas enjoying,
- on account of sexual contact in adults
- throughout contact sports activities
Floor contact – one can contact the virus by touching the surfaces which the contaminated individual had touched, like contaminated clothes, toys and many others.
Sharing – sharing the sports activities gear utilized by the contaminated individual. Instance, soccer helmets, wrestling mats, baseball gloves and many others
Inner unfold – after getting contacted the virus the an infection would possibly unfold all through the physique. Equally the an infection / virus could unfold from one a part of the physique to a different. This occurs by touching different a part of the physique after touching, scratching, rubbing or shaving (over a bump).
Different factors of curiosity –
- Transmission is discovered to happen extra in moist environments.
- The virus wouldn’t unfold to different individual if the lesions will not be energetic / not seen.
In accordance with consultants it’s doubtless that swimmers transmit this virus by way of many issues like shared towels, equipments, or pores and skin contact. So it may be frequent situation in swimmers.
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The signs could also be seen generally between 2-7 weeks after one acquires the molluscum contagiosum virus. A small group of painless bumps could seem at first. The looks of bumps could fluctuate. They could happen as a single bump or a patch comprising of as many as 20 or extra bumps.
The attribute look of bumps in molluscum contagiosum –
- Measurement – small, 2-5 millimeters in diameter/ measurement varies from that of the top of a pin to that of an eraser on the pencil prime
- Texture – Shiny / easy
- Shade – white, pink or flesh coloured
- Form – agency, raised, dome or spherical formed with a pit / dimple / indentation within the center (elevated on the perimeters and depressed on the heart)
- Content material – waxy materials filling the central core
- Location – anyplace, besides on palms or soles, particularly discovered on the face, neck, stomach, arms, armpits, fingers, legs or torso in youngsters and over interior thigh, genitals (if the an infection is sexually transmitted) and stomach in adults
- Modifications – bumps could turn into crimson, infected or itchy
- Disseminated secondary eczema
- Widespread and bigger than typical molluscum contagious most frequently manifested on the face (primarily in these with compromised immunity)
- Sudden scarring with pitted look (could also be brought on by surgical procedure additionally)
- Immune response to an infection – the bumps and pores and skin across the lesions could turn into crimson and infected.
- An infection of bumps happen if they’re scratched
- If the lesions happen on the eyelids, conjunctivitis can develop.
Anybody can contact the an infection of this virus and might endure from the illness. However the under talked about usually tend to purchase the virus greater than the others and therefore are the chance components of the illness –
Bodily examination – the physician will diagnose molluscum contagiosum after analyzing distinct traits and look as defined above.
For affirmation, pores and skin biopsy could also be suggested. It’s because molluscum contagiosum ought to be differentially identified with pores and skin most cancers, warts and chickenpox.
One ought to keep away from touching the pores and skin of one other one that has been contaminated with molluscum contagiosum. That is one of the best ways to stop getting contaminated.
Find out how to forestall spreading the an infection?
If you’re contaminated with molluscum contagiosum chances are you’ll comply with the under talked about measures to stop spreading the an infection to others –
- Make an everyday follow of washing hand with heat water and cleaning soap. Additionally instruct the kids at hand wash recurrently and practice them with correct hand washing methods.
- Don’t share private objects like towels, clothes, soaps, hair brushes and many others with others.
- Keep away from sharing different’s sport gear or yours with others.
- One ought to keep away from touching the lesions / bumps on his / her personal physique or these of contaminated individual. Shaving over the contaminated areas may unfold the virus.
- Usually clear the bumps and maintain them coated.
- One ought to alert the others to not contact him or his supplies if he / she are contaminated with M. contagiosum.
- These having lesions within the genital space ought to keep away from sexual contact till they’re fully handled and the lesions have completely disappeared.
- Whereas swimming one shall cowl the lesions with a water-tight bandage.
Most instances the lesions of molluscum contagiosum will go away with out remedy. Therapy may not be required in any respect if the individual has a wholesome immune system. For the reason that lesions are too contagious the medical doctors would advise them to be eliminated earlier than they disappear on their very own. Combos of therapies normally work which embrace a methodical combination of scraping, cryotherapy and utility of medicines that causes blisters which elevate off the bumps.
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Proper time to see the physician
- Lesions are bigger than regular, situated on face and neck
- Having atopic dermatitis
- Obtained remedy that reduces immunity
- Acquired a well being downside that reduces immunity
- Having low immunity
- Having considerations about spreading the virus to others
A number of of the under talked about therapies may be efficient for these affected by molluscum contagiosum –
- Cryotherapy – freezing the lesions / bumps with liquid nitrogen
- Curettage – piercing and scraping off the lesions / bump
- Laser remedy
- Topical remedy – utility of lotions or chemical compounds
- Lotions containing iodine and salicylic acid / potassium hydroxide
- Trichloroacetic acid
- Cantharidin utility
- Imiquimod (T cell modifier)
Pregnant girls, girls planning being pregnant and people breastfeeding shall take warning earlier than taking these medicines. They need to let their physician to know their standing. For HIV sufferers contracting molluscum contagiosum, ART (Antiretroviral Remedy) is the simplest remedy.
The illness resolves all by itself in these having good immunity. It usually takes about 6-12 months for the decision to happen with out scarring. In many individuals it might take few months or years earlier than the bumps of molluscum contagiosum disappears. In these with compromised immunity or having issues associated to immune system the an infection could turn into extra persistent and may last more.
The an infection or virus now not stays within the physique as soon as the lesions fade out. Throughout this era one won’t unfold the virus to others or to 1’s personal elements. The bumps will reappear if one will get contaminated as soon as once more. One can get contaminated as soon as once more despite having bought contaminated as soon as, extra so if the immunity tapers within the coming days.