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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 27-31

Effect of Arka Taila in the Management of Karnasrava w.s.r. to Otomycosis


1 M.D. (Ayu) Scholar in Shalakya, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India
2 Reader & HOD, Dept. of Shalakya, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India
3 E. N. T. Surgeon, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India

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M.D. (Ayu) Scholar in Shalakya, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar
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Karnasrava is one among the several diseases of ear. Otomycosis is one type of diffuse otitis externa, caused by fungus predominantly Aspergillus and Candida albicans. It is one among the several causes of Otorrhoea (Karnasrava). The symptoms found are itching, pain, discharge, deafness and tinnitus etc. It is most commonly seen in hot & humid climate; Jamnagar having the similar climatic conditions, Otomycosis is quite prevalent. Among the various local treatment procedures for Karnasrava, in this study karnapurana with Arkataila after Pramarjana was selected. The drug Arkataila is having ingredients i.e. Sarsapataila, Arkaswarasa & Haridra. Total 36 patients were registered and all the patients were randomly divided into two groups. G-I 32pts) treated with Arkataila & G-II(13pts) treated with Clotrimazole (candida) ear drops. Comparative effect was assessed between Arkataila & Clotrimazole in the management of Karnasrava-Otomycosis. Almost equally highly significant results were obtained in both the groups.


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