Dermatomycoses (Tinea) with reference to mandala kushta
Dr. Dhanya K Anto, Dr. Acharya MV
Fungi, which are pathogenic for humans andrnaffect the skin and diseases caused by them are known as dermatophytoses, orrndermatomycoses. In ayurveda, all skin diseases has been discussed under thernbroad heading of kushta. Kushta means that which destroy with certainty and onernwhich produces discolouration over skin region. The Mandala Kushta described inrnMaha kushta category and its signs closely resembles with that of mycoticrninfections. As per Ayurvedic line of management there are two lines ofrntreatment-Shamana and Shodhana. These can be controlled by personal hygiene andrnsupportive therapy to a great extent.