Recurrent abscesses: There are a few disease conditions which occur repetitively even after a good course of treatment. recurrent abscesses is one such disease. It is quite often seen in clinical practice that even after antibiotic therapy some abscesses recur. Ayurveda has many effective abscess treatment options. Here is an explanation about how far Ayurvedic treatment would benefit in the recurrent abscess treatment.
Abscess causes – Ayurvedic explains diseases in terms of Doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Master Sushruta, the father of surgery has devoted two chapters for Abscesses. one to explain abscess causes and symptoms and another to explain abscess treatment.
Abscess is caused by Vitiation of imbalanced Tridoshas affecting skin, blood, muscle, fatty tissue, and bones.
based on certain features, abscess can be classified into Vata, pitta, kapha, etc types.
Sushruta also explains abscess occurring due to external causes such as in injury and also abscess occurring due to internal causes.
Abcess ayurvedic treatment –
Drain abscess – Sushruta explains that the abscess with pus collection should be neatly drained first. This process is called as Vidravana / shastrabhedana. After draining, it the affected area is to be washed with Panchamoola kashaya.
Following that a paste (Poultice) made with licorice and other herbs such as Dashamoola (group of ten herbs), Bala (Sida cordifolia), turmeric, etc is applied.
Panchakarma therapy – pridmoninantly Virechana therapy is administered.
The poultice with various herbs is applied in the treatment, based on the pridominance of Doshas.
Caution in Abscess treatment –
Sushruta says – Nishhalyamatha vijnaaya kartavyam vranashodhanam |
In cases of abscess due to external injury, the doctor should make sure that the abscess is free of foreign particles such as needle, piece of wood etc, before adopting the abscess cleansing technique.
abscess home remedy : While abscess needs treatment under medical supervision, Some relief can be sought by following a few home remedies as well. Click on the link to know about abscess home remedies as specified by Master Sushruta.