Blood-Letting: Competent and Imperative Approach for Alleviation of Scalp Psoriasis

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Ashay Gedam, Siddhant Ganvir, Meenakshi Yende, Kalpana Tawalare


Scalp Psoriasis is a condition that can extend to a person’s forehead, neck, and ears. Hair loss can occur if a person scratches or irritates the affected patches of skin. Scratching can also result in bleeding and infection.

In this case, a 22-year-old Male patient had been experiencing symptoms of itching over the scalp, dandruff, patches, and scaling on rubbing. Blood-letting which is a purificatory method also known as panchakarma was used to treat the patient over the course of 18 days, which included 5 sessions. The major goal of this study is to eliminate patches. The procedure used in this study was Leech Therapy, which is very beneficial in skin disorders. It works by removing the impure blood, also needling was performed which clears obstruction from capillaries and improves blood flow to the affected area. The results were astonishing just after the 1st session, and there is an overall improvement in the symptoms of the patient. Up till now, no effective cure for psoriasis has been found, hence there is a need to develop new treatment modalities for psoriasis, like Blood-letting therapy. Keeping these fundamentals in mind the current study was conducted which could be helpful to treat Scalp Psoriasis.

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