It is a poxvirus infection which affects primarily young children. Individual lesions are smooth surfaced, skin coloured, firm, painless, Mudga size pearly papules. A central umbilication is characteristic. It is a Kapha-Vataj disorder.
- If lesions are limited, nicking the lesions with a needle to express the core is an option. Aggressive treatment may be emotionally traumatic and can cause scarring.
- Application of an ointment containing Shuktibhasm, Shuddh Sphatika and Yavaksara many times for 2 to 3 days, or application of Syama, Langali and Patha. As the ointment dries, it should be followed by Vrana-vat treatment.
- Pustular lesions are treated as Vrana-vat treatment.
- Caustic chemicals should not be used on Atopic skin.
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