META-ANALYSIS OF HERBAL CURE FOR PITYRIASIS VERSICOLOR: A CASE REPORTAbstract
Background: Pityriasis Versicolor (PV) is a cutaneous fungal infection of the skin revealed by changes in skin pigmentation due to colonization by a dimorphic lipophilic fungus of the skin, known as Malassezia furfur. There is an impact on the psychological status of patients resulting in anxiety or depression. This disease is predominant in warm and hot climates. Currently, no ideal drug of choice exists with minimal side effects to treat PV. Objective: To assess the incidence, characteristics of the lesions, and effectiveness of the herbal procedure. Aim: To treat PV individuals with herbal treatment by minimizing side effects. Methods: The herbal cure was chosen based on a preferable study; different types of herbs used are Neem powder, herbal baths, turmeric, and streaming, which helped to clear PV patches present on the skin. The diagnosis is clinical, but a direct examination must be done. The present clinical research study is on the potentiation of the body’s ability to eliminate PV by manipulating the diet and managing lifestyle for PV. Results: Herbal remedy succeeded in curing severe PV over eight weeks and with complete healing, which might be used in the treatment regimen. There are no side effects observed during herbal treatment. In addition, an altered diet has supported the alleviation of PV. Conclusion: Herbal cure helped to manage PV. Lifestyle modifications potentiated incomplete elimination of PV.
Puranapanda Suvarna Siddeswari *, Kiranmai Mandava and Sneha Thakur
Department of Pharmacy Practice, St. Pauls College of Pharmacy, Turkayamjal, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
12 June 2022
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