Hard and soft chancre - ataSaka

Hemicrania continua is characterised by a continuous, fluctuating, unilateral pain without shifting sides of the head. The pain is, typically, mild to moderate in intensity and in the majority of patients episodes of severe pain are superimposed on the continuous baseline pain. During these episodes (called exacerbations, which can last from 20 minutes to several days) the sufferer may experience a variable combination of autonomic features such as eye-watering, eye redness, nasal blocking or running, and eye lid drooping. These will occur on the same side of the pain. Also migrainous symptoms such as light or sound sensitivity, nausea and vomiting are also present. The condition is usually unremitting, however, some patients have an episodic or remitting form with distinct headache phases separated by pain-free remission.

The incidence and prevalence of hemicrania continua are unknown. Hemicrania continua is more common in women. The condition usually starts in adulthood, yet the range of onset is from 5 to 67 years of age.

Compound Preparations

1. Tribhuvanakirti Rasa: 1 to 2 Vai to be taken two times with milk 100 to 250 ml.

2. Godanti Bhasma: 1 g. to be taken with Laghu Pacamula Kvatha 12 to 24 ml. twice a day.

3. Godanti MiSraa: 1 g. to be taken with 100 to 250 ml. milk twice a day.

External Applications

1. A Nasya of 2 to 4 drops of ghee.

2. A Nasya (snuff) of fine powder of Kaphala (box myrtle).

3. An Avapiana Nasya of juice of fruit and root of Sirisa.