Login   |  Users Online: 1483 Home Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
Search Article 
Advanced search 
   Home | About us | Editorial board | Search | Ahead of print | Current issue | Archives | Submit article | Instructions | Subscribe | Contacts
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 397-400

Effect of Basti (oil enema) therapy for the management of cough in pertussis

1 Associate Professor, Department of Kaumarabhritya, B.V.D.U. College of Ayurved, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of Dravyaguna, B.V.D.U. College of Ayurved, Pune, Maharashtra, India
3 Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, S.S. Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Rahul H Gujarathi
'Shree' A-6, Suparshwanath D Society, 692/693, Market Yard Road, Gultekdi, Pune - 411 037, Maharashtra
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-8520.127722

Rights and Permissions

Bordetella pertussis continues to circulate even in countries with good childhood vaccination coverage. Sporadic cases are still observed either due to no vaccination, incomplete vaccination or as a result of failure of vaccination. Though acute in nature it has a longer disease span with multiple life-threatening complications despite adequate management. This study was undertaken to study the effect of Sneha Basti (oil enema) in pertussis in relation to reduction in intensity of cough and complications of the disease when administered along with the conventional pharmacological therapy. Patients with the clinical picture mimicking pertussis were screened, investigated for pertussis and appropriate conventional pharmacological therapy of Erythromycin a preferred antimicrobial agent was started. Concurrently, Sneha Basti was administered to these two children. Both patients showed favourable results in terms of reduction of Kasa (cough) and the disease period with a faster recovery when compared to conventional therapy alone as has been observed routinely. No complications incurred during the complete disease span. It was concluded that if the pharmacological therapy is augmented with the complimentary systems of medicines, it can reduce the prolonged span and intensity of the disease and prevent other complications.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded520    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal