Ayurveda is a deep ocean of knowledge in which not only systemic diseases but also local minor diseases are described in details. Cosmetic diseases are the diseases which affect emotional, psychological and social well-being of affected person. Darunaka being a cosmetic disease is described as Kshudra Roga or as Kapalgat Roga in Ayurveda. Darunaka is harmless causing no pain but lower self-confidence and leads to psychological stress. Everyone is very conscious about hair care and Darunaka is one of the major causes of hair loss according to Ayurveda.
Now a days pollution is increased and due to busy life style people are taking fast food like Ahar and improper Vihar, many of young peoples are applying chemicals over scalp to styling the hair and these people not applying proper hair oil etc. causing incidence of Darunaka with symptoms like kandu, rukshata, twaksphutan, kesh-chyuti etc due to vitiation of vata and kapha dosha. Due to similarity of sign and symptoms, In Ayurveda the nearest correlation of dandruff (pityriasis capitis) and seborrheic dermatitis can be made with darunaka.
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