It is a contagious disease which is caused through sexual inter course with an infected person.
According to ayurveda, this disease is of five types: Three varities are caused due to the vitiation of the three different doshas of the body. One is caused due to the vitiation of the blood.Last varity is caused due to the vitiation of all the three doshas together.
Generally the male organ or the outer vagina is the affected part and pain is noticed in the affected part which is like the piercing of a needle. Eruptions appear which are like small boils and secrete pus yellowish in color. If the chancre is caused due to the vitiation of all the three doshas of the body then it is incurable. In chancre which is caused due to the vitiation of the blood, blood from the affected part may be exuded. Wounds appear when the boils burst and the affliction spreads to the prepuce and the glans of the penis in males and the clitoris and the minor labia in the females. The affected parts become tender to touch and also itchy and swollen.
AYURVEDIC MEDICINES AND PRESCRIPTIONS
The ayurvedic medicines prescribed in the case of chancre are:
1. Chopchina Churna, Varadadii Guggul, Rasamanikya:
Dose: 1 gm each of Chopchina Churna and Varadadii Guggul and 100 mg of Rasamanikya should be taken with a decoction of neem leaves two times in a day.
Dose: 15 ml to be taken with water after meals two times in a day.
Chopchinadi Pak One tea spoon should be taken with milk at breakfast.
Dose: 200 mg to be taken with water before going to bed.
4. Bhairava Ratnavali:
Dose: 750 mg to be taken for the first 3 days and 200 mg to be taken for the next 11 days.
DIET AND OTHER REGIMEN
- A salt free diet is recommended as it helps in fast recovery.
- Fried and spicy foods should be avoided. Also bitter, sour and pungent substances should be avoided.
- The pelvic region, especially the male organ should be cleaned thoroughly. Decoction of neem leaves may be used to wash the affected region and dried properly.
- Using hot water and even milk to wash or clean the affected area is also helpful
- Sexual inter course is strictly forbidden.