Md. Shahjalal Chowdhury and Dr. Bilkis Afrose Shorna
Urticaria or hives are pink to flesh-colured plaques that are non-pitting, and edematous. They can be either acute or chronic. Acute can occur at any age and lasts for less than 6 weeks, chronic hives tend to lasts longer. 10-20% of people worldwide will develop an episode of urticaria or angioedema (swelling deeper in the tissue) in their lifetime, more commonly women. The experts of Unani Medicine have also described the causative factors, clinical features, and types of Urticaria along with their management.
Objectives: In this review study we will wanted to explore the commonly of Unani System of medicine including other interventions for Urticaria. So, the present article we attempts to identify pharmacotherapy including other interventions in the treatment of Urticaria. Because Modern Allopathic Medicine sometime does not response to the chronic Urticaria & these have more side effect after use.
Methods: We searched Unani Pharmacopeia of India, Bangladesh National Unani Formularies, ND Health facts & PubMed, related internet data from inception to 15 December 2017 observational data relating to Unani Medicine and Urticaria.
Results: Evidence suggests that various interventions including pharmacotherapy used to management of Urticaria.
In light of the results of the present review study, it can be concluded that these information should help our knowledge to enrich or remind us regarding how & which Diet-Regimental Therapy (Ilaj-bit-Taghzia, Ilaj-bit-tadbeer) & Pharmacotherapy (Ilaj-bid Dawa) are to use prevent & control & treatment for Urticaria but some traditional practice approaches further should be tested with RCT for authenticity.
What are the consequences of my review article on practice or policy?
This review study will contribute to reduced prevalence Urticaria its complications safely in the world. As well, I hope, the understanding of this review study will contribute to improving health status of urticarial affected patient. By the use of Unani Medicine for Urticaria People can save from side effect of steroid, & antihistamine for urticarial problems.