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CONCEPT AND MANAGEMENT OF OTORRHOEA (SAILAN-UL-UZN) IN UNANI MEDICINE

Abdul Nasir*, Zehra Zaidi and Gazala Fatma

ABSTRACT

The word otorrhoea is derived from a Greek word „otos‟ means a “ear” and „rhein‟ means discharge and Sailan-ul-Uzn is derived from a Arabic word „Sailan‟ means a “discharge” and „Uzn‟ means “Ear”. Most of the Unani physicians have defined the otorrhoea in the name of Sailan-ul-Uzn and explained “In this disease burning sensation develop in the external auditory canal, resulting discharge from the ear be continued and it is more common in children and having wet temperament patient”. According to Unani Medicine, such disease is commonly occurred in those who have excess rutubat (fluid) in the body and their temperament indicates balghami (phlegmatic). Symptoms appear as Waja-ul-Uzn (Ear pain/discomfort), Izdiyad-e-Hararat (increased body temperature), fullness in the ear, stabbing pain in temples, pressure build up in the ear. The unani medicine used orally in the treatment of otorrhoea mostly blood purifier, Muhallil, Musakkin, Dafe Ta‟ffun advia as well as Mujaffif for local application in the form of Dhooni (Fumigation) and Nafookh (Insufflation). However we have included all descriptions and management in unani system of medicine in this review.

Keywords: Otorrhoea, Sailan-ul-Uzn, Ear discharge.


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