Kshudra Rogas

The diseases which manifest in to the body due to few causative factors, appears with very few signs and symptoms and settle down with little treatment or least medicines are known as Kshudra Rogas.

Aacharya Charaka has not explained the ‘Kshudra Roga.’ While other Aacharyas like Sushrut,Vagbhata and Madhavkar has explained the separate chapter of Kshudra roga in their text .

Types of Kshudra Roga-
According to Sushruta there are 44 Kshudra rogas
According to Vagbhata there are 36 Kshudra rogas
According to Madhava Nidan there are 43 types of Kshudra Rogas.


There are some variation in names of Kshudra rogas in different Samhitas. Like Vagbhata has named Indravidda ( Sushruta ) as Vidda, Andhalaji (Sushruta) as Alaji, Mashaka( Sushruta) as Masha, Nyachcha (Sushruta) as Lochchana.

There are also variation in their classification or criteria like Aacharya Vagbhata has included Indralupta, Palita,Darunaka and Arumshika (said by Sushruta) in Shiro Roga Adhyaya because all these diseases occur in the head.

Vagbhata has included Parivartika, Avapaatika and Niruddhaprakasha ( said by Sushruta) in Guhya Roga Adhayaya

Vagbhata has included Ahiputana (said by Sushruta) under Balaroga because it has occurred in childrens.

While different Acharyas explained different types of Kshudra rogas in their text.Like Acharya Vagbhata has not mentioned

Anushayi,Rakasa,Padadarika,Vrushana kachchu and Gudabhramsha which was explained by Sushruta While Aacharya Vagbhata has mentioned

Gardami,Gandhanama,Rajika,Prasupti,Irivellika,Utkotha and Kotha in addition to thoses explained by Sushruta in the context of Kshudra Rogas

Aacharya Sushruta has included Pama and Vicharchika under both Kshudra Rogas and also Kushta while Aacharya Vagbhata and Madhavakara has covered this two diseases under the Kushta vyadhi.

Aacharya Madhavakara has explained Masurika and Visphota in his text as a independent chapters and presented them as major diseases. While Aacharya Sushruta an Vagbhata explained this diseases under the Kshudra rogas
Aacharya Vagbhata mentioned Utkotha and Kotha under Kshudra Roga criteria while Madhavkara explauined them as a independent chapter

Madhavakara has not mentioned Rakasaa (explained by Sushruta) and Rajika and Prasupti (explained by Vagbhata). He has included Neelika and Varaahadamshtra in excess.

Kshudra Rogas And Types-
Ajagallika – Eruptions or blisters occurring in children

Yavaprakhya – Blisters or eruption of the shape of barley occurring in muscles

Andhalaji / Antralaji – Big sized elevated blisters or eruptions

Vivrutaa – Broad eruptions with burning sensation

Kachchapika – Hard elevated area with eruptions resembling shell of tortoise

Valmeeka – Cystic swelling having the shape of anthill appearing over

neck,armpit,hands,foot and joints

Indraviddha / Indravruddha – Eruption appearing in the shape of lotus bud

Panasika – Painful blisters appearing inside the ear or over the ears

Pashana Gardhaba – Hard swelling occurring in the joint of the lower (temporo-mandibular joint)

Jalagardabha – Suppurated swelling spreading like herpes

Kaksha – Black painful eruption occurring in axilla(armpit)

Visphotaka – Blisters or eruptions appearing in the form of fire burns

Agnirohini – Eruption occurring in armpit with severe burning sensation

Chippa – Painful swelling of nail bed

Kunakha – Drying and blackish discoloration of nails

Anushayee – Deep rooted suppurating eruprtion

Vidaarikaa – Red eruption occurring in armpit and groin,shape of Vidari (Pueraria tuberosa)

Muscles, blood vessels and ligaments,which break open and discharge secretions

Pama – Scabies,itching in the groins or inguinal folds (folds between thighs,habds rtc)

Vicharchika – multiple eruptions with oozing and sisocoloration

Rakasa – skin sisease

Padadari – Cracks appearing in the foot

Kadara – Painful hard swelling appears in the sole of the foot

Alasa – Discharges with itching and pain occurring in between the toes

Khalitya (Indralupta, Rujya) – Hair fall (which doesn’t grow back)

Garunaka – Hard eruptions over the scalp with itching and dryness

Arumshika – small, oozing blisters occurring over the scalp and face

Palita – Greying of hairs

Masurika – Reddish – yellow eruptions occurring all over the body and in the throat

Mukha Dushika (Yuvana Pidika) – Eruptions on the face of teenagers

Padminikantaka – Round elevated swelling with thorny eruptions similar to the thorms of Lotus palnt

Jatumani – Small painless black colored swelling over the surface of the skin present right from the birth

Mashaka – Painless,hard,elevated mole

Tilakalala – Black colored,sesame shaped spots

Nyachcha – White or grey colored spots

Charmakeela – skin warts

Vyanga – Painless small, grey colored circular patch

Neelika – Painless small, black colored circular patch

Parivartika – Rolling back of the foreskin of penis over the glans, causing pain and suppuration,caused due tomasturbation etc practices

Avapaatikaa – Cracks appearing over the foreskin of the penis

Niruddhaprakasha – Total closure of the glans penis by foreskin, blocking the free passage of urine

Sanniruddha Guda – Narrowing of anal passage causing difficulty to void faeces

Ahipootana – Small eruptions occurring in the anal region along with itching and discharges, caused due to lack of cleanliness

Vrushana Kachchu – Itching of scrotum

Gudabramsha – Prolapse of anus

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