This is also a disease occurring in infancy and early childhood, due to deficiency of Vitamin D, affecting bones in the body. In Ayurveda it is called as “Phakka” and is Vata disease.
Marasmic children are seldom rachitic, but as soon as the infant begins to put on weight, rickets is likely to develop. Because t develops only when growth starts taking place and there is deficieny of Vitamin D and calcium. The infant with rickets is characteristically restless, cries frequently, and mayperspire excessively. Muscles of abdomen and limbs become very weak without tone, with abdominal distention. Normal developmental activities like crawling, sitting are delayed and the eruption of teeth is prolonged. Various deformities in bones of skull and thorax develop.
The bony deformity may become permanent if it is not treated in time. Therefore start the treatment as early as possible. Massage the aby with chandan bala lakshadi oil, dashapak babadi oil, ashwagandhadi oil, narayn oil and expose the child to early morning sun orto infra red light for 15 to 20 inutes. Supplement of natural calcium like, coral oxide 25 mgm, twice a day with ashwagandharishta 15 ml. twice a day for 1 month.
Tab. Kumarkalyana rasa (with gold and pearl) (BR) 1 tab. Twice a day for 1 month gives beneficial results. Tis can be supplemented with arvindasava (BR0 10 ml twice a day for 1 month.
Give plenty of milk, butter and tonifying diet like meat soup, almonds with fruits and green vegetables.