The blood coursing through the whole body when aggravated by any cause whatsoever becomes heated and imparts a copper colour to the skin, complexion and the eyeballs of the patient. It produces a blcody smell in the mouth and the body, and the patient feels a burning and contracting sensation as if he is surrounded by fire. 38. Treatment: - Fasting should be prescribed at the outset in such a case and then the diet should be regulated conformably to the nature and intensity of the deranged bodily Dosha involved therein. If such burning sensation (in the body) be still unrelieved, the patient should be treated with a diet largely composed of the soup of Jangala flesh and venesection in the ex-tremeties should then be resorted to duly in conformity with the rules (prescribed in Chapter VIII (Classification Of Occular Affection According To The Different Modes Of Treatment (Netra-Roga-Chikitsá-VibháGa-VijnáNiya)) - Sarira Sthana). Cases of burning sensation due to the aggravation of Pitta would produce the symptoms of Pittaja fever and remedies for Pittaja fever should in such cases be resorted to. 39.
The watery part is dried up in the event of an unslaked thirst, thus generating a heat in the organism. This produces an extreme dryness of the lip, throat and palate and a burning sensation (Daiha) both in the skin and inside the organism of the patient followed by the coming out of the tongue and the trembling of the whole body. The medical treatment under such circumstances consists in alleviating the heat and adding to the watery component of the body. A large draught of cold water or cooled milk saturated with a copious quantity of sugar, or of the expressed juice of sugar-cane or of Mantha should be given to the patient to his satiety under the circumstances. 40-41.
An intense burning sensation in the body is caused by the presence of accumulated blood in the abdomen (Koshtha), the symptoms and therapeutics of which are those mentioned in the chapter on Sadyo-vrana (Chap. II - Chikitsita-Sthana) A burning sensation of the body incidental to the waste (Kshaya) of any of its fundamental organic principles (Dhatus) brings on thirst, fainting fits, feebleness of voice, suspension of physical and mental faculties or functions, weakness and lassitude in its train which should be remedied with measures laid down under Rakta-pitta. Emulsive and Vayu-subduing remedies are likewise applicable therein. 42-43.
A severe internal burning sensation in the body may also be produced by (the aggravation of) blood due to (the breach of the rules of) diet and to grief of any kind. The symptoms in such cases are thirst, fainting fits and delirium. The remedy should consist in giving the patient the wished-for objects, and the diet under the circumstances should largely consist of milk and meat-essence to be partaken of in company with friends in the manner described before. A burning sensation in the body incidental to a hurt or to a blow on any of its vulnerable or tender parts (Marma) is the seventh of its kind and should be deemed as incurable. All kinds of burning sensation in the body with a coolness of its surface are incurable. Emetics and purgatives should be exhibited according to the Dosha involved even after the subsidence of the supervening symptoms of excess in wine. 44 - 46.
Wine mixed with half its quantity of water and scented with Jiraka, Sauvarchala, Ardraka and S'unthi becomes palatable and immediately allays thirst. Wine, taken with meal and with cooked meat by a person besmeared with sandal paste and wearing wet clothes and garlands of flowers, does not produce any of its bad after-effects nor brings on intoxication which in its turn would throw the mind and mental faculties off their balance. 47 - 48.
Thus ends the forty-seventh chapter of the Uttara-Tantra in the Sus'ruta Sanihita which deals with the (symptoms and) medical treatment of alcoholism.