By M. A. Alwar
Sometimes transliterated as: Irivellika, IrivellikA, Irivellikaa
Irivellikā is a disease caused by an affliction born of a boil in the head.
Irivellikā is a feminine form.
Perspective from the Rishis
“Irivellika is a round boil above the neck region with the symptoms of all the three doshas.”
As per Bhāvaprakāśa
“A doctor should treat irivellikā by the same procedure that has been stated for treatment of paittika (a bilious disease) and visarpa (a dry, spreading itchy disease).
As per vaidyakacakrapāṅisaṁgraha
“Irivellikā, also known as gandha, should be treated like a bilious visarpa”.
- Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu