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At the Institute of Applied Dermatology, Kasaragod, we have successfully developed a model of integrated medicine and effectively treat Lymphatic Filariasis, other causes of lymphedema and brought relief to thousands of patients across India and South East Asia. Our focus of treatment and excellence is Lymphoedema and integrative medicine. WHO mentioned IAD as world’s lead lymphology clinic in one of its publications. It was started in 1999 as a not-for-profit venture to provide effective treatment for skin diseases. Being sector-specific for skincare treatment, this skin clinic is emerging as the first choice of contact for all long-standing skin problems, applying integrative therapies using a holistic medicine approach. IAD focuses on Integrative protocol of disease management in various diseases, like Lymphatic Filariasis, Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema, vitiligo, psoriasis and non-healing leg ulcers. An integrative approach combining Modern medicine treatments (Allopathy), Ayurveda, Homeopathy and Yoga have helped IAD treat lymphedema and other chronic skin diseases. IAD is the primary destination for the best quality treatment for Lymphatic filariasis, post cancer secondary lymphedema and breast cancer-related lymphedema treatment in India and South-East Asian countries. IAD’s integrative medicine treatments have been well studied, published in international scientific journals, and acknowledged by peer expert groups. Through years of research and experience, IAD has grown from a small clinic to one of the best skin clinics in the country.

Started by a group of eminent Indian medical experts, IAD now collaborates with experts worldwide for better care of difficult–to–treat skin diseases and Lymphoedema.

Note: People often use different words, but they all mean the same

  • Lymphedema or Lymphoedema
  • Integrated Medicine or Integrative Medicine or Holistic Medicine
  • Lymphatic Filariasis or elephantiasis or swollen legs or Lymph Block
In IAD, significant quality of life improvements is recorded in long term management of chronic diseases; Lymphatic Filariasis, lymphoedema, chronic leg ulcers, and vitiligo
The skin clinic has a total of 62 years of experience in providing treatment for skin diseases. Dr SR Narahari (34 years) Dr KS Prasanna (28 years) are practising in Kasaragod since 1990. Our skin hospital, established in 1999, is the only exclusive skin hospital in Kerala.
Who We Are
Institute of Applied Dermatology (IAD), Kasaragod, Kerala founded in 1999 as a not for profit, charitable nongovernmental organization. IAD developed an integrated approach for the treatment for lymphatic blocks due to filarial, primary, secondary, and other causes of lymphoedema (Elephantiasis)…

Why Us?

Integrative Medicine

Development of Protocols for Evidence Based Ayurveda Pertaining to Dermatology and sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Our R & D

Never fear Lymphoedema or Filariasis. We care for you!

Through an Indo-European collaborative research, we have found a solution to your problem and proved its effectiveness in the past 15 years. We have constantly advanced research and treatment benefits over the last one decade. We teach you the method and with the diligent treatment, you can see yourself walk a normal life.

Volunteering At IAD

IAD is a success story of volunteerism. Doctors, scientists, social workers and Intellectuals from around the world.


Effective care for difficult to treat chronic diseases


Patient Corner

  • When I came here, I got to know what the procedure was, how the treatment was done. So, right now I am Comfortable, having lost around 18 k.g. The treatment is very good. I feel happy being normal now. — Nikhil Nagawanshi Mumbai
  • The treatment here is very good. There’s no other place in India providing treatment for filariasis. I had tried other places but nowhere could I get proper treatment. I am very satisfied. I will send people suffering from filariasis in my area to IAD. — Dinesh Kumar Yadav, Bihar

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