A male aged 15 years presented with swelling on the right temporal
region since six months.
H/o present complaints
The swelling appeared before six months, which started like a
small nodule, and later its size increased gradually. The swelling
often hurts, especially while combing hair. Due to utmost care,
so far there was no bleeding.
The swelling is soft and cherry red in color. It
is almost 8 mm in diameter. It is reducible on pressing, and regains
its size when the pressure is released. It is slightly tender,
especially when moving sideways.
• When he was five years old had febrile
• He wetted his bed up to the age six
• He had a fracture of great toe while playing football.
Father had renal stones, now undergoing homeopathic
treatment for prostatic enlargement. Mother is having allergic
• Appetite – Normal
• Thirst – Normal
• Bowels – Regular
• Desires – Fried items and non-veg.
He is very much tensed about the swelling since
its size is increasing.
Life space investigation
He belongs to a middleclass Muslim family. His father
is a clerk, and mother is a schoolteacher. He has one younger
brother and a sister. Now he is doing +2 course, and his main
ambition is to be an engineer and support his family.
Evaluation of the case
There were no other clear symptoms to prescribe.
Since this is a one sided disease as mentioned by Hahnemann, I
selected a remedy on the local indications without going for repertorization.
Disease diagnosis Strawberry Hemangioma
Remedial diagnosis Calcarea fluorica
• Calcarea fluorica 30 C, 3 doses were given
and asked to take one dose weekly.
• Placebo was also given.
Marked improvement in
The swelling is almost
Only a slight discoloration
remains at the sight.
Again placebo was given
since the case is improving day by day.
10/ 1/ 12
The lesion disappeared.
William Boericke says
about Calcarea fluorica in his Materia medica: “Head- blood-tumors
of newborn infants. Circulatory organs - chief remedy for vascular
tumors with dilated blood vessels”. I also had good results
with calc flour in various types of benign tumors, but in 3x and
6x potencies, not higher potencies. So I decided to try with potency
higher than 6x, hence, Calcarea fluorica in centesimal potency
Complaints first, followed
by the consideration of the whole individual for the selection
of a constitutional drug later. Directly starting the treatment
with the constitutional drug has made many patients to leave my
treatment since the presenting complaints were not improved immediately.