February 2010|Vol 7|Issue 2

February 2010 | Volume 7 | Issue 2



Cure
 
A case of psoriasis
 


 


Dr. R. Gnanasambandam, M.D.(hom)
AKP Homoeopathic Clinical and Research Centre
#6, Lloyds IInd Lane,
Royapettah, Chennai - 600 014.
Phone : 044 - 28113300



       Psoriasis is incurable in medical description, but Homoeopathy can root out the inner disease state with suitable dynamic drug to annihilate the illness completely with great confidence as per theoretical explanations guided by the Homoeopathic principles. This clinical case is presented from AKP Homoeopathic Clinical Research Center. This case study gains confidence in treatment.

    A male aged 40 years consulted for his skin complaints and presented with the following symptoms

    · Scaling and peeling of skin in both palms and soles since six years.
    · The lesions were thick, scaly, parched, cracked, fissured and with bleeding spots in some places.

    Initially the lesions appeared in both the palms symmetrically and the plantar surface of both the feet involved. Complaints are worse in winter.

    Past History
       Had cold and cough at frequent intervals with fever , had vaccinations for all communicable disease.

    Family History
       Father had psoriasis, paternal grand father suffered with bronchial asthma.

       Mother hypertensive and diabetic.

    Treatment History
       Had allopathic treatment initially and tried all topical applications in vain. Finally had siddha medicines for one year.

    PHYSICAL GENERALS
       Appetite - Normal, Complexion - Medium
       Thirst - Normal, Stature - Normal,
       Stool - Normal, Frame - Medium,
       Urine - Normal, Body reaction - Normal
       Bath - Tepid water Sweat - Foul; palms and soles
       Sleep – Good, Food Type - Vegetarian,
       Desire for sweets Dreams - Daily happenings
       Has the habit of tea, coffee

    MENTAL GENERALS
       Mental, intellectual state of mind is anxious, very sensitive and emotional, depressed easily, brooding over his illness,    hurry, talkative

    First prescription                  20/12/05
       R/x
       Petroleum 200 / one dose o.d
       Followed with placebo for fifteen days
       Refer the photographs

    Before
    After

    Follow Up -1                          04/01/06
       Itching ++
       R/x
       Petroleum 200 / one dose o.d
       Followed with placebo for fifteen days

    Follow Up -2                        19/01/06
       Better
       No itching
       R/x
       Petroleum 200 / one dose o.d
       Followed with placebo for fifteen days

    Follow Up -3                        25/02/06
       Better
       R/x
       Petroleum 200 / one dose o.d
       Followed with placebo for fifteen days

    Follow Up -4                        25/09/09
       Recurrence as small lesions almost after 3 years
       R/x
       Petroleum 1M /one dose /o.d

    Follow Up -5                        04/11/09
       Better

       R/x
       Petroleum 1M /one dose /o.d
       Refer the photographs

    Before
    After

    Discussion
       Petroleum was prescribed based on the totality of symptoms, more importance to the particulars and nature of lesions and time modality with an interpretation and evaluation of miasm psora -syphilitic expression. Recurrence after three years shows the diseases state is being annihilated from the vital force and need for a high potency to root out totality.