A female aged 42 years had eruptions in
both legs since one year. Initially she had mild itching in both,
legs, later reddish rashes developed and eruptions appeared in
both legs. Itching was severe < at night, emotions, travel,
were oozing and the eruptions filled with pus occasionally. She
had consulted a dermatologist, homoeopath and transferred to Chennai
and was under treatment.
H/o frequent cold and fever
No other specific illness in the past
Paternal grandfather Diabetic
Asthma and Hypertension from both traits
Took Allopathic and Homoeopathic treatment for eczema.
• Complexion - Fair
• Stature - Tall and thin
• Appetite - Good
• Thirst - Normal
• Stool - Regular
• Urine - Regular
• Sweat - Profuse in armpits
• Sleep - Good
• Food Type - Vegetarian
• Desires - Sweet ++
She is very calm by nature. Anxious and depressed easily.
Affectionate and gentle in behaviour.
Menstruating, Menarche at the age of 15th year. Periods are regular,
1-4 days, 26 to 28 days.
Married, 2 daughters, Delivery is Normal.
B.P: 120/80 mm/Hg, Pulse: 74/min, Wt: 67 Kgs
Both legs are with pustular eruptions; oozing slimy fluid.
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Analysis of Symptoms
• Eruptions, Itching Oozing
• < Travel, Emotions, Night , Touch , winter
• Secretions are sticky, purulent
• Tendency to catch cold
• Family H/o Asthma
• Calm, Gentle, depressed
• Sweat :Armpits
• Desires : Sweets
• Fair complexion, Tall and thin
Diagnosis of Disease
Diagnosis of Miasm
Petroleum 200 tds
Placebo for fifteen days
Petroleum was prescribed
by understanding the psora sypthilitic changes in this case even
though when other remedies are apparently similar to the presentation
of the case. The surface miasm in this case is expressed by its
characteristic discharges and its modalities. The syphilitic expression
had been well tackled by the miasmatic drug which is finally concluded
with psoric application for radical cure. The Antisoric drug expelled
suppressive symptoms layer by layer and given complete recovery
to the patient.