S.M. Anand Kumar is a young practitioner practices at Tuticorin. Here
he presents a case of respiratory ailment with history of primary complex
in childood. He is an active,enthusiastic young practitioner very much
interested in writings and social work.
A boy aged seven years, fair, thin, narrow chested, consulted me for
recurrent cough, which was diagnosed earlier in childhood as primary complex.
He is quite cheerful boy and quick in actions. His weight was 16kg. Initially
he had allopathic treatment and finally approached me for a similimum
treatment and presented the following symptoms.
- Persistent dry cough since 2 years.
< cold in general, after rising in morning, evening, night, playing,
exposure to dust, eating sweets.
> during daytime, during sleep.
- Pain in the right ear, prior to the commencement of cough with slight
offensive watery discharge occasionally.
- Frequent attacks of fever with dullness and redness of eyes before
Appetite - less
Thirst - drinks large quantities of cold water frequently
Sleep - Normal, Does not cover during sleep.
Stool - offensive , two times a day Urine -normal
Sweat -profuse in the head and back.
Desires -open air
The respiratory findings with moderate basal crepitations, Nothing abnormality
detected in circulatory system. He is pallor , not cyanosed or jaundiced
and no clubbing .His pulse was 65/minute and B.P.110/70mm of Hg
His chest x ray revealed “ Bilateral Hilar adenitis” and the
montoux test also positive.
Based on the individualized clinical symptoms, constitution,
Phosphorus 200, BID daily for five days
Cough was better with frequency , stools less offensive
Tuberculinum lM, OD for three days
Followed with SL for five days
Here Tuberculinum 1M was prescribed as an intercurrent , based on the
Cough occasional, better with all complaints
Phosphorus 200C, OD for three days, followed
with SL for fifteen days .
The medicines were repeated every month and a chest X ray was taken which
reported clear lung fields .Now the patient is alright and his weight
increased to 20kgs and he is also free from his symptoms. Montoux test
A suitable very common polycrest with a correct intercurent remedy will
cure the history of pulmonary consumption.