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January 2009 | Volume 6 | Issue 8

August 2009 | Volume 6 | Issue 8


 

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A case of Childhood Eczema
 

Dr.jessy
 


Dr.K.Prabhakaran DHMS
Rowriah Homoeo Health clinic
Nefa Tini Ali
Jorhat
Assam - 785005
Mobile:9435096636

    Introduction:

       Dr.K.Prabhakaran is well known practitioner and dedicate himself for the development of Homoeopathic system. His contributions include publication of articles in leading Journals, sharing clinical experiences and social events. Here he present a short case on Atopic Dermatitis.

    A girl aged 8 years was brought to me for skin complaints since her six years. She had many treatment and the physicians diagnosed it as Atopic Dermatitis. She had been treated with topical applications and steroids. She presented the skin lesions with thick dry, crusty all over trunk upper and lower extremities. Itching was severe when exposed to cold.

    Past history

       Neonatal Jaundice at birth, Broncho pneumonia at 1 year

    Family history
       Father has chronic bronchial asthma

    Personal history
       Recurrent tonsillitis with severe lymphadenitis, Recurrent bronchitis everytime treated with antibiotics

    Physical generals
       Complexion- fair
       Appetite- good
       Thirst- normal
       Sweat- profuse
       Stool- hard, passes alt days
       Urine- normal
       Sleep- disturbed due to itching
       Dreams- many
       Food type- non vegetarian
       Desires- pickles
       Delicacies- Enjoys different type of tasty foods from different types of restaurants
       Thermal <cold in general
       < cold air, cold bathing and undressing (skin itching in particular)

    Mental generals
       Highly irritable and annoyed for silly things
       She throws her books around, breaks pen, pencil, wrist watch or photos
       Fear of dogs
       The Totality with reportorial analysis emerged as Tuberculinam as choice of remedy
    First prescription            15-1-2006

       Rx
       Tuberculinum 1 M 3 dose
       SL tds for 1 month
       No external applications

    Followup - I                   16-2-2006

       Mental irritability reduced
       Skin eruptions and itching aggravated
       Rx
       SL tds for 15 days

    Followup - II                5-3-2006

       Mental irritability further reduced
       Itching reduced
       Skin eruptions look same
       Rx
       Tuberculinam 1 M 3 dose
       SL tds for 1 month

    Followup - III              2-4-2006

       No mental irritability
       Can tolerate cold air and cold bath
       Itching further reduced
       Skin lesions further improved upto 50%
       Rx
       SL tds for 1 month

    Followup - IV              10-5-2006

       No further improvement in skin lesions
       Rx
       Tuberculinum 10 M 3 dose
       SL tds for 2 months

    Followup - V                5-7-2006

       All skin lesions vanished
       Child mentally calm, enjoys cold bath
       Treatment stopped.
       Further followup for one year, No recurrence of eczema.

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