A case of Osteomyelitis
Dr.Anuradha Raja is a leading practitioner, practices at Trichy in Tamil Nadu. She has wide clinical experience in treating Clinical illness. She received her basic Medical studies from Government Homoeopathy Medical College, Tirumangalam and has 14 years experience in the field. Here she presents a case of Osteomyelitis.
A female aged 38 years working as an accountant in sub-treasury came to my clinic. She had head injury one year back. Now she was diagnosed to be having osteomyelitic changes (Plate - I) at the site of past head injury and she was advised to under go another operation.
· She had head ache, lt forehead severe pain especially at the site of injury almost throughout the night.
· Pus discharge from one point in the suture line- smelling offensive
· Sometimes a bit of hard substance which is white in colour, came out with pus (Later I have explained her that was a bit of bone)
Past history :
She met with a road accident one year back and got injured over head especially on left frontal region then became unconscious. She was admitted in Meenakshi mission hospital, got operated for Haematoma.
Mother is suffering from osteoarthritis
Appearance: fair complexion, good looking
Sweat: Profuse in head/slightly offensive
Stool : regular
Aversion to non veg food
Craving for cold water
Sensitive person, very active, talkative with high confidence about herself.
O/E: there was a pit on the suture line in lateral forehead. When I slightly pressed pus came out.
First prescription 3.02.08
Silicea 200 / 7 doses OD to be taken in empty stomach
Followed by SL for 7 days.
Follow Up: I 18.02.08
Patient came with a smiling face, pain and pus discharge persist. But she told that she gained confidence and felt better.
Silicea 200 weekly once
Followed by placebo for one month.
Follow Up: II 18.03.08
No head ache
Pus discharge persist.Sometimes a bit of hard substance, came along with pas.
Acid Flour 30 / 7 doses
Followed by SL for next one week.
Follow Up: III 2.04.08
2 or 3 times she had pus discharge
No head ache but had pain while cleaning the wound.
Silicea 6x tablets
Along with SL for 15 days.
Follow Up: IV 17.04.08
Same condition persists.
Two times she had pus discharge within last 15 days
Silicea 1M/ 1 dose
Along with SL for 15 days
Follow Up: V 01.05.08
Wound healed completely
No pus discharge, no pain
O/E: The pit in the suture line disappeared, wound healed completely.
SL 15 days
I advised her to undergo CT Scan-again – which revealed that there were no osteo myelitic changes. (Plate - II) .