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A case of Tinea pedis
 
Dr. Girish
 

Dr. Girish Gupta, B.Sc., B.H.M.S.,
GCCHR B - 1/16, Sector A
Kapoorthala, Aliganj, Lucknow - 226 024
Phone : 2376868, 2386565
EML : gcchr_1@rediffmail.com
URL : www.gcchr.com

Introduction:

     Dr. Girish Gupta, recipient of many national and international awards, also a member of Central council for Research in Homoeopathy had presented many cases with evidence-based documentations. He has a scientific approach with determination to do “Something Significant” and redefine Homoeopathy on modern scientific lines. Here we give a case of Tinea pedis presented by him.

     A ten year old female patient, was brought by her parents with itchy, scaly cracked skin lesions on both soles and dorsum of feet for the last many years. Patient applied some ointments without any considerable relief. The detailed case taking was done and the symptoms considered for selecting the remedy were as follows:
FEAR : -
  1. of dark
  2. of being alone
  3. of lizards
  4. of narrow places
  5. of height
  6. of suffering from incurable disease

MENTALS : -

  1. anger easily
  2. offended easily
  3. extroverted
  4. timidity
  5. amelioration from consolation
  6. homesickness
  7. fastidious
  8. anticipation before exams

DESIRE : -

  1. for open air

  2. for salty things

PARTICULARS : -

  1. Nail biting

  2. Salivation during sleep
   

Dr. Girish

The case was repertorised and Pulsatilla was selected from various drugs of choice.

First Prescription                        26th June 2005
Pulsatilla 1000 single dose was prescribed followed by placebo for four (4) weeks.

Follow Up –1                               28th July 2005

· Itchy, scaly cracked skin lesions on both soles and dorsum of feet better than before. Irritability and nail biting remained as such.
· Placebo was repeated for four (4) weeks.

Follow Up –2                               02,Sep 2005

· Skin lesions on both soles and dorsum of feet further improved. Nail biting and irritability also reduced.
· Placebo was repeated for four (4) weeks.

Follow Up –3                               05,Oct,2005

· Skin lesions on both soles and dorsum of feet much better.
· Placebo was repeated for four (4) weeks.

Follow Up –4                               05, Nov 2005

· No further reduction in complaints.
· Pulsatilla 1000 single dose was repeated followed by placebo for four (4) weeks.

Follow Up –5                               15,Dec 2005

· Better than before.
· Placebo was repeated for ten (10) weeks on different visits.

Follow Up –6                               08 Mar 2006

· Further improvement in skin lesions on both soles and dorsum of feet.
· Placebo was repeated for eight (8) weeks.

Follow Up –7                               10th April 2006

· Skin lesions on both soles and dorsum of feet better.
· Placebo was repeated for four (4) weeks.

Follow Up –8                               12th May 2006

· Though remarkable improvement was observed in skin lesions on both soles,the improvement was slow compared to initial response.
· Pulsatilla 10M single dose was repeated followed by placebo for four (4) weeks.
· Repeat photograph of the right sole was taken.

Follow Up –9                               13th June2006

· Parents of the patient came and told that skin of both soles and dorsum of feet is almost normal.
· Hence only Placebo was repeated for four (4) weeks with an advice to stop further treatment and report back in case of any recurrence.

Refer the photographs published at visual coner