A mother came
to me with her son aged 5 months with a lump on the scalp She
stated that the swelling was not observed, but within one month
of birth reddish discoloration on the scalp appeared. Gradually
it increased in size, looked like soft reddish cap and gradually
became firm. At the age of 3 months the mother consulted a pediatrician
, he diagnosed as Cephalhaematoma , advised her to drain the blood
through surgical procedure but she did not wish to go through
this type of treatment. The lump had developed with calcium deposit
and it became firm. She presented the swelling since 4 months
The lesion was Reddish, bloody, large, firm, painless.
i) Umbilical hernia which increase in size during
crying since birth.
ii) Otorrhoea offensive, thick, yellowish color since 2 month.
The patient is the 2nd child of the mother and was
delivered normally with the help of episiotomy, although the 1st
child was delivered through caesarean section. At birth hematoma
was not observed, but within a month reddish discoloration on
the scalp appeared. Gradually it increased in size and looked
like soft reddish cap and gradually became firm.
Father: – Bone tumor on the lower end of
Mother: – Ganglion on the both wrist joint.
Thermal reaction - Chilly Patient.
Digestion– Poor, Hiccough lasting long and recurred frequently.
Intolerance - Nothing particulars.
Stool– Soft, yellowish in color.
Weeps and quiet when carried.
Emaciated, dark complexion. And Tongue is white coated
b) Local Examination: - Of the Hematoma,Reddish in color, large
Firm, painless at touch;
i) Weeps and quiet when carried: - Psoric.
ii) Chilly Patient: - Psoric
iii) F/H of Bone tumor: – Syphilitic.
iv) F/H of Ganglion: – Sycotic.
v) Hiccough: - Psoric.
vi) Hematoma on the scalp: – Sycotic.
vii) Umbilical Hernia: - Sycotic.
viii) Otorrhoea: - Syphilitic.
(Psoric, Sycotic and Syphilitic, all three miasms are prominent)
Rubrics after evaluation of symptoms
i) Weeps and quiet when carried: - Mind,
Weeping, Carried, Is quiet only when carried.
ii) Chilly patient: - Generalities, Cold, In general Agg.
iii) Hematoma on the scalp: - Head, Exotoses.
iv) Otorrhoea: - Ear, Discharges,
v) Umbilical Hernia: - Abdomen, Hernia, Umbilicus.
vi) Hiccough: - Stomach, Hiccough.
I prescribed Calcarea Flouricum - 1M; this potency
was chosen because of any child having more susceptibility and
more the susceptibility more the higher potency required.
of this case indicates that the patient requires the medicine
belonging to the Calcium family. There are few medicines available
under calcium family which is more effective in case of blood
tumor, cephalhematoma. Family history of the patient indicates
that tendency to occur tumors/overgrowth in the family background.
Thus, Calcium Flouride which is more effective in these cases
than Calcium Carbonate was prescribed.
patient under Calcarea Carbonicum prepared from Calcium Carbonate
may be present the guiding symptom of ‘Profuse sweat on
the occiput, wetting the pillow’ and constitution as flabby
muscles, large head and abdomen. This patient did not present
with this type of symptom and constitution.
As per repertorization,
Calcarea Flouricum prepared from the Calcium Flouride got marks
9/4 and covers particulars general symptoms, also having all three
miasmatic backgrounds and as per comparative material medica Calcarea
Flouricum is the most appropriate medicine for this case.