A female child aged 10 years consulted for her skin complaints.
She had been treated at Safdarjung hospital, New Delhi and diagnosed
as Atopic Dermatitis.She presented the following complaints.
Painful, violent itching, burning eruptions all over the body
since 2 yrs < winter and summer especially hot humid weather;
< bathing after. Eruptions were bilateral symmetrical. H/o
of use of lutica lotion on affected parts, steroid ointments and
antihistamines for 2 yrs from the mentioned hospital with relapse
and remission of complaint.
Measles. Recurrent tendency to cough, coryza
and A.S.O.M.(Acute Suppurative Otitis Media ) from change of weather
Mother – Asthma and Brother
– Crigler – Najjar syndrome
Physical and Mental Generals
Desire for sour foods
for pickles (steals money for the same).
habits and Urine: Normal.
from face, palms and soles
appearance: the child is lean and emaciated, whitish complexioned.
Choice of the Remedy
Reason for selection : With recurrent tendency
to various illness from change of weather, unhealthy skin with
painful eruptions; the guiding factor being strong craving for
sour food. (SYNTHESIS REPERTORY : Generals, Food and Drinks, sour
foods, acids, desire : 3 remedies in 1st grade : Cor-r., Hepar
s., and Verat.)
Hepar sulph 30, 4 globules, tds, 5 days.
and Auxiliary treatment
to use Petroleum jelly on affected parts and coconut oil after
bathing when skin is wet and cotton clothes.
after 7 days.
Follow Up 1
Pt. was better, complaints worse after bathing – S/L 30,
Skin eruptions persists – Repetition of the medicine in
30th potency, 5 days
The pt. made visits on 27.2.11, 5.3.11 and 15.3.11 where only
Sulph 30C / 2 doses
To clear up the ground for proper
action of selected medicine, remove the miasmatic taint with H/o
of long contd. use of allopathic medications (in spite of giving
well selected medicine skin unable to regain normal colour) (SYNTHESIS
REPERTORY : Generals, History, medicine; of abuse of allopathic
: Lach., Nux-v., Puls., Sulph., Thuja., and Zinc.)
Hepar sulph 200 / 2 doses, OD, followed
by S/L for 10 days.
Patient was much better.Skin is
regaining its normal colour and tone.
( Refer the photographs taken before and after treatment)