Mar 2013|Vol 10|Iss 3

   
 
Case
 
   
A Case of Pneumonia
 

 

Dr.E.Prasanna Babu, BHMS
Venkateshwara Homoeo Clinic
No.18 A/ 1 Pattala Street, Toll gate
Chinna Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu - 631501
Email:
drprasannaa@gmail.com

 
 
 

        A female aged 2 years was brought by her parents with complaints of severe cough with breathing difficulty with high fever since 8 days. Child had vomiting as soon as taking food and drinks.

       Cough mainly during midnight 10 to 11pm to 2am, child afraid to lying down at night due cough with suffocation. Expectoration scanty with thick white and chest catarrh . Cough better while sitting and taking warm drinks.

Past history

       Child suffering from frequent cold, cough, fever since birth; past six month complaints increased on and off for which allopathic treatment was taken.

Family History

       Nothing significant in family history.

Treatment history

       Patient admitted in kanchipuram government hospital on 8-4-11 for fever, cough, wheezing, and vomiting. As there is no improvement, doctor advised her to admit in egmore children hospital.

Physical general

• Appetite – Reduced
• Thirst – Increased, frequent interval.
• Urine- Regular
• Stool- Hard, difficult to pass with offensive odour, Passes stool once in 2-3 days
•Sleep –disturbed < cough

General Examination

Temp- 101.4°F
Pulse-86/min
Cvs – S1S2 heard
RS – b/L wheeze
Wt:10.5 Kgs

Analysis of Symptoms

• Cough <midnight, 11pm to 2am, lying down, cold food,
• Better by sitting, taking warm drinks,
• Thirst- increased, Short interval,
• Tendency to catch cold easily
• Stool : Hard, difficult to pass with offensive odour, Passes stool once in 2-3 days
• high fever with frequent episodes of vomiting
• Sleep –Disturbed <cough with suffocation

Diagnosis of Disease

     Pneumonia

First prescription                13-04-11

     RX
          1. Ars Alb 200
          2. Aralia racemosa Q -5 drops in ¼ glass of water. Both Every 4th hourly.
          Advised chest x ray


FOllow Up 

Conclusion

        Ars alb and aralia racemosa Q selected based on the symptom similarity. Tuberculinum gave inter current dose in apyretic stage. Tuerculinum best effective in strepto, staphylo and pneumococcal infection. Patient was recovered completely with similimum and the support of intercurrent.