A thirty three years old male presented severe thickened,
dry skin with scales with mild itching on the whole body except
face. The lesions were more prominent on legs and hands since
childhood. The patient took various treatments without any relief.
Father: Expired of cardiac arrest
Mother is known Hypertensive
Thirst: 3-4 lts /day
Urine: 3-4 times in day/ 0-1times at night
Perspiration: On exertion
Thermals: Cannot tolerate summer
General physical examination
B.P: 120/80 mm/ hg
Heart rate: 78beats/min
The patient is very lean and has a long neck.
Patient is timid and has lot of anxiety about everything
especially his health. As he has faced many difficulties and had
no money to spend for his treatment he has a fear of spending
money thinking that in future he may not be having enough money
if there is any emergency and feels that his elder brother is
wasting his money and he is not taking care of the family (selfish).
Skin is thickened, dry and scaly
Bran-like Ichthyosis: Phos, Ars, Ars iod
Ars iod 200 – 1 dose
The patient was completely relieved of his suffering
after one year with Ars iod 1m.Ars iod was prescribed in this
case as the other two remedies are chilly and here the patient
t is hot and also the patient has lot of anxiety about health.