Oct 2011|Vol 8|Iss 10

A case of Allergic Dermatitis


Dr. Rajneesh Kumar Sharma, a research scholar, social worker, dedicated for the development of Homoeopathy. Here the author shares his experience with a case of allergic dermatitis.He can be contacted at Homoeo Cure Research Centre P. Ltd., NH 74- Moradabad Road, Kashipur,Uttaranchal, India
Ph- 09897618594, E. mail-drrajneeshhom@hotmail.com


       A female aged 45 years y presented with marked swelling, redness and severe burning pain in both the legs and feet for a week. There was cellulitis with deep cracks and scaling in pedal region. These all were accompanied by violent itching felt in depth of the skin, high fever and chills.

Clinical history
    She was much restless, thirsty for large quantities of cold water at large intervals, constipated with no urging for three days, hard, dry stool, having high grade fever with chills, with no desire to cover the legs.

    She was multiparous, normotensive, non diabetic, cheerful, talkative and postmenopausal lady. Preferred to be in company and fearful of touching the feet with anybody as if it were break into pieces. This was the marked and peculiar symptom noted.

Past History

    She was having recurrent history of swelling of feet and legs for last three years. This was worse on standing and sitting for an hour or more. Swellings accompanied with itching with pitting oedema. Has had chicken pox in childhood, typhoid 10 years back and developed tiny warts on neck for a year.

Mental Generals

• Restlessness
• Cheerful
• Desires Company
• Fear of being touched

• Sensation of brittleness of the lower limbs

Physical generals

• Thirst for large quantities of cold water at large intervals
• Moderate built
• Chilly
• Aversion to cover the affected parts

Clinical diagnosis

     Stasis eczema with dyshidrosis with cellulitis suppurativa

Clinical analysis

    Based on history of warts and peculiar symptom of sensation of brittleness of legs, Thuja seems to be the remedy of choice.

First Prescription                      02-05-2011
    Thuja 200 one dose stat followed by placebo thrice daily
    Advise to keep the feet elevated and to cleanse with calendula mother tincture twice daily.

Follow Up 1                               09-05-2011

R/x Placebo

Follow Up 2                              17-05-2011

Much Better

R/x Placebo

Follow Up 3                              23-05-2011

Much Better

R/x Placebo

Follow Up 4                              30-05-2011

Much Better

R/x Placebo

Result and discussion

     Complete cure with a single dose within a week! The rare peculiars are often the key to the case. Though, calcarea and sulphur were more indicated in this case, the peculiar sensation of brittleness of lower limbs worked as keynote and the result is the perfect cure shows Miracle of Homoeopathy.