Dr. A.P. Sivakumaran, is a young homoeopath,
dedicated and renders service to homoeopathy.He holds clinical
meets and medical camps.He had authored a book in tamil and
his papers had published in journals.Here he presents a case
A eleven years old male child presented the
complaints of recurrent tendency to catch cold, sneezing <
morning, slightest climatic change, weakness2+ want of appetite,
recurrent attacks of fever, emaciation, pain in abdomen with
nocturnal enuresis, and offensive diarrhea. He also has dry
cough < morning. The patient is physically weak, mentally
active and keen.
He gave the history of tonsillectomy one year back and Anti
tuberculosis treatment for primary complex. History of recurrent
boils treated by allopathic medications.
Mother with a history of Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
Appetite - Want of appetite; Thirst – drinks less than
2 liters per day;
Stool – offensive diarrhea; Urine – nocturnal enuresis;
Sleep – disturbed by cough; Sweat – normal; Desire
for eggs, Craving for non-veg3+
Examination of the neck shows enlargement of cervical glands.
Inguinal lymph nodes enlarged, temperature was
CVS - NAD, RS – monophonic wheezing heard throughout the
lung fields. Weight – 18 kgs.
Active, restless, but physically weak.
The Ultra Sonogram of the abdomen illustrated that Multiple
Enlarged mesenteric Lymph Nodes and large iliac nodes are seen
in the right iliac fossa -Mesenteric adenitis
(Refer Plate I)
Tuberculinum 1M / one dose orally. He was also
advised to take a protein-rich diet and to avoid coffee and
Cough and cold had decreased significantly. He complained of
mild left-sided headache and left-sided nasal obstruction. Temperature
was 100 F. Placebo was administered. They were given some general
management tips and asked to wait for further progress. No complaints
of diarrhea. No complaints of abdominal pain. Nocturnal enuresis
Acute coryza1+ , appetite had improved, generals were normal.
Placebo was administered.
No complaints, generally improved. Placebo was administered.
No complaints of nocturnal enuresis.
On examination, the cervical gland enlargement had reduced to
a significant extent. Inguinal node enlargement had also reduced
well. No attacks of fever, cold, or cough. Weight – 23
kgs. The patient was further encouraged to consume a protein-rich
diet. Placebo was given.
The patient had improvement. Placebo was given for
The patient was advised to undergo another USG .It shows no
evidence of enlarged mesenteric glands. (Refer plate
- II) Mantoux negative.
Tuberculimnum is the similimum for this case which was prescribed
based on the tubercular miasmatic
expression. This factor was well-indicated by the history of
suppression of primary complex. Tuberculinum is the most suitable
prescription for children with respiratory complaints. In my
practice, majority of children have shown improvement with this
A case of disseminated Koch’s with right basal lung collapse
where concurrent treatment by a specialist was being given.
· A case of a 4-month-old child is presented to highlight
the result of homeopathic treatment with successive radiographic
pictures. This child had developed disseminated Koch’s
with right basal lung collapse caused by a necrotic lymph node
eroding the bronchus.
The case was treated with standard anti tubercular treatment
(AKT). The pediatrician was planning to do intervention through
bronchoscopy to remove cause of obstruction. But the parents
were unwilling and sought to try homeopathy.The case was treated
on the classical homeopathic lines using anti-miasmatic and
symptomatically indicated remedy. Under homeopathic treatment
gradual but steady improvement took place as revealed through
successive x-rays and the treating pediatrician decided to wait.
The case completely responded to occasional doses of Tuberculinum
and Phosphorus, which was given in 0/1 potency over a period
of few weeks.
Homeopathy is a safe and effective therapy.Use of repertory
as a tool provides valuable guidance in the selection of the
Homeopathy can be used effectively with conventional medicine.