Dr. Jessy Markose, BHMS
AKP Homoeopathic Clinical Research Centre
No. 6, Lloyds IInd Lane,Royapettah,
Chennai - 600 014
Phone : 2811 3300
is a challenging disease to the Medical fraternity. Many case of psoriasis
responds well to Similimum. In some cases, which undergo deep pathological
changes, would hesitate a physician to handle the cases. We hope this
case will give confidence to treat such cases. This brief case synopsis
is presented from case records of AKP Homoeopathic Clinical Research
Center compiled by Dr. Jessy Morkose
A case of
year old male presented scaling and peeling of skin all over the body
since 23 years. The lesions started initially at the both elbow regions
and gradually scattered over the other parts. The lesions are more pronounced
at face, back, chest, abdomen, thighs and legs.
lesions are dry, scaly, rough in parched at some places, which reflected
Arsenicum Album skin. In some places with much induration at the base
of the lesions with redness, small pustular vesicles and the border
is surrounded with urticarial rashes resembling Rhus tox skin. The dry,
rough, cracked leathery lesion with redness and bleeding spots in the
sacral area similared the Petroleum skin. Itching and burning in the
more indurated parts < uncovering and after bath. Burning epigastrium
< morning and night.
His associated complaint is knee pain which was worse on movements and
cold applications. He was diagnosed as psoriasis patient and treated
with modern medicine and topical applications. Recurrence guided him
to find alternative therapy. He had tendency to catch cold easily. He
is hale and healthy and had chickenpox when he was ten years old.
No familial diathesis for skin disorders and allergic manifestation.
His father is Diabetic and mother is hypertensive. His paternal father
had Coronary artery Disease and passed away following myocardial infarction.
He is neat and clean, employed in a reputed multination firm, discharges
his duties with full satisfaction and perfection. Married, has two children
and with a happy home. The skin ailment makes him embarrased in public
gatherings and worried sometimes. No habits. Sweats all over the body.
No-specific desire for food. Sleeps well. Dreams on daily events.
He is under treatment since 2001 and monthly follow up without any interruption.
The first prescription was made on Arsenicum 1M followed with placebo
on basis of pathological vegetation and also the trio miasmatic manifestations.
After six months the lesions all over the body showed excellent improvement
except the sacral region. The lesions are dry, rough cracked and with
bleeding spots called Petroleum for second prescription and 200th potency
at monthly interval. The lesions gradually lost its integrity and came
to normal skin now.
of photographs taken during treatment is given here and also printed
at the back wrapper as Plate - I, to Plate - IV.
basic cellular pathology initially suffered with psoric manifestations
and in some areas they presented sycotic manifestations and syphilitic
sometimes. The selected remedy even though it covers all the miasms
which responded poorly seeking for another miasmatic remedy for rapid
cure. Even though the second prescription showed improvement very rapidly
the completion needs administration of psoric drug and the present totality
is once again calling the first prescription
His acute complaints cold and urticarial rashes were managed with short
prescription Rhus Tox 6 which is complementary to Arsenicum Album.