Case Study


A case of Hidradenitis suppurativa treated with Hyoscyamus

Dr. Meghna Shah (BHMS, FCAH) The following is a case of a 27-year-old male diagnosed with a skin condition Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). He consulted Dr. Meghna Shah on the 7th April 2018 via Skype. (*Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), also known as acne inversa, is a long term skin disease characterized by the occurrence of inflamed and swollen lumps. These are typically painful and break open releasing fluid or pus. The area’s most commonly affected are the underarms, under the breasts, and groin.) Below is a summary of his past complaints and few notable symptom from his case......

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A case of allergic cough treated with Capsicum

Dr. Amruta Hede (BHMS) A 55-year-old female consulted Dr. Hede for recurrent cough on the 29th September 2017. Her complaint started 3 years ago and she was advised inhalers for the same. Her X-ray reports state normal. Her cough is accompanied with bursting pain in the throat. She involuntarily urinates while coughing. The character of her cough is sudden and loud, paroxysmal for about 1-2 minutes. She is better after expectorating. Her cough is generally worse at night during sleep, change in weather from warm to cold and vice-versa, on exposure to air conditioning. Along......

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A case of Asthma treated with Dulcamara

Dr. Meghna Shah (BHMS, FCAH) This is a case of an eleven year old girl suffering from asthma since childhood. She was first seen on 18th Feb 2009. Her complaints started at age of two and a half after change in residence where she developed severe allergies, red marks with swelling all over her body. She also got dysentery; mucoid stools at times greenish in colour. She had a phobia that someone was punching her for which she was treated with Homeopathy and soon they moved to a new house. After taking allopathic medicines, she’d......

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A case of Alopecia Areata treated with Capsicum

Dr. Aradhana Chitra (BHMS, CCAH) A 27-year-old female consulted Dr. Chitra for hairfall and balding in patches on 8th July 2015. (Following is the case conversation between the Doctor and the patient. The abbreviation D= Doctor, P= Patient. The case is edited for brevity and easy comprehension) D: Since when have you noticed the hair fall? What is exactly happening? P: The hair fall started during my Std 12th in 2002. But then it suddenly stopped after 2 years. But now again hairfall has started 3 months back. Hair loss is in patches and since......

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A Case Of Allergic Bronchitis

Dr. Meghna Shah BHMS, FCAH A 3-year-old child was brought for a consultation by his mother for recurrent episodes of cold and cough on the 14th June 2018. His complains always start with a cough followed by low grade fever, nose block, and loss of appetite. And most of times he was put on allopathic medicines. His symptoms get worse in sleep, esp at night +++. It also starts after he has cold drinks, esp with colors. And the patient is extremely fond of such drinks, and recently has started to have them on hiding,......

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A CASE OF HEADACHE AND SLEEPLESSNESS

Dr. Rishi Vyas MD (Hom) This is a case of a 8 year old male child and the case was taken digitally via Skype in September 2017. The child presented with the complaint of headache with a loss of sleep. He had pain in the head mainly on the sides, especially over the eyes. The pain would be on either side right or left. Sometimes there was pain in the neck and back of the head. His headache usually terminated into vomiting and after vomiting about 2-3 times, he would get exhausted and fall asleep.......

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Case of a violent girl suffering from migraine and asthma

Dr. Rajan Sankaran Editing Team: Armeen Jasavala & Dr. Alifiya Dedanwala This is a case of an eighteen-year-old girl who consulted me on 23rd August 1996 with the following complaints: Sleepless from nightmares Dreams of scorpions biting her Dreams of snakes biting her and spiders Dreams of ghosts and spirits Dreams of violence, shooting, guns, wars, dead bodies Dreams of her death and of the death of her parents Dreams of a big yellow snake with a big hood covering the whole ceiling and coming towards her She also complained of migraines and asthma. Every......

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Repertorial Understanding Of Insecta

Dr. Gaurang Gaikwad (BHMS) Edited by- Dr. Alifiya Dedanwala, Editor, ‘the other song’ Studying and applying Insect Remedies in clinical practice always intriguing. Typically, we often have used Apis Mellifica for Urticaria and Cantharis for Urinary Tract Infection. After studying other Insect remedies, I tried to especially explore the INSECT REMEDIES through Repertory and found some of the remedies to be clinically very useful. Following are some random thoughts and practical experience about some of the Insect Remedies I have clinically used. I believe, this topic is a ‘work in progress’ and that we need......

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A Case Of Skin Eruption Successfully Treated With Blatta Orientalis

Dr. Aradhana Chitra BHMS, CCAH       Co- author- Dr.AlifiyaDedanwala, Editor, the other song This is a case of an 8- year- old child with Papulo- vesicular eruptions on the upper extremities. He was brought to Dr. Chitra on the 6thof July 2015 by his mother. The following is the case interview between the doctor and the patient. (*Index to the letters D=Doctor, P= Patient, M= Mother, Hg= Hand gestures) D- What is happening? P- I get small eruptions every now and then, I don’t believe that these are mosquitoes bites and I think it is......

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A Case of Depression Treated with Coccus Cacti

Dr. Rajan Sankaran MD(Hom)FS (Hom)(UK) Co-authors: Armeen Jasavala & Dr. Alifiya Dedanwala, Editors ‘the other song’ A 28-year-old patient consulted Dr. Rajan Sankaran for clinical depression on 27th February 2015. She was suffering for the past 6 months and complained offeeling sadness on waking with palpitations. She had an urge to talk to someone and would feel awful as if she hadawoken with too much tension. This cycle repeated every morning: palpitations, tension and an awful feeling, whereshe would feel better towards bedtime. These symptoms made her very impatient. The feeling was as though something......

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