Passive Case Witnessing Problem

It’s a case of a 6 year old girl who consulted me on 18/12/08.

The very first peculiar thing we observe about the child is …she enters the consulting room holding mothers hand tightly.

M: She has made a drawing for you.

(Child’s sibling is also our patient. Every time when this child used to accompany her sister, she would draw and now also she has got the following drawings. This itself shows us the child’s intense connection with her subconscious through this form of art.)

M: She does not have any health problem as such but I wanted to start treatment for her overall development.

PASSIVE CASE WITNESSING PROCESS

D:        Tell me what’s happening to you..? Can I send your mother out?

P: No.

OBSERVATION: Clings tightly to her mother.

D:        Okay, tell me what’s your name?

P: OBSERVATION: Sitting in mothers lap with her hands around mother’s neck. N……P……

D:        Tell me more about you?

P: PAUSE

OBSERVATION: Smiles and clings more to the mother.

D:        Tell me what are your interest and hobbies? What you like to do?

P: I like to swim, like to draw, I like running…playing.

D:        Wow! What else?

P: I like to play on the computer, like to watch TV.

OBSERVATION: Now she removes her hand from the mother’s neck and sits leaning on the table, yet she is in her mothers lap.

D:        What else you like to do?

P: Like to go to school.

D:        Very nice, very nice you are talking?

M: You sit on the chair and talk to the doctor.

P: OBSERVATION; child sits on a chair next to the mother but still holding her arm.

As the mother starts to leave the room, the child jumps off the chair, starts crying and goes and hugs the mother, and goes out with her.)

(The mother comes in with her after some time but now the child sits on the chair and mother on the sofa behind her.)

D:        OK, so tell me what else you like to do?

P: I’ll like to play – go on a slide. Like to read books.

D:        Very nice. You are speaking so well. What else you like to do?

P: Like to dance… then I like to play, then I do homework.

OBSERVATION: Looks behind towards the  mother.

ACTIVE CASE WITNESSING PROCESS

D:        And what are you scared of?

P: Scared of lions, tigers…

D:        What else?

P: Bhoot.

The mother had some work and she had to go out of the room. Immediately the child said no.

D:        You are speaking so well. Just talk with me and your mother will come in 2 minutes.

P: No…no…(OBSERVATION: She gets up and clings to mother and starts crying)

D:        OK you don’t talk, but can you draw till your mom comes back?

(She sits on the chair and starts drawing.)

(Since she was not ready to communicate even after so much of encouragement and the fact that at the beginning she had brought drawings, we ask her to draw.)

OBSERVATION: She covers the paper with the hand and also draws at one lower section of the page.)

D:        Wow! What is this?

P: This is my sister & me, & this is my father and my brother.

D:        And what is this?

P: A heart.

ACTIVE – ACTIVE CASE WITNESSING PROCESS…

D:        What is this heart doing here?

P: I love heart so I drew it.

D:        Earlier also you drew hearts. What about this heart you love?

P: I love heart like that only.

D:        Heart with arrows what does this mean?

P: Looking into the drawing. (PAUSE)

D:        What are you all doing?

P: We all are looking at the heart and thinking what is it.

D:        What does the heart mean?

P: I don’t know.

D:        You like drawing heart huh. When do you draw it?

P: In school. In my drawing class. I draw heart and stars and one day I drew heart and star in the Christmas tree.

D:        In this drawing who is having the flower? (We spotted a flower in the drawing she had made.)

P: My sister- she is just holding it.

D:        She is going to give it to someone or what?

P: Me.

D:        And heart will go to whom.

P: To my brother and father.

D:        Why?

P: Like that only.

D:        Like that only. OK… Would you like to draw something more for me?

D:        Wow! What is this?

P: A drawing.

D:        Of what?

P: Drawing of a garden. This is me and my brother.

D:        What are you both doing here?

P: We have come here to play.

D:        What are you playing?

P: Running and catching.

D:        What is this?

P: Flowers.

D:        Which flower are they?

P: This is flower, this rose and…this …this is pink flower.

D:        Draw one more thing for me?

P: OBSERVATION:  She draws human figures and then joins all of them together.

D:        Wow! What is this? I don’t know what it is.

P: My family.

D:        What’s your family doing here?

P: Ring-a-ring-a-roses.

D:        Ring-a-ring-a-roses. What’s that?

P: I don’t know.

D:        Whom you like the most in your family?

P: My mom.

D:        What about mom you like the most.

P: (PAUSE)

D:        You like or your sister likes?

P: I like more.

D:        What else?

P: (PAUSE)

ACTIVE – ACTIVE IN DIFFERENT AREA – FEAR

D:        What are you scared the most.

P: Lion and tiger.

D:        What about them scares you the most?

P: Because lion crawls and eat us.

D:        What else do they do.

P: Smiles.

D:        You said previously that you are also scared of ghost. What about them scares you?

P: (PAUSE) … I saw the movie called Road side Romeo. (This is a bollywood movie)

(Here when we ask her about fears, she herself goes to the area of movies, so we become active- active to explore this area.)

ACTIVE – ACTIVE IN DIFFERENT AREA -MOVIES

D:        What is there in that movie?

P: There’s a dog, many dogs but 1 dog’s name is Romeo.

D:        Go on?

P: There is a girl called Leila and she loved…. and that dog he loved Leila..

D:        I don’t know what they do? Love means what?

P: I don’t know.

D:        What about the movie do you like the most?

P: I like Leila.

D:        What about Leila you like?

P: (PAUSE)

OBSERVATION: leans on the table and hides mouth behind both palms.

D:        Which other movies you like?

P: Romeo & Jaane tu… (It’s a Bollywood romantic movie.)

D:        And what is there in that movie Jaane tu…?

P: I forget.

D:        Anything else about you.

P: Nods no.

D:        So you like all movies with love/

P: Nods Yes.

D:        What about it you like?

P: I don’t know… because nice things happen.

D:        What?

P: Like they don’t shout, they don’t hit and all.

D:        Anything else.

P: No.

Child goes out and comes back with another drawing along with the mother.

MOTHER’S OBSERVATION OF THE CHILD

She is very affectionate child.  She will go and give big hugs even to strangers. She is very fond of her younger brother and she will make him understand things by saying you can win this or that and she lets him win. Actually she is friendly with anybody and everybody.

END OF THE CASE

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UNDERSTANDING OF THE CASE

OU OF PLACE/ OUT OF ORDER

Passive case witnessing process

Verbally the child didn’t speak anything peculiar but our observations regarding the child were very peculiar…

• Her clinging.
• Sitting in the mother’s lap.
• Holding mother tightly.
• Holding her hand while talking.
• Hugging the mother.

Active case witnessing process

• Clings to mother as she tries to go out of the room.
• Covering the paper with hand while drawing.
• A heart.

Active-Active case witnessing process

• I love heart .
• I drew heart and star in the Christmas tree.
• Drawing of a garden
• Flowers.
• Draws human figures and then joins all of them together.
• Too much family attachment.
• Ring-a-ring-a-roses.
• That dog he loved Laila Leila
• Like they don’t shout, they don’t hit and all.

WHAT IS THE FOCUS/CENTRE/ESSENCE OF THE CASE

• Love, attachment and togetherness.
• Love for heart.

This is very evident from her body language and all her drawings. Also this further gets confirmed from the mother’s observation of the child.

WHICH KINGDOM?

• Pure sensitivity seen.
• Drawings of garden, flowers.

This clearly points to the PLANT KINGDOM.

WHICH FAMILY?

This tremendous attachment to the mother, togetherness of the family, hugging and clinginess, love for hearts is very suggestive of the MALVALES family.

WHICH MIASM?

We observed that whenever she draws she covers the paper with her hand. This gives a hint of the SYCOTIC MIASM.

WHICH REMEDY?

The remedy from the Malvales family with Sycotic miasm running in the centre is TILIA EUROPA. BUT in the case we observed that along with the general theme of the Malvales family, the child’s focus was “Heart”. So when a further inquisitive search was made keeping focus on the “Heart” interestingly we found out a remedy TILIA CORDATA which also belongs to the same family where the leaves of the tree are heart shaped.
Thus the remedy given was TILIA CORDATA.

WHICH POTENCY?

At the end of Passive case witnessing process, verbally the child seemed to be at the ‘Name and Fact’ level but the peculiar body language which we didn’t understand initially and which got connected later on with the whole phenomenon, represented the child’s complete altered energy pattern. Thus the child (non-verbally) vibrated at the Delusion level. Therefore the potency given was 1M, single dose.

A follow up drawing

END OF THE CASE

Rashes



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A rash may be an outward sign of condition affecting the body as a whole. Infectious fevers, emotional disorders, and allergies may all have accompanying rashes. Rashes take many different forms. A rash that is present at the start of an illness is called a primary rash.New rashes or changes in the original rash are called secondary eruptions, and each has its own set of characteristics.

A rash may be an outward sign of condition affecting the body as a whole. Infectious fevers, emotional disorders, and allergies may all have accompanying rashes.

However, rashes are equally likely to be an indication of a localized disorder in the skin, the kind of inflammation that is commonly called dermatitis, included in this type of local inflammation re diaper rash, prickly heat, eczema, and fungal infections.

Types of rashes

Rashes take many different forms. A rash that is present at the start of an illness is called a primary rash. The rash may subsequently change in character and appearance during the course of the causative disease, owing to complications or in response to the treatment used. New rashes or changes in the original rash are called secondary eruptions, and each has its own set of characteristics.

  1. Primary rashes
  2. Secondary rashes

Primary rashes

The most common of the primary rashes shows as areas of redness known as macules. Any abnormal change in the color of the skin over a limited area qualifies as a macular rash; the redness itself is known as erythema.

Sometimes, in the early stages of measles, the rash consists of hundreds of tiny red spots, each spot discrete or separate from the others.

In other cases the spots enlarge until they run into each other to form blotchy patches. This is called a confluent rash. Usually, if a thumb is pressed on a part of the rash the area will not fade, but a white area may remain temporarily. This is an important diagnostic feature and is characteristic of many conditions; it is especially noticeable in typhoid fever.

The second common type of rash consists of spots which are not necessarily red but project above the surface of the skin. They can be felt as small raised pimples if a fingertip is run over the skin, in contrast to a macular rash which is not raised. The pimples are known as papules, and the rash is called a popular rash. A maculopapular rash has both macules and papules.

When the rash is made up of pimples containing a clear or milky fluid doctors refer to it as vesicular and each pimple is vesicle. Chicken pox and herpes simplex are typical vesicular rashes.

A rash may also consist of raised areas of skin much larger than papules. These are known as welts, and they are usually white at the center and pink or red at the outer edge. This type of skin eruption, called Urticaria or hives, is usually highly irritant and indicates an allergic reaction that releases histamine into the skin, causing inflammation.

Secondary rashes

In some cases a primary rash, whatever its type, simply fades away or resolves as the condition improves, without going through any secondary stage and without leaving scars or any other aftereffects. Secondary eruptions are quite common, however, and may manifest themselves in a variety of ways.

Often the area of skin covered by the rash peels away. This normally occurs if the original rash was a dry macular or papular one or, as in some cases, a mixture of the two.

The type of rash usually seen in the later stages of chicken pox, by contrast, is Pustular: that is, the spots have become infected pustules, containing pus. This type of moist lesion will dry out to form a crust or small scab. New skin will grow under the scabs, which will eventually separate and drop off. If the deeper layers of skin have been affected, as when chicken pox spots are scratched, there may be scarring in the form of pockmarks, or tiny pits in the skin.

Other types of secondary rash include a thickening of the area of the skin concerned, giving it a leathery look and texture that is characteristic of long term inflammation or chronic inflammation. Similarly, permanent discoloration or pigmentation of the skin may develop in the area of the rash.

Finally, entire areas of skin may break down, exposing the underlying or subcutaneous tissue. Without this protective covering of skin, ulcers can form which are very likely to become infected by bacteria from the atmosphere, especially in moist, heavily contaminated environments. This sometimes happens with diaper rash, cold sores, or rashes from shingles.

Causes

  • Skin rashes can be caused by allergies, excessive heat, contact with certain plants, infections, or bug bites.
  • Some plants cause rashes when they are touched. The most common of these are poison ivy and poison oak. Both are shiny green and tune orange and red in the fall. Each stem has three leaves at the end of it.

Symptoms

  • Allergies may appear as a red, itchy rash or even like small mosquito bites. Allergies can also cause hives, a blotchy rash.
  • Fungus may appear in the form of ringworm or athlete’s food, or red, itchy crusty patches of skin. Impetigo, a bacterial infection, forms honey colored sores on the skin.

What to do

  • Allergies

If you’re sure it’s an allergy, you may want to take an over-the counter antihistamine, available at the drugstore. Ask the pharmacist to recommended one. You can also try anti-itch cream and powders. If you experiences swelling in the face or tongue or have difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately.

  • Rash from plants

Wash the skin completely to remove the plant oil. If itchiness remains, oatmeal or Aveeno baths can help. A hot bath or shower followed by calamine lotion is also beneficial. All of these items can be found in the drugstore.

  • Impetigo

Soak off the crust with warm water, wash with soap and water, and apply antibacterial cream.

  • Athlete’s foot and ringworm

For athlete’s foot, wash feet well twice a day; dry them thoroughly and apply antifungal medicine. It’s important to put on clean socks each time feet are washed. Wearing sandals or canvas sneakers lets moisture escape and helps and feet heal. If very uncomfortable, cream or liquid treatments may be applied. These rashes and infections are common and nothing to be embarrassed about. If ringworm appears on your scalp, you need to see your doctor for medication.

Ashish Sharma

Comments

  1. rogerS

    May 5, 2012

    Occassionaly I get a rash between my fingers, with intense itching and tiny red bumps, turning to scaly dry skin. It usually occurs with the arrival of winter, but also seems related to stress.

    Here’s my approach to getting rid of it:
    At night just before bed, again upon arising, I soak both hands in very hot water. This is the same technique used for poison ivy or chiggers, the intent is for the heat to draw out or burn out the histamines causing the itch.

    Start with fairly hot feeling water in the bowl a few inches deep, and put in both hands. As they get accustomed to that temperature, keep adding hot water until it gets up to where it is too hot to tolerate. Do not overdo the heat, keep it tolerable. If too hot, I douse and remove my hands a few times for them to adapt. Do this cycle several times, always getting it hotter (drain part of the old cooler water off if needed), for 5 to 15 minutes, until the itching has reached its peak and then is gone.
    Dry thoroughly and apply cortisone 1 % cream, or Neosporin, or both, letting each dry a few minutes.
    Finally, apply a wetting of Listerine over the rash and allow it to dry; this may be done a second time.

    I usually use the creams and Listerine several times a day, without the (time consuming) hot water soak, especially if I’ve gotten my hands wet. I also use an aloe vera cream and Gold Bond Ultimate Healing cream throughout the day.

    So the heat stops the itch, the Listerine reduces the rash and the creams promote skin healing.

  2. brenna

    September 25, 2012

    Thanks will try it now…

  3. kristina

    October 19, 2012

    I get the same blisters and intense itching every now and then, between my fingers. Right now I have it at the base of the index and middle finger, right in the center. water filled blisters that itch so bad, I just want to scratch my hand off. But I know that once I start scratching I can’t stop. So I pour alcohol over them, and cover them with clear nail polish. This dries them out, and stops the itch for hours. I work with my hands, and cannot afford to be in pain like this. IDK what causes this but it happens about 2-3 times a year. It is really frustrating.

    • Tina

      January 30, 2013

      Sounds like scabies.

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