A thirteen year old girl came with Psoriasis of upper body since one year. The eruption affected especially the head, face, chest, back and upper extremities with excessive whitish scaling, intense itching <night and burning after scratching. Scaling – more during summer. The scaling on head had a very offensive odor.
Due to her condition she felt rejected by her classmates and teachers. In the classroom she was not allowed to sit with other children or to touch them. Her classmates treated her badly. The teachers made her sit in a separate place in the classroom.
She is well adjusted and gets along with everyone in her home. She would easily burst out crying when scolded by her mother. She liked to go outside and play, even when others didn’t want to play with her. She is a very pleasing, lovable and kind-hearted girl.
State of mother during pregnancy
When she was in her mother’s womb, her mother decided to terminate the pregnancy because she already had two children, but the attempt ended in failure.
Thermalâ€”Can’t tolerate summer, eruption <summer, fanning was desired in all seasons.
Sweatâ€”absent, inability to perspire.
Sleepâ€”sleepless due to itching and burning at night.
Food and drinks- desired : spicy, fish, potato. Aversion: sweet, hot food and drinks.
Inability to perspire
Desire: spicy food, fish, potato
Aversion: sweets, hot drinks
9/5/10 – Rx PULS 200/1PILL/1D.
20/6/10 – Mentally she feels well. Eruption almost 75% reduced. Itching reduced, sleep better. Offensive odor of head reduced
30/8/10 – She was happy. Eruption almost gone. No offensive odor in head. Itching mild. Sleep-normal
17/10/10 – Fully recovered from eruption. Mental and physical state is good.
The forsaken feeling was an inner core of this case, her mother wanted to terminate her pregnancy while she was in the womb, so the theme of feeling neglected imprinted in her fetal life was reflected in her later life. Pulsatilla, the sycotic remedy, covered the central theme and remaining parts of the case. She was very much improved in a short time with the single, similar, anti-miasmatic homoeopathic medicine . She improved first from the head, face, then trunk and extremities, so the cure was from above downwards according to Hering’s law of cure.