A married woman of 33 years having one child, a teacher by profession came to me on 21st Jan 2021 with the complaint of eruptions on the fingers of both hands. She had this problem for two years and mostly the eruptions arise in summer.
When she came to clinic, she was on Fucibet cream (Fucibet cream is used in the treatment of eczema (dry, itchy rashes of the skin) and dermatitis. It contains two main ingredients, Betamethasone, a corticosteroid and an antibiotic called Fusidic acid.)
Eruptions are vesicular and it easily suppurates and develops cuts and cracks and used to burn a lot. She had of itching on the fingers, the itching and cuts were worse from water as when she used to wash clothes.
Sometimes she had pain in the fingers while working. There was swelling on the fingers also. Her menstrual cycles were normal. She is a possessive woman for her family and family is very important for her.
She has a reserved nature and is less talkative and likes to be silent and by herself. She likes bright colors, desires spicy food and does not like sweets. Thermally she is a chilly patient.
Referrance from Boericke Materia Medica
Jan 29th 2021: Rx-Sarsaparilla 200 twice daily for 7 days
Follow Up After 7 Days
The eruptions were better by 20%. Itching was less but still there. She still had aggravation from contact with water. Burning was less up to 50%
AFTER 35 DAYS
1 March 2021: During a follow up after 35 days, the theme of indifference came very prominently which was not there so strongly in the first interview. Now she was irritable with her husband and child though she loved them but at the same time very indifferent to them. Sarsaparilla and Sepia follow each other well
When Sarsaparilla was given it did its work and after 35 days the Sepia layer emerged.
Hering Materia Medica
RX: Sepia 1M 2 doses
Follow Up After 3 Months May 5, 2021
Eruptions were totally gone. There is no itching. Now she can happily work in water. No burning is there. There are no marks on her fingers now.