Skin is the most exposed organ of the body and children’s skin is highly vulnerable to the environment causing several pathologies. Here we present three different so-called incurable skin conditions: Cutaneous Larva Migrans, Papilloma of breast and Vitiligo. It was shown that homeopathy is effective in these conditions. Clients after treatment are in complete homeostasis with no relapses.
Case 1. Cutaneous Larva Migrans (Creeping Eruption)
Cutaneous Larva Migrans is an infection caused by a nematode larvae which never develops into the adult stage and migrates through various body tissues. They commonly infect the skin, eyes, and viscera in man. Ancylostoma brasiliensis causes cutaneous larva migrans. Toxocara causes visceral larva migrans.
A boy of 6 months was diagnosed with subcutaneous Serpiginous rash on his right buttock extending down to his right leg.
Generals: The child presented with an itchy spreading eruption on one buttock. The rash shows the typical features of cutaneous larva migrans. The rashes left a whitish (leukoderma like) patch on the right buttock. Perhaps his bare buttock had come in contact with sand or soil contaminated by the dog or cat hookworm in animal faeces. Severe itching. Eruptions looking like variola appearing along a line, as Herpes zoster does, but as if sparing the nerve branches.
Mentals: Very irritable, impatient, more so than Chamomilla.
Personal History: After recent vaccinations the baby got this rash. Based on several years of experience Vaccininum was chosen as an appropriate remedy for the patien.
Clarke Materia medica: VACCININUM (vac.) (Nosode-From vaccine matter)
Vaccine poison is capable of setting up a morbid state of extreme chronicity, named by Burnett Vaccinosis. Symptoms are like those of Hahnemann’s Sycosis. Neuralgias, inveterate skin eruptions, chilliness, indigestion with great flatulent distension (Clark). Whooping-cough.
Mind-Irritable, impatient ill-humored, nervous.
Skin-Hot and dry. Pimples and blotches. Eruption like variola.
Remedy given on October 10th, 2011 – Vaccininum 200 one dose & placebo thrice daily for 2 weeks.
After 15 days there is no improvement so he was given another dose of Vaccininum 200 & Placebo thrice daily for 2 weeks.
Follow up: November 11, 2011
Child is healthy & in homeostasis, rash is completely gone.
Follow up after 6 months:
Child is completed healthy without rash.
Case 2. Case of Papilloma of breast
Complaints & brief history
This is a female patient Pooja (not real name) a housewife aged 30 years, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing about 88 kgs presented with an outgrowth on her left breast.
Location – left breast (areola)
Description- wart-like growth, fluid-filled, pea-sized, hanging with a stalk (pedunculated)
She had observed the outgrowth for the last 15 days. She had never undergone any treatment prior to her visit to me. She has been diabetic since 5 years for which she opted for allopathic treatment.
Mind & disposition
The patient was markedly anxious about her health. She keeps coming to me to check for lump in her breast for the past 2 years. She even went for mammography which was found absolutely normal a year back but her anxiety remains the same.
Papilloma are the benign nipple-shaped outgrowths having familiar appearance like warts and verrucae. They may cause pain, irritation or discomfort but they are neither cancerous nor life threatening.
Repertorization using Complete Repertory (Hompath software) – Rubrics considered are:
- Skin wart Pedunculated
- Skin wart Large
- Skin wart Painful
- Skin wart Soft
- Mind, Anxiety health about +++ (intensity of symptom – 3 marked)
Up on repertorization and analysis several remedies came up like Acid Nitric, Thuja, Causticum, Silicea and Sepia.
Acid Nitricum was chosen because of the marked anxiety which is in 3 marks and it matched all the symptoms of the patient such as warts peduculated, large, painful & soft.
Rx: Acid Nitricum 30c, single dose followed by sac lac (placebo) for 3 days.
Patient reported on 3rd day saying she has noticed improvement, so no action was taken. Told to report after 1 month but patient came on 15th day saying papilloma had vanished.
Requested Follow up after 6 months: She is absolutely healthy without any growth.
Before and after picture of papilloma:
Conclusion: Homeopathy is never slow if we apply the remedies following the cardinal principles which are based on the therapeutic law of nature.
Case 3. Vitiligo
A 52-year-old male, Mr. RD reported for treatment of now rapidly progressing severely itchy depigmented spots on nape of neck which began 6 years ago.
Applied various steroid ointments without any relief.
Mental & Emotional state:
The patient remained in stress for quite some time because of poor financial condition of his family due to unemployment of son’s inability to arrange marriage of daughters. His skin disease started after a few months of his silent grief which he could not share with anyone in the family. If anyone consoled him he didn’t like it. Easily gets upset and angry. Always in a hurry.
Craves salty & warm food
Thirst for large quantities of water
Rubrics for repertorisation:
Ailments from cares and worries
Anxiety about health
Aggravation from consolation
Contradiction, intolerant of
Irritability from trifles
Thirst for large quantity of water
Desire for salty food
Desire for warm foo
Repertorisation using Complete Repertory:
Result of repertorisation: Natrum Mur, Phosphorus, Lycopodium & Arsenicum Album showed high rank
Remedy selected: Natrum muriaticum 1M
Ailments from cares and worries
Aggravation from consolation
Intolerance of contradiction
Desire for salty things
May 7, 2008: Natrum muriaticum 1000 single dose followed by placebo for 8 weeks.
Follow-up: July 17, 2008: Pigmentation started. Placebo for 8 weeks.
September 22, 2008: Slow improvement. Natrum mur. 1000 single dose was repeated followed by placebo for 8 weeks on different visits.
December 10, 2008: Repigmentation seen. Placebo for 6 weeks.
January 25, 2009: Depigmented spots reduced. Placebo for 10 weeks on different visits.
April 10, 2009: Spots further reduced. Placebo was repeated for two weeks on different visits.
August 10, 2009: Depigmented spots almost disappeared. Treatment was stopped and patient was advised to report in case of recurrence.
Duration of treatment: 1 year 3 months
Homeopathy is the holistic system of treatment in which both physical and mental symptoms are taken into consideration to form the totality.
Vaccinosis & it’s cure by Thuja – with remarks on Homeo-prophylaxis
Author James Crompton Burnett MD