1. Dsypnoea since 17yrs.There is a dry cough which brings on the asthmatic attack. It’s worse from dust and smoke , new & full moon.
2. The patient catches cold easily resulting in sneezing and itching of the nose.
3. Pain in both heels worse on first motion, >continued motion.
4. Burning vertex worse in summer
5. Itching and eruptions in the arms from taking eggs and shell fish.
6. Thick, profuse leucorrhea <before menses.
7. Pain in the right breast, <during menses
Desires : sour, sweet, eggs, cold food
Stool- Constipated, stool every alternate day
Temperament- Angry++, Stubborn, Fears-ghost, darkness, dogs. Absent-minded++
PRESCRIPTION-CALCAREA IODATA 200, 1 Dose
FOLLOW UP 1:26/02/2013-Asthma-25%>, Pain in the heels-25%>. PLACEBO
FOLLOW UP 2:23/04/2013-Sneezing and Itching eyes-50%>, Asthma-40%>PLACEBO
FOLLOW UP 3:05/06/2013-Asthma did not occur in last 2months. Burning vertex-60%>PLACEBO
FOLLOW UP4:28/08/2013-Asthma-100%> .Heel pain-75%>PLACEBO
Features of Calcarea:
1. Catches cold easily resulting in sneezing
2.Pain<1st motion>continued motion
3.Breast pain <during menses
5.Constipated,stool every alternate day.
Features of Iodum:
1. Burning vertex
2. Thick profuse leucorrhea
3. Hot pt+++
4.Tubercular miasmatic preponderance Of Iodum.
Easily catches cold-sneezing and itching eyesàTubercular miasm-Psora: Hypoimmunity+Syphilis: Destruction of immunity leading to the recurrence which is a feature of Tuberculinum Miasm.
Itching and eruptions from eggs, shell fishàTubercular miasm: Allergic diathesis is tubercular
Burning vertex is Syphilitic: Burning, Bursting pains are syphilitic
Thick profuse leucorrheaàSycotic
Pain in Rt. Breast <during mensesàSycotic. Key word of Sycosis is Inco-ordination. This can be interpreted as Hormonal incoordination, which causes the breast pain.
Calcarea Iodata as a medicine is Syco-Tubercular which covers the miasmatic background.
Characteristics of Calcarea Iodata :-
(i) Head : (a) Rush of blood to head(Tubercular ). (b) Head sweats: sour odour. (c) Headache from cold exposure.
(ii) Nose: (a) Nasal discharges have a tendency to be profuse and yellow.(Sycotic) (b) Grand medicine for nasal polyps.
(iii) Throat: (a) Prone to massive swelling of tonsils. (b) Tonsil: crypts or lacunae in tonsil: honeycomb appearance is diagnostic of Calcarea Iodata. (c) Predisposition to glandular enlargements. (d) Nodules in thyroid. Thyroid tumours and goitre, especially during puberty. (e) Uvula swollen(++). (f) Cervical lymphadenopathy: glands swell from cold.
(iv) Breast: (a) Fibroids and nodules in the breast. (b) Mostly soft (can be hard also, but never stony hard like Calcarea Fluor) and mobile.
(v) Gastro-Intestinal: (a) Desires: Sweet, sour, salt, salty, cold food, cold milk, egg (+++), Meat (++). (b) Mostly constipated,sour odour of stool. (d) Swelling of inguinal and mesenteric glands and becomes painful. (vi) Heart: Palpitation from least exertion.
(vi) Female: (a) Irregular menses from hormonal imbalance. (b) Cystic tumours in ovary (a grand medicine). (d) Profuse yellowish leucorrhoea. (f) Profound weakness during menses.
(vii) Extremities: (a) Rheumatic pains < new moon & full moon. (b) Cold and clammy hands & feet.
(viii) General Tendencies: (a) Takes cold from every change of weather (catches cold easily),but pt. Craves fresh open air (b) Scrofulous, allergic, haemorrhagic diathesis. Glandular swelling is a denominating feature of this medicine (Goitre, PCOD, Fibroid, Breast tumors)
(ix) Thermal Relation Hot patient but long for fresh air (+++).
Appearance: Scrawny, cachectic, hot; or Fair, fat, flabby, hot.(Tubercular miasm-Polarity of symptom
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A wonderful effort,Saptarshi more grease to your elbow
Dr.Saptarshi Bannerji’s case description is very illustrative. It is interesting to note that cal. iodata is such a good medicine. Your service is appreciated
Congratulation Saptarshi! I like to convey one suggestion . Try to incorporate improvement index scientifically even in single case. …Keep it up ….
A good and informative article .Thank you
It is a very nice article
Keep it up
Bhalo hoyeche. Bhalo kore lekh.
Hi Saptarshi ! Congrats for a good case report. As for a youngster it is O.K. Try 2 maintain the conventional protocol of case representation subsequently. One question. An asthma of 17 yrs. duration was removed completely within very short period keeping aside the other symptoms to go later. Is it not against the Hering’s law of cure? Well, as a youngsters this deserves to be look after. Keep it up. Thank u.
Thank you for your kind suggestion.But,you might not have read the case carefully.I have never used the word ‘cure’. A person suffering from asthma for 17 yrs obviously cant be cured within a short time period.The case needs to be followed up over a period of time.
Again,if you have a look only the asthma was not better.The heel pain,burning vertex,the recurrence of catching cold were other parameters,by which I judged improvement.