Clinical Cases

Herpes Zoster in a Man of 36

Herpes Zoster in a Man of 36 1

Dr. Shishir Paranjape treats a man of 36 for herpes zoster. Aggravation from cold air and wet weather, chilly and thirsty, were symptoms leading to the similllimum.

A male patient, 36 years old presented with a c/o- red, itchy eruption since the last three days, on the right side of the abdomen on lateral and frontal region along with slight extension over the chest and back.  Initially there was pain in his abdomen and slowly the eruption started. The eruption was in a budding stage and the diagnosis was very obvious as herpes zoster.

It was in August (commonly a rainy season) in Maharashtra, India and it had been  raining heavily for 8 days.

Eruption was itching ++ and burning ++ also .

I explained the diagnosis and probable management with homoeopathy.  The patient was slightly hesitant to take homoeopathy but after convincing him, he was ready to try it.

Eruption was getting agg. by cold air++ and was better by warmth application ++

He told me that during the rainy season he gets a skin eruption every year and this ailment was also because of the rainy season. There was no other cause found.  There was no history of any other major illness in the past. Patient was not on any other treatment for any other ailment.

Chilly ++                              Thirsty++

Except local symptoms and few generals  I couldn’t found any other information.

Diagnosis – herpes zoster

Particulars and few physical generals.

COMPLETE REPERTORY:  RUBRICS SELECTED:

  • ABDOMEN, ERUPTION HERPES ZOSTER
  • BACK, ERUPTION HERPES ZOSTER
  • CHEST, ERUPTION HERPES ZOSTER
  • ERUPTION HERPES ZOSTER, BURNING
  • SKIN, ERUPTION ,COLD AIR FROM AGG.
  • SKIN, ERUPTION, ITCHING, WARMTH, AMEL.
  • GENERALITIES, COLD, WET WEATHER AGG.

REPERTORISATION

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DAY 1-: RHUS TOX 200, 2 DOSES + SL FOR 3 DAYS

Along with auxillary mode of treatment patient was advised to follow up SOS or after 2 days.

FOLLOW UPS:

DAY SYMPTOMS TREATMENT
DAY 1 ERUPTION +

Burning +

Itching ++

Eruption on right side only

No fever

RHUS TOX 200, 2 DOSES + SL FOR 3 DAYS

 

DAY 3 Eruption was increased along with burning and itching. Slight pus formation and pain on lateral side of chest wall

G.C. average

RHUS TOX 200, 2 DOSES + SL FOR 3 DAYS

Adv.- Follow up after 2 days

No local application in any form.

DAY 5 Eruption SQ with slight fever and pain and discomfort++ on right side of the chest wall , PUS FORMATION +

Local burning ++

Patient was worried  slightly

CT ALL
DAY 7 Appearance of the eruption was getting better  with less pain and discomfort. No further eruption on front but slightly increased on the back

Eruption started drying

RHUS TOX 200 , 2 DOSES + SL FOR 5 DAYS

Adv.- Follow up after 2 days

DAY 9 Pain ++

Discomfort ++

Eruption started drying much

G.C. avg.

CT ALL
DAY 12 Eruption dried

Pain reduced

Burning reduced

RHUS TOX 200 , 2 DOSES + SL FOR 3 DAYS
DAY 16  Eruptions disappearing

No burning, redness, pain

No post herpetic neuralgia

SL  for 5 days
DAY 21 Apparently no symptoms

No recurrence

NO POST HERPETIC NEURALGIA.

SL continued for 7 days.

Adv . Inform SOS.

Conclusion

1) Healing was complete without any scar marks and without any neuralgia remaining which is very common in this diagnosis. (See photos below)

2) A well selected medicine on the basis of Present, Predominent and Persistent Symptoms works very well.

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About the author

Shishir Paranjape

Shishir Paranjape

Dr. Shishir H. Paranjape has been practicing for the last eleven years and is much appreciated for his skill in the Pimpri - Chinchwad area of Maharashtra, India where is practices. He formerly worked as a lecturer at P. DR. DYPHMC, Pimpri and is currently working with the LSFPEF'S Lokmanya Homoeopathic Medical College, Chinchwad, Maharashtra, as a Lecturer in the Dept. of H.M.M. After completing his B.H.M.S. from Lokmanya Homoeopathic Medical College he received very valuable guidance from Dr. Prashant Khaire, and subsequently from Dr.Gaurang Gaikwad. Dr. Paranjape follows the teachings of Dr. Sankaran, Dr. Vijaykar, Prof. Vithoulkas and of course, the classical pioneers.

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