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Hope, Heart and Homoeopathy: Clinical Experiences in the Pandemic of Covid 19 (Case Series Volume 3)

Hope, Heart and Homoeopathy: Clinical Experiences in the Pandemic of Covid 19  (Case Series Volume 3) 1

Dr. Gyandas G. Wadhwani shares a case series of 20 cases, including age, clinical features, coexisting diseases, lab and radiological findings, severity of illness, lesser accessory symptoms, prescription, follow ups and rationale for selection of remedies.

Introduction

While Delhi braces itself during the 3rd wave of Covid 19, let us review some cases treated exclusively with homoeopathy.

Case series no 3  

 

S. No, Initials, Age/ Sex Clinical features

 

Coexisting diseases Laboratory and Radiological findings Severity of

Illness

1: Mild

2: Moderate

3: Severe

4: Critical

Lesser Accessory Symptoms Prescription Date wise follow ups Inference
41.

NB         40 years, Male

Fever ~  100 – 100.5 F

Cough with whitish phlegm.

Vomiting

Fatigue [VAS score 4]

Loss of sensation of taste

Bodyache since 2 days

Headache

Chills

 

 

NIL Rapid Antigen test positive

1 Felt better when in AC or in open. Headache majorly in the evening. Burning sensation in the nostrils with nasal discharge. 29-6-2020         Rx. Allium cepa 200 every 3 hours             Medicine was prepared in a bottle by dissolving a single drop potency in 100 ml of water, to which 40 drops of alcohol were added.

 

Before taking the medicine, the patient was directed to hold the bottle in the dominating hand and strike it 10 times against the palm of the other hand or a firm mattress, and take 1 teaspoonful of medicine each time.

 

1-7-2020 Afebrile since past 24 hours. No headache now. No vomiting. Coughing reduced

Rx Placebo

 

3-7-2020

No cough now. Regained sensation of taste. Afebrile. Rx Placebo

 

6-7-2020

Asymptomatic now.

Refused repeat testing since felt alright.

Allium cepa or what is mentioned in older materias medica as Cepa, has characteristic symptoms of acrid nasal discharge (in this case burning sensation with nasal discharge) that was better in cold air or room.
42.

DA  48 years, Male

Sore throat

Fever ~  101 F

Diarrhoea with loose watery consistency of stools

Fatigue [VAS score 6]

Dyspnoea [grade 3 ]

Bodyache

Chills

Hiccups

since 5 days. On testing positive he was being given HCQs and other corticosteroids, with not much improvement. Also, the fever persisted despite medication.

Known case of Diabetes Mellitus RT PCR Positive

 

CRP- 16 mg/ L

 

S. IL6- 47 pg/ml

2 1-7-2020

Rx. Insulin LM 1 x Thrice a day

 

Medicine was prepared in a bottle by dissolving a single globule of  potency in 100 ml of water, to which 40 drops of alcohol were added.

Before taking the medicine, the patient was directed to hold the bottle in the dominating hand and strike it 10 times against the palm of the other hand or a firm mattress, and dissolve 1 teaspoonful of medicine in half cup of plain water, stir and drink all of it, each time.)

9-7-2020

Hiccups subsided after the 2nd dose. Became afebrile day 2nd onwards. Loose stools stopped day 4th onwards. Rx Insulin LM 2 x Thrice a day

 

16-7- 2020 Tested negative on 12-7-20.

CRP- 3.6 mg/ L

S. IL6- 9 pg/ml

Though it is an unproved remedy, Insulin can remedy infection that is accompanied by diarrhoea, in the absence of clear indications for another remedy (E coli). It can also remedy weakness and hiccups.
43.

SS                44 years, Male

Cough

Sore throat

Fever ~  99 F

Fatigue [VAS score 5]

Loss of sensation of taste and smell

Bodyache

Headache since 2 days. Was Taking Dexona (corticosteroid) and multivitamins regularly.

 

 

Nasopharyngeal swab Positive

2 Fever peaked ~ 11.30 am – 12 noon and was followed by warm sweat.

Thermal reaction: HOT

Developed fever after his mother tested positive. Disturbed sleep: was feeling sleepy but whenever he tried to, felt uneasy with persistent thoughts about his mother testing positive.

20-7-2020

Rx Opium LM 1 x 3 hourly.

 

Medicine was prepared in a bottle by dissolving a single globule of potency in 100 ml of water, to which 40 drops of alcohol were added.

Before taking the medicine, the patient was directed to hold the bottle in the dominating hand and strike it 10 times against the palm of the other hand or a firm mattress, and dissolve 1 teaspoonful of medicine in half cup of plain water, stir and drink all of it, each time.)

23-7-2020 Afebrile post after 12 hours. Coughing reduced. No headache.   Rx CST

 

26-7-2020

Sensation of taste and smell returned on day 5th. Bodyache vanished.  Rx Opium LM 2 x Thrice a day.  

 

29-7-2020 Tested negative.

Cold fear is the keynote of Opium; a fear that is not striking your senses with intensity like in Aconite and Stramonium. He did not complain so much about his fear, but in a subtle way expressed that. The concomitant presence of warm sweat, clinched the deal.
44.

PS

Pain in throat with productive Cough [whitish phlegm]

Fatigue [VAS score 6]

Runny nose

Bodyache

Headache since 3 days. Was Taking Dexona  (corticosteroid) and multivitamins regularly.

 

 

Nasopharyngeal swab Positive

 

1 Desire: Chilled water [Since the onset of illness whenever drank warm water to relieve the pain in throat and the cough, nausea appeared.]

Sipped cold water frequently.

20-6-2020

Rx Phosphorus LM 1Thrice a day

 

Medicine was prepared in a bottle by dissolving a single globule of potency in 100 ml of water, to which 40 drops of alcohol were added.

 

Before taking the medicine, the patient was directed to hold the bottle in the dominating hand and strike it 10 times against the palm of the other hand or a firm mattress, and dissolve 1 teaspoonful of medicine in half cup of plain water, stir and drink all of it, each time.)

23-7-2020

Cough improved. No headache now. Bodyache improved.   Rx CST

 

26-7-2020

Tested Negative.

The desire to sip cold water frequently during fever is singular characteristic of Phosphorus. The intolerance of warm drinks was another characteristic confirming the choice of the remedy.
45.

US     72 years, Female

Fever ~  100.7 F

Cough Sore throat

Fatigue [VAS score 8]

Dyspnoea [Grade 2]

Chest pain

Weakness

Headache. Diarrhoea

Poor appetite since 4 days

Known case of Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension and CAD Nasopharyngeal swab Positive

 

CRP 32.6 mg/L

3 Thermal reaction: Always needs a fan, always feels hot, more since fever.

Since the onset of fever started disliking milk. Thirst: ~ 1L/day.

Easy perspiration.

On observation: well-marked linea nasalis

20-7-2020

Rx Aethusa cynapium LM 1 x Thrice a day

 

Medicine was prepared in a bottle by dissolving a single globule of potency in 100 ml of water, to which 40 drops of alcohol were added.

 

Before taking the medicine, the patient was directed to hold the bottle in the dominating hand and strike it 10 times against the palm of the other hand or a firm mattress, and dissolve 1 teaspoonful of medicine in half cup of plain water, stir and drink all of it, each time.)

23-7-2020

Chest pain, sore throat and coughing subsided by the end of day 2. Afebrile after 36 hours.

Rx CST

 

26-7-2020

Weakness reduced. Normal bowels. No dyspnoea now. Headache persists.

Rx Aethusa Cynapium LM 2 x Thrice a day

 

29-7-2020

Tested negative with CRP 7.8 mg/L

The presence of well-marked linea nasalis and  intolerance of milk concomitant to onset of illness brought Aethusa cynapium to mind.  The simultaneous reduction in thirst during hot weather (37-38 C) further confirmed the choice of remedy.

Referring to the materia medica highlighted easy perspiration on least exertion.

The key takeaway from this case is prescribing for the patient and his symptomatology, not on the basis of diagnosis.

46.

JC

45 years, Male

Fever ~  101 – 102 F

Followed by Chills. Later had sore throat and cough with Loss of sensation of taste.

Fatigue [VAS score 8]. Heavy breathing. Weakness.

Dyspnoea [Grade 2]

Bodyache  since 5 days

Recurrent Respiratory tract infections RT PCR positive

24-7-2020

X Ray Chest:

Ground glass haziness left lower lobe of lung. Prominent hilar shadows.

3 Hands and feet were warm. Weakness was felt especially in the chest. Felt cold especially in the belly. One side of the face colder than the other. Body becomes cold with chilliness. Thirst: Poor

Desire: Cold and refreshing especially Sweet lime, Fruits [or may be Juice instead]

24-7-2020

Acid phos 200 every 4 hours.

 

Medicine was prepared in a bottle by dissolving a single drop potency in 100 ml of water, to which 40 drops of alcohol were added.

 

Before taking the medicine, the patient was directed to hold the bottle in the dominating hand and strike it 10 times against the palm of the other hand or a firm mattress, and take 1 teaspoonful of medicine each time.

27-7-2020

Afebrile after 18 hours. Coughing and weakness in chest also reduced by all complaints relapsed in last 24 hours. Felt better in the mornings. Fever spiked after 7 pm and subsided by sunrise. Rx Syphilinum LM 1 x Thrice a day.

 

30-7-2020

Afebrile after 8 hours. Weakness reduced. Coughing and chest pain reduced Sensation of taste returned.

Feels much better. Rx CST

 

31-7-2020

Tested negative

 

4-8-20 CXR- Prominent hilar shadows.

Weakness in chest, poor thirst, desire for cold and refreshing things governed the choice of Phosphoric acid.

James Tyler Kent’s 6th observation prognosis, Too short relief of symptoms, means that the patient’s vitality demands a deeper remedy, therefore on the basis of rhythmic aggravation from sunset to midnight followed by amelioration till sunrise, Syphilinum was chosen, which completed the cure. It shall be wise to remember Henry Clay Allen’s observation  importance of underlying

Syphilitic miasm in febrile affections.

47.

NK

30 years, Female

Fever ~  100.5 – 101 F

Chills Loss of sensation of taste and smell

Fatigue [VAS score 9]

Entire lower limbs pain.

Nausea since 2 days.

Known case of uterine fibroids. Rapid antigen test positive

1 Tongue: furred white, mouth dry.

Thirst: Poor

Feels cold in AC. Better with windows open. Pain in lower limbs feel better when pressed firmly

25-7-2020

Pulsatilla 200 every 3 hours

 

Medicine was prepared in a bottle by dissolving a single drop potency in 100 ml of water, to which 40 drops of alcohol were added.

 

Before taking the medicine, the patient was directed to hold the bottle in the dominating hand and strike it 10 times against the palm of the other hand or a firm mattress, and take 1 teaspoonful of medicine each time.

27-7-2020

Afebrile after 20 hours. Lower limb pain reduced. No bodyache now. Improved levels of energy in the body. Rx. Placebo

 

30-7-2020

Refused for a repeat test.

Dry mouth without thirst and better in open air are known characteristics of Pulsatilla.
48.

PK

60 years, Female

Fever ~  99.5 – 100.5 F

Cough Sore throat

Chills

Fatigue [VAS score 6]

Bodyache

Headache

Since 5 days.

Known case of Cervical spondylosis RT PCR positive

2 Poor thirst

Post fever paroxysm headaches especially occipital region. Sleeping more than usual. Anxious since son tested positive. Appetite: poor.

25-7-2020

Rx Gelsemium 200 every 3 hours.

 

Medicine was prepared in a bottle by dissolving a single drop potency in 100 ml of water, to which 40 drops of alcohol were added.

 

Before taking the medicine, the patient was directed to hold the bottle in the dominating hand and strike it 10 times against the palm of the other hand or a firm mattress, and take 1 teaspoonful of medicine each time.

30-7-2020

Afebrile post 12 hours. Not sleeping much now. Thirst: improved. No bodyache and headache now. Rx Placebo

 

2-8-2020

Tested Negative

The patient became anxious and apprehensive about his son, after he was diagnosed with Covid infection. His complaints followed with concomitant sleepiness and poor thirst, which governed the choice of Gelsemium.
49.

GK

28 years

Female

Profound weakness

Fever ~  99.6  F

Chills

Fatigue [VAS score 8]

Bodyache. Slight pain in abdomen off and on

Since 3 days

RT PCR positive

2 Felt cold, especially in the back, could not get warm enough in bed. Sometimes felt too hot at night with desire to uncover and eat a snack. 3-8-2020

Kali phos 200 x

Thrice a day

 

Medicine was prepared in a bottle by dissolving a single drop  potency in 100 ml of water, to which 40 drops of alcohol were added.

 

Before taking the medicine, the patient was directed to hold the bottle in the dominating hand and strike it 10 times against the palm of the other hand or a firm mattress, and take 1 teaspoonful of medicine each time. 

6 -8-2020

Afebrile within 24 hours with improved energy levels. No chills and body ache. Rx Placebo

 

 

8-8-2020

Tested negative

Prostration, chilliness (especially in the back) and increased hunger during heat, all pointed towards Kali phosphoricum as the curative remedy.
50.

RM 40 years, Male

Fever ~  101 – 102.5 F

With Chills. Took Paracetamol 650 mg.

Fatigue [VAS score 9]

Dyspnoea [Grade 3]

Bodyache

Headache Conjunctivitis

Chest pain SPO2: 90-91% since 3 days.

RT PCR positive

6-8-2020

HRCT Chest: Ground glass opacities B/L lung field – likely infective. Multiple lymph nodes also noted.

3 Intense bodyache – as if bones are being broken with testicular pain and chest pain. Urine: Increased frequency

Thirst: ~ 2 – 3 glasses/ day.

6-8-2020

Eupatorium perf. 200 every 3 hours

 

Medicine was prepared in a bottle by dissolving a single drop potency in 100 ml of water, to which 40 drops of alcohol were added.

 

Before taking the medicine, the patient was directed to hold the bottle in the dominating hand and strike it 10 times against the palm of the other hand or a firm mattress, and take 1 teaspoonful of medicine each time.

9-8-2020

Afebrile after 24 hours. Bodyache persisted though reduced in intensity. Headache persisted. Conjunctivitis reduced. SPO2 92-93. Rx Placebo

 

11-8-2020

Fever relapsed 99.6 F after drinking 240 ml of alcohol the previous night. Bradycardia (50-54 bpm) Dysnoea Gd 3. SPO2 89-90. Lost appetite. Nauseous. Rx Digitalis LM 1 x 4 hourly.

 

12-8-20. Temperature around 99 F after medication for 12 hours, thereafter afebrile. Nausea reduced. Breathing better. SPO2 92-93. Rx continue.

 

15-8-2020 Slight weakness.

Tested negative on 14-8-20. Chest discomfort. Pulse hovering around 60-65 bpm.  Rx Digitalis LM 2 x TID.

 

22-8-2020 No complaints. Pulse 60-80 bpm.  Rx Digitalis LM 3 x BD.

 

2-9-2020  HRCT Chest: Few mediastinal lymph nodes noted

Prescription of Eupatorium perf is easy to understand, because of bone breaking pains.

Digitalis was prescribed due to simultaneous occurrence of fever with bradycardia, after consumption of alcohol, since it also antidotes its toxic effects. It was continued in ascending LM potencies till repeat CT scan was clear.

51.

MB 32 years, Male

Fever ~  101 – 102 F

Cough with mucoidal phlegm.

Fatigue [VAS score 4]

Bodyache  especially around wrists and ankles/ feet since 5 days

 

Rapid antigen test positive

2 Chills running up and won the back; fever reduced with perspiration all over; axillary perspiration smells like onions 14-8-2020

Kali phos 200 x thrice a day

 

Medicine was prepared in a bottle by dissolving a single drop of the potency in 100 ml of water, to which 40 drops of alcohol were added.

 

Before taking the medicine, the patient was directed to hold the bottle in the dominating hand and strike it 10 times against the palm of the other hand or a firm mattress, and take 1 teaspoonful of medicine each time.

17-8-2020

Afebrile. No bodyache now. Cough improved

Rx Placebo

 

 

20-8-2020

Tested negative.

Kali phos is one of the two remedies in Materia Medica that have produced the singular characteristic of sweat smelling like onions in axilla, other being Bovista.
52.

VA 35 years, Female

Pain in throat

Fever ~  101 F

Fatigue [VAS score 6]

Bodyache

No sensation of taste and smell..

Migraine RT PCR positive.

2 Thirst: poor

Feels better in open air

Desire: Sweet ++, fruits ++ Perspiration: over face

Bowels: unfinished feeling feels better post burping. Thermal reaction: sudden hot flushed: wants AC then.

10-8-2020

Pulsatilla 200 every 4 hours.

 

Medicine was prepared in a bottle by dissolving a single drop of the potency in 100 ml of water, to which 40 drops of alcohol were added.

 

Before taking the medicine, the patient was directed to hold the bottle in the dominating hand and strike it 10 times against the palm of the other hand or a firm mattress, and take 1 teaspoonful of medicine each time.

13-8-2020

Afebrile since past 12 hours. No throat pain. Vomited a few times, pure yellow green phlegm and bitter water.

Rx  Placebo

 

16-10-2020

Tested negative.

Prescription of Pulsatilla is fairly obvious.
53.

JPS 47 years, Male

Fever since 7 days . Tested Covid positive on day 5. Temperature ~  99 F

Since  3 days. Slight pain in legs.  No other presenting symptoms.

Known case of Diabetes Mellitus and CAD. RT PCR positive

2 The boss of the patient forced him to attend office every day, even when many of his colleagues had been infected. Just a day prior to his onset of complaints, office premises were sealed and though he returned home with a brave face, he could not really rest till he tested positive and now he was scared of consequences being a diabetic. 14-8-2020

Opium LM 1 every 3 hours.

 

Medicine was prepared in a bottle by dissolving a single globule of the potency in 100 ml of water, to which 40 drops of alcohol were added.

 

Before taking the medicine, the patient was directed to hold the bottle in the dominating hand and strike it 10 times against the palm of the other hand or a firm mattress, and take 1 teaspoonful of medicine each time.

18-8-2020

Fever shot up over 24 hours to 103, followed by profuse sweat and profuse flow of urine. Afebrile after 48 hours.

Rx Opium LM 2

 

20-8-2020

Repeat testing negative.

Cold fear is pathognomonic of Opium, which prescribed in ascending LM potencies. In fact the fear froze even the development of symptoms on the case!
54.

PB  28 years, Female

Dry cough

Runny nose

Bodyache

Headache

Fever 99 – 100 F  since 3 days.

Plantar fascitis Rapid antigen test positive

2 Appetite: Poor

Bitter taste in mouth.

Desire: sweets +++

Red lips

Febrile episodes accompanied by marked vasomotor phenomenon, cold hands and feet and subsided with cold sweat

14-8-2020

Thyroidinum LM 1 x Thrice a day

 

Medicine was prepared in a bottle by dissolving a single globule of the potency in 100 ml of water, to which 40 drops of alcohol were added.

 

Before taking the medicine, the patient was directed to hold the bottle in the dominating hand and strike it 10 times against the palm of the other hand or a firm mattress, and take 1 teaspoonful of medicine each time. 

17-8-2020

Afebrile after 36 hours. Cough vanished by end of day 2. No Headache now. Rx continue meds

 

20-8-2020

Tested negative.

Thyroidinum is not an often used remedy in clinical practice. It has vermillion red lips (Sulph, Tub), craving for sweets, marked vasomotor phenomenon and cold sweat.
55. MM, 58 years, male Had fever ~  100- 100.7 F for 4-5 days till about 2 days back. Now afebrile.

Fatigue [VAS score 8]

Weakness

Headache.

Poor appetite since 8 days

Known case of Diabetes Mellitus Rapid antigen test positive on day 2 and again on day 8

2 Had been working hard for nearly one month after business had resumed, since winters are the peak season.

Slept and complained  little even when fell ill.

O/E : forehead warm while the nose was cold.

14-8-2020

Arnica montana LM 1 x Thrice a day

 

Medicine was prepared in a bottle by dissolving a single globule of the potency in 100 ml of water, to which 40 drops of alcohol were added.

 

Before taking the medicine, the patient was directed to hold the bottle in the dominating hand and strike it 10 times against the palm of the other hand or a firm mattress, and take 1 teaspoonful of medicine each time.

21-9-2020

Tested negative on 20-9-2020.

Slight fatigue persists [VAS score 2]

Appetite returned big time. Rx Arnica montana LM 2 x Twice a day

 

Known as an important remedy for ailments from exertion, the patients requiring Arnica complain but a little and while examining them you can feel warm forehead and cool nose.
56.

KK

55 years, Female

Fever ~  101 – 102 F

Followed by Chills. Later had sore throat with Loss of sensation of taste.

Fatigue [VAS score 8] since

4 days.

Rapid antigen test positive

3 Had her grandson on 15 August 2020 so was overexcited and happy, hence visited the hospital.  Still excited talking about the new arrival. Developed fever a week later.

Desires: cold aerated drinks.

24-8-2020

Coffea cruda LM 1 every 4 hours.

 

Medicine was prepared in a bottle by dissolving a single globule of the potency in 100 ml of water, to which 40 drops of alcohol were added.

 

Before taking the medicine, the patient was directed to hold the bottle in the dominating hand and strike it 10 times against the palm of the other hand or a firm mattress, and take 1 teaspoonful of medicine each time.

29-8-2020

Afebrile after 12 hours. No chills.  More active now.

Rx Placebo

 

3-9-2020

Repeat test on 2-9-2020 was positive.

Fever relapsed after grandson contracted fever. Weakness. Loss of sensation of taste still persisted. Rx Coffea cruda 200 x Thrice a day

 

Medicine was prepared in a bottle by dissolving a single drop of the potency in 100 ml of water, to which 40 drops of alcohol were added.

 

Before taking the medicine, the patient was directed to hold the bottle in the dominating hand and strike it 10 times against the palm of the other hand or a firm mattress, and take 1 teaspoonful of medicine each time.

 

6-9-2020

Afebrile since last 48 hours. No complaints.  Rx Placebo

 

10-9-2020 Tested negative a day before.

Coffea cruda is one of the remedies that produces personalities violently  susceptible to emotions, especially happy ones.

In this case, the happiness felt on arrival of grand child was the single most probable exciting cause, in the otherwise insignificant symptomatology.

Relapse of symptoms, warranted prescription of a higher potency, which cured.

57.

AN

31 years, Female

Fever since 3 days.

Slight sore throat and cough.

Entire family and her 3 years old daughter had tested positive over the previous week.

Fatigue [VAS score 9]

since 2 days.

RT PCR Positive

1 She was relieved that now she was unwell, she would not have to serve her husband and daughter, and she would be allowed to rest.

She just wanted to be by herself and got annoyed by video calls of her child.

4-9-2020

Rx Sepia LM 1 x thrice a day.

 

Medicine was prepared in a bottle by dissolving a single drop of the potency in 100 ml of water, to which 40 drops of alcohol were added.

 

Before taking the medicine, the patient was directed to hold the bottle in the dominating hand and strike it 10 times against the palm of the other hand or a firm mattress, and take 1 teaspoonful of medicine each time.

10-9-2020

Afebrile after 2-3 days (not sure). Weakness reduced. Felt better.

Rx Sepia LM 2 x thrice a day.

 

13-9-2020 Tested negative a day before.

Indifference to the loved ones, was the single most striking feature in the case.
58.

JD

22 years, Female

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea since 3 days Nasal obstruction with sore throat 2 days. Fever ~  99.5 – 100.5 F.

Since 2 days.

Rapid antigen test positive

1 Thirst: ~ 2 – 3 glasses/ day Perspiration: Forehead and back

Tongue: clean and moist. O/E Throat: fauces congested.

2-9-2020

Ipecac 200 every 3 hours.

 

Medicine was prepared in a bottle by dissolving a single drop of the potency in 100 ml of water, to which 40 drops of alcohol were added.

 

Before taking the medicine, the patient was directed to hold the bottle in the dominating hand and strike it 10 times against the palm of the other hand or a firm mattress, and take 1 teaspoonful of medicine each time.

5-9-2020

Nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea tapered over 24 hours. Afebrile by the end of day 2.

No sore throat now. Slight nasal obstruction.

Rx Placebo

 

 

8-9-2020

Tested negative

Nausea, vomiting with clean tongue and poor thirst are characteristics of Ipecac.
59.

MK

27 years, Male

Fever ~  100-101.6  since 3 days

Weakness

Entire family is Covid +ve after attending a wedding

RT PCR positive

1 Felt sick while returning from a destination wedding at a hill station.

Felt warm and sweaty in car so pulled down the window and felt the chill.

Frequent urination, without burning

Frequent loose stools 3-4 times a day

 

2-9-2020

Rx Dulcamara LM 1 2-3 hourly.

 

Medicine was prepared in a bottle by dissolving a single drop of the potency in 100 ml of water, to which 40 drops of alcohol were added.

 

Before taking the medicine, the patient was directed to hold the bottle in the dominating hand and strike it 10 times against the palm of the other hand or a firm mattress, and take 1 teaspoonful of medicine each time

4-9-2020

Felt relief  in the chills and bodyache after 2nd dose. Feels weak and lethargic.

Afebrile last 12 hours.

Rx Dulcamara LM2 3-4 hourly

 

8-9-2020

Tested negative.

The remedy for a chill is Dulcamara (Hahnemann’s Materia Medica Pura).  For example when you get exposed to cold temperature while perspiring, or while the temperature dips suddenly in mountains. Concomitant to that are profuse discharges (coryza, diarrhoea, urination, vomiting etc) and the sureshot curative remedy is Dulcamara.
60.

TN

4 years, Female

Fever ~ 101 – 102.5 F since 3 days.

Coughing and chest pain.

Lethargic.

SPO2: 96-98%.

Stuffy nose

Allergic rhinitis RT PCR Positive

1 Frowns, even during sleep.

Desire: Hot chicken soup +++ sweets ++

4-9-2020

Rx Lycopodium LM 1, 3 hourly

 

Medicine was prepared in a bottle by dissolving a single globule in 100 ml of water, to which 40 drops of alcohol were added.

 

Before taking the medicine, the patient was directed to hold the bottle in the dominating hand and strike it 10 times against the palm of the other hand or a firm mattress, and take 1 teaspoonful of medicine each time.

8-9-2020

Chest pain gone. Coughing reduced. Nose still slightly stuffy.

Completely afebrile since last 36 hours.

Rx Lycopodium LM 2 thrice a day.

 

Parents refused re-testing.

Sometimes, patients demand a deeper acting remedy like Lycopodium (frowning, stuffy nose, desire hot food and sweets) in acute conditions. It is best to remember what Hahnemann writes in

aphorism 248 of 6th

edition of Organon,

“…. every

correctly chosen

homoeopathic

medicine, even those

whose action is of

long duration, may

be repeated daily for

months with ever

increasing

success….”

Gyandas G. Wadhwani M.D. (Hom)
Consultant Homoeopathic Physician & Independent Researcher;
Holistic Homoeopathic Clinic & Research Center, New Delhi
Member Aude Sapere groups, South Africa and New Delhi
Former Chief Medical Officer (NFSG) (Homoeopathy), Dte. of Ayush, Govt of NCT of Delhi
Senior Lecturer (Organon of Medicine & Homoeopathic Philosophy), Dr B R Sur Homoeopathic Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Govt of NCT of Delhi
Mob: +91-9868146489
Email: [email protected]

About the author

Gyandas Wadhwani

Gyandas Wadhwani

Dr. Gyandas G. Wadhwani MD(Hom) was Chief Medical Officer (Homoeopathy) in charge at Delhi Govt Homoeopathic Dispensaries at Aali Village and Directorate of AYUSH (Homoeopathic Wing), 2002 to 2016. Dr Gyandas was a senior lecturer (Organon of Medicine & Homoeopathic Philosophy), Dr B. R. Sur Homeopathic Medical College & Hospital. He was a member of the editorial committee of ‘Homoeopathic Pulse’, quarterly e-newsletter of Homoeopathic wing of Directorate of Ayush. He has presented scientific papers worldwide and been published in numerous journals. His commendations include: ‘Certificate of Excellence’ for meritorious services in the field of Homoeopathy by Directorate of Ayush, Govt of NCT of Delhi and Dr. D. P. Rastogi, Best Teacher Award 2012 by Board of Homoeopathic System of Medicine, Delhi. Visit Dr. Gyandas at his website: www.homoeopathygyan.in

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