Clinical Cases

Two Cases: Upper Respiratory Tract Infection and Allergic Asthma

Two Cases: Upper Respiratory Tract Infection  and Allergic Asthma

Dr. Gaurang Gaikwad share cases of respiratory tract infection and allergic asthma. One or more of the acute symptoms were the key in both cases.

Case 1 -upper respiratory tract infection

34 year old woman – C.C. Recurrent cold and cough frequent sneezing since 10 years.

Sneezing – gets up due to sneezing in the morning, coryza for entire year

feels better in warm, open air, constant painful scraping from throat.

Feels she is suffering, but is ok with it. Doesn’t let work and her life get affected by it.

State of mind:  Describes herself as a person who is confident, not much of an extrovert, very hard working

Observation – Lean,doesn’t talk much

Sensitive to loud noise ++- even if someone is talking, it affects her a lot .

“When I see someone is hurt it affects me a lot.” She would cry thinking about it. She would just keep on walking in the room without knowing what should be done.

No Dreams

After this – I asked some Confirmatory questions of the remedy

before prescribing the remedy.

Analysis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physical symptoms can often give an opening in a case.

I often focus at physical sensitivities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The remedy that comes up is Carc. It doesn’t give a typical picture of Carc.The so-called drug picture that we are taught or know classically

we might get only a hint of.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carcinosin 1m bd 2 days

Follow up after 6 months:  better by 90 % ,sneezing , cough > better by 90 %.  She feels much calmer. Fears and anxieties less. She is able to be more expressive.  2 Kg Weight Improved.  Emotionally more stable.

“I feel now – more right in my head than before”

Case 2 Allergic Asthma

40 year old woman –  C.C.dry cough – breathlessness, unable to do anything during that time.

Prescribed Phos 200 -Bd 2 days.Repeated again after a Month

No change after 2 months.

Reviewed the acute case. Tried to focus on the cough in more depth.

What makes it better or worse?  Especially before the complaints were most intense. Cough – dry – during sleep Agg – sleep ++

Last few days – cough aggr when she gets up in the morning –  exhausting with a lot of weakness.

Feels awkward due to cough, especially in front of people.

What would others think or say?

Last few days getting recurrent dreams of:

Of her parents – they are fighting with each other

She tries her best to solve the fight, but is not able to

She feels bad that she is trying but unable to solve it

State of mind

Although she is an extrovert, she feels awkward when people tell her things. Her relationship with husband is very strong. She does as she is told by her husband.

Fears

Losing her husband – what if something happens to him

He is everything for her. Says she is so attached to him

Fears as a child, of being admonished by her father

She was very scared of her father

Loves if someone says something good about her

Interests

Craft work

Likes to cook

Crisis

Father died of cancer  – She didn’t know what to feel, but it affected her.

Generals

Warmth agg

Likes fruits, vegetables, spicy food

Sleeps on her back

Analysis

She looked at fact level. She didn’t speak much. I made the initial mistake of slotting her into a personality type.

Focusing on cough symptoms

cough; sleep; falling asleep; cough, during dry (1)

cough; dry; sleep; during (8)

Only one remedy comes up Mag Sulph

Understanding at higher level – the dreams – The main theme is unsuccessful efforts. This gives an idea of the ringworm miasm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Understanding Mag Sulph through periodic table I see themes of 3rd row of the periodic table.

MagSulph 1m One dose every month

Follow up of 6 months

Within first month – remarkable change- cough , coryza , breathlessness >> reduced by 90 %%.  Allopathic medicines stopped totally within first month. No dreams.  Emotionally she had been fragile, “Now I feel stable

and more complete.” Appetite is much better. Weather changes don’t affect her much now.  Even the smell doesn’t aggravate her now.

About the author

Gaurang Gaikwad

Gaurang Gaikwad

Dr. Gaurang Gaikwad, B.H.M.S. graduated in 2011 from CMP Homoeopathic Medical College. He mainly got his motivation for studying homoeopathy from Dr. Vijay Vaishnav. He studied for seven months under renowned homoeopath Dr. Sarkar from Kolkotta. Later, he learned from L.M. Khan. Dr. Gaikwad has been with Dr. Sankaran in his OPD clinics for the last two years. He greatly contributed to the books Synergy in Homoeopathy and Synergy Synopsis by Dr. Rajan Sankaran and also worked on The Pathological Factor in Homoeopathic Prescription by Dr. Ashok Borkar. He is tremendously passionate about homoeopathy, especially studying the repertory in great detail.

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