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An Acute Appendicitis in the clinic...
NATIONAL JOURNAL OF HOMOEOPATHY 2004 Mar / Apr VOL VI NO 2.
Dr Vishpala Parthasarathy
Dr Sushma Jaiswal
'Ars-a / Phos / Mag-ph / Tub-b

Introduction: This section has been started to show the efficacy of Homoeopathy in severe and life-threatening situations where speed is of essence. Mostly this is possible in a hospital setting only. But here we had a case in the clinic itself which we would like to share with you.

Mast MN, M/9 y, resident of Surat, was carried to me on 25th Feb 2004, with a chief complaint of cough since 4 days. The parents have been my patients in the past and though they formally dropped in for the treatment of cough and cold, as we progressed with the case the picture was altogether different.

Following were his Chief Complaint:
1) 21/2/2004: Acute Pain in umbilical region radiating to Rt Iliac fossa. Pulling sensation < night. > sleeping on abdomen. He had the same complaint on 15thJan’04 with fever and severe vomiting. The condition was diagnosed as Subacute Appendicitis and treated with an antibiotics course, but the symptoms continued on a milder scale. Surgery was advised in Jan’04 itself. The patient is the only son born after four daughters, so the over concerned Parents, who were not keen on the operation, kept on changing Doctors for further opinions .Since on 21st pain was severe, the parents gave in. But as fate would have it, he developed severe cold and the surgery had to be postponed. Since they were in Mumbai they thought of coming to me.

2) Recurrent Tonsillitis with rattling cough since two years. Pain < cold things < ice-cream

3) Calf Muscles once in 15 days from childhood. Pain with pulling sensation > pressure.

Physical characteristics:
Appearance: Fair and lean.
Perspiration: Scanty, on Face.
Appetite: Ravenous.
Desire: Chicken3, Chocolate3, Colddrinks3, icecream3, pickles1, Tea3.
Stool: 1/day. urine: Normal.
Sleep: 7-8 hrs, sleeps on abdomen, salivates, grinds teeth, screams during sleep.
Dream: Ghost. Thermal: Chilly.
P/H: K/C/O Thallasemia Minor.
F/H: NIL.

Mentals:
Pampered3. Anger3 which most of the time he suppresses .Very Affectionate towards sisters, parents. Has many friends. Fear of dark3,dogs3, strangers. Watches horror serials with everyone and then screams. Sports oriented, likes to swim, play cricket, games on computer and Must Always Win. Restless. Loquacious.

Repertorial Totality:

Timid Anger Suppressed

Restlessness Squanders Money

Fear Dark Fear Dogs

Fear Strangers Increased Appetite

Cr cold drinks Cr ice-cream

Teeth grinds at night Appendicitis

Tonsils < cold

Calf pain

Remdies :
Ars-alb 23/9, Phos 23/9, Calc-carb 22/10, Bell 18/9, Merc 18/8, Puls 12/6,Rhus-tox18/8

Planning and Programming
Acute: Ars-alb
Chronic: Phos
Intercurrent: Tub-b

Treatment :

Date

Symptoms

Treatment

25/2/04

 

Ars-alb 200 7P 1P=3 TDS Mag-phos 6x 3/7

28/2/04

Pain > 80%, only < running.Other complaints >3

Phos 200 1st dose

10/3/03

>3

Tub-b 1M

27/3/03

Pain < 10pm L5. Headache.

Ars-alb 200

28/3/03

Pain > in 1 dose

 

29/3/03

Calf pain, cold & cough 0/3 wk, Restleness > 50%

Phos 200 2nd dose

28/4/03

Well since 1 mth. No appendix attack in 2 mths

SL