Author: Dr. Girish Gupta
This week, let us see a noteworthy case of Vitiligo treated with Homoeopathy.
A 3-year-old boy came with the chief complaint of depigmented itchy spots on the scalp and forehead for the last 2 months. He had a history of taking allopathic medicines and applying ointments for the same.
KOH test showed presence of fungal mycelium and the culture isolated was identified as Candida albicans.
- Tendency to catch cold easily
- Desires — eggs and salty things.
- Sleep — On abdomen
- Thirst — Increased
- Very timid
- Difficult Concentration
- Fear of ghosts, dark, animals and being alone
- Shouting during anger
The following rubrics were taken.
Rubrics For Repertorisation:
- Concentration difficult
- Shouting during anger
- Confusion of mind
- Fear of ghosts
- Fear of animals (insects)
- Fear of being alone
- Fear of dark
- Desire of eggs
- Tendency to catch cold
- Perspiration on palms
- Sleeps on abdomen
- Thirst increased
- Desire for salty things
During repertorization, we recorded rubrics in CLASSIC VIEW and we get indicated remedies for that particular rubric. In the following image, a number of remedies are given for the rubric ‘OBSTINATE HEADSTRONG’.
This is repertorization sheet of Vitiligo case where reportorial totality is given with the help of quick repertorization section of REPERTORY module of HOMPATH WILDFIRE SOFTWARE.
Result Of Repertorisation:
June 02, 2011:
Photograph was compared, lesion was stable. No new spots were seen. Calcarea carb 30, single dose was repeated followed by Placebo for 4 weeks.
July 04, 2011:
On comparison with photograph lesion was slightly better but a few tiny new spots were seen on face. Placebo was repeated for 4 weeks.
August 05, 2011:
Depigmented spots on scalp, forehead and face were better. Tiny new spots were seen on fingers since 1 month. Calcarea carb 30, single dose was repeated followed by Placebo for 4 weeks. Photograph of dorsum of hands was taken.
October 11, 2011:
Depigmented spots were better. Placebo was repeated for 8 weeks.
December 20, 2011:
Depigmented spots on forehead and dorsum of hands much better. No new spots were seen. Placebo was repeated for 6 weeks. Photograph of dorsum of both hands taken.
April 11, 2012:
Lesions much better. Placebo for 4 weeks was continued.
May 05, 2012:
Skin lesions almost subsided. Placebo was repeated for 8 weeks. Patient is still under follow – up.
This case demonstrates how even a difficult case like Vitiligo can be cured completely by Homoeopathy.