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Petroleum 30 dosage for my child

I'm giving my 16 months old son Petroleum 30D (30X by some countries standard) for his eczema which has been severe and persistent since it first appeared when he was 3 months old. I just gave him one dose and want to know what i do next. Is that one dose sufficient or should i repeat it?
I would be greatful if dr Rishimba could answer this as he has helped me in the past. Or any qualified homeopath plz.
  Dalia on 2007-10-17
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Please give some more details of eczema on which you selected Petroleum.

Mahfoozurrehman last decade

I figured since it has helped me with my eczema it might would with him. He has large eczema patches on all his body, mainly the face. He is scratching until it bleeds. It is worse at night when he is very uncomfortable and keeps throwing the cover off himself. Before when I was breastfeeding he reacted with aggravation when I took Sulphur which didnt fade away, so I am sure that's not for him. Have also tried Sepia and Petroleum myself while breastfeeding and the Petroleum made it a little better while Sepia didnt make any difference.
Dalia last decade

dear dalia,
Now I think this is a time to stop every medicine and give him one One dose of sulpher morning before feed for 2/3 days and report. You do not need any medicine to this affect.

dr. mahfooz
Mahfoozurrehman last decade

Thank you for your help. But as I have said before he became aggravated when I took sulphur while breastfeeding and did not improve after that. I would like to try the Petroleum first. Now some hour after giving him the first dose he is scratching and crying very much. I think this is aggravation, shouldnt I wait for it to go away within the next 3 days or so?
Dalia last decade

ok let us wait for response.

dr. mahfooz
Mahfoozurrehman last decade

There was slight improvement of the condition which started after half a day of aggravation. The improvement reached its top on the morning after the dose. But after that morning it is not getting either better or worse. Should I give a repeat dose tomorrow or what?
Dalia last decade

dear dalia,
wait for another 2/3 days for response/progress.

dr. mahfooz
Mahfoozurrehman last decade

There is no further change in the eczema. What to do next?
Dalia last decade

please give him single dose of sulpher-30 at morning and report after three days.

dr. mahfooz
Mahfoozurrehman last decade

The condition has become worse. Should I antidote or what?
Dalia last decade

Patient ID:
Sex: M
Age: 16 months
Nature of work: N/A
Habits: N/A

Please answer the following questions in a descriptive manner after careful analysis and recollection of previous experiences and happenings.

1. Describe your main suffering?
Red, scaly eczema patches on all of the body, mainly the face. On the face it is large patches and on the rest of the body they are shaped and sized like coins. It is very itchy, particularly the face and at night. Patient is scratching until the eczema is bleeding. Sometimes though there is clear liquid coming, it's not yellow and not infected.

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?
Nothing as far as we know.

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?
He is crying a lot and becomes very clingy when he has pain.

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst? Describe the sensation in your own words.

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?
It started when he was 3 months old. He had not received any vaccination yet. Then after it he received one (DPT) and after that we have decided against vaccinating. The pregnancy was complication free with natural labor and no pain medication. However I as his mother was not aware of the dangers of sulphur dioxide and monosodium glutamate so I ate them in large amounts in the pregnancy. Am afraid that might have contributed to the problem.

6. Which time of the day you are worst?
Night (after falling asleep)

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same? Example- time, temperature, pressure, rubbing, washing, eating, tight clothing etc.
Aggravations: dust mites, artificial fabrics, dry weather.
Ameliorations: putting honey on the eczema

8. Do your think your sufferings have relation to any external stimuli (like, change of place) or any internal biological changes in the body, like, menses (in females)?

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?
Probably a bit better in warm humid weather

10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.
Shy, clingy, afraid of all people except the family, he refuses to be cared for by anyone else, is a bit laid back, a bit slow in learning to talk, otherwise normal development, and he is a happy baby in general except for when he is feeling unwell.

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?

- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?
Would guess not

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
Weeping, talking to one self etc?

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?
He is clinging onto us. Wants to spend all time with the family. He is trying to get contact with other people if we are there with him, but he is too shy and hides his face.

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?
He is afraid to be left alone even for a minute.

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?
Eats almost anything. He is crazy about water melon, I think it is because of the excessive thirst. But when he was younger he didnít want anything sweet, even fruits.

13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?

14. How is your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?

15. Is there any kind of food which your body canít stand?

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?
Sometimes the food is not digested properly.

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?
He has to sleep on his stomach, if we put him on his back he will turn. He is on his stomach with his legs curled up high under the stomach. He is waking up from the scratching. When he wakes he is afraid and seeks closeness.

19. Do you think you are able to satisfy your sexual desires in general?

20. Do you have any strange, peculiar or unusual symptom or feelings? How are you different from others?
More shy and clingy than a child his age. We are not able to leave him with anyone even for 5 minutes, he is crying the whole time.

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?

22. What major diseases are running in your family?
Father has diabetes type 2, obesity
Mother has eczema of hands

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance.
(For Females)

24. If your menstrual cycles are not normal, please describe the irregularities, like pains, moods, flow type, clots etc.

25. What major diseases have you had in your life and when. Please write them in a chronological manner.
Dalia last decade

Sorry i have forgot point 21

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?

A dose of Petroleum 30 made it a bit better. However Sulphur 30 made it worse. He has not had any allopathic treatment. Have tried calendula ointment in the past, it helped a little.
Dalia last decade

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