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I'd certainly be interested, yes. If it were able to accelerate the healing process it would only be a good thing.
 
greaneyr 5 years ago
I will post a questionnaire aimed at eliciting the kind of information a classical homoeopath needs. Could you copy it and provide answers on a separate thread, so that we can differentiate your treatment from the discussion here.
 
Evocationer 5 years ago
HOW TO DESCRIBE YOUR COMPLAINTS (Physical Components)

In homoeopathy, prescription is based on precise details of various symptoms from which you suffer. To tell or write to a homoeopathic physician 'I have a headache ', ' an eruption ' or “a cough” would not be enough. If you inform him 'I have headache with sharp shooting pains in the left side of the head and temple, these pains always come on when the slightest cold air strikes the head. I feel better by pressing the head very hard.” Then only you have given all the information required for making a good homoeopathic prescription. The success of the prescription depends; largely on how detailed your description of the symptoms is.
We require the following details about your symptoms.

LOCATION: Please give the exact location of sensation, pain or eruption. Also describe where the pain or sensation spreads.

SENSATION: Express the type of sensation or the pain that you get in your own words however simple or funny it may seem. You may have a sensation that a mouse is crawling or the heart was grasped by an iron hand or you may have a pain that is cutting, burning jerking, pressing. Express the sensation or pain as it feels to you. Try to explain the whole sensation in the exact way it is happening and not just the word. We need to understand the whole process of the sensation as it is happening to you.

WHAT MAKES YOU WORSE OR BETTER:

Many factors are likely to influence your complaint. Some factors may intensify it and some factors may relieve the trouble. A detailed list of the factors is given at the end. Please refer it while describing each of your troubles and indicate which factors make the complaint better or worse.

DISCHARGES: You may have a discharge from nose, ears, mouth, eyes, ulcers, fistula, eruptions on skin, private parts, etc. Please describe your discharge in detail including colour, consistency, appearance, odour etc.

1] Your Complaint:

(Use your own words as far as possible, but if you have recognized or diagnosed the condition, give this information also.) By answering as many of these questions as fully as possible, you are helping me to understand what your body and unconscious mind is conveying. This can help me find a remedy for you.)
• What is your complaint?
• When did the complaint begin?
• Where is it located?
• What sort of sensations (and emotions) do you associate with it?
When does it tend to occur (time/day)
• Does anything make it better or worse?
• How does it bother you? How is it coming in way of your day-to-day life?
• How does it feel like to have this/these problem/s?
• What is the effect of this/these problem/s on you?
• Did any event happen which caused the complaint? Describe the emotion associated with it.
• What are the other symptoms started with it, esp. mental and physical symptoms, which are not directly related to the main complaint.
• What are your reactions with it?

PLEASE ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS FOR EACH SYMPTOM/COMPLAINT SEPARATELY. DO NOT INCLUDE ALL OF YOUR COMPLAINTS TOGETHER IN EACH QUESTION eg. all questions answered for Leg Pain, then same questions answered for Migraines, then same questions answered for Panic attacks etc.
 
Evocationer 5 years ago
MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL DESCRIPTION



(Please spend the most time on this section and give detailed answers - the homoeopathic remedy is very often decided on the basis of the mental and emotional state of the patient !)


1. What are the issues in your life that bother you the most. Not physical issues but mental or emotional ones. List each one separately and describe why each one bothers you so much.

2. What emotions are the most troublesome for you? What situations provoke these emotions. How do these emotions make you act? Do you feel any ill effects from expressing or not expressing these emotions.

3. What incidents in your life have had a deep impact on you? Describe each incident in detail and how they made you feel? What did you do in those situations? What effect have they had on your life?

4. What are you afraid of? Especially important are phobias, but it might be objects, situations or events that just produce a high level of anxiety. How do you manage your fears? How do you react when confronted with these fears? What would be the worst situation for you to be put in that would provoke these fears? You may need to talk about each fear/anxiety separately.

5. What hobbies do you have? Why do you like each of these activities?

6. Do you have any persistent thoughts, ideas or beliefs that are difficult to stop or cope with? What are they?

7. Do you have any unusual gestures or movements of the body? Do you feel any unusual sensation or pain throughout your body? What exactly does it feel like is happening in your body?

8. When you experience your fears, persistent thoughts, or difficult emotions, what kind of sensation or reactions do you get in your body?

9. When did you feel at your best in your life? What was that like for you? If you imagine the complete opposite of this feeling or moment, what would that be like?

10. Do you feel like you are stuck in a pattern of behavior, especially when trying to deal with your problems? What is this pattern?

11. What difficulties or problems do you have in relationships? Talk about your family, your romantic relationships, your spouse or partner, your friends, and your work colleagues. You may need to talk about all of these separately.

12. List 5 positive things about yourself. Are there any situations where this positive attribute becomes negative (is a problem)?

13. List 5 negative things about yourself. Are there any situations where this negative attribute becomes positive (is useful)?

14. Do you have any reoccurring dreams? Describe them in detail, including any feelings that come while dreaming.

15. Did you have any reoccurring dreams as a child, or earlier in your life? Describe those in detail including any feelings that came with them.

16. What were you like as a child, your character, your personality, your fears, your dreams, your problems?

17. What kind of environment did you grow up in? What problems where there at home, with your family, with your parents, with your siblings, with school?
 
Evocationer 5 years ago
GENERAL SYMPTOMS

(Symptoms that don’t fit anywhere else, but are things that tend to affect all of you as a person, but are not emotions or thoughts)

1. Sleep - what position do you tend to sleep in?
- what position can you not sleep in?
- do you do anything unusual in your sleep?
- any problems with going to sleep, staying asleep, or waking up?

2. Appetite - What foods do you crave/desire strongly?
- What foods do you hate eating (have an aversion to)?
- What foods have a negative effect on you or cause symptoms?
- What foods have a positive effect on you or seem to improve your health or symptoms in some way?

- What is the effect of hunger or fasting on you?

3. Thirst - What drinks do you crave/desire strongly?
- What drinks do you hate to take (are averse to)?
- When are you most thirsty?
- When are you least thirsty?

4. Stool - Do you have any problems with your bowels or passing stool?
- What is the shape, color, odor of the stool?

5. Urine - Do you have any trouble passing or retaining urine?
- What is the color, odor of the urine?
- Do you have any sediment or debris in the urine?

6. Sweat - How do you feel about the amount of perspiration you have?
- Where do you have the most sweat?
- What is the odor?
- What color does it stain clothing?
- Does anything in particular cause you to sweat abnormally?

7. Sexuality - Any problems with your sexual desire?
- Any problems with your sexual ability or function?
- Any history of sexually transmitted diseases?

8. Menses (Women)
- How many days is your cycle?
- How many days does the flow go for?
- What is the appearance of the flow?
- What is the odor of the flow?
- What kind of stain does the flow leave?
- Any discharge before, during or after?
- Any pain before, during or after the flow?
- What symptoms come before the flow?
- What symptoms come after the flow?

9. Environment – How does the weather affect you?
- How does the temperature affect you?
- How does the season affect you?
- What physical activities affect you?
- Is there anything else in the environment you are sensitive to?
 
Evocationer 5 years ago
Treatment is depressingly slow. Seems that any apparent breakthrough is followed by worsening symptoms. I'm really not sure if this 50/50 TTO/DMSO works.

Seems that the white ring is similar to what happens when you press a fingernail, which means the area really needing the treatment is underneath - next to the glans. TTO is uncomfortable to apply. Keeping everything dry is also a challenge, moisture is quite an enemy.
 
wantfsf 5 years ago
My discovery recently has been that the BXO skin changes colour depending on what it has been in contact with. Any kind of oil (TTO, vitamin E) or liquid on it for a long time makes it turn much whiter than it is when dry. Letting it dry out is, for me, the only way to get a true gauge of progress.

My progress is continuing very very slowly. TTO definitely helps me, and so too does Perrin Creme Complete. I've been given a homeopathic remedy specific to my circumstances too, which has been making me feel so much better energy and motivation wise, but as I'm only 4 days into the treatment I haven't yet noticed any additional effect on my BXO. My goal for this month was to try and discover ways of making the peeling happen faster. I haven't really achieved it with any kind of certainty yet.

The thing I found really helped my white ring was to apply Manuka Honey to the area every night. Maybe it was just optimism, but I feel like I noticed a very minute change every morning after that. I still apply Manuka Honey at night, along with the Creme Complete.
 
gitch 4 years ago
How has everyone else been going with their BXO treatment? Mine is coming along slowly but surely. For a couple of reasons, I went to a doctor over mine recently, and while I've had mine confirmed as LS, I've also come to the conclusion that western medicine really does not understand this. My doctor gave me clobetasol, and said it might be worth considering circumcision because the BXO skin will thin and has already tightened. The patches where my skin has returned to normal seem to me to have all the elasticity of other healthy skin tissue, so it makes me a little hesitant about using the clobetasol (if that's what it will do). I'm going to use it on only the worst areas, and stick to TTO, manuka honey, and perrin creme complete for the next month until I see my doctor again for a follow-up.
 
greaneyr 4 years ago
Not medically understood because of Americans almost all being snipped at birth.

I do, however, think that circumcision offers the ultimate solution to the moisture problem.

Meanwhile I don't know whether my progress is slow or nonexistent.
 
wantfsf 4 years ago
I have seen a positive amount of progress in the last few months, however I have not been using any topical treatment that others on here are using. I was wary to begin DMSO/TTO and thought I would clean up my diet first and keep the area as dry as possible. This has helped my BXO a great deal.

To begin with my BXO had the signature tight white ring which was itchy and hard and I could barely pull my foreskin back when errect. Now the white ring has subsided significantly and has returned to almost normal skin colour along with the skin feeling smooth and flexible. The white patch on my glans has improved slightly I think but not as much as the white ring I feel I almost no longer have. Looking back to how I was 6 months ago seems unreal.

I strongly believe keeping the area as dry as possible is one of the key things to do when treating this. After urination I always wipe dry and leave my foreskin back for an hour or so. I also now take great care to clean up properly after ejaculation by rinsing my penis in a glass of water and leaving retracted to dry out. I used to be quite careless with these things so now taking these steps I feel it has improved the condition of my penis a great deal.

I am going to keep this up and hopefully I will see further improvements. I have manuka honey on hand which I am also willing to try as I use it as a facial mask which is improving the skin on my face. I'll continue to keep a steady eye on the forum and will still keep the DMSO/TTO treatment as a future option upon my own progress and others experiences on here. Hope others are improving slowly but surely.
 
lb_65 4 years ago
I sometimes think that doing nothing is as effective as using topicals if you keep the area as dry as possible. Dryness really is that critical. The first treatment I stumbled across that did anything was nappy rash powder, and I now realise that this was because of the drying effect.

I'm the same as you in that my white ring has improved considerably. The indentation is where the change is most noticeable. It now hardly dents in at all. The width and depth of the BXO skin are far more acceptable, and a lot of the surrounding skin that once was white is practically back to normal.

One thing I've noticed recently is that there's an area of once white skin that has all but returned to normal colour and texture. I wish I knew why, or what treatment I'd been using to make it happen. I hadn't really been paying attention to it, but noticed it from earlier photographs.

Like you, I'm also finding the glans to be much slower at healing than the remaining skin. If I could just figure out a more foolproof way to keep my foreskin back all the time, I'm sure I could get it to improve though.
 
greaneyr 4 years ago
It's great to hear of your improvement greaneyr...hopefully we can continue to improve! How are you finding the perrin creme complete? I'm thinking of getting some as have also heard nothing but good things about it. Also anyone else using it is welcome to give an update...
 
lb_65 4 years ago
Creme complete is great. I have many treatments I use, and their function varies. TTO feels more like an 'attacker', Hydrogen Peroxide is a good peeler of loose skin, nappy rash powder is drying, and Manuka Honey is healing. Creme Complete I'd put into the same category as Manuka Honey. It feels like it just speeds up the recovery process. If you have any minor wounds, it makes a great job of speeding up the healing process. It also seemed to have a real aversion to my phimotic ring, as that was one of the first areas where I noticed skin layers dying off after I started using it.

I don't know that it would be so effective used on its own. I think that it's most powerful in combination with other treatments. The TTO + Creme Complete combination really helped me make some great progress.

Today I decided to try some nappy rash powder and nothing else, as I was beginning to worry that my progress had halted, despite the fact I have been using clobetasol during the day. How wrong I was. After a day of having that on me, the skin dried out a lot and I was able to see all the cracks. I could also feel the tiny spots where the skin was thicker, and was able to encourage them to peel away. Hopefully that now allows whatever treatment I use to get down to the living skin layers better.

For all those who feel their progress has stopped, I really can't recommend nappy rash powder highly enough. Wash first thing in the morning, dry the area thoroughly with a towel, then cover it in powder. After that, go about your normal daily routine. Just take care to dry after urination. You don't want a drip of anything getting under your foreskin.
 
greaneyr 4 years ago

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