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my father suffering from eczema

hello..i need urgent help for my father .he is suffering from eczema on his feet since 4 years
eczema reappers every year and then remains for 4 or 5 months.

eczema-discharge is thick sticky and forms yellowish scab on drying.there is itching which leads to formation of new vesicles-which discharges .and the cycle goes on.there is discoloration of area because of repeated eczema.


medicinal history-taking homoeopathic medicine for the eczema- graphites 30 -3 doses two days back(i his daughter a homoeopathic doctor completed my degree 2 years back,but want second opinion for my father)

past history-history of allergic rhinitis since 2o years.but it is somewhat controlled with homeopathic medicines until or unless he gets in contact with something which flares his problem...
duodenal ulcer 4 years back but treated with homoeopathy.

physical generals:-
appetite-normal,
thirst-10to 12 glass of water
he even wakes up at night 1 time to drink water.
desire-sweets+++,fatty food
can not tolerate hot food.
aversion- nothing specific
stool-2 times a day
urine-normal
perspiration-yellow stains on undershirt.

mental general
if need arise i will provide with mental generals also...

please help me out..
[message edited by drastha on Fri, 08 Aug 2014 19:43:25 BST]
[message edited by drastha on Fri, 08 Aug 2014 19:45:19 BST]
 
  drastha on 2014-08-08
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
I will post my normal questionnaire for case-taking. Obviously you will be familiar with the instructions, but it provides some structure.

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 State Description

(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
thank you sir,for your reply,
i will ask all the symptom in your prescribed format from my father and then reply .

thank you so much for considering my case.
 
drastha 5 years ago
• What is your complaint

1. small eruptions on both feet ,discharging sticky watery discharge which forms yellow scab on drying.
itching sensation aggravates after removing socks in the night when i returns from office.
new eruption when cleaned appears as reddish pin pointed dots.

brownish blackish discoloration of the area (pics attached)


• When did the complaint begin?

complaint started 5 years back .
after that eruptions reappear annualy remains for 3 to 4 months and then fades away.color of skin also becomes 60% normal afterwards.



• Where is it located?

complaint started on feet over the area where the strap of slipper touches the skin.it then spreads over the rest of area of feet .
some eruptions are also present over the right hand between thumb and index finger (pics included)


• What sort of sensations (and emotions) do you associate with it?
creeping sensation over the area of eruptions


• Does anything make it better or worse?
rubbing with shoes or slipper aggravates the itching and causes pointed eruptions to appear


• How does it bother you? How is it coming in way of your day-to-day life?
i did not want to wear slippers or shoes as it aggravates my problem which hampers my day to day life activities,and there is a feeling what others will think when they will notice my skin problem.


• How does it feel like to have this/these problem/s?
i want a quick relief from this problem .if it is not possible in homoeopathy then i will apply the ointment prescribed by an allopathic doctor as it will quickly provide relief to me.(once i applied allopathic ointment and they got cleared very quickly.)once applied homoeopathic ointment called skookam chuk prescribed by a doctor in my office but no relief even after 2 weeks so left that..further my daughter warns me not to apply ointments as they can suppress my problem.so right now only applying coconut oil.


• What are the other symptoms started with it, esp. mental and physical symptoms, which are not directly related to the main complaint.
feeling morally down becuse of this complaint.


past history-
history of allergic rhinitis since childhood(don't remember the age right now,but there were episodes of sneezing after working in husk ).

complaint starts with
itching of nostrils ,watery discharge,causes burning,redness of eyes and watery discharge from the eyes.heaviness of head and heaviness over glabella and maxilla.
complaint aggravates with dust or some strong smell.




.



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







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?

when i got my first job








12. List 5 positive things about yourself. Are there any situations where this positive attribute becomes negative (is a problem)?
1.honest
2.hard working
3.leadership quality
4.mild
5.peace loving



13. List 5 negative things about yourself. Are there any situations where this negative attribute becomes positive (is useful)?
i don't find any negative thing in me.









1. Sleep - what position do you tend to sleep in?
left side
- what position can you not sleep in?
cannot sleep lying on right side ,but if already sleeping then side don't matter.



2. Appetite - What foods do you crave/desire strongly?
sweets,+++
strong craving for ghee.++



- What foods do you hate eating (have an aversion to)?
hot food and drinks



- What foods have a negative effect on you or cause symptoms?
spicy food and causes burning sensation in stomach,bitter eructations,burning waterbrash

eructation after taking food with taste of food eaten.



- What is the effect of hunger or fasting on you?
i feel like good sleep when i m hungary.i can not tolerate hunger.



3. Thirst - What drinks do you crave/desire strongly?
sweet lassi( sweet buttermilk)
sugarcane juice with mint and lemon.
i am thirstless but drinks water as it is good for health(digestion).
i wake up at nightas i feel like drinking water at night as there is a sensation of anxiety which relieves afterwards.



4. Stool - Do you have any problems with your bowels or passing stool?
earlier i was suffering from constipation .i have to wait for very long time for my motion to pass.but right now i m better and normal bowel movements.



5. Urine - Do you have any trouble passing or retaining urine?
i can not retain urine specially at night .it causes heaviness in abdomen and mentally i feel irritation because of that.


- What is the color, odor of the urine?
normal ,nothing specific.



6. Sweat - How do you feel about the amount of perspiration you have?
bad feeling as i perspire a lot in hot temperature.


- Where do you have the most sweat?
back and underarms.



- What is the odor?
normal odor of perspiration



- What color does it stain clothing?
yellow stain on the undershirt


9. Environment – How does the weather affect you?
nothing specific.



- How does the temperature affect you?
i cannot tolerate hot temperature,i don't feel comfortable when there is perspiration



- What physical activities affect you?
i want to be physically active.
[message edited by drastha on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 15:48:49 BST]
 
drastha 5 years ago
Loggin in to observe progress.
 
Joe De Livera 5 years ago
David Kempson Sir , i have posted case taking of my father.if there is some shortcomings or if i had to add something do inform me.
waiting for your reply
thanks in advance......
[message edited by drastha on Sat, 09 Aug 2014 12:47:54 BST]
 
drastha 5 years ago
I shall presume that you would like me to also prescribe for your dad's Eczema and shall copy my default therapy which has helped many chronic patients below:

I shall copy below my default therapy for Eczema which has helped the lesions of many chronic cases to dry up in a few days.

The remedy for your Eczema is Arnica 6c in the Wet dose which is made up as follows:

Order the remedy in the Liquid Dilution in Alcohol in a bottle with a dropper arrangement.
Get a 500ml bottle of Spring Water from the nearest supermarket.
Pour out about 3cm of water from the bottle to leave some airspace.
Insert 3 drops of the remedy into the bottle and shake it hard to produce bubbles. This is homeopathic succussion and must be done every time before a capful of the bottle which is the dose is taken as directed.

Sip a capful of the remedy water twice daily and also apply the water directly on your lesions as often as possible to keep them damp. This accelerates healing.

You should observe some improvement in your condition on about the third day into this therapy.

Please report your response on the third day.

It is understood that you will not take any other drug while using the Arnica therapy.

Do not use Coffee, Cola beverages, preserved foods like sausages, ham and bacon as they contain Saltpeter.
 
Joe De Livera 5 years ago
thank you joe de livera sir ,but its like i want overall treatment plan for my father regarding his allergy and other complaints ,and for that i want a classical approach based on his mental symptoms.
i do respect your advice and am very thankful that you gave ur valuable time to prescribe me a medicine.
thank you so much sir.....
[message edited by drastha on Sat, 09 Aug 2014 17:38:10 BST]
 
drastha 5 years ago
evocationer sir......
i have written the case taking according to your performa....

sir...could you please have a look....and suggest some medicine...

please please please help me out sir...
its a humble request...
thanks in advance....
 
drastha 5 years ago
Dear Drastha,

He takes time off on the week ends.
 
simone717 5 years ago
Yes I do not have as much time on the weekends to attend to cases here on the forum. I will certainly be working on this case today though.
 
Evocationer 5 years ago
Alright these are the rubrics I used for this case:

Duty, too much
Impatience
Fear of reprimand/reproach
Fear opinion of others
Fastidious
Contradiction, intolerant of
Ailments from death of parents
Industrious
Haughty
Fear of poverty
Ambition increased
Taciturn

Eruptions, crusty
Discolouration, blackish
Discolouration, purple
Formication

This would suggest the remedy Nux-vomica. I would suggest either 30c or 200c - probably more leaning towards 200c. I assume he is not on any daily medication? If so, it could be prudent to use the LM potencies instead, starting with LM1 or 0/1.

It is important the dose is given in liquid form, not as dry pillules. It needs to be prepared and administered as per the guidelines in the 5th/6th edition of the Organon.

If you have pillules or pellets, you will need a small bottle and a dropper. Mix water and alcohol into this small bottle to the ratio of 5:1. Dissolve 3 pillules/pellets into this bottle. All doses will be made from this bottle.

If you already have a liquid dose just start from step 1.

1. Hit the bottle 5 times firmly against the palm of the hand

2. Place 3 drops into 100mls of clean fresh water

3. Stir very thoroughly

4. Take 2 teaspoons out into the mouth and hold for 20 seconds, then swallow.

This is one dose and the same steps should be taken for any further doses, unless I ask you to change them in some way.

How many doses and how often would depend on which potency you end up using.
 
Evocationer 5 years ago
ohh...i m sry...
i was not aware...of that..
 
drastha 5 years ago
Did you want to choose the potency or let me do it?
 
Evocationer 5 years ago
thank you so much sir..
this is the same medicine i derived based on his symptoms when he was suffering from alergic rhinitis .
but sir...yes he was better from this medicine regarding his allergy,but complaint do reappear.

he is not on daily medication,but i gave graphites30 5 days back ,

so please suggest with which potency i should start with.
 
drastha 5 years ago
What potency of Nux-v had you given him previously? How did you administer the dose, and how frequently?
 
Evocationer 5 years ago
sir i started with nv 30 and increased potency upto 200 .i used to administer dosage at a gap of 2 or 3 months or sometimes when he had episode of allergy .

i used to give 2 drps directly on tongue or in globules.5 globules .3 doses only followed by sac lac.
 
drastha 5 years ago
Hmmm...in that case you should start with 200c and it may be necessary to move to 1M. However make sure you make the liquid dose as I described. Give a single dose only to begin with, and let me know the result of that dose after 7 days.
 
Evocationer 5 years ago
sir ..one more thing..i do remember some doctor in office prescribed my father sulphur 200 and nv 200 for 8 days continuously 1 month back...
in that case should i continue wid...nv200 or i shud start with nv 1M

and plzz one more tym cud u plzz explain me the procedure to make dosage with liquid potency available...

thanks in advance.....
[message edited by drastha on Tue, 12 Aug 2014 07:34:12 BST]
 
drastha 5 years ago
That is very confusing - he was given two remedies together - there is no way to know what that did. His case could have been complicated now.

He actually has been given Nux-v several times - although perhaps not in the proper manner.

Alright use 1M instead.

If you have pillules or pellets, you will need a small bottle and a dropper. Mix water and alcohol into this small bottle to the ratio of 5:1. Dissolve 3 pillules/pellets into this bottle. All doses will be made from this bottle.

If you already have a liquid dose just start from step 1.

1. Hit the bottle 5 times firmly against the palm of the hand

2. Place 3 drops into 100mls of clean fresh water

3. Stir very thoroughly

4. Take 2 teaspoons out into the mouth and hold for 20 seconds, then swallow.

This is one dose and the same steps should be taken for any further doses, unless I ask you to change them in some way.

Take one dose only and let me know what has happened at the end of a week.
 
Evocationer 5 years ago
yes...u r ..right...thats the reason i changed all his medicine with plo...when i saw...that so called dr is complicating the case....


actually thats the reason i thot to have a second opinion from from someone who believe in classical homoeopathy..

actually it is the case...v as a doctor can have patience when we r handling other patients but when it comes to family nd seeing their trouble....v just loose all patience....



& when we are new in this field our parents are also not sure of our capabilities...i think i really have to work hard...

but thanks once again for giving me your precious time .Ill report after 7 days.



sir .i know i may be troubling you very much by asking about so much favours...but its a request could u please give some time to study case of my mother also....i know u r really busy... ....its a request ..Sir..
if u cud really find some time..thnks in advance..
[message edited by drastha on Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:51:32 BST]
 
drastha 5 years ago
if any mistake...do inform me............................sir ..regarding..liquid dose u have written this procedure...that means i have to put 3 drops of NUX VOMICA 1M liquid potency into 100 ml of fresh water

and from this ...i have to give 2 teaspoons for only once...

and what to do with the remaining solution??.do i have to discard it or keep it for future use.
 
drastha 5 years ago
I am happy to have a look at your mother's case as well. Post it in a separate thread attentioned to me.

Once you have taken 2 teaspoons out of the water into which the drops have been placed, you then throw that water out. If you need to give him another dose, you would use fresh water.
 
Evocationer 5 years ago
thank you so much for attention sir...i have posted a seperate thread under ur name....on 11 august 2014...
if i had to add anything do inform me....sir ...

thanks a lot sir...
 
drastha 5 years ago

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