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Wednesday, 26 June 2013



Many patients who come to me seem to expect the impossible - well almost!. By God's grace or by Dr.Hahnemann's grace, often homeopathy delivers. This is a case which I saw on 24th June at 2:00pm. 

S.P. A frail young man of 32 yrs walked into my clinic supported by his wife. As he was helped into the chair by his wife, his condition was obvious - alcohol induced hepatitis with possibility of cirrhosis and pancreatitis.  His history was short and unremarkable. Hooked onto alcohol since the age of 16 yrs, he required 5 quarters (almost a liter) of Rum (or any other cheap liquor) a day. He has been passing malaena  (digested black blood) since 2 days and now frank blood instead of stools since 18 hours. He suffered from intense burning pains in stomach < night with intense thirst for small quantities of cold water. He could not tolerate food and vomited anything including water which was blood tinged. O/E Pulse 110/min; BP 100/60. Tenderness over the epigastrium. Tremors in hands and feet. Sclera yellow. Puffy face. Redness of MM of mouth. Skin waxy yellow..
INVESTIGATIONS: Hb 9.9gm%, WBC count 21330/; Polymorphs-88% Lymphocytes 12%. HIV - nonreactive; HBsAg - nonreactive; Bilirubin (T)-5.0 mg% Direct-3.2mg%, GOT 121 IU/Lt; GPT 148 IU/Lt, Alkaline Phosphatase: 405 IU/Lt, Proteins 7.4gm/dl; Albumin 3.6gm/dl; A/G ratio 0.9. SERUM AMYLASE: 118 IU/Lt.  Bleeding time: 4mins 30secs; Clotting time: 5mins 40secs; Prothrombin time: 17 seconds; INR 1.4.  USG showed 1. Early pancreatitis; 2. Hepatosplenomegaly 3. Small gallstones.

The prescription was Arsenic Alb in high potency and Angelica Q 10 drops to be repeated every 30 mins four times, later every 2 hrs till 9:00pm. The patient to report for follow-up next day at 12 noon. Advised liquid diet, Rice water and Coconut water. Iced milk in small quantity infrequently. Angelica Q is a drug which is reputed to cause aversion to alcohol, hence was included in the prescription. My hunch was proved right as the patient admitted on the third day!

25th June 1:00pm: Patient walked into my room briskly and sat before me with a wide smile. He proclaimed he was 75% better - no vomiting, no malena or blood in stools. The weakness was much relieved and he could walk up the 14 stairs to my clinic without help from his wife.
Pulse- 98/min; BP 110/60
The medicines were continued for another 24 hrs.

26th June 12:00 am: Patient comfortable and taking normal food  Despite his precarious condition he confessed that last night he had gone out to meet his close friend who was drinking in a near-by `bar'- their regular meeting place. Hearteningly the smell of alcohol made him nauseous and he returned home!! Dosage reduced to 4 hourly repetition.

4th July 6:00 pm.  Patient decided to take a second opinion from an allopathic physician, later came to show me the blood report he was advised.  Bilirubin (T): 4.1mg%; Direct 1.9mg%
Alkaline phosphatase 306 IU/Lt. Patient says he has no major complaints except mild discomfort in the epigastrium.

The patient is out of the woods so to speak and whether he remains healthy and alcohol-free only time will tell. I present this as an acute case of G.I. tract bleeding - the same I will follow for a  year before I can claim a complete cure.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Homeopathy in common recurrent infections

I have already put up several cases of severe and intractable Lower Respiratory Tract Infections cured with Homeopathy. I will now illustrate how Urinary tract infections can be treated with our system.

11-06-2013. Case 1. Miss B.L. aged 12 years weighing just 38kg at 4 feet 11 inches height, has been suffering from recurring urinary tract infections since 3 years. Repeated hospitalization for investigations and higher antibiotics finally drove them to homeopathy. Her complaints - Fever since 8 days- chill followed by heat< night. Shaking chills in the evening followed by burning heat- even breath feels hot. Thirstless heat during. Severe generalized headache during fever. The tongue is white with red tip. Patient complains of extreme exhaustion and is unable to stand or sit. She had been hospitalized for 6 days, treatment was given as per the results of the Urine Culture report  with no improvement. Temp 101*F

Investigations: Hb 11.1gm%; WBC count: 8780/ Polymorphs 69%, Lymphocytes 26%, Monocytes 3%, Eosinophils 2%. Widal test- S.Typhi reactive in 1:120 diln. Urine: albumin- traces, Sugar- nil. Microscopy- Pus cells 60-80/hpf, Bacteria ++

Repertorisation threw up an unusual remedy for this condition - Arsenic Alb. The remedy was given in 1M potency repeatedly for 3 days along with placebo

17-06-2013: Patient is afebrile. Urine continues to burn.

18-06-2013. No fever since 36 hrs. Patient is asymptomatic. Urine microscopy shows only occasional pus cells.
Placebo was continued for 7 days and repeat examination showed clear urine.

I mention this case because the patient had been hospitalized several times during the last three years besides being treated as an out-patient for the same complaint, pointing to a drug resistant infection. I ignored the positive Widal test since Typhoid is endemic in this area, hence it shows an old infection with persisting S typhi `O' titre.

01-06-2013 Case no 2. Mrs N.K.aged  48yrs- widow.
Severe recurrent urinary infection now chronic since two months.  She complained of severe cramping pains in the lower abdomen, sometimes shifting to other parts. The cramping in the urinary bladder and tenesmus-like pains persisted after urination. The urine was thick, purulent and offensive, passed in small quantities with scalding during passage. Sensation as if some urine was left behind after urination. The patient was referred to a Urologist but a relative who knew about me brought her to my clinic.

USG shows swelling at the neck of the bladder with residual post evacuation urine - 50ml.
Urine: albumin 1 plus, Sugar: nil. Pus cells 100-120/hpf, Bacteria ++, Mucus threads +

 Merc Viv 1M 2 doses followed by Cannabis Sativa 30 4 doses a day for 3 days.

03-06-2013 Patient called to say she is much better. Pain and scalding of urine much less. No cramping pains in abdomen.

13-06-2013. Patient is more or less asymptomatic. But today a mild cramp in the left side of the abdomen. Urine examination is clear. Cannabis Sat 30 thrice daily for 4days.

14-06-2013. Patient called to say she is perfectly OK. The sensation of urine remaining after voiding is no longer there. I will repeat USG after another 5 days.

02-07-2013. Patient reported at the clinic. No complaints. USG normal, Urine NAD.