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Saturday, 23 May 2015

A CASE OF ACUTE APPENDICITIS WITH PERITONITIS.

Mr. A.G. aged 20yrs was brought to me on the evening of the 20th May with severe pain in abdomen of 2 days duration. Mild fever but no vomiting or diarrhea. The pain was cramping, cutting and forced the patient to bend double as he walked. Physical examination revealed P.R. 85/min. BP 120/70. Temp: 99*C. Abdomen rigid with especial tenderness at the McBurney's point and L. hypochondrium. No lump palpable. Patient was thirst-less but had good appetite.USG shows 2 small bilateral renal calculii and appendicitis. Probe tenderness at McBurneys point.

There was very little in the history to go by, hence the reasoning for prescription was based on common sense. Severe and acute inflammation of an organ + thirstlessness = Belladonna. The same was given in 1M potency every two hours for 24 hrs. 

21st May 6:30pm - Patient is much better. No fever, pain only in L. hypochondrium.

22nd May 6:30pm - Patient totally relieved. No pain, tenderness. He is comfortable and asymptomatic.  No medicines needed.

The patient had been advised immediate surgery but was too afraid and poor to undergo the same, hence sought Homeopathic treatment and was amply rewarded.

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