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Mar 5, 2012

A Case of Herpes Zoaster

Presented By 

Dr. R. S. Mann
Consultant Homeopath

14 January, 2012

A 31 yrs old male patient presented with red papular  eruptions on right dorsal region, shoulder, upper arm and bend of elbow. Pain as if bones are broken inside which started on evening of 12 January(2 days earlier) but he thought it is just a simple sprain and will resolve but this morning he seen few eruptions and came for consultation. Pains are increasing by moving the arm. Pains are severe.

Past History of Chicken Pox is found. Case is diagnosed as Herpes Zoaster.

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Repertorization:  Radar Software


EXTREMITIES - PAIN - Upper arm
SKIN - ERUPTIONS - herpes zoster
SKIN - ERUPTIONS - papular
SKIN - ERUPTIONS - red
GENERALS - PAIN - broken; as if - Bones
GENERALS - SIDE – right


Out of 6 rubrics taken for case:-

Sil 6/9, Caust 6/8, Chammo 6/7, Merc Sol 5/12, Rhus Tox 5/10, Sulph 5/10.

Prescription:

Silicea 30  3 Doses prescribed 6 hourly.




17 January, 2012

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Papular eruptions now converted in Red vesicles with red areola. Pain like fractured bone is mild, no itching, no burning, no fever.

Prescription:

S L  for a day.



18 January, 2012

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Vesicles started to become white, grey and sinking. Areola is red. Pain, like bone is fractured, increased again. Sleeplessness due to pain and sometimes sleep disturbed by pain. Pain increases by motion of arm and better by rest. Arm is trembling. Burning started over all the effected area. Eruptions, on dorsal region of back, are crusting now.

Repertorization:

BACK - PAIN - Dorsal region
BACK - PAIN - Dorsal region - Scapulae
EXTREMITIES - ERUPTIONS - Upper limbs - vesicles
EXTREMITIES - PAIN - Upper arm
EXTREMITIES - TREMBLING - Upper limbs
SLEEP - DISTURBED - pains, by
SLEEP - SLEEPLESSNESS - pains, from
SKIN - BURNING
SKIN - ERUPTIONS - herpes zoster
SKIN - ERUPTIONS - itching
SKIN - ERUPTIONS - vesicular - Areola - red
GENERALS - MOTION - agg.
GENERALS - PAIN - broken; as if - Bones
GENERALS - REST - amel.
GENERALS - SIDE – right

15 rubrics are taken for the case. 



Sil 15/31, Rhust t 14/30, Sulph 14/27, Merc Sol 13/30, Ars 13/25, Caust 13/19,
Nat carb 13/16.

Prescription:

Silicea 30   3 Doses prescribed 6 hourly.

S L for 3 days.



21 January 2012

Pains, burning, trembling all are reduced. No fever. Sleep is better now. Eruptions started drying up. Crust formation everywhere.
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Prescription :

S L for 5 days.



26 January 2012

Improving. No pain, burning, trembling, fever. Mild itching.

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Prescription:

S L for 5 days.



4 February 2012
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No burning, itching. Crusts are clear. No prescription.


Conclusion: 


 Herpes Zoaster or Shingles is easily manageable by homeopathic treatment. Homeopathic prescription in these infections help to pass the whole cycle of herpes zoaster without or least associated sign and symptoms like pain, burning, itching, tingling, fever, malaise, headache and keep away the complications.




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