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Jul 11, 2014

A Case Of Pruritus

© Dr Ravinder S Mann 2014

A 39 years old male has presented on May 2, 2014 with voluptuous itching all over the body especially over legs (over Tibia bone) and forearm. Itching aggravated by touch, undressing and dryness of skin. Itching was very severe and patient has not given any other differentiating clinical features or symptoms.


Prescription on
May 2, 2014

Cocculus Ind 30      1 dose with S L for a week.

 Patient returned back on May 26, 2014 and reported a partial relief in itching for 2 days after medicine but it is same again. After last prescription he tried some allopathic medication too, because homeopathic medicines remained unable to improve his itching. But allopathic medicines are equally helpless in his itching, so he returned back again.

On May 26, patient is asked about this itching in detail. Every year in dry, warm weather this itching recurs from many years but this time it is most severe. Itching is now on legs, whole upper limb, around head. Modalities are same – aggravation of itching by dryness of skin, undressing and touch.   

On further inquiry he told that he always thinks about sex. He imagines girls and women in different postures and doing sex. He masturbates frequently and sometimes many times a day. His sexual desire is very much increased. Although he is married and his sexual life is well.



Prescription On May 26, 2014 

Staphysagria  200    only 1 dose is prescribed with sac lac for 10 days.

June 3, 2014

Patient reported on June 3, 2014 that his itching stopped on same evening and not a trace of itching returned back. Now he feels cool and relaxed without any constant sexual thoughts and not even masturbated since last prescription.

No further medicine is prescribed and advised to consult again if any of the symptoms recur.

June 24, 2014

Patient came to take advice for his wife. And told that his itching and sexual thoughts have not recurred.



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