IMPETIGO AND HOMEOPATHY – A CASE STUDY
IACH - Prof. G. Vithoulkas
IMPETIGO AND HOMEOPATHY – A CASE STUDY
  • Author(s)

    Lawrence Chukwudi Nwabudike, N Paulescu

    Journal

    The Publishing House of the Romanian Academy, Series B, 2016, 18(2), p. 89–94

    Abstract

    Impetigo is a common cutaneous infectious disorder. Although frequently affecting children, adults are also not uncommonly afflicted. There are two forms of impetigo-bullous and nonbullous forms. The diagnosis is usually clinical. Spontaneous resolution often occurs, although antibiotic treatment is recommended and care taken to monitor for complications, such as poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis in children. Immunosuppression is a predisposing factor, especially in disseminated lesions. We present a case of an 82-year old male with type 2 diabetes mellitus, presenting with a disseminated pustular rash lasting 3 months. His biopsy confirmed impetigo, he did not have a microbiology. He received the homeopathic medicine Hepar sulphuris at CH30 potency and recovered completely within several days. Homeopathy is a widely used system of medicine and frequency of its use continues to grow in popularity. Since it is not associated with serious side-effects, it may be a useful treatment modality in patients such as this, with polypharmacy and potential multiple comorbidities.

    Keywords: Impetigo, Homeopahty, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

    Category: Human Studies

    External url

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/309203705_IMPETIGO_AND_HOMEOPATHY_-_A_CASE_STUDY

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