Homœopathic Links 2019; 32(04): 256-261
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1701200
Case Report
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Management of Sub-Acute Exacerbation of Bronchial Asthma with Blatta orientalis: A Case Report

Hanuman Ram
1  Epidemic cell, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India, New Delhi, India. Formerly PGT, Department of Materia Medica, Dr. MPK Khunteta Homoeopathic Medical College, Hospital & Research center, A Constituent college of Homoeopathy University, Saipura, Sanganer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
,
Prasoon Choudhary
2  Department of Anatomy, Dr. MPK Khunteta Homoeopathic Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, A Constituent College of Homoeopathy University, Sanganer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
,
Minakshi Kamboj
3  Department of Homoeopathy Philosophy, Dr. MPK Khunteta Homoeopathic Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, A Constituent College of Homoeopathy University, Sanganer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
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Publication Date:
07 March 2020 (online)

Abstract

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease. It is an inflammatory condition of the lower airways that affects around 275–300 million people globally and 25 to 30 million people in India. It can attack all age groups and is characterised by recurrent attacks of breathlessness, wheezing and coughing, which may vary from person to person in severity and frequency. It is caused by inflammation of air passages, hypersensitivity to allergens, pulmonary oedema and congestion of lungs. This case report is an evidence of successful treatment of sub-acute exacerbations of bronchial asthma by using homoeopathic medicine based on acute totality of the case. The case of a 32-year-old woman with bronchial asthma is reported here who was treated with Blatta orientalis 30C. All investigations and pulmonary function tests (spirometry) indicated the diagnosis to be bronchial asthma with moderate obstruction of small airways. After case taking, Blatta orientalis 30C was prescribed, following which, after 6 months of treatment, patient felt better in all aspects with reduction in the number of asthma attacks and marked improvement in Elizabeth Juniper's Asthma Control Questionnaire Score and other investigations.

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