Homœopathic Links 2020; 33(02): 116-119
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1710048
Case Report
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Homoeopathy in the Treatment of Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria: A Case Report

1  Department of Organon of Medicine, National Institute of Homoeopathy, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
,
Ranita Nath
2  Dr. Anjali Chatterjee Regional Research Institute (H), Kolkata, West Bengal, India
,
Shubhamoy Ghosh
3  Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Mahesh Bhattacharyya Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Howrah, West Bengal, India
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Publication Date:
03 June 2020 (online)

Abstract

Urticaria or nettle rash is an inflammatory clinical condition principally due to hypersensitive reaction manifest as wheals and/or angioedema at various locations of the body. Chronic spontaneous urticaria constitutes a small percentage among the class of urticaria in which recurrence persists for more than 6 months without any identifiable cause. However, mostly, it is idiopathic, and very rarely it represents some serious internal disease. Clinical history and some special biochemical markers help in making the diagnosis.

A patient suffering from chronic spontaneous urticaria of 2-year duration, which showed a poor response to conventional treatment, has been presented here. After a thorough clinical evaluation, Hepar sulphuris 6c, and in successive visits, Hepar sulphuris 30c were prescribed when needed. The response and severity of the case were evaluated by using patient-reported Visual Analogue Scale and Chronic Urticaria Quality of Life Scale at the baseline and subsequent visits. The case responded very well with no further recurrence in successive 6 months after the completion of the treatment.

This case report demonstrates improvement of symptoms as well as the reduction in the recurrence of such chronic and complicated cases of urticaria with homoeopathic treatment.

Consent

The study was verbally explained to the patient, and written consent was obtained. However, the patient was free to withdraw from the study at any time. For ethical purposes, if any poor prognosis was suspected, then he was to be referred to a regional centre as per Government norms.