Homœopathic Links 2021; 34(02): 175-176
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1731726
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A Homoeopathy-Managed Case of Labial Mucocele

Ashish Kumar Dixit
1  Department of Homoeopathy, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
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Nibha Giri
2  State Homoeopathic Dispensary, Jakhanian, Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh, India
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A 5-year-old girl presented with painless swelling on the inner aspect of the lower lip for 3 months with difficulty in chewing. On examination, a round, solitary, firm and pearly asymptomatic nodule on the inner aspect of the left side of labial mucosa was revealed. The swelling was 3 to 4 mm below the vermilion border of the lower lip and measuring ∼2.5 mm. ([Fig. 1]) The patient had a positive history of lip biting. It was diagnosed by dermatologist as labial mucocele.

  • Remedy selected: Calcarea fluorica 30C was prescribed once daily for 15 days followed by placebo three times daily for 2 months.

  • After 15 days, Calcarea fluorica 30C was continued for another one and the half months ([Fig. 2]).

  • After 2 months Calcarea fluorica 30C was stopped and only placebo was continued for 2 months ([Fig. 3]).

  • After 4 months: Disappearance of labial mucocele ([Fig. 4]).

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Fig. 1 Labial mucocele at inner aspect of the lower lip before treatment.
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Fig. 2 First evaluation after 15 days of treatment with Calcarea fluorica 30C and placebo.
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Fig. 3 Second evaluation after 8 weeks of treatment with Calcarea fluorica 30C and placebo.
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Fig. 4 Third evaluation after 4 months of treatment, complete disappearance of labial mucocele.

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Publication History

Publication Date:
02 July 2021 (online)

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