© Dr. Rajneesh Kumar Sharma MD (Homoeopathy)
Dr. (Km) Ruchi Rajput BHMS
Mrs. NA, Female- 45 years, Date of consultation- 02-05-2011
This lady presented with marked swelling, redness and severe burning pain in both the legs and feet for a week. There was cellulitis with deep cracks and scaling in pedal region. These all were accompanied by violent itching felt in depth of the skin, high fever and chills.
She was much restless, thirsty for large quantities of cold water at large intervals, constipated with no urging for three days, hard, dry stool, having high grade fever with chills, with no desire to cover the legs. She was multiparous, normotensive, non diabetic, cheerful, talkative and postmenopausal lady. Preferred to be in company and fearful of touching the feet with anybody as if it were break into pieces. This was the marked and peculiar symptom noted.
She was having recurrent history of swelling of feet and legs for last three years. This was worse on standing and sitting for an hour or more. Swellings accompanied with itching with pitting oedema. Has had chicken pox in childhood, typhoid 10 years back and developed tiny warts on neck for a year.
Stasis eczema with dyshidrosis with cellulitis suppurativa
Based on history of warts and peculiar symptom of sensation of brittleness of legs, Thuja seems to be the remedy of choice.
Thuja 200 one dose stat followed by placebo thrice daily.
Advise to keep the feet elevated and to cleanse with calendula mother tincture twice daily.
Complete cure with a single dose within a week.