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Date posted: January 6, 2013

Successful prevention depends on knowledge of causation ,dynamics of transmission, identification of risk factors, & risk groups, availability of prophylactic or early detection of & treatment measures

Dr Aji Punnen

Prophylaxis means medicine treatment to prevent disease

greek  – pro   — in front of ,  Phulaxis —  guardingIt is from  latin, literally “guarding in front of,”

Levels of prevention

  1. Primordial
  2. Primary
    1. Population mass strategy
    2. High risk strategy
  3. Secondary
  4. Tertiary

Homoeopathy & prophylaxis

  1. Primordial prevention –  Constitutional remedies, family tendencies, constitutions, temperaments, miasmatic remedies.
  2. Primary prevention – constitutional remedies, miasmatic remedies
  3. Secondary prevention – Similimum, Intercurrent remedies, miasmatic remedies
  4. Tertiary prevention – similimum, miasmatic remedies, constitutional remedies

Role of Repertory in prophylaxis

  1. Specific rubrics showing preventive medicines for certain disease conditions or symptoms
  2. To find out a genus epidemicus in a epidemic
  3. To find constitutional medicine which prevents further progress of disease or its complications or proneness or tendencies to diseases — Repertorization
  4. To find out an intercurrent remedy — Repertorization
  5. To find out an follow up remedy [Relationship or concordance chapter]
  6. Rubrics denoting certain disease conditions can be used to prevent it. – sea sickness , air sickness, car sickness , abortion third month
  7. Rubrics denoting constitutions can be used to prevent diseases prone to such constitutions – bilious, asthmatic, allergic,
  8. Rubrics denoting the recurrence or relapses of an affection – recurrence of boils, abscess
  9. Rubrics denoting after effects, sequale, badeffects, ailments from, exposure after, overuse of, aggravation , errors from,.

Rubrics in repertory  directly relating to  prophylaxis

Prophylaxis is given as a separate section or rubrics in the repertory section of  Boericke’s pocket manual of Homoeopathic Materia Medica and repertory.It is given in the chapter Generalities as rubric Prophylactics.

  • Generalities – prophylactics
  • Generalities – prophylactics – catheter fever
  • Generalities – prophylactics – cholera
  • Generalities – prophylactics – diphtheria
  • Generalities – prophylactics – erysipelas
  • Generalities – prophylactics – hay fever
  • Generalities – prophylactics – hydrophobia
  • Generalities – prophylactics – intermittent fever
  • Generalities – prophylactics – measles
  • Generalities – prophylactics – mumps
  • Generalities – prophylactics – pus infection
  • Generalities – prophylactics – quinsy
  • Generalities – prophylactics – scarlet fever
  • Generalities – prophylactics – sunstroke
  • Generalities – prophylactics – variola
  • Generalities – prophylactics – whooping cough 

Synthesis repertory

  • Mind – hydrophobia – prophylaxis of
  • Face – inflammation – parotid gland – mumps – prophylaxis for mumps
  • Face – lockjaw – prophylaxis
  • Throat – membrane – prophylaxis
  • Cough – whooping – prophylaxis
  • Fever – puerperal fever – prophylaxis
  • Fever – scarlet fever – prophylaxis
  • Fever – yellow fever – prophylaxis, of
  • Skin – eruptions – smallpox – prophylaxis to
  • Generals – embolism – prophylaxis
  • Generals – injuries – operation – prophylaxis – rectal operations
  • Generals – malaria – prophylaxis – getting into infected territory – before
  • Generals – malaria – prophylaxis – getting into infected territory – on
  • Generals – pest – bubonic plague – prophylaxis
  • Generals – poliomyelitis – prophylaxis
  • Generals – pyemia – prophylaxis for pus infections
  • Generals – septicemia, blood poisoning – prophylaxis for pus infections
  • Generals – tetanus – prophylaxis
  • Generals – tuberculosis – prophylaxis of
  • Generals – vaccination; ailments after – prophylaxis
  • Generals – wounds – bites – snakes, of – prophylaxis to snake bites
  • Generals – abscesses – abort; remedies to 
  • Nose – hay fever – prophylaxis
  • Rectum – cholera – prophylaxis
  • Female genitalia/sex – pain – labor pains – false – prophylaxis
  • Fever – catheter fever – prophylaxis
  • Fever – intermittent – prophylaxis
  • Skin – eruptions – measles – prophylaxis
  • Skin – erysipelas – prophylaxis
  • Generals – pest – prophylaxis 

Homoeopathic medical Repertory

  • Diseases – tuberculosis, lungs – prophylaxis, for
  • Fevers – tuberculosis, infection – prophylaxis, for
  • Lungs – tuberculosis, infection – prophylaxis, for
  • Diseases – abscess, suppurations – abort, remedies to
  • Fevers – typhoid, fever – aborting
  • Breasts – mastitis, infection – suppuration, to prevent
  • Constitutions – syphilitic, constitutions – mothers, to prevent disease in offspring
  • Diseases – gangrene – injuries, from – prevent, to
  • Diseases – tetanus, lockjaw – preventive, for
  • Diseases – vaccinations, ailments, after – preventive, for side effects
  • Emergency – burns, general – blisters to prevent from arising
  • Emergency – puncture, wounds – sore, feel very, from nails, needles, pins, splinters, rat bites, etc., to prevent lockjaw
  • Emergency – surgery, complications, from – healthy granulations, to promote, and to prevent or arrest gangrene
  • Emergency – surgery, complications, from – healthy granulations, to promote, and to prevent or arrest gangrene
  • Emergency – wounds, general – suppurating – suppuration and putrefaction, to prevent
  • Toxicity – vaccinations, ailments, after – preventive, for side effects

[diseases ,emergency,toxicity chapters are merged to clinical chapter in third edition]

BBCR

  • CORYZA – Coryza, catarrh – aborting remedies

A concise Repertory of Homoeopathic Medicines [Phataks repertory]

  • Abortion – preventive 

Complete repertory

  • Rectum – prolapse – tendency, to prevent
  • Female – abortion, miscarriage – preventive
  • Female – contraction – general – uterus – syphilitic, sycotic troubles, prevented by
  • Clinical – metamorphosis of tissue, to prevent, during disease or too long mental or physical exertion
  • Fever, heat – yellow fever – prophylaxis
  • Generalities – injuries, blows, falls and bruises – prophylaxis of tetanus
  • Clinical – tetanus – prophylaxis of
  • Clinical – tuberculosis – prophylaxis for

In computer softwares also prophylactic section is dealt with.

In RADAR Prophylaxis for tetanus is dealt in Access to synthesis (Mateu M ).

In HOMPATH the module ‘homutil’ contains a clinical application called ‘Prophylaxis’. It contains a box in which conditions are given in one side of the box. Medicines are displayed in the other side after clicking the disease or a condition. There is facility to search a particular disease or condition.

Reference

  • Park’s text book of preventive & social medicine
  • Synthesis repertory
  • A concise Repertory of Homoeopathic Medicines
  • BBCR
  • Homoeopathic Medical Repertory
  • Boericke’s Pocket Manual of Homoeopathic Materia Medica And Repertory
  • RADAR
  • HOMPATH

Dr. Aji Punnen
Email : ajipunnenkocheril@gmail.com

Comments

2 Responses so far.

  1. nkgoel says:

    comment possible on reading

  2. DR.SITARAM KEWAT says:

    I would like to adding name of medicines in front of the above given rubrics therefore who have not the said books or software they will also get benefited by this article and I also suggest that the recent problems like swine flu, encephalitis, conjuctivitis Dengue along with there remedies etc may also be added in this article. Many Thanks for this post.

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