A case of tinea mannus managed with homoeopathy

homeo1Dr.  D .G .Bagal,  Professor,& Dr. Uttara  Agale

Abstract:- A case of 18 yr student having tinea in between fingers and palms cured with Arsenic and never appeared again.

Preliminary Data:-

Name:-Xyz

Age:-18 yrs

Sex:-Male

Address:-Kharghar

Religion:-Muslim

Marital Status:-Unmarried

Occupation:-Student

Chief Complaints:-

1. Red raised ring shaped eruption with clearer center on palms and spaces between fingers, since   one month on & off.
2. The borders may appear scaly and there is thickening of the area in between.
3. Itching.

History Of Chief Complaint:-

The patient was alright before six months but he shifted to hostel for his higher studies. According to patient he has excessive sweating in between fingers, and because of Poor hygiene in hostel, using contaminated personal care items (such as: towels) he might have developed this eruption.

Past History:- No history of any major illness in past

Past treatment taken:- Antifungal creams – ketoconazole given to him by a physician. The eruption was diagnosed as ringworm

Family history:- No history of any major illness in family

Personal history:-

Diet:-Veg and Non veg

Habit:-Tea

Addiction:-Nil

Physical generalities:-

  • Appetite:-2 roti in a meal twice a day
  • Desire:-Sour 3+
  • Aversion:-Not specific
  • Thirst:-9-10 glass of water per day
  • Urine:-5-6 times per day
  • Stool:-Regular, Satisfactory
  • Sleep:-sound, refreshing
  • Dreams:-Can’t remember
  • Perspiration:-Scanty only in axilla, no odour , no stain
  • Thermally:-Hot pt

Mind:

  • Fastidious
  • Wants to be in company
  • Anger by least contradiction

Vital data:-

  • B.P:-120/80MM OF Hg
  • Wt:-56 kg
  • R.R:-20/min
  • P.R.:-80/min
  • Temp:- Afebrile

Systemic Examination:-

  • CNS:-Conscious oriented
  • CVS:-S1,S2 +
  • RS:- AEBE, Clear
  • P/A:-Soft

Local examination :-
Scales in between fingers there is thickening of the area in between. Red raised ring shaped eruption with clearer center on palms.

Diagnosis:– Tinea Manus: Ringworm infection of hands and inter digital spaces

 CASE PROCESSING:-

Analysis of symptoms:-

Mental Generals:-

Fastidious

Wants to be in company

Anger by least contradiction

Physical Generals:-

Desires sour things 3+

Pespiration scanty only in axilla

Particulars:

1.Red raised ring shaped eruption with clearer center on palms and spaces between fingers, since   one month on & off.
2. The borders may appear scaly and there is thickening of the area in between.
3. Itching.

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