Some people think that Homoeopathy is useless in diarrhea. I am presenting a case report hereunder from my record for perusal of the members of homoeopathy world community.
A CASE OF INFANTILE DIARRHOEA
Dr. S. K. MAMGAIN
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This is a case of an infant boy Lakshya three months old. When brought to my clinic on 23rd July 2009, he was crying incessantly. I was told that the little boy had been suffering from diarrhea for the past one month. He had been hospitalized in a private Nursing Home where he was under the care of a pediatrician, after much medication and fluid transfusion he improved and continued to be in a nearly stable condition for about a fortnight, though stools continued to be diarrheic. Then he was given the triple antigen injection for DPT. After the injection the diarrhea relapsed with full force again.
At this stage he was brought to me for Homoeopathic help.
The condition of the little patient was as follows:
• He was crying piteously almost constantly.
• Twisting and constricting as if in agony.
• The little patient was emaciated.
• Passing greenish and watery stools frequently in a jet.
• The stools were of very offensive odor.
• He was very restless.
• Abdomen distended.
• Tongue thickly coated white.
On the basis of the above symptoms I prescribed Podophyllum peltatum in 30th potency to be given four hourly (the dose contained 2-3 globules of No. 10 size in a little sugar of milk to be dissolved in half tea spoonful of boiled water and to be administered to the little patient).
On 24th July i. e. 24 hours later the report was, he passed similar stools but thrice only, which were watery, gushing out, with bad odor. Two doses of Kali phosphoricum 30 were given to be administered as above.
On 25th July he passed almost normal stool only once in the morning. The little patient is now quite calm today, he smiled at me.
Thereafter the child remained well, he continued to pass normal stool daily once. And his general health started improving normally. No drip or other supportive measures were required.
Under the Homoeopathic care the little patient got CURED within three days and continuing to remain well without any relapse till this day after full two months.
During my homoeopathic practice of forty years I have encountered numerous cases of diarrhea and dysentery of infants, children and the grown ups and always found prompt and very encouraging results from the indicated homoeopathic medicines; when the cases were brought early no dehydration took place.
I am presenting this case to show the efficacy of the minute doses of homoeopathic medicines against the massive and costly specialized treatment. The main purpose of presenting this case is to counter the claim of the so called medical researchers who claim that homoeopathy does not work for the diarrhea of children.
It is an irony that those people who get panicked from the microscopic bacteria and viruses laugh at and label homoeopathy as a placebo effect or quackery without trying to know an iota of the subject.
During the past two centuries after Dr. C. S. F. Hahnemann the inventor of Homoeopathy there is an array of stalwart physicians all over the world, who after passing their M. D. in Allopathic System of Medicine and practicing the same left their thriving practice and converted to Homoeopathy and not only cured masses through this system of medicine, they proved new remedies and enriched the Homoeopathic Materia Medica for the future generations. Homoeopathy is an applied science which gives results only when applied on the basis of individualization, otherwise failure results.