E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 4, Issue 3, 2024

Evidence-based Homoeopathy: Individualized Homoeopathic Approach in a Case of Herpes Zoster in a Pediatric Patient

Author(s): Dr. Monica Gupta, Dr. Hiba Shamli N, Dr. Sahina Rahman Laskar

DOI: https://doi.org/10.62225/2583049X.2024.4.3.2895


Introduction: Herpes zoster (HZ) is a dermatomal viral infection caused by varicella zoster that remains dormant within posterior root ganglion, characterized by pain along the affected dermatome followed by vesicular eruptions. It commonly occurs in people above 50 years, but it can affect any age, especially those with immunosuppression. Homoeopathic literature shows that cases of Herpes zoster have been successfully treated with homoeopathic medicines.

Case summary: This is a paediatric case of herpes zoster. The case presented here is an 8 year old girl, from Repertory OPD, Homoeopathic Hospital, North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy, Shillong. The patient was treated with homoeopathic individualized medicine (Ranunculus bulbosus 200C) for about 1 month, with significant improvement and there was complete disappearance of eruptions, pain and itching.

Keywords: Herpes Zoster, Individualized Homoeopathy, Pediatrics

Pages: 1045-1048

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