Case Studies

Dec 08, 2012

Homeopathy treatment not only cured congenital epidermolysis bullosa, but gave a fresh life to the newborn

A young couple Mr. and Mrs. Syed (name changed) came to Dr. Batra’s Thane clinic carrying their 25-days-old male child in a thin muslin cloth. The child had multiple fluid filled bullae all over his body, also near his eyes, which were rupturing up, at times with bloody discharge. They were feeling helpless and mother kept sobbing persistently, during the case history session.

This all had started on the day of his birth within few hours and he was put on antibiotics. The eye specialist had also observed some superficial corneal abrasion. A detailed diagnosis confirmed congenital epidermolysis bullosa disease. The probable cause was the consanguineous marriage of his parents. Worried about the well being of their child, they had taken him to various doctors in Mumbai, without much relief.

Based on the case history and disease symptoms we prescribed homeopathic remedy Cornus Circinata 30. The infant also suffered from mouth lesions making it difficult for us to prescribe any oral medication. Homeopathic medicines can also be best absorbed through skin, so we prescribed the medicine, which could be applied twice a day between webs of fingers and toes.

The parents were advised the following preventive measures:
• Appropriate care of hygiene to prevent secondary bacterial infection.
• Avoid the usage of soap and instead use a cleansing lotion.
• Prevent / avoid any form of mechanical injury to the skin in the form of traditional massages given to newborn as the skin of the child was very fragile.

The infant miraculously started showing improvement from the first month itself. The frequency of blisters considerably reduced and they started healing speedily. His skin lesions started clearing, without any trace of pus or blood discharge. The parents were able to clean the child well without any fear of the lesions getting ruptured. The overall development of the child was very normal. Physical as well as mental milestones predetermined by us were well on time. The mouth lesions also improved so the child could be fed properly and he started gaining weight as well. In 3 months the child doubled his birth weight and continued to gain weight further.

Homeopathy treatment not only cured congenital epidermolysis bullosa, but also gave a fresh life to the newborn.