A 55-year-old female, Mrs. M.S. (PIN 20347) consulted at Life Force Homeopathy Clinic for her complaints of Lichen Planus on 6th December 2012. She had developed irregular eruptions on her bilateral hands, bilateral legs, knees, oral mucosa, and the genital area from the last 10 years. Also, she was suffering from chronic constipation, backache, and insomnia. Her disease was increasing from the last 8 months. She was already on homeopathic treatment from the last 7 years as well as on allopathic treatment from the last one year, but she was not getting any significant results. She has taken lots of painkillers in the past and was on sedatives.
She had a craving for sweets. Her thirst and perspiration were average. Thermally, she was a chilly patient. Her bowel movements were hard and not satisfactory as she had a history of piles and, sometimes, the complaints of bleeding, pain, and burning while passing the stools.
She was a teacher by profession. Her son was a lecturer at National College. Her husband was in a business of Kota stones.
Mentally, she was confident and expressive. She wanted her own space in life, she used to get mixed easily with the people. She was fastidious in nature.
She had a history of migraine in childhood. She had a strong family history of diabetes mellitus.
Dr. Shah studied her case in detail and prescribed his international research-based molecule.
On 22nd January 2013, when she gave her first follow-up, her intensity of itching had reduced and no new eruptions had appeared. The recurrence of the mouth and genital lichen planus had occurred, but the severity had decreased. Her painkillers' frequency had decreased from daily to twice a week.
On her follow-up on 19th March 2013, her discomfort of itching was completely cured of bilateral hands and bilateral legs, but it was still present in the genital area.
On her follow-up on 14th May 2013, lichen planus showed an improvement by 90%.
On 21st August 2013, when the patient provided feedback, her oral and genital spots had also decreased and the frequency of itching was decreasing gradually.
On the follow-up on 21st April 2014, there was a 99% improvement in her lichen planus condition.
All her lichen planus spots showed an overall improvement.
The patient is still continuing the homeopathic treatment from Life Force for further improvement.
This case study shows that homeopathy works wonderfully and is strongly recommended for treating the cases of chronic disease like Lichen Planus.
- Written by Dr. Simran, Associate doctor to Dr. Rajesh Shah