A 6-months-old male child, Mast C.K. (PIN 29773) along with his parents visited Kemp’s Corner branch of Life Force on 12th March 2016 for his complaints of GERD i.e gastro-oesophageal reflux. He was suffering from GERD since birth. He suffered from regurgitation of food immediately after eating food. He used to suffer from discomfort due to the cough while eating. He could not drink liquids like water and milk. He suffered from the discomfort of a chronic cough and breathlessness for which he was hospitalized and it was diagnosed as bronchiolitis, on further investigation, it was diagnosed as GERD which has lead to bronchiolitis. On investigation like Barium swallow showed - GERD (Grade -3)
Investigation - 8th August 2016
He had a good appetite. He liked sweets. He had profuse perspiration on the forehead and occipital region.
His mother was suffering from an underactive thyroid. His maternal grandfather had suffered from a heart problem and maternal grandmother suffered from rheumatoid arthritis.
He was admitted to hospital for bronchiolitis one month before.
He was quite playful. He always wanted someone next to him.
Dr. Shah studied his case in detail and prescribed Antimonium Tartaricum 30.
Mast C. K’s father gave the first follow-up online on 14th November 2016. There was 25% improvement in his condition. His cough was reduced. He was tolerating lumpy food.
Again, the patient’s father reported online on 5th June 2017. There was overall 80% improvement in his condition. His discomfort due to the cough was completely cured. Regurgitation of food from his nose had also reduced a lot.
On 1st November 2017, his parents reported online that Mast C. K. was more than 95% better. Cough, harshness of reflux, and regurgitation had stopped. Parents had stopped all conventional medication.
His father also sent barium meal report which was normally done on 18th August 2017
Investigation - 18th August 2017
He is still continuing with the treatment for complete recovery and to prevent its recurrence.
This case shows that well-selected homeopathic medicines helps in complete recovery from GERD in a short span of time.
- Written by Dr. Ishwari, Associate doctor to Dr. Rajesh Shah