Miss V K, a three years old Telugu child, (Patient Identification Number – 18371), visited Life Force on 26th February 2012 with a complaint of frequent colds since her birth. With the onset of winters every year, she would suffer from uncontrollable sneezing and running nose. When left untreated, it would lead to a dry cough with rattling noise in chest and difficulty in breathing. The patient experienced a dry cough more so in winters and after intake of cold food. Her cough was worse on lying down. She had already been given a course of antibiotics in the recent past. On examining her, the chest and nose were clear.
She had an average appetite. She had an excessive liking for sweets, milk, and daal (lentils). Her thirst was average. She had a tendency to sweat more on her head. She was tolerant of moderate weather. Her bowels, urination, and sleep were normal. She had a habit of talking in sleep.
She was born to her mother at full term through a C-section. Her weight at birth was 2.9kgs. She was breastfed by the mother for 18 months. All her milestones were achieved normally. Her vaccination was done as per the schedule. During pregnancy, patient’s mother suffered from GERD (reflux disease) and severe morning sickness.
The patient was studying in pre-nursery. She lived in a joint family with her parents, paternal grandparents, a younger brother who was two months old and an elder sister who was five years old. Her father was working in Reliance power and mother was a homemaker.
In the past, the patient had suffered from viral fever at the age of one and a half months. She also had severe diarrhea two months back.
In her family, patient’s paternal and maternal grandfather both had diabetes mellitus. Her mother was suffering from GERD since pregnancy and her maternal aunt was diagnosed of under active thyroid.
When the parents were asked about the patient’s nature and behaviors, they described her as “quite a playful child”. She was very active, social and liked to make friends. She was a bright kid with a good grasping power. The patient had become quite sensitive to loud sound after she suffered from diarrhea two months back. She would start crying on hearing a loud sound and would run away from that place.
After studying the case in detail, Dr. Shah prescribed her Theridion 30c and a research-based medicine for frequent colds and advised the parents to report after two months.
Parents gave the first follow up on 25th April 2012. They were very happy with the treatment. They informed that patient did not catch a cold after eating ice-creams which were not the case earlier. The patient had an episode of throat infection and fever since past two days for which she was given a course of antibiotics. But the parents noticed a positive sign that she didn’t have chest congestion or difficulty in breathing as before. The dose was upgraded by Dr. Shah and medicines were given for two months.
On 26th June 2012, patient’s parents gave the feedback online stating that patient was responding very well to the treatment. She did not have a single episode of cold despite the frequent intake of ice creams. Also, the weather was changing but she did not show any signs of illness. The frequency of catching colds which was twice a month before starting homeopathic medicines had become almost zero in just four months. Based on this feedback, Dr. Shah prescribed medicines for next two months.
This case is an apt example of how homeopathic medicines when prescribed correctly, stimulates your immune system and restores the health and thereby the susceptibility to catching colds frequently is taken care of. With a long-term homeopathic treatment, your body gradually develops immunity to effectively fight against the bacterias and viruses.
(Case study done by Dr. A U on 5/9/2015)