Consultation on the 06.01.15
An 8-year-old boy with frequent inflammation of both tonsils was treated by antibiotics without effect. At the age of 5, doctors decided to remove the adenoidal tonsil, because of the swelling and the fact that the hypertrophy of the tonsil caused imperfect hearing. Since then, the boy has had discharges from his nose on a daily basis – discharges during the day and obstruction at night. The main problem at present, according to the mother, is the boy’s constant snuffling. The microbiological analysis of a throat swab revealed isolated Streptococcus pneumoniae. The boy sleeps with an open mouth and snores.
Prone to bribery
Desire to have more money
Has good memory especially at mathematics
Desire to be flattered
Desire to play with lego
Desire to cook
The boy is not sympathetic
At home the boy can be aggressive, irritable and stubborn, but at school – the opposite.
Cool blooded person
Desire: sweets+++, pizza+++, farinaceous foods
Aversion: bitter and sour foods
Position during sleep: on abdomen
Irritable before sleep
Very dry skin, the tonsils are enlarged D > L, clean discharge upon the pharyngeal mucosa, the palms are hot. Obesity in abdomen.
AST /ASO/ antistreptolysis – 841 IU/ml.
Past medical history: Tonsillectomy, frequent otitis
Family medical history:
Paternal grandfather- treated for acute Rheumatism; Tonsillectomy Maternal grandfather- diabetes type II
Lyc 200C one dose
Follow up: Consultation on the 13.02.15
Some eruptions have appeared on the left cheek. The boy’s snuffling has reduced significantly. His mother said her son has become more sympathetic. There were times when he has been crying while his appetite has increased. There have been some nights when the boy has been grinding his teeth. He has desire to cuddle.
Consultation on the 20.03.15
Nasopharyngoscory from ENT specialist: no swelling of the tonsils; some discharge from nose; the mucus membranes are of normal colour.
The boy has become calmer and has lost 4 kg of weight.
AST /ASO/ antistreptolysis – 376 IU/ml
Consultation on the 08.06.16
During this period of more than one year (after the last consultation) the boy has not had any problems. However, as of last month the snuffling from his nose has appeared again. He has constant desire to blow his nose. The mother had decided to give him Xyzal for 5 days, which was without effect.
AST /ASO/ antistreptolysis – 209 IU/ml.
Lyc 1M one dose
The microbiological analysis – normal.
AST /ASO/ antistreptolysis – 205 IU/ml.
Till this moment the boy has not had any pathological symptoms.
The eruptions that appeared on the left cheek, have shown the direction of cure according to Hering`s law (3,4). The case belongs to higher group of health level /Group II/. In these cases, we expect that the immune system is strong enough to put forth clear and striking prescriptive symptoms (1). Here, we have clear symptoms to that remedy and only one remedy is needed to cure the patient. Therefore, clinically it is a case for a prescription strategy based on the totality of the symptoms (2). Also, in this case, we expect good recovery and final cure (2).
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