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International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences

International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences

2022, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part A

Homoeopathic treatment of molluscum contagiosum: A case report
Author(s)
Dr. Soumya Bhattacharya, Dr. Debashish Fouzder, Dr. Syed Afsar Ali, Dr. Tanisha Srivastava, Dr. Mahadev Mondal and Dr. Sanjib Sahoo
Abstract
Introduction: The prevalence of molluscum contagiosum is estimated to be around 8000 cases per 100,000 annually. Molluscum contagiosum is a common disease that tends to affect children and immunocompromised adults. Most cases of molluscum contagiosum will clear up naturally within two years (usually within nine months). So long as the skin growths are present, there is a possibility of transmitting the infection to another person. When the growths are gone, the possibility of spreading the infection is ended, so a treatment approach which could cure the disease in a shorter period of time compared to its mean duration of course is always warranted.
Case report: We present a case of 7 years old female child suffering from multiple dome – shaped, dimpled centre, pearly eruptions on face for 15 days. The patient was diagnosed by carefully observing the appearance of her lesions, which were flesh-coloured, dome-shaped, and pearly in appearance, 1–5 mm in diameter, with a dimple in centre. So, depending on the totality of symptoms of the patient, she was prescribed with Bacillinum 200/3 doses and asked to report after 1 month. The patient attended the OPD after 1 month and there was complete disappearance of the eruptions on her face.
Conclusion: Homoeopathy is a system of medicine where we treat the patient as a whole and not the disease and this case is a simple demonstration of the fact that homoeopathy can be very effective in the treatment of viral infections such as Molluscum Contagiosum in a shorter period of time compared to the conventional modern mode of treatment.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Soumya Bhattacharya, Dr. Debashish Fouzder, Dr. Syed Afsar Ali, Dr. Tanisha Srivastava, Dr. Mahadev Mondal, Dr. Sanjib Sahoo. Homoeopathic treatment of molluscum contagiosum: A case report. Int J Dermatol Venereology Leprosy Sci 2022;5(2):09-11. DOI: 10.33545/26649411.2022.v5.i2a.118
International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences