I was in my beginning of my course of Homeopathy medicine(2nd year and I did not have enough idea about repertorisation), during which I came across a patient with a huge ganglion on the dorsum of his right hand. I was asked to prescribe a medicine by my father(He is an allopath).
The patient showed me a swelling on the dorsum of his right hand and complained of tenderness in it. He said that he has pain in the swelling while the swelling comes under pressure, especially while sleeping he feels pain as his dorsum hits on any hard surface without his knowledge.
When he consulted a Doctor of a modern medicine, he was asked to get it removed surgically (Which the patient does'nt want to).
The patient did not have any major complaints as such.
History of presenting complaints:
The complaints started before 3 years the swelling has enlarged slowly.
The patient has Allergic Rhinitis. There is itching and irritation his nose. He also has a problem of blocking of nose quite often. He is allergic to dust.
Mother is a cardiac patient and father is a chronic diabetic and recently he is suffering from Facial neuralgia.
The patient was constantly sneezing and also a blowing his nose. He had an inhaler and he was inhaling it constantly. He was quite talkative and he was a proud man and was boasting himself. He was cunning too.
Agg: Cold weather, dust exposure
Amel: Warm drinks, rest.
Provisional Diagnosis: Ganglion of the right dorsum of the hand..
Totality of symptoms:
. Swelling in the dorsum of the right hand.
.Tenderness in the swelling.
.Sneezing agg on exposure to dust and cold atmosphere.
.Tendency to blow the nose frequently
Remedy selected: Ammonium carbonicum
First prescription: Ammonium Carb 30
Once daily for 1 week.
Second Prescription:(after 15 days)
Pain slightly subsided.
SL 0nce daily for one week
Later I left to my college after the vacation. I could not keep in touch with that person. After 3 months, my father told me that the patient called him and he said that the swelling is completely gone and there is not even a sign of such a swelling in that area.
He said that after 15 days the pain completely subsided, later the swelling gradually decreased in size. The patient was very happy that surgery was not required. And he became a strong believer of homeopathy.
Reasons for my Prescription:
Extremities-Ganglion-wrist on(I took this symptom as general symptom for the hand)(Eliminating Symptom)
The remedies that scored highest were
Among them I confidently prescribed Am-c only because of the fact that he was constantly inhaling an inhaler(Smelling bottles). This was a concrete symptom for me to depend upon.
Good that no miasm interfered..