Creating Waves of Awareness
Ablutophobia (fear of bathing) and Homoeopathy
© Dr. Rajneesh Kumar Sharma MD (Homoeopathy)
Dr. Swati Vishnoi BHMS
Dr. Preetika Lakhera BHMS
Dr. Mohammad Tayyab Daud BHMS
Dr. Mohammad Tayyab Amir BHMS
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Homoeopathic treatment. 3
Short repertory of Ablutophobia. 4
Ablutophobia is a relatively uncommon but serious situational specific phobia, characterized by extreme and irrational, persistent, abnormal and unwarranted fear of bathing, washing, or cleaning, that appears to be more prevalent in women and children. (Psora)
Latin- ablutere' to wash off and phobos’ means fear.
There is evidence for a familial pattern of phobias. Hypervigilant individuals are more at risk. Phobias develop as a result of-
The symptoms vary by person depending on their level of fear. The symptoms typically include-
Clinical observations may reveal in a phobic person-
The mental status examination must include-
The following tests may be needed-
Systematic desensitization by relaxation therapy paired with graded exposure is very important tool. Counselling and psychotherapy are also beneficial. Homoeopathic treatment is most effective as it is based on the theory that mental symptoms are of prime importance in treating an individual.
Remedies for Ablutophobia adam. aesc. aloe AM-C. am-m. ANT-C. Ant-t. Apis aq-mar. arg-n. arizon-l. ars. asar. aster. bamb-a. bar-c. bar-m. bell-p. bell. borx. bov. Bry. calc-s. calc-sil. Calc. canth. Carb-v. carc. caust. Cham. chel. CLEM. Con. cupr. cycl. dulc. euphr. fl-ac. gast. GELS. glon. ham. Hep. Hyper. IOD. kali-bi. kali-c. kali-chl. KALI-I. kali-m. kali-n. kali-p. kali-s. kali-sil. kola lac-c. lac-cp. lac-e. LACH. Laur. Led. lyc. lyss. mag-c. Mag-m. marb-w. meph. merc. Mez. mur-ac. nat-c. nat-m. nat-p. nat-sil. nit-ac. nux-m. nux-v. op. petr-ra. phos. phys. phyt. plut-n. podo. positr. psil. PSOR. puls. rad-br. RHUS-T. sanguis-s. Sars. Sec. sep. sil. SPIG. spong. stann. Staph. Stront-c. sul-ac. SULPH. sumb. syph. ther. tritic-vg. tung-met. vanil. Zinc.
GENERALS - BATHING - Affected part; bathing the plut-n.
GENERALS - BATHING - aversion to bathing aloe AM-C. am-m. ANT-C. aq-mar. bar-c. bar-m. bell-p. Bell. Borx. bov. Bry. calc-s. calc-sil. Calc. Canth. Carb-v. carc. Cham. CLEM. Con. dulc. glon. Hep. kali-c. kali-chl. kali-m. Kali-n. kali-s. kali-sil. Laur. lyc. lyss. mag-c. marb-w. merc. Mez. mur-ac. nat-c. nat-p. nit-ac. nux-m. nux-v. phos. phys. podo. psil. PSOR. Puls. rad-br. RHUS-T. sanguis-s. Sars. SEP. sil. SPIG. stann. Staph. Stront-c. sul-ac. SULPH. syph. tritic-vg. Zinc.
GENERALS - COLD - bathing - desire for cold bathing - warm bathing; with intolerance for lac-cp.
GENERALS - COLD - bathing - desire for cold bathing aloe Apis arg-n. asar. aster. bell. caust. chel. dulc. euphr. fl-ac. Hyper. iod. lac-cp. Led. meph. nat-m. petr-ra. phyt. puls. sep. vanil.
GENERALS - FAINTNESS - steam bath; entering a Apis kali-bi.
GENERALS - INJURIES - Nerves - cold bathing agg. bell-p.
GENERALS - TREMBLING - Externally - Feet, on washing merc.
GENERALS - WARM - bathing - agg. - hot bath APIS Arg-n. bamb-a. bell-p. Bell. Bry. Carb-v. GELS. ham. IOD. KALI-I. LACH. NAT-M. op. podo. Puls. Sec. spong. Sulph. tung-met.
GENERALS - WASHING clothes, laundry, ailments from am-c. ant-c. Calc. clem. nit-ac. phos. rhus-t. sep. spig. Sulph. ther.
GENERALS - WEAKNESS - feet, while washing the merc.
GENERALS - WEAKNESS - sea-bath, after Mag-m.
GENERALS - WEAKNESS - warm - bathing; after aesc. lac-e. puls.
HEAD - BATHING - cold bathing agg. Ant-c. ars. bry. cycl. glon. lac-c. podo. zinc.
HEAD - CONGESTION - Brain - bathing in hot water apis
HEAD - CONSTRICTION - washing agg.; after Ant-t.
HEAD - EMPTY, hollow sensation – bathing kola
HEAD - PAIN – bathing ant-c.
HEAD - PAIN - warm - washing the hands agg. phos.
MIND - ANXIETY - bathing the feet; after nat-c. sep.
MIND - ANXIETY - foot-bath; after a nat-c.
MIND - BATHING - aversion to bathe am-c. ant-c. clem. marb-w. nat-sil. positr. rhus-t. sulph. tritic-vg.
MIND - BATHING - foot-bath; after lyc. nat-c. nat-m. phos. sep. zinc.
MIND - DISCOMFORT - bathing, after phys.
MIND - EXCITEMENT - bath, during gast.
MIND - FEAR - bath; of taking a adam. ant-c. rhus-t. sep. spig. sulph.
MIND - FEAR - washed; of being ant-c. sulph.
MIND - FEAR - water, of - washing hair cupr.
MIND - WASHING - aversion to wash Am-c. Ant-c. arizon-l. borx. calc. canth. Clem. kali-n. kali-p. marb-w. mez. nat-sil. nit-ac. podo. positr. psor. Rhus-t. sep. spig. stront-c. Sulph. tritic-vg.
MIND - WASHING - feet; after washing nat-c.
MIND - WEEPING - washed in cold water, when ant-c.
VERTIGO - WARM - washing agg. sumb.
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