Homeopathic Remedies, Management, Treatment for All Type of Common, Flat, Periungual Warts
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Homoeopathic Management Of Common Warts Using Causticum And List Of Homoeopathic Remedies For Warts According To Their Location And Consistency

HOMOEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT OF COMMON WARTS USING CAUSTICUM AND LIST OF HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR WARTS ACCORDING TO THEIR LOCATION AND CONSISTENCY

DR SHASHIKUMAR IJERI
PG SCHOLAR
DEPARTMENT OF PAEDIATRICS
HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE , BANGALURU.

ABSTRACT :
Warts are the growth of skin. Which is caused by HPV virus (HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS) the warts may grow anywhere on the skin, most common on hands, feet and face. Warts often look ugly and can cause embarrassment. Warts occur throughout the world and the incidence of warts more in children. More common type of warts are 70% common warts. Skin being the outermost covering of our body people is more conscious about changes that are happening in day to day life. As warts usually appear on the external body parts and it has become more bothering issue for the people.
As homoeopathy has given good result in the treatment of warts here the attempt has been made to show the efficacy of homoeopathic remedy in treatment of same.
In this article let’s discuss about common warts, list of homoeopathic remedies according to their location in detail, along with a case study.
Key words: warts, homoeopathy,

INTRODUCTION:
A wart is a small growth with a rough texture that can appear anywhere on the body. It can look like a solid blister or a small cauliflower. Warts are caused by viruses in the human Papilloma virus (HPV) family.
RISK FACTORS: children’s and young adults
People with weakened immune systems.
TYPES OF WARTS : There are 5 major types of warts, each type appear on different part of the body and has distinct appearance.
1)Common warts:-Common warts usually grow on your fingers and toes, but can appear elsewhere. They have a rough, grainy appearance and a rounded top. Common warts are grayer than the surrounding skin.
2)Plantar warts:- grow on the soles of the feet. Unlike other warts, plantar warts grow into your skin, not out of it. You can tell if you have a plantar wart if you notice what appears to be a small hole in the bottom of your foot that is surrounded by hardened skin. Plantar warts can make walking uncomfortable.
3)Flat warts:-Flat warts usually grow on the face, thighs, or arms. They are small and not immediately noticeable. Flat warts have a flat top, as if they’ve been scraped. They can be pink, brownish, or slightly yellow.
4)Filiform warts:-Filiform warts grow around your mouth or nose and sometimes on your neck or under your chin. They are small and shaped like a tiny flap or tag of skin. Filiform warts are the same color as your skin.
5)Periungual warts:-Periungual warts grow under and around the toenails and fingernails. They can be painful and affect nail growth.
6)Genital warts :- genital warts can grow on the vulva, walls of vagina, anus and external genitals. In men they may occur on the tip of shaft of penis, scrotum or anus.
Symptoms:
Common warts usually occur on fingers or hands.
Small, fleshy, grains bumps
Flesh colored, white, pink, or tan.
Rough to touch
Sprinkled with black pinpoints, which are small, clotted blood vessels.
Some warts are painful to touch.

Homoeopathic management
Warts are classified under one sided diseases as external local maladies. They often have individualistic and immunological basis as also familial tendencies. Warts are included under miasm sycosis. Although warts are local diseases, they are treated with internal remedy which is based on comprehensive understanding of the patient. This includes local symptoms, i.e. morphology and location of lesion, mental makeup of the person, and physical characteristics. This is what is called totality of symptoms.
 Samuel Hahnemann states that use of topical application in local disease expressions. Since this often results in disappearance of external disease but internal; disease remains intact, thereby obscuring a complete picture. Suppression, thus caused is certain to be replacing it by some other disturbance or manifestation of sycosis.

Case study:
Presenting complaint:
A 8yr old male patient presented with the complaints of external skin growth (1 in number)hard in consistency over the lateral aspect of dorsum of left hand since 2 months.

H/o chief complaint:
Patient was apparently well 2 months back and gradually he noticed small external skin growth over the lateral aspect of dorsum of left hand, which gradually increased in size over the period of time. this is hard in consistency
No history of pain, any discharge, itching.
Personal history:
Thermally- chilly patient
Local examination:
SKIN:
Inspection
Small,skin growth on lateral aspect of left hand
Palpation
Hard in consistency
No tenderness

Diagnosed as – COMMON WARTS

Specific totality
Wart on left side
Hard in consistency
Chilly patient
External skin growth.

REMEDY SELECTED on 22/10/2018
RX
1)CAUSTICUM 200
6-0-6
2)PLACEBO
3-3-3 /*15 DAYS

FOLLOW UPS (30/10/2018)

Size of the warts reduced 35%
Consistency – soft
No any new complaint
RX
1)PLACEBO
4-4-4
2)SAC LAC POWDER /*15 DAYS

FOLLOW UPS(20/11/2018)

Size of the warts completely reduced
Consistency – soft
No any new complaint
Rx
1)PLACEBO
5-5-5 / *15 DAYS

Conclusion: The warts can be successfully managed by specific homoeopathic remedies.

REMEDIES FOR WARTS FROM DIFFERENT REPERTORIES (ACCORDING TO LOCATION AND CONSISTENCY):-
1)REPERTORY BY WILLIAM BOERICKE:
LIST OF REMEDIES ACCORDING TO LOCATION:-
SKIN:-VERUCCA(warts)
Situated, on body, general – Nat-s; sep
Situated, on breast – Castor.
Situated,on face,hands –Calc.c,; Caust.; carbo an.; dulc; kali c.
Situated, on forehead – Castorea.
Situated,on genitor-anal surface – Nit.ac,; Thuja.
Situated, on hands – Anac,; bufo,; ferr. Magnet.;kali.m.;lach.;Nat.c; Nat.m.;Rhus.; ruta.
Situated, on neck,arms,hands,soft,smooth – Ant.c.
Situated, on nose, finger tips, eye brows – Caust.
Situated, on prepuse – Cinnab.; phos.ac.;sab.
Small,all over body – Caust
LIST OF REMEDIES ACCORDING TO CONSISTENCY:-
Smooth – Calc.c.; Ruta.
Pedunculated – Caust; Lyc; Nit.ac; sab; staph; thuja
Flat, smooth, sore – Ruta.
Horny, broad – Rhus t.
Large, smooth,fleshy, on back of hands – Dulc.
Cracked,ragged, with furfuraceous areola – Lyc.
2)BOENNINGHAUSEN’S THERAPEUTIC POCKET BOOK
LIST OF REMEDIES ACCORDING TO CONSISTENCY:-
SKIN: Warts in General
Hard – Ant.cr., dulc.,Ran.b.,sil,sul
Horny – Ant.cr.,Ran.b.,sil.,sul
Large – caust, Dulc.,Nat.c., Nit.ac.
PEDUNCULATED – Dulc.,Lyc., phos.ac., staph., thuj.
Small – Bar.c., Calc.c., Dulc.,Hep.,Rhus,Hep.,sil.,Thuj.
Smooth –Dulc.
3)REPERTORY OF THE HOMOEOPATHIC MATERIA MEDICA(J.T.KENT)
LIST OF REMEDIES ACCORDING TO CONSISTENCY:
SKIN: WARTS(See Excrescence)
flat –Acet-ac.,berb.,caust.,Dulc.,fl-ac.,lach.,ruta.,sep.,thuj.
fleshy –calc.,caust.,dulc.,sil.
hard – Ant.c.,carc.,caust.,dulc.,fl-ac.,lach.,ran-b.,sep.,sil.,sulph.
horny –Ant-c.,calc.,caust.,dulc.,grph.,nit-ac.,ran-b.,sep.,sulph.,thuj.
Large – caust.,Dulc.,kali-c.,nat-c.,Nit-ac.,ph-ac.,rhus-t.,sep.,sil.,thuj.
pedunculated – caust.,dulc.,lyc.,med.,Nit-ac.,ph-ac.,rhus-t.,sil.,stph.,thuj.
small –Bar-c.,berb.,caust.,calc.,dilc.,ferr.,ferr-p.,hep.,lach.,nit-ac.,rhus-t.,sars.,sep.,sulph.,thuj.
round – calc.
smooth – Ant-c.,Dulc.,ruta.
Soft – ant-c.,calc.,nit-ac.,sil.,thuj.
4)A CONCISE REPERTORY OF HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINES ALPHABETICALLY ARRANGED(S.R.PHATAK)
LIST OF REMEDIES ACCORDING TO CONSISTENCY:
WALKING: WARTS (See FUNGUS GROWTH)
FLAT – Berb; Caust;Dulc;Merc-i-f;Rut
Granular –Arg-n.
Horny- Ant-c; Sil.
Large, soft – Mag-s;Dul.
Pedunculated – thuj

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Dr Shashikumar Ijeri
Author: Dr Shashikumar Ijeri

Persuing in postgraduation in Paediatrics from Govt Homoeopathic medical collage, Bangalore.

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