Wort ‘o’ Wart
Homoeopathy is very popular among public particularly in the treatment of viral warts. As there is no real medical treatment existing in allopathy the attention is on homoeopathic management for the same. Homoeopathic literature has huge reference materials for warts with approximately 100 medicines listed for this condition. The descriptive differentiating features of its size, shape and location makes it little more interesting on the part of the doctor to select the exact similimum. Somewhere down the line, Thuja has become more popular and has become the real king of this sycotic ailment. Now a days even the common man is aware of Thuja as an effective remedy for warts.
Master. K. 6yrs old with a history of warts since the age of 2yrs. Recently there was a sudden increase in the size of the warts and started spreading to various parts like face, chin, neck, limbs, fingers and back. It was smooth surfaced and hard on pressure. There was a family history of warts - one of his brothers had similar problem. Master. K. had history of severe tonsil infection recently. Based on the history and nature of its spread Thuja 1M- 6 doses were given for 3days on 23/06/2011. The idea of Thuja was purely based on the sycotic tendency and its spreading nature. Patient reported after 6wks, that there were no new warts and the condition remained the same without any further spread. He was given Dulcamara 30 on 06/08/2011 based on the appearance and the consistency of the warts. Merc bin iod 30 was given as s.o.s.. for the tonsils. Patient reported on 24/09/2011 that most of the warts had disappeared and few have regressed to almost nil.
of repertory in differentiating the type of warts and location of warts is very helpful.
In one case, the mother and son both had warts on wrists and simply basing on this location Ferrum.magneticum 6 bd was given for a month. Warts have fallen even before completing the medicines.
Dr.S.P.Koppikar often said “Whenever strangers meet us in trains or journeys, do we not get questions like this? --- “Doctor, my daughter (or some patient) suffers from ugly warts on face and neck and they are growing in number. They say homoeopaths cure warts. Could you help in this?” The development of a wart or a wen or a naevus is a peculiar pathology; and luckily, for us, our master and others found their remedies. Hundreds of these have been cured by us with our Thuja, Causticum, Natrums, Dulcamara or Acid nit, and other remedies, basing our prescriptions only on location and type of trouble - NOT based on the mental make up of the patient who might not have even been seen by us.”