A Case of Carcinosin
Homeopathic Journal :: Volume: 5, Issue: 4, Feb 2012 (Regulars) - from Homeorizon.com
|Article Updated: Feb 29, 2012|
Carcinosin is made from cancerous tissue, usually obtained from the breast. Carcinosin is best suited to people who were shy, over sympathetic, and hypersensitive during childhood, People who benefit most from the remedy may have a strong craving for fatty foods, especially butter and Chocolate, Carcinosin may be prescribed for those who have a personal or family history of cancer, diabetes,or tuberculosis. Skin growths and blemishes - multiple moles and blemishes, acne on the back and chest, or boils. There may be itching and a tendency to bruise or bleed easily 1
A patient aged 50 years, male, came to my clinic on 8th Jan 2011, with a stubborn fungus like growth on middle figure.
Eruptions over middle figure, elevated growth over middle figure. By occupation he was in business, he was feeling guilty to sit in the counter, fingers were very sensitive to touch, pain on folding.
No significant Past history,
Past treatment history
Took Conventional treatment and Homoeopathic for same complaint.
Desires: Nothing Particular
Aversions: Nothing Particular
B/M: Normal Urine: normal
Sleep: disturbed due skin problem
Life space investigation
Good childhood, belongs to upper middle class family, educated up to graduation, married, blessed with children, they are also married. By occupation he is a business man.
General physical examination
- Obese 73-3 KGs weight, non DM, non HTN
- CVS: NYD
- RESP: NYD
- CNS: NYD
- GIT: NYD
Except lesion over middle figure with elevated growth, no other lesion any part of the body.
Fungal growth (as it was diagnosed by a local Dermatologist.)
Biopsy done after 3 months of homoeopathic treatment, it is as follows diagnosis options were Tuberculosis Verrucosa cutis, Lupus Vulganus, and Scrofuloderma.
One sided disease.
Treatment and follow-up
on 8th Jan 2011 Bacillinum 1M One dose, Rubrum for 15 days was given, without any benefit, As he was a business man he was feeling guilty to sit in the counter, fingers were very sensitive to touch. both the symptoms were present in both Lachesis and Cyclamen europaeum,
on 25/01/11 Lachesis was preferred over former and 0/1 for 11 days were given and followed by 15 days Rubrum,
there was no relief and Lachesis 0/3 were given (18/2/11) for 11 days followed by 15 days Rubrum was given without any benefit.
Since 3 months there was no improvement, I asked patient to get biopsy of the lesion, for which he agreed and the report is as (show in the visual) Tuberculosis Verrucosa cutis, Lupus Vulganus, and Scrofuloderma. The nosological diagnosis on the bases of clinical presentation was not clear and even in the biopsy report diagnosis options were towards Tubercular infection.
As a last resort on 24/03/11. Carcinosin 1M was given, and Rubrum for 15 days were given to my surprise lesion was better by fifty percent, Rubrum for 15 days was given, he came after a month with a smooth figure as shown in visual. This was turning point. I prescribed Carcinosin 1M on the bases of chronicity of the case, not with the history of malignancy in family or Tuberculosis.
In this case the nosological diagnosis was obscure, histopathological report leading to tubercular infection, but there were no history, nor any signs and symptoms. Only on the patients presentation of symptoms, it was cured. I prescribed Carcinosin 1M on the basis as it was a chronic skin disease (did not get cured with conventional way of treatment for more than a year, even Homoeopathic remedies did not help.), not with the history of malignancy in family or Tuberculosis.
Acknowledgements : I thank the patient for the co-operation.
- Marks. R, Roxburgh's Common Skin Diseases, 16th Edition, Chapman & Hall Medical, London