Dr. S.R. Phatak describes the clinically confirmed symptoms of the homeopathic remedy Pulex in his Concise Materia Medica, published in 1977….


      Common flea has marked urinary and female symptoms. Cannot retain urine, must attend the call immediately. Stains of menses and leucorrhoea are very hard to wash out. As if cotton ball inside the vagina.


      Left side. Moving about.


      Sitting or lying down.


      Very impatient, irritable.


      Eyes feel as if enlarged.


      Wrinkled as of an old man.


      As if a thread hanging in.


      Thirst esp. during headache.


      Flow of urine stops suddenly followed by pain. Urine scanty with frequent urging with pressure in bladder and tenesmus in urethra.


      Salivation during menses. Menses delayed. Intense burning in vagina.


      Feels a glow all over, like being over steam. Chilly while sitting beside the fire.

S.R. Phatak
A pioneer of Homoeopathy in Maharashtra, Dr Shankar Raghunath Phatak was born on 6th September, 1896. He did his MBBS from Grant Medical College, in 1924. Started his practice but somehow not satisfied with Allopathic Treatment.

He was convinced about Homoeopathy while going through Sir William Osler's writings on 'History of Medicine' so switched over to an entirely Homoeopathic Practice in 1932. He also started working on Homoeopathic literature along with his Practice.

He has contributed immensely to homoeopathic literature. He was an ardent follower of Dr Boger. His Repertory is based on Boger's ''A Synoptic key to Materia Medica'.