ECZEMA AND SOME OTHER CLINICAL CASES


To me these case reports show careful perusal of Kents Repertory, which is of course gratifying. the doctor has presented them in such a such a sketchy way that we have to read between the lines to get Kept in some places yet I know his training and I can see from the symptoms that Kept has been his guide.


CASE I.

Mrs. A.L., age 55,May 15,1925. Climacteric at 52, periods before, dark, offensive. Since this time severe eczema of both hands, dry, scaly, with deep fissures in palms, hands double in thickness, unable to close for two gears inspire of hospital treatment of eight months, ointments and light. There is burning, numbness, stinging, soreness on touch, with former itching worse during the daytime. She is aggravated in general from heat and summer weather, craves air depressed and melancholy. sulphur 10M.

May 29, a little improvement. Sac.lac.

June 19. Decided improvement. Feels fine, herself,. Some return of cracking in palms with itching worse at nigh. Several movements a day. Sac.lac.

July 20. The hands are healed, but now the trouble has returned, worse ion rising, or water, cannot sleep with the itching, again depressed. Sulphur 50M.

Aug 18. Improve, can close hands. Sac.lac.

Sept.15. Slight return on one hand but feels well in general. Sac.lac.

Dec.10.Reports herself cured.

No return to date.

CASE II.

G.M.AGED 22. Jan 26, 1930. Eczema of two years duration on back of hands, both wrists and fingers. formerly oozing, now dry the year around, with intense burning, and at times itching. Only constitutional symptom obtained < heat in general. Sulphur 1M.

Feb. 9. Worse after remedy, with cracking of hands. Prominent today, with itching but less burning. Sac.lac.

Mar.16 Left hand clear but right is worse. Sac.lac.

Apr.27. Improved a week ago. Itching severe Sulphur 10M. June 10Slight scaling. Physically better, he states. Has gained weight. No prescription.

Oct.19. Trouble has returned in last few days. Sulphur 50M.

Dec 5.Feels fine.

Jan.15, 1931. No trouble.

Mar.15.Slight return to eczema base of right thumb. Sac. lac.

May 7.No eczema seen.

CASE III.

H.W.age 18. Dry eczema of left armpit, sole of left foot., toes and right arm. Of three years duration, following suppression of an eruption behind the ears. Burning and itching,
chilly type. Fear of thunder storms., Easily offended. She craves sweets and is averse to milk and fats. Feet and hands.

perspire easily. Menses two to three months late. Nose bleeds. profuse, bright.

May 16, 1930. Sulphur 200.

May 16, 1930.Sulphur 200.

May 27. Armpit oozing, less itching Sac.lac.

June 11,Left axilla raw looking, oozing, less epistaxis ,some eczema on body, sac.lac.

Aug 6, Armpit was better, but now worse. As arm improves feet are worse. Sulphur I.

Aug.4.Armpit. Reports period in early June and late July sac.lac.

Sept.28., Looking wonderfully well. Slight patch in left axilla, another under hair bob., Sac. lac.

Oct.20.Large area of eczema back of heat with offensive oozing. Disposition less agreeable. Sulphur 10M.

Now.13.Improving.

Dec.10. Head nearly clear. Left armpit again slight patch. Sac.lac.

Apr.28 1931. Haws been fine except for left arm which persists. Menses are better. Sulphur 50M.

June 1. Came in to say was in fine condition for graduation.

CASE IV.

V.S.age 21., Aug 3, 1930. History of yearly and long protracted eczema since age three. She had been operated for cervical glands when one year old. Her present condition reveals the entire face, neck and scalp, and both arms, to the finger tips. entirely covered with an eczema, a exuding a thick yellowish discharge with resultant crusts. She cannot close her hands and is She is warm blooded; could cry and moment from discouragement; is jealous fearful of thunder storms, the dark or robbers; sensitive and enjoys sympathy. there is craving for sweets, aversion to vegetables, frees, milk and fats. Her periods are early, scanty, clotted, offensive, She dreams often; these dreams are foolish and repeating. Sulphur 200.

Aug 1o. a portion for the face and back of he hands has cleared. Numerous small boils are annoying. Her mother states that there was marked perspiration o the head as a baby, and frequent nosebleeds in the summer even last year. sac.lac.

Aug.23. Marked > following many boils, can close the hands, face is clear. Sac. lac.Sept. 15. hands Have again broken out, with itching and cracking, but less oozing. Sulphur 200.

Sept 28., Improved.

Oct.18. Still clear. Will be marked this mouth.

Nov.16. Has gained five pounds. No eruption.

Jan 4, 1931. Slight patch between the fingers. Boil on the right arm. Sac.lac.

Feb.20, No sign of eczema, feels fine. No medicine.

Apr.14. In last week eczema, is appearing on one hand with oozing, Sulph 1M.

June 2.Reports herself fine. Menses snow normal.

These cases of eczema all hand suppressive treatment, and this many have had a bearing on their working out to Sulphur. I am not seeking to emphasize this remedy to the exclusion of others in eczema. It was interesting to note how the 200the potency held over such a long period in, the last case. At least two of the cases will probably need further treatment at a later interval.

CASE V.

Epilepsy. H.H., age 25. March 4, 1925. History of frequent epileptic attacks since childhood. Regular school treatment until now.

Ray W. Spalding