Individualised homoeopathic approach of Palmoplantar keratoderma: A case report
Author(s): SM Sharma, Nidhi Sharma and Indira Gosainwal
Abstract: Palmoplantar keratoderma is a group of conditions where there is abnormal thickening of the skin on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Palmoplantar keratoderma is classified based on whether it is inherited or acquired and on its clinical features. The conventional treatment aims to reduce the thickness of the skin and to soften the skin. Emollients, keratolytics such as salicylic acid or urea, antifungal cream or tablets are the general treatment options, additionally with, topical retinoids/calcipotriol and systemic retinoids, if indicated. But the patients are often exhausted by the continued use of such agents as the condition recurs as soon as these local applicants are stopped. Here an 11-year old female child presented with cracks and thickening of the skin of soles since 8 years. The cracks were bleeding easily with pain, burning and itching. She was successfully treated by individualised homoeopathic treatment based on totality of symptoms over 15 months. It shows positive role of homoeopathic treatment in regression of this clinical condition in a female child.