Homoeopathic treatment of complicated sebaceous cyst: A case study
Author(s): Dr. Deepak R Naik and Dr. Lakshmi HC
Abstract: Sebaceous cyst, a benign encapsulated, subepidermal nodule filled with keratin. A 28 year old, male patient came with complaints of painful swelling measuring about2.5x2.5x2 cm on right side of his neck since from 4 days. He went first to the conventional treatment and was prescribed NSAID’S but of no relief instead he started with enlargement of cyst with accumulation of pus inside and unbearable pain with painful neck movements. On examination it was found that the swelling is non-fluctuant, non-compressible, pus filled mass with a central dark come done. After case taking & repertorization, Heparsulph 200 water dose was prescribed hourly for 6hours followed by PL TID and was advised to report daily. On the same night abscess broke open with discharge of pus, with relief from pain &tenderness. Within a day come done came out with formation of ulcer in region of cyst. Later he was prescribed PL internally 3 times a day, cleaning & dry dressing of wound with Calendula off icinalis mother tincture daily. Wound healed gradually within 2 weeks. The patient was kept under observation for another 3 month and there was no relapse. Documentation of the case was done in the form of photographs of affected area in every follow up and at the end Modified Naranjo Criteria was used to assess the causal relationship between the Homoeopathic medicine given to the patient and the positive outcome.