2022, Vol. 6 Issue 3, Part C
Brief overview on vasomotor rhinitis and its utility from repertory of the homoeopathic materia medica by J.T. Kent
Author(s): Dr. K Vaishali, Dr. RK Dominin Raj and Dr. G Bhuvaneswari
Vasomotor Rhinitis (VMR) is one of the type of Non-Allergic Rhinitis which is not related to infections, allergy, drug abuse, systemic lesions or structural problems in disease. It comprises 71% of all non allergic rhinitis and it is the most common form of Non-Allergic Rhinitis (NAR). This disease prevalence is estimated to 320 million approaching worldwide. According to the epidemiological data of Rhinitis, the ratio between Allergic Rhinitis (AR) and Non- Allergic Rhinitis is 3:1  VMR presents in adulthood between 20-60 years of age group. Females are more commonly affected than men. VMR is triggered by conditions of environment such as strong smell, exposure to the cold air from air conditioner, weather change, temperature change, cold air exposure, humidity changes, intake of alcoholic beverages and stress [2, 12] VMR is misdiagnosed often as Allergic Rhinitis most of the time and leads to improper medications which ultimately result in failure of treatment in this specific type of Rhinitis – and becomes a challenge for modern medicine. But Homoeopathic practitioners try to bring out good improvement in VMR as they select medicine based on symptom similarity and individuality of the patient. VMR has several mental and physical triggers without involvement of IgE (Non-Allergic reaction) and with internal and external environmental surrounding of the individual. Even in this modern era, Kent repertory is most commonly used and one among the trusted Repertory. VMR rubrics are found under the chapter Nose, mind and Generalities of Kent Repertory. Kent Repertory follows deductive logic (General symptom to particular symptom) and the individualisation concept is achieved by considering the patient’s totality i.e considering the patient as a whole.
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