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Eczematous Lesion of Nipple and Areola Treated with Individualised Homoeopathic Treatment
Breast and nipple–areolar complex has its own functional, sexual and cosmetic values. The skin around nipple and areola is prone to develop several kinds of infections during different stages of life ranging from mild-to-moderate dermatitis to neoplastic growths. Lack of knowledge of the patients about breast hygiene and the spectrum of the breast diseases among medical practitioners renders prompt diagnosis; hence, it develops several complications from its own array. Apparently, an uncommon presentation of dermatitis sometimes causes several complications at different stages of life and mostly during the period of lactation where the newborn suffers as a consequence of mother's illness. In this case, a female patient approached our outpatient department with complaints of itching and burning of nipple and areola with occasional discharge, which was diagnosed as eczema of nipple and areola after clinical examination. Initially, we started our treatment with Sulphur 30 and from then patient showed gradual improvement. Within a period of 1 month, patient showed promising improvement and it took 2 more months to subside other residual complaints. This case report not only portrays effectiveness of individualised homeopathy but also focuses on the cost-effectiveness of homeopathic treatments.
17 June 2021 (online)
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