Irritant Contact Dermatitis with Secondary Infection Treated with Individualised Homoeopathic Medicine- A Case Report
Skin is the largest organ exposed to the environment and encounters different external insults with its unique defence strategies. Contact Dermatitis (CD) is a common inflammatory, and the eczematous condition has two forms like Irritant and Allergic; among these, Irritant Contact Dermatitis is the commonest caused by physical chemicals, phototoxic agents, plants, etc., and is primarily seen in individuals exposed to rubber, plastic, metals, petrochemical, automotive, industrial workers. Approximately 80% of CD cases are due to ICD, commonly seen in females, infants, elders, and people with atopic tendencies. In acute presented as red, swollen, itchy, painful, and ulcerated, while chronic is erythema, dryness, cracking, oozing, and fissuring of the skin, sometimes secondary infection may supervene, often treated with an antiseptic solution, emollients creams, corticosteroids in conventional medicine. In this case report, a boy, after exposure to irritant chemicals developed, the ICD with secondary infection was treated successfully with Calcarea sulphuricum 30c and 200c potency, without using any topicals and absence of adverse events through Individualisation, the governing principle of Homoeopathy.
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