Pityriasis Versicolour Managed by Individualized Homoeopathic Medicine- A Case Report
Pityriasis Versicolor, also known as tinea versicolor, is a common, benign, superficial fungal infection of the skin. Clinical features of pityriasis Versicolor include either hyperpigmented or hypopigmented finely scaled macules. The most frequently affected sites are the trunk, neck, and proximal extremities is caused by Malassezia species. This condition is one of the most common superficial fungal infections worldwide, particularly in tropical climates. Pityriasis Versicolor, is difficult to cure and the chances for relapse or recurrent infections are high due to the presence of Malassezia in the normal skin flora. In this case a male patient approached to our Out Patient department with complaints of hypopigmented, finely scaly patches in back with itching for 1 months, which was diagnosed as Pityriasis Versicolour after clinical examination. Initially we started our treatment with Carcinosinum 200, and from then patient shows gradual improvement. Within a period of 1 month patient shows promising improvement and it takes 2 more months to subside other residual complaints. This case report not only portrays effectiveness of individualised homoeopathy but also focuses on the cost effectiveness of homoeopathic treatments.
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