Acute Pseudomembranous Candidiasis is treated Successfully with Homoeopathy- An Evidence Based Homoeopathic Case Report
The most frequent opportunistic infection caused by Candida albicans, Acute Pseudomembranous Candidiasis (APC) is one of the most prevalent kinds of oral candidiasis seen in clinical practice. It is diagnosed by the presence of white, curd-like plaques in the oral cavity. Patients at the extremes of age are most affected. The conventional use of anti-fungal treatment, provides but a temporary relief, before it returns worse than before. This case report brings into light the effectiveness of Homoeopathy in APC. A 72-year-old elderly man complained of a thick, yellow-white coating on his tongue, patchy white deposits in his buccal mucosa, and burning discomfort which worsened after eating or drinking for the past three weeks. Through an individualized approach, he was prescribed Nux Vomica 200/ 2 doses. The condition of the patient was assessed using Visual Analog Scale (VAS) score every month. The patient started showing gradual and marked improvement. Without any recurrence, the tongue's usual texture was recovered and the VAS score was reduced remarkably in 3 months. This case report thus testifies that Homoeopathy offers a great rescue in APC by giving the patient a good quality of life (QoL) and also prevents the recurrence of the disease.
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