Homoeopathic Treatment of Folliculitis Barbae – A Case Report

Homoeopathic Treatment of Folliculitis Barbae – A Case Report

(Advancements in Homeopathic Research, Vol. 6 No.2, May 2021-July 2021, Date of Publication 2021/05/1, Pages no. 62-65)

Subhrasankha Das1, Chittaranjan Kundu2

1 M.D. (H), Senior Research Fellow

Dr. Anjali Chatterjee Regional Research Institute (H)

2M.D. (H)

Research Officer (Homoeopathy), Scientist-1

Dr. Anjali Chatterji Regional Research Institute for Homoeopathy, Kolkata,

Address for correspondence:

Dr. Subhrasankha Das

Dr. Anjali Chatterjee Regional Research Institute (H)

Under Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, New Delhi, Ministry Of AYUSH, Govt. of India

Email- dr.subhrasankhadas@gmail.com

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Abstract

Introduction- Folliculitis barbae (FB) is confined to inflammation of the hair follicles in the beard area; it is due to infection with the Staphylococcus aureus. Homoeopathy provides a better response in FB, and one such type of case report is presented here.

Diagnosis & treatment- Here patient complaining of acute allergic contact dermatitis symptoms in beard area with history of using old shaving equipment, later diagnosed as FB. On holistic approach and individualization Rhus toxicodendron was selected as Homoeopathic similimum. Within fifteen days of homoeopathic treatment, improvement has been observed in patient with FB with all aspect.

Conclusion- This case report suggests that homoeopathic intervention may be the treatment for the alleviation of presenting symptoms of FB.

Key words: Folliculitis barbae, Homoeopathy, Rhus toxicodendron.