Arnica montana, Eye, Homoeopathy, Infantile hemangioma, Vancouver scar scale
Introduction: Infantile hemangioma (IH) is the most common benign vascular neoplasm in infants. It is characterized by endothelial cell proliferation which usually develops shortly after birth and grows most rapidly over the first 6 months. It is self-limiting in nature. However, in a small percentage of patients, hemangioma does not disappear completely. It may result in serious ocular or systemic complications. These patients may require drug therapy, surgical intervention, and/or laser therapy often during childhood at the cost of certain adverse events. Case Summary: The case reported here is of IH affecting the right eye in a 5-month-old female child who was cured completely with the help of homoeopathic medicine within 4 months. Arnica montana was prescribed as a specific remedy based on its physiological action. Follow-up was done every 2 weeks for 4 months. Vancouver scar scale (VSS) score and photographs were considered every month to assess the involution of hemangioma. For confirming complete recovery and no recurrence, follow-up for another 3 months was done after involution. VSS score reduced from 9 to 0 in 4 months duration. Complete cure in this case of hemangioma with homoeopathy can be considered as a reference to explore the utility of alternative modes of treatment like Homoeopathy to give a better therapeutic option for such conditions and avoid any kind of surgical intervention.
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Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy
Wadhwa B, Singh A. Infantile hemangioma cured with homoeopathy - A case report. Indian J Res Homoeopathy [Internet]. 2022 Mar 29; 16(2):Article 15. Available from: https://ijrh.researchcommons.org/journal/vol16/iss2/15. Free full text article.