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Homoeopathic Medicine For Pulmonary Tuberculosis
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Homoeopathic Medicine For Pulmonary Tuberculosis




This is a disease of lung, pleural, mediastinal lymph nodes caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis.


Predisposing factor

Age- All ages, less than 3 years(highly susceptible)

Associated disease-

Chronic malnutrition

Diabetes

HIV 

Economic condition

Common poor community

Poor sanitation

Overcrowding

Genetic factor

Occupation disease- 

Silicosis


Causative agent

Myo tuberculosis

M. Bovis


Addiction

Tobacco

 Alcohol


Types of pulmonary tuberculosis

Primary pulmonary tuberculosis

Post primary tuberculosis


Primary pulmonary tuberculosis

Without previous history of tuberculosis.


Clinical features

Incubation period 4-8week

1.Asymptimatic type

Commonest type

Positive montoux test


2.Febrile type

(100-103f)lasting for 1-3 week


3.Allergic type

Keratitis

Conjunctivitis

Allergic bronchospasm


4.Progressive 

Tuberculous pneumonia

Bronchopneumonia

Pleurisy

Pleural effusion

Miliary tuberculosis

Post primary tuberculosis

Meningitis 

Pericarditis


5.Infection

Primary complex

Influenza like illness


Post primary tuberculosis

It occurs

1.Directely by primary lesion

2. From reactivation of primary lesion

3. Reinfection after primary lesion has been completed healed up.


Clinical features

Weakness 

Lassitude

Malaise

Loss of weight

Anorexia

Sweating at night

Evening rise temperature

Palpitation

Menses disturbance

Rapid emancipation

Cough

Chest pain

Sputum

Haemoptysis

Ulceration bronchial mucousa

Rupture of congenital vessels


Sign

Temperature-raised

Pulse- tachycardia

Inspection- Flattering of chest

Palpitation- Vocal fremitus increase

Percussion- Impaired resonance


Complication

Haemoptysis

Pleural effusion

Emphysema

Bronchiectasis

Spread of  TB to other organ

Anaemia

Respiratory failure

Rt heart failure

Amyloidosis


Investigation

1.Blood examination

Leucocytosis

ESR-raised

Moderated anaemia

2.laryngeal swab

3.Gastric lavage/gastric washing

4.Bronchoalveolar lavage

5.Tuberculin test+ ve

6.Tissue biopsy

7.Bronchoscopy 

8.Sputum examination

9.Culture- 

Solid media

Liquid media

10.Mantoux test +ve

11. X-ray of chest- pneumoniac shadow


Management

Bed rest

High calories/protein

Vitamins

Drugs- Antitubercular drugs


Homoeopathic medicine for tuberculosis

  1. Tuberculinum
  2. Acalypha indica
  3. Bacillinum
  4. Phos 
  5. Arsenic alb
  6. Kali carb
  7. Stannum met
  8. Spongia
  9. Calc carb
  10. Iodum
  11. Hepar sulp
  12. Rumex 

The selection of homoeopathic remedies based on symptom similarities and doses according to the Susceptibility of patient.

Don't take homoeopathic medicine without any prescription / without any advise of physician.

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