The patient, a gentleman of 35 years, of naturally good constitution, unmarried, has had syphilis, lives pretty freely, drinks Bourbon whisky and wine in considerable quantities, He had been complaining for several months of loss of appetite and general malaise, when he called upon me for aid, with reference not merely to these symptoms, but more especially to an offensive symptom upon the scalp, such as in a child and at a more advanced stage and confluent, I should have recognized as Tinea Capitis.
In this case the eruption consisted of numerous conical but generally distinct cones as large as a split pea, but more prominent. Upon removing one of these crusts there would be a yellowish exudation or watery deposit beneath. The crusts had a dark reddish base, and the eruption was attended with considerable itching and irritation and was becoming very disagreeable. It was confined entirely to the scalp.
I looked his case over carefully and prescribed Viola tricolor (12th decimal) for seven or eight days, and then Viola tricolor (6th decimal dilution) for a week more; at the end of which time he presented himself with scarcely a crust left. The process of which they were the result seemed to have been at once arrested, the crusts separated from the skin, leaving only a red mark or spot behind; these gradually faded out and he is now quite free from all traces of the eruption. Viola tricolor was the only remedy used and cured the disease in a fortnight.
|The American Homoeopathic Review Vol. 03 No. 01, 1862, pages 30-32
|Eruption Upon The Scalp, Cured by a Single Remedy.
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