Homoeopathic Management for Diabetic Foot Ulcer: A Case Report
Background: Patients with diabetes mellitus, over a period of time,
develop peripheral neuropathy with peripheral artery disease, which
progresses further into the diabetic foot. Many diabetic foot patients
do not respond to conservative treatment as the pathology progresses
to such an extent that amputation is the only option that can save
the remaining unaffected limb and health. In many cases, it has been
observed that homeopathic medicines are effective in the rapid healing
of the ulcer thereby preventing amputations.
Objective: The aim of this case report is to demonstrate that
homoeopathic medicines improve the healing process in diabetic
Methods: Using symptomatology, we can implement homoeopathic
medicines on the basis of their pathological sphere of action. Indications
of carboneum sulph in diabetic peripheral neuropathy, indications
of secale cornutum in peripheral arterial disease, and indications of
calendula in rapid healing of the non-healing ulcer can be used efficiently
for complete healing.
Results: The use of homoeopathic medicines such as secale cornutum
200, carboneum sulph 30, and calendula Q heals diabetic foot ulcers
rapidly in one month.
Conclusion: Diabetic foot non-healing ulcer management with
homoeopathic medicines on the basis of not only symptom similarity
but also remedies that cover the underlying pathogenesis of the
disease may represent a good alternative in healing ulcers and
avoiding complications. Further evidence-based studies using various
homoeopathic medicines are required to explain their effect and the
mechanisms involved in the healing of diabetic ulcers.
How to cite this article:
Nadgauda SS, Raut RM, Shaikh NM.
Homoeopathic Management for Diabetic Foot
Ulcer: A Case Report. Chettinad Health City Med
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