On 29 March 2014, a 31-year-old lady consulted the practitioner for treatment of hay fever and itchy scalp. Since the age of 13 she had suffered from hay fever and was taking anti-histamine tablets. The symptoms included itchy and runny eyes, and sneezing that worsened when near water lilies. Although the anti-histamine tablets had helped her, the hay fever had become more severe after she moved home in September 2012.
For more than five years, she had also been suffering from constant itching on her scalp and the cause was not known. The itching had reduced significantly when she changed her shampoo as advised by her doctor; however it could not be completely eliminated. The patient was given:
For hay fever, itchy and runny eyes:
#1. CC7.3 Eye infections + CC10.1 Emergencies + CC12.1 Adult tonic + CC15.1 Mental & Emotional tonic + CC19.2 Respiratory allergies…TDS.
For Itchy scalp:
#2. CC15.1 Mental and Emotional tonic + CC21.3 Skin allergies…TDS.
After a week, the patient reported that the itching on the scalp had gone completely and she continued the remedy at the same dosage for three more weeks. On the hay fever front, her symptoms related to eyes improved by 50% and she had reduced the anti-histamine dosage.
In June 2014, during the worst time for hay fever sufferers, the patient reported that improvement in hay fever had slowed down. On hot and dry days when the pollen levels were high, she felt worse. The patient was advised to take #1 in water and sip as often as possible during the day, still observing the 20 minute-rule. Four weeks later, the patient felt 100% better and was delighted with the result. She was advised to continue #1…BD, which she did until September.
In January 2015, itching on her scalp returned but cleared within seven days when #2 was taken. During the summer of 2015, she took #1 intermittently and did not require any anti-histamine. She stated that the remedies had helped her tremendously and the significant improvement seen in the previous year was holding. Her only suffering was from sneezing when near lilies.
In the summer of 2016, combo #1 at a dosage of OD was sufficient to keep hay fever under control. It was suggested to increase the dosage to BD during forecast of high pollen count. She felt further relief in her symptoms, even when near lilies. Mild symptoms were experienced only on hot sunny days when the pollen count was very high. She did not need anti-histamine again this year. The patient suspended #1 in September 2016 and is expected to resume it in the summer of 2017 as a preventive. As of December 2016, itching on the scalp has not recurred.