A 28-year-old mother had a C-section (caesarean section) delivery 2 weeks previously. A week after the birth, she suffered a viral infection; the symptoms were excessive sweating and body ache with a tired and drained feeling. She was also finding it painful to breastfeed her baby. Her doctor had given her a course of antibiotics but there was no improvement when she came to see the practitioner a week later. She was given:
CC8.3 Breast disorders + CC9.2 Infections acute + CC10.1 Emergencies + CC15.1 Mental & Emotional tonic + CC21.11 Wounds & Abrasions…TDS
The last common combo CC21.11 was included as a safeguard in case of a possible breast abscess. Six days later, the patient reported that she felt better even after two days of taking the combos and all symptoms had gradually receded. She is now completely well and able to nurse her baby without any pain.