On 20 May 2016, a mother asked for treatment of her 7-year-old son who had a history of respiratory issues. When the child was 9 months old, he was affected by bronchitis. Later he was often treated in the hospital, especially during winter months, for several illnesses including pneumonia, lung problems, tonsils, asthma, rattling cough and allergy to dust. In the 2015-16 winter, he had suffered from many viral infections. His mother was dreading the next winter not knowing how her son would cope. The patient was taking his prescribed allopathic medications for asthma and allergies - Flixotide, Ventolin and Singular. At this time, he had no symptoms but was given the following combo:
#1. CC10.1 Emergencies + CC12.2 Child tonic + CC19.2 Respiratory allergies + CC19.3 Chest infections chronic + CC19.5 Sinusitis + CC19.6 Cough chronic...TDS
After a week the mother reported that the boy coughed for 2 days (most likely due to pullout) and then he was fine. The dosage was then reduced to BD. The following week he coughed with sputum that lasted five days. After two weeks, his doctor stopped all medicines except Flixotide which he reduced to OD. On 1 July, as the boy was doing fine, the dosage of #1 was also reduced to OD and it was further brought down to 3TW in August.
In the first week of November, he had shown some signs of relapse as he coughed a little. The vibro dosage was increased to TDS and as he improved, it was slowly brought down to OD.
On 28 January 2017 after nearly 3 months, there was some coughing again. At the same time his mother and brother had caught a cold. Hence a new combo was given:
#2. CC9.2 Infections acute + CC10.1 Emergencies + CC12.2 Child tonic + CC19.3 Chest infections chronic + CC19.6 Cough chronic + CC19.7 Throat chronic...TDS
On improvement, this was reduced to OD. Whenever some coughing was observed, he quickly got relief with #2. Owing to the long-standing respiratory problems, the mother was fearful and hence continued to give the boy Flixotide OD throughout along with #1. 2016-17 was the boy’s best winter in many years. In March 2017, the mother reported that the boy had been keeping well.