On 22 April 2020, a 56-year-old woman consulted the practitioner as she had been suffering from respiratory allergy, symptoms being throat irritation, wet cough, and headache, for the past seven years. This occurred 6-7 times a year whenever weather changed (especially during rains and winter) or if she ate or drank something cold. Each episode would last for about five days without allopathic medicines which she would take only when the symptoms were unbearable. During these years, she had also lost her sense of smell. A month ago, she had a runny nose and lost hearing in her left ear with a sensation of water trapped inside. Being a school teacher, she was worried about the hearing loss and consulted an ENT specialist. After a week’s course of antibiotics, her nose stopped running but there was hardly any improvement in the ear. This, coupled with domestic problems, stressed her so much that she was not getting proper sleep. The practitioner gave the following remedies:
#1. CC5.1 Ear infections + CC9.2 Infections acute + CC10.1 Emergencies + CC15.1 Mental & Emotional tonic + CC19.2 Respiratory allergies + CC19.5 Sinusitis…TDS
#2. CC15.6 Sleep disorders…OD, half an hour before going to bed
On 8 May, she reported 40% improvement in hearing and 100% relief from the sensation of water entrapment. After another three weeks, she regained her sense of hearing completely, was able to sleep peacefully and could even enjoy the fragrance of incense and flavour of foods. On 14 June she observed complete recovery of her sense of smell. During this period, in spite of a change of weather and intake of cold foods, none of the allergy symptoms were triggered. Dosage of #1 was reduced to BD and after two weeks to OD. She stopped taking both #1 & #2 at the end of July 2020. As of February 2021, there has been no relapse and she has been able to enjoy the outdoors even during the winter and rainy seasons without fear of falling sick.
Editor’s comment: A maintenance dosage of OW could have been given.