A 28 year old mother had a caesarean section delivery 2 weeks previously. A week after the birth, she suffered a viral infection; the symptoms were excessive sweating, body ache with a tired and drained feeling. She was also finding it painful to breast feed 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 there was 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 feed her baby without any pain.