NIPPLE PAIN AND NIPPLE PIMPLE/CYST AND HOMOEOPATHY
A 30-year-old female came to me for complain of recurrent right nipple pain for about one year. The pain usually occurs while breastfeeding. History and symptom detail suggested that she is getting recurrent cracking of nipple which may be due to some fungal infection and after thoroughly reviewing the case, the female was given Graphites 30C three doses only for one day.
After about 20 days the patient revisited and reported that there is no pain in the nipple since then but she has a developed a pimple/cyst like growth to the nipple which seems solid, somewhat white, and nontender. I reassured the patient and said that it should disappear within the next 30 days as I suspected it may be due to Graphites which unwanted action lasts usually 60 days and if she still have the lesion then I would gave any medicine for.
After about 15 days, the patient revisited to the clinic and reported that the cyst one day ruptured while bathing with some discharge and now is healed, but now she has developed some cracking between the 2nd and 3rd toes in the left leg. Upon inspection, it was rubbery, foamy whitish cracking once again I reassured the patient and said that it should also be okay within 7 days and asked her to avoid wear shoes and keep the area dry.
After 10 days, the patient revisited and reported that the eruption is now healed and she has no recurrence of nipple pain or eruption.
There may be some unwanted things happen while taking homeopathic treatment, but we should be patience while dealing such things especially in homeopathy. Graphites is a very deep acting medicine and it should be used very carefully and people should not take it by own.