Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy
Argentum metallicum, Homeopathy, Non-invasive treatment, Reinke’s edema, Vocal cords
Introduction: Reinke’s edema, also known as polypoid degeneration of vocal cords, is a bilateral, symmetrical swelling of the whole of the membranous part of the vocal cords. Surgery has been the mainstay of treatment for Reinke’s edema. Thus, patients are often left with practically no non-invasive treatment option. Case Summary: This is the case of a 40-year-old male, teacher, who presented with hoarseness of voice for 1 year and opted for homeopathic treatment when he was advised surgery. A rapid improvement in the symptoms, as well as significant objective improvement as confirmed with video laryngoscopy. The results were seen within 3 months of individualized homeopathic treatment. One-year follow-up revealed complete resolution of edema in both vocal cords. This case report shows a promising, non-invasive intervention option for such cases, wherein radical surgery and consequent prolonged voice therapy could be avoided.
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Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy
Pareek A. Homeopathic management of Reinke’s edema in a non-smoker: A case report. Indian J Res Homoeopathy [Internet]. 2022 Mar 29; 16(4):Article 7. Available from: https://www.ijrh.org/journal/vol16/iss4/7. Free full text article.