Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Corresponding Author

Dr. Padmalaya Rath


Cardiff Acne Disability Index, Homoeopathic treatment, individualisation, nodulocystic acne, Tarentula cubensis

Article Type

Case Report


Introduction: Nodulocystic acne is a severe form of acne that can significantly damage the skin and impact the quality of life. Although oral isotretinoin is considered an effective conventional treatment for such cases, it often fails. A case of severe facial nodulocystic acne is reported here, where allopathic treatment failed to control the condition. Homoeopathic treatment was administered, and the patient improved. Case Summary: A 16-year-old female patient presented with pustular, nodular, cystic and painful eruptions on the face, which were treated with individualised homoeopathic medicine Tarentula cubensis. The symptoms improved without any relapse. The causal attribution of changes was assessed by modified Naranjo criteria. The case progress was documented photographically at the beginning, during and at the end of treatment. The patient’s quality of life had also improved markedly, along with the presenting complaints. The uniqueness of this case was that the severe acne, which did not respond to conventional treatment, was resolved with homoeopathy.

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Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy

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