Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Corresponding Author

Dr. Samridhi Sharma


Dermatology, Dermatophyte, Fungal infection, HOM-CASE, Modified naranjo criteria, Natrum muriaticum, Skin, Tinea cruris

Article Type

Case Report


Introduction: Tinea cruris, also commonly known as jock itch, is a skin infection caused by dermatophytes which are pathogenic fungi affecting genital, pubic, perineal and perianal areas. Tinea cruris more commonly affects men and affects adults more than children. Conventional management involves the use of topical antifungal agents and oral therapy in extensive cases. Case Summary: A case of tinea cruris in a 30-year-old male patient is reported, which was effectively treated with individualised homoeopathic medicine. Based on the totality of symptoms, the homoeopathic medicine Natrum muriaticum in 200C potency was prescribed as the first dose and improvement was observed in subsequent follow-ups. In this case, the causal attribution to the prescribed medicine was established by the Modified Naranjo Criteria Score. This evidenced-based case suggests that tinea cruris can be successfully managed with individualised homoeopathic treatment.

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Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy

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