POTTS PUFFY TUMOR
Pott puffy tumor refers to a non-neoplastic complication of acute sinusitis. It is characterized by a primarily subgaleal collection, subperiosteal abscess, and osteomyelitis. It is usually related to the frontal sinus but is sometimes secondary to mastoid pathology. Pott puffy tumor is a forehead swelling due to frontal bone osteomyelitis with associated subperiosteal abscess.
It is a rare complication of sinusitis, but can also occur due to trauma.
It is most commonly seen in the pediatric and young adolescent populations due to the pneumatization process and venous drainage.
CAUSE OF POTTS PUFFY TUMOR
bacterial species responsible for community-acquired chronic sinusitis. The most common infective agents implicated are:
- Streptococcus spp.
- Haemophilus influenzae
- Staphylococcus spp.
- Klebsiella sp.
SYMPTOMS OF POTTS PUFFY TUMOR
- forehead swelling
- frontal scalp and periorbital swelling
- purulent rhinorrhoea,
- frontal sinus tenderness,
DIAGNOSIS OF POTTS PUFFY TUMOR
- Ct scan
HOMOEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT FOR POTTS PUFFY TUMOR
Homeopathy is the popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering.
Few homoeopathic medicines that can be used are as:
Belladonna, Cicuta Virosa, Helleborus Nig, Natrum Sulph, Opium, Arnica, Bryonia, Carbo Veg, Chamomilla, Lachesis,calcarea flour,.ruta g.