Bathtub Blues

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Mom, “Bathtub Blues”…is that the best title you could come up with?

Can you come up with anything better?


Well that’s just great! That’s just great! Who hired you anyway? Where’s Kelly?

Mom, Kelly’s gone AWOL again.

I am surrounded by idiots! Get my agent on the phone. I need a professional staff. Where’s Dr. B?

Mom, Dr. B just sent this message. It says, “Start the case!”

An interesting angle, but, worth a try. OK, this case is by Shobi.

Yay!!! Is Satchel sick again?

I’m afraid so, Shana….. Shobi filled out the questionnaire, here it is:



1. Onset and Chief Complaint

It came on suddenly, after a warm bath – the complaint is a raging fever.

2. Etiology

A few days prior he had an allergic reaction to seafood and sesame, broke out in hives, swelling. The day of the first fever, seems like it could have been food poisoning. Everyone else suffered from diarrhea that night, but not Satchel, just the high fever for him.

3. Sensation

He doesn’t mention a pain, but, when the fever does come, which now we have two days of it coming on, raging after a hot/warm bath, he does say he is tired and wants to sleep.

4. Appearance

The skin seems to have blotches of urticaria throughout the day, always around the time he eats something, especially if it has preservatives or artificial coloring.

5. Location

Fever — torso and head seem to be the most hot. It’s a burning heat. Dry.

6. Modalities

Fever worse warm/hot bath

skin eruptions worse eating

7. Concomitants

Fever with eruptions and itching, the latter two come and go.

8. Discharges

Diarrhea once a day, very soft stool. The stool prior to the warm bath that precipitated the fever was firm and green.

9. Generals

“I want ice cream!” It was all he wanted today.

10. Mentals

The same as usual–a pain in the neck!

11. What does the person say?

“I feel better.”

12. Thirst/Food

Only wants sips of water and a few bites of food…the only thing he ate much of was the ice cream (sorbet).

13. Fever

Yes, after the hot bath it comes on at 104 degrees F. The rest of the time it’s hovering at 102.

14. Sweating?


15. Odors?


16. What is most striking about the case?

No answer.


So Mom, what happened?

I recommended _____________________. Here’s what Shobi said the next day, “A few sips of _____________30C and we are all better! Incredible! So we are now off to New York, thanks to you :)”

Wow! OK, if you think you know what the remedy was, write to my mom at [email protected], plus, you can visit her website at Bye, see you next month with the answer!

Good-bye, Shana!

Mom, I live here!

I knew that….

About the author

Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.
Elaine is a passionate homeopath, helping people offline as well as online. Contact her at [email protected]
Elaine is a graduate of Robin Murphy's Hahnemann Academy of North America and author of many articles on homeopathy including her monthly feature in the Hpathy ezine, "The Quiz". Visit her website at: and

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