A friend called on 18-07-2016, at night stating that her father had some skin infection, and she was afraid as the lesion appeared too red, and it was increasing. She sent me pictures over the phone and requested I give a remedy which will help quickly as she didn’t want to go the allopathic mode of treatment.
Elderly male patient – aged 90 years old. Skin rash on left leg shinbone with redness, swelling, blister formation. No itching, burning or pain.
No fever. He was not complaining at all. In the daytime, he was working in his outdoor home garden- [probably exposure to dust and dirt as a causative factor]
[This was the only information I could get]
The only peculiarity in the case was the anesthetic kind of effect. Despite so much inflammation, the patient had no sensibility of pain, burning or itching.
The Complete Repertory was used to find the exact symptoms of the patient.
I took the following rubrics:
skin; NUMBNESS, insensibility
generalities; OLD people, in
Prescribed over phone on 19-07-2016: Anacardium 30, 4 doses
Reference from Materia medica
On reading Anac, Lach, Puls, Sec. I found Anacardium very close to the peculiarity – no skin sensibility. Most Materia medica including Boericke and Phatak write that Anacardium produces weakening of senses, touch, smell, hearing..
19-07-2016 – 8-10 hours after the remedy – redness, swelling, blisters started to reduce.
22-08-2016- Almost after 4 weeks later, the lesion healed with negligible scarring.