Clinical Cases

Revisiting: Huge Insect Lands on Kelly!


Kelly proves once again that knowing homeopathy is like going through life wearing an invisable protective shield!

Who remembers last month’s case? Here it is again:


To read last month’s full case quiz. Visit – Huge Insect Lands on Kelly!


It sounds serious, doesn’t it? How would you like to have this happen to you?  Well, I guess if you’re a homeopath, these things just don’t get to you because almost all (19) of our 22 voters in the August Quiz got it right!  Here’s what some of our smart readers had to say:


I’d say the remedy used was Apis, since it has swelling, redness, burning, stinging and is worse for heat.

Christine Wyndham-Thomas

Dearest Elaine,

APIS is the remedy not just because we have sting of an insect; there are many other remedies for this.
Apis because we have:

< HEAT : took a hot shower……. the redness and swelling had worsened
The area was a circle, sticking out maybe an inch.
Sudden, rapid developing complaints

This time causation as well as sensation and modalities helped me to find the remedy. Thank you so much for all the good stuff . With best wishes and lots of love,
Nooshin Azadi

Hi Mrs. Lewis,

You have used Apis Melilotus It is used for insect bites which produce burning and stinging sensation. I am not a homeopath but just an admirer of homeopathy and frequent visitor to


burning, stinging, circumferential spread, oedema, aggravation from hot washing, redness are the characteristic signs of apis .

Dr. m. nigar parveen B.H.M.S III YR.

Apis mel. — hot, red, swelling, stinging, burning, prickling, itching — after insect bite — < heat.

In healing,

For insect bites, four remedies come to my mind instantly: Apis, Ledum, Carb-ac and Urt-u.
Ledum is famous for stings, but the affected part is cold!
Itching is there with all the four, but “hot, red, swollen” combination is the characteristics of Apis.
Kelly took Apis.

Homeopath Dr Mir Mostafa Kamal

I have indeed had a similar experience – though not quite as big as an aircraft carrier I’m sure!!! Well, it has to be Apis I’d say. Burning, stinging < heat. Swollen and itchy. Apis is even in bold capitals in Murphy’s repertory under skin, prickling sensation – so surely you agree?

Regards again

Number one remedy for bug bites which turn red, swell, worse for hot water is Apis.

Dana Thrasher

Hi Snoopy.

Red, Hot and inflammed. worse heat. IT IS APIS MEL 🙂


APIS, hot and inflamed, worse for heat.
My name is niloofar rezai, from london, just completed first year of homeopathy at the CPH, london.


Well, i hope all of you have learned something here today; namely, to stay out of Kelly’s yard!

The winners are Christine, Niloofar, Valarian, Dana, Fiona, Dr. Mir Mostafa Kamal, Karen, Dr. M. Nigar Parveen, Nooshin, Satish, also Sameena, Sridevi Singaram, Barbara Lowry, Dr. Madan, Sarah Millogo, Fee and the Anonymous Twins.


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About the author

Elaine Lewis

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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