Does anybody remember last month’s quiz? Here it is again for those of you who missed it. Shana, roll tape!
To read last month’s full case quiz. Visit – “Mount Rushmore”, Constantly Coughing!
Hi Elaine, I think this quiz’s remedy is Dulcamara.
I voted this because I thought the change of weather was the most significant clue.
Well, it was definitely A clue. But what else? What were the modalities? He was better for hot shower, and worse after sleep in the morning.
Hmmmmm Rhus tox?
It was also in the rubric of weather change aggravates in 3rd degree.
I thought of hot shower but he said “somewhat” ameliorates the nose.
Well, Maria, a modality makes the symptom better but not necessarily cured! He was “better” in the shower. And that was the only decent modality we had!
Let’s see what Eva the Picklet had to say….
Like a trained seal, I barked, “Dulcamara!” as soon as I saw the ‘worse from cold weather’.
But then, there is the Keynote of ‘better from warm shower/bath’, so I’ll go with Rhus toxicodendron, because that also has the weather change as aetiology.
Eva The picklet
Eva, you followed my thinking exactly!!!!! Etiology: change from hot to cold weather; modality: better hot bathing.
Also, Eva, there’s the “rest agg.” rubric, because the worst coughing came on after sleep when he woke up the third day. So, YES, Rhus tox! Congratulations!
So, let’s see what our friend Diderik Finne from New York had to say….
If it’s not Dulcamara, you’ve tricked us again!
It’s not Dulcamara and I’ve tricked you again.
Alright, I guess I’m going to have to put some work into this one!
Well…if you have to…
Here’s my full work-up:
Gen, hot bathing amel: Ars, Hep, Rhus-t, Sil, Tub (my addition)
Gen, weather, change, warm to cold: Ars, hep, Rhus-t, Sil, tub
Cough, dry: Ars, Hep, Rhus-t, Sil, Tub
Cough, constant: Ars, Hep, Rhus-t
Nose, discharge, watery: Ars, hep, Sil
Nose, coryza, discharge, without: Ars, hep, Sil
Wait a minute! You used with and without discharge! It’s gotta be one or the other, I thought he had a watery discharge….
Fever, catarrhal: Ars, Hep, Rhus-t, Sil
Arsenicum repertorizes the highest, but there is no mention of anxiety in the case, or thirst for frequent sips, or any other Arsenicum keynotes.
That’s true, but, he had no mentals at all, so, it doesn’t much matter what the mental picture of Arsenicum is since it doesn’t figure in the case; and, remember, just because a parent doesn’t report something doesn’t mean it’s not there. Maybe he didn’t think the thirst was worth reporting.
Hepar comes in second, but again we are lacking Hepar keynotes, such as extreme sensitivity to cold.
True, and it’s only a 1 in the etiology rubric.
Rhus-t is a possibility, but does not have the nasal discharge that is mentioned.
Really? It’s in Murphy’s… Nose: coryza, watery, discharge.
Silica is in fourth place, but is missing from “constant cough.”
Then there is Tuberculinum, which may be needed to address the underlying susceptibility. Tuberculinum hardly ever repertorizes well, but it is worth considering.
So there you have it. I guess I’m still stumped.
Diderik, here is our case: Constant cough, ailments from weather going from hot to cold, better hot bathing and rest agg. That’s it.
Now it’s time to congratulate our winner who is none other than…Eva the Picklet!!!!!! Take a bow, Eva!
Thanks to all of you who voted–especially Diderik Finne from New York who tried so very hard! See you next time!