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Revisiting: Movie Theater Creates Havoc

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Elaine gives the answer to the August Quiz.

Attention please! It’s time to revisit the August quiz, did you guess the right answer this time? Let’s see how well you did. Shana, roll tape!

Rewind … and, Action!

To read last month’s full case quiz. Visit – Movie Theater Creates Havoc



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Dear Elaine,

A very short but interesting quiz this time. I think the remedy was Nux Vomica.

Yes, you’re right, Rajiv, it was Nux vomica!

I have not repertorized carefully but going by the keynotes, and then using the repertory for differentiating, the case this time seems to be a characteristic Nux Vomica cough.

Cough and cold brought on by getting chilled;

Ahem! Not to rain on your parade, but, I didn’t get chilled, and we don’t even know for sure if Shana got chilled; I just simply caught Shana’s cold, so, no etiology to hang our hats on this time.

cough with hurting head which is aggravated by slightest motion.

Ahem! Did I say “cough, worse motion. or slightest motion aggravates”? I don’t think so…..Here’s the important rubric:

Head: hands, holds head with, while coughing.


Nux Vomica headaches are also very sensitive to least jarring.

Yooo-hooooooo!!!!! I didn’t have a headache! I said the cough made my head hurt, but I didn’t have a headache and, therefore, I didn’t have a headache that was worse from coughing.

Bryonia and Belladonna could be the other remedies for this. But Bryonia is ruled out because you had tried and it did not work. Belladonna is the other possibility. But in my Kent Repertory, Belladonna is not listed under Cough, tickling, chest.

So, I think it is Nux Vomica.

Somehow, Rajiv, with mostly all the wrong information, you lurched uncontrollably into the truth!  Shana, ring the bell for Rajiv!

Revisiting: Movie Theater Creates Havoc 1Not the Liberty Bell!  Oh geez, now it’s cracked!

Mom! Can we please move along to our next winner? We have an answer from Jitka:

Dear Elaine , if Bryonia didn’t work when “you had to hold your head in your hands when you coughed” I think that next remedy that you tried was Nux Vomica.

Kind regards Jitka


In case I’m wrong again, this is my last guess of your quizzes.:)

But I guessed Lycopodium in last issue, only I did not send a reply…:)

D’oh!  Well, no worries Jitka because you are correct, it was Nux vomica!

OK, it’s now time to list our winners, and here they are:



Diderik Finne

Congratulations everybody! And thanks to all who voted! See you back here next time for another great and exciting Hpathy Quiz!

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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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