Clinical Cases Case Quizes

Revisiting: The Absolute Shortest Quiz Ever!

baby with a cold

Homeopathy makes fast work of a 5-month-old’s cold! Did you guess the right remedy?

To read last month’s full case quiz. Visit – The Absolute Shortest Quiz Ever!

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Votes

Nux vomica-2

Aconite-7

Arsenicum

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It seems like almost everyone knew the answer!  Who wants to go first?

 

HI ELAINE…

Hi Shifa!

HOPE YOU AND SHANA ARE DOING WELL

We’re fine, thanks!

FOR THE FIVE MONTH OLD BABY, FERNANDO’S, CASE, I VOTE FOR ARSENICUM ALBUM.

THERE WAS THIS EXPOSURE TO COLD DRAFT OF AIR.

Yes, and, that’s a keynote of what remedy?  “Ailments from cold/dry winds”?

AND THE CLEAR WATERY DISCHARGE.

AND YES MUST SAY IT IS THE SHORTEST QUIZ EVER!

IS ARSENICUM NOT THE ONE?

ARSENICUM ALBUM , BELLADONNA , EUPHRASIA , GRAPHITIS, NITRIC ACID, ARE SOME THEM I KNOW THAT HAVE AILMENTS FROM DRY COLD WINDS.

BUT BELLADONNA HAS SUDDEN ONSET

DISCHARGE OF NITRIC ACID IS ACRID

EUPHRASIA HAS THIS ACRID LACRIMATION BUT BLAND WATERY NASAL DISCHARGE.

PLZ LET ME KNOW WHERE I’M WRONG.

Shifa, there is a remedy that’s as popular for “ailments from cold/dry winds” as Arnica is for “ailments from blunt trauma”, and that remedy is?????  ACONITE!  And because we know the Etiology (“ailments from cold/dry winds”), we don’t have to concern ourselves with anything else!

We don’t have to know if the discharge is watery or clear or yellow, etc., because “etiology” is at the top of the “hierarchy of symptoms”, and whatever is at the top over-rules whatever’s at the bottom!

Now, of course, if Aconite didn’t work, then we’d have to go back to the drawing board and take a complete case; but, it’s just like, if we know someone has suffered a blunt trauma, what do we say?  “Take Arnica!!!!”  Right?  We’re not going to say, “OK, but, wow, I’ll be needing two hours to take a complete case!”  No one ever says that!  It’s just like if you get a phone call from a friend and she’s sobbing and says, “My boyfriend just left me,” you’re going to say, what?  “Take Ignatia!”  Right?  “Ailments from acute grief”?  That’s Ignatia.  You’re not going to say, “I’ll be right over to take a 2 hour case!”

So, this is one of those cases when we are lucky to know the etiology, because that usually means that we are going to know, very quickly, what remedy to give.

This is why we always have to ask WHY.  “Doctor, I have a pain here, here, and here.”  “WHY?”  We have to know why.  That’s the first thing we have to know.  Was it from blunt trauma?  Was it a stab wound?  Was it from over-lifting?  Is it gas?  Was it from an electric shock or lightning strike?  Was it from a bee or wasp sting?  Sometimes “Why” is the most important thing we need to know.

 

Yeah I had my mind all over that watery, clear discharge.

Sometimes things are right in front of our eyes but we search elsewhere…

Thank you very much elaine.

You’re welcome!

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Oh look, Neil is here!

Hey Elaine ,

That was a good insight into lachesis by the way–last months quiz (“What Remedy Is Marie Barone?”) and a useful distinction between lachesis and pulsatilla.  Both jealous remedies both hot remedies so not surprised they both got votes.

Anyway this month I think the remedy is Aconite as the cause was exposure to a cold draught.

You are absolutely right!!!!!

Seems it was clearing up when discharge appeared which is good sign but congested again after exposure.

When we know the etiology, which is at the top of the Hierarchy of Symptoms, nothing else matters! This is the proof of that!  Ailments from cold/dry winds–Aconite!  We know it just like we know that ailments from blunt trauma is Arnica, and ailments from injuries to areas rich in nerves is Hypericum.  We don’t need any more information!  That’s how you can solve a case in 2 sentences!

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Hey everybody, Vamsi’s in the house!!!!

Elaine,

This indeed is the shortest quiz and I guess the shortest answer from me.

Taking cold from exposure to dry, cold winds would be nothing but ACONITE.

Please let me know…

Vamsi, you are absolutely right!!!!!!!

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Hi Elaine and Shana!

Oh look, it’s Maria from Greece!!!!

For this month’s quiz I thought of 2 remedies having the draft sensitivity:

Hepar and Nux Vomica.  I ruled out Aconite, because I would expect a more “aggressive” picture.

Hepar starts with clear watery discharge and has the draft sensitivity.

Nux is aggravated by the slightest draft of air and also has the congested nose alternating with watery discharge.

I will vote Nux, but if I am wrong I will try again.

Maria, isn’t this “ailments from cold/dry winds”?  Do we really care what the ailment is or what it looks like?

I know, I know “etiology overules symptomatology”!

It was Aconite, huh?

Yes!  How else could I have solved it with so little information?

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Don’t look now, but, I think I see Dr. Abhishek Choudhary from India!  (My eye sight is very good!)

Hi Elaine, I think the remedy was Aconite.

You are correct, sir!

 

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I think I see Krista over yonder.

Hi Elaine,

Aconite.

I was going for shortest answer…

You are correct!

Thanks for the quiz. 🙂

Krista

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Oh look, it’s the gang from Slovakia!

Hello Elaine and Shana,

Hello Miroslav and Jitka!

We send our answers a bit late, because Miroslav went on a long vacation but he is back and here are our solutions.

Miroslav votes Aconite:

“I think the child got a remedy Aconitum: Aggravation after the cold air draft, clogged nose with sparse discharge.  Although there are not listed mental symptoms, I would try this remedy.“

Jitka votes Aconite:

“I think the child got Aconite; in regards of etiology: Aconite is used when there is a sudden onset of cold due to exposure to dry and cold air conditions.“

You are spot-on: Ailments from cold, dry winds.

Thanks for voting!

Who are our winners?  Dr. Abhishek Choudhary from India, Krista, Miroslav, Jitka, Neil, Jane from Singapore and Vamsi.  Congratulations everybody!  Be sure to try this month’s quiz as well!
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Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.

Elaine takes online cases! Write to her at [email protected]

Visit her website: www.ElaineLewis.hpathy.com

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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:
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Shana Lewis

Shana Lewis

Shana spices up the Hpathy Quiz with her timely announcements and reviews on the latest in pop culture. Her vast knowledge of music before her time has inspired the nickname: "Shanapedia"!

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