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Revisiting: Toothiness

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Revisiting: Toothiness. Elaine gives the answer to last month’s quiz.

To read last month’s full case quiz. Visit – Toothiness


So, how did we do this time? Here are the vote totals below:

Nitric Acid 8

Silica 6

Hepar sulph. 4

Thuja 3

Apis 3

Spongia 2

Nux v. 2

Petroleum 1

Mercury 1

China 1

Agaricus 1

Lachesis 1

Kali carb 1

As no doubt all of you can see, Nitric acid and Silica were big favorites. By the way, let me just add here the following: Oddly enough, by the time you read this, the election here in the United States will be over, meaning that as you’re reading this, I am either jumping for joy, shouting, “Obama won! Obama won!” or jumping off of a balcony. And now back to our show. So, we have three winners this month! Yes, three people guessed that the remedy that felt like a needle going into the gum on pressure was, Apis! I mean, that’s what a bee sting feels like, right? That was my first thought, so I went with it. As a confirmatory, remember my saying that I tried the hot water rinses and they did nothing except for possibly making me worse? That would certainly go for Apis; and secondly, isn’t an abscess a swelling, much like a bee sting? Well, it totally worked, I have been fine ever since. Maybe we need to add Apis to the “Mouth: abscess, gums” rubric, with a subrubric, “needle-like pain, hot water agg.”

So, who were our winners? Congratulations go to: Jitka, Eli and Lucio! Oh Dr. B….. where are you?


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Elaine Lewis, DHom, CHom.  Elaine takes online cases. Visit her website at:

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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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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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