A female aged 45 years y presented with marked
swelling, redness and severe burning pain in both the legs and
feet for a week. There was cellulitis with deep cracks and scaling
in pedal region. These all were accompanied by violent itching
felt in depth of the skin, high fever and chills.
She was much restless, thirsty for large quantities of cold water
at large intervals, constipated with no urging for three days,
hard, dry stool, having high grade fever with chills, with no
desire to cover the legs.
She was multiparous, normotensive, non diabetic,
cheerful, talkative and postmenopausal lady. Preferred to be in
company and fearful of touching the feet with anybody as if it
were break into pieces. This was the marked and peculiar symptom
She was having recurrent history of swelling
of feet and legs for last three years. This was worse on standing
and sitting for an hour or more. Swellings accompanied with itching
with pitting oedema. Has had chicken pox in childhood, typhoid
10 years back and developed tiny warts on neck for a year.
• Desires Company
• Fear of being touched
Sensation of brittleness of the lower limbs
• Thirst for large quantities of cold water
at large intervals
• Moderate built
• Aversion to cover the affected parts
with dyshidrosis with cellulitis suppurativa
Based on history
of warts and peculiar symptom of sensation of brittleness of legs,
Thuja seems to be the remedy of choice.
Thuja 200 one dose stat followed by placebo
Advise to keep the feet elevated and to cleanse
with calendula mother tincture twice daily.
Follow Up 1
Result and discussion
with a single dose within a week! The rare peculiars are often
the key to the case. Though, calcarea and sulphur were more indicated
in this case, the peculiar sensation of brittleness of lower limbs
worked as keynote and the result is the perfect cure shows Miracle