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Mrs. C., aged twenty-five years, called upon me in April, with a pimple upon the middle of the left cheek, about the size of a small pea; it was red, freely supplied with blood vessels, and the slightest touch would produce profuse bleeding and the growth was very rapidly increased by each attack of hemorrhage.

The history that she gave of it was, that about two weeks previous the skin was broken there by a slight scratch with the finger-nail, and the next day she discovered a pimple the size of a pin-head; whenever a day passed by without touching it, she could not see that it increased in size. Mrs. C. was expecting confinement every day with the second child, and at her first confinement nearly lost her life by hemorrhage. I gave her Phosphorus 6,30 and 200, one dose each in forty-eight hours, and then Sac. lac.; hardly a day passed without irritating it, and it grew rapidly until her confinement, which occurred about a week afterward, at which time it bled profusely. The treatment was necessarily interrupted a few days in consequence of other symptoms coming up which required attention.

Five days after confinement, it measured one inch in length and half an inch in circumference, and looked more like a watery excrescence, but yet was as sensitive to the touch, and bled even more freely and easily than before. I now gave Thuja6 in morning, Thuja30 at evening, and the next evening Thuja200 and one dose Sac lac. each evening; in one week it had ceased bleeding entirely, and was diminished one half in size. Sac. lac. continued, and at the end of two weeks more all trace of it was gone and no spot left to show where it was.

Mrs. C. is light complexion, nervous temperament, has never been sick much, and I could not, by close inquiry, trace any hereditary taint, either sycotic or otherwise.

I have deemed the case interesting, and if you think it sufficiently so for insertion in your journal, you are at liberty to use it.


Source: The American Homoeopathic Review Vol. 02 No. 08, 1860, page 364
Description: Fragment; Bleeding pimple on cheek after scratching.
Remedies: Phosphorus, Thuja
Author: Kenyon, L.M.
Year: 1860
Editing: errors only; interlinks; formatting
Attribution: Legatum Homeopathicum
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