Case III. A lady aged about 30, suffered greatly from a carbuncle on the back of the neck. She had applied many domestic medicines and obtained no relief. The tumefaction seemed destined to suppurate. It was mottled bluish and the pain was intense, knife cutting and burning. She was sick at the stomach to vomiting, and at night she was delirious. Her eyes were staring and there was some fever; the tongue was foul and the breath fetid. There was great tension in the scalp and muscles of the face. She begged for morphine to “stop that burning and cutting.” Tarentula cubensis 12x one dose produced quiet immediately and the angry looking tumefaction failed to complete its work; it did not suppurate. The discolouration was gone in two days, and the hardness soon disappeared also. She regained her normal state very rapidly, and she said to me a short time ago that she had never had her old headache since that swelling left her, showing how deeply the medicine affected her; whole system.
If a part is mottled (Lachesis), bluish, growing dark, with those symptoms, Tarentula cubensis must be the most appropriate remedy.