J.J. poisoned in the woods, by Rhus Tox. Left eye-lid swollen, dark-red, oedematous; exuded pus of a yellowish-white colour, from the tarsal margins. Right fore-arm covered on its anterior surface with minute vesicles, burning and stinging. They were preceded in their spreading up the arm by a plain line of inflammation. Gave Croton Tiglium 30.
The next day the right eye became involved. On the third day the right eye was again well, the left improving. The eruption ceased to spread, and blisters half-an-inch long, appeared on the fingers, which, bursting, discharged a yellowish-white serum, and then rapidly healed. On the fifth day the eyes were both open, and a yellowish -brown scab had formed on the arm. On the seventh day the eyes were perfectly well, with no photophobia, and the cuticle on the right arm and fingers were peeling off.
I reported in the Journal, the above case of Rhus-poisoning for which Croton Tiglium 30, was given, and the question was asked did the Croton anti-dote, or did it run its course?
Since then the same medicine anti-doted an almost identical case of Rhus-poisoning in shorter time than the case before reported, the potency here used being the 200th. Hence I answer my own query, croton did cure both cases, and hence is an anti-dote to Rhus-poisoning.