menu
Golden Yellow for Butler’s Nose

Golden Yellow for Butler’s Nose

- by Cynthia McFarland

Author: Chi Institute/Monday, August 1, 2011/Categories: TCVM Newsletter, 2011 Summer Issue, Client Testimonials

On May 13, 2010, when I went to bring Butler up for his evening feed, I immediately saw he had a reddened, slightly swollen spot on the bridge of his nose. (I’d checked him mid-day and it hadn’t happened at that point.) I assumed he’d been stung by a wasp or something similar, and put ice on his nose, but this didn’t take away any of the swelling or heat.

On May 13, 2010, when I went to bring Butler up for his evening feed, I immediately saw he had a reddened, slightly swollen spot on the bridge of his nose. (I’d checked him mid-day and it hadn’t happened at that point.) I assumed he’d been stung by a wasp or something similar, and put ice on his nose, but this didn’t take away any of the swelling or heat.

Over the next few days, I tried different topical treatments, including Icthamol and poultices, but the area continued to be hot and swollen. It was obviously itchy and irritating to him, as Butler continued to rub his nose on the fence or trees, anything he could try to find relief. By May 18, the area was still raw and bloody.

On May 26, after consulting with Dr. Xie, I started applying a poultice made from Golden Yellow powder mixed with vinegar. I did this three times daily for a week. Within the first few days, I saw a reduction in heat and eventually, in the swelling. He still was trying to rub his nose at times, but I think this was partly because the paste would stiffen over the wound. (Dr. Xie said I could mix the powder with aloe gel if desired, instead of vinegar.)

When my regular veterinarian examined Butler on June 5, he noted that the wound was finally healing, albeit slowly. There was some blackened necrotic tissue, which he removed. He believed this to be a spider bite, although we will never know for sure what kind of spider.

After the week of treating the wound with Golden Yellow, Dr. Xie said I could use honey as a topical during the continued healing. As you can note from the photos, the healing process took well over a month. Approximately ten weeks after the bite, Butler’s wound was completely healed and hair had grown back over the site. It was a long ordeal, but I’m certainly grateful for the Chinese herbal treatment, as it was the ONLY product I found that actually had positive results in reducing the heat and swelling.

Number of views (3896)/Comments (0)

Please login or register to post comments.