Sudden fever, after chill, stress or cold dry winds.
Tightness of chest. Difficult breathing.
Anxiety and distress. (Early stages.)
Sudden, violent congestion.
Bloated, livid face.
Slow, heavy breathing: must sit up.
Dry, red streak centre of tongue.
Rapidly swinging temp. with sweat.
Rapid full pulse with violent excitement of heart.
BELLADONNA. Face red. Eyes bright. Skin hot.
Early stages of inflammations.
Cannot lie on painful side. (Rev. of Bryonia)
Cases where there is noisy delirium.
FERRUM PHOS. Half-way between Aconite and Phosphorus in congestions and inflammations.
Lacks the anxiety of Aconite, the burning of Belladonna, and the intense thirst of Phosphorus
Dry painful cough; hurts head, like a pressure.
Tightness in chest. (Phosphorus)
Stitching pains in chest, worse with movement and respiration.
Bryonia patient is irritable.
Thirsty for large quantities. Dry mouth.
Pains worse for movement; better for pressure. Lies on sore side, or back.
Pleurisy, pneumonia, pleuro-pneumonia with above symptoms.
The pains are cutting and stabbing, and independent of respiration and movement.
Right lower lung especially: (left, Nat. Sul.)
Worse 3 a.m.-Asthma, &c. (Nat. Sul., 4-5.)
Pericardium may be involved.
NATRUM SULPH. Asthma and pneumonia, left base.
Worst hour 4 to 5 a.m.
Copious, greenish, purulent sputum.
Depressed, hopeless, mustn’t be spoken to.
Turns his face away. Feels very ill.
Early stages of bronchitis.
Coarse wheezing. (Antim tart.)
Spasmodic cough. (Asthma.)
Nausea. It even persists after vomiting.
Rattling in chest (Ipecac.), usually later stages.
Cannot get sputum up; choked with it.
Lungs filling up.
Blueness-lips, finger-nails. Dusky.
Hates touch and interference.
Not thirsty as a rule.
Especially useful in children and old people.
Tightness of chest.
Bright blood in sputum.
Or “prune-juice” sputum.
Consolidation, especially lower lobe of right lung.
Great thirst for cold drinks; iced.
Anxiety if alone. Nervous in the dark.
Cannot lie on left side.
Especially pneumonias of right base (Kali C.,).
But, with such symptoms, useful in every kind of chest complaint.
Typical winter bronchitis.
Chests of old people.
Fluids all acrid from nose, eyes anus, &c.
Face dusky and puffy.
Coldness, prostration, weakness of chest.
Wakes at 3 a.m. with coldness and dyspnoea.
Excessive offensive sweat.
Salivation: Mouth and breath foul and offensive.
Influenzal pneumonias of bad type.
Dull red face.
Mouth and tongue may be foul; putrid.
Gastro-intestinal tract may be affected also.
Repeat four-hourly till better. In pneumonia medicine should be continued, but less frequently, till temperature not only comes down but remains down for twenty-four hours.
Or a pneumonia may need-
In a typical Sulph. patient.
Where there is a family history of consumption or any tuberculous disease.
Where the patient is always worse at 4 p.m.
Forehead wrinkled and frowning.
Wings of the nose flapping.
Desire for hot drinks.
Give one dose, or two, 6 hours apart.
N.B.-With acute chests, pneumonias, and broncho pneumonias, treat afterwards to avoid further attacks.
There is a celebrated group of homoeopathic remedies for Spasmodic Croup, sold for years as “Boenninghausen’s Croup Powders.” They are five in number.
ACONITE, HEPAR, SPONGIA, HEPAR, SPONGIA: in that order, and should so many be required.
Give at two to four-hourly intervals, according to the urgency of the case.
“Drosera 30, a single dose, not repeated, will cure epidemic whooping cough in seven to nine days, on a non-medicinal diet.” HAHNEMANN. (Often verified.)
N.B.-No camphor, or camphorated oil: camphor absolutely antidotes Drosera
Violent, spasmodic cough, ends with retching.
Violent impulses to cough, so that he can hardly get his breath between.
Crawling in larynx provokes the spasms.
Pain in abdomen during cough: must hold it.
Violent cough, causes vomiting. (Drosera)
Worse at 3 a.m., and thereafter.
Swelling, like a little sac, above eyes.
Attacks of violent spasmodic cough in paroxysms; with cold sweat and cold pinched face during attack.
“One of the greatest medicines in beginning of Whooping-cough.
Gagging, vomiting, and redness of face.
“Cough apt to occur after a full meal.
“Burning pain in chest after cough”.