The abdomen has the Lachesis sensitiveness to any pressure. LAchesis is sometimes needed for gall stones in the right side of the abdomen, and Lachesis may be needed in appendicitis or in liver pains going form right to left, which as Clarke points out is contrary to the usual left to right direction of Lachesis symptoms. But some of the keynote symptoms of Lachesis should be present.
Cuprum as these symptoms indicate is one of the cholera remedies. When cholera came to Europe Hahnemann had never seen a case of this disease. But he saw the symptoms of three remedies, Cuprum, Camphor and Veratrum. Cuprum comes in for the cases with cramps. Camphor is indicated by external coldness, blueness and collapse without much sweat, Veratrum has copious sweat, vomiting and purging.
The main indication for Dulcamara is not any particular local symptom, but the marked aggravation from cold and damp. In a case of nasal catarrh the patient exhibited a great number of symptoms, most of which were of little use as an indication of the remedy. But she stated that as soon as he got out of bed she began to sneeze evidently from the change of temperature.
Burning, darting, cutting pains in the urinary organs with frequent desire to micturate. The respiratory organs have a number of symptoms including a cough with a sensation as if the throat and larynx were full of dust. Stitches beneath the right ribs, and deep-seated pain in the right side of the chest are characteristic symptoms. Soreness of the lower ribs on the right side.
Homoeopathy has no specifics. You must treat the patient rather than disease. Mr. Brown has shingles. He is cold and shivery, and his pains stab and stitch. Mr. Brown cannot keep still. He is very restless, for movement relieves him. Mr. John has stabbing, stitching pains, and he dislikes cold and damp. But movement hurts, him, and he is very sensitive to touch and pressure.
Lachesis has numerous skin symptoms. Offensive ulcers very sensitive to touch. The skin tends to assume a purple colour. Tenderness and a purple colour of swellings suggests Lachesis. The patient often feels much better when awake. The sleep brings an aggravation. Clarke notes that in cases of croup needing Lachesis the child will start an attack as soon as he falls asleep.
The patient is very lame and puts a great deal of weight on the stick, he was so exerting a continuous strain on the elbow. He also complained of considerable pain ion the muscles of both thighs. The pains kept him awake at night. They were worse before rain, and better moving about. Two doctors had told him that nothing could be done for the bursa unless he would agree to an operation
In the female cysts in the vagina. Leucorrhoea milky and corroding. Silica will often abort abscesses of the breasts. The limbs have many symptoms. There are drawing, tearing and stitching pains, ulcers and perhaps the most characteristic symptom, ulcers and perhaps the most characteristic symptom, foul sweating feet. Sometimes the foul smell is not accompanied by perspiration.
To sum up, Rhus is a chilly medicine. The patient wants to be warm. He is worse when he begins to move and better when he has warmed up his stiff muscles and joints with exercise. Restlessness is the natural result of this condition. A stiff rheumatic patient very sensitive to change of weather and damp stormy weather. A great skin remedy in a Rhus patient.
Burning is a Sulphur keynote. His hands, the soles of his feet, the top of his head burn. Burning itching skin eruptions relieved by scratching. Burning in the rectum, the stools burn and excoriate. The urine may burn. All the discharges from the body are liable to produce burning. Symptoms are usually worse from the warmth of the bed. He will put his feet out of bed to cool them.
The result was dramatic. After the first day the patient improved. At the end of a week the motions were reduced to two each day. A week later the motions were normal in every way. A month later the diarrhoea returned. This may have been due to the fact that the patient was worried about some of her affairs. Croton 3 was given, and in three days the patient was well again.