Sulphite of Quinine
A dose of Chinin sulph in high potency sometimes arouses suppressed malaria, and brings back the paroxysm. Aside from its undoubted influence over malaria, it is indicated homeopathically whenever there is marked periodicity and spinal sensitiveness. Acute articular rheumatism. Polyarticular gout. Pruritus and congested conditions of the rectum. Symptoms of chronic interstitial nephritis. Retro-bulbar neuritis with sudden loss of sight. Thready vessels. Hiccough.
Blood.–An immediate and rapid decrease in red blood cells and reduction in hemoglobin with increase in elimination of chlorides. Tendency to polynucleated leucocytosis.
Head.–Pain in forehead and temples, increasing gradually at noon, of malarial origin, with vertigo and pulsation. Worse left side. Falling in street. Inability to remain standing. Amaurosis.
Ears.–Violent ringing, buzzing, and roaring in ears, with deafness.
Face.–Neuralgia commences under eye; extends into and around it. Pains return with great regularity; relieved by pressure.
Spine.–Great sensitiveness of the dorsal vertebræ; pain on pressure. Last cervical sensitive. Pain extends to head and neck.
Urine.–Bloody. Turbid, slimy, clay-colored, greasy sediment. Small amount of urea and phosphoric acid with excess of uric acid and abundance of chlorides, accompanied by subnormal temperature. Excessive flow. Albuminuria
Skin.–Itching; erythema, urticaria, icterus, vesication, pustules, purpura. Great sensitiveness. Shriveled skin.
Fever.–Chill daily at 3 pm. Painful swelling of various veins during a chill. Shivering even in a warm room. Anguish. Subnormal temperature.
Relationship.–Compare: Chin salicyl (Deafness, tinnitus, and Meniere’s disease). Ars; Eupat; Methyl blue. Camphor mono-bromide (is said to intensify the action of Quinine and render it more permanent). Baja, an East Indian drug, (said to be almost infallible in intermittent fever, quartan type; pulsating headache injected eyes, flushed face. Liver and spleen enlarged. Œdema). Also Pambotano, Mexican remedy for intermittent and tropical fevers.
Antidotes: Parthenum; Natr mur; Lach; Arn; Puls.
Dose.–First to third triturations; also thirtieth potency and higher.