SOME REMEDIES FOUND USEFUL IN SUNSTROKE WITH INDICATIONS


Erythema from exposure to suns rays. Ulcerative pain in skin when touched. Burns before blisters form, and after. Swelling, heat, redness of parts. Erysipelatous, vesicular conditions. A far more deep-acting remedy: even to destruction of tissues. Characteristic: scanty, burning urine, passed drop by drop.


Glonoinum Glonoine (Nitro-glycerine).

Bad effects from being exposed inordinately to suns rays:.

“for over-heating in the sun, or sunstroke.”.

“Sudden local congestions, especially to head and chest.

Bursting headache, rising up from the neck.

Great throbbing: sense of expansion, as if head would burst.

Cannot bear the least jar.” NASH.

Undulating sensation in head:.

Waves of heat, upwards.

Head feels larger.

Congestions; blood tends upwards.

Vessels (Jugular, temporal) pulsate.

Temporal arteries raised, felt like whipcord.

Throbbing: constriction neck, as if blood could not return from head.

Whole head felt crowded with blood.

All arteries in head felt as distinct as though they had been dissected out.

Skull too small: brain attempting to burst it.

Even nausea, followed by unconsciousness.

“Bell. and Glon. both have the fullness, pain and throbbing, but that of Glon. is more intense and sudden in onset; and subsides more rapidly when relieved.

Bell. is better bending head back: Glon. worse.” NASH.

Glon. has waves of pain: of blood, upwards.

Glon. has more disturbance of hearts action: Bell more intense burning of skin.

Both have very red faces. (Med.).

Melilotus Sweet Clover.

Fearful headaches.

Confusion of thought.

Violent congestion to head.

Violent throbbing headache, relieved by nose-bleed.

Most intense redness of face with throbbing carotids.

Belladonna.

Also (with Glon.), sudden onset.

Red, flushed face: throbbing carotids: perhaps delirium, spasms, jerks and twitchings.

Eyes staring, red, bloodshot: pupils first contracted, then greatly dilated.

Skin very red and hot: “When you put your hand on a Bell. subject, you want to suddenly withdraw it; the heat is so intense.” KENT.

Rush of blood to head: pulsation of cerebral arteries; throbbing in head.

Inflammation of base of brain and medulla from exposure to sun.

Bell. absolutely covers the text-book description of sunstroke- even at its worst; i.e. restlessness; vertigo; breathlessness; nausea and vomiting; with frequent micturition (“even if only a few drops have accumulated”). Temperature high.

Incontinence of urine and faeces.

Stertor. Pulse rapid.

Face congested: cyanosed: and (of course) convulsions.

Early cases are best remembered! Ages ago a cottage boy who had been reading in a broiling sun had, at 5.30 p.m. a burning head, a severe frontal headache and a Temp. of 103.8. In a funny little first Case Book one finds it recorded that he got Bell. cm. and (in those days of inexperience) Acon. cm.; frequent sips. At 10.30 next morning, Temp. was 98; skin moist and cool; no headache.

Aconite.

Where there is much FEAR, restlessness, and anxiety.

“Sunstroke, especially from sleeping in the suns rays.”.

Head excessively hot (Bell.): with burning, as though brain were moved by boiling water. . Boiling and seething sensation.

High fever. Vertigo.

Face very red (Bell., Stram., Melilotus): feels as if it has grown much larger. (Nat. carb.). Tingling sensations exceedingly characteristic.

One of the remedies of apoplexy: of heat apoplexy.

Acon. is one of the remedies of sudden, violently acute, painful conditions.

Amyl nitrate.

Heat and throbbing in head. Intense fullness in head.

Intense surging of blood to face and head (Glon.) as if blood would start through the skin.

Cant endure warmth: must throw off coverings and open doors and windows.

Difficult of breathing is a very prominent symptom.

(One will never forget a personal experience with Amyl nitrate, bought for an epileptic patient. When the little glass was broken, and the contents sniffed at, the instant sensation was as if the brain would burst: there was a rush to open the window, and to take deep breaths. Soon over-luckily!) Glonoine, potentized, is useful to avert cerebral haemorrhage: in crude form it might be disastrous.

Camphor.

Sunstroke, with restlessness and depression of spirits.

Contraction, tightness in head, with coldness all over.

Throbbing (head) with beats like a hammer; head hot, face red, limbs cool. (Comp. Arn.).

Rush of blood to head.

“The more violently the patient suffers the sooner he is cold, and when he is cold he must uncover, even in a cold room.”.

“Then with a flash of heat, wants the covers on, and hot bottles.” KENT.

Veratrum viride.

Sudden cerebral congestion: sunstroke.

Prostration: accelerated pulse.

Head full and heavy.

Intense cerebral congestion: as if head would burst open.

Congestive apoplexy: intense headache; stupid: ringing in ears; bloodshot eyes; thick speech: slow, full pulse, hard as iron.

? nausea and vomiting. ? convulsions.

Margaret Lucy Tyler
Margaret Lucy Tyler, 1875 – 1943, was an English homeopath who was a student of James Tyler Kent. She qualified in medicine in 1903 at the age of 44 and served on the staff of the London Homeopathic Hospital until her death forty years later. Margaret Tyler became one of the most influential homeopaths of all time. Margaret Tyler wrote - How Not to Practice Homeopathy, Homeopathic Drug Pictures, Repertorising with Sir John Weir, Pointers to some Hayfever remedies, Pointers to Common Remedies.