A women of fifty three years called in January, when she was scarcely able to go outdoors, suffering with sore throat which she had for six weeks, under old- school treatment.
Jan 20. Had grip six weeks ago. Pharynx soreness since then, better and worse; Began on left and extended to right side (<) swallowing solids; (>) warm liquids; Externally, swollen enormously and very red. Voice and hearing lost. Larynx and side of neck pain, with dry hacking cough. No rest in the morning. Desires cold drinks but cold aggravates the throat. Constipation, for months (chronic symptom). With the exception of the aggravation from warmth, all features of the case were prominently Lachesis, i. e., it was predominantly a Lachesis case. Lachesis 10m.
Jan. 25. Throat, pain on left side much worse after first dose. (<) cold water. Burning sensation at night from inhaling cold air. Thirst constant for cold water. Bowels now normal, first time for months. Wakeful: hears clock strike 10, 11, 2 and 3. Head pulsating; Cracking sensation at base of skull when turning head. Sach. lac.
All throat symptoms ceased at the end of a week.
The favorable action of the remedy was evidenced in the aggravation occurring on the first day and the improvement in rectal evacuations. The wisdom of continuing the same remedy was quite clear when the disorder of six weeks’ duration was entirely eradicated within a week.