If Rhus-t. does not, within a reasonable time, modify the symptoms and the delirium increases, also the stupor until the case is unconscious, no remedy surpasses Hyoscyamus. I am quite sure this remedy is not so well and favorably known as it should be in this disease. Pneumonia.
Cough character – Dry, hacking, persistent, spasmodic cough; little or no expectoration.
Cough aggravated by – worse when lying down
Cough ameliorated by – better when sitting up.
Concomitants – Stupor or furious delirium; mucous rales in typhoid pneumonia.
Not a remedy of wide range in respiratory troubles, but so positive in its sphere that it becomes invaluable.
In typhoid – pneumonia and scarlatina it stands close to Rhus tox., but the delirium or stupor is greater and will do more in those cases than the Rhus. If Hyoscyamus had no other use than here it would be indispensable. But it does the cough so markedly, worse on lying and better on sitting up is often found in catarrhal colds, and even in well gone cases of consumption. IN fact, in any case of this kind it must be remembered. Again it is particularly useful for the same cough in old people.