I bring this remedy in here as one often adapted to this incipient stage of phthisis, because I have so often seen its good effects in such cases. It is particularly indicated in those cases supervening upon pneumonia or bronchitis, where the cough hangs on, at first dry and hacking, but later becomes very loose with profuse expectoration, which is VERY OFFENSIVE SMELLING even to the patient himself. The cheeks flush up with circumscribed redness, especially in the P.M., flushes of heat pass over the body, in head, chest, stomach or abdomen. The pain and sometimes soreness and fullness is most pronounced in the right chest and extends to the right shoulder, which it is often difficult to put into use to raise the hand to the head.
Sanguinaria is often of greatest utility when the profuse expectoration becomes very offensive to the patient. It also has circumscribed redness of the cheeks, and acts especially well on the right upper lung. I have used the 200th with good results, but have also seen the most prompt and radical results from the 2d trituration of the alkaloid. Pneumonia.
Sanguinaria nitrate irritates intensely the nose, eyes, throat and bronchi. The throat is dry and burns, as does also the nose. This sensation of rawness and burning extends all through the nose, posterior nares and throat. The third and sixth trituration of this remedy dry on the tongue once in two or three hours will sometimes check the progress of such a cold and prevent its running through all its stages. Further use of the remedy will serve to draw out more positive characteristics so that it can be used higher.
Coughs hard with circumscribed redness of the cheeks, but its best place is where the disease lingers; a loose cough with offensive expectoration that looks like the patient was running into consumption. Acute bronchitis.
Typhoid pneumonia, second and third stage extreme dyspnoea, tough, rust colored sputa, face and hands cold, or the opposite heat and burning ( Sulph. ) circumscribed redness and burning heat of the cheeks, especially in the afternoon. Pneumonia.
Cough character – Cough dry, excited by tickling in larynx or stomach, or crawling sensation behind sternum. Cough compelling erect posture, ceasing on passing flatus up or down. Loose cough with sputa smelling very offensive, even to the patient.
Accompaniments – Pain in right middle chest. Burning in chest. Flushes of heat over body with circumscribed redness of cheeks, soreness, burning and smarting. In persons subject to sick headaches. Pain (rheumatic) in right shoulder and arm.
This remedy may be called for in desperate cases of pneumonia, and here the circumscribed redness of the cheeks, one or both, is prominent. It follows phosphorus well. The burning heat and flushings ally it with Phosphorus and Sulphur. It is especially useful when a pneumonia or acute bronchitis runs into a chronic form, the cough gets loose with copious and offensive expectoration and consumption is to be feared. It has done magnificent work here. The choice will often lie between it and Kali hyd., Stannum and Carbo veg. Of course, the symptoms must here, as elsewhere, decide between them.