HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT OF TYPHOID FEVER


HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT OF TYPHOID FEVER.
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BRYONIA.

Leaders.

1. Motion aggravates all complaints …


BRYONIA.

Leaders.

1. Motion aggravates all complaints and Rest ameliorates.

2. Dryness of mucous membranes.

3. Stitching pains.

4. Sitting up causes nausea, vertigo and faintness.

5. Patient wants to lie quiet; sleeps all the time. Drowsiness.

6. Can lie comfortably on painful side; pressure relieves.

7. Frequent desire to take a long breath.

8. Cough hurts head and chest, holds them with hands.

9. Parched, dry, cracked lips.

10. Delirium, wants to go home; talks of the business of the day.

11. Constant motion of left arm and leg.

12. Chewing motion during sleep.

13. Bryonia patients are irritable.

14. When warm weather sets in after cold days.

15. Effects of cold drinks or ice in hot weather; of getting wet in summer, of chilling when overheated; of cold wind; of suppressions.

16. Kicks the covers off.

Mind: Delirium, wants to go home.

Intolerance of noise (Nux-v.).

Exceedingly irritable and inclined to be angry.

Restlessness with fear of future; fear of death, which he thinks is near.

Despair of recovery.

Delirium at night of the business of the day.

Patient desires to go home.

Great depression and very morose mood.

Anxiety worse in room, better in open air.

Irritable mood, wishes to be alone.

Obstinate and passionate.

Bad effects from violence and anger.

Head: Headache worse by so slight a motion as moving eyelids.

Headache worse stooping.

Confusion of head especially of forehead.

Bursting, splitting headache as if everything would be pressed out; worse from motion, stooping, opening eyes.

Headaches at occiput.

Fullness and heaviness in forehead better from closing eyes.

Tearing in head better rest and pressure.

Heat of head, with dark red face; with coldness of the rest of body.

Oily greasy sour sweat on head.

Greasiness of the hair of the head.

Scalp very tender to touch.

Eyes: Pain in left eye ball with a feeling as if eye become smaller and was retracted within the orbit.

Burning and lachrymation of right eye.

Puffiness of right upper lid.

The eyes feel as if pressed out of the head.

Eyes feel very sore to touch and when moving them.

Face: Hot, bloated red face.

Red face.

Bluish-red face.

Mouth: Constant motion of mouth as if chewing.

Lips dry, swollen, cracked.

Parched dry and cracked lips.

Upper lip red and hot.

Crack in the lower lip.

Lips parched and cracked; he wishes frequently to moisten them.

Lips swollen rough.

Lip swollen, dry, black and cracked.

Tongue: Coated white.

Rough, cracked and often of dark brown colour.

Dryness of tongue; tip moist.

Blisters on tip of tongue.

Coated white or yellow, especially in the middle.

Furred, usually dry and hard with deep cracks.

Dryness of mouth, tongue and throat, with excessive thirst.

Soapy, frothy salivation.

Mouth and lips very dry, only momentarily relieved by drinking.

Dryness in mouth without thirst or with thirst for large quantities of water.

Offensive smell from mouth, with hawking of offensive, tough mucus, sometimes in round cheesy lumps, the size of a pea.

Great desire for oysters and sweets; for coffee.

Great thirst, with longing for wine.

Great thirst, desire for large quantities of cold water; also for warm drinks which relieve.

Does not drink often but much at a time.

Taste sweetish, insipid, flat.

Taste bitter, even of food.

Eats little and often.

Frequent drinking of cold water relieved the bitter taste and inclination to vomit.

Stomach: Nausea on assuming an erect position.

Nausea, must lie quiet.

Vomiting: of solid food, not of drink; of bitter, musty or putrid liquid which leaves a similar taste in the mouth.

Bitter vomiting, vomits first bile, then fluids.

Soreness in pit of stomach when coughing.

Pit of stomach sensitive to touch.

Stool: Constipation, stools too large in size, too hard and dry. Hard, black and dry.

Diarrhoea, bilious acrid stools with soreness of anus.

Stool like dirty water.

Copious pasty evacuations with relief of all symptoms.

Urine: Scanty, hot, red.

Brown like beer.

Deposits white sediment.

White, turbid.

Breathing: Without motion of the ribs: better in cold air and from drinking cold water.

Frequent desire to take a full inspiration.

Continued inclination to draw a long breath.

Cough: With sneezing.

With red face.

With involuntary urination.

Holds chest with hands.

Must sit up with cough.

Worse in warm room; worse motion.

Sensation as if head and chest would fly to pieces on coughing.

Limbs: Pain in nape of back.

Neck stiff and painful.

Pain in the small of the back, as if bruised, when lying on it. Legs weak.

Great weariness in thighs.

Painfulness of right thigh.

Heaviness in limbs; seem like lead.

Weariness and stiffness of limbs, especially the lower.

Weakness of the limbs.

Sudden startings of the body.

Stitching pains in chest.

Pressure as of a weight in the middle of sternum.

Great lassitude and weakness, wants to be quiet.

Pains in all limbs when moving.

Peculiar sour smell of body with or without sweat.

Sleep: Sleeplessness, sleepless before midnight.

Lying on the back during sleep.

Drowsiness with half closed eyes.

Delirium as soon he awakes.

Night very restless, disturbed by frightful dreams; frequent waking:.

Starts in a fright before falling asleep.

Motion of the lower jaw during sleep as in masticating.

Dreams about household affairs; about business of the day.

Sweat: Sour or oily; only on single parts in short spells.

Skin: Every spot in the body is painful to pressure worse mornings.

Drawing rheumatic pains in various parts of the body.

Pain relieved by hard pressure.

Pulse: Full, hard, rapid and tense.

At times intermittent.

Hard, usually quick.

Special indications: from Raue and Lilienthal.

1. “In any stage when there is delirium especially at night, about the affairs of the previous day or business matters.

2. Visions, especially when shutting the eyes.

3. Irritableness, peevishness, easily offended.

4. Hasty speech.

5. Headache: dull: pressure or stitching, tearing pains worse from motion and opening the eyes.

6. Eyes dull, watery.

7. Hardness of hearing.

8. Dryness of nose.

9. Lips dry, brown, cracked.

10. Tongue coated thick, white, or yellowish, later brown and dry.

11. Dry feeling in mouth without any thirst or with great thirst with drinking large quantities at a time.

12. Bitter taste in the mouth.

13. Nausea, retching.

14. Great soreness in the pit of the stomach to touch or motion.

15. Hard cough with stitching pain in the chest and region of the liver.

16. Great lassitude and weakness.

17. Wants to lie quiet (Nux-v).

18. Pain in all limbs when moving.

19. Restless sleep with groaning and moaning and frequent movements of the mouth, like chewing.

20. Sighing, groaning and moaning and a peculiar sour smell of body with or without sweat.

21. Eruption of white miliary rash.”.

22. Confusion of mind and mild delirium.

23. On closing eyes for sleep he sees persons who are not present but rectifies his mistake on opening them.

24. Desire to get out of bed and go home.

25. Sensation in bed as if sinking down and in the morning dizziness, as if the head were whirling in a circle.

26. Constant nausea.

27. Rumbling and gurgling in abdomen especially inguinal region.

28. Second or third weak; stupor, frontal headache, face flushed, of a deep red colour, better by nosebleed usually towards morning.

29. Involuntary defecation and urination.

30. Heat intense and almost continuous.

31. Wants to sleep all the time.

32. Coma, with anxious delirium, cold sweat on forehead, followed by weakness.

33. Somnolence during day, agitated at night.”.

“Typhoid great soreness over body, tired feeling; every exertion fatigues; dread of all motion; splitting, agonizing frontal headache, worse motion; face gets red towards evening, fullness of the head in morning followed by nose-bleed; sleep is troubled and patient dreams of business; delirium, imagines he is away from home, wants to go home; drinks large quantities at long intervals; soft mushy stools; Heaviness of limbs, headache, white coated tongue, loss of appetite; usually constipation (usually diarrhoea Rhus. Bapt.)”.

“Great lassitude or weakness; pains in head, back and limbs, worse motion; white coated tongue; dry parched lips and mouth without or with thirst for water in large quantities at a time: loss of appetite; empty eructations; constipation; restless sleep; dreams of business; does not want to move; all bad feelings worse by motion; patient gets sick and faint when rising up from lying down.”.

“Great and general weakness on waking from sleep; with sluggishness, lassitude, and drowsiness; he feels better when lying down; loss of strength on the least exertion, especially after rising from sitting and at the beginning of walking, and with want of firmness in all the joint. Weariness and heaviness in all the limbs, especially the legs and on rising from sitting.

Great sleepiness through the whole day; he must sleep all the time (Nux-v); comatose sleep with anxious delirium, or with dry heat; jerkings of the face, and involuntary stools. At night in bed, he lies without consciousness, with groans, cold sweat on the forehead, followed by weakness; thirst with frequent drinking; delirium on walking from sleep. In sleep, whimpering at three Oclock a.m. distortion of the mouth or movements like chewing.

Involuntary stools, anxious dreams, with waking with fright and outcries; frightful, delirious dreams, as if cut and hacked by soldiers, with desire to escape. Wakes weary and unrefreshed; anxious perspiration which prevents sleep, with sighing; short cough, and pressure on chest; great heaviness of head; Bleeding of nose at 3 Oclock a.m. face pale, yellow.”.

Aggravation: Motion, exertion, touch, warmth, warm food, suppressed discharges, stooping, closing eyes. Lying on painless side. Motion of eyes. Morning. Hot weather.

Amelioration: After eructation. While lying down. Lying on the back. Lying on painful side. When quiet, from cold things, cold food. Pressure. Rest. Cold.

Compare: Nux-v., Gels. Ant-t., Arn., Bapt., Bell., Puls., Phos., Rhus-t.

Dose: 30th. 200th.

NUX VOM.

Leaders.

1. Very red face.

2. Chilliness even during high fever; least uncovering brings on chilliness.

3. Strong inclination to lie down, dreads movement.

4. Frequent and ineffectual desire for stool or passes little at a time, better after stool. Ineffectual desire to urinate. Ineffectual desire to vomit. Wants to vomit but cannot.

5. Morning aggravations.

Feels worse in the morning soon after awaking.

6. Tongue black and cracked with bright red edges.

First half of tongue clean, posterior covered with deep fur. White, yellow, cracked edges.

7. Can not sleep after 3 A.M. until towards morning.

8. Better after a short sleep unless aroused.

9. Body burning hot (Bell.) especially face; yet can not move or uncover without feeling chilly.

10. Cough when lying on back. Cough brings on bursting headache and bruised pain in epigastric region.

11. Nose stuffed up at night and outdoors or alternates between nostrils.

12. Cannot bear noises, odors, light.

13. Very irritable.

14. Avoids open air.

Mind: Over sensitiveness to external impressions; noise, smell, light and music are unbearable and affect him much.

Anxiety and restlessness in the evening.

Time passes too slowly.

Fiery excited temperament.

Excitable, sensitive, impatient.

Does not want to be touched.

Even the least ailment affects her greatly.

Sullen; fault finding.

Cannot bear reading or conversation.

Irritable, wishes to be alone.

Despondent and buoyant alternately.

Ailments after continued mental labour. Worse after mental exertion.

Head: Vertigo when stooping; falls forward; heat and redness of face with vertigo.

Burning in the forehead on awaking and after eating.

Bruised sensation of the brain.

Scalp sensitive to touch or to wind better from being warmly covered.

Fetid sweat of one-half of the head and face which is cold.

Eyes: Lachrymation in morning. Photophobia in the morning.

Nose: Smell before the nose like old cheese, or brim-stone.

Nosebleed during sleep or in the morning. Nosebleed preceded by red cheeks.

Face: Yellow around mouth, eyes or nose. Twitching of the muscles in the evening on lying down.

Burning redness of face with heat.

Painful peeling of the lips.

Lower jaw hangs down.

Mouth: Tongue, first half clean; posterior covered with deep fur.

Tongue white, yellow, cracked edges.

The tongue is black and dark red and cracked on the edges.

Heaviness of the tongue with difficulty of speech.

Tongue heavily coated white or yellow; black any dark red, cracked on edges.

First half of tongue clean, sometimes red and shining, posterior covered with deep fur.

Tongue dry, brownish or blackish, with bright red margins.

Sour taste in mouth. Sour breath.

Fetid, putrid and cadaverous smell from mouth.

Great dryness, principally of the forepart of the mouth and tongue especially after midnight.

Yellowish white mucus in mouth.

Bloody saliva (night).

Bitter and pasty mouth.

Mouth dry parched, without much thirst. (Apis. Nux-Mos. Puls.).

Bad taste in the mouth in the morning.

Offensive odor from the mouth.

Bitter taste in mouth esp. in the morning.

Stomach: Thirst with aversion to water.

Greenish vomiting.

Epigastrium distended and sensitive.

Longing for brandy, beer, fat food or chalk.

Aversion to bread.

Tastelessness of all food.

Nausea in the morning.

Wants to vomit but cannot.

Vomiting of bile; black substance; slime; sour mucus.

Stool: Bilious diarrhoea or constipation.

Putrid, watery, excoriating diarrhoea.

Burning in abdomen with desire to stool without being able to accomplish anything.

Constipation, Stool insufficient, black, hard, often streaked with blood; ineffectual efforts to go to stool.

Stools like pitch with blood.

After stool feeling as if not finished, as if part remained unexpelled.

Urine: Ineffectual urging to urinate.

Cough: When lying on back.

Limbs: Neck stiff with heaviness.

Burning or tearing in back.

Backache, must sit up to turn over in bed.

Shoulders pain as if bruised.

Veins in the hands enlarged.

Hands cold and sweaty with cold nose.

Cramp in calves at night.

Bruised pain in limbs, in joints.

Wants to sit or lie down.

Tendency to faint.

Yawning, stretching, chilliness.

Feeling of soreness all over the body in the morning.

When he walks he drags the feet, he can not lift them up.

Pains and debility in all limbs better lying down.

Sleep: Sleepy in early evening but sleepless at night.

Drowsy all day.

Stupor, lower jaw dropped, deep sleep.

Awakens at 3 A.M.

Better after a short sleep unless aroused.

Generalities: Dark hair. Worse right side. Humming in the ears.

Reddish yellow face.

Increase of saliva.

Aversion to coffee.

Strong aversion to the open air.

Bleeding from inner parts, especially if the blood is dark.

Inclination to lie down and be alone.

Nervous debility.

Red coloured face, and patient feeling as though he was sitting before a hot fire.

Pain as if bruised in the outer parts, especially where the patient is cross about it, does not wish to see any one or talk about it.

Sensation of heaviness in outer and inner parts.

Sensation of roughness in inner parts, sensation of tightness or tension in inner parts.

Heat with anxiety, with restlessness, aversion to undress or uncover, perspiration on one side only.

When perspiring, wants to throw off the covers.

Sleeplessness after midnight.

Sour taste of expectoration.

Sour taste of mouth.

Vomiting of sour matter.

Epistaxis with dark blood.

No desire to hold communication with any one; gives surely answers; does not wish to be touched. Wants to be alone, is quiet and sullen.

Urine red and fetid.

Gastric and bilious symptoms.

Legs feel weak; head heavy.

Face pale and waxy.

Soreness of liver and spleen which are sensitive to least pressure.

Vomits bitter fluids and sour mucus.

Emaciation, anxiety, great weakness of whole body.

Chilly on the least movement, repugnance to cold, or cold air.

Sweat relieves pains in limbs.

Sweat one-sided or only on upper part of body.

Sweat sour, clammy, offensive.

Cold sweat on face.

“During fever a round spot at the pit of the stomach two inches in diameter, feels hot to the patient but is cold to touch.”.

Heat with great thirst.

Aversion to uncovering when in bed, day or night; desire to uncover, but chilled when uncovering.

Great heat, whole body burning hot, yet patient must be covered up.

Roaring in ears in fever.

Numbness of limbs.

Sensation of chilliness on the back and limbs.

Aching in the limbs.

Intolerable drawing pain through the thighs and legs that obliged him to draw them up and stretch them out.

Men of active, “rushing” business habits.

Nervous, dyspeptic from worry, care.

Too much mental and too little physical exertion.

Irregular, unseasonable, rapid eating.

Too much coffee, tobacco, stimulants cause disease.

Late suppers, late hours of debauchees.

Morning aggravation of symptoms.

“If I could only vomit I would be so much better.”.

Bad effects of overeating, highly seasoned, food, sedentary habits, loss of sleep, sitting on cold stones.

Haemorrhoidal subjects.

Sour breath.

Morning sleep aggravates all complaints.

Heaviness of body, indolence and dread of every movement, with great desire to remain lying (Bry.) or in sitting position in which almost all the pains are ameliorated.

Suppressed catarrh.

Trembling all over, mostly of the hands.

Constant desire to defecate and urinate (without effect).

Red face and ill humor.

Contraction of the jaws like lockjaw.

When walking legs tremble, unsteady gait; drags feet.

Pulse: Hard, full, frequent.

Small, quick.

Fourth or fifth beat intermitting.

“Typhoid, sedentary men, severe, headache, constipation with frequent ineffectual desire for stool, very high fever, bright red face, constant desire to be covered, chilly if he moves or is uncovered in the least.”.

“In the selection of Nux-vom in typhoid fevers you are guided by the gastric and bilious symptoms, bitter taste in the mouth, especially in the morning, nausea, vomiting of bile, and characteristic constipation of the drug. The weakness which necessarily belongs to the typhoid state is expressed under Nux- vom. by a strong inclination to lie down. The nights are passed in nervous excited sleep; slight noises cause him to start. He moans and whimpers in his slumber and his dreams are full of bustle and hurry. He may even be delirious.”.

“Typhoid, in the early stage; if there be chilliness on slightest movement; dryness of the front of the mouth and tip of the tongue; intolerance of the impressions on the external senses, all of which seem much exaggerated; great; sensitiveness to the open air; thirst with aversion to water; strong desire to lie down (Bry.), and considerable relief on doing so.”.

Aggravation: Morning. Waking at 4 a.m. Mental exertion. After eating or overeating. Touch, noise, anger, spices, narcotics, dry weather, in cold air. Alcohol. Debauchery. Open air. Motion, Night; after midnight 3 or 4 a.m. By cold. Cold water. By getting wet. Cold food. Cold water. Wine. Touch. Pollutions. On waking at night. Music. Drunkards. Lying on back. Talking (cough) uncovering. Odors.

Amelioration: In evening. While at rest. Lying down. In damp, wet weather. Warm room, warm covering (Headache) open air (flatulence and asthma). Rest. Pressure. Rubbing. After stool. After sleep. Warmth. Hot things. After discharging wind (Carb-veg). Wrapping up warm and dry. Warm drinks (cough).

Compare: Bell., Bry., Puls., Sulph.

Potency: 30th., 200th., 1000th.

RHUS TOX.

Leaders.

1. Nightly shooting, stitching tearing pains, cannot rest in any position.

2. Flesh feels beaten or torn loose.

3. Trembling.

4. Slow answers, low delirium.

5. Nose bleed at night.

6. Dry cracked crusty lips.

7. Bloody saliva runs during sleep.

8. Tongue red at tip in the shape of a triangle. Tongue dry and brown. Sordes on teeth.

9. Palms dry hot cracked and sore.

10. Pains down back of thighs. Tearing down thighs.

11. Laborious dreams.

12. Restlessness with continual change of position worse after midnight.

13. Dry mouth with great thirst.

14. Pulse slow and irregular.

15. Bowels loose.

16. Aggravation by rest and amelioration by continued motion.

Aggravation in wet damp weather; cold. Better from warmth, heat.

17. Soreness of muscles worse rest better by exercise.

18. Delirium with fear of being poisoned.

19. Desire for milk, aversion to meat.

20. Cold fresh air is not tolerated.

Mind: Incoherent talking.

Answers hastily or reluctantly, thought seems difficult.

Answers correctly but slowly.

Cannot hold mind on one subject long enough to answer.

Low, mild delirium thinks he is roaring over fields, or hard at work.

Fears he will be poisoned.

Anxiety, timidity, worse at twilight, restless change of place.

Wants to go from bed to bed.

Forgetful. Absence of mind.

Difficult comprehension.

Cannot remember the most recent events.

Stupefaction with tingling in head.

Anxiety, apprehensions, fear (at night).

Intense fear at night.

Delirium worse at night.

Delirium, talks much to himself.

Restlessness in bed with continual change of position.

Mild delirium with insensibility.

Great anxiety towards evening.

Fear that he will die.

Inclination to weep, especially in evening, with desire to be alone.

Delirium, with stupefaction of mind.

Head: Headache worse from opening and moving the eyes.

Stupefaction, with tingling in the head and pain in the limbs ameliorated on motion.

Giddiness, as if intoxicated.

Fullness and heaviness in the head.

Beating in brain with bright redness of face.

Burning in forehead.

When stepping, sensation as if the brain were loose, also when shaking the head.

Scalp sensitive; worse on the side on which he does not lie.

Headache while walking, from cold, relieved by heat, and when moving about.

Eyes: Great photophobia, profuse acrid lachrymation in morning and in open air; the cheek under the eye is dotted with red pimples.

Heaviness of the eyelids.

Eyes full of water.

Ears: Hardness of hearing, especially of the human voice.

Nose: Epistaxis after midnight, it relieves.

Epistaxis of coagulated blood worse at night and when stooping, at stool and from exertion.

Tip of nose red and sensitive.

Puffiness of nose.

Fever blisters and crusts under nose.

Discharge from nose: thick yellow mucus; green offensive pus.

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