HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT OF TYPHOID FEVER


Vital force nearly exhausted, cold surface, especially from knees down to feet, lies motionless, as if dead; breath cold; pulse intermittent, thready, cold sweat on limbs. Blueness, coldness and ecchymoses; wants to be constantly fanned; gasps. Fan me, Fan me; haemorrhage of dark decomposed, unclotted blood, blood oozing from gums, nostrils, indescribable paleness, not only of the hippocratic face, but also of the skin of the whole body.


CARBO-VEG.

Leaders.

1. Wants more air and to be fanned all the time.

2. Great foulness of all the secretions.

3. Last stages of abdominal and putrid typhus.

4. Face pale, sunken, hippocratic, cold (Ars. A. Colch.) eyes sunken, dull without lustre, and insensible to light.

5. Tongue dry, dark, tremulous, or moist and sticky.

6. Colliquative diarrhoea, brownish, grayish or bloody, of a cadaverous smell and involuntary.

7. Extremities cold and covered with cold perspiration.

8. Vital force nearly exhausted, cold surface, especially from knees down to feet, lies motionless, as if dead; breath cold; pulse intermittent, thready, cold sweat on limbs. Blueness, coldness and ecchymoses; wants to be constantly fanned; gasps. Fan me, Fan me; haemorrhage of dark decomposed, unclotted blood, blood oozing from gums, nostrils, indescribable paleness, not only of the hippocratic face, but also of the skin of the whole body.

“Complete collapse.”.

9. “Collapse; body blue, icy cold. Patient almost lifeless, but the head is hot; coldness, breath cool, pulse imperceptible, oppressed and quickened respiration, must have air, must be fanned hard, must have all the windows open. This is a typical state of Carb-veg.”.

Collapse: with hippocratic countenance; cadaverous stools; stagnant circulation; coldness of surface; breath absolutely cold, and still the patient wants to be fanned, though apparently dying; veins full of blood; frequent, scarcely perceptible pulse; loss of vision and heaving; sweat warm when it breaks out and slight warmth of surface (Verat. A. sweat cold in collapse).

Mind: Stupor, collapse.

Anxious, as if oppressed, with heat in the face.

Indifference.

Restless, anxious (4-6 P.M.).

Sensitiveness and irritability.

Stupor from which the patient can only be roused for a moment, with loss of vision and moaning.

Want to be fanned and must have windows open.

Head: Head feels heavy as lead.

Throbbing in head, during inspiration.

Head sensitive to pressure; to touch.

Eyes: Dull without lustre, pupils without reaction against light.

Eyes dull and sunken.

Burning in eyes.

Haemorrhages from eyes.

Eyes pain when moving them.

Ear: Heat and redness in the evening.

Ringing, buzzing.

The hearing is gone. Deafness.

Ears too dry.

Left ear hot and red every evening.

Nose: Haemorrhage; face pale before and after every attack.

Face: Face is pale, sunken, hippocratic, cold. Upper lip quiver.

Face and lips partially cyanosed. Face cold.

Greenish colour of the face.

Great paleness of the face. Lips brown, blackish, cracked.

Cold sweat on face.

Cheeks red and covered with cold sweat.

Mouth: Haemorrhages.

Tongue: Dry; heavy with difficult speech; white; coated with yellow-brown mucus; lead-coloured; blue, sticky; moist.

Dry, parched, fissured.

Tip of tongue raw and dry.

Tongue turns black.

Tongue moist and sticky.

Parched, cracked, heavy, scarcely movable, bluish or pale.

Mouth and breath cold.

Mouth hot, saliva bloody.

Haemorrhage from nose and mouth.

Stomach: Longing for coffee, acids, sweet and salt things.

Aversion to meat and fat things: to milk, which causes flatulence.

Burning in stomach.

Tense full feeling, flatulence.

Abdomen distended better from passing wind upwards or downwards.

Meteorism with loud rumbling, fetid or odorless flatus.

Cannot bear tight clothing.

Stool: Colliquative diarrhoea, brownish, grayish, or bloody, of a cadaverous smell.

Involuntary stools.

Flatus hot, moist, offensive.

Bloody fetid stools.

Acrid, corrosive moisture from rectum.

Chest: Hearts action fails rapidly.

Congestion of lungs sets in with threatening pulmonary paralysis.

Breath cold and loud rattling breathing from the start.

Desire to be fanned, must have air (Ars. A. Bapt).

Burning in chest.

The cough has ceased, loud rattling breathing with blueness of face, lips and tongue.

Pulse: Extremely weak, frequent, small, scarcely perceptible. Intermittent.

Thread-like pulse.

Limbs: Bed sores, ecchymoses.

Internal burning with icy coldness of feet, and legs upto knees. Drunkards who complain of itching of skin day and night. Decubitus.

Face and extremities grow cold and become covered with cold- perspiration.

Great debility and weakness as soon as he makes the least exertion.

Numbness and burning pains.

Icy cold hands.

The tips of the fingers are covered with cold sweat.

Putrid sweat; cold or sour sweat.

The great debility is worse at noon.

Sleep: Legs drawn up during sleep.

Sleepless from uneasiness of the body.

Aggravation: From butter, pork; fat food; Abuse of quinine. In warm damp weather. Morning before midnight.

Amelioration: From eructations; being fanned.

N C Das
N C Das
Calcutta