Pneumonia


Tightness, burning and soreness in chest; sharp pains in chest from before backwards; chest very sensitive to touch, percussion or pressure; stitches in chest and sides of the chest when moving; on deep inspiration, leaning against the painful side; sensitiveness and soreness in the chest on deep breathing or by touch; stitches in chest when lying on the affected side; darting from the left into the right lung; whole chest painful to touch; fleeting chest pains.


OPIUM

Accompaniments: Eyes too large for the orbits; glassy, protruded eyes; lower jaw hangs down. Veins of face distended; twitching of the muscles of face; corners of the mouth twitch. Bluish face; red spots on cheek; face dark red, hot; face pale, sunken; dry mouth; black tongue; blood froth at mouth; violent thirst. Round, hard, black balls of stool; stools protrude and recede; frothy offensive black involuntary diarrhoea. Great drowsiness (Bry, Ant-t, Nux. Mos), profound coma; very sleepy with inability to sleep. Hot perspiration over whole body except lower limbs, constant desire to uncover; hot perspiration; blue-black swelling here and there over the body.

Painlessness with all ailments, complaints of nothing and asks for nothing; reappearance and aggravation from becoming heated; all ailments are accompanied by sopor. Blue spots on skin; picking of bed clothes and groaning sleep, distended veins on the hands.

Aggravation: Heat, during and after sleep; from anxiety or fear; from reproaches; with drunkards; after brandy; during respiration; wine; while perspiring.

Amelioration: From cold. Constant walking.

Remedies following: Hyosc., Ant-T.

CALCAREA CARB

Type: Lobar Pneumonia. Pleurisy.

Stages: Second stage. Third stage.

Location: Left side. Upper lobe of right side. (Upper third of right lung). Middle and upper R-lobe.

Causes: Working while standing in cold water; working in wet clay; Handling cold things. Defective assimilation imperfect ossification; washing, coition, cold wet weather loss of fluids. Masturbation, wet poultices, sexual excesses stretching the affected part. From washing and water; from getting wet. Suppressed perspiration; stone cutter.

Expectoration: “Expectoration sinks in water, with a trail of tough mucus behind, like a falling star.” “Yellowish expectoration, salty, sweetish, putrid.” “Expectoration thick mucus.” “Gray, yellow, of putrid smell.” “Bloody; purulent; tasting sour.” “Expectoration mucous, purulent, yellow, sour taste, offensive smell.” Expectoration only during day, thick, yellow, sour mucus. “Bloody expectoration with sour sensation in chest. Scanty, salty expectoration. Spitting of blood. Copious expectoration of thick yellow mucus or even pus. Sweetish expectoration. White, yellow, thick. Sputa white, gray, yellow, frothy, gluey, dirty looking, pus-like, blood; tasting flat, sweetish, salty, sour, gray-yellow, of putrid odor; muco- purulent; profuse, copious, albuminous mucus; viscid, loosened with difficulty; pus-like bad smelling.

Cough: Dry, tickling cough at night; cough when sleeping at night; cough loose A.M. Cough worse damp cold air, raw damp winds, wet weather, washing or working in water, talking, morning, evening, after midnight, mental excitement; cough better lying on painful side.

Pain and rawness in chest with cough; vomiting or sweetish matter with cough; rattling of mucus with cough; with cough pressure in chest and stomach; tearing pain in inguinal hernia; cough caused by a sensation of plug which moves up and down in throat; Cough after measles; tickling cough.

Respiration: Shortness of breath on ascending; loud breathing through the nose; difficult breathing, awakes with anxiety; oppressed breathing better by throwing the shoulders back; breathing stops when stooping; dyspnoea with tightness of chest, with stitches in chest; dyspnoea worse cough; arrest of breathing on stooping.

Pain: Tightness, burning and soreness in chest; sharp pains in chest from before backwards; chest very sensitive to touch, percussion or pressure; stitches in chest and sides of the chest when moving; on deep inspiration, leaning against the painful side; sensitiveness and soreness in the chest on deep breathing or by touch; stitches in chest when lying on the affected side; darting from the left into the right lung; whole chest painful to touch; fleeting chest pains.

Pulse: Pulse full, accelerated or tremulous; pulse full and frequent.

Patient: Fat, fair, flabby and perspiring and cold damp and sour; scrofulous persons. Large bellied, and large headed; leuco- phlegmatic temperament. Persons who take cold easily; rachitic conditions. Light-haired people; tendency to obesity in youth; psoric constitutions.

Fever: Heat with inclination to uncover. Worse at 2 P.M. Sweat of single parts; desire for eggs; history of suppressed eruptions.

Conditions: Leucophlegmatic subjects, fair, fat and flabby; coldness. External chest very sensitive to touch and sore. Feeling of damp cold stockings in feet and legs; night sweats, general or local. Sweaty-headed child; expectoration sinks into water like a shooting star.

N C Das
N C Das
Calcutta