Argentum nitricum Fever Symptoms

Allen gives the therapeutic indications of the remedy Argentum Nitricum in different kinds of fevers like: Continued, Bilious, Intermittent, Malarial, Remittent, Pernicious, Typhoid, Typhus, Septic fever, etc…


Acute or chronic diseases from unusual or long – continued mental exertion.

Always think of Argentum nit. on seeing withered, dried up, old – looking patients (thin, scrawny, Secale).

Emaciation, progressing every year, most marked in lower extremities (Am-m.), marasmus.

Apprehension when ready for church or opera, diarrhea sets in (Gelsemium).

Time passes slowly(Can.), impulsive, wants to do things in a hurry, must walk fast, is always hurried, anxious, irritable, nervous(Aurum, Lilium)

Great longing for fresh air (Amyl, Pulsatilla, Sulphur).

Headache: congestive, with fulness and heaviness, with sense of expansion, habitual, gastric, of literary men, from dancing, hemicrania, pressive, screwing in frontal eminence or temple, ending in bilious vomiting, aggravated from any exhaustive mental labor, ameliorated by pressure or tight bandaging (Apis, Pulsatilla).

Flatulent dyspepsia: belching after every meal, stomach, as if it would burst with wind, belching difficult, finally air rushes out with great violence.

Belching accompanies most gastric ailments.

Diarrhea: green mucus, like chopped spinach in flakes, turning green after remaining on diaper, after drinking, after eating candy or sugar, masses of muco – lymph in shreddy strips or lumps (Asarum europaeum), with much noisy flatus (Aloe).

Diarrhea as soon as he drinks (Arsenicum, Crot.t., Trombidium)

Urine passes unconsciously day and night (Causticum).

Chilly when uncovered, yet feels smothered if wrapped up, craves fresh air. Aggravation: Cold food, cold air, eating sugar, ice cream: unusual mental exertion.

Amelioration: Open air, craves the wind blowing in his face, bathing with cold water.

Type: Continued, remittent, typhus, yellow fever, especially the second stage.

Chill: Without thirst. chilliness with nausea, constant, up the back and over the shoulders, aggravated after meals (Nux), coming into the room from the open air, with cold extremities. General chill followed in a short time by general heat, chill returns on uncovering, even during heat, no thirst.

Evening chill followed by sweat.

Temperature, subnormal.

Chill from being uncovered, yet feels smothered if wrapped


Heat: Without thirst, with aversion to uncover (Arnica, Nux).

Always kept covered because easily chilled.

General heat following general chill with perceptible pulsations in the left temporal artery.

Sweat: Sweat and chilliness, as soon as he gets warm in bed.

Profuse sweat, it stands out on the face in beads.

Night sweats.

Had to leave a window open day and night, for when it was shut patient became restless.

Septic fever following scarlatina.

Pulse: Dicrotic, finally feeble, small, could not be counted.

H. C. Allen
Dr. Henry C. Allen, M. D. - Born in Middlesex county, Ont., Oct. 2, 1836. He was Professor of Materia Medica and the Institutes of Medicine and Dean of the faculty of Hahnemann Medical College. He served as editor and publisher of the Medical Advance. He also authored Keynotes of Leading Remedies, Materia Medica of the Nosodes, Therapeutics of Fevers and Therapeutics of Intermittent Fever.