Baryta carbonica Fever Symptoms

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


Characteristic – Especially adapted to complaints of first and second childhood, scrofulous, dwarfish children who do not grow (children who grow too rapidly, Calcarea), scrofulous ophthalmia, opaque cornea, attacks of colic, swollen abdomen, puffed face, general emaciation, mind and body weak, psoric or tubercular.

Memory deficient, forgetful, inattentive, child cannot be taught for it cannot remember, threatened idiocy.

Children both physically and mentally weak.

Apoplectic tendency in old people, complaints of old drunkards, headache of aged people, who are childish.

Persons subject to quinsy, take cold easily, or with every, even least cold, have an attack of tonsillitis prone to suppuration (Psorinum).

Dwarfish hysterical women and old maids, with scanty menses, deficient vital heat, always cold and chilly.

Old cachectic people, scrofulous, especially when fat, or those suffer form gouty complaints (

Diseases of old men, hypertrophied prostate or indurated testes.

Swelling and indurations, or incipient suppuration of glands.

Offensive foot – sweat, toes and soles get sore, throat affections after checked foot – sweat (Graphites, Psorinum, San., Silicea).

Great sensitiveness to cold (Calcarea, Conium, kali c., Psorinum).

Aggravation: While sitting, when thinking of his disease (Oxalic acid), lying on painful side, washing affected part.

Amelioration: When walking in the open air.

Relation. Frequently useful before or after Psorinum, Sulphur and Tuberculinum

After Barytac., Psorinum will often eradicate the constitutional tendency to quinsy.

Incompatible: after Calcarea in scrofulous affections.

Type: Quotidian, tertian., continued.

Time: 8 p.m. Afternoon or evening.

Chill: Without thirst.

Constant coldness, as if cold water were dashed over her (Ant-t., Rhus), relieved by warmth of stove (Ignatia)., but aggravated by exercise or the least draught of air. Chill begins in face and descends over the body, or shivering, beginning in the feet, with bristling of the hairs. Chills in pit of stomach (Calcarea) alternate with warmth of body, cold feet, then chilliness comes on again. Sudden chill, with goose – skin, external coldness and the hair standing on end. Icy coldness of the feet from afternoon till evening, after lying down, heat in the whole body. Alternate chilliness and heat the whole night. Chill generally one (left) sided. Chill alternating with heat, evening and night. Horripilation.

Heat: Without thirst. Skin hot and dry, heat at night and anxiety. She cannot lie upon the left side on account of violent palpitation, with a feeling of soreness in the heart, and great anxiety. Dry heat the whole night, with sleeplessness, if she puts her hands out from under the cover of the bed, she feels cold, chilly and thirsty (feels cold, Hepar ), next day, violent thirst, drinks whole glasses of water. Frequent flushes of heat during the day, night attacks, with great anxiety and restlessness. Heat and redness, frequently of one cheek, wit coldness of the other. Very sensitive to cold air, or to change of temperature (Calcarea, Hepar). Coldness of single parts.

Sweat: Exhausting night – sweat, anxious sweat. Sweat profuse, of the left side, offensive of one (one left) side, returning every other evening (Ant-c.), aggravated by eating, aggravated in the presence of strangers. Sweat for several nights, after midnight. No thirst.

Tongue: Very thick, white, fuzzy coating. Too weak to chew, too lazy to eat. Hungry, but cannot eat, sleepy, but cannot sleep. While at meals sudden disgust for food.

Apyrexia: Excessive languor of all the limbs, prostration and inability to support one’s self on the limbs. constantly weak and weary, wishes to lean on something, or sit or lie down, and still feels weak and weary.

In fevers as sequelae of scarlet fever or diphtheria, fevers occurring in young persons or old people of a psoric diathesis.

Analysis – Extremely sensitive to cold air in every stage of the paroxysm.

Chilly from uncovering any part of body.

The constitutional cachexia of the patient.

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.