Crotalus horridus Fever Symptoms

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


Characteristic – Is indicated in strumous, debilitated hemorrhagic, broken down constitutions, during zymotic diseases, in inebriates, tendency to carbuncles or blood boils (Anthracinum).

Diseases caused by a previous low state of the system, low septic, typhoid or malarial fever, chronic alcoholism, exhausted vital force, genuine collapse.

Apoplexy, apoplectic convulsions in inebriates, hemorrhagic or broken down constitutions.

Hemorrhagic diathesis, blood flows from eyes, ears, nose, and every orifice of the body, bloody sweat.

Yellow color of conjunctiva, clears up vision after kerato- iritis or keratoiritis.

Malignant jaundice, hematic rather than hepatic.

Purpura hemorrhagica, comes on suddenly from all orifices, skin, nails, gums.

Prostration of vital force, pulse scarcely felt, blood poisoning (Pyrogen).

Vomiting: bilious, with anxiety and weak pulse, every month after menstruation, cannot lie on right side or back without instantly producing dark, green vomiting, black or coffee ground, or yellow fever.

Diarrhea: stools black, thin, like coffee – grounds, offensive, from noxious effluvia or septic matters in food or drinks, from “high game” (Pyrogen), during yellow fever, cholera, typhoid, typhus.

Intestinal hemorrhage when occurring in typical, septic or zymotic disease, blood dark, fluid, non – coagulable.

Dissecting wounds, insect stings, bad effects of vaccination.

Vicarious menstruation, in debilitated constitutions (Digitalis, Phosphorus).

Menopause: intense flushings and drenching perspirations, faintness and sinking at stomach, prolonged metrorrhagia, dark, fluid, offensive, profound anemia.

Malignant diseases of uterus, great tendency to hemorrhage, blood dark, fluid offensive.

Type: Every type, but low grades, and all tend to malignancy, yellow fever, low, septic, typhoid states, pernicious fevers.

Fevers with a hemorrhagic tendency.

Cause: Previous low states of system, alcoholic, septic, zymotic, miasmatic, depraved blood supply, debilitated capillaries, exhausted vital powers, hemorrhagic diathesis, psoric, sycotic, syphilitic complications, bubonic plague.

Chill: Light. Chilliness and crawling sensation for five or six hours in afternoon, creeping chills up and down the back, chilliness alternating with heat or sudden cold sweat, skin dry and cold, especially of extremities.

Heat: In first onset intense, burning heat, skin hot and dry, pulse, 130 – 150, temp., 104 – 106, face red, flushed, epistaxis.

Hardenstein gives following in yellow fever. Delirium, eyes open, confused, disconnected answers with cold skin and rapid pulse, severe headache, face red, puffed, yellow or pale leaden hue, hemorrhage from every orifice of the body, even bloody sweat, acrid sour eructations, intense thirst, nausea and vomiting of bile, of blood, on least exertion, bloody, involuntary stool, abdomen tympanitic, swelling of inguinal glands, urine scanty or retained, pulse weak and slow, or rapid, intermittent and scarcely perceptible, intensely yellow skin, ecchymosis or purple spots, great prostration of vital force, spasms, convulsions, syncope, death.

Sweat: Cold, in sudden attacks, dark colored axillae, bloody sweat (Cur., Lachesis, Lycopodium).

Tongue: Fiery red, smooth and polished (Pyrogen), intensely swollen, dry and cracked, dark brown streak down the center with deep red edges, yellowish brown, dry in center, protruded.

Breath fetid, mouldy odor. Hemorrhage.

Pulse: Rapid, feeble and quick, then slow, feeble, fluttering, frequent, quick, small, thready, trembling, scarcely perceptible, in waves, irregular.

Analysis – Hemorrhage from every outlet of the body, black, fluid, non – coagulable, offensive. Low types, septic, malignant.

Lachesis, the skin is cold and clammy.

Crot., the skin is cold and dry.

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.