Characteristic – Whooping – cough, in violent paroxysms, which follow each other so rapidly he is scarcely able to get his breath.
Cough: aggravated by warmth, drinking, singing, laughing, weeping, lying down, after midnight, spasmodic with gagging, retching and vomiting.
Clergymen’s sore throat (Argentumn., Arum), with rough, scraping, dry sensation deep in the fauces.
Constriction and crawling in larynx, hoarseness and yellow or green sputa.
Aggravation: After midnight, warmth, during rest.
Type, Quotidian, tertian.
Time: Before 9 A.M., every morning.
Cause: Frequently called for where fevers occur during prevalence of epidemic pertussis, then it often becomes the genus epidemicus.
Chill: Without thirst. Chill with icy cold hands, blue nails, cold, pale face (Nux), and cold extremities, must lie down. Febrile shivers over the whole body, with heat of the face and icy coldness of the hands, and sometimes bilious vomiting. He always feels too cold, he cannot get warm (Calcarea), he feels cold at night in bed, shivering during rest, but not during motion (chill, heat and sweat all relieved by motion, Caps. ) even in bed he is unable to keep from shivering and feeling cold, though body is warm to touch (Baryta). Spasmodic cough with violent pressing, pulsating pains in the head. After midnight, coldness of the left half of the face, with sticking pains in it, the right half hot and dry (see Causticum ). Constant chilliness, cannot get warm (Aranea).
Heat: Without thirst. Heat at night, chilly during the day. Heat worse after midnight. Heat almost exclusively on face and head. Increased warmth of upper body, throbbing pain in the occiput, and heat of face, usual warmth of rest of body, lasting till 3 p.m. Feels well in the evening.
Sweat: Cold sweat on face, fee, abdomen. Warm sweat, particularly just after midnight, most profuse on face and abdomen. Sometimes general sweat, particularly at night, attended with a spasmodic cough, which brought on retching and nausea.
Tongue: Clean (Cina). Food has no taste (Eup.). Bread tastes bitter.
“Profuse discharge of watery saliva during febrile stage.” – Hahnemann.
“Intermittent fever, with sore throat and nausea.” – Lippe.
Apyrexia: Usually clear, though gastric symptoms may be present at times (clear with good appetite, Canch. ). Coughs more than in sweating stage. As in Aranea and Bovista, the chill predominates, the other stages being light, sometimes only partially developed.