Characteristic – Adapted to scrofulous persons of lymphatic temperament, victims of mercurial, syphilitic or lead poisoning.
Chronic periosteal rheumatism of a syphilitic or mercurial origin, the nocturnal bone pains become intolerable at night, driving the patient to despair (Mercurius, Phytolacca, Syphilinum).
Before menses, frequent urging to urinate, the menstrual pains are felt most acutely in the thighs as if squeezed (Conium, Nux moschata).
Glandular swellings, interstitial infiltration.
Aggravation: At night, the bone pains become unbearable, cold air, rest.
Time: 4 to 8 P.M. (Hepar, Lycopodium, Mag.m.), 10 P.M.
Type: Simple. Any fever.
Chill: With thirst. Chilliness from afternoon till next morning. Chilliness with sleepiness, beginning by creeping up the back and extending over the whole body, from 6 to 8 P.M. Chill from 4 to 7 P.M., with shaking, was able to get warm in bed, but not by heat of stove (Podophyllum – relieved by heat of stove, Ignatia, Sabad.) Shaking chill at night, sleepy with frequent waking, so chilly at night that she could not get warm. Shivering fit, feels frozen, cannot get warm with any amount of clothing. Sleepy and drowsy. Coldness of the feet with anasarcous swelling ( Apis, Arsenicum ).
Heat: Great heat with thirst (as after exertion) followed by excessive coldness with trembling. Flushes of heat with dry skin, at times chilly, at others profuse sweat. Heat of head with burning redness of the face, alternating with coldness, languor, and sometimes sweat.
Sweat: Scanty, or occurs during hot stage. Night sweats.
All the preparations of Kali have febrile conditions marked by hot flushes, particularly Kali carb. (same as Sepia, Sul., etc.).