INFLAMMATORY FEVER

Aconitum

  • Burning heat, sometimes preceded by chills or shuddering.
  • Burning thirst ~ dry and burning skin ~ bloated hot and red face, or red spots on the cheeks or redness of face, which alternates with paleness, especially when the patient raises himself.
  • Red, inflamed, and painful eyes ~ sleeplessness ~ restlessness, agonizing tossing about, sometimes attended with anguish, dread of death, screams.
  • Full and hard or subdued pulse.
  • Violent stitching or aching and beating pain in the head ~ vertigo on raising the head.
  • Nightly delirium.
  • Dry lips and mouth ~ clean and moist tongue ~ hurried stuttering speech.
  • Dark – red urine.
  • Oppression of the chest, with short, anxious, hurried breathing : stitches in the chest or sides : short cough.
  • Palpitation of the heart ~ pains in the limbs. (Compare bell., bry., cham.)

Belladonna

  • Internal and external heat, with dark – red face and eyes.
  • Burning thirst, with aversion to drink, or constant desire to drink without ability to do so.
  • Moist (and clammy) skin.
  • Sleepiness in the daytime, sleeplessness at night or restless sleep with sudden starting, twitching of the limbs, loss of consciousness, muttering, grasping at flocks, or screams and convulsions, or furibund delirium, frightful visions, desire to escape from bed.
  • Obstinate and malicious.
  • Hot head ~ violent headache, especially in the forehead, as if everything would issue through the forehead.
  • Dilated pupils ~ furious and wandering look ~ photophobia.
  • Dry mouth and lips ~ ulcerated corners of the mouth ~ hurried and indistinct speech.
  • Sore throat, with difficulty of swallowing ~ cough, with headache and redness of the face
  • Scanty yellow urine ~ stitching pains in the limbs ~ red spots on the skin. (Compare aeon., cham., mere.)

Bryonia

  • Great heat or chill, with chattering of teeth, either one or the other symptom, attended with redness and heat of the head and face.
  • Nightsweat, especially towards morning.
  • Unquenchable thirst, sometimes followed by vomiting.
  • Drowsiness, with sudden starting, screams, and delirium, as soon as the patient closes his eyes.
  • Delirium day and night ~ irritable mood or apprehensions on account of his illness, dread of death ~ taciturn ~ restless, tossing about, grasping at flocks.
  • Great and general debility ~ hard, full, and hurried pulse ~ stupefying headache, with vertigo on raising the head.
  • Dull – ness of hearing and sight.
  • Dry lips ~ pressure in the pit of the stomach ~ constipation ~ dry cough, with pain in the pit of the stomach ~ stitches in the chest or side ~ tearing or stitching pains in the limbs. (Compare aeon., bell., cham., mix vom.)

Camphora

  • After a chill of congestive appearance flying shooting pains all over, bluish lips and fingers ~ distended veins ~ rapid breathing.
  • Heat, trembling, stupor.

Chamomilla

  • Internal and external heat, sometimes preceded by a chill or heat in the face and eyes, with red cheeks, or only one cheek being red.
  • Burning thirst, with burning from the mouth to the stomach.
  • Sleeplessness, with restlessness and tossing about or sleep with anxious dreams and sudden starting.
  • Great restlessness and anguish.
  • Hemicrania ~ vertigo on raising the head, with darkness or scintillations before the eyes and fainting turns.
  • Red and cracked tongue ~ bitter taste in the mouth and of the food : sour or bitter eructations and vomiting.
  • Anguish, tension and pressure in the region of the stomach and hypochondria ~ colic and diarrhoea.
  • Hot burning urine.
  • Tearing in the limbs, face, and head.
  • Fetid breath ~ distress of breathing and orthopneea. (Compare aeon., bell., nux vom.)

Gelsemium

  • Heat with languor and drowsiness. ~ Aching in back and limbs.
  • Little thirst ~ sleep interrupted by half – waking and muttering.
  • On evening or early morning crimson flush of whole face, sometimes preceded Iry cold hands and feet.
  • Distant objects look confused, as if outlines were shaded with some colors.
  • Eyes heavy – looking, suffused, sometimes oscillating ~ wants to keep very still.
  • Pulse full, frequent, not tense.

Ipecacuanha

  • Dainty appetite, clogged by everything.
  • Suffocative conditions, nausea ~ diarrhoea.
  • Hands and feet cold ~ dry heat without thirst.
  • Sweat variable, profuse, or absent ~ listlessness.

Mercurius

  • Chills alternating with heat, red skin.
  • Burning thirst, sometimes with aversion to drink.
  • Frequent full pulse, stitching and aching pains in the head ~ red bloated face.
  • Vertigo on raising one’s self.
  • Dry and burning lips ~ moist tongue, or coated white or yellowish.
  • Painful sensitiveness in the region of the hypochondria, epigastrium, and umbilicus.
  • Great anguish, tossing about, sleeplessness sleepy in the daytime.
  • Peevish and disposed to be vehement [very strong (often negative) feelings]. (Compare bell.)

Nux vom.

  • Heat, especially in the face, sometimes mixed with shuddering ~ dry and burning skin.
  • Hard frequent pulse ~ great debility and fainting turns.
  • Anguish, with palpitation of the heart and dread of death.
  • Extreme nervousness.
  • Sleeplessness or comatose sleep.
  • Headache worse on stooping ~ vertigo worse on stooping.
  • Hot red face, sometimes accompanied with chilliness of the body.
  • Dull, dim, red eyes ~ dry and white tongue ~ thirst, with burning in the throat.
  • Aching pain in the stomach and region of the stomach ~ constipation.
  • Bruised feeling in the limbs.
  • Vehement [very strong (often negative) feelings] , irritable mood. (Compare bry. and cham.)

Arsenicum

  • For burning heat at night, with burning in the veins.
  • Sleeplessness, with great restlessness and tossing about.
  • Anguish, with despair and dread of death.
  • Great debility and necessity to lie down.

China.

  • Heat, dry mouth, parched and burning lips, red face, delirium.
  • Chill as soon as the patient uncovers himself ever so little.
  • Debility, and pains in the limbs.

Coffea

  • Suitable to children.
  • For great restlessness, tossing about, nervousness, screams, weeping.

Hyoscyamus

  • Violent delirium, sleeplessness from nervous excitement, subsultus tendinum, grasping at flocks.
  • Red and hot face.
  • Red, staring, and sparkling eyes.

Lycopodium

  • Circumscribed redness of the cheeks, cerebral irritation, debility.
  • Dry and red tongue ~ constipation.
  • Ill – humor after sleeping ~ screams, headstrongness, and grumbling.

Pulsatilla

  • Dry heat at night, especially in the face, with heat and redness of one cheek.
  • Delirium ~ whining mood.
  • No thirst, or else unquenchable thirst.
  • Tongue covered with white mucus ~ painfullness of the pit of the stomach ~ bitter taste ~ diarrhoeic slimy stools.

Rhus t.

  • Great heat, anguish, dry skin, stupefying headache, delirium, with desire to escape.
  • Red burning face ~ red, dry, and rough tongue.
  • Debility and grasping at flocks.

Sulphur

  • Dry, husky, scaly skin ~ no sweat from beginning, pulse frequent.
  • Skin, especially feet, very hot ~ no change from day to day.
  • Frequently useful for the ailments remaining after the use of other remedies.

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