Helleborus. —August 23d, 1879. Mr.——has been attacked for three days, at 7.30 P. M., with shivering, heat and sweating at same time, without coldness, lasting several hours. With the first attack, pain in the back; with the second, in heart; with the last, in pit of stomach. With the attack he has empty retching, headache, gaping, empty eructations and hot urine, and no thirst; feels better from cold.
Rhus tox.— October 11th, 1880. Mary Ann P., aged 11 years. Has had several paroxysms of tertian intermittent, without medicine. The chill begins just before dinner. Before chill, thirst, tired and weak, can hardly stand; with chill, coldness, shivering, face and lips blue, slight chattering of teeth, no thirst, pain in lower back, shoulders, calves and behind ears. The cold begins in the feet. Had taste of blood in the mouth. The chill ameliorated by covering.
The heat is burning in cheeks and hands, with red face, pain in forehead, lachrymation burning eyelids, fluent coryza; thirst for large drinks, seldom; nausea, and once vomiting of food. Is sleepy, but cannot sleep; wants to be covered.
Arsenicum. —October 16th, 1880. Mr.——had chill yesterday at 3 P. M., with pain in head and bones, lassitude, shivering and coldness, alternating with heat; thirst for small drinks of cold water; aching in hips and legs.
No sweat. Tongue whitish, taste bad, worse from drinking; during apyrexia, headache, redness of face and eyes; soreness of neck and throat. Has had chills and fevers suppressed several times by allopathic treatment.
Arsenicum and Nat. mur. —November 12th, 1880. Mr.——has had several attacks of intermittent fever during the past season treated with Quinine, and one, the last before this, homoeopathically. Had this afternoon much gaping; heat mingled with chilliness; a feeling like sick headache in forehead and occiput.
16th. Chill at 10 A. M., preceded by headache and nausea. With the chill, headache, much thirst, shivering, blue lips and nails, gaping, sore pain in bones and vomiting, first of food, and then water, at the end of the chill.
He received Nat. mur. CM (Swan), which was not repeated after later attacks. The next chill was more severe; the second was the longest of all, but was not followed with heat, and was the last. He has since been well
|Source:||The Homoeopathic Physician Vol. 01 No. 10, 1881, pages 490-491|
|Remedies:||Helleborus niger; Arsenicum album; Rhus toxicodendron; Natrium muriaticum|
|Editing:||errors only; interlinks; formatting|