Like Lachesis, and many other well known polychrests in the Materia Medica, this remedy met most violent opposition from ignorance and prejudice. It was for years looked upon as one of the novelties or delusions of those who believed in and used the dynamic remedy; yet its wonderful therapeutic powers have slowly but surely overcome every obstacle.
It was successfully used by Dioscorides, Rhasis and Pliny in ancient times, and Sextus recommended it for the removal of the fetus. Sammonicus and Sextus praise it in photophobia, otitis and other affections of the eye and ear. Pliny claimed that it cured ulceration of the internal os. It was then used as an antidote to many deadly poisons.
The use of the remedy was revived by Reisig, of New York, who, while traveling in Europe, heard it lauded as a remedy for throat disease, and on his return used it successfully in an epidemic of malignant diphtheria. He called the attention of Bayard, Wells and Swan to the wonderful results he obtained during that epidemic, and induced them to give it a trial.
Reisig potentized it to the 17th cent., from which the potencies of Swan and Fincke were prepared. The profession is indebted to the indefatigable labor of Swan for its provings, which were made from the 30th, 200th and higher potencies, and published in a small volume by Swan and Berridge, from which it was published in the Medical Advance. The provings of this remedy have placed it among the polychrests of our school and verified and confirmed the clinical accuracies the observers of ancient times.
CHARACTERISTICS. For nervous, restless, highly sensitive organisms.
Symptoms erratic, pains constantly flying from one part to another [Kali bi., Puls., Tub.]; changing from side to side every few hours or days.
Very forgetful, absent-minded; makes purchases and walks away without them [Agnus, Anac., Caust., Nat.].
In writing, uses too many words or not the right ones; omits final letter or letters in a word; cannot concentrate the mind to read or study; very nervous [Bov., Graph., Lach., Nat-c., Sep.].
Despondent, hopeless; thinks her disease incurable; has not a friend living; nothing worth living for; could weep at any moment [Act., Aur., Cal., Lach.].
Cross irritable; child cries and screams all the time, especially at night [Jal., Nux, Psor.].
Fears to be alone [Kali c.]; of dying [Ars.]; of becoming insane [Lil.]; of falling down stairs [Bor.]
Chronic "blue" condition; everything seems so dark that it cannot grow any darker [Lyc., Puls., Psor.].
Attacks of rage, cursing and swearing at slightest provocation [Lil., Nat., ac.]; intense ugliness; hateful.
Coryza, with discharge of thick, white mucus.
One nostril stopped up, the other free and discharging; these conditions alternate; discharge acrid, nose and upper lip raw Arum, Cepa.
Itching of roof of mouth [Puls., Wyeth.].
Diphtheria and tonsillitis; symptoms change repeatedly from side to side.
Sore throats and cough are apt to begin and end with menstruation; yellow or white patches; painful swelling of submaxillary glands.
Throat sensitive to touch externally [Lach.]; agg. by empty swallowing Ign. constant inclination to swallow, painful, almost impossible [Mer.]; pains extend to ears (Hep., Ign., Kali bi., Mer., Phyt.) begins on left side (Lach.)
Shining, glazed appearance of diphtheritic deposits, chancres and ulcers.
Very hungry, cannot eat enough to satisfy; as hungry after eating as before Casc., Cal., Cina, Lyc., Stront.
Sinking at epigastrium; faintness in stomach.
Menses: too early; too profuse; flow in gushes, bright red, viscid and stringy [dark, black, stringy, Croc.]; breasts swollen, painful, sensitive before and during [Con.]
Stool: urging, but passes nothing but flatus or small black balls.
Discharge of flatus from vagina (Brom., Lyc., Nux m. Sang.)
Breasts: inflamed, heavy, painful; agg. by least jar and towards evening; must hold them firmly when going up or down stairs( Bry)
Serviceable in almost all cases when it is required to dry up milk Asaf.; to bring back or increase it [Lac d.].
Sensation a if breath would leave her when lying down must get up and walk [Am-c. Grind., Lach.
Loss of milk while nursing, without any known cause [Asaf.].
Palpitation violent when lying on left side, amel. turning on right (Lach., Tab.).
Sexual organs easily excited, from touch, pressure on sitting, or friction by walking (Cinn., Coff., Mur., Plat.).
When walking, seems to be walking on air; when lying, does not seem to touch the bed Asar.; legs as if floating Sticta.
Backache: intense, unbearable, across super-sacral region, extending to right natis and right sciatic nerve; agg. by rest and on first moving Rhus.; spine aches from base of brain to coccyx, very sensitive to touch or pressure Chin-s. Phos., Zinc.
RELATIONS Similar: to Apis, Con., Murex, Lach., Kali bi., Puls., Sep., Sulph., Tarent. and the X-ray.
Probably no remedy in the Materia Medica presents a more valuable pathogenesis in symptoms of the throat, or one that will better repay a careful study.
"Acts best in single dose; if repeated, should be given at exact intervals." - Nichols. An observation frequently verified.
Lachesis and other serpent poisons are very analogous.
COMPARE: Amb., Lach., Nat-m., Staph., weak memory for what she has read, not for other things; Bov. Graph., Hepar, Lach., Lyc., Nat-c., Nat-m., Nux, Sep., Tub., forgetful in writing, uses many words or not the right ones; Anac., Caust., Con., Dulc., Lach., Nat-m., Sep., absent minded; Cal., China, Graph., Hep., Lach., Lyc., Med., Nat-c., Nat. M., Nux, Sep., Syph., cannot speak correctly half the time; Am-c., Cal., Sep., Sulph., Tub., substitutes name of objects seen for that which is thought; Nux, Sil., Sulph., very restless cannot concentrate her thoughts or mind to read, wants to leave everything as soon as it is commenced; Cal., Pal., Sep., cried, fearing she was contracting consumption; Plat., Med., exalted sensation of sensorium.-Lippe.
Aur., Nux, Rhus, headache agg. in cold wind and amel. in warm room; Cal., headache agg. by noise, amel. by keeping quiet; confused feeling in head, Acon., Bell., Cal., Gels., Nat., Ruta, Stram., must have light, but intolerant of sunlight; Kali bi., Teucr., Thuja, soreness and crusting of nostrils; Nat-m., lips dry and bleeding; Apis, Lach., throat sensitive to touch externally; Ign., agg. by empty swallowing; Bell., Cal., Carbo an., Lyc., Nit. Ac., Phos., Phyt., Psor., breasts a if full of very hard lumps; very painful when going up and down stairs; Cal., Mur., sensitive to pressure; Mer., sensitive to deep pressure; Bell., Bry., Cal., Phyt., soreness and enlargement of; Mer-i. r., small round or irregular gray-white ulcers on tonsils and fauces; Apis, Diph., Mer-cy., diphtheritic membrane and deposits on vulva.; Chel., Dig., Ign., Pet., Sep., empty, weak, all gone sensation in stomach; Bry., Kali bi., Nux, pain as from a stone or undigested food in stomach; Apis, Lil., Lyc., Pal., pain in right ovarian region; Am-c., Grin., Carbo v., Opium, as soon as he falls asleep the breathing stops; Asar., China, Coff., Nat-m., Nux, Opium, Rhus, Spig., Stram., Stic., Phos-ac., Thuja, when waking seems to be walking on air, when lying does not seem to touch the bed; Lach., Lac., v.d., Sang., Sil., dream of going on a journey; Sec., spreads fingers wide apart in convulsions; Nic., Tab., Tub., retina retains impression of objects-ear retains impression of sound; Lyc., Dubois., Hyos., red spot before vision; Brom., Lyc., Nux m., Nux v., Sang., discharge of flatus from vagina; Bor., Sanic., agg. going down stairs.
AMELIORATION: Cold applications; rest; lying down; warmth; bending of limbs; warm room.
AGGRAVATION: In the morning of one day and evening of next; alternate menstrual nisus; at night; cold winds and cold sharp air; motion; extension of limbs; after sleep; touch of external throat; of breast, causing sexual excitement; descending.
THE WORK OF AN ARTIST.
Dr. Wm. P. Wesselhoeft says: No more appropriate tribute can be paid to the memory of Dr. Adolph Lippe than to show his great sagacity in the application of medicine in disease. It was not only his great knowledge of the finer and more subtle indications for remedies, as given in our Materia Medica, or his judicious examination of patients, which made him an acknowledged master of our art, but mainly that freer and winder application of our law which elevated him to the sphere of the true artist. His readiness and rapidity in getting at the gist of symptoms, even in the most complicated case, could never be called careless or hasty. It reminded me of the words of an eminent artist, who said: "The chief difficulty with most painters is that they see too much, and in seeing too much they get confused with endless detail, which leaves their work without character, and they have little to show for their pains."
He knew the value of our art so well that the common places of every disease were almost instinctively avoided by him, and he never lost time in noting worthless signs, always looking and finding with unusual rapidity the salient points in the case before him. He heeded and lived up to the greatest thought of the master: "The physician's business is only with patients, not with diseases."
The cure of the following case will demonstrate what I mean by a freer and wider application of our law of cure: I had treated the patient more than eighteen months without improvement, except that his great liability to taking cold had become less.
I copy from my record, taken December, 1881.
G. R., aged forty-five, light brunette, married ten years, general appearance healthy.
For six years has had no discharge of semen during coitus.
Occasionally nocturnal emissions.
Erections usually weak, give out during coitus.
Burning in perineum, worse after going to bed, and when thinking of it.
Drawing pains in testicles, with sensation of weakness of genitals.
Occasionally itching, dry eruptions in crotch and inner upper surface of thighs and anus.
With the sensation of weakness of genitals his eyes feel weak Very sensitive to cold and changes of atmosphere.
Takes cold easily, usually affecting nose and throat first with dryness, then with watery catarrh and sneezing, or he has aching pains in different parts of the body and limbs, changing location frequently.
Twenty years ago had African fever.
Never had gonorrhea, syphilis, or other eruptions than those mentioned above.
All other functions normal.
While on a visit to Philadelphia he applied to Dr. Lippe, at my advice.
Dr. Lippe wrote me the following letter:
"I find that your patient had diphtheria about ten years ago, and was treated with inappropriate mercurials and gargles by Dr. The character of the attack was that it went from one side to the other and finally back again to the original side. Great weakness, almost paralytic, followed the attack, and he thinks he has never regained his full vigor and usual strength since this illness. His acute cold has always the character of shifting pains and change of location. I have given him a dose of Lac can. CM., which may be required to be followed by a dose of Pulsatilla."
Suffice it to say that my patient never needed the suggested dose of Pulsatilla.
In three months after his visit to Philadelphia his wife was pregnant. She has since borne two remarkably healthy children.
As far as we know Lac can. has no sexual weakness. That fact disturbed Dr. Lippe very little in his selection. He looked deeper and found the cause and the remedy. This is true homoeopathic pathology. All the knowledge in the world of the special pathology of this case could not have revealed, the remedy to anyone. To the homoeopathic artist, however, it was revealed, and a man regained his manhood an became the father of two children, after ten years of impotence.
Mrs. J. E. B., aged 29, blonde. For a week has felt a sense of impending illness; weary, languid, depressed.
Sleepless, restless, frequent turning, because bed felt so hard.
Fever at 2 P.M. continued all night; chilly on movement; cheeks flushed and hot.
Soreness of entire body; "aches all over."
Throat dry, with thirst for cold drinks, which relieve.
Profuse saliva; slightly viscid and salty, wetting the pillow during sleep; frequent swallowing.
Throat sharp pains on swallowing agg. right side, neck sensitive externally.
Pain and soreness begun on right side, extended to left.
Tonsils swollen, red, shining, membrane light yellow in color, most on right side, in diffused points size of pin head, but looking like lid of a pepper box; 25 or 30 points on right tonsil, about one-half as many on left. Points and larger irregular patches on posterior and pillars of pharynx.
Offensive breath, characteristic of the graver forms of diphtheria: Lac can. 45 m., one dose.
The following symptoms, not in the pathogenesis, were cured: Sensation as if bed were too hard; chill on movement; aching all over; great fatigue; desire for and relief from cold drinks. -Stuart Close.
Tommie H. -: About three weeks succeeding the manifestation of diphtheritic disease in the case reported to the Society in which Lac caninum CM. proved curative I was consulted for a condition of paralysis of the muscles of the neck, which has become quite marked, so much as to cause a falling forwards of the head so that it rests on the upper portion of the sternum. There is return of fluid through the nose, and an evident weakness of the muscles of the upper part of the back. Phos. on general principles.
August 6th. " His father brings the boy back in a much worse conditions.
Three weeks after recovery from diphtheria: Paralysis of muscles of the neck, quite marked, so as to cause a falling forwards of the head until it rested upon the manubrium. Fluids return through the nose, and marked weakness of muscles of the upper part of the back. The paralysis becomes more pronounced, with staggering when walking; stiffness and soreness of the muscles of the neck. After Phos. and Rhus, though apparently well indicated, had failed, one dose of Lac caninum cured the diphtheria and amel. the paralysis " -Baker.
MIND. |Very forgetful; in writing, uses too many words or not the right ones; very nervous.
|Omits final letter or letters of a word, when writing; in speaking substitutes name of objects seen, instead of object thought of.
Find it very difficult to read understandingly anything requiring mental effort.
|Very absentminded; makes purchases and walks off without them; goes to post a letter, brings it home in her hand.
Cannot remember what she reads, but can remember other things.
|Cannot collect her thoughts; confused feeling.
|Very restless; cannot concentrate her thoughts or mind to read; wants to leave everything as soon as it is commenced.
|Is impressed with the idea that all she says is a lie; it seems to be very difficult to speak the truth, but continually distrusts things; when reading anything she rapidly changes the meaning, omitting or adding things.
Every time a symptom appears she feels very confident that it is not attributable to medicine, but that it is some settled disease.
|Sensation as if she were going deranged, when sitting still and thinking; sometimes she has most horrible sights presented by her mental vision [not always snakes.], feels horribly afraid that they will take objective form and show themselves to her natural eye.
||Thinks that she is looked down upon by every one, that she is of no importance in life, and feels insulted threat.
||Imagines that he wears some one else's nose.
||Imagines to be dirty.
|Imagines she sees spiders.
Feels very short in morning; while walking; same in evening.
Woke at daylight feeling that she is a loathsome, horrible mass of disease [while the breasts were affected.]; could not bear to look at any portion of her body, not even hands as it intensified feeling of disgust and horror; could not bear to have any one part of her body touch another, had to keep even fingers apart [cannot bear one foot to touch the other, Lac-f.]; felt that if she could not in some way get out of her body, she should soon become crazy; could not think of anything but her own condition; feels weak, and nerves thoroughly out of order.
||After inhaling a gas for extraction of teeth, very strange sensation in head [such as he felt when going off under gas.]; sometimes imagines heart or breathing is going to stop, or otherwise frightens himself, and this makes heart beat violently; occasionally very depressed, and fancies he is going out of his mind.
After menses, imagines all sorts of things about snakes.
Wakes at night with a sensation that she was lying on a large snake.
Sensation or delusion as if surrounded by myriads of snakes, some running like lightning up and down inside of skin; some that are inside seem long and thin; fears to put her feet on floor, lest she should tread on them and make them squirm and wind around her legs; is afraid to look behind her for fear that she will see snakes there, does not dream of them and is seldom troubled with them after dark; on going to bed she was afraid to shut her eyes for fear that a large snake, the size of her arm, would hit her in the face.
Worries herself lest pimples which appear during menses will prove to be little snakes, and twine and twist around each other.
Horrible visions, fears they will take objective form; when sitting still and thinking.
On lying down either by night or day begins to think how horrible it would be if a very sharp pain, like a knife, should go through her, and thought of it causes great mental distress.
||Attacks of rage, cursing and swearing at slightest provocation.
||Cannot bear to be left alone for an instant.
||No desire to live.
Fear of disease; of consumption; of heart disease.
Sits and looks under chairs, table, sofa and everything in room, expecting yet dreading to see some terrible monster creep forth, and feeling all the time that if it does it will drive her raving mad; she is not afraid in dark, it is only in light where she can imagine that she can see them.
|||Fits of weeping two or three times a day.
||Child cries and screams all the time, especially at night, and will not be pacified in any way.
||When paroxysms of intense nervousness come on, feels like tearing off her clothes; takes off her rings; cannot bear anything to touch her, especially over l. ovarian region, from which she frequently lifts bed clothes.
|Depression of spirits, doubts her ability and success, thinks she will have heart disease and die of it.
||Chronic "blue" conditions; everything seems so dark that it can grow no darker.
||Gloomy feelings, agg. as headache gets worse.
||Fears she will become unable to perform her duties.
||Fear of death, with anxious expression of countenance.
||Very nervous; constant dread; a feeling as if she was going to become unconscious.
||Wakes distressed and obliged to rise and occupy herself in some manner; fears she will be crazy.
Has great fear of falling down stairs at times.
|Very cross and irritable only while headache lasts.
||When awake, very irritable and cries constantly.
|Intense ugliness and hatefulness; writes to her best friends all sorts of mean and contemptible things.
||Too excited to allow examination of throat.
||Feels weak, and nerves so thoroughly out of order that she cannot bear one finger to touch another.
||Exceedingly nervous and irritable.
||Very easily startled.
Maud R., aged 10, a light brunette, parents healthy, while playing one and a half years before, fell forward and hurt her chest. Nothing was thought of it at the time, but when brought to me she was pale, emaciated, capricious with no desire to play. Sleep disturbed by frightful dreams, during the day piteously begs her mother to take her, she is so afraid. She feels as though snakes were on her back. In response to advice, Lac can 50M., one dose dry on her tongue, as given, and in 24 hours the child became more lively and cheerful, and very soon all abnormal sensations disappeared and never returned.-E. T. Balch, Hom. Phys.
HEAD. |Dizzy sensation with slight nausea.
||After inhaling diphtheritic breath, light headed, with tingling on vertex and slight sore throat.
||Constant noise in head, very confusing; agg. at night and at menses.
||Wakes at night with sensation as if bed was in motion; noise in head bad beyond description; first thought on waking that headboard was swaying, and so occasioning distress, but found it arose from internal causes.
Headache first on one side of the forehead, then on the other.
|On going into cold wind, terrible pain in forehead as if it would split open, amel. on going into warm room.
|||After midnight, very severe frontal headache, and a piercing pain on vertex.
|||Headache both frontal and occipital, agg. by turning eyeballs upward.
||Headache over eyes, agg. when sewing.
|Headache: in afternoon, principally over left eye: over left eye in first awaking.
Pain in forehead, afternoon, first on left side, then on right principally over left eye.
Throbbing pain just over right temple, then sharp pain in right socket of right eye and in right temple, disappearing quickly.
||Pains and throbbing in temples.
||Headaches mostly through temples, darting, stabbing; sometimes begin on right side and sometimes on left; always going from one side to the other.
[Sick headaches beginning in nape; the pain settling gradually in right or left forehead.], agg. on waking.
Pain in left occipital region running up when moving head.
Sharp pain like a stab in right temple, at 7 P.M
|Pains in head during day, first on one side, then on other seem perfectly unbearable; amel. on first going into air, but soon grow agg.
||Headache from below eyes over whole head and top of shoulders.
||Severe pressure on brain.
|Arose in morning with heavy, dull, frontal headache, and at 9 A.M. severe pain on top of head, coming from nape of neck, then stretching across head forward, pain so severe that he presses top of head with hands; neck stiffened; bending head forward, or lying down, causes congestion, increasing pain; again pains subside for short time, and begin anew, either in front part of head, or in nape of neck, or all over head at once, when pain is frontal it causes lachrymation.
||Darting pains from occiput to forehead; beating.
Darting pain across forehead and eyes.
||Headaches seem unbearable, and are attended by pain in lumbar region; all pains cease as soon as throat gets agg.
|Headache agg. by noise or talking, amel. by keeping quiet; confused feeling in head.
Intense headache, entirely amel. by cold-water application, but soon returned, not, however, as severe.
Sharp lancinating pain, in a zigzag line from right side of forehead to an indefinite point in occiput; instantaneous, and sometimes repeated, as soon as it is felt, she lays aside whatever she is doing and lies down, from an indefinite dread that it will return. If at night, she goes to bed at once, has great dread of the pain, though not very severe; recurred for several days.
Sharp, throbbing pain in right side of forehead; then in left side of forehead, slightly.
Headache over left eye on first waking, and great pain in pelvis, most marked at right ovary.
Neuralgic pain in left side of head, followed by a film over left eye, wants to rub it off, not amel. by rubbing.
Headache in upper part of forehead, with sensation of a broad band pressed firmly across forehead from one temple to the other.
Headache over both eyes, extending back over left ear.
Slight pressure on vertex and over eyes, the day before menses ceased.
Dull pain in right temple and right eye, with pressure on vertex during menses.
Stiffness in occiput on turning head, with soreness on pressure.
Occipital headache, with shooting pains extending to forehead.
Headache commencing in occiput [3rd day.] and extending to vertex and forehead.
Sensation as if brain were alternately contracted and relaxed, several times rapidly; generally only when lying down; at various times all through proving.
Head very sore and itches almost all the time.
Sore pimples on scalp which discharge and form a scab, extremely painful when touched or combing the hair agg. at night.
Excessive dandruff on head for past week.
Throbbing in forehead and temples, finally settling in eyes, eyes very sensitive to light during headache; eyeballs sore and painful, pains extending deep back into the brain with the headache.
Headache commencing all over head at once [second day.] In the morning, a dull heavy, confused feeling in head all day, becoming a severe ache towards evening, and settling in eyes and temples.
Headache worse from motion and stooping; better from cold applications.
||Frequently wakes with sick headache, which seems to commence at nape.
||Sick headaches, beginning in nape; pain settling gradually in right or left forehead.
EYES. Sharp pain in socket back of right eye, followed by tenderness in right temple; both transient.
Darting intense pain round left eye.
Heaviness of upper eyelid, with pain above left eye; burning in left eye; agglutination of left lids [rheumatism.].
Eyes slightly swollen; profuse lachrymation; with catarrh.
Looking at different objects causes eyes to ache.
Pricking sensation in eyeballs; eyes sensitive to cold air.
Upper eyelid very heavy, can scarcely keep eyes open very sleepy.
Pain in eyes when reading; followed by a film over them, apparently requiring to be wiped off before she can see.
|Tendency in retina to retain the impression of objects, esp. of colors; or somewhat of the object last looked at is projected into the next.
||Sees faces before her eyes, agg. in the dark; the face that haunts her most is one that she has really seen.
Small floating disc before eyes occasionally, and showing primary colors at edge of disc.
|When reading the page does not look clear, but seems covered with various pale spots of red, yellow, green and other colors.
Occasionally when looking at an object sees red spots on it.
While looking at an object appears to see just beyond or out of the axis of vision an object passing across the field of sight; but on adjusting the eye to it, it is gone; it always appears as a small object like a rat or bird, sometimes on the floor, at others in the air.
Swelling and inflammation of upper and lower lids of both eyes the left the worst.
Tired feeling in eyes, considerable lachrymation " both eyes " redness of conjunctiva, eye-ball sore, aching and painful; pains extending deep back into head, with headache; pains in eyes better from cold [wet.] applications; eyes sensitive to artificial light.
||Eyes sensitive to light.
||Must have light, yet is intolerant of sunlight.
||Sees big eyes and creeping things.
||Difficulty in distinguishing objects; in reading, letters run together.
||When looking in a mirror by gaslight, after exerting eyes, sees a green spot or a green band before her left eye, the band slanting downward from left eye to right cheek.
||Square or round green spots or brown spots before left eye, when sun is bright; sometimes bright spots before left eye.
||Frequent sensation of a film before eyes, with vertigo, and while thus suffering would see a small dark object, like a mouse or bird, coming up to her left.
||Film over eyes when reading or looking closely.
||Heavy pain in the eye-balls with outward pressure.
||Burning in l eye.
||Eyes watery and discharging
||Eyes dull and lusterless.
||Dark brown areolae under eyes.
||Non-edematous swelling of upper and lower lids; pink color of lower lids; most noticeable on right.
||Heaviness of left upper lid, with pain above left eye.
|Upper eyelids very heavy, could scarcely keep eyes open.
||Agglutination of left eyelids.
A dull aching pain in right eyeballs, with sensation of dryness and tendency to lachrymation.
EARS. Pain in right ear, sometimes intense.
Very sharp pain in right middle ear, while walking in wind; had to cover it with hand, which gave entire relief; sharp pain in right side also.
No pain during day, but is awakened several times during night by sore aching pains in middle and external ear of side on which she is lying; soon passes off when the pressure is removed.
||Green, odorless discharge.
Reverberation of voice as if speaking in a large, empty room; with pain in frontal region, first over one eye and then over the other.
||Sounds seem very far off.
Ringing in right ear.
At night a buzzing in right ear.
Noises in ears; sensation as though ears were full; pains in both ears.
||More than any other remedy, relieved deafness from hereditary syphilis.
Earache the first time in her life on right side, aching deep in ear, worse from cold air, had to keep ear covered all the time; pain in ear better by pressure with the point of the finger in the meatus; external ear sore and painful; soreness and swelling on right side from ear down side of face in region of parotid gland and angle of lower jaw, right side; soreness extending from right ear down side of neck to right shoulder, painful when turning the head.
NOSE. |Sore on right side of septum of nose; next day nose sore, constant inclination to pick at it and get the scab off; nose still sore on sixth day, and on seventh day was very painful to touch, but on eighth day scab came off nose, leaving it as well as ever.
Left nostril first dry, afterwards discharging a thin, ichorous fluid, excoriating nostrils.
Stuffed feeling in nose and throat.
Watery discharge, followed by dry sensation in nose.
|Fluent catarrh from both nostrils, with sensation of fullness in upper part of nose.
|||Profuse nocturnal nasal discharge, like gonorrhea, staining pillow greenish yellow.
|||One side of nose stuffed up, the other free discharging thin mucus at times and thin blood, these conditions alternate, first one nostril stopped up and the other fluent, and vice versa.
Bad smell in nose.
Cannot bear smell of flowers, they seem to send a chill over her.
All drinks return by the nose, nothing being swallowed.
||Fluids escape through nose while drinking.
Discharge of clear white mucus from nose and sneezing.
||Epistaxis: when speaking or swallowing at 4 P.M., returning at intervals.
|Head so stuffed she can hardly breathe.
|Stuffed feeling in head, as of a severe cold in head.
|Nasal discharge, excoriating nostrils and upper lip.
|||Coryza, with discharge of thick white mucus.
|Coryza; constant watery discharge from nose, excoriating nostrils and upper lip.
||Nose became so bad that there was fear of destruction of bones; bloody pus discharged several times daily; nasal bones sore on pressure.
||Two very angry gatherings, one under left side of nose, and one on upper left nostril; both came to a head, and discharged matter and blood, and afterwards scabbed over, before discharge shooting pain.
Ozaena, mercurial or syphilitic, when the labial commissures and alae nasi are fissured, and when the angina is marked with the glazed appearance of mucous membranes.
FACE. Right cheek burns like fire, and is red after coming in from the cold.
Pain as from a knife-thrust from under left zygoma up to vertex.
Burning, flushing of face.
Marked pallor of face.
Lips dry and peeling off.
||Jaw cracks while eating.
||Face indicates great anxiety.
||Countenance pale and careworn
||Face very red and then suddenly pale.
|Face flushed; cheeks red.
|Dark brown areolae under eyes.
||Face flushed, swollen and hot; burns, feels dry.
||In morning, left superior maxillary feels sore; most of time there is dull pain, agg. by exertion; sometimes throbbing pain, burning throbbing, aching heat, sensation of fullness; cannot wear her false teeth from soreness and swelling of maxillary; an exacerbation of pain leaves face very sore; pains amel. by warm applications, but only cold application amel. soreness.
||Red circular spot below right malar bone, burning to touch.
||Flushes on left cheek.
|Lips dry and peeling off; dry and parched, but mouth constantly full of frothy saliva.
||Seems to affect lower lip most, and blisters and fever sores on lip are amenable to its influence.
||Submaxillary glands swollen.
||Swelling of left parotid, with sore throat and loss of appetite.
||Parotid gland first attacked, and disease extends to other glands of neck; throat and sides of neck not tender to external touch.
||Swelling of parotid passes from right to left, but more often from left to right.
TEETH. Pain in left upper molars, coming through left temple through left to ear.
Teeth sensitive to cold water.
||Gums swollen, ulcerated retracted, bleeding, teeth loose, caused by defective nutrition and exposure.
||Paroxysmal gnawing pain in left upper canine, temporarily yields to any cold application.
Gums, upper and lower, very sore and red.
Toothache: severe pain came on suddenly about 10: 30 every night. Would begin immediately on lying down, or getting warm in bed. Was obliged to arise and walk about the room for relief. Pain began in a much decayed right lower molar, soon extending to all the teeth on right side; amel. by application of cold water. Pain continued for a month, coming on each nigh; teeth feel sensitive as if they were too long or too large. It was often daylight before I could get any sleep. Pain of a dull gnawing sensation like a worm gnawing at the teeth. It came on at same time, whether I had my evening meal early, late or went without it. If I retired earlier and fell asleep, pain would awaken me at 10:30.
MOUTH. Tongue coated brown.
Tongue dirty, deeply coated near back and centre, except on edges, which are bright red, at 9 P.M. tongue looks patched.
Taste putrid; of lead, afternoon.
Swelling of left sublingual gland; ranula.
Mouth and throat covered with aphthous yellowish-white ulcerations easily bleeding.
Itching of roof of mouth [Puls., Wyeth.]
Roof of mouth very sore, with blisters that break and leave loose skin; any seasoned food causes great pain.
Inside of lower lip feels tender and sore, and looks very red.
|Mouth very dry, without thirst.
Saliva: increased slightly viscid; ran from mouth during sleep.
|Mouth constantly full of frothy mucus, but a constant inclination to swallow.
|Frothy mucus in mouth agg. by going into open air, and after eating.
Breath very offensive.
Talking is very difficult, and there is a disposition to talk through nose [nervous throat affection.].
||Nothing tastes natural except salt food.
|Putrid taste in mouth.
||Tongue generally red and moist.
|Tongue coated whitish, except edges which are red.
|Tongue coated, dirty looking, centre to root.
|Tongue furred, whitish edges, centre and root darker.
||Tongue: heavily coated, and dry to the tip; dirty coated, yellowish-white and slimy; dry; thickly coated, greyish-white.
|Tongue coated whitish grey, having an underlying bluish look.
||Slight yellow coating on tongue.
|Tongue coated brown.
||Difficulty in articulating, owing to a semi-paretic state of tongue, causing stuttering if she talks fast, has to speak very slowly.
||Peculiar rattle in mouth, right along tongue, on attempting to hawk her mouth clear, mucus, rattled along tongue quickly and continually; utterance was so indistinct as to be unintelligible, and every word she tried to speak was accompanied by this quick and continuous rattle along tongue.
||Breath offensive, putrid.
||Mouth dry and parched; drinks little and often.
|Increase in quantity of saliva which is slightly viscid.
|Mouth constantly full of frothy saliva, lips dry, parched.
||Constant spitting and drooling, very profuse, making chin and breast sore.
|During sleep saliva runs from mouth so as to wet pillow.
||Stomatitis; stomacace; cancrum oris; nursing sore mouth.
Tongue coated white, breath offensive; sensation of a hair in back part of the mouth on right side, which she tried ineffectually to wipe away; profuse expectoration of saliva.
THROAT. Quinsy: alternating sides; thick, tough pieces of diphtheritic membrane coming away, and new membrane constantly re-forming; swelling in throat so large and tense that mouth could not be closed.
|Throat sore; with severe headache; pain extending to chest; dry and sore; deep red color on either side of throat opposite tonsil; on left side; painful to external pressure on both sides.
Sore throat, alternating sides, beginning and ending with menses.
Feeling of a lump in throat, which goes to down when swallowing, but returns; throat agg. right side; agg. on swallowing saliva afterwards, throat, which had been getting well, suddenly one evening grew rapidly agg., but this time on left side.
Constant inclination to swallow, which causes pain extending to right ear.
Chill on movement; aching all over; great fatigue; desire for relief from cold drinks; bed too hard.
Shortly before going to bed, throat began to feel raw and sore, did not sleep well; next morning throat felt full and sore, somewhat agg. on right side; this condition continued two days, when it seemed to continue downward to chest.
||Throat very sensitive to touch externally .
||Sensation as if throat were closing and she would choke, sensation is between throat and nose, feels as if something in throat was either enlarged or relaxed; desires to keep mouth open lest she should choke, sometimes cannot swallow, because there seems to be a kind of muscular contraction in throat.
||Paralytic symptoms strongly marked; as soon as he went to sleep would stop breathing, and was only kept alive by keeping him awake; apparently respiration was kept up by voluntary effort.
||Talking is very difficult and there is a disposition to talk through nose.
|||Swallowing very difficult, painful, almost impossible fluids return through the nose.
||Uvula elongated and very much swollen, diphtheritic coating on it, tonsils swollen and coated, back of throat patched, extending up to hard palate; odor offensive and diphtheritic.
|Constant inclination to swallow, causes pain extending to both ears.
|Pricking sensation in throat, as if full of sticks.
Pricking and cutting pains through tonsils on swallowing, shooting up to ears.
|Pain in throat pushes toward left ear.
||On swallowing acute pain at one time or right side of throat, and again on left side.
||Throat amel. after drinking cold or warm, agg. by empty swallowing.
|Tickling and sense of constriction in upper part of throat, causing constant dry hacking cough.
||Sensation of ball or round body in left side of throat, and feeling that it could be removed with a knife.
Sensation of muscular contraction in the throat, sometimes inability to swallow.
||Marked sensation of lump in throat on left side, when swallowing; pain extends to ear.
||Sensation of lump in right side of throat, with a feeling that she could take hold of it with her fingers and pull it out; accompanied by a very annoying pricking, stitching, feeling; constant inclination to swallow saliva, which causes soreness of throat.
||Lump on left side of pharynx below tonsil, causing an enlargement that filled each arch of palate, nearly to right side.
||Most pain when swallowing solids, no aversion to cold drink; when swallowing solid food it seems to pass over a lump, with sore and aching pains extending to and into left ear.
|Soreness of throat commencing with a tickling.
|Throat feels raw.
||Sensation of rawness, commencing usually on left side of throat.
|Throat feels dry, husky, as if scalded by hot fluid.
||Throat has a burnt and drawn feeling as from caustic.
|Pain in right side of throat in region of tonsil.
||Wakes with throat and mouth painfully dry.
||Throat very dry and sore, much inflamed, agg. right side; palate red, uvula elongated; very painful deglutition.
||Throat sore, edematous, puffed, tonsil badly swollen.
|Especially shining, glazed and red appearance of throat.
||Sore throat, pains in whole body and limbs, severe headache.
|Sore throat on left side; painful to external pressure both sides.
||Sore throat on right side, low down, and extending up to ear, pain when swallowing; sensitive to external pressure; slight coryza.
||Throat sore, swollen, red and glistening.
||Sore spot on left side of throat, only at night, removed by 1. A.M.; next night same on right side of throat; after 1 A.M. returned no more.
|Crusts on skin, with grayish yellow matter under them. Mucous follicles of throat raised and swollen, and covered with whitish, cream colored mucus, bloody pus discharged from nose several times a day; nasal bones sore to pressure.
|Partial suppression of urine; throat sore and of an edematous puffy appearance; next morning, pulse 130., temperature 102 degrees; tonsils badly swollen; great indisposition to take food or drink.
|||Soreness of throat commences with a tickling sensation which causes constant cough, then a sensation of a lump on one side, as causing constant deglutition; this condition entirely ceases only to commence on the opposite side, and often alternates, again returning to its first condition, these sore throat are very apt to begin and end with menses.
||Sore throat just before menses for several years ever since diphtheria; small yellowish white patches of exudation on tonsil of affected side, with great difficulty of swallowing, and sharp pains moving up into ear; these patches are also present on back of throat and uvula; some are quite yellow and some are white; scraping them off makes them bleed.
|Shortly before going to bed throat began to feel raw an sore; did not sleep well; next morning, throat felt full and sore, somewhat agg. on right side; this condition continued two days, when it seemed to continue downward to chest.
|On waking in morning, throat felt as if there were lumps in it like two eggs, and sore all the time, especially when swallowing; cold water seemed to amel. momentarily; in evening, examination revealed both tonsils much and very red, left swollen most and distinct patches on left tonsil.
|Right tonsil red and swollen, pain in tonsil of gnawing character; agg. at night; dreams of snake in bed.
|||Tonsils inflamed and very sore, red and shining, almost closing throat; dryness of fauces and throat; swelling of submaxillary glands.
|Quinsy just ready to discharge, disappeared without discharging, in an unusually short time, the trouble had been changing from side to other and back again; has not returned.
|Sore throat, rapidly growing agg.; fever; difficult swallowing; right side agg.; r. tonsil intensely inflamed, bright red and greatly enlarged, and a yellowish grey spot on inner surface; whole pharynx, uvula and velum much inflamed; spot became larger, and others formed in pharynx; left tonsil became nearly as large as right; fetid breath; subsequently a bright scarlet eruption on face, neck, hands and chest, like scarlatina; almost total inability to swallow, especially fluids; aversion to liquids, particularly water.
||Quinsy: suppuration ran from left tonsil to right then from right to left, then back again to right, then both tonsils equally; and again one tonsil would amel. and the other grow agg.; whole posterior portion of throat was an edematous swelling, rising up like an insurmountable barrier; thick tough pieces of diphtheritic membrane were coming away, and new membranes constantly reforming; swelling in throat so large and tense that mouth could not be closed.
||Mucous follicles raised or swollen, and covered with a whitish, cream colored mucus.
||Whole membrane of throat swollen, dark red, with grey patches and small, irregular shaped ulcers; membrane peeled off occasionally; articulation and deglutition intensely painful; agg. after sleep.
||White ulcers on tonsils.
|Sore throat, beginning at left tonsil, swollen and ulcerated; throat feels swollen and raw, pricking and cutting pains shoot through tonsils when swallowing; submaxillary glands swollen, sore and aching pain in left ear; most pain when swallowing solids; food seems to pass over a lump;no aversion to cold drink; while drinking, fluid escaped through nose.
||Sore throat commencing on left tonsil, which was swollen and ulcerated, and presented a depression covered by a white patch; the disease later extended to palate and right tonsil, the parts red and shining.
||Throat highly inflamed, swollen, almost closed, grey diphtheritic spots on left side of throat.
||Sore throat, ulcer on inner side of each tonsil, tonsils red and slightly enlarged, rest of the throat dry.
||Ulcers increase in size and number, but neighboring membrane looks clearer.
||Small, round or irregular, grey white ulcers on tonsils and fauces, both sides.
||Tonsils swollen as almost to close throat.
||Right tonsil covered with ash grey membrane extending along free palatine border to uvula, which it had already involved; room loaded with diphtheritic odor; next day membrane had passed centre, involving whole arch of plate, and reaching far down on left tonsil.
||Right tonsil raw, swollen; grey white membrane there and on fauces.
||Whole of right tonsil covered with diphtheritic patch.
||Both tonsil swollen and covered with spots of exudation, like the mould on preserves.
||Tongue, fauces, tonsil, all swollen and covered with a dirty coating.
||On each tonsil a very thick exudation, covering nearly entire surface, while examining a large piece of membrane was accidentally detached from one tonsil, followed by considerable hemorrhage.
||Throat very sore, tonsils enlarged, especially left very large white patches; tonsils and pharynx deep purple red; putrid odor from throat; after patches were expectorated, they left throat very sore, raw and bloody.
||Throat very sore, agg. left side; large greenish ulcers on both tonsils, surrounded by grey white exudation, parts not covered are a deep purple red; swelling externally on both sides; after exudation on tonsil disappeared, a raw, bloody surface was left.
||White patches, like eggs of flies, on both tonsils, extending thence to back of throat; tonsils enlarged and deep red; felt she would suffocate at night from full feeling in throat, which prevented sleep; swallowing toast gave some pain, but seemed to clear throat, and she had to gulp it down.
||Gargling with warm water brought up a stringy mucus.
||Whole membrane of throat highly inflamed, swollen, and glands enlarged on both sides.
||False membrane in throat, thick, grey, or slightly yellow, or dark and almost black, or white an glistening almost like mother of pearl, or fish scales.
||Dark red, angry streaks of capillaries in fauces, giving place to shining, glistening deposit, or tough membrane; half arch is filled with sticky, fetid saliva.
|||Diphtheritic membrane white like china; mucous membrane of throat glistening as if varnished; membranes leave one side and go to the other repeatedly; desire for warm drinks, which may return through nose; post-diphtheritic paralysis.
|Glossy, shining appearance; disposition on part of membrane to change its position in fauces.
||Ulcers on throat shine like silver gloss, symptoms went from side to side; croupy symptoms not well marked; after exudation was cleared off, a deep excavation was left.
||Diphtheritic deposits look as if varnished; exudations migratory, now here, now there.
||Thick membranous mass lying on soft palate, left side; diphtheritic masses covering uvula and posterior wall of throat, next day, membrane on soft palate thicker, dirty brown on uvula and posterior walls and pillars of throat, much more extensive and offensive; very difficult deglutition; a large membranous mass, which threatened suffocation, having been removed by forceps; on following morning a second membrane had taken place of first, and walls of throat were covered with a dirty grey exudation; uvula almost black, and coarse shreds of membrane hanging from it.
|In morning throat very sore; right tonsil covered with ulcers and patches, which extended over palate and covered left tonsil; next day membrane extended across posterior wall of pharynx; uvula elongated, accompanied by chilliness, high fever, pains in head, back and limbs, great restlessness and extreme prostration. This was pronounced to be "severe diphtheria", but it soon got well.
||Throat sore, but little swelling, tonsils very slightly enlarged; soreness of throat, first chiefly right then left; well marked diphtheritic membrane on both sides of the throat situated on an inflamed red base 3/4 inch long, 1/4 inch wide, 1/2 inch thick, and the same length and width as at the base; anterior edge a dirty yellow; center more organized, pearly, glistening white like cartilage; membrane on right side seems more firm and dense, and disappeared later.
|Severe chills, headache, pain in back and limbs, restlessness and sore throat, three days later right tonsil covered with ashy grey membrane, extending along free palatine border to uvula, which it had already involved; peculiar diphtheritic odor in room, pulse small; skin clammy; rapid vital exhaustion; next day membrane involved whole arch of palate and passed down to left tonsil.
|Roof of mouth and back wall of pharynx coated with a greyish yellow deposit, greater part of which soon disappeared, lasting only about an hour; throat very much amel. by noon, deposit had nearly disappeared, but agg. again by night.
||Throat covered with diphtheritic membrane; uvula elongated, swollen and covered with black and white or grey diphtheritic deposit; back of throat extending to hard palate, all covered; breath very offensive; left side of neck swollen and almost even with jaw; great difficulty in swallowing; after throat began to improve, disease seemed to work through whole alimentary canal, for uvula and parts were very much swollen, and every little while there would be involuntary discharges of diphtheritic matter from uvula and rectum.
|Patch of diphtheritic membrane appeared first on right tonsil, then on left, and frequently alternated sides, swelling of neck [submaxillary and lymphatic glands.] also alternated in like manner; agg. during and after a cold storm from northeast; tickling in throat when drinking; one side of nose stopped up, the other free and discharging thin mucus at times and thin blood; this condition of nose also alternated; non-edematous swelling of eyelids, pink color of under lid, particularly of right eye; breathing hoarse and croupy, at times entire stoppage of breath; often snoring, and only possible through mouth; obstinate constipation, frequent desire, with darting pains in rectum, no power to expel, stool large in size, whitish, rough, scaly, hard; could not bear to be left alone an instant; saw big eyes and creeping things; must have light, yet is intolerant to light of sun; urine scanty, infrequent, no desire, coffee colored; 80 per cent of albumen and much mucus; quantity less than a gill in twenty-four hours.
|Fever: bathed in warm perspiration especially about the face, neck and hands; anxious expression; eyes watery and discharging; wants to sit up in mother's arms; cries and desists at every attempt to nurse; reaches for water, yet refuses to take it, respiration hoarse; crying whispered and broken often no sound at all; pulse 170; tongue, fauces and tonsils swollen and covered with dirty coating, drooling from mouth; throat tender to touch externally; thick, dirty, grey, diphtheritic membrane, covering free border of epiglottis, and extending off to each side; child refuses to swallow and sputters out the medicine, some returning through nose.
|Soreness of throat, accompanied by intense heat, pulse scarcely to be counted, prostration so complete that patient refused even to make an effort to take medicine; temperature 102.6 degrees, great sensitiveness of throat externally; symptoms after sleep; very thick exudate, covering nearly entire surface of each tonsil, which, if forcibly removed, is followed by considerable hemorrhage.
|Throat highly inflamed, swollen, almost closed, grey, diphtheritic patches on left side of throat; difficult breathing, at times suffocative spells, pulse 140; face flushed, swollen and hot; tongue dry and thickly coated, greyish white.
|On third day right tonsil swollen and on it a small diphtheritic patch, rest of throat inflamed; on fourth day both tonsils swollen and covered with diphtheritic patches, with difficult deglutition; high fever, restlessness, cried out and talked in sleep; complained of pains in head, back and limbs; bright scarlet redness on chest and around neck, which, on fifth day, extended all over body and legs; disease now at highest point; skin, in large patches, assumed a dark red color bordering on purple; whole body swollen; membrane, swelling and soreness on right side; deglutition impossible; refusing to drink while complaining of intense thirst; characteristic fetor in room; soreness on right side decreased and commenced on left; left tonsil and posterior wall of pharynx covered with membrane; posterior nares invaded; marked sensation of lump in throat on left side, when swallowing, with pain extending to left ear.; Tongue coated dirty, yellow white and slimy; absence of prostration; improvement commenced on seventh day and remedy was discontinued.
|Pains in limbs, small of back and head disappear, and throat becomes more painful, but looks better; often ulcers increase in size and number, but neighboring membrane looks clearer; agg. by empty deglutition; throat feels stiff; amel. after drinking, warm or cold, not thirst, but dry mouth, pain pushes toward left ear; right tonsil raw, swollen, grey white membrane there and on fauces; epistaxis when speaking or swallowing, in one case; sweat all over; great exhaustion with poisoned feeling; frequent micturition, urine dark; restless, legs and whole body, face burns dry; constant spitting, drooling; ulcers small, round or irregular, grey white; voice hoarse, interrupted by weakness and hoarseness.
||Throat filled with substance that looked like "smear kase; " throat, tongue, roof of mouth, gums and cheeks completely lined with this substance; mouth and throat filled with loose particles; horrible odor.
|Heaviness, and stomach bloated and tender; enlargement of tonsil, left tonsil agg.; feels weak; cannot eat or drink anything without pain in pit of stomach, shortness of breath and general languor.
||Membrane would leave throat, and a very severe interstitial hemorrhage of bright red blood would ensue; hemorrhage would slowly improve, and membrane appear again in throat, these had continued to alternate for several days.
||False membrane, thick grey, yellow or dark, surrounding mucous membrane dark or bright, may be agg. on either side, or inflammation shift from side to side, generally agg. on left False membrane, thick, yellowish grey, often greenish.
||Pharyngeal inflammation, with wholesale destruction of epithelium, viscidity of saliva, heat of palms, absolute necessity for constant change of position.
||Thick, dirty grey diphtheritic membrane covering free border of epiglottis, and extending off to each side.
||Uvula pretty free from membrane, but intensely sore and bleeds.
|Uvula coated [in seven cases.].
||After membrane exfoliates, mucous membrane appears raw bloody, with increased deglutition.
||In most cases of diphtheria, the throat symptoms begin on right side.
||Inflammation, ulcers and swelling shift from side to side, generally agg. on left Diphtheria and diphtheritic croup; membranous croup.
Awoke about four A.M. [second day.] with a feeling that she was going to have sore throat, rawness and soreness in throat on right side.
Swollen feeling in throat.
Feeling as if she wanted to expectorate but could get nothing up.
Sensation of a sac [lump?] In her throat on right side which seemed to descend when she swallowed, and scraped or rubbed against the mucous membrane as it went down; returning after deglutition.
Fauces and tonsil very sore and red.
Right tonsil appeared puckered and drawn up from circumference to center.
In center of right tonsil, a small black spot about the size of a pin-head.
Two long shaped ulcers on right tonsil, toward inner edge.
On third day a ring of a small yellow blisters around each ulcers, which later presented appearance of a false membrane.
False membrane on right tonsil but not on left.
Left tonsil became sore and inflamed on second day, when the right was not nearly so painful, by evening pain and soreness returned to right side when left side was relieved. This alternation from side to side continued one week when the painful symptoms wholly subsided.
All deglutition painful, but worse when swallowing solid food.
Pain extends to ear when swallowing.
Pains in throat worse in cold air.
Throat feels stiff as a board.
Feeling of lump in throat which goes down when swallowing, but returns; throat agg. on right side.
A lady, aged 50, a widow, mother of one child, is syphilitic, and has suffered very much with inflammation and ulceration of the tonsils and fauces-which are completely honeycombed by abscesses-and for the last month the pain and soreness has changed from one side to the other every day. For instance, the side that was sore yesterday is well to-day, and the side that was well yesterday is the sore one-to-day. She has been treated a long time for this disease without benefit by a professed homoeopath.
Four doses, 200th of this remedy were given, two each day, when improvement set in, and in ten days she was well, and has so remained without further medication.
"Right to left, and from left to right" - daily. - Wakeman.
One of my cases as little Moody, son of Moody, of "Moody and Sankey," sick with scarlatina "for the third time " [so reported]. His throat was full of large, foul, grey-yellow patches, deglutition extremely painful after sleep and from swallowing acid fruits, lumpy sensation in throat, unrest, delirium with undefined fears, considerable bright-red, fine eruption on face and chest, itching with dry skin. [I do not remember to have seen a case of diphtheria, so- called, fairly well defined, but some eruption appeared at some time during the disease.]. Lac can. CM., one dose dry, and in forty-eight hours after a dry powder of CM. potency, cured promptly without any other remedy.
In the use of Lac can. In diphtheria I have observed an interesting point: "It was twenty-four hours from the appearance to the entire disappearance of the patch in the throat" in the original proving. In prescribing I was just twenty-four hours before repeating the dose or reconsidering the case. If no better at end of twenty-four hours, with symptoms still pointing to Lac- can., I gave another powder of a different potency. I have thus obtained much more prompt and satisfactory results than when the remedy was given in water and repeated every three or four hours. Nichols.
APPETITE. Appetite improved; increased.
Cannot satisfy her hunger.
|Desire for highly-seasoned dishes, which is very unusual; has used pepper, mustard, and salt freely.
Great hunger for large quantities, often.
||Craves milk and drinks much of it.
Aversion to anything sweet.
No appetite or thirst.
||Thirst for a little at a time, but often, as throat is so dry and hot.
||Great thirst for large quantities, often.
||Desire for warmish water with a pinch of salt in it.
||Aversion to liquids, especially water.
||Appetite and strength failing; dislike to food, especially fat or greasy.
STOMACH. |Nausea, with headache, on waking; continuing all morning.
Nausea amel. by eructations of wind.
At 5 P.M. while smoking a cigar, great nausea with severe pain in stomach-pit; vomiting seemed imminent, but the sensation ceased in four or five minutes.
At 10: 15 A.M. empty, weak feeling in stomach-pit; next day, same at 6 P.M.
|Weak, sinking feeling at stomach-pit, on waking in morning.
Burning in epigastric region, feeling of a weight and pressure of a stone in stomach.
|||Great faintness of stomach and nausea.
||Nausea at beginning of diphtheria.
||The almost constant diphtheritic discharges from mouth and nose nearly ceased, and she almost immediately had spells of sickness of stomach, and would occasionally vomit pieces of membrane.
||Frequent attacks of severe vomiting, and when not so, always feeling of nausea, and fear to eat.
||Gnawing, hungry feeling not amel. by eating; everything she eats, except fish, makes her worse; the thought of milk makes her sick.
|Dyspeptic pain, a from a stone, or undigested food, in stomach pit at 9:45 P.M., followed by a stabbing pain in right lung, just below nipple.
|Burning in epigastric region, feeling of weight and pressure of stone in stomach; very thirsty; abdomen swollen and burning, with bearing down pains therein; mucous, yellow, liquid stools; pulse 100; pains and throbbing in temples; flushes on left cheek; red, circular spot below right malar bone burning to touch; no appetite, cannot bear food; jaw cracks while eating.
||Stomach tender and bloated; cannot eat or drink anything without pain in stomach-pit.
||Beating in stomach and bowels.
||Severe throbbing in region of solar plexus; when it becomes very severe, which it did daily for hours at a time, it would seem to extend or continue upwards to head, when dizziness and lightness of head would supervene, requiring her to lie down at once, otherwise she would fall violently to the floor.
||Gastralgia or cardialgia, agg. at menses, so she would drop to the floor, comes and goes suddenly.
ABDOMEN. Pain in right side of pelvis; while it lasted there was no pain in left side.
Pain and burning in left side of abdomen and pelvis, with weight and dragging on that side, clothes feel very heavy.
||Feeling of tension in left groin; does not want to walk or stand as it agg. the sensation; amel. by flexing leg on abdomen.
Very acute pain in left groin, extending up left side to crest of ilium; amel. by stool; sometimes the pain is in track of colon.
Abdomen swollen, and sensitive to deep pressure, which also nausea, the nausea passes off when pressure is removed.
Felt as though abdomen and chest were firmly compressed all over, as if the skin were contracted.
Abdomen very sensitive to pressure and weight of clothes, entirely amel. by removing them, during very profuse menses.
Pains in abdomen intermittent.
Pain in pelvis, principally over right ovarian region.
Headache (l) on first waking, and great pain in pelvis, most marked at right ovary.
|Pressure from within outwards, as if contents of abdomen would be forced out literally, just above pelvis.
Sensation while walking as if abdomen would burst.
||Severe burning pain right hypochondriac and iliac region and corresponding part of back, extending across back to left side of abdomen; agg. when on feet or when fatigued, amel. lying down.
|Abdomen very hard and swollen, in evening.
||Abdomen swollen and burning, with bearing down pains therein.
||Extreme heat in abdomen.
|Severe shooting pain in abdomen, passing in all directions.
||Intense sharp pain in left side of abdomen, with nausea while leaning forward.
||Pain and burning in left side of abdomen and pelvis, with weight and dragging on that side; clothes feel heavy.
|Pain in pelvis, principally in right ovarian region.
|Headache over left eye on first waking, and great pain in pelvis, most marked at right ovary.
|Pains in abdomen intermittent.
||Pain in abdomen, agg. leaning forward; amel. leaning back.
||Smarting in right groin; pains seem to be in pelvic bones, uterus and limbs.
|Very acute pain in left groin, extending up left side to crest of ilium, amel. by stool; sometimes pain in track of colon.
STOOL & RECTUM. Frequent desire for stool all through provings.
When having a soft passage great tenesmus; rectum does not act as if it had lost power, but as if it could not expel faeces because they are soft, and adhere to the parts like clay.
Constipation; occasionally natural passage; urgent desire for stool, but passes nothing but wind, or possibly one or two small pieces like sheep-dung; considerable wind in abdomen with rumbling, but never any pain.
Profuse diarrhoea, with colic-pain, diarrhoea watery, profuse, coming out with great force.
Great constipation before and after menses, bowels very loose (not diarrhoea) during menses.
||Mucous, liquid, yellow stools.
||Obstinate constipation; frequent desire with darting pain in rectum, no power to expel; stool large, whitish, rough, scaly, hard.
Frequent urging, passing only flatus or small black balls.
URINARY ORGANS. Urination causes intense pain in urethra soon passing off.
Sensation after urinating, as if bladder were still full; continued desire to urinate.
Frequent desire to urinate, which if not immediately attended to causes pain in bladder, a numb, dull sensation, if not amel. by urination it spreads over abdomen and left side to ends of fingers, never in head; would frequently wake at night dreaming of the pain, and would have to urinate to amel. it.
|Constant desire to urinate, passing large quantities frequently; at night she dreams of urinating, and wakes to find an immediate necessity; a less strong and healthy persons would probably have wet the bed.
(Nocturnal enuresis, a specific)
||Constant desire to urinate, with intense pain.
|Constant inclination to urinate which was restrained, as urination caused intense pain when coming in contact with vulva.
|Urine unusually frequent and dark.
|Urine frequent; especially at night; scanty, high colored; red sediment.
||Urine very scanty and dark.
|Urine dark, heavily loaded with thick, reddish sediment that adhered in different colored circles to bottom and sides of vessel.
||Great difficulty in urinating.
||Urinating only once in twenty-four hours, and then copiously, but with some difficulty and slight irritation.
||Urine scanty, infrequent, coffee colored, no desire to urinate, quantity less than a gill in twenty-four hours, eighty per cent albumen, with much mucus.
||No urine for 47 3/4 hours, bladder pretty full, parts fearfully swollen, and irritation on urination very great.
||Urine partially suppressed.
|Constant desire to urinate, urine scanty.
MALE SEXUAL ORGANS. Sexual desire quite marked.
Right spermatic cord, low down, sore to touch.
|Chancre on prepuce, left side of frenum; penis greatly swollen; chancre like a cauliflower excrescence, red, smooth, and glistening, granulating rapidly from center to circumference.
(Small sore at entrance of urethra; parts of glans around urethra an open ulcer, exhaling most fetid smell, and with most excruciating pain; red, glistening appearance).
||Gonorrheal pains, intermittent, in front, middle, or posterior part of urethra; when the gonorrhea is amel., catarrh set in.
||Large chancre on dorsum of penis, with a fungoid bacteric mass covering whole of corona glandis, which was at first of a glossy, shining white appearance, and later covered with a fungus, looking like fully developed aphthae, edges of swollen prepuce covered with nodosities and itching.
|Penis enormously swollen, and a chancre on glans like a cauliflower excrescence, over half an inch in diameter; it was red, smooth and glistening; no pain in a week there appeared two small chancres, deep, sharp edges, clean and with same shining appearance.
||Small sore at entrance of urethra; kept getting agg.; prepuce involved for about half an inch, and parts of glans around urethra an open ulcer, exhaling most fetid smell, and with most excruciating pain; hemorrhage at 10 P.M. every evening, and during day when removing dressings; constant desire to urinate, with intense pain; no sleep for a fortnight, red, glistening appearance.
|Prepuce involved for about an eighth of an inch, and parts of glans penis around urethra an open ulcer exhaling most fetid smell; pain excruciating; hemorrhages at ten every evening and during day when removing dressing; desire to urinate constant, and accompanied by intense pain; had not slept for a fortnight; red, glistening appearance of ulcers.
||Buboes and chancres.
FEMALE SEXUAL ORGANS. Menses scanty; terribly cross and impatient first day, severe paroxysmal pains in uterine region, causing nausea; occasional pain in left ovarian region, passing about half-way down thigh, on upper part of it; all these pains amel. by bending backward; pain and aching in right lumbar region when leaning forwards (as in sewing) even for a short time; entire amel. when bending back.
Menses scanty at first; with pain in left ovary.
Menses very profuse; abdomen very sensitive to pressure and weight of clothes, entire amel. by removing them.
Several cases of membranous dysmenorrhea.
Dysmenorrhea, pain in left groin, with bearing down and nervousness.
Leucorrhea all day, but none at night, even after taking a long walk.
Slight leucorrhea during the day, agg. when standing or walking.
Several pain in right ovarian region, completely amel. by a flow of bright-red blood, which lasted an hour, and did not return.
In afternoon, intermittent, sharp pains in right ovarian region.
Constant pain in right ovary.
Sharp pains beginning in left ovary, and darting like lightning either towards right ovarian region, or else up left side and down arm, or sometimes down both thighs; but generally down left leg to foot, which is numb; pains like labor-pains; accompanied by great restlessness of legs and arms, and great aching in lumbar region; (5th d. after premature labor).
||Sharp, lancinating pains like knives cutting upward from os uteri, and as these were being relieved, sensation as of needles darting upwards in uterus.
|Escape of flatus from vagina.
Pressure on anterior part of vulva, entire amel. by sitting; sensation as if everything were coming out of vulva, with frequent desire to urinate and smarting in urethra.
|Itching in left side of labia, with rough eruptive condition on left side of vagina, with acrid leucorrhea; excoriating severely.
Great swelling of left labia, and terrible pain while urinating (from gonorrhea).
|Intense painful soreness of vulva, extending to arms, coming on very suddenly about noon, and lasting for about two hours; came on again during evening; could not walk, stand or sit; amel. by lying on back and separating the knees as far as possible.
|Raw and bad-smelling sore between labia and thighs, in folds of skin; agg. when walking, would rather keep still all the time; these sores are covered with a disgusting white exudation.
Sexual organs extremely excited; very much agg. from the slightest touch, as putting the hand on the breast, or from the pressure of vulva when sitting, or the slight friction caused by walking.
After pains very distressing, extending to thighs, rather agg. on right side.
Menses very stringy and sticky, cannot get rid of them.
Urination caused intense pain in vulva, when even the least drop of urine came in contact with it.
Breast very sore and sensitive to pressure for a day or two during menses.
|Breasts very sore and painful with sharp, darting pain in right ovarian region extending to knee, very painful and must keep leg flexed ( 1st d. after miscarriage at 6th months)
Constant pain in breasts, they feel very sore when going up or down stairs.
Constant pain in nipples.
Breast sensitive to deep pressure.
Breast painful; feel as if full of very hard lumps agg. going up or down stairs.
Loss of milk while nursing, without known cause.
Galactorrhea (many causes).
Dries up the milk when nursing.
Given for an ulcerated throat to a nursing woman, it cured the throat and nearly dried up the milk.
After two doses of c.m. rapid decrease in size of breast and quantity of milk in a lady who wanted to wean her child.
Heat in ovarian and uterine region (with menses); inflammatory and congestive condition of ovaries before menses; especially of right ovary, with extreme soreness and sensitiveness, which makes every motion and position, even breath, painful.
||Pain in abdomen principally in right ovarian region.
||Sharp pain in right ovary.
|In afternoon, sharp pains in right ovarian region, not constant but intermittent.
|Severe pain in right ovarian region, amel. by flow of bright red blood.
|Pain in left ovarian region; across lower part of abdomen.
||Constant burning pain in left ovarian region, extending from left leg even to foot.
|Inflammatory and congested condition of uterus, with extreme soreness and tenderness, that made every motion, position, and even breath painful.
||Parenchymatous metritis (two cases), in one, uterus three times as large as natural, round as a ball, and body very hard, cervix obliterated by altered form of body; uterus sensitive.
||Much pain before and after menses, severe headache and entire prostration for first day or so.
||Pain in uterine region, passing down inside of thighs, half way to knees, and right leg feels numb.
|Pains in uterine region, all day, no particular direction except down inner side of thigh half way to knees.
||Severe pain in entire uterine region, with profuse discharge of yellow, brown and bloody leucorrhea, two weeks after menses; intense pain and enlargement of left ovary, which could be seen protruding.
|Blood bright red and stringy, hot as fire, coming in gushes and clotting easily; constant bearing down pain, as if every thing would come out of vulva.
||Uterine hemorrhage for six weeks; ovarian pains alternated sides, as did the chronic headache.
|||Menses: 14 days too soon, profuse; seven days too soon, flow came in gushes, scanty, intermittent, bright red and stringy, preceded by much flatulence from bowels; very stringy and sticky, cannot get rid of them.
|||Great engorgement of breasts, with sensitiveness to touch, precedes menses.
||Menses nearly ceased; at menses much pain in right thigh and uterus, constant desire for stool, very low spirited.
|Dysmenorrhea, abdomen sensitive even to weight of clothing; flatus from vagina.
|Sore throats are very apt to begin and end with menstruation.
|Leucorrhea, very profuse during day, none at night, discharge whitish and watery; pain in small of back; very irritable, agg. standing or walking.
||Bearing down as though everything would fall out through vagina, with very frequent desire to urinate, and smarting in urethra.
||Great swelling of left labia and terrible pain while urinating; from gonorrhea.
||Foul smell from genitals.
||Pressure on labia causes a slight flow of blood; menstruation commenced entirely normal.
||Great irritation about vulva and rectum.
|Urination causes intense pain in vulva, when even least drop of urine comes in contact with it.
|Itching of vulva.
|Breast very sore, sensitive to least pressure; dull, constant aching pain in them all evening.
|Breast very painful, but no lumps; pains are caused by least jar; has to hold breast firmly when going up or down stairs; breast agg. towards evening, pressure of her arm, in natural position, caused considerable pain.
|Breasts very painful and sore, feel as if full of hard lumps, very painful when going up or down stairs.
||Soreness and enlargement of breasts.
|Breasts seem very full.
|Constant pain in nipples.
After pains very severe, and shooting down thighs.
Knots and cakes in breast, after miscarriage.
Loss of milk while nursing, without known cause.
Serviceable in almost all cases where it is required to dry up milk.
Given for an ulcerated throat to a nursing woman, it cured throat and nearly dried up milk.
RESPIRATORY ORGANS. Slight hoarseness, with now and then a change of voice, after walking, but soon passing away.
Cough from tickling in upper anterior part of larynx, agg. when talking and also when lying.
Cough from tickling under middle of sternum.
Cough with pain and oppression of chest; it jars her all over.
Loss of voice, cannot speak in a whisper (pharyngitis).
Marked soreness on touching larynx (diphtheria).
Sensation as if the breath would leave her when lying down and trying to sleep, has to jump up and stir around for an hour or so every night.
||Loss of voice.
||Throat troubles her much if she reads aloud or talks more than usual; it seems almost as though it was stopping up, and she feels very hoarse, but has no soreness; there is a feeling of fullness and choking.
||Unable to speak loud; distressed feeling while speaking.
||Respiration was hoarse, crying was whispered and broken often no sound at all.
||Excessive hoarseness, and tickling choking sensation, amel. moving about.
||Voice hoarse and husky; interrupted by weakness and scarceness. Hoarseness
||Larynx sensitive to pressure.
||Constriction in lower part of larynx, like a finger across throat; feeling as of a bar across back of throat.
||Difficult breathing; during evening had severe suffocating spells.
||Terrible dyspnoea immediately after sleep, first on left side of chest; dyspnoea compelled her to be lifted upright with violent exertion to get breath; sharp pain in region of heart with each attack.
||Breathing hoarse and croupy, and at times an entire stoppage of breath, when it would resume with a violent effort.
||Breathing often snoring only possible through mouth.
||Great difficulty in breathing, could not lie down flat.
||Breathing very labored.
||Loud snoring during sleep.
||Sensation as if breath would leave her when lying down and trying to sleep; has to jump up and stir around for an hour or so every night.
|Tickling sensation in throat, causing cough; in afternoon quite hoarse.
|Cough from tickling in upper anterior part of larynx, amel. talking and lying down.
||Cough caused by irritation in upper part of throat, agg. lying down at night, also after eating and drinking and after talking; with soreness of left side of throat and constant desire to urinate.
||Cough on taking a long breath, not when swallowing.
||Hard metallic cough.
||Croupy cough, a dry, hoarse bark, penetrating through closed doors all over the house.
||Cough and dyspnoea.
||Constant cough, accompanying soreness.
||Expectoration of profuse, sticky, tough, white mucus in masses with coryza.
CHEST. Terrible dyspnoea immediately after sleep, first on left side of chest, the dyspnoea compelled her to be lifted upright with violent exertion to get breath; there was sharp pain in region of heart with each of these attacks; after the medicine had but one attack of dyspnoea, and all the pain was referred to right side of chest (acute rheumatism).
Lungs feel as though fast to chest, agg. while writing.
Clavicles sore to touch.
Stabbing pain in right lung below nipple, preceded by pain in stomach-pit as of a stone or undigested food.
Sharp pain in right breast at 4 P.M.
Feeling of oppression and tightness behind sternum, with desire to draw a deep breath.
||Sharp, incisive pain between scapulae, passing through sternum, with a sensation of pressure or constriction of chest in afternoon.
||Trembling, jerking and fluttering through lungs, with numb, prickling sensation all over body, legs and arms.
||Pulse so rapid it could scarcely be counted.
Palpitation of heart irregular causing shortness of breath.
||Heart beats rapidly from slight causes, Pulse quick, full and strong, with pains in chest and throat.
|Pulse of little volume.
||Pulse 130, wiry, weak.
||Pulse: quick and feeble; 100; 149; 170; 130-140; almost gone.
||Pulse rapid, quick.
BACK AND NECK. ||Neck stiff.
Sharp neuralgic pain under right scapula.
Lameness and cutting pain under left scapula, agg. turning in bed.
Sharp, cutting pain under left scapula, shooting forwards through lung.
Backache nearly all day between scapulae, agg. after becoming warm, somewhat amel. by leaning back.
Pain in sacrum agg. by stooping, amel. by leaning back, with weakness; this pain extended around left side of pelvis ( leaving the back) to inside of thigh, followed by a bloody leucorrheal discharge after six hours, which came all at once, leaving labia extremely sensitive.
Spine aches from base of brain to coccyx (pharyngitis)
||Pain in back of neck.
Weakness in muscles of upper part of back.
||Wandering pains in nape, with stiffness.
Stiffness and soreness of the muscles of the neck.
||Neck aches, making her want to bend head forwards; entire spine sensitive.
Paralysis of muscles of the neck, causing head to fall forwards so that it rests on upper part of sternum.
||Spine aches from base of brain to coccyx.
||Heat, pain and beating in small of back.
||Pain in back.
Wakes with severe pain in lower part of back, it is often five minutes before she can straighten; pain leaves her when she has been about work a short time, not returning till morning.
||Intense, unbearable pain across supersacral region, extending to right natis and down right sciatic nerve; pain so severe as to prevent sleep or rest; at same time diphtheritic sore throat on right side, with sensation of a lump, could not swallow solid food.
UPPER LIMBS. Painful swelling and hardness, with suppuration of left axillary gland; menses came on at same time.
Pains down right arm and in fingers, which feel cramped; does not seem to have the same power in right hand.
|From draught in evening, sudden, violent pains in right shoulder, so much that when retiring she could not raise arm to finish toilet, as if disabled by dislocation.
||Two warts on little finger.
Right wrist lame and painful.
Sharp, shooting pains in ball of right thumb.
Sharp pain round left arm, as of a cutting instrument; felt principally at the vaccination cicatrix; passed from thence to left elbow and disappeared; (forty-five minutes after first dose).
Trembling of left hand as in paralysis agitans.
Woke at night feeling very chilly, with sharp pain in left hand, and sensation in left arm as if asleep; lasting fifteen minutes.
Palms and soles burning hot.
||Two warts on little finger noticed to be leaving.
Painful eruptions on axillae, like most herpes, exceedingly painful on washing them.
Veins in hands look bluer than usual, they are swollen.
Sensation as if an insect were crawling on shoulders and neck, occasionally on hands.
Perspiration in axillae, stains linen bright orange color, no smell.
|Very fetid perspiration in axillae, staining linen brown
Wrists very lame, esp. right which has sharp pains passing from thumb to little finger.
||Neuralgic pains in shoulders, left then right; then vice versa.
||Pain in one or other shoulder.
||Shoulders and arms ache.
||Partial paralysis of left arm, unable to raise hand to head; on attempting to do so was seized with sharp pains in arm below shoulder.
||Left hand bloats and is numb, with trembling, jerking and fluttering through lungs; numb, pricking sensation all over body, arms and legs.
|Sharp pain in left hand, left arm as if asleep
||Trembling of left hand, as in paralysis agitans.
||Fingers extremely cold but not rest of hands.
Severe pains in all the bones.
Pains in joints of left hand, left ankle, left knee; extremely painful, swollen and red. The day previous, had similar pains and swelling in right ankle and right knee; pain was sharp, darting, erratic, now here, now there and agg. by any motion.
||Pain in left shoulder extending across to right; could scarcely move arm.
LOWER LIMBS. A few days before menses, inside of both thighs became raw and painful when walking, they then broke out with large, flat, red pimples; the soreness soon left; but the pimples remained.
Varicose veins on outer right thigh, from hip to knee.
Sensation of numbness in left leg with great heat as if burning, but cool to touch; brought on by pressure.
Stiffness through thighs, agg. on attempting to move after sitting.
Veins of feet and ankles very much swollen.
Feet swollen and very sore, causing considerable pain while walking.
Numbness and paralytic feeling in inner side of both knees, extending to both big toes.
||Pain in right hip and leg while walking, with a trembling of leg, and slight feeling of uncertainty, esp. on going down stairs.
||Articular rheumatism in right hip and knee joints, especially former; she was seated in an arm chair, unable to move, complaining of bruised, smarting, lancinating pains in both joints and in lumbar region with swelling of affected joints; pains agg. by slightest motion at night; by touch and by pressure of bed clothes; next day pains and swelling had gone to left hip and knee joints, leaving right almost free; the ensuing day they had almost entirely disappeared from left hip and knee joints and had again attacked right hip and knee; complaining, moaning, and sighing on account of her sufferings and probable termination of her illness.
|Rheumatic pains in left hip and along sciatic nerve; wandering pains in nape of neck, with stiffness, pains in one or other shoulder; pain above left eye and heaviness of eyelids; sensitiveness to light.
|Intense, unbearable pain across supersacral region, extending to right natis and down right sciatic nerve; pain so severe as to prevent sleep or rest (sciatica).
||Partial paralysis of right leg from miscarriage; has to use a cane; leg numb and stiff, but cannot keep it still any length of time; feels amel. flexing it on abdomen.
Right ovary sore by spells and pain darts down leg sometimes to foot.
Numb pains chiefly in ankles, agg. while quiet, with swelling; veins of ankles distended; amel. while extreme heat is applied (rheumatism).
Ecthyma, on right leg.
||Aching pains in limbs and back
Staggers in walking.
Rheumatism beginning in soles flying from joint to joint and side to side, agg. every evening and by movement and touch, numb pains in ankle.
Burning of hands and feet at night (ovaralgia).
||Cannot walk any distance, trembling through right thigh, and feeling as though entire lower portion of body was giving away; felt as though something was strained across lower part of bowels.
||Limbs cold to knees.
|Bruised pains in soles of feet, stiffness of ankle, knee and hip joints, and occasionally intense pains which move upwards, pain in ankle as of a dull plug pushing; joints stiff and sore, tender to touch; agg. from heat and least motion; later knees and then hips became involved; at first the left ankle was attacked, and then, after some hours suffering, the right with relief to left, and so on with knees and hips; chest affected, terrible dyspnoea coming on immediately after sleep, first on left side; compelled her to be lifted upright with violent exertion to get breath, sharp pain in cardiac region; urine scanty and dark; pain in right side of throat; generally agg. at 5 P.M.
||After exposure to cold night air when drunk, sharp, darting pains, agg. by any motion, with swelling in right knee and right ankle; next day joints of left knee and left ankle and left hand extremely painful, moderately swollen, slightly red, ensuing day, left ankle and knee better, but right shoulder and elbow similarly affected.
|Numb pains, chiefly in ankles, agg. while quiet, with swelling; veins of ankles distended; amel. while extreme heat is applied.
||Almost constant pain in right hip.
||Ecthyma: a sore breaks out in right leg, excessive itching; inflammation then swelling, blisters form and suppuration sets in; afterwards clear lymph, then discharge of matter; then scabs and scales, turning eventually into a bran-like desquamation; scars have left discolored skin.
||Restlessness in legs.
||Cramps in feet.
|Pains in limbs as if beaten.
||Bruised pains in soles making it difficult to walk; in twelve days pains suddenly left soles and appeared in right knees joint, being smarting, lancinating, with light swelling of joint; could not move affected limb, as least motion agg. pains, as did touch and pressure of bed clothes; on following day left knee joint affected in same way, right amel.; on ensuing day right again affected, with relief to left; afterwards hip joints attacked alternately same symptoms, alternating like these in pains and swelling, left joints one day with amel. of right and vice versa; also lancinating pains in left side of chest; after four days wrist joints affected, first right, with same symptoms as those of lower extremities, symptoms of one side of body alternating with those of the other; not able to move himself in bed, lancinating pains made him cry out, constipation, sleeplessness, no fever, pains and swelling agg. every evening, night by movement touch and pressure of bed clothes; numb pains chiefly in ankles agg.
||Burning of hands and feet at night.
Cramping pain in calf of right leg at night. Was compelled to get up and rub it, which agg.; had this cramping every night for a week.
A knot (objective subjective) in calf of right leg when cramping; sensation as if some one had a stick in muscle and was twisting it around. (Never had cramp except when pregnant several years before.)
Sore aching, with throbbing in the outer side, and along sole of right foot, excruciating pains coming and going by spells; unable to stand on foot during the pain.
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