Moaning or sliding down in bed from excessive weakness. (Typhoid).
Tongue dry, leathery and shrunken; one-third its natural size. (Typhoid).
Hæmorrhoids: Swollen and blue, and so sensitive to touch that they cannot bear the contact of the sheet.
Great debility; as soon as he sits down his eyes close; lower jaw hangs down; slides down in bed.
Malignant affections of mouth; Ulcers, deep, dark, base bluish, offensive, foul breath.
Diarrha: Stool involuntary while urinating. Cannot urinate without having bowels move at the same time.
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This remedy, also one of our best remedies in typhoids, is found useful in cases of lower grade than in the Phosphoric acid case. It comes nearer to Carbo vegetabilis than any other remedy.
Its indications are given in "Hering's Guiding Symptoms" as well as anywhere. There is decomposition of fluids; the stools are involuntary while passing urine; stools dark, thin, or hæmorrhage of dark liquid blood. Mouth full of dark-bluish ulcers; unconscious. Moaning and sliding down in the bed from excessive weakness; lower jaw fallen, tongue dry, leathery and shrunken to a third of its natural size, and paralyzed; pulse weak and intermittent. It is hardly possible to draw a picture of a more desperate case of typhoid than this. It is not necessary to resort to quinine, brandy or any other fashionable so-called stimulants. Broth, milk or oatmeal gruel for nourishment, and Muriatic acid will do all that can be done for the saying of the life of such a patient, and will do it quicker and with less liability to relapse than any other course of treatment. Of course the friends are anxious, even desperate, and a show of work must be made. If much pressure is brought to bear in the way of suggestions or demands for counsel, all sorts of wonderful prescriptions that cured a great many cases like this, let Sac. lac. be given every five minutes. It is a wonderfully quieting medicine (to friends and meddlers) and should never be omitted. Send the most rampant howler off on horseback miles away, if you can, for something, no matter what. That is indispensable to the patient's recovery. The greatest danger to the patient is, that the physician losing his presence of mind, will suffer himself to be led or driven away from the only true helpful course. This advice is given only to those who need it. Many a patient has died because his physician "lost his head" under this kind of pressure.
Muriatic acid is very useful in hæmorrhoids, swollen and blue, and so sensitive to touch that they cannot bear the contact of the sheet.
Rectum prolapses easily (Ignatia, Ruta), cannot urinate without it coming down. Also when wind is passed or bowels move.
Bladder weak, urine passes slowly, or must press until rectum protrudes.
Cannot bear the least touch, not even sheet on genitals (Murex).
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