Influenza

Last modified on January 3rd, 2019

Influenza

 

INFLUENZA. See COLD.

INFLUENZA (EPIDEMIC).–This is an infectious and contagious disease, depending on blood-poisoning by a specific contagion. The symptoms are fever, pains all over the body, especially the head and eyes; foul tongue, disordered stomach and bowels, and great weakness; symptoms of cough and cold.

General Treatment.–Rest in bed, warmth, support with nourishment in a digestible form, as long as the symptoms are acute. There is a modified form of the disease which requires care, but not necessarily either rest in bed or confinement to the house.

Medicines.–(Every hour when the symptoms are urgent.)

Baptisia 3x.

–This is the most generally useful medicine. The indications are : Fever, soreness all over, coated tongue, dull,heavy, drowsy appearance.

Aconite 3.

–High fever, restlessness, thirst, anxiety.

Phytol 3.

–Sore throat, headache, backache.

Bryon. 3.

–Rheumatic pains, patient cannot bear to move.

Mercurius sol. 6.

–When sore throat is a prominent symptom. Symptoms worse at night, heavy perspiration which gives no relief.

Arsen. 3.

–When there is much coryza, thirst, low, typhoid condition and prostration. (Arsenicum, if taken two or three times a day when an epidemic is present, will generally ward off an attack).

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John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica

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