Septicemia

Last modified on January 11th, 2019

Septicem

 

This is a term which includes many different conditions. All the infectious fevers are, in one sense, diseases of blood-poisoning, the poison in each case being specific-that is, peculiar to the disease it produces. Again, the condition known as “pyaemia” is a blood-poisoning disease. This is brought about by the absorption of putrid matter into the blood from unhealthy abscesses and wounds, and results in the formation of abscesses in joints and other parts of the body, and is almost invariably fatal. Differing from this, though often confounded with it under the same name, is, “septicaemia,” resulting from the absorption of the products of decomposition (“septic material”) into the blood and producing fever. Diphtheria is also a blood-poisoning disease, and may arise directly from the poisonous emanations of bad drainage.

The two conditions usually referred to when “blood-poisoning” is mentioned without further qualification are pyaemia and septicaemia. These are grave conditions, and always be treated by a medical man.

General Treatment.-The patient must be placed in the best possible hygienic conditions, with abundance of pure air and pure water. The diet must be of the lightest and most nourishing possible, and be given frequently. Stimulants will be administered as the physician directs, but their place can often be taken with advantage by homoeopathic medicines.

Medicines.-(To be given frequently, every hour or two.)

Baptisia 3.-

Fever of typhoid type; broad, coated tongue; loose bowels,, formation of abscesses.

Arsenicum 3.-

Fever of typhoid type, red tongue, thirst, anxiety.

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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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