Like other serpent poisons, it produces swelling of the whole body or special parts and local inflammations. General torpor and listlessness, even insensibility. Sensation, as if internal organs distant from each other were drawn together.; for example, the ovary and heart.
Neuralgic pains, preceded or followed by nausea and vomiting; a sense of dull, heavy constriction, often extending from the forehead to the occiput, with ringing in the ears, palpitation, etc.
Clinical. Symptoms of hay fever, with asthmatic breathing, especially with dryness in the larynx, suffocation; aggravation by lying down; must be held erect to breathe; aggravated by sleeping.
Dryness in the mouth and throat. Sense of constriction, with grasping at the throat; inability to swallow.Clinical. Diphtheritic inflammation; patient is cyanotic, gasps, wakes from sleep in distress, with palpitation, intermittent and thready pulse, threatening paralysis of the heart.
Constrictive pains in the left ovary, with palpitation. A feeling as if the ovary and heart were being drawn together.
Constriction and suffocated feeling in the larynx. Dyspnoea (<) lying down. Respirations rapid and superficial, with irregular, feeble pulse. A short cough, at times paroxysmal, even associated with a feeling of rawness in the larynx and trachea. Expectoration bloody or viscid. Asthmatic constriction in the chest in the evening, (>) expectoration of mucus.
Pain in the region of the heart, a peculiar depressed feeling. Palpitation. Fluttering. Pulse becomes irregular and very feeble, with cyanosis; gasping for breath on waking from sleep. Pains in the heart extend to the shoulder and neck, with extreme anxiety.Clinical. Not infrequently indicated in rheumatic diseases of the heart, with irregular, feeble action, particularly with cough, asthmatic breathing, suffocative constriction of he chest; angina pectoris.