Diphtheria

Last modified on January 11th, 2019

Diphtheria

 

MERCURIUS CYANIDE.

Is almost specific. Especially where the mouth is foul, and there is a vile taste.

LACHESIS.

Mouth not foul, disease left side: may cross to right.

Face and throat look cyanotic. Choking.

Great sensitiveness throat; patient cannot stand touch of clothing.

Aggravation from heat: after sleep. The longer the sleep, the worse on waking.

Mentals: loquacity and suspicion.

LYCOPODIUM.

Mouth not foul: disease right side, may go to left.

Warm drinks more easily swallowed: (rev. of Lachesis) but reverse sometimes the case.

Nostrils flap; frowning forehead.

PHYTOLACCA.

Membrane grey or white, (?) starts on uvula.

May spread from right tonsil to left (Lycopodium). But, unlike Lycopodium, worse from heat.

Fauces dark red: complains of lump or red-hot ball stuck in throat.

Pain goes to ear in swallowing.

LAC CANINUM.

Nervous, imaginative, highly sensitive.

Skin hypersensitive (Lachesis) Membrane pearly. Milky coating on tongue.

Characteristic feature is alternation of sides: jumps from side to side, and back.

ARSENICUM.

Membrane dry, shriveled: with anxiety, restlessness and prostration.

Worse 1 a.m.: 1-2 a.m.

Thirst for frequent sips of cold water.

DIPHTHERINUM.

Malignant from onset. Painless.

Dark-red swelling tonsils and throat.

Breath and discharge very offensive.

Temp. low, or subnormal.

Prostration and collapse from the start.

Patient, from the first, seems doomed.

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Margaret Lucy Tyler

Margaret Lucy Tyler

Margaret Lucy Tyler, 1875 – 1943, was an English homeopath who was a student of James Tyler Kent. She qualified in medicine in 1903 at the age of 44 and served on the staff of the London Homeopathic Hospital until her death forty years later. Margaret Tyler became one of the most influential homeopaths of all time. Margaret Tyler wrote - How Not to Practice Homeopathy, Homeopathic Drug Pictures, Repertorising with Sir John Weir, Pointers to some Hayfever remedies, Pointers to Common Remedies.

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