Fevers in general

Last modified on January 11th, 2019

Fevers in general

 

ACONITE.

Sudden, simple fever. from CHILL, STRESS EXCITEMENT, FRIGHT, SHOCK FATIGUE, AFTER OPERATIONS. From COLD DRY winds.

Early stages of illness, with aconite symptoms viz.: Restlessness. Anguish.

Fear: fear of death.

Worse at night.

Pulses throbbing and bounding; rapid.

Throbbing and palpitation. (Acts like a charm.)

(N.B. – Later on, in severe illness, ARSENICUM is, mentally, very like ACONITE. But Aconite is a superficial, quick-acting remedy, for sudden, acute conditions.)

BELLADONNA.

Flushed.

Brilliant eyes and cheeks.

Pupils dilated.

Dry, burning heat of skin, throat face.

Dry mouth and throat. Sore, dry, red.

May be delirious.

Early stages of INFLAMMATIONS.

Jerking and twitching in sleep.

Pains throbbing in character.

Scarlet fever type of fevers, and SCARLET FEVER. Protects against scarlet fever.

Palliative and abortive in early stages of all inflammations – visible parts red, hot, swollen and dry.

FERRUM PHOS.

Half way between Aconite and Phosphorus Lacks the fear of Aconite, the burning of Belladonna and the intense thirst of Phosphorus

GELSEMIUM.

Influenzal types of fever.

VERY HEAVY EYELIDS and LIMBS.

Aching, head and limbs.

Chills up and down back.

Feverish colds with severe headache, and the Gelsemium HEAVINESS and CHILLS. Usually thirstless.

Useful in measles. (Pulsatilla Belladonna)

ARSENICUM.

Extreme mental restlessness; anxiety; prostration. (Comp. Rhus Acon:)

BAPTISIA.

Drowsy, dusky-red face; comatose.

Pneumonia, with this besotted condition.

TYPHOID, and typhoid conditions.

Gastric and bowel troubles, with this state – drowsy, dusky-red, comatose.

Gastric forms of influenza.

Typhoid forms of influenza.

TYPHOID (Pyrogen.) (See Typhoid Section.)

BRYONIA.

WORSE FROM MOVEMENT.

Dry mucous membranes.

White tongue. Thirsty. Irritable.

Dry, hard, dark stool.

Dry inflammations of “serous” membranes, as in pleurisy, meningitis, inflamed joints. Bryonia’s pains are sharp, and provoked by motion; even by breathing. Better pressure.

RHUS TOX.

RESTLESSNESS. Pain will not let patient lie still; even though movement hurts.

Restless, but not the anguish and mental restlessness of Aconite and Arsenicum.

Worse for COLD, for DAMP, and when at rest.

Chilly.

MERCURIUS SOL.

Very offensive sweat.

Foul, very offensive mouth and tongue.

Thirst, with salivation.

Sweet, or salt, or filthy taste.

ARNICA.

Desperate cases, typhoid, &c., where the patient says he is quite well; or, intense soreness, where the bed feels too hard.

CHAMOMILLA.

Fevers at 9 a.m., with frantic irritability.

Repetition of Dose.

Every four hours till better.

About the author

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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