Scarlet fever

Last modified on January 11th, 2019

Scarlet Fever

 

BELLADONNA.

Bright-red, hot face. Glossy, scarlet skin:intense heat: “burns the hand.”

Eyes red, injected: pupils later very dilated.

Lips, mouth, throat, red, dry, burning.

Jerking, twitching: possibly wild delirium.

(Apis is better cool, uncovered: Belladonna better warm. Bell has more thirst than Apis.)

“Where Belladonna has been used for prophylaxis, or cure, cases abort, or run a mild course; leave no sequelae; are not infectious.”

APIS.

Rough rash, or rash does not come out. Throat oedematous, with stinging pain.

Convulsions, when rash fails to appear.

Worse heat: covering: warm room. (Bell needs heat.)

AILANTHUS.

“Malignant scarlet fever.”

Rash plentiful, bluish: or slow to appear: patchy, and livid.

Throat livid, swollen: deep ulcers (tonsils).

Pupils widely dilated. (Belladonna)

Semi-conscious; restless; muttering.

Tongue, dry, parched, cracked.

MERCURIUS.

Sore, foul mouth- throat-tonsils.

Perspiration which aggravates the symptoms.

RHUS TOX.

Acute diseases take on typhoid form.

“Rhus supplants Belladonna if child gets drowsy and restless.”

Tongue red, or (characteristic) red tip.

AMMONIUM CARB.

Malignant (Ail.). Somnolent: red rash: putrid throat; patchy surface.

Blood-poisoning: great dyspnoea.

Face dusky and puffy.

LACHESIS.

Advanced-malignant-with purple face.

Worse for heat. Bursting, hammering (head).

Throat worse left side: may extend to right.

Nothing must touch throat.

Loquacious delirium: sleeps into aggravation.

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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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