Synonym – Lyssin. A Nosode. The Saliva of a rabid dog. Preparation – Alcoholic tincture.
GENERAL ANALYSIS AND THERAPEUTICS.
Hydrophobinum was introduced and proved by Hering in 1833, fifty years before Pasteur’s experiments with the serum. It might not be amiss to remark here that Hering was the first to anticipate the probability of being able to prevent hydrophobia and variola by the use of their respective morbific poisons, and to treat the same after their development by the same poisons. he thus anticipated and laid the foundation for the popular vaccine therapy of the present day, which is universally recognized to be homoeopathic in its principle if not in its administration. In Pasteur’s method of administration of the saliva of a mad dog to prevent and cure hydrophobia, he is working along along homoeopathic lines in seeking to neutralize a virus in the system by the introduction of the same virus in a modified form. The same is true of all serum treatments which are essentially homoeopathic in their nature.
The action of Hydrophobinum is principally upon the nervous system, producing phenomena similar to those produced by the direct introduction of the poison by the infected animal. The chief symptoms are convulsions, headaches, and other troubles brought on by dazzling light or the sight of running water.
Mind. Lyssophobia; fear of becoming mad. Emotion and bad news aggravate; also thinking of fluids. Hypersensitiveness of all senses.
Head Headache brought on or made worse by the noise of running water or bright light.
Mouth. Constant spitting; saliva tough, viscid. Sore throat; constant desire to swallow, which is difficult; gagging when swallowing water. Froths at mouth.
Male Organs. Lascivious; priapism, with frequent emissions. No emission during coition. Atrophy of testicles. Complaints from abnormal sexual desire.
Female Organs. Uterine sensitiveness; conscious of womb (Helonias). Feels as if womb were prolapsed. Vagina sensitive, rendering coition painful. (Berberis.).
Respiratory Organs. Voice altered in tone. Breathing hold for a time. Spasmodic contraction of respiratory muscles.
Stool. Desire for on hearing or seeing running water. Profuse, watery stools, with pain in bowels; worse, evening. Constant desire to urinate on seeing running water.
Aggravation. From sight or sound of running water or pouring water, or even thinking of fluids; dazzling or reflected light; heat of sun; stooping.
Compare. Cantharis, Belladonna, Stramonium, Hyoscyamus, Lachesis