PYROGENIUM

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A.C. Cowperthwaite

Symptoms of the homeopathic medicine PYROGENIUM from A Text Book of Materia Medica and Therapeutics by A.C. Cowperthwaite. Find all the symptoms of PYROGENIUM

      Synonym. Pyrogen. A Nosode. Pus from septic abscess. Preparation. Alcoholic dilution.

GENERAL ANALYSIS AND THERAPEUTICS.

Pyrogen corresponds to the streptococcus and other anti-febrile vaccines. It is efficacious for sapraemia or septicaemia, puerperal or surgical; ptomaine or sewer-gas poisoning; blood poisoning, from all causes; dissecting wounds and pricks or scratches by infected sharp instruments. Typhoid conditions. Septic fevers. Diphtheria.

CHARACTERISTIC SYMPTOMS.

Mind. Loquacious (Lachesis). Thinks he is very wealthy. Restless (Arsenicum). Feels as if crowded with arms and legs. Full of anxiety and insane notions.

Head. Painless throbbing. Fan-like motion of alae nasi (Lycopodium). Bursting headache with restlessness.

Mouth. Tongue red and dry. Nausea and vomiting. Taste sweetish, terribly foetid. Breath horrible.

Heart. Tired feeling about heart. Palpitation. Sensation as if heart were too full. Always can hear her heart beat. Pulse abnormally rapid. Pain in region of left nipple. Distinctly conscious of a heart.

Stomach. Coffee-grounds vomiting (Conium). Vomits water, when it becomes warm in stomach (Phosphorus).

Abdomen. Intolerable tenesmus of both bladder and rectum. Bloated; sore; cutting pain.

Stool. Diarrhoea; horribly offensive (Psorinum), brownish-black, painless, involuntary. Constipation with complete inertia (Opium); obstinate from impaction. Stools large, black,carrion-like, or small black balls.

Female Organs. Puerperal peritonitis, with extreme foetor. Septicaemia following abortion. Menses horribly offensive. Uterine haemorrhages. Fever at each menstrual period, consequent upon latent pelvic inflammation.

Fever. Coldness and chilliness. Septic fevers. Latent pyogenic conditions.

Limbs. Throbbing in vessels of neck. Numbness of hands, arms, feet. Aching in all limbs and bones. Bed feels too hard (Arnica). Parts lain on feel sore and bruised (Baptisia). Great debility in the morning. Soreness; better from motion (Rhus.).

Sleep. Seems to be in a semi-sleep. Dreams all night.

Amelioration. From motion, or changing of position. From heat.

Compare. Echinac., Carbo veg., Arsenicum, Lachesis, Rhus, Baptisia

About the author

A.C. Cowperthwaite

A.C. Cowperthwaite

A.C. (Allen Corson) Cowperthwaite 1848-1926.
ALLEN CORSON COWPERTHWAITE was born at Cape May, New Jersey, May 3, 1848, son of Joseph C. and Deborah (Godfrey) Cowperthwaite. He attended medical lectures at the University of Iowa in 1867-1868, and was graduated from the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia in 1869. He practiced his profession first in Illinois, and then in Nebraska. In 1877 he became Dean and Professor of Materia Medica in the recently organized Homeopathic Department of the State University of Iowa, holding the position till 1892. In 1884 he accepted the chair of Materia Medica, Pharmacology, and Clinical Medicine in the Homeopathic Medical College of the University of Michigan. He removed to Chicago in 1892, and became Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics in the Chicago Homeopathic Medical College. From 1901 he also served as president of that College. He is the author of various works, notably "Insanity in its Medico-Legal Relations" (1876), "A Textbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics" (1880), of "Gynecology" (1888), and of "The Practice of Medicine " (1901).

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