A Nosode. Lymph from the Smallpox Pustule. Preparation. Alcoholic dilutions.
The chief use of Variolinum is to protect against, modify and cure smallpox. It has also been used successfully in the treatment of herpes zoster and the subsequent neuralgia. It has been successfully proved that the oral administration of Variolinum is just as efficient a protection against smallpox as the old time sacrification method, and many homoeopaths now employ this method exclusively. The State of Iowa has legalized “internal vaccination.” It is certainly a safer plan, as it avoids the possibility of infecting the system with live disease germs and producing in the innocent victims lockjaw, paralysis and other serious conditions, such as sometimes follow the use of impure virus.
Head. Morbid fear of smallpox. Pain in occiput. Inflamed eyelids. Deafness. Chronic catarrh.
Respiratory Organs. Breathing oppressed. Cough with thick, viscid, bloody mucus. Sensation as if throat were closed. As of a lump in the right side of throat.
limbs. Excruciating backache, with great restlessness. Pains shift from back to abdomen. Rheumatic pains in wrists. Aching in legs. Tired all over.
Fever. Hot fever with intense radiating heat. Profuse bad-smelling sweat.
Skin. Hot, dry. Eruption of pustules. Shingles.