Fevers with muscle aches and bad odors. It’s for blood poisoning; so, definitely a remedy you’d think of for a burst appendix. Here’s a keynote: All discharges are horribly offensive, including the breath. When your patient has really bad breath, of course you will think of Mercury; but, also think of Baptisia and Pyrogen. One time about 15 years ago, Shana had strep throat. I thought it was Mercury because she was drooling and had bad breath. I took her to my homeopathic doctor, Dr. Sarah Fisher, because Mercury wasn’t working and I was stumped. She gave Pyrogen and explained the drooling was because Shana couldn’t swallow due to the sore throat. Less than a minute after Pyrogen 200C was given, Shana swallowed! Fastest case of Strep Throat ever!
I had a Pyrogen flu once. I hadn’t been able to find a remedy until I actually made the statement to myself, “The bed feels too hard!” Yes, Arnica has that but so does Pyrogen! I took Pyrogen right away and recovered fast!
I’ve found this is a great remedy for gum abscesses, and think of it also for fevers after surgery. I went to take my friend Margie home from the hospital about a year ago. She was running a fever. I said, “They’re going to release you with a fever???!!! Yikes!” Yeah, well, this is “modern” medicine for you! I gave her Pyrogen 1M and she was fine after that, fever all gone.
It’s homeopathic Yarrow. By all rights, this should be the ideal remedy in car accidents because it combines Phosphorus and Arnica; in other words, Millefolium has both bleeding and bruising! Hemorrhage from trauma, coughing up blood, clots from blows. Internal bleeding from trauma. It seems like a remedy that should be in everyone’s car.
We all know that Apis is for bee stings, and some of us may know that Apis is for hives resulting from an allergic reaction; but more than this, Apis can actually be a life-saver! Apis is our #1 allergic reaction remedy and our #1 remedy for anaphylactic shock! In anaphylaxis, you might have one or more of the following symptoms due to an allergic reaction:
Vomiting, diarrhea, or cramps
Weak pulse, paleness
Coughing; wheezing; and pain, itching, or tightness in your chest
Fainting, dizziness, confusion, or weakness
Hives; a rash; and itchy, swollen, or red skin
Runny or stuffy nose and sneezing
Shortness of breath or trouble breathing and rapid heartbeat
Swollen or itchy lips or tongue
Swollen or itchy throat, hoarse voice, trouble swallowing, tightness in your throat
In fact, swelling is a key word: swelling of eyes and face, eyes swell shut, head swells up, throat swells shut, whole body swells up.
If this happens to you, pop an Apis 30 or 200C as fast as you can!
One of our Quiz cases in 2014 was an Apis 200C anaphylaxis case called “Attacked By Almonds”:
You may want to see it again to get the full flavor of Apis. Oh, and by the way, if after a vaccination you hear the “brain cry”? A high-pitched scream showing that the brain has swelled up? That’s Apis! Give it right away! (But, hey, at least you won’t get the measles, so, well worth it, right? Not!)
This is a really important remedy in cancer treatment, especially for people who can’t be talked out of Chemotherapy and Radiation! Give Cadmium sulph. right before treatments and again after as needed for the horrendous side effects. Cadmium sulph. is a cancer remedy in general, especially stomach cancer. It’s a remedy for toxic poisonings in general. You can also give it for morning sickness in pregnancy. I wrote an article on all the Cadmiums, which is here if you want to see it:
I really have to go now, it’s late, and it’s time for my snack! Don’t forget to try and solve this month’s Quiz! See you next year!
Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.
Elaine takes online cases! Write to her at LEWRA@aol.com
Visit her website: elaineLewis.hpathy.com