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Materia Medica by Allen



PYROGEN

(pyrog)

A PRODUCT OF SEPSIS A NOSODE

For sapraemia or septicaemia; puerperal or surgical from ptomaine or sewer gas infection; during course of diphtheria, typhoid or typhus; WHEN THE BEST SELECTED REMEDY FAILS TO > OR PERMANENTLY IMPROVE.

The bed feels hard (Am.) ; PARTS LAIN ON FEEL SORE AND BRUISED (Bapt.) ; rapid decubitus (Carb. ac).

GREAT RESTLESSNESS; must move constantly to > the soreness of parts (Arn., Eup.).

Tongue: LARGE, FLABBY; clean, smooth as if varnished; fiery red; dry, cracked, articulation difficult (Crot, Ter.).

Taste: SWEETISH; TERRIBLY FOETID; pus-like; as from an abscess.

Vomiting: persistent; brownish, coffee-ground; offensive, stercoraceous; with impacted or obstructed bowels (Op., Plb.).

Diarrhoea: horribly offensive (Psor.) ; brown or black (Lep.) ; painless, involuntary; uncertain, when passing flatus (Aloe, Olean.).

Constipation: with complete inertia (Op., Same); OBSTINATE FROM IMPACTION, IN FEVERS; stool, large, black, carrion-like; SMALL BLACK BALLS, like olives (Op., Plb.).

Foetus: or secundines retained, decomposed; dead for days, black; horribly offensive discharge; "never well since" septic fever, following abortion or confinement. To arouse vital activity of uterus.

Lochia: thin, acrid, brown, very foetid (Nit. ac.) ; suppressed, followed by chills, fever and profuse foetid perspiration.

DISTINCT CONSCIOUSNESS OF A HEART; it feels tired; as if enlarged; purring, throbbing, pulsating, constant in ears, preventing sleep; cardiac asthenia from septic conditions.

PULSE ABNORMALLY RAPID, OUT OF ALL PROPORTION TO TEMPERATURE (Lil.).

Skin; pale, cold, of an ashy hue (Sec.) ; obstinate, varicose, offensive ulcers of old persons (Psor.).

Chill: BEGINS IN THE BACK, between scapulae; severe, GENERAL, OF BONES AND EXTREMITIES; marking onset of septic fever; temperature 103 to 106; heat sudden, skin dry and burning; pulse rapid, small, wiry, 140 to 170; cold clammy sweat follows.

In septic fevers, especially puerperal, Pyrogen has demonstrated its great value as a homoeopathic dynamic antiseptic.

 

Relations
Compare: Ars., Carbo v., Carb. ac, Op., Psor., Rhus, Sec, Ver.

Latent pyrogenic process, patient continually relapsing after apparent similimum.