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DYSENTERY

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Kali mur
Intense pain in the abdomen, cutting as from knives, calls to stool every few minutes, with tenesmus, extorting cries, purging with slimy, sanious stools. In most cases this remedy with Ferrum phos. cures.

Ferrum phos
If affection begins with violent fever, this, with the foregoing remedy, usually suffices for a cure. If pain is dependent on inflammation making no intervals and increased by pressure. Never useful if tenesmus is present.

Kali phos
When the stool consists of blood only, and the patient becomes delirious, abdomen swollen, or when stools have a putrid odor. Putrid, very offensive stools, and great dryness of the tongue. Prolapsus recti. Tenesmus after stools.

Magnesia phos
Crampy pains eased by bending double, by warmth, friction or pressure. Tenesmus and tormina, with constant desire to pass water and go to stool. Pains in rectum with every stool as from a prolonged spasm of muscles.

Calcarea sulph
Stools purulent sanious (mixed with blood), especially in cases that persist after Kali mur.

Natrum sulph
If bilious symptoms are present.

CLINICAL CASES
Dr. E. H. Holbrook reports a case of dysentery which was greatly relieved by Calcarea sulph. cm. Turning into a bilious diarrhoea, Natrum sulph. cured.
Lady complaining of extreme tenesmus and tormina, and constant desire to pass water and go to stool. Every time this pain came on, must rise and bend forward, and the only relief obtained was from hot water. Magnes. phos. 2c. every fifteen minutes cured third dose. (Dr. Reed.)
In treating a case of dysentery lately I was at my wits' end to control the terrible pain in defaecation. Merc. cor. suited the case well, and the tools were growing less frequent, but the pain was increasing, being so severe as to cause fainting. Something had to be done if I held my case. The pain in the rectum and abdomen was very severe, more in rectum than abdomen. The tenesmus was like a prolonged spasm of the muscles employed in defecation. I exhibited "Schussler's" Magnes. phos. in hot water. A hypodermic of morphia could hardly have acted quicker. The pain was almost entirely relieved by the first dose. The whole condition changed for the better, and I discharged my case the next day. In all my experience I never had a more prompt or pleasing result. Magnes. phos. is a grand antispasmodic, and fully as reliable as our more frequently used remedies. I was led to think of it for my case of dysentery by a statement made to me by Dr. E. E. Snyder, of Binghamton, N. Y. He gave it with equally as prompt results in spasmodic tenesmus vesicae occurring in a case of cystitis resulting from gonorrhoea. It certainly did me great service. (H. K. Leonard, M. D.)



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