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BOLETUS LARICIS

(bol)

POLYPORUS OFFICINALE (White Agaric) Quotidian intermittent fever. Sweat is light, and without relief. Night-sweat in phthisis.

Head
Feels light and hollow with deep frontal headache. Thick, yellow coating of tongue; teeth indented. Constant nausea.

Fever
Chilliness along spine, with frequent, hot flashes. Yawns and stretches when chilly. Severe aching in shoulders and joints and small of back. PROFUSE PERSPIRATION AT NIGHT, with hectic chills and fever.

Skin
Hot and dry, especially in palms. Itching more between scapulas and on forearms.

Relationship
Compare: AGARICIN, active constituent of Polyporus officinale (phthisical and other enervating night-sweats 1-4 to 1-2 gr. doses; also in chorea, in dilatation of heart with pulmonary Emphysema, fatty degeneration, profuse perspiration and erythema.) BOLETUS LURIDUS. (Violent pain in epigastrium, urticaria tuberosa.) BOLETUS SATANUS (dysentery, vomiting, great debility, cold extremities, spasm of extremities and face).

Dose
First attenuation.