Cimex lectularius.


Violent headache, which almost deprives him of the power of thinking during the chill ; worse when he drinks.


Dryness of the nostrils.

Constant sneezing in the forenoon.

Fluent coryza, with pressure in the frontal sinuses.

Mouth and Throat.

[5] Tongue coated white.

Swollen feeling of the tongue.

Feeling as if burnt on the tongue, in the region of the palate and the upper anterior gums.

Dryness of the throat, causing him to drink all day.

Stomach and Abdomen.

Sour eructations.

[10] Pain in the liver, as if it had been strained by bending the right side inward ; the spot is painful when touching it and when coughing.

Colic, followed by emissions of flatulence or liquid stools.

Stool and Anus.

Stools hard, in small balls.

After the discharge of a small piece of white stool the rectum closes firmly.

Stools with haemorrhoidal sufferings.

Urinary Organs.

[15] Urine brown, with a deposit of sediment (during the fever, when he drinks).

Respiratory Organs.

Dry cough, with gagging, us if he would vomit, with perspiration.


Pain in the small of the back, extending over the abdomen, with distention of the abdomen.

Pain in the small of the back ; worse when sitting.


Upper. Pain in the right shoulder and the anterior muscles of the chest, extending through the whole aim down the nails ; the fingers feel as if they had gone to sleep.


[20] Pulse feeble ; intermitting.

Before the cold stage, thirst ; heaviness in the lower extremities.

At the beginning of the chill, clenching of the hands and violent rage.

Chilliness over the whole body, followed by dry boat which is succeeded by some moisture over the skin.

During the chill painfulness in all the joints ; sensation as if the tendons were too short ; the knee joints are most contracted ; the legs cannot be extended ; the chest feels oppressed, obliging one to take a long breath frequently ; irresistible sleepiness.

[25] At the end of the chill the legs feel tired ; the position of the legs has to he changed constantly ; this ceases during the hot stage.

After the chill thirst, and when he drinks he is attacked with violent headache, which almost deprives him of the power of thinking ; tickling in the larynx, causing a continuous dry cough ; oppression of breathing ; heaviness in the middle of the chest ; anxiety.

Amelioration if he does not drink.

During the hot stage gagging in the oesophagus, which impedes inspiration ; thirstlessness, the water drank to allay the gag gagging goes down at intervals only ; the oesophagus feeble constricted.

If he drinks during the fever he passes soon after very hot brown urine, depositing a good deal of sediment.

The perspiration, after the hot stage, is accompanied by hunger.

[30] Perspiration mostly on the head and chest.

During the intermittent fever, constipation ; stools dry.


Great drowsiness ; falls asleep when sitting in the morning.