PYROGENThe potencies prepared from Heath's 3d of decomposed beef have been used by the author for many years against all forms of septic fever and sequels, when the symptoms agree. Violent chill intermingled with heat and sweat, or dry heat with marked aching in the limbs; restlessness, > by motion and heat. The sore bruised condition is as marked as in Arnica and Baptisia; the aching in the bones like Eupatorium, the restlessness, > by motion and heat like Rhus. Pains all aggravated sitting. Complaints come on from becoming cold, and from cold damp weather.
These features are found in hectic fevers in the last stages of phthisis, as well as septic fevers. It aborts puerperal fever in a few hours when clearly indicated. In cases of typhoid where there is the confusion like that found in Baptisia and the heat is too intense for that remedy. Pyrogen should always be considered. When the temperature reaches 106Â° and there is great soreness and aching this remedy will make great changes in a single day; but if the pains are > by motion and heat it will abort the fever.
When the pulse is extremely high, and the temperature not correspondingly high this remedy will be useful. On the other hand, when the pulse and temperature are out of rhythm either way this remedy should be considered if the case is of septic origin. Great pain when the flow from an open abscess becomes scanty. Violent burning in an abscess (Ars., Anthr., Tarent. C.).
Offensiveness prevails extensively; even putrid and cadaveric odors of body, breath, sweat and discharges. Fevers from sewer gas poisoning; erysipelas from infection and surgical fevers. It cures many chronic complaints that date back to septic conditions. She has not been well since a puerperal fever many years ago, is a good reason for thinking of Pyrogen.
A young man of good inheritance suffered from blood poison and made a poor recovery, and for several years was affected with abscesses in various parts. He was pale and sickly, rheumatic and stiff; at this time there was an abscess of the calf slowly forming. He took Pyrogen and made a rapid and complete recovery. This time the abscess did not open. He has remained in good health now ten years.
It has cured Bright's disease that could be traced to septic origin. It is a most useful remedy when there is threatening heart failure in septic and zymotic fevers. Septic haemorrhage, when the blood is dark. It will often save life in the most dangerous and rapid septic fevers.
Loquacity; can think and talk faster than ever before, especially during fever. Irritable. Delirium and confusion of mind about his body and limbs (Bapt.). Sensation as though he covered the whole bed.
Knew her head was on the pillow, but did not know where the rest of the body was.
Feels when lying on one side she is one person, and another when turning on the other side.
Sensation as though crowded with arms and legs.
These symptoms are much like Baptisia, but if the temperature runs very high Baptisia will not meet the condition so well as Pyrogen.
Violent congestion of the head with pressing pain and pulsation,> by pressure. Copious sweat on the head. Pain in occiput on coughing; in the morning on waking. The eyeballs are sore to touch, on turning them outwards or upwards. Septic bleeding from nose. Fan-like motion of alae nasi (Lyc.). Face pale, sunken, burning hot.
The mouth is foul, and the taste putrid. The tongue is coated, and brown. Brown streak down the center. Sordes on the teeth. Putrid odor from mouth. Vomiting; of bile, blood; of putrid masses. Vomits water when it becomes warm in the stomach. Stercoraceous vomiting. Coffee ground vomiting. Thirst for cold drinks during chill and heat.
Distension and great sensitiveness of abdomen. Inflammation of peritoneum, intestines and uterus, of septic origin. Rumbling in bowels. Pain on deep breathing. Cutting, colicky pain. Pain in right side going through to the back < on every motion, talking and breathing; > by lying on right side; groaning with every breath.
Copious, liquid, putrid stools. Involuntary stool. Profuse, watery, painless stool. Stool carrion-like. The difficult constipated stool also like carrion in odor. Constipation with hard dry, black, putrid stools; small black balls like olives. Putrid bloody stools. Soft narrow stools with great straining. Haemorrhage from bowels.
Urine scanty or suppressed. Red deposit, hard to wash off. Albuminous urine containing casts. Putrid urine. Frequent calls to urinate as the fever comes on. Intolerable tenesmus of the bladder; spasmodic contractions, involving rectum, ovaries, and broad ligaments (case cured by Yingling). Involuntary urine and stool in septic fevers.
Uterine haemorrhage. Putrid, scanty lochia. Suppressed lochia. Violent chill; puerperal fever. Menses lasting one day, then bloody leucorrhoea. Septic fever following abortion. Prolapsus of uterus.
Wheezing when expiring. Weak and husky voice, and hoarseness. Cough with large masses of mucus from larynx, < by motion, and in warm room. Cough causes burning in larynx and bronchi. Putrid, thick, purulent expectoration. Cough < by lying, > by sitting up. Bloody or rusty expectoration. Cough, with copious, offensive night sweats. It is a great palliative in the last weeks of consumption. Abscesses in lung.
Heart failure in septic fevers, < by least motion. Every pulsation felt in distant parts. Anxiety and sinking sensation in region of heart. Distinct consciousness of the heart. Aching at the bifurcation of the trachea. Oppression of chest and heart. Fullness in region of heart. Feels as if the heart were pumping cold water (Yingling). Palpitation. Loud heart beats. Sensation of purring of the heart. Rapid, irregular, fluttering pulse. Pulsation in the neck. Weak feeling in the back. Stitching in back on coughing.
Pain in all the limbs with great restlessness. Aching g in bones all over the body. Soreness of the muscles and the bed feels hard, > by motion. Cold extremities. Numbness of extremities Hands and arms numb. Hands cold and clammy. Pain in the thighs during chill and fever. Pain in the knees and legs during chill and fever, ameliorated from walking, and from heat. Aching in legs while sitting, > by walking. Aching above knee as if bone were broken, > by stretching of limbs and motion. Feet and legs dropsical. Numbness of feet.
Skin pale, cold, of ashy hue. Obstinate varicose offensive ulcers of old people. It has cured many old fever sores with putrid, thin, bloody discharges. Carrion-like perspiration. Putrid odors of the body. Must be covered in all stages. Chill ameliorated by warm bed. The chill is quotidian; it comes in the evening, generally at 7 P. M. The periodicity is regular. Cold sweat on the body. Hot sweat with high temperature. The sleep is full of frightful dreams. Persistent thoughts prevent sleep. Suffocation in sleep. Cries out in sleep from oppression of chest.
Swan's potencies of Pyrogen were made from septic pus (see B. & T.'s catalogue of Swan's Potencies). Swan procured from Heath a potency of artificial sepsin which was decomposed, lean beef. This Swan called sepsin. In the United States Swan's Pyrogen is in general use. Burnett used Heath's preparation. The author has used both, but prefers Heath's. Clark, in his dictionary, is mistaken when he says Swan's Pyrogen was made from Heath's decomposed beef. The author knew Swan well, and can vouch for these facts. Sherbino's proving was made with Swan's potencies and was, therefore, made with septic pus. Yingling's cures were made with Swan's potencies, therefore with septic pus.