by H. C. Allen
A Product of Sepsis. (A Nosode.)
Pyrogen suits For sapraemia or septicemia; 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 ( Arnica ); parts lain on feel sore and bruised ( Baptisia ); rapid decubitus ( Carbolicum acidum ).
Pyrogen Great restlessness; must move constantly to > the soreness of parts ( Arnica, [Eup.]).
Tongue: large, flabby; clean, smooth as if varnished; fiery red; dry, cracked, articulation difficult ( Crot., Ter. ).
Taste: sweetish; terribly fetid; pus-like; as from an abscess.
PyrogenVomiting: persistent; brownish, coffee-ground; offensive, stercoraceous; with impacted or obstructed bowels ( Opium, Plb. ).
Diarrhoea: horribly offensive ( Psorinum ); brown or black ( Lep. ); painless, involuntary; uncertain, when passing flatus ( Aloe, Oleander ).
Pyrogen Constipation: with complete inertia ( Opium, Sanicula ); obstinate from impaction, in fevers; stool, large, black, carrion-like; small black balls, like olives ( Opium, Plb. ).[sheep dung?]
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 fetid ( Acid nitricum ); suppressed, followed by chills, fever and profuse fetid 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 ( Lilium ).
Skin; pale, cold, of an ashy hue ( Secale ); obstinate, varicose, offensive ulcers of old persons ( Psorinum ).
Pyrogen Chill: begins in the back, between scapulae; severe, general, of bones and extremities; marking onset of septic fever; temperature 103 to 106; head 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 homeopathic dynamic antiseptic.
Pyrogen Relations. – Compare: Arsenicum, Carbo vegetabilis, Carbolicum acidum, Opium, Psorinum, Rhus, Secale, Verbascum
Latent pyogenic process, patient continually relapsing after apparent simillimum.