Author: Henry Allen
For the lymphatic temperament. Great prostration, with disposition to decomposition of fluids (Pyr.); ulceration of mucous membranes. All exhalations and discharges fetid, especially in typhoid or other acute disease; breath, stool, urine, perspiration, ulcers (Psor., Pyr.). Aversion to mental exertion; indisposed, or want of power to think. Perfect indifference, don't care to do anything, inability ot fix the mind to work. Stupor; falls asleep while being spoken to or in the midst of his answer (when spoken to, answers correctly, but delirium returns at once, Arn.). Tongue: at first coated white with red papillae; dry and yellow-brown in center; later dry, cracked, ulcerated. Face flushed, dusky, dark-red, with a stupid, besotted drunken expression (Gels.). Can swallow liquids only (Bar. c.); least solid food gags (can swallow liquids only, but has aversion to them, Sil.). Painless sore throat; tonsils, soft palate and parotids dark red, swollen; putrid, offensive discharge (Diph.). Dysentry of old people; diarrhoea of children, especially when very offensive (Carbo v., Pod., Psor.). Cannot go to sleep because she cannot get herself together; head or body feels scattered about the bed; tosses about to get the pieces together; thought she was three persons, could not keep them covered (Petr.). In whatever position the patient lies, the parts rested upon feel sore and bruised (Pyr. - compare, Arn., Pyr.). Decubitus in typhoid (Arn., Mur. ac., Pyr.).
Relation. - Similar: to, Arn., Ars., Bry., Gels., in the early stages of fever with malaise, nervousness, flushed face, drowsiness, and muscular soreness. When Ars. has been properly given or too often repeated in typhoid or typhus. After Baptisia: Crot., Ham., Nit. ac. and Tereb. act well in haemorrhage of typhoid and typhus.