This remedy was introduced by English Homeopathists, prepared from decomposed lean beef allowed to stand in the sun for two weeks and then potentised. The provings and most of the clinical experience have been obtained from this preparation. But, subsequently, Dr. Swan potentised some septic pus, which preparation has also been proved and clinically applied. There does not seem to be any marked difference in their effects.
Pyrogenium is the great remedy for Septic states, with intense restlessness. “In septic fevers, especially puerperal, Pyrogen has demonstrated its great value as a homeopathic dynamic antiseptic.” (H. C. Allen.) Hectic, typhoid, typhus, ptomaine poisoning, diphtheria, dissecting wounds, sewer-gas poisoning, chronic malaria, after-effects of miscarriage, all these conditions at times may present symptoms calling for this unique medicine. All discharges are horribly offensive - menstrual, lochial, diarrhoea, vomit, sweat, breath, etc. Great pain and violent burning in abscesses. Chronic complaints that date back to septic conditions. Threatening heart failure in zymotic and septic fevers. Influenza, typhoid symptoms.
Relief from motion.
Compare: Streptoccin (anti-febrile action; septic symptoms in infectious diseases). Rapid in its action, especially in its effect on temperature); Staphloccin in diseases where the staphylococcal is the chief bacterial factor, as acne, abscess, furuncle; empyema, endocarditis, etc.); Sepin - a toxin of Proteus vulgaris, prepared by Dr. Shedd, same symptoms as Pyrogenium, of which it is the main constituent; Echinacea; Carbo; Ars.; Lach.; Rhus; Bapt.
Sixth to thirtieth and higher potencies. Should not be repeated too frequently.
▲ ▼ MIND (click for more)
Feels if crowded with arms and legs
Cannot tell whether dreaming while awake or asleep.
Full of anxiety and insane notions
Thinks he is very wealthy
▲ ▼ HEAD (click for more)
Fan-like motion of alae nasi ( Lyc
.) Bursting headache with restlessness.
▲ ▼ MOUTH (click for more)
Nausea and vomiting
Taste terribly fetid
Throat dry, articulation difficult
Tongue red and DRY, clean, cracked, smooth, as though varnished
▲ ▼ ABDOMEN (click for more)
Intolerable tenesmus of both bladder and rectum
abdomen; stomach; thirst; during chill; ;
Bloated, sore, cutting pain.
Stomach; Coffee-grounds vomiting
Vomits water, when it becomes warm in stomach.
▲ ▼ STOOL (click for more)
Constipation, with complete inertia (Opium
); obstinate from impaction
Diarrhoea; horribly offensive, brown-black; painless, involuntary
Stools large, black, carrion-like, or small black balls.
▲ ▼ GENITALS (click for more)
Septic puerperal infection
Female; Puerperal peritonitis, with extreme fetor
Fever at each menstrual period, consequent upon latent pelvic inflammation
genitals; female; after-birth; suppressed;
genitals; female; after-birth; suppressed; from cold; ;
Menses horribly offensive
Post-operative cases, with overwhelming sepsis.
Septicaemia following abortion
▲ ▼ CHEST (click for more)
Pain in region of left nipple
Sensation as if heart were too full
Always can hear her heart beat
Conscious of heart.
Heart; Tired feeling about heart
Pulse abnormally rapid, Out of proportion to the temperature
▲ ▼ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)
Bed feels too hard ( Arn
.) Great debility in the morning
Aching in all limbs and bones
extremities, limbs; pain; aching; during chill; ;
extremities, limbs; pain; aching; leg; ;
extremities, limbs; pain; aching; while walking;
extremities, limbs; pain; during chill; ;
extremities, limbs; pain; in bones; ;
extremities, limbs; pain; lower leg; during chill; ;
extremities, limbs; pain; lower limbs; during chill; ;
extremities, limbs; pain; lower limbs; walking;
extremities, limbs; pain; lower limbs; warmth; warmth of bed;
extremities, limbs; pain; movement;
extremities, limbs; pain; thigh; ;
extremities, limbs; pain; thigh; during chill; ;
extremities, limbs; pain; thigh; while sitting; ;
Numbness of hands, arms, feet
Soreness; better by motion ( Rhus
.) Rapid decubitus of septic origin.
Throbbing in vessels of neck
▲ ▼ SLEEP (click for more)
Dreams all night.
Seems to be in semi-sleep
▲ ▼ CHILL (click for more)
chill; at certain time of day or night; from 7 p.m.; ;
chill; evening; ;
chill; shaking, shivering, rigors;
chill; shaking, shivering, rigors; evening; ;
▲ ▼ FEVER (click for more)
Latent pyogenic condition
Chill begins in back
Coldness and chilliness
fever; aversion to uncovering;
fever; external heat; with chilliness;
fever; in women; from childbirth; ;
fever; intense heat;
fever; intermittent, chronic;
fever; perspiration with heat;
fever; septic fever (see infectious, continued, from childbirth, etc.);
Great heat with profuse how sweat, but Sweating does not cause a fall in temperature.
Temperature rises rapidly
▲ ▼ SKIN (click for more)
Small cut or injury becomes much swollen and inflamed - discolored
▲ ▼ GENERALITIES (click for more)
generalities; blood vessels; septicaemia (blood poisoning - chills, fever, must lie down, inflammed lungs, liver, kidneys and other organs);
generalities; pain; sore, bruised;
generalities; pain; sore, bruised; externally; ;
generalities; pain; sore, bruised; internally; ;
generalities; pain; sore, bruised; parts lain on; ;
generalities; pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid;
generalities; temperature (felt and effects of temperature); after becoming cold;
generalities; temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat;
generalities; temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold in general;
generalities; temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold, wet weather;
generalities; temperature (felt and effects of temperature); from becoming cold; ;
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