Rose and erysipelatous inflammations of the skin, for the fever and pain and severe symptoms of inflammation.
Vesicular erysipelas; the chief remedy. Erysipelas bullosum.
Blistering variety, to facilitate the falling off of scabs.
Erysipelas; smooth, red, shiny, tingling or painful swelling of the skin. Infiltrated inflammation of the skin.
For the smooth form, red, shiny and coming in blotches, skin much swollen, with or without vomiting of bile. (Edematous puffy inflammation of the skin.
A case is reported by an Indian native practitioner in the Homoeopathic World recently, which well displays the activity of this remedy. The case was one apparently of phlegmonous erysipelas of the left thigh in a boy of 6. It had been going on for some six weeks, and was little influenced by the Mercurius todatus, Hepar sulphhuris and Silicea at first prescribed. Far. phos. 6x wrought an immediate change for the better, and effected a rapid cure.
Mrs. Forbes, a widow', was lying very ill with erysipelas; high fever and quite prostrate. The members of her family thought her dying, as she had become delirious. Her head and face so swollen that her eyes were literally closed, suffering intense pain. Natrum sulph. and Ferrum phos.. alternately, a dose every hour and oftener, were given. After the second dose of the former she ejected a great quantity of bile. The severe symptoms subsided. This was on Saturday night. The medicine was continued, Ferrum phos. now only intercurrently, as the pulse had become less frequent. To the astonishment of all her friends, on Wednesday morning she was so well that she went out to her work as usual.
Statistics show a death-mte of 2,000 per annum from this disease. In a similar case of erysipelas in a lady, aet. 87, these two remedies and a few doses of Kali phos. cured her, when the usual treatment, painting with iodine, brandy, etc., had no effect in arresting the disease. (M. D. W. From Schussier).