Inflammation of the lungs; it is the first and chief remedy. High fever, breathing short, oppressed and hurried. It should be given in the first stage until free perspiration is established and health is restored. Pneumonia, congestive stage. Expectoration is clear blood. Secondary congestion following pneumonia. The well lung suddenly becomes congested. Crepitant rales. Sputa rust-colored. "This remedy and Feratrum viride give me better success in the treatment of pneumonia than any remedies I have ever tried." (G. W. Lawrence, M. D).
Fibrinous exudation into the lung substance.
The tongue is generally white-coated. The mucus is white and viscid.
Inflammation of the lungs, if there be much loose, rattling phlegm, clear, serous and frothy in character and coughed up with difficulty, worse in the morning. Cough with beating headache, involuntary urination and lachryma-tion.
Inflammation of the lungs with wheezing, if yellow, loose, rattling phlegm be coughed up, or watery mucus. Rattling cough, especially in children. Suffocative feeling, desire for cool air.
Chronic, neglected pneumonia, passing over into suppuration; dyspncea when lying on back. Deep-seated pain in lung. Sputa profuse, greasy, fetid.
Case of pneumonia of left upper lobe, with well-marked crepitation and profuse expectoration of frothy, pink mucus, yellow, watery diarrhoea, green vomiting. Lathes., Lycop. and Phosphor, did nothing. Ferrum phos., every two hours, produced immediate improvement, although we considered her moribund (she had tuberculosis); the diarrhcea and vomiting were unaffected. (W. C. Goodno, M. D. From Hg).
Dr. A. L. Fisher quickly relieved a child of lobular pneumonia, with high temperature, with Ferrum phos. Kali sulph., given on account of thick, yellowish expectoration, speedily cured the ease. - Horn. Journal of Obstet.
Archibald Herbert, suffering from chronic bronchitis, had an attack of pneumonia. An iron moulder by trade, he was exposed to great heat; he had lain down on a form in a state of perspiration, took a severe chill, and inflammation in the right lung was the result. His case was a bad one, complicated by bronchial affection, fever high, cough distressing, a pain deep-seated in the right side, expectoration tenacious, rusty-colored. Fer-rum phos., in alternation with Kali mur., a dose every half hour, was taken for twenty-four hours, then every hour. For his prostration and sleeplessness a few doses of Kali phos. were taken now and then. The improvement every way was very marked in two days. As the color of the sputa changed to yellow, he took Kali sulph. instead of Kali mur,; and as this condition was remedied, Natrum mur. and Caharea phos. completed the cure in a little more than ten days. He returned to work, free from inflammation and bronchitis. (From Schussler).
A case presented itself with the following conditions: Extensive extravasation, with solidification, great pain, hard and exhaustive cough, with characteristic expectoration, little or no sleep. After being treated for about ten days with the Ordinary remedies, Acon.. Bryon., Phosphor., etc.. without improvement, and as the case was assuming graver proportions than I have had for years, I placed him upon Ferrum phos, and Kali mur. in alternation. In twenty-four hours a marked and amazing improvement resulted, which continued to the termination of the disease with rapid convalescence. The case was a grave one, for the reason that he had been laid up three mouths with a fractured arm, and was in a very reduced condition when the pneumonia appeared. (S. Powell Burdick, M. D).