Rabies : Hydrophobia

Rabies : Hydrophobia

Rabies : hydrophobia

Towards evening, suddenly attacked with rabid hunger; body covered with sweat; tremor and weariness of limbs.

This remedy is employed as an antidote to poisons and to prevent injurious effect from the bites of rabid animals.

Bites of rabid dogs and other animals.
Injurious after the bite of a dog or any rabid or angry animal.

It ought to be administered, like all homoeopathic remedies, only in the smallest possible doses.
Most suitable homoeopathic remedy is sometimes hyoscyamus , and sometimes stramonium, according to the symptoms.
The futile attempt to sleep , the embarrassed respiration, the anxious burning thirst for liquids which when presented to the patient he rejects with violence; the flushed countenance, fixed and sparkling eyes , the suffocation caused by drinking with inordinate thirst; the general inability to swallow anything; the desire to bite those around him alternating with terror ; the inclination to spit all around him; and to run away ; and the continual moving about of the body. It possesses the faculty of producing peculiar kinds of insanity. Amaurosis with coloured spots before the eyes.
As sure as there are several varieties of hydrophobia from the bite of rabid animals, so sure is it that we cannot cure them all with one remedy, and that we require belladonna in some, henbane in others, and thorn-apple in yet others, in order to cure them, according as the totality of the morbid symptoms presents more similarity with the symptoms of the first, second, or third of these plants.

Heat hot, frenzy, delirium, with great excitement and rage, paroxysms renewed by dazzling or bright objects, by touching the larynx or by trying to drink water as in rabies. Remember the violent erotic action of Canth.

Hospital gangrene, phagedenic ulcers, bites of rabid animals, poisoned wounds, etc., a wash to arrest fetid discharges, ozaena, leucorrhoea, gonorrhoea, gargle in diphtheria.

 Hospital gangrene; phagedenic ulcers; bites of rabid animals; poisoned wounds.

Bites of rabid animals.

In addition, trembling, convulsions with periodic spasms, stiffness and coldness have been observed, pointing to the same kind of nerve irritation as is caused by the poison of rabies.

Excessive painfulness is a guiding symptom to its use. Prevents lockjaw. Punctured wounds.

The delirium that suggests the drug after its stages of loquacity and deranged time sense, sinks, in severe cases, into a low muttering condition with marked tremor; tremor of the tongue is characteristic ( cf. gelsemium, but lachesis is suitable to more severe illness than is gelsemium). Tremors and trembling readily occur in lachesis subjects apart from delirium, and cramps and spasms and even convulsions are often prominent. Spasms of the throat muscles are particularly characteristic and the drug has been used for rabies on this and other indications. Cases of hydrophobia have been cured with Lach., the thirst, spasms, sensitiveness and nervous prostration closely corresponding to the symptoms of rabies.

There is a general lack of animal heat, and yet heat of bed is intolerable. For punctured wounds, produced by sharp-pointed instruments or bites particularly if the wounded parts are cold, this is the remedy. Tetanus with twitching of muscles near wound.

The nosode of rabies. This nosode is prepared from the saliva of rabid dog. Trituration of sugar of milk saturated with the saliva of a rabid dog.
The first saliva was obtained by Hering in August, 1833 (see North American Journal of Homoeopathy, 1879), and proved by himself in the same year.
Before Pasteur introduced his rabbit serum for hydrophobia, Dr. Constantine Hering had potentized and proven the salavia of the rabid dog and made cures of hydrophobia and gave the world a successful prophylactic and cure for rabies: Lyss. (Hydrophobinum). Homoeopathy has successfully cured numerous cases down through the years simply and with certainty and with little expense or suffering for the patients.
Right along this line of thought come such remedies as Hydrophobinum for rabies, advocated in Homoeopathy when Pasteur was but 8 years old! Anthracinum for anthrax. Tuberculinum for tuberculinum, Pertussin for whooping cough, etc.
It takes the pain out of a dog bits. It takes the fear from the patient. This is a prophylactic against ’rabies’, and it is surprising what clinical results we get with Lyssin in dog-bits. It is the same for cat-bites, bites of animals.
Dr. Hering, in 1830, suggested that the preventives of many diseases might be found in their own morbid products; that, for example, the saliva of the rabid dog might be the prophylactic of hydrophobia ; variolous matter preserve from small-pox; epidemic and miasmatic disease, find their prophylactic in their own seeds; the plague, the malignant pustule, the itch, each provide its own preventive.
History of dog's bite or rabies-vaccination.
Headache : from dog bites, whether rabid or not; chronic, from mental emotion or exertion; from noise of running water or from bright light.
Ache; from bite of dog, whether rabid or not.
After the bite of a dog or any rabid or angry animal; wine increases unpleasant effects.
The effects of bites of non-rabid dogs have been removed by this nosode.
Not afraid of dogs, but dislikes to see them because their sight renews her fear (lyssophobia, after bite by non-rabid dog).
Spasms and the like, so often , whose cause is really primarily from unsatisfied sexual longings, often called hysteria. The sufferings of the celibate state, notably in women.

Large blisters involving whole arm, with fever, talking nonsense, cerebral inflammation, a kind of canine rabies; and at last mortification of the arm ensued.

Spasmodic convulsive twitching. Every muscle in the body in a state of convulsive twitching. Violent, electric like starting and shuddering; followed by opisthotonos. Shocks so violent in the muscles that the right thigh was dislocated. Convulsions recurring regularly. Every attempt to move threatened a convulsion. Convulsive jerks on falling asleep. In convulsion, skin hot, bathed in perspiration and steaming. Can lie in no position but on back, any other positions brings on convulsions. Attempt to take liquids produces violent spasmodic fit preventing swallowing it (advanced case of rabies). General aggravation at night and from 8 - 10 p.m.
Severe and advanced cases of tetanus and rabies where terror and spasm preceed death. In chronic disease of the spine and nervous system Stry. is destined to be a valuable remedy in the hands of the discerning. In an old case of locomotor ataxy, this remedy in the 1M potency enabled the patient to leave his wheel chair and walk again.

Rabies : hydrophobia; frothy, bloody mucus in air passages, hallucinations, convulsions with consciousness, opisthotonus, spasms of pharynx, larynx and thorax, salivation, tends to bite, hoarse cry.
All the symptoms of rabies are found here, - hallucinations, convulsions without loss of consciousness, opisthotonos, spasms of muscles of pharynx, larynx, and thorax generally, abundant salivation asphyxic phenomena, sensorial excitability, tendency to bite, characteristic hoarse cry, diminished sensibility and motility, momentary paralysis, the mucosities in air-tubes, sub pleural ecchymoses, and haemorrhagic infarctions in the liver.

Mistletoes are useful in epilepsy and rabies .


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