A Nucleoprotein, a Nosode from
Tuberculinum is indicated in renal
affections, but caution is necessary, for where skin and intestines do not
perform normally even high potencies are dangerous. In chronic cystitis,
brilliant and permanent results. (Dr. Nebel Montreux).
Of undoubted value in the treatment
of INCIPIENT TUBERCULOSIS. Especially adapted to the light-complexioned,
narrow-chested subjects. Lax fiber, low recuperative powers, and very
susceptible to changes in the weather. Patient always tired; motion causes
intense fatigue; aversion to work; wants constant changes. When SYMPTOMS ARE
CONSTANTLY CHANGING AND WELL-SELECTED REMEDIES FAIL TO IMPROVE, AND COLD IS
TAKEN FROM THE SLIGHTEST EXPOSURE. Rapid emaciation. Of great value in epilepsy,
neurasthenia and in nervous children. Diarrhoea in children running for weeks,
extreme wasting, bluish pallor, exhaustion. Mentally deficient children.
Enlarged tonsils. Skin affections, ACUTE RHEUMATISM. Very sensitive, mentally
and physically. General exhaustion. Nervous weakness. Trembling. Epilepsy.
Contradictory characteristics of
Tuberculinum are mania and melancholia; insomnia and sopor. Irritable,
especially when awakening. DEPRESSED, melancholy. FEAR OF DOGS. ANIMALS
ESPECIALLY. Desire to use foul language, curse and swear.
Subject to deep brain headaches and
intense neuralgias. Everything seems strange. Intense pain, as of an iron band
around head. Meningitis. When critical discharges appear, sweat, polyuria,
diarrhoea, exanthema, repeating the dose only when crises come on. Nocturnal
hallucinations, awakes frightened. Plica polonica. (VINCA.) Crops of small
boils, intensely painful, successively appear in the nose; GREEN, FETID PUS.
Persistent, offensive otorrhoea.
PERFORATION IN MEMBRANA TYMPANI, WITH RAGGED EDGES.
Averse to meat. All-gone, hungry
sensation. (SULPH.) Desire for cold milk.
Early-morning, sudden diarrhoea.
(SULPH.) Stools dark-brown, offensive, discharged with much force. Tabes
BENIGN MAMMARY TUMORS. Menses too
early, too profuse, long-lasting. DYSMENORRHEA. PAINS INCREASE WITH THE
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FLOW.
ENLARGED TONSILS. Hard, dry cough
during sleep. Expectoration thick, easy; profuse bronchorrhea. Shortness of
breath. Sensation of suffocation, even with plenty of fresh air. Longs for cold
air. Bronchopneumonia in children. Hard, hacking cough; profuse sweating and
loss of weight, rales all over chest. Deposits begin in apex of lung. (Repeated
Tension in nape of neck and down
spine. Chilliness between shoulders or up the back.
Chronic eczema; itching intense;
worse at night. ACNE in tuberculous children. Measles; psoriasis. (THYROID.)
Poor; wakes early. Overpowering
sleepiness in daytime. Dreams vivid and distressing.
Post-critical temperature of a
remittent type. Here repeat dose every two hours. (MacFarlan.) Profuse sweat.
WORSE, motion, music; before a
storm; standing; dampness; from draft; early morning, and after sleep.
BETTER, open air.
Compare: KOCH'S LYMPH (ACUTE AND
CHRONIC PARENCHYMATOUS NEPHRITIS; produces pneumonia, bronchopneumonia, and
congestion of the lungs in tuberculous patients, and is a remarkably efficacious
remedy in lobular pneumonia - BRONCHOPNEUMONIA); AVIARE - Tuberculin from birds
- (acts on the apices of the lungs; has proved an excellent remedy in influenzal
bronchitis; symptoms similar to tuberculosis; relieves the debility, diminishes
the cough, improves the appetite, and braces up the whole organism; acute
bronchopulmonary diseases of children; itching of palms and ears; COUGH, acute,
inflammatory, irritating, incessant, and tickling; loss of strength and
appetite); HYDRAST. (to fatten patients after Tuberc.); FORMIC ACID
(tuberculosis, chronic nephritis, malignant tumors; pulmonary tuberculosis, not
in third stage, however; lupus; carcinoma of breast and stomach; Dr. Krull uses
injections of solutions corresponding to the third centesimal potency; these
must not be repeated before six months). Compare: BACIL.; PSORIN.; LACH. KALAGUA
(tuberculosis; garlicky odor of all secretions and breath). TEUCRIUM SCORADONIA.
Compare: THUJA. (Vaccinosis may block the way of action of TUBERCULIN until
Thuja has been given and then acts brilliantly. (Burnett.)
Complementary: CALCAREA; CHINA;
TUBERCULIN needs more frequent
repetition in children's complaints than nearly every other chronic remedy. (H.
Fergie Woods.) Thirtieth and much higher, in infrequent doses. When Tuberculinum
fails SYPHILINUM often follows advantageously, producing a reaction.
"The use of Tuberculinum in
phthisis pulmonalis demands attention to the following points: In apyretic
purely tubercular phthisis results are marked, provided the eliminative organs
are in good order, but nothing below the 1000th should be used, unless
absolutely necessary. With patients where strepto-staphylo-pneumococci are in
the bronchi; where also after washing the sputum, a pure "t.b." bacilli-mass
remains, the same treatment is indicated. With mixed infection - found in the
majority of cases - where the sputum swarms with virulent micro-organisms in
addition to the "t.b.," other procedure is necessary. If the heart is in good
shape, a single dose of Tuberculinum 1000-2000 is given, provided there are no
marked indications for other remedies. With due attention to temperature and
possible excretions, the dose is allowed to work until effects are no longer
observed, eight days to eight weeks. Usually a syndrome then presents,
permitting the accurate choice of an antipsoric Silica, Lycopodium, Phosphorus,
etc. After a while the picture again darkens and now a high potency of the
isopathic remedy corresponding to the most virulent and prominent micro-organism
found in the sputum is given; Staphylo, Strepto, or Pneumococcin. The accurate
bacteriological analysis of the sputum is absolutely essential; the choice of
the ison again clears the picture, and so, proceeding on the one side
etiologically (where these isopathics have not yet been proved); on the other
side symptomatically with antipsoric remedies, the disease is dominated.
My own experience warns, in the
case of mixed infection, against the use of Strepto, Staphylo, or Pneumococcin
below the 500th. I use them only from 2000 to 1000, having seen terrible
aggravations from the 30, 100, 200, with a lowering temperature from 104 to 96.
Hence the admonition, which need not concern scoffers, but those alone who wish
to avail themselves of a potent weapon. The toxins used as remedies are, like
Tuberculinum, prepared from pure and virulent cultures.
And cases, seemingly condemned to
speedy death, are brought in a year or two back to normal temperature, though,
of course, sacrificing a large portion of lung tissue. This result is sure when
the patient can and will take care of himself, where the heart has withstood the
toxin and the stomach and liver are in good function. Further, climatic
variations much be avoided. With the great mineral metabolism of the phthisic,
diet regulation is imperative, and should be preponderantly vegetable, together
with the addition of physiological salts in low potency. Calcarea carb., 3X, 5X,
Calcarea phos., 2x, 6X, and inter-currently according to indications
organ-remedies as Cactus T. 30, Chelidonium T. 30, Taraxacum T., Nasturtium T.,
Urtica urens T., Tussilago farfara T., Lysimachia nummularia T., for short
The first dose of Tuberculinum in
any difficult case is, however, the most weight prescription. The remedy should
not be given without a most careful cardiac examination. As the surgeon before
the anaesthetic, so must the physician know the heart before administering this
drug, especially to children, and seniles - and to young seniles. He who
observes this rule will have fewer clinical reproaches on his conscience. When
Tuberculinum is contraindicated, recourse must be had to the nearest antipsoric.
The above caution applies also to
asthma, pleuritis, peritonitis in scrofulous (tuberculous) subjects." (Dr. Nebel