Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A bit more - E.B. Nash MD

"During the run of typhoid fever, a young lady was attacked with profuse epistaxis. One attack followed another, once, sometimes twice in twenty-four hours, until I became alarmed on account of the great loss of blood.

The attacks occurred mostly at night. She had been subject to frequent attacks of nose-bleed since childhood, from the time she was injured in the nasal passage by a button she pushed up her nose, and which a "regular" claimed, after much violence, to have pushed down her throat, but which in reality remained in her nose a long time-several months when it was finally ejected in a sneezing or coughing fit.

Two years before the fever I carried her through a very severe attack of diphtheria, which was also attended by severe nose-bleed, also occurring at night the blood hanging in clots from the nose, like icicles. Mercurius sol. 30 then stopped it very nicely. Now the blood clotted some but not so readily. Mercurius did no good.

Every attack was preceded by the most intense redness and flushing of the face and throbbing of carotids I ever saw. The nose-bleed would invariably follow, within a few hours, this apparent rush of blood to head and race. Belladonna would not help, nor Erigeron, which in Hering's Condensed has "congestion of the head, red face, nose-bleed and febrile action."

Melilotus 30 relieved the nose-bleed and the attacks of rush of blood to the head promptly and beautifully, and the case progressed without further trouble, or an untoward symptom to perfect recovery."

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