Vocabulary Examination 29
Test # 29
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Key Uses:Fevers—for example, during menstruationGenital tract infections following childbirth or an abortionInfectionsInfluenzaPelvic infections in womenSeptic states, such as abscesses that never fully heal
Origin : Decomposed, rotten meat.
Background : The term pyrogen often applies to proteins produced in response to infection. They are also produced when flesh decomposes.
Preparation : Chopped, lean beef is soaked in water, sterilized, dissolved in purified water, then diluted and succussed.
Remedy Profile : People who benefit most from Pyrogen. have a tendency to be hypersensitive, and have overactive brains. Restless and talkative, they often think and talk rapidly. They may feel insane and have bizarre physical sensations; for instance, that their body is “crowded with arms and legs.” These are most common during a fever.
Conditions usually treated by Pyrogen. include infections, fevers, suppuration, influenza, and septic states. Characteristic symptoms include aching, bruising, pain, great restlessness, and foul-smelling sweat, diarrhea, breath, and other discharges. Conditions may be acute or due to a prior infection. There may be red streaks on the skin from the limbs to the heart, or sore, recurring abscesses that never fully heal. The tongue may be red and shiny or coated.
The remedy may also be used to treat infection in the genital tract following childbirth or an abortion, and may help women who have a pelvic infection, or who have a fever during menstruation.
Symptoms Better : For heat; for a hot bath; for stretching; for changing position; for hot drinks.
Symptoms Worse : For cold and damp; for sitting.