- Heedless, reckless energy-mentally, physically-restless, reckless
- Extremely susceptible, hence internally weak, frail
- Tubercular traits
Synonyms: Tuberculous nosode
Prover: Dr Burnett
Duration of Action: 30 days
Miasmatic Background: Psora and tubercular
Thermal Relationship: Chilly patient
Introduction and History: Bacillinum is a nosode of tuberculosis and was first described by Dr Burnett for whom it was prepared from tuberculous sputa by Dr Heath. As this preparation has been experienced with separately, its symptoms are given apart from the other nosodes of tuberculosis. Dr Cartier has found it particularly useful in cases where there was excessive muco-purulent bronchial secretion threatening to occlude the lungs.
Preparation and Parts Used: It is prepared from a maceration of tubercular sputum.
Constitution and Physiognomy
- Tubercular constitution.
- It is suited for cases stemming from a tubercular inheritance with extreme soreness of affected parts; patient has rheumatic tendencies with syphilitic taints in the blood stream; general muscular soreness.
Physio-pathological Changes (Pathology)
It acts on upper respiratory organs like throat producing sore throat.
It acts on the skin producing ringworm and pityriasis vesicularis all over the body.
Characteristic Mental Symptoms (Psychology)
- Patient is taciturn, snappish, fretful and irritable.
- Patient is morose, depressed and melancholic, to the extent of insanity.
- There is fretful ailing; whines and complains.
- Fear of dogs.
- There is great weakness, hence the patient does not want to be disturbed.
Characteristic Physical Guiding Symptoms
Headache: Deep, severe pain in the head as if there was a tight hoop of iron around it, recurring from time to time compelling quiet fixedness, worse by shaking the head.
Sensation: Sensation of damp clothes over the spine and of absolute sleeplessness.
Eczema: Eczematous condition of the eyelids.
Pimples: Indolent, angry pimple on left cheek breaking out from time to time and persisting for many weeks.
Teeth: Patient grinds teeth in sleep. Teeth are imperfectly developed. Strawberry tongue.
Cough: Hard cough shaking the patient, worse during cough, on rising from bed in the morning, at night with easy expectoration.
Praecordial pains: There is pain in praecordial region arresting breathing; worse lying down in bed at night and better by warmth.
Dyspepsia: Windy dyspepsia, with stitching pain under the ribs of the right side along the mammary line.
Ringworm: Indicated remedy for fungal infections like ringworm of the scalp.groin, etc.
Fever: There are flashes of heat, some perspiration and severe headache, with emaciation, abdominal pain and discomfort; restless at night, cries out in sleep.
Glands: Glands of both groins are enlarged and indurated.
Sleep: Patient is drowsy during the day, restless at night, has many dreams.
Urinary symptoms: Patient has to rise several times at night to urinate.
Important Characteristic Features
Respiratory affections / Tuberculosis: It is an indicated remedy for tubercular affections of the lungs. Cough, shaking the patient, more during sleep; catarrhal dyspnoea, bubbling rales with mucopurulent expectoration. Cough waking him at night, easy expectoration. Expectoration is non-viscid, easily detached thick phlegm from air passages. Sharp pain in praecordial region arresting breathing, worse lying down in bed at night, better by warmth.
Aggravation: At night, lying down in bed at night, early morning, cold air.
Amelioration: By warmth.
Complementary: Kali-c, Calc-p.
Potency: 12 to 200.
Therapeutic Value: Addison’s disease. Alopecia, Bronchitis, Cough, Cold, Defective teeth, Growth defective. Hydrocephalus, Idiocy, Insanity, Joint disorders, Meningitis, Pityriasis, Pyorrhoea, Ringworm, Scrophulous glands, Sore throat, Tonsillitis, Tuberculosis.
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