Indicated chiefly in coughs and in intermittent fever, occurring in old people or in persons of lax fibre and low vitality who take cold easily and do not react readily.
Peevish; depressed; homesick.
Tenderness and pain behind the year, in the mastoid.
Throat feels hot and smarts as though from red pepper; throat dry, with relaxation of the uvula.
Explosive, hard cough, with feeling as though head and chest would fly to pieces; pain when coughing, in distant parts; in knee, hip, leg, ear.
Chill, beginning in the back or between the shoulders, between 5 and 6 p. m.; chill is preceded by thirst and relieved from application of heat to the back.
Better from heat, from eating.
Worse from open air, from uncovering.
(First Lessons in the Symptomatology of Leading Homoeopathic Remedies by H. R. Arndt, M. D. Philadephia. Boericke and Tafel.)