Homeopathic Medicine :: Lachesis – Lance-Headed Viper

Indicated in low fevers, septic states, and in all conditions characterized by utter prostration and blood deterioration. In diphtheria, purpura, low fevers, malignant scarlet fever. Has the reputation of great usefulness in all climacteric troubles, in the treatment of diseases arising from suppressed discharges. Chronic sore throat, with tenacious mucus sticking to the throat.

Symptoms always worse when first awaking from sleep.

Trembling of the tongue when it is protruded; the tongue catches behind the teeth.

Tongue dry, cracked, blistered at the tip.

Flushes of heat during climacteric.

Haemorrhages of dark, decomposed blood from the orifices of the body.

Delirium, mumbling, loquacious; worse when waking from sleep.

Suspicious, even of friends.

Intolerance of pressure about throat and abdomen. Cannot bear anything tight.

Attacks return in spring or fall, or yearly.

Worse on left side; disease extends from left to right.

Fluids swallowed return through the nose.

Headache left-sided, deep-seated, undulating, frontal.

Sensation of a lump in the left throat, which disappears when swallowing, but returns.

Constant desire to swallow; when swallowing sharp pain into the ear.

Throat swollen, dark red, with gangrenous spots; worse from hot drinks. Accompanied by constitutional symptoms which are far more severe than seems warranted by the local condition.

Constipation like the excrements of sheep. Stool difficult to expel on account of constriction of sphincter ani.

Diarrhoea looking like charred straw and of cadaverous odor.

Drawing and hammering in the anus.

Copious, smarting leucorrhoea, stiffening the linen and coloring it green.

Glandular enlargements and tumors, with pain which is sharp and lancinating, and becomes burning when touched.

Skin dark, mottled (mastitis).

Eruptions, appearing slowly, turning livid or black.

Old scars redden, hurt, break open and bleed.

(First Lessons in the Symptomatology of Leading Homoeopathic Remedies by H. R. Arndt, M. D. Philadephia. Boericke and Tafel.)