Rumex Crispus In Cough.
BY E. W. BERRIDGE, M.D.
ON Dec. 10th, I caught cold from exposure to the cold early morning air. Took Acon., and afterwards Bry., according to the symptoms, with relief. The night after Dec. 13th the cough was troublesome, but I did not notice the symptoms, and took no medicine. The next night, about 11 p.m., I had cough when lying on left side. I fell asleep, and awoke between 1 and 2 a.m. with cough in any position; it made the chest feel bruised, and seemed as if it did not reach low enough down to raise the phlegm, and when it did loosen it, it caused soreness of chest. I rose, went down stairs, opened my Repertory, and found that Rumex was best indicated by the italicised symptoms, and took a dose of 200 (Dr. Lillie’s preparation) at 1.35 a.m. I returned to bed, and was able to lie on the left side without cough; hardly coughed the whole night; almost well next day, and the following night had no cough.