Is the first remedy to be thought of; for the fever, chilliness, pain and tenderness of the pit of the stomach, vomiting of food, red tongue, flushed face, thirst, etc. Also to prevent swelling.
A boy, aged 7. Hitherto healthy and strong; had been suffering from pain in the stomach for some weeks.
Lately he vomited all his food; sometimes immediately after taking it, and at other times not until during the night. There was some fever present, but the case was at a distance and the diagnosis was rather meager. I prescribed Ferrum phos. twelve powders, one night and morning. The report was favorable. The fever had not returned; the vomiting of food and pains in stomach had quite ceased soon after taking the medicine.