Typhoid Lung Fever. Typhoid Pneumonia.
This is an inflammation of the lungs, differing from the preceding only in the character of the fever attending it, which is of a low, typhoid character. The disease, like typhoid fever, is characterized by great debility and prostration.
Symptoms. These are a combination of the symptoms of pneumonia and of typhoid fever. The disease begins with great weariness, lassitude, dizziness, pain in the head, back, and limbs. Soon there is much difficulty of breathing, tightness across the chest, with a dry, short, hacking cough.
As the disease advances, the active symptoms pass away; there is a dull pain across the chest; drowsiness is very apt to come on, with the various symptoms of sinking peculiar to typhoid fever. The skin is harsh and Oxy, the temperature uneven, the tip and edge of the tongue red, and the middle covered with a yellow or brown fur. The bowels are tender, swollen, and drum head like; while there is often a diarrhea, the discharges having a dirty yellow color.
Treatment. This should be like the treatment, of pneumonia and typhoid fever united.
Great care must be taken not to use reducing remedies. While active purging must not be used, yet, if there are symptoms of an inactive state of the bowels, podophyllin and leptandrin (34), (39), may be employed with advantage.
When there are symptoms of great depression, use tonics (46)" (48), (50), (53), (60), (64), (67), (73), taking care to keep the cough loose by flaxseed, slippery elm, and marshmallow tea, and by some external irritant.
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