Increase of Temperature due to Cactus.
Dr. Burnett writes us that in one case of typhoid fever in which he thought cactus was the indicated remedy, he gave from two to ten drops of specific cactus at a dose at various times during the day and night for some little period, and claims that there was a rise of temperature each time after the remedy was given. He was inclined to think that the remedy induced the condition.
If at any time there is a tendency to nervous hyperesthesia with an excitable action of the heart, I have found cactus to aggravate the symptoms and have advised against its use when such symptoms were present.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.