Culex musca (Culx)

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Mosquito. N. O. Culicidae. Insecta. Tincture.

Clinical: Vertigo.

Characteristics: Culex muscaCulx was proved by Dr. Kent, but the only verification I have found is of this symptom: vertigo every time he blows his nose.

W. P. Wesselhoeft cured a man, forty, stout, thickset, light brunette, who had swelling on upper jaw over first right tricuspid. Slight redness of cheek. Abscess threatened, with paroxysmal throbbing, dull pain. > By warm applications. Came on after exposure to wet weather. Mercurius solubilis (Hahnemanni)Merc. and Rhus toxicodendronRhus-t did no good. The patient then said that whenever he blew his nose he had vertigo, with a sense of fulness in the ears. Culex muscaCulx promptly relieved the pain, and in forty-eight hours the swelling had gone.

It might be well to prove a tincture of specimens of Anopheles well charged with malarial organisms.