Ammonium Carbonicum - General symptomsCarbonate Of Ammonia, Ammonium Carb, Ammon. Carb
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Below are the strongest indications (i.e. symptoms) of Ammonium Carbonicum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
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Weak, anaemic, flabby women. Weak, no reaction. Addicted to the smelling bottle.
Tendency to gangrenous degeneration of glands, as in scarlatina; the parotids.
Another frequently verified symptom of the nose is epistaxis while flashing the face. (Kali Carb Kali carbonicum). I don't know why it comes on then, but it does, and this remedy cures it. The only other affection in which I have found it very useful is scarlatina. The body is very red, almost bluish-red, and the throat seems to be the center where the force of the disease seems to be expended in malignant intensity. The eruption is faintly developed, or has seemed to disappear, from sheer inability from weakness of the patient's vitality to keep it on the surface (Zincum Metallicum Zinc. has convulsions from the same cause). Erysipelas of old, debilitated persons comes under the same head. Cerebral symptoms, simulating a drunken stupor, are present in both cases. The whole system seems to be overpowered by the toxic effect of the disease poison. (See also Ailanthus Ailanthus). Ammonium carb. will sometimes help us out in such cases.
(Early in the morning), Peevishness.
vertigo. vertigo, with nausea.
vertigo, with flickering before the eyes.
tearing in the temples.
itching and biting in eyes.
agglutination of eyes.
itching over ears, etc.
anterior half of tongue feels pithy.
mouth feels parched. bitter taste in mouth.
bad smell, etc., in mouth.
swelling of tonsils, etc.
sensation as of something sticking in throat, etc.
want of appetite. feverish chilliness, etc.
nausea, etc. oppression at stomach, etc.
contraction, etc., in abdomen, etc.
pressive pain in left side of abdomen.
diarrhoea, with colic.
fecal evacuation, etc.
erections. chest oppressed, etc.
bruised pain in middle of chest.
burning in nape of neck.
lassitude and fatigue.
itching over whole body.
sweat. sweat in the joints..
(Evening), Peevishness, etc.
slight headache. tearing in the temples.
transient pinching in right ear.
toothache, etc. dryness of mouth.
great secretion of mucus in mouth, etc.
dryness in throat, etc.
swelling of tonsils, etc.
sensation of something sticking in throat.
risings of air, etc. stitches below left ribs.
much flatus. emission of flatulence, etc.
stitches in left side of abdomen.
abdominal complaints. swelling in left groin, etc.
traction in urethra. frequent and copious emission of urine.
lascivious fancies, etc.
sensation as if limbs were bruised.
fatigue and weakness of limbs.
bruised pain in left shoulder, etc.
pulsation about right hip.
heaviness in legs. boil on nates.
twitches in both patellae.
chilliness of the feet.
ball of foot painful. ball of left foot burns.
swelling of toes. great lassitude.
sensitiveness to open air.
feverish chilliness. attacks of chilliness.
feverish heat. violent yawning.
(Night), Low spirits, etc.
fatigue. roaring in left ear.
nose obstructed. dry coryza.
toothache. tearing-jerking in hollow tooth.
great dryness and heat of mouth.
attacks of nausea. pressure at stomach.
emission of flatulence, etc.
violent colic. burning pain at rectum, etc.
rises to urinate. desire to urinate.
several successive emission of urine.
lascivious fancies, etc.
pollutions. menses very copious.
cough. cough, etc. dry cough.
hawking of mucus. difficult breathing.
stitches in left breast.
heaviness, etc., at sternum.
jerk in the back. all the limbs ache.
all the limbs pain her.
sweat of legs. chilliness in sleep.
chilliness. heat. continual sweats..
(During menses), Acrid water runs from nose.
pustules upon cheeks. toothache.
sense of nausea, etc.
qualmishness, etc. stomach seems full, etc.
pale face. sadness. colic, etc.
violent tearing in body.
pain in small of back.
violent cold. great fatigue of whole body, etc.
bruised pain in thighs.
pustules upon cheeks. alternate chilliness and heat, etc.
uneasy sleep, etc..
After having had a sound nap in the forenoon, she wakes up at 1 o'clock with a sense of anxiety, as if she were choking.
this was on account of the nose being quite obstructed, and her not being able to take breath, except with an open mouth, so that the chest was painful in consequence of the difficult breathing (after twelve days),.
Strange uneasiness, every evening at seven o'clock which rouses the child from its slumber.
it tosses about in bed and screams, until it falls into a sound sleep, towards ten o'clock.
this sleep lasts the whole night.
during the uneasiness, the head feels bloated and burning.
next morning, the face is covered with spots, as if scarlatina would break out,.
Violent pinching, contraction, and rumbling in the belly, in the forenoon.
it comes on when walking in the open air, and can only be relieved by lying upon the belly and applying warm cloths to it.
in the evening it appears again, also in the cold on the following morning.
afterwards, it becomes less when in the room (seventeenth day),.
In the night, about three or four o'clock, she puts her arm out of bed without knowing it.
the pain which she experiences in her arm rouses her from sleep.
the arm is cold, stiff, and in the elbow-joint it is as heavy as lead.
the arm being very stiff, she has to use the other hand, in order to put the arm back again into the bed, upon moving it, or when the arm is in the bed, a tearing pain in the shoulder, elbow, and wrist-joint,.
Alternate chilliness and heat, with sensitiveness to cold.
nausea, thirst, pressure at the chest, with stitches in the left side of the chest, tearing in the forehead, and confusion of the head, alternate redness and paleness of the cheeks, pressure at the stomach, with disposition to eructations, accompanied by a violent coryza and sleeplessness.
for several days (during the catamenia),.
Towards noon, it became black before the eyes.
the letters appeared to move.
his breath was arrested.
with previous lassitude.
upon quickly rising from sitting, his whole body felt rigid, the arms and legs being stretched out, whilst the fingers were clenched.
he had to use force to stretch them.
this made them again movable (fourth day),.
he diseased conditions met by this remedy are such as we find often in rather stout women who are always tired and weary, take cold easily, suffer from cholera-like symptoms before menses, lead a sedentary life, have a slow reaction generally, and are disposed to frequent use of the smelling-bottle. Too frequent and profuse menses. Mucous membranes of the respiratory organs are especially affected. Fat patients with weak heart, wheezing, feel suffocated. Very sensitive to cold air. Great aversion to water; cannot bear to touch it. Malignant scarlatina, with somnolence, swollen glands, dark red sore throat, faintly developed eruption. UrAEmia. Heaviness in all organs. Uncleanness in bodily habits. Swelling of parts, glands, etc. Acid secretions. Prostration from trifles.
LIVID, WEAK AND DROWSY
Averse to cold
Bruised, sore pain
Internal, raw burning
Acrid, hot, adherent secretions
Dark, thin haemorrhage
Active, but soon exhausted
Depressed, with weakened intellect
Heedless, fretting and unruly
Loss of memory; worse vexation
Brain seems loose
Shocks through head, on biting
Violent headache; full, bursting in forehead
Floods of tears
Nose stopped at night, or bleeds, if hands or face are washed or on waking
Continuous urging to sneeze
Profuse, watery coryza
Catarrhs, starting in nose
Cracked, burning lips
Tender, bleeding gums
Loose or blunt teeth
Dark, acrid diarrhoea
Menses with choleraic symptoms (Silicea Sil---- ); dark, lumpy flow, worse night; then dyspnoea or weakness
Increasing shortness of breath; it wakes him; better cool air (Carbo Veg Carb-v)
Rattling in chest, but gets up little
WEAK HEART; causing stasis, dyspnoea, etc
Palpitation; with cold sweat and lachrymation
Asleep feeling of part lain on
Bones ache as weather changes
Burning heat with thirst
Sal N/A volatile. Sesqui carbonate of Ammonia. 2(NH4)2 CO3 CO2. Solution in distilled water.
Ammonium Benzoicum Ammon. carb. is a right-side medicine and a venous medicine. A condition of under-oxygenation underlies a large proportion of symptoms. Consequently it is a chilly medicine with great sensitiveness to cold open air, agg. in wet, stormy weather.
from washing. from wet poultice.
amel. by warmth. It is suited to stout women who readily take cold in winter. agg. At night 3 a.m. It is also haemorrhagic. There is the scorbutic condition of bleeding gums. Bleeding from the nose, especially in the morning on washing.
after a meal. Bleeding piles.
at every menstrual period bleeding from rectum. The menses are premature and copious, the blood being dark (colic and pains in loins, or toothache accompanying). Somnolence accompanies many conditions. Bloody expectoration accompanying the cough. Tickling cough. Asthma. Cough from 2 to 5 a.m. Anguish at heart palpitation and faintness. Pain as from fatigue (hip-joint; legs, thighs). Pains as from dislocation or sprain (wrist, great toe). Pain as of contraction of tendons. Numbness and stiffness of arms and hands. The pains are ulcerative.
shooting, digging. Miliary eruption. Swelling of glands. Headache agg. in morning.
with nausea. Hammering, pressing, bursting.
as if contents would start through forehead. Feeling of looseness of brain.
as if it fell from side to side, whichever way the head was moved. Burning in eyes.
dryness. black spots. sparks.
myopia. cataract. catarrh. Muscular asthenopia from prolonged use of the eyes, with appearance of yellow spots on looking at white objects. Pterygium, A curious symptom is Inability to blow the nose, in children. Dry, stuffed coryza, agg. at night, breathes with mouth open. Boil on the tip of the nose. Skin of face tight, as if swollen. Foul breath. Toothache, pulling or starting (during catamenia). Sore throat, as of something sticking in it.
scraping. spasm. difficult swallowing. Nausea, vomiting, fulness, water-brash, agg. after eating. Flatulence. Slow, hard evacuations in small pieces. Piles during menstrual period. Miliary eruptions. Dry tetters.
excoriations. ulcerations, phagedenic. Restlessness.
weak memory. heedlessness, absence of mind. Sadness, disposition to weep. Timidity. Apprehensive. Ill-humour. Desperate and unruly. Dr. Gallavardin has cured uncleanness in bodily habits with Ammonium Benzoicum Ammon. carb. The remedy is suited to scrofulous children, stout and sedentary women (most of the carbonates are suited to states of corpulency), women who are always having recourse to the swelling-bottle. Among the ameliorations there are amel. lying on stomach (Nitric Acid Nit. ac.). amel. Lying on right side.
on painful side. amel. From external pressure.
in warm room. in dry air. There is agg. on bending down. Nose-bleed comes on when washing the face.
CARBONATE OF AMMONIA.
Sal N/A volatile.
(The salt obtained from equal parts of sal N/A -ammoniac and crystalline carbonate of soda, triturated together and sublimated at a moderate heat.)
Instead of procuring this salt from chemical laboratories, as our druggists do of late, and then, in order to free it from any contents of lead which may be suspected, subliming it again, (G. Pharm. boruss. P. 134,) (what a round about course!) we need only to put an ounce of the above-mentioned mixture into a good sized medicine bottle which is loosely corked, place this bottle in an iron pan N/A filled with sand, immersing the bottle as deeply as the mixture extends, sublimate the ammonia by fire into the upper part of the bottle and then break this off in order to secure the contents.
Of this salt one grain is triturated for 1 hour with 100 grains of sugar of milk, as I have described in the first part, in the for preparing antipsoric remedies, and we thus get the first one hundredfold, potentized powder-attenuation (/100). One grain of this powder, again, is triturated with 100 grains of fresh sugar of milk in a similar manner to /10000, and one grain of this is triturated with another 100 grains of sugar of milk to the millionfold potentized powder-attenuation (I). One grain of this (as given in the directions) is dissolved in 100 drops of alcohol mixed with water, and shaken twice, forming a liquid (/100 I) which is then potentized through 27 additional vials, each containing 100 drops of good alcohol, up to the decillionth attenuation (X) by two strokes of the arm. With this 1, 2 or 3 of the finest pellets are moistened for a dose, which, when homoeopathically selected, at times operates for more than 36 days.
This medicine serves in its way very well for curative antipsoric purposes in chronic diseases, especially in cases where the following symptoms prevail or are present among others
obstinacy. loathing of life.
uneasiness in the evening.
distress. anxiety with weakness.
diminished faculty of thinking.
vertigo while sitting and reading.
. headache as if it would burst out at the forehead.
headache with nausea. hammering headache.
falling out of the hair.
dry pus on the eyelids.
burning and sensation of cold in the eyes.
obscuration of vision, with a glimmer before the eyes.
black dots and streaks of light, hovering before the eyes.
cataract (aft. 32 d.).
short-sightedness. hardness of hearing, with suppuration and itching of the ear.
humming and ringing before the ears.
itching of the nose. suppurating pustules in the nose.
bleeding of the nose, in the morning while washing freckles.
chaps from the left upper lip across the cheek to the ear.
cracking in the articulation of the jaw, while chewing.
long-continued looseness of the teeth.
sore throat as if raw.
pain as of soreness in the throat.
swelling of the interior of the mouth.
after eructations, taste of the food and drinks partaken of.
bitter taste in the mouth, especially after eating.
scraping and burning, up the oesophagus, after a meal.
headache, after a meal.
nausea after a meal. during a meal, a dizzy vertigo.
irresistible inclination to eat sugar.
. lack of appetite in the morning.
sour eructations. heartburn.
eructation and vomiting.
stomachache. spasms of the stomach.
contractive pain in the scrobiculus cordis, while stretching.
burning pain in the liver.
boring stitches in the liver, in the evening while sitting.
restlessness in the abdomen.
concussive pain in the hypogastrium when setting the foot down.
constipation. difficult evacuations.
colic with diarrhoea. blood with the stools.
discharge of blood from the anus (flowing piles).
. nightly micturition.
(lack of sexual instinct;).
sterility with too scanty menses.
catamenia, pressure on the genitals, cutting in the abdomen, tearing in the back and in the genital organs, compelling her to lie down.
watery discharge from the uterus.
. copious, excoriating, acrid leucorrhoea.
long-continued dryness of the nose.
chronic . dyspnoea. cough with hoarseness, while the body is warm.
cough from tickling in the throat, with expectoration.
cough during the day. cough at night.
stitching in the small of the back, while coughing.
burning in the chest from below upward.
tearing from the upper left side of the chest to the shoulder-joint.
stitches in the fleshy part of the chest to the shoulder-joint.
stitching in the fleshy part of chest.
goitre. swelling of the cervical glands, with an itching eruption of the face and body.
pain in nape of the neck.
rigidity of the arms and fingers and numbness of the same at night, in the morning and while grasping something.
. swelling of the fingers, while the arms hang down.
the fingers go to sleep.
great weariness of the legs.
drawing pain in the legs, while sitting.
stitches in the heel. perspiration of the feet.
swelling of the feet. cramp in the some of the foot.
pain of a sprain in the ball of the big toe, at night in bed.
burning in the hands and feet.
feeling of weakness in the limbs, while walking in the open air.
dislike to taking walks.
drawing and tension in the small of the back and the joints.
curvature of the bones.
warts. burning, stitches and tearing pains in the corns.
drowsiness during the day.
sleeplessness at night.
nightmare, when going to sleep.
fever-heat in the head, with cold feet.
chilliness in the evening.
This medicine may be advantageously repeated after some intermediate remedies.
Swelling of a solution of Camphora camphor moderates its excessive action.
See note under Alumina Alumina.
Ammonium carbonicum had already appeared in the first edition of the and the new symptoms from Hahnemann published in the second, must be of the same origin as those of the first. The greater number of the additions is from "Ng.," published with a few from Hartlaub and Trinks in vol. II, of their . The nature of the observations of Ng. has already been stated under Alumina Alumina. SchréTerebinthina ter's pathogenesis (without information as to its mode of production, appears in vol. III of the same work. The symptoms of Gross and Stapf -four only in all Sympt. 656, 669, 670 and 675 -are of unknown origin.
In the night (3 to 4 o'clock) she involuntarily stretches her arm out of the bed and awakes from the pain in it, as it is cold, stiff, and in the elbow-joint heavy like lead.
she has to use the other hand to bring it back into bed, because it is too stiff, and when moved and in bed there is a tearing pain in the joints of the shoulder, the elbow and the wrists.
Every evening about 7 o'clock a strange uneasiness which wakes the child from its rest.
it tosses about restlessly and cries until about 10 o'clock it falls into a sound sleep lasting the whole night.
during its restlessness the head is, as it were, bloated and glowing hot.
next morning the face is spotted as if scarlatina was coming on.;.
Paroxysm Toward noon everything turned black before her eyes.
the letters seemed to move.
the breath was checked with previous lassitude.
on quickly rising from his seat, the became, as it were, rigid all over the body, his arms and legs extended outwardly, while the fingers were clenched.
he had to forcibly stretch them out which made them movable again (4th d.).
Alternately chill and heat, with sensitiveness to cold.
nausea, thirst, pressure on the chest, with stitches in the left side of the chest, tearing in the forehead and muddled feeling of the head, alternate redness and paleness of the cheeks, pressure in the stomach, with tendency to eructation, attended with severe catarrh and sleeplessness.
for several days (during the menses).;.
Smelling Salts. Hahnemann. 2NH4O, 3CO2
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If we were practicing in the old-fashioned way and considered the wonderfully volatile nature of Ammonium carb in some of its forms we would only look upon it as an agent to relieve fainting and simple affections and use it in the form of hartshorn to comfort old maids and some other women.
But Ammonium carb is a deep-acting, constitutional medicine, an anti-psoric. It effects rapid blood changes, it disturbs the whole economy and it establishes a scorbutic constitution. Its fluids are all acrid.
The saliva becomes acrid and excoriates the lips, so that they crack in the corners and middle, and become raw and dry and scabby.
The eye-lids fester and become dry and cracked from the excoriating fluids from the eye.
The stool is acrid and excoriates.
The genitals of the female become raw and sore from the acrid menstrual discharge and leucorrhoea, and wherever there is an ulcer upon the skin the fluids that ooze from it excoriate the parts round about, this excoriating character belonging to all of the exuding fluids and discharges.
This remedy has bleeding of black blood, often fluid blood, that will not coagulate, flowing from the nose, the uterus, the bladder and bowels.
The blood is dark, showing that a great disturbance is taking place in the circulation.
The skin has a mottled appearance intermingled with great pallor.
It produces a violent action upon the heart, in which there is audible palpitation, and every motion aggravates the pulsation. With this is associated great prostration.
It is rather a strange coincidence that the ancients know that Ammonium Carbonicum Amm. carb; would overcome difficult breathing from cardiac attacks and that Aqua Marina aqua ammonia or hartshorn is used today to a certain extent in indications similar to those mentioned.
They use it as a stimulant, but when indicated the single dose very high is enough.
The ancients knew enough, also, to use hartshorn in the low forms of pneumonia, at the turning point in the advanced stage; that is an old allopathic practice, but it had a homoeopathic relation to some of the cases.
Once in a while they would cure a patient in the awful stage of prostration with heart failure at the end of pneumonia, and because they relieved such a one it was then established as a remedy for all future use.
Ammonium carb has a state analogous to blood poisoning, such as we find in erysipelas and in the most malignant forms of scarlet fever, with prostration, great dyspnoea, so that it seems as if the heart were giving out.
With this there is an unusual patchy condition of the surface, due to the paralytic condition of the blood vessels, enlargement of the glands, duskiness and puffiness of the face.
Ammonium Carbonicum Amm. carb; has been used allopathically in just such a state for centuries and it has demonstrated its homeopathic relations by its efficacy.
The patient must lie in bed because of the palpitation and difficult breathing on motion. It is a matter of mere weakness. Such a case furnished me much amusement for a year and a half.
There was a woman in this city who answered just such a description.
her state was one of peculiar cardiac weakness with dyspnoea and palpitation on motion.
I had been treating the case, but had not fully studied it, and as she did not progress under my management she was taken out of my hands and taken to one of our most able neurologists, who put her upon the "rest cure" and promised that in six weeks she would be perfectly well.
But at the end of six weeks she was worse than ever and a cardiac specialist was then brought to examine her.
He said it was true the heart was not vigorous, but there was no organic affection and consequently the case did not belong to his branch.
Then a lung specialist was brought in, and later she was examined by all kinds of specialists. All of her organs were fully investigated, and it was announced that nothing was the matter with them; but the poor woman could not walk because of her sufferings and palpitating heart.
She had a little dry, backing cough that did not amount to anything, but her chest was examined and there was nothing wrong with it.
But after she bad been in this continual fire for about three months, and was steadily failing, the side of the family that were my adherents prevailed against the others and I went to see her again.
I continued to study the case, which was extremely vague, having nothing but those few symptoms, and finally I settled upon Ammonium carb, and she has been on this remedy for eighteen months.
She now climbs mountains, she does everything she wants to do and is about ready to go to housekeeping.
She has grown from a case of nervous prostration, brain fag and any other diagnosis that might have been heaped upon her to a well woman, and under that one remedy.
This shows you how deeply this remedy acts. One dose generally acts upon her for from six weeks to two months, steadily improving her each time.
Exhaustion coming at every menstrual period. An attack of cholera, or what one might mistake for cholera, coming the first day of the menses; a copious diarrhea.
Sometimes it is an exhaustion with vomiting, exhaustion as in Veratrum Album Veratrum, with coldness, blueness, sinking, dyspnoea.
Asthma The kind of dyspnoea that I have been speaking of up to this time is not an asthmatic dyspnoea.
it is a cardiac dyspnoea due to a weak heart.
but this remedy has also asthma, and in the asthma there is this peculiarity if the room is warm the dyspnoea increases until suffocation seems imminent.
as if he would die for want of breath.
He is compelled to go out into the cold air for relief. While the warm room increases the dyspnoea in asthmatic complaints the bodily state of the patient is worse from cold.
The complaints of the body and the headaches are worse from cold.
A prominent feature is falling out of the hair, the finger nails become yellowish, the gums settle away from the teeth and bleed, the teeth become loose, all in keeping with the scorbutic constitution.
Hysteria This remedy has hysteria, and it is not surprising that nervous women carry a bottle of ammonia hanging to their chain.
Many women do this because as soon as they go into a close place they faint and must use their hartshorn.
This condition in the woman, if in a mild degree, is not hysterical; it belongs to the sensitive nature of women; but if carried to a more marked state. It is hysterical.
The hysterical fainting will be averted by the use of the hartshorn. Ammonium Carbonicum Amm. carb;. will stimulate the action of the heart and relieve.
Depression The remedy is full of depression of spirits. She weeps much, has fainting fits, anxiety, uneasiness and exhaustion from motion. Over sensitive about what she hears other people saying.
Complaints from listening to others talking. Complaints, both mental and physical, are worse in the wet weather, and she is sensitive to cold, raw, wet weather.
The gouty complaints. nervous complaints, prostration, cardiac complaints, dyspnoea, headaches, etc., come on in raw weather.
"Pulsating, beating in the forehead as if it would burst."
The headache is worse from stepping, especially the head aches that come at the menstrual period.
In the old text-books you will notice this expression, "Inimical to Lachesis Lachesis"
This means when Lachesis Lachesis has been given in high potency and has acted curatively, Ammonium carb is not likely to act curatively after it, and is, some times capable of disturbing the case, confusing it and mixing up the symptoms.
But when Lachesis Lach has been given in too low potency, and the patient has been poisoned with the crude Medicine, this remedy then becomes an antidote, used in a high potency, because of the similarity in its action.
It will, overcome many of the poisonous symp toms of the case. If you will examine the appearance of people who have been bitten by snakes and then examine the pathogenesis of this remedy you will see a great similarity between them.
It is well known that this remedy has had repeated use in Bothrops Lanceolatus snake bites. Evidently it did not save all of them, but it must have done something, for these cases or it would not have established so great a reputation for itself.
Give it not as an antidote per se, but when indicated in blood-poisoning and animal bites with zymosis, with a tendency to black liquid bleeding, as in Elaps Corallinus Elaps.
Running through the Bothrops Lanceolatus snake poisons there is a tendency to bleeding of black blood that will not coagulate.
Sparks before the eyes in connection with headaches; double vision; aversion to light.
"Large black spot floats before the eyes after sewing."
When these symptoms have been present in such a constitutional state as I have, described the remedy has cured cataract; it has, cured the patient and finally the crystalline lens has cleared up.
Burning of the eyes, smarting eyes blood-shot eyes.
It disturbs the hearing, causing hardness of hearing and discharge of acrid fluid from the ears.
Discharge from the nose acrid.
"Severe pain as if the brain were forcing itself out just above nose."
"Nose-bleed when washing face or hands in morning."
It has many complaints from bathing, and a prominent feature is that the skin is covered with red, mottled spots after bathing.
Bathing produces surging all over, here and there, as well as nose-bleed. Palpitation is worse from bathing.
In the throat we have an appearance like malignant scarlet fever, diphtheria and other zymotic state; purple, swollen, ulcerated and bleeding, and gangrenous, accompanied by great exhaustion, with enlarged tonsils and glands.
The glands outside of the throat and neck are enlarged and felt as lumps. In diphtheria, when the nose is stopped, the child starts from sleep gasping for breath. Here again we observe its relation to Lachesis Lachesis and the ophidia, for soon after the patient drops to sleep he wakes up suffocating, in diphtheria, in chest troubles with great prostration, the patient is worse after sleep.
Menses Menses too soon.
"The menstrual blood is blackish, often in clots."
The leucorrhoea is acrid,
"Violent tearing in abdomen and vagina."
"Irritation of clitoris."
Swelling of the genitals. Now, let me tell you something not mentioned here, but important, and that is a sensation of soreness in the whole pelvic viscera; at times it seems as if all her inner parts were raw.
It is a sensation of soreness; not always sore to touch. This sensation of deep-seated soreness is especially felt during menstruation.
All through the menstrual period soreness and rawness.
"Menses premature, abundant, blackish, often in clots, preceded by griping and colic."
Oppression of breathing, a catarrhal dyspnoea. Especially is this a remedy, when the symptoms agree, in hypostatic congestion of the lungs, a filling up of the chest with mucus which it is difficult to expel; great rattling in the chest and great weakness.
It is a good palliative in the last stages of consumption. A dose of Ammonium carb when there is great coldness, prostration and weakness in the chest.
It is not unlike that sensation of weakness in the chest which is like Stannum Iodatum Stannum He can hardly cough out loud and because of the weakness he cannot expel the mucus, like Antimonium Tartaricum Ant. tart, Short asthmatic cough.
The complaints of this remedy come on especially at three o'clock in the morning. The cough comes on at that time. Old people who suffer from catarrh of the chest have an aggravation at three o'clock in the morning with the palpitation and prostration, waking up at that hour with cold sweat and dyspnoea.
Almost pulseless; weakness of the heart. Face pale and cold.
In those complaints that should come to a crisis, if the patient goes into a state of great exhaustion under remedies fairly well selected, you have an instance where this medicine competes with Arsenicum Album Arsenicum for the nervous prostration.
You see "heart failure" spoken of in old school literature. They say the patient got along very nicely, but finally died of heart failure.
In a great many instances if Ammonium carb were given in time it would save life.
"Averse to walking in open air."
"Children dislike washing."
The warmth of the bed relieves the rheumatic pains, relieves the chill.
"In a warm room the headache is better."
"From washing reappearance of the symptoms; nose-bleed; blue hands; swollen veins."
"Worse in cold air."
"Body red as if covered with scarlatina."
"Putrid flat ulcers with a pungent sensation."
"Malignant scarlatina with somnolence, starting from sleep."
"Erysipelas of old people when cerebral symptoms are developed."
Whenever treating a severe form of disease and an eruption comes to the surface, like a carbuncle or erysipelas, and does not give relief to the patient then there is danger.
A remedy must be found soon. When a patient is coming down with severe internal troubles it is not a very uncommon thing for unhealthy looking boils to come out, or carbuncles or erysipelas blotches.
It is always serious when these are not immediately followed by relief to the patient.
It shows a pernicious state that has been pent up and cannot be held any longer and this violence is going to destroy.
This is one of the remedies that you may look for to check the progress of such states.
Any remedy, of course, which corresponds to the totality of the symptoms is the remedy to administer.
Asthma Bronchitis. Cough. Dislocations, pains from. Emphysema. Enuresis. Erysipelas. Gums, sensitive. Haemorrhoids. Hysteria. Lungs, oedema of. Measles. Miliary eruptions. Nose affections. Parotitis. Rickets. Scarlatina. Spotted fever. Sprains. Sternum, pain on. Toothache. Uraemia. Whitlow.
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