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Argentum Nitricum

Nitrate Of Silver, Arg. Nit, Argent. Nit, Argentum Nit, Argent Nit

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Below are the strongest indications of Argentum Nitricum based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.

In this drug the neurotic effects are very marked, many brain and spinal symptoms presenting themselves which give certain indications for its homeopathic employment. Symptoms of incoordination, loss of control and want of balance everywhere, mentally and physically; Trembling in affected parts. Is an irritant of mucous membranes, producing violent inflammation of the throat, and a marked gastro-enteritis. Very characteristic is the great Desire for sweets, the splinter-like pains, and free muco-purulent discharge in the inflamed and ulcerated mucous membranes. Sensation as if a part were expanding and other errors of perception are characteristic. Withered up and dried constitutions present a favorable field for its action, especially when associated with unusual or long continued mental exertion. Head symptoms often determine the choice of this remedy. Pains increase and decrease gradually. Flatulent state and prematurely aged look. Explosive belching, especially in neurotics. Upper abdominal affections brought on by undue mental exertion. Paraplegia Myelitis and disseminated sclerosis of brain and cord. Intolerance of heat. Sensation of a sudden pinch (Dudgeon). Destroys red blood corpuscles, producing anemia.
BETTER, from eructation; fresh air; COLD; pressure.
WORSE, warmth in any form; at night; from cold food; SWEETS; after eating; at menstrual period; from emotions, Left side.
Antidote: Nat-mur.
Compare: Ars.; Merc.; Phos.; Pulsat.; Argent. Cyanatum (angina pectoris; asthma, spasm of oesophagus); Argent- Jodat ( Throat disorders, hoarseness, gland affected.) Protargol (gonorrhoea after acute stage 2 percent. solution; syphilitic mucous patches, chancres and chancroids, 10 percent solution applied twice a day; ophthalmia neonatorum, 2 drops of 10 percent. solution).; Argent. Phosph ( An excellent diuretic in dropsy.); Argent. Oxyd. Chlorosis with menorrhagia and diarrhoea.).

    EXPECTORATION (click for more)

expectoration; mucous;
expectoration; thick;
expectoration; thick; and sticky;

    MIND (click for more)

Fears and anxieties and hidden irrational motives for actions.
Impulsive; wants to do things in a hurry ( Lilium) Peculiar mental impulses
Melancholic, apprehensive of serious disease
Time passes slowly ( Cann
Errors of perception
Faintish and tremulous
Fearful and nervous; impulse to jump out of window
ind.) Memory weak
mind; delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions;
mind; delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; about self; circumstances; deserted, forsaken;
mind; delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; about self; circumstances; is despised;
mind; desires, wants; company;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; impulsive;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indifference, apathy, etc.; when in society;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; sensitive, oversensitive;
mind; excitement;
mind; hurry; for the appointed time to arrive;
mind; hurry; while walking;
mind; insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety;
mind; insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; anticipating an engagement;
mind; insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; while walking; and so walks faster;
mind; insecure, uncertain, scared; fear;
mind; insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of being alone (see company);
mind; insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; when ready to go to church or opera;
mind; insecure, uncertain, scared; frightened easily;
mind; intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish;
mind; intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish; children;
mind; memory; weakness of memory;
mind; mental exertion;
mind; restlessness, nervousness;
mind; restlessness, nervousness; before convulsions;
mind; talking, conversation; contrary (see obstinate, irritable);
mind; talking, conversation; obstinate;
mind; talking, conversation; obstinate; far-fetched objection against whatever was proposed;
Thinks his understanding will and must fail

    HEAD (click for more)

Boring pain; Better on tight bandaging and pressure
Brain-fag, with general debility and trembling
Emotional disturbances cause appearance of hemi-cranial attacks
Itching of scalp
Headache with coldness and trembling
Vertigo, with buzzing in ears and with nervous affections
Aching in frontal eminence, with Enlarged feeling in corresponding eye
head; expanded sensation (see swollen); enlarged sensation;
head; expanded sensation (see swollen); enlarged sensation; during pregnancy;
head; pain, headache; boring, digging, screwing; forehead; above eyebrows; left;
head; pain, headache; from emotions; nervous;
head; pain, headache; pressure; constricting head;
head; pain, headache; sides; one side;
head; skin and scalp; like insects crawling on skin;
Headache from mental exertion, from dancing
Hemicrania; bones of head feel as if separated.
Sense of Expansion

    EYE (click for more)

Chronic ulceration of margin of lids; sore, thick, swollen
Great swelling of conjunctiva; Discharge abundant and purulent
Spots before the vision
Purulent ophthalmia
Aching, tired feeling in eyes, better closing or pressing upon them
Acute granular conjunctivitis
Blurred vision
Cornea opaque
Eye-strain from sewing; worse in warm room
eye; conjunctiva (external lining of eye); swelling;
eye; discharges of mucus or pus; from out-breaks on skin;
eye; discoloration; redness;
eye; discoloration; redness; corner;
eye; discoloration; redness; lids;
eye; discoloration; redness; open air;
eye; discoloration; redness; while reading;
eye; discoloration; redness; while sewing;
eye; inflammation; cold;
eye; inflammation; from being over fire. cold air and cold applications relieve;
eye; inflammation; infants;
eye; inflammation; wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye);
eye; inflammation; wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye); granular;
eye; inflammation; wounds; corner;
eye; inflammation; wounds; lids;
eye; intolerance of light (photophobia);
eye; intolerance of light (photophobia); after straining the eyes;
eye; intolerance of light (photophobia); warm room;
eye; lids; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed);
eye; lids; eyes closed; in melancholy;
eye; lids; lids turned outward;
eye; lids; stuck together;
eye; lids; stuck together; morning;
eye; lids; thickening of lids;
eye; pain; open air;
eye; pain; warm room;
eye; pupils; dilated;
eye; pupils; dilated; before epilepsy;
eye; swellings; lids;
eye; swellings; painful boil, shedding skin and tissues (carbuncles);
Inner canthi Swollen and red
Paretic condition of ciliary muscle
Photophobia in warm room
Ulcer in cornea.
Unable to keep eyes fixed steadily
Useful in restoring power to the weakened ciliary muscles

    VISION (click for more)

vision; colours and shapes in front of eyes; colours; grey; snake-like shapes;
vision; exertion of vision;
vision; long-sighted (near objects blurred);
vision; moving;

    EAR (click for more)

ear; noises in ear; buzzing;

    NOSE (click for more)

Coryza, will chilliness, lachrymation, and headache.
Loss of smell
Ulcers in septum

    FACE (click for more)

face; expression; old looking;
face; lips; discoloration; bluish;
face; skin; discoloration; dirty looking;
face; skin; discoloration; lead-coloured;
face; skin; discoloration; sallow;
face; skin; discoloration; yellow;
Old man’s look; tight drawing of skin over bones.
Sunken, old, pale, and bluish

    MOUTH (click for more)

Canker sores.
Gums tender and bleed easily
mouth; discoloration; tongue; red; tip;
mouth; pain; tongue; tip;
mouth; taste; sour;
mouth; tongue; taste buds; erect;
Pain in sound teeth
Taste coppery, like ink
Tongue has prominent papillae; tip is red and painful

    THROAT (click for more)

Sensation of a splinter in throat on swallowing
Strangulated feeling.
Dark redness of throat catarrh of smokers, with tickling as of hair in throat
Much Thick mucus in throat and mouth causes hawking
Raw, rough and sore
throat; choking, constricting; when clearing the throat (see retching);
throat; discoloration; redness;
throat; discoloration; redness; dark red;
throat; discoloration; redness; uvula (lobe at back of mouth);
throat; hawks often;
throat; inflammation;
throat; inflammation; larynx;
throat; inflammation; larynx; in singers;
throat; irritation; larynx;
throat; larynx (voice box); scraping, clearing;
throat; mucus;
throat; mucus; clinging;
throat; mucus; larynx;
throat; mucus; thick;
throat; pain;
throat; pain; as from a splinter;
throat; pain; rawness;
throat; pain; rawness; larynx;
throat; pain; sore;
throat; voice; hoarseness;
throat; voice; hoarseness; from talking;
throat; voice; lost;
throat; voice; lost; singers;

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Colic, With much flatulent distention
Desire for cheese and salt.
Gastritis of drunkards
Painful spot over stomach that radiates to all parts of the abdomen
Stitchy ulcerative pain on left side of stomach, below short ribs.
Great craving for sweats
abdomen; bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire);
abdomen; bladder; urination; feeble stream (slow);
abdomen; bladder; urination; frequent;
abdomen; bladder; urination; involuntary, incontinence;
abdomen; bladder; urination; involuntary, incontinence; night, bed wetting;
abdomen; bladder; urination; painful or difficult urination;
abdomen; bladder; urination; unconscious; no feeling in urethra (urinary part of genitals);
abdomen; bloated;
abdomen; bloated; trapped wind;
abdomen; emptiness;
abdomen; flatulence;
abdomen; flatulence; after eating;
abdomen; flatulence; obstructed;
abdomen; pain; before stool;
abdomen; pain; night; midnight;
abdomen; pain; pressing; before stool;
abdomen; pain; sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.; behind lower ribs; during diarrhoea;
abdomen; sense of weakness;
abdomen; sensitive to clothing;
abdomen; stomach; burping, belching;
abdomen; stomach; burping, belching;
abdomen; stomach; burping, belching; after eating;
abdomen; stomach; burping, belching; difficult;
abdomen; stomach; burping, belching; empty;
abdomen; stomach; burping, belching; large quantities of wind;
abdomen; stomach; burping, belching; loud;
abdomen; stomach; desires, cravings; salt things;
abdomen; stomach; desires, cravings; sweets;
abdomen; stomach; desires, cravings; sweets; sugar;
abdomen; stomach; disordered;
abdomen; stomach; distended (swollen from inner pressure);
abdomen; stomach; nausea;
abdomen; stomach; pain;
abdomen; stomach; pain; after eating;
abdomen; stomach; pain; on breathing in deeply;
abdomen; stomach; retching; during diarrhoea;
abdomen; stomach; retching; when hawking mucus from throat at back of mouth;
abdomen; stomach; thirst;
abdomen; stomach; thirst; extreme;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; during diarrhoea;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; mucus;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; mucus; during diarrhoea;
Enormous distention
Flatulence; Painful swelling of pit
Gnawing ulcerating pain; burning and constriction
Ineffectual effort at eructation
Nausea, retching, vomiting of glairy mucus
Stomach; Belching accompanies most gastric ailments
Trembling and throbbing in stomach
Ulceration of stomach, With radiating pain
Ulcerative pain in left side under ribs

    RECTUM (click for more)

rectum; diarrhoea;
rectum; diarrhoea; after certain foods or drinks; from drinking water;
rectum; diarrhoea; after certain foods or drinks; sugar;
rectum; diarrhoea; from emotions; excitement;
rectum; diarrhoea; from emotions; excitement; as before theatre;
rectum; diarrhoea; night;
rectum; flatulence;
rectum; flatulence; after sugar;
rectum; flatulence; loud;
rectum; flatulence; loud; after sugar;

    STOOL (click for more)

Fluids go right through him; after sweets
After any emotion with flatulence
Diarrhoea immediately after eating or drinking
Itching of anus.
stool; brown;
stool; green;
stool; green; like spinach in flatulence;
stool; mucous, slimy;
stool; mucous, slimy; green;
stool; odour; offensive;
stool; watery;
stool; watery; night;
Watery, noisy, flatulent; Green, like chopped spinach, with shreddy mucus and enormous distention of abdomen; very offensive

    URINE (click for more)

Divided stream
Early stage of gonorrhoea; profuse discharge and terrible cutting pains; bloody urine.
Emission of a few drops after having finished
Urethra inflamed, with pain, burning, itching; pain as from a splinter
Urine passes unconsciously, day and night
Urine scanty and dark
urine; bloody;
urine; copious;

    GENITALS (click for more)

Female; Gastralgia at beginning of menses
Bleeding easily
Cancer-like drugs
Coition painful.
Desire waning
Erection falls when coition is attempted
Genitals shrivel
genitals; female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); after sexual intercourse;
genitals; female; pain; vagina; during sexual intercourse;
genitals; female; prolapse; womb;
genitals; male; erections; painful (see urethra);
genitals; male; pain;
genitals; urethra (urinary part of genitals); discharge; strong and sharp (acrid);
genitals; urethra (urinary part of genitals); inflammation;
genitals; urethra (urinary part of genitals); numbness; sensation absent, when urinating;
genitals; urethra (urinary part of genitals); pain; burning; during urination;
genitals; urethra (urinary part of genitals); painful during erection;
Intense spasm of chest muscles
Leucorrhoea profuse, with erosion of cervix
Male; Impotence
Nervous erethism at change of life
Orgasms at night
Uterine hemorrhage, two weeks after menses; painful affections of left ovary.

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Chronic hoarseness
High notes cause cough
Angina pectoris, nightly worse
Chest feels as if a bar were around it
Many people in a room seem to take away his breath.
Palpitation, pulse irregular and intermittent; worse lying on Right side; (Alumen.) Painful spots in chest
respiration; asthma attack;
respiration; deep;
Suffocative cough, as if from a hair in throat

    CHEST (click for more)

chest; heart; angina pectoris;
chest; heart; palpitations;
chest; heart; palpitations; after excitement;
chest; heart; palpitations; from exertion;
chest; heart; palpitations; night;
chest; heart; palpitations; tumultuous, violent, intense;
chest; pain; feels like a splinter;
chest; pain; heart;

    BACK (click for more)

acid.) Paraplegia; posterior spinal sclerosis.
back; heaviness, weight; sacrum (base of spine); like a weight;
Much pain
Spine sensitive with nocturnal pains, (Oxal

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Debility in calves especially
Cannot walk with eyes closed
extremities, limbs; cramps; calf;
extremities, limbs; heaviness; forearm;
extremities, limbs; heaviness; lower limbs; afternoon;
extremities, limbs; heaviness; upper limbs;
extremities, limbs; movements and positions; trembling;
extremities, limbs; movements and positions; trembling; lower limbs;
extremities, limbs; numbness (see tingling);
extremities, limbs; numbness (see tingling); foot;
extremities, limbs; paralysis; lower limbs;
extremities, limbs; weakness;
extremities, limbs; weakness; lower limbs;
Numbness of arms
Paralysis, with mental and abdominal symptoms
Post-diphtheritic paralysis (after Gel.).
Rigidity of Calves
Trembling, with general debility
Walks and stands unsteadily, especially when unobserved

    SLEEP (click for more)

Drowsy stupor.
sleep; comatose;
sleep; deep;
sleep; sleeplessness, insomnia;
Sleepless, from fancies before his imagination; horrible dreams of snakes, and of sexual gratification

    FEVER (click for more)

Chills with nausea
Chilly when uncovered, yet feels smothered if wrapped up.

    SKIN (click for more)

Brown, tense, and hard
Drawing in skin, as from a spider-web, or dried albuminous substance, withered and dried up
Irregular blotches.

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

generalities; blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow;
generalities; convulsions; epileptic;
generalities; convulsions; epileptic;
generalities; convulsions; without consciousness;
generalities; eating and food; sweets;
generalities; general physical anxiety;
generalities; in women; symptoms during period;
generalities; inflammation; hair follicles;
generalities; night;
generalities; night; before midnight;
generalities; open air;
generalities; pain; boring;
generalities; pain; pressing; internally;
generalities; pain; sensation of splinters;
generalities; sensitive; intolerance of clothing;
generalities; symptoms not symmetrical; left;
generalities; trembling; externally;
generalities; trembling; periodical;
generalities; walking; in open air;
generalities; weakness (see lethargic, weariness); periodical;
generalities; weakness (see lethargic, weariness); trembling;
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Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.

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