This drug, used in physiological doses, is a powerful hypnotic and cardiac depressant. It has a marked effect on the skin, producing erythema, ecchymosis, etc., which symptoms have been utilized homeopathically with much success, especially in the treatment of hives. Emotional excitability, hallucinations. Night terrors in children. Muscular prostration.
WORSE, after hot drinks, stimulants, eating, night.
Antidotes: Ammon.; Atro.; Dig.; Mosch.
Compare: Bell.; Opium; Apis; Verona - (a dangerous drug made by the action of Alcohol upon urea and contains the same radical that alcohol does. Makes a man just as drunk as pure alcohol. Staggers, cannot stand up ( Dr. Barney.) (Confluent, reddish spots; dermatitis, itching of glans and prepuce; circumscribed dermatitis patch on first metacarpal phalangeal joint.) Luminal - (Sleeplessness with skin symptoms in migraine; lethargy like epidemic encephalitis) ( Dr. Royal.)
First trituration in hives, otherwise, higher potencies. Locally, in offensive foot-sweat, bathe with one percent. solution. For its physiological effects, five to twenty grains. Use cautiously.
▲ ▼ HEAD (click for more)
Feeling as if hot band were drawn from temple to temple
Morning headache; worse in forehead, also in occiput, on motion; better in open air
Passive cerebral hyperaemia (use 30th)
▲ ▼ EYE (click for more)
Circles of light, black spots
Conjunctivitis, burning in eye and lids; eyeball feels too large; everything looks White.
Eyes blood-shot and watery
Illusions of sight where eyes are closed or at night
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face; skin; out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash;
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Asthma, with sleeplessness.
Extreme dyspnoea, with sensation of weight and constriction of chest
▲ ▼ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)
extremities, limbs; skin; out-break on skin; like nettle rash;
extremities, limbs; skin; out-break on skin; lower limbs; like nettle rash;
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Insomnia, hallucinations, horrid dreams
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Wheals come on from a chill; better, warmth
Urticaria, worse, spirituous liquors, hot drinks
Erythema aggravated by alcoholic drinks, with palpitation; causes pain in tendons and extensors
Red blotches, like measles
skin; itching; burning;
skin; itching; burning; as from nettles;
skin; itching; night; ;
skin; itching; stinging;
skin; out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash;
Surface of body Stone-cold
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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.