Is a powerful disinfectant and deodorant; a potent poison. Prevents growth and kills almost any pathogenic micro-organism. It seems to have the peculiar property of eating into malignant tumors, leaving the surrounding healthy tissue uncharred and unchanged. A plug of cotton wool soaked in a 20 percent. solution of Formaldehyde, and applied for a few hours, will produce a necrotic slough, which must be scraped away before the next application, otherwise it hardens.
Formalin in hot water as vapor most valuable therapeutic agent in pertussis, phthisis, in catarrhal affections of upper air-passages.
Antidote: Ammonia water. Compare: Ammonium formaldehyde, known commercially as Cystogen ( Dose, five to seven grains two to four times daily, dissolved in hot water, after meals. Prevents the decomposition of urine in the bladder, kidneys, and ureters. Turbid urine rendered clear and non-irritating; phosphatic deposits dissolved, and growth of pyogenic bacteria arrested). Also, Urotropin (a diuretic and solvent of uric acid concretions; relieves cystitis associated with putrefaction. Three to five grains well diluted. When administered invariably appears in the cerebrospinal fluid and therefore advised in threatened meningeal infection.)
As vapor in hot water in respiratory affections; 1 percent. spray, otherwise 3x potency.
▲ ▼ MIND (click for more)
▲ ▼ HEAD (click for more)
Coryza; eyes water; Vertigo.
▲ ▼ MOUTH (click for more)
Ptyalism, thick saliva; loss of taste.
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Anuria; albuminous urine.
Intense urging to stool, watery stools.
Burning in mouth and stomach.
Stomach; Food feels as if it were a ball in stomach
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▲ ▼ FEVER (click for more)
Bones ache during whole paroxysm
Chills in forenoon, followed by long fever
During fever forgets where he was.
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Damp sweat most marked on right upper extremity.
Eczema in neighborhood of wound
Puckers skin like leather; wrinkles; scales off
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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.