Chief action on fibrous tissue, and is especially adapted to the arthritic diathesis, rheumatism, and tonsillitis. Secondary syphilis. Very valuable in acute rheumatism. Free foul secretions. Unclean odor from whole body. Promotes suppuration of abscesses. Sensitiveness and worse from local heat. Contraction of limbs, stiffness and immobility. Feeling that he must stretch.
, from motion, heat, cold wet weather; pressure, touch, from 6 pm to 4 am.
Better external pressure.
Guaiacol (in the treatment of gonorrh?žal epididymitis, 2 parts to 30 vaselin, locally).
Antidote: Nux. Follow Sepia.
Compare: Merc; Caust; Rhus; Mezer; Rhodod.
Tincture, to sixth attenuation.
▲ ▼ EXPECTORATION (click for more)
expectoration; noticeable smell; offensive smell;
▲ ▼ MIND (click for more)
Forgetful; thoughtless; staring
mind; behaviour; inclination to sit;
mind; intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish;
Slow to comprehend.
▲ ▼ HEAD (click for more)
Aching in left ear
Feels swollen, and blood-vessels distended
Gouty and rheumatic pain in head and face, extending to neck
head; skin and scalp; perspiration; scalp; ;
Pains often end in a stitch, especially in head.
Tearing pain in skull; worse, cold, wet weather
▲ ▼ EYE (click for more)
eye; lids; eyes open; eyes permanently open;
eye; swellings; sensation of swelling;
Eyelids appear too short
Pimples around eyes.
▲ ▼ FACE (click for more)
face; expression; old looking;
▲ ▼ MOUTH (click for more)
mouth; teeth; pain; pulling;
▲ ▼ THROAT (click for more)
Aversion to milk
Burning in stomach
Constricted epigastric region.
Desire for apples and other fruits
Rheumatic sore throat with weak throat muscles
Syphilitic sore throat.
Throat dry, burns, swollen, stitches toward ear
throat; inflammation; tonsils; ;
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Diarrhúa, cholera infantum.
Much wind in bowels
▲ ▼ RECTUM (click for more)
rectum; cholera; in babies; ;
rectum; cholera; with vomiting or diarrhoea; ;
▲ ▼ URINE (click for more)
Sharp stitches after urinating
▲ ▼ GENITALS (click for more)
Female; Ovaritis in rheumatic patients, with irregular menstruation and dysmenorrhúa, and irritable bladder.
▲ ▼ RESPIRATION (click for more)
Chest pains in articulations of ribs, with shortness of breathing till expectoration sets in.
Dry, tight cough
Fetid breath after coughing
▲ ▼ BACK (click for more)
Aching in nape
back; pain; contracting;
back; pain; contracting; between shoulder blades; ;
back; pain; pulling; dorsal (shoulder level); ;
back; pain; pulling; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; between; ;
Contractive pain between scapulae.
Pain from head to neck
Stiff neck and sore shoulders
Stitches between scapulae to occiput
▲ ▼ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)
A feeling of heat in the affected limbs.
Ankle pain extending up the leg, causing lameness
Arthritic lancinations followed by contraction of limbs
extremities, limbs; contraction of muscles and tendons; hollow of knee; ;
extremities, limbs; contraction of muscles and tendons; thigh; hamstrings; ;
extremities, limbs; numbness (see tingling);
extremities, limbs; pain; lower leg; ;
extremities, limbs; pain; lower leg; growing pains;
extremities, limbs; pain; rheumatic; poisoning by mercury; ;
extremities, limbs; pain; tearing; joints; ;
extremities, limbs; tension, tightness; thigh; hamstrings; ;
Gouty tearing, with contractions
Joints swollen, painful, and intolerant of pressure; can bear no heat
Pricking in nates
Rheumatic pain in shoulders, arms and hands
Sciatica and lumbago
Stinging pain in limbs
▲ ▼ GENERALITIES (click for more)
generalities; aversion to movement;
generalities; open air;
generalities; pain; sudden, sharp; muscles; tearing in muscles;
generalities; pulse; small;
generalities; swelling; swollen sensation;
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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.