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Lac Caninum popularity:
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Lac Caninum

Dog's Milk, Lac Can, Lac. Can

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HPUS label indication: Alternating sides

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Below are the strongest indications of Lac Caninum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

Materia Medica Sources
H.C. Allen - no Lac Caninum
T.F. Allen - no Lac Caninum
Boenninghausen - no Lac Caninum
Hahnemann - no Lac Caninum
Hering - no Lac Caninum
Kent Lectures  
Kent New remedies - no Lac Caninum
Reversed & reworded Kent repertory  
Morrel - no Lac Caninum
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This remedy is of undoubted value in certain forms of sore throat and diphtheria, and rheumatism. Corresponds to a low-vitiated, non-feverish type of sickness. The keynote symptom is Erratic pains, alternating sides. Feels as if walking on air, or of not touching the bed when lying down. Great lassitude. Ozaena. Decided effect in drying up milk in women who cannot nurse the baby. Great weakness and prostration. Sinking spells every morning. Mastitis.

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WORSE, morning of one day and in the evening of next.


BETTER, cold, cold drinks.

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Compare: Lach.; CONG.; Lac Felinum - Cat’s Milk - (ciliary neuralgia; eye symptoms, photophobia; Asthenopia; dysmenorrhoea); Lac Vaccinum - Cow’s Milk - (headache, rheumatic pains, constipation); Lac vaccinum coagulatum - Curds - (nausea of pregnancy); Lactic vaccini floc - Cream - (diphtheria, leucorrhoea, menorrhagia, dysphagia); Lactic-ac.

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Very forgetful; in writing, makes mistakes

Despondent; thinks her disease incurable

Attacks of rage

Visions of snakes

Thinks himself of little consequence.

Behaviour; shrieking; in children

Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; visions or presence of phantoms, figures, people; faces; in the dark

Desires, wants; company

Desires, wants; death


Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; rage, fury (see insanity, mania, delirium)

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting)

Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of death

Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of fainting

Insecure, uncertain, scared; frightened easily; starting, startled

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Vertigo, dizziness

When lying down; as if feet were going up; he did not touch the bed

While walking; sensation of gliding in the air, as if feet did not touch the ground, while walking

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Sensation of walking or floating in the air ( Sticta.) Pain first on one side, then the other

Blurred vision, nausea and vomiting at height of attack of headache

Occipital pain, with shooting extending to forehead

Sensation as if brain were alternately contracted and relaxed

Noises in ears

Reverberation of voice.

Pain, headache; in forehead

Pain, headache; in forehead; night; after midnight

Pain, headache; in forehead; alternating from side to side

Pain, headache; in forehead; pulsating

Pain, headache; in forehead; above eyes

Pain, headache; in forehead; above eyes; alternating sides

Pain, headache; in forehead; above eyes; while sewing

Pain, headache; back of head (occiput)

Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); morning

Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); morning; on waking

Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); turning eyes; turning eyes upward

Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); extending to other parts; forehead

Pain, headache; sides; one side; alternating from one to the other

Pain, headache; temples

Pain, headache; temples; alternating with heat in sides of head

Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling)

Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); as if brain bound up

Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; back of head (occiput); extending to other parts; forehead

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Intolerance of light (photophobia)



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Discharges from ear; gluey, sticky; green


Sounds seem distant

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Coryza; one nostril stuffed up, the other free; alternate

Alae nasi and corners of mouth cracked

Bones of nose sore to pressure

Bloody pus discharged.


Discharge from nose; night

Discharge from nose; greenish

Discharge from nose; thick

Discharge from nose; white

Liquids come out through nose on attempting to swallow

Running or blocked nose (coryza); blocked; alternating sides

Running or blocked nose (coryza); running, wet

Running or blocked nose (coryza); running, wet; alternating sides

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Expression; anxious

Skin; discoloration; red; alternating with paleness

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Tongue coated white with bright red edges; profuse salivation

Drooling in diphtheria

Cracking of jaw while eating ( nit

ac; Rhus.) Putrid taste increased by sweets.

Dryness; morning; on waking

Taste; food does not taste salty enough; food only tastes natural

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Sensitive to touch

Painful swallowing; pain extends to ears

Sore throat and cough with menstruation

Tonsillitis and diphtheria symptoms change repeatedly from side to side

shining glazed appearance of deposit, Pearly-white or like pure white porcelain

Stiffness of neck and tongue

Throat feels burned raw

Tickling sensation causes constant cough

Sore throat beginning and ending with menses.

Choking, constricting


Glazed appearance

Inflammation; tonsils

Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.

Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; left; alternating sides

Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; pearly

Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; white

Pain; swallowing; on swallowing

Pain; burning

Pain; sore; alternating sides

Pain; sore; during period

Paralysis; after diphtheria

Swallowing; impossible

Swelling; tonsils

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Pain; sore, bruised; breast

Pain; sore, bruised; breast; going up and down stairs

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Pain; neck

Pain; neck; wandering pain

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; dorsal (shoulder level); between shoulder blades

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; dorsal (shoulder level); between shoulder blades; spine; extending to breast bone

Pulsating; lumbar (lower half of back)

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Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); constant

Bladder; urination; involuntary, incontinence; night, bed wetting

Stomach; desires, cravings; alcoholic drinks; whisky

Stomach; desires, cravings; salt things

Stomach; desires, cravings; warm drinks

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Female; Menses too early, profuse, Flow in gushes

breasts swollen; painful before (Calc

C.; Con.; Puls.) and better on appearance of menses

Mastitis; Worse, least jar

helps to dry up milk

Sinking at epigastrium

Sexual organs easily excited

Backache; spine very sensitive to touch or pressure


Female; inflammation; womb

Female; period; frequent

Female; period; membranous

Female; pain; ovaries; alternating sides

Female; pain; ovaries; extending to other parts; one to the other

Female; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; womb; extending upward

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Extremities, limbs

Sciatica, right-side

Legs feel numb and stiff, cramps in feet

Rheumatic pains in extremities and back, from one side to the other

Pain in arms to fingers

Burning in palms and soles.

Coldness; lower limbs

Coldness; lower limbs; leg

Pain; alternating sides

Pain; wandering, shifting

Pain; joints; wandering

Pain; upper limbs; alternating sides

Pain; shoulder; alternating shoulders

Pain; lower limbs; sciatica (pain radiating from back along back of thigh); alternating sides

Pain; hip; alternating from hip to hip

Pain; knee; wandering pain; from one knee to the other

Skin; warts; fingers

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Sleep and dreams

Dreams of snakes.

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Pain; wandering

Symptoms not symmetrical; alternating sides

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