Baryta Carbonica - General symptomsCarbonate Of Baryta, Baryta Carb, Baryt. Carb, Baryta, Baryta C, Barium carbonicum, baryta carb, Barium carbonicum baryta carb Bar-c.
Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Baryta Carb in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Cutting in the lower portion of the bowels at night, with pressure towards the rectum, with rending pains in the intestines, with a feeling of fulness above the pubes, as though everything were stopped and the abdomen would burst, when lying out straight.
afterwards, stool, first hard, knotty, then liquid, with much pressure, with relief of the pain in the bowels, followed by burning in the anus (after two days),.
Specially indicated in INFANCY and Old age. Baryta Carbonica brings aid to scrofulous children, especially if they are backward mentally and physically, are dwarfish, do not grow and develop, have scrofulous ophthalmia, swollen abdomen, take cold easily, and then Always have swollen tonsils. Persons subject to quinsy, which is prone to suppurate; gums bleed easily. Diseases of old men when degenerative changes begin; - cardiac vascular and cerebral; - who have hypertrophied prostate or indurated testes, very sensitive to cold, offensive foot-sweats, very weak and weary, must sit or lie down or lean on something. Very averse to meeting strangers. Catarrh of posterior nares, with frequent epistaxis. Often useful in the dyspepsia of the young who have masturbated and who suffer from seminal emissions, together with cardiac irritability and palpitation. Affects glandular structures, and useful in general degenerative changes, especially in coats of arteries, Aneurism, and senility. Baryta is a cardiovascular poison acting on the muscular coats of heart and vessels. Arterial fibrosis. Blood-vessels soften and degenerate, become distended, and aneurisms, ruptures, and apoplexies result.
Torpid, dwarfish (Med Syphilinum (Luesinum) Syph---- ) or marasmic
Senility; early (Calc Carb Calc-c)
Single effects (Agaricus Muscarius Agar)
Numb parts; mouth, genitals, fingers, etc
Forced through a narrow place, as if Vascular softening and dilatation
Too tired to even eat
Wants to lie down
Inflamed mucous membranes
SLOW, INEPT AND BACKWARD
Childish, thoughtless behavior
Cowardly Groans from every little thing
Increasing mental weakness
Weak, beclouded mind Bad memory
Forgets her errand or the word in her mouth
Mistrustful Shy of strangers
Brain feels loose; better cool air
Heavy pressure over eyes (Belladonna Bell)
Baldness; worse vertex
Eyes, better looking down
Old, sickly, weakened look Crusty ears
Nose dry, worse blowing it
Burning soreness or vesicles on tip of tongue
Throat (glands) affected by every cold; worse menses
Chronic quinsy Enlarged tonsils (Calc phos Calc-p)
Spasm of oesophagus
Sore spot in stomach
Diarrhoea, with lumbar ache
Erections when riding
Asthma, worse wet, warm air; senile (Baryta Muriatica Bar-m)
Heart; bruised sore; worse suppressed footsweat
Hot, bruised soles at night
Cold, foul footsweat
Indurated glands; tonsils; cervicals, swelled like knotted cords
Pulse slow and small
Carbonate of Barium Ba C03, with which are included symptoms of Baryta Acetica Baryta acetica
Barium acetate Ba(C2H3O2)2. (I follow Hering and Hahnemann in combining the two, as I agree with Hering that "there is hardly any difference between the two, and certainly none in the symptoms cured.") Solution of acetate; trituration of carbonate.
Baryta corresponds to scrofulous conditions in children and old age.
dwarfish children and childish old people. Old people who are fat. Those liable to take cold easily.
sore throat from cold.
glandular affections. Many cases of aneurism have been cured with Baryta, mostly in lower attenuations. It corresponds to the atheromatous condition. A paralytic condition runs throughout the pathogenesis. There is paralysis of mind and body. Mistrust.
want of self-confidence.
aversion to strangers (the child does not want to play). It has cured a case of fetid foot-sweat with spells of despondency, seeking solitude, sobbing and crying. Deficient memory (children cannot remember and learn). Sensation as if brain loose. Vertigo with nausea.
from stooping. when lifting arms up.
in old people. Pressure and sticking in brain, at vertex on waking. It has cured baldness in young people.
tinea, wens. The scalp is very sensitive to touch. Enlarged glands in occiput and neck. On the face there are rough, dry and herpetic eruptions. Dark redness. Tension of whole face as if white of egg had dried on it.
as if a cobweb (B. acet.) over face, temples, and scalp. Painful swelling of parotid and of submaxillary glands. The sense of smell is very acute. There is an illusion of smell as of pine smoke. Nose-bleed before menses. The tongue is paralysed. Salivation.
saliva runs out during sleep. The digestion is weak.
after eating, pressing in stomach.
and pain in hard, swollen abdomen. Sensation of soreness of stomach.
while eating it feels as if the food had to force its way through some raw place. It has proved curative in the habitual colic of children who do not thrive.
enlarged mesenteric glands.
hungry, but refuse food, swallowing painful. The anus is sore and humid. Piles protrude with urination as well as stool. Constipation, with hard, knotty stools.
haemorrhoids, burning and soreness. The paralytic condition appears in the sexual organs. Impotence. Soreness and moistening between scrotum and thighs. Enlarged prostate. There is also a paralytic condition of the respiratory organs. There is a feeling in the larynx as if inspiring smoke or pitch. Hoarseness and loss of voice from cough, mucus in larynx and trachea. Suffocating catarrh and paralysis of lungs in old people. Sensation as if lungs full of smoke. There is a spasmodic cough, like whooping-cough, from roughness and tickling in throat and pit of stomach. Cough agg. evening till midnight.
after getting feet cold.
exercise. lying left side.
cold air. thinking of it. Palpitation with soreness of heart, agg. lying on left side.
agg. thinking of it. Violent long lasting palpitation.
felt in head. Palpitation agg. on exertion. Slightest exertion makes him feel tired and sleepy. These heart symptoms of Bar. c. are met with in many cases of aneurism and atheroma, and no remedy has a better record here. I cured an advanced case of thoracic aneurism with the 3x. Baryt. c. has cured tumours of several kinds. Induration in the breasts. Sarcoma in neck with burning. Fatty tumours, especially about the neck. Swelling and induration of glands. A marked symptom is, pulsation in the back. Stiffness and tension in small of back, in evening, especially while sitting, allowing neither to rise nor to bend backwards. Painfulness of arms and swelling of axillary glands. Cold feet. Fetid perspiration of feet. Corns with burning and stinging. Burning and drawing pains are frequent in lower limbs. A case has been recorded in which Baryt. removed in an old man a pain, coming suddenly, in hollow of knee and running down back of leg like a thin stream of hot fluid or molten metal, running down under the skin. Tearing in limbs with chilliness. Tension and shortening of muscles. Intolerable irritation all over like prickings and tingling, waking him at night. Itching, sore and humid skins.
Burning pains are found in many parts. General soreness and sensitiveness. Small wounds ulcerate and get very sore. Chilliness predominates. It has cold, clammy feet as notably as Calc Carb Calcarea. agg. Cold air.
cold washing. damp weather.
warm food. in sun (headache).
near warm stove (headache). agg. From raising arms, agg. from mental emotion. agg. Thinking of complaints. agg. In company.
amel. alone. amel. From cold food. Left side much affected. Offensive sweat of one side (mostly left). agg. Lying on painful side.
on left side. agg. After eating. After eating, so weak cannot raise his hands.
too weak to masticate.
(Crystalline muriate of baryta is finely powdered, boiled for a few minutes with 6 parts of alcohol, to remove any muriate of strontia that may be present; the remaining powder is dissolved in six parts of boiling distilled water and precipitated with weak ammonium, say a solution of sal ammoniac in water. The precipitated baryta is washed several times with distilled water and then dried.).
A few of the smallest pellets, moistened with this medicine and put into a powder of sugar of milk, from a dose which will prove efficient of good for over 40-48 days, if the medicine was selected homoeopathically suitable to the case of disease.
Baryta Carbonica antipsoric medicine may be used very advantageously in many cases, and in especially serviceable where the following ailments are among the chronic ills to be cured
Weeping mood. anxiety about domestic affairs.
shyness as to strange persons and as to social meetings.
headache close above the eyes.
the head easily catches cold.
eruption on the head. , and behind them.
tubercles behind the ears.
eruption on the lobule of the ear.
roaring and ringing before the ear.
pressure in the eyes inflammation of the eyeballs and eyelids with photophobia.
the eyelids closed by suppuration.
flying webs and black spots before the eyes.
dimness of vision, he cannot read.
the eyes are dazed by the light.
scurf under the nose. eruption on the face.
single jerks in the teeth.
burning stitches in the hollow tooth when anything warm touches it.
. constant thirst. eructation after a meal.
sour eructation. long continued nausea.
, both when fasting and after a meal.
pain of the stomach, on touching the scrobiculus cordis.
difficult knotty stool.
hard and insufficient stool.
urging to urinate and frequent micturition.
. leucorrhoea just before the menses.
coryza. troublesome dryness of the nose.
nocturnal cough. mucus on the chest with nocturnal cough.
excessive secretion of mucus in the chest.
palpitation of the heart perceptible.
stiffness of the small of the back.
. stitches in the nape of the neck.
pain in the deltoid muscle, on lifting the arm.
the arm goes to sleep, while lying on it.
going to sleep of the fingers.
drawing and tearing in the legs.
ulcers on the feet. painful lymphatic swelling on the ball of the big.
twitching and jerking of the body in daytime.
heaviness in the whole body.
asthenia. general weakness of the nerves and the body.
tendency to take cold.
WARTS. raving when asleep.
at night, twitching of the muscles of the whole body.
Baryta carbonica first appeared in the edition of 1828, where it contains 286 symptoms. The present list is made up of these.
of the results of proving the acetate reported by Adams, Gross, Hartmann, Rueckert and Stapf in Vol. III. of the . (1824).
and of a pathogenesis of the carbonate furnished by Hartlaub and Nenning to the third Vol. of Hartlaub and Trink's . The manner of these last two provings is unknown. A few symptoms are added by Rummel, who doubless proved the 30th dilution.
The symptoms marked with a dash before them were caused by acetate of baryta.
Smelling of a solution of Camphora camphor proved an alleviation of the excessive effects of baryta, and smelling of a highly potentized solution of Zincum Metallicum zinc removes the troublesome symptoms of baryta.
Observations on scrofulous children treated by baryta.
Cutting pain in the hypogastrium, at night, with urging on the rectum, with a dilating pain in the intestines and fullness above the ossa pubis, as if everything was stopped up and the abdomen would burst, when lying straight.
followed first by a hard, knotty stool, then by a liquid stool with much urging, with a remission of the pains in the belly and subsequent burning in the anus (2d d.).;.
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Barium Carbonate. Hahnemann. Ba Co3
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Symptoms marked * are from the Acetate.
Motion 27. Walking 17, 33.
fast 6. Dancing 33. Ascending 26, 27, 33. Sits in a corner 1. Stooping 2, 27. Cannot rise 31. Cannot stand 36. After rising 12, 33. Rising up in bed 36. Standing 33, 36. Standing in sun 3. Cannot bend backwards 31. Inclined to lie down 36. Lying down 4, 33. Lying on back 19. Lying on left side 29. Lying on arm 32. Raising arm 32.
Baryta carbonica is an interesting study, because it is fully proved and a constitutional remedy. Such remedies are always more interesting than the short-acting, superficial ones. They take hold in deep-seated, long-lasting, miasmatic troubles.
Baryta Carbonica looks towards the development of the young. You will see in the text commonly expressed under this medicine, "dwarfishness"
That does not always mean small in stature as it is spoken of in Baryta Carbonica. Dwarfishness in body and mind; mental dwarfishness, and dwarfishness of organs.
You realize what precocity means; young persons who are unusually brilliant; well advanced mentally. We say they are beyond their years. They are precocious.
Get this in mind first, and think what it means; and then in the Baryta carb constitution, we have the very opposite state.
That is what we mean by dwarfishness. Children are late coming into usefulness; or activity; late with their studies; late! learning to talk; late learning to read; late learning to make the combinations that enter into life; late learning to take in images, and form perceptions; to take on their activities; to do their work.
Late We say sometimes that Calc Carb Calc. carb. is late in learning to walk, but Baryta carb is also late learning to walk, although it has an entirely different cause.
To express it in a common, old-fashioned way, Baryta carb. is late learning how to walk, even with pretty good limbs. Calc Carb Calc. has miserable, weakly limbs, flabby muscles, poor bones, and hence he is late learning to walk.
"Late walking" is Calc Carb Calc.
"Late learning to walk" is Baryta carb.
It competes also with Borax Borax and Nat Mur Natrum mur All three of these medicines have a peculiar kind of tardiness in the development of the brain, so that they are late learning to do things; late in developing.
But Baryta carb leads them all in this late coming into the activities and uses of life.
You will have patients to treat, where this slow development manifests itself in girls. 18 to 25 years of age, who do the things they did when they were children, and say things as they said them when they were children.
"Childish manner of doing things, and childish behavior. Playing with dolls and saying foolish things."
They have not come into womanhood. They are late in taking on the activities and uses of the woman. They lack the prudence of the woman. They have not become circumspect, and say things just as a boy or just as a little girl would say them.
That is the dwarfishness of the mind. To appreciate that late development, and to see it in Baryta carb from all of its symptoms and peculiar features, leads to a strong grasp of the remedy.
There is some of this found in such remedies as Graphites Graph., Sulphur Sulph. and Calc Carb Calc, but nothing compared to Baryta Carbonica. This seems to suspend the development that makes the child into a man or a woman.
It is not a small person that makes me think of Baryta carb, but the dwarfishness that is mental, and that is of organs.
Organs, as it were, become paralyzed, or one organ does not develop. It stops, and the others go on. That would make me think of Baryta Carbonica. A single organ fails to mature, and the others go on; one-sidedness, a partiality of development.
Lymphatic glands The next grand feature of Baryta Carbonica is its affinity for the lymphatic glands all over the body. The glands all over the body enlarge and indurate; the glands of the neck, the glands of the groin, the lymphatics in the abdomen are all affected-knotty chains form in the neck.
With a few other things that we will put together shortly we will see in this patient a peculiar figure. It has emaciation-gradual dwindling in persons who have been fat, who have been well nourished.
It has an enlarged abdomen. It has been found suitable in marasmus, for children with enlarged glands, enlarged abdomen; emaciation of the tissues, emaciated limbs and dwarfishness of mind, and you have there all the whole Baryta carb marasmus.
The patient himself is chilly; sensitive to cold; wants to be well wrapped. Marked weakness with feeble pulse is a strong feature and he must lie down; he is worse standing and sitting.
The weakness is worse after eating. His pains are better from motion and in the open air. His complaints are aggravated by cold. The enlarged glands take on tenderness and congestion from being exposed. The tonsils gradually increase. The glands of the neck increase in size, and in hardness, from every cold and from becoming chilled.
"Swelling and induration of glands. Inflammation of glands with infiltration."
Infiltration belongs to the remedy. The glands become harder and harder. Ulcers become indurated in their base. Open sur faces become indurated in their walls.
When a child has almost any disease, measles, scarlet fever, mumps, or even a bad cold, or a malarial attack, the development ceases and dwarfishness results, a state in which he was not born, but a state that he has acquired, arrest of development.
It brings on emaciation and dwindling of the whole body, except the abdomen, which gradually enlarges. These are phases not to be overlooked in the very beginning, because the symptoms only help to establish this basis and these troubles and tissue changes come on as ultimates.
Another grand feature in Baryta Carbonica is the application of these things to more advanced years. We say this is a childhood state, this is the state of youth and arrested development.
Now it does not matter whether we have this arrested development in youth, in childhood, or at the advanced age of fifty. From some strange circumstance which we are not able to fathom we say the individual is taking on the, appearance of old age.
Premature old age We call it premature old age. Baryta carb has cured lingering complaints that have resulted from malaria, overwork, mental or physical, prolonged mental strain, when the appearance of premature old age was a prominent feature.
Old age creeps upon him too soon. There is but little difference between childhood and old age, and hence old age is called second childhood; but we always regret to see a man under seventy becoming childish, and yet we do see many becoming simple and childish. It does not mean merely imbecility, but childlike behavior.
Doing and saying things like a child. So in premature old age these symptoms lead us to think of Baryta carb.
The Baryta carb child will be seen hiding behind the furniture when strangers come in; will hide as for shame of something or as if afraid. It imagines all sorts of strange things, that it is talked about, or laughed at.
It does not seem to advance. It does not seem to do any good to teach it, for it does the same things over and over and remains untrained. They either cannot comprehend, or they can not memorize, or they cannot maintain a thought, and you go over it and over it, and the mother wonders if that child is ever going to learn something, and the teacher reports that the child lacks capacity.
The teacher cannot comprehend it, the mother cannot comprehend it, but the homoeopathic physician should know all about it at once. If he knows his Materia Medica he should be well up in the development of a feeble child.
those who are going towards rickets, who are feeble, who are always depending on somebody, fitted only for menial places.
The homeopathic physician does well when he trots the little Johnnies and the little Susies on his knee and takes a good fair observation of their ability, and of what they lack, and understands how to build up what is lacking. Is not that in itself worth working for?
It requires all of the potencies that have ever been made to master constitutions. Some will require medium potencies, some very low, some very high. Let us not deprive our little ones of anything they need. Only so we look forward to the highest use, to develop them into their fullest capacity.
There is an expression here in the text,
"Want of clear consciousness."
Do we not see from what I have said, what that must mean in Baryta Carbonica, and that it is different in Baryta Carbonica from what it is in a good many others?
And yet if you had read that symptom first you would not have appreciated it.
"A want of clear consciousness."
Especially in old age has that been useful. It is not that confusion of mind that we know to be dizziness. But he is not clear in his intellect. We see how this medicine takes hold of the intellect. It takes hold of his memory. It begins with a feeble state, and it gradually travels toward imbecility.
You press it to its extreme and it has imbecility, and up to this we have degrees all along the line from the very beginning, from a mere matter of cloudiness in his thoughts to imbecility.
When the Baryta carb babies appear in the clinic they will keep the hand up over the face and peek out through the fingers.
Bashful. Timid. Easily frightened. Afraid of strangers. Other remedies have similar features, but it is a strong feature of this medicine. Withered face. Sickly countenance. It is the idea of hiding, the idea of timidity.
The child does not want to play, and it sits in the corner. Does not pay any attention to its hammer, if it is a boy; or its doll, if it is a girl. Sits and sits. Does not seem to be thinking; a lack of ability to think.
Like Causticum Caust, fear of something going to happen. Full of imaginations.
imaginary cares and worries. Hatching up all sorts of complaints and grievances that may happen. A good deal like Arsenicum Album Ars Children in a constant whining mood.
always whining. Running through the complaints will be the sufferings of the parts, or the men symptoms.
"The more he thinks about the complaint the worse it gets."
If he thinks about his troubles, his sufferings, they at once grow worse. Premature old age and brain fag from prolonged mental work.
"Pressure in the brain."
A feeling of looseness in the brain, as if the brain fell from side to side or was rising and falling. A sensation of motion in the brain when moving the head or from sudden jar.
Seems as if the brain moves to and fro to correspond to the motions of the head when the head is turned from, side to side.
The Baryta carb patient is often sensitive to the extremes of heat and cold. Hot weather will bring on complaints. Hot weather will cause the blood to mount to the head, and favors apoplectic conditions.
It has many complaints of the head like unto the stupor of apoplexy. It has some of the paralytic conditions analogous to the complaints in old apoplectics, and it has been very useful in re-establishing the supply and flow of nerve force along the nerves.
It parallels Phosphorus Phos., and is an excellent remedy for old paralytic conditions that have come from a rupture of a blood vessel, and therefore pressure upon the nerve supply.
The headaches are congestive, pressive headaches; a feeling of pressure in the brain.
These puny infants, such as we have described, have eruptions upon the head; eczema upon the head; and those who are born for better things have the eruption driven back by ointments and applications.
"Moist crusts upon the scalp."
"Dry eruptions upon the scalp. Falling off of the hair. Baldness."
"Granular lids. Thickening of the eyelids, thickening of all of the membranes and tissues about the eyes. Opacity of the cornea."
Infiltration of the various coverings. It has cured cataract it has cured various kinds of dim sightedness, but especially in those that things look hazy,
"looking as through a fog or through smoke."
Ulceration of the cornea. Little white spots, causing defective vision .
"Lids agglutinated in the morning." Styes.
"A sensation of weight in the upper lids."
A sensation of weight in the brow with headaches as if the forehead was pressing down over the eyes.
"I feel as if the forehead was pressing down over the eyes."
"Eruptions about the ears. Glandular swellings and eruptions about the ears."
Inflammation of the parotid glands, with hardness.
First, it may be called swelling, but it is finally permanent enlargement and induration, and it means a great growth sometimes.
Other glands about the neck are affected in association with the ear troubles. Knots of lymphatic glands down the neck under the ear (Bar. m., Tuberculinum Tub.).
Sometimes the sub-maxillary gland is affected, being enlarged and indurated. Sometimes the tonsils enlarge and indurate. All these glands inflame and become sensitive, and get a little larger, after any exposure to cold, and from sudden changes of the weather, It is a wonderful medicine for the cure of enlarged glands.
Tonsils Clinically it is laid down in the books for suppuration of these glands, but all my life I have failed to find it a good remedy for suppuration. The inflammation is more likely to turn into an increased infiltration.
It is laid down in the books here for suppuration of the tonsils, but from long experience it is one of the last remedies I would think of for suppuration of the tonsils. It may have done so, but it has not been my observation that it runs that way, and I am very much in doubt about the great value and high marking of that observation. But it certainly has infiltration gradually increasing from becoming cold.
The enlarged tonsils will redden up and inflame and become painful, and the acute inflammation and pain will subside, but the tonsils are a little larger than with the last cold. In that way the tonsils keep growing. In children these are often cut out.
There are instances in which I might admit it was necessary to cut them off, when there is a wonderful superabundance, creating much disturbance in swallowing and in speaking.
Two or three times I have absolutely failed to cure with remedies selected to the best of my ability, and they have gone to the surgeon and he has cut them off; but I believe these tonsils ought to be all cured.
One thing in Homoeopathy taught in Hahnemann's Organon is that unless there are symptoms to indicate the remedy, no great things should be expected from the administration of the remedy.
The enlargement of the tonsils alone is not a symptom upon which a remedy can be selected, and it necessitates guessing a dozen times, and perhaps not hitting at all.
That is the worst sort of practice, guessing at a remedy; yet there are children having enlarged tonsils that appear to us without any symptom whatever to select a remedy by.
The symptoms to prescribe on are such as represent the patient, not the glands; not the changed tissue. We must always regret that the surgeon must come in, for in cutting off anything it may be done to the constitutional detriment of the patient.
Yet there are things that have to be done that we know are to the constitutional detriment of the patient. We have to keep servants on their feet to earn their living, and operations have to be performed upon them, because they cannot lie up a year or two to be cured.
The surgeon will always have a place with us, but let us do our part as physicians first.
Eruptions upon the face. The face is sickly, often purple, red and bloated, or lean and emaciated, looking old and withered. The infant looks like a little old person, like the state we find in Nat Mur Nat. mur and Calc Carb Calc With face troubles, with teeth troubles, and especially with throat troubles, enlarged glands under the jaw and down the neck.
A nervous homoeopath is one who does not wait for his own convictions to be ultimated, does not wait for his remedy to work, and he gives another and another, and by the time the scarlet fever runs its course the patient becomes dreadfully sick, ends up with ear troubles, enlarged glands and sometimes kidney affections.
When it runs into car troubles and enlarged glands of the neck this is one of the several remedies to be studied.
"Paralysis of the tongue in old people. Weakness of the tongue in old people. Hardness of the tongue in old people."
Premature old age and giving out of muscles. There is a catarrhal state in Baryta Carbonica, an accumulation of mucus, in the nose, throat, larynx and trachea. It is very suitable for old, people who have rattling in the trachea.
On every cold change of the weather, and on every exposure to the cold, he gets an additional aggravation of the rattling. Rattling respiration. There are a few remedies that have, in such high degree, this coarse rattling in the chest of old people, that it is well to emphasize it.
Baryta carb is one of them. Senega Senega, Ammoniacum Gummi Ammoniacum and Baryta muriatica should be compared. When there is coarse rattling in the chest all the time in an old person, an octogenarian, who is pretty comfortable in summer, but miserable all winter from the coarse rattling in the chest, and there are no other symptoms, Ammoniacum Gummi Ammoniacum will keep him comfortable.
"Inflammation of cellular tissue of fauces and tonsils."
Baryta Carbonica is one in general catarrhal symptoms of the throat. Granulations of the throat, so that the pharynx looks shiny, studded with coarse granules becoming inflamed with every cold spell, or from being chilled.
Every cold change inflames the tonsils, and in children they very soon enlarge. Children with enlarged tonsils, and with enlarged glands in other places, somewhat dwarfish intellectually, slow to learn, Baryta carb. will cure the enlarged tonsils.
But these, you see, are constitutional symptoms. You are not selecting the remedy purely on enlarged tonsils.
"Inflammation of the tonsils."
The inflammation not so violent as that which comes in Belladonna Bell., it does not come on in a night, it does not go on rapidly to suppuration; but it is a very sore throat, has come on slowly after many days of exposure and there is gradual growth and gradual development.
That is the character of the Baryta carb tonsillitis.
while that of Belladonna Bell. comes on with great rapidity. Hep Sulph Calc Hepar is also rapid and goes on to suppuration. There is a remedy for inflammation of the tonsils where the ear is involved and is ameliorated by heat, that very few use, but it is of great value.
it is Chamomilla Chamomilla, and it is especially indicated if the patient is irritable.
"Sensation of plug in the throat;" that is, the tonsils are so large they feel like a great ball or great lump in the throat.
They change the character of the voice, cause difficulty.
"Much burning in the throat. Inability to swallow anything but liquids."
Baryta Carbonica irritation keeps up a constant choking and spasmodic constriction in the throat; contractions, and drawings, and crampings in the throat.
It also has a spasm in the oesophagus when swallowing, especially in old nervous, or prematurely broken-down people.
"Spasm in the oesophagus. Difficulty in swallowing."
The bolus of food goes down a little way, and then causes spasms, and he gags and chokes. This gagging and choking with a little food is a very strong feature in Kali Carb Kali c., Graphites Graph. and Mercurius Corrosivus Merc. cor.
The troubles of eating and drinking and appetite and stomach can all be run together.
"Stomach aches after eating."
Extreme weakness after eating. Abdomen hard and tense.
"Mesenteric glands swollen and hard; with a big belly; abdominal muscles sore to touch."
It has cured, in the early stages, tabes mesenterica. It has cured the enlarged abdomen of children, when there was emaciation of the limbs, emaciation everywhere, knots of enlarged glands and a dwarfed intellect.
Baryta carb has an inveterate constipation.
"Difficult knotty stools. Stool hard, and insufficient."
A lack of action in the rectum, and hemorrhoidal protrusion during stool and urination.
"Relaxed penis. Impotence. Diminished sexual desire. Hypertrophied prostate. Atrophied testicles."
It cures old gleety discharge from the urethra. An old, painless, whitish, gleety discharge that has been in existence a long time. It is an offensive discharge and there is no inflammation.
"Numbness of the genitals."
A passive leucorrhoeal discharge, whitish, thick, persistent, often copious, worse about a week before the menstrual period.
Or, "hoarseness and huskiness."
Low, deep voice. Aphonia from constitutional weakness, and from paralysis. Feeling in the larynx all the time as if inhaling smoke, or pitch, or Sulphur sulphur fumes, or dust.
With the hoarseness there is a chronic dry, hoarse, barking cough; not a hard cough, but it comes every night. Suffocative cough of old people.
It says here, "impending paralysis of the lungs."
You observe from the effort made in the cough that there is a weakness somewhere, a lack of power. It is not a strong effort.
"Night cough, with asthmatic breathing."
Palpitation from slight exertion when lying on the left side when thinking about it, with anxiety and orgasm of blood, with strong pulsation in the head, rapid pulse. Palpitation in chlorotic girls.
Tension in the muscles of the back. Swelling of the glands of the back of the neck.
" Swelling of the cervical glands. Fatty tumors upon the back."
A number of times a patient has said,
"Doctor, did you intend to take away that fatty tumor I had on my back?
The chances are I did not know he had one. That is generally, the way such things appear in the practice of the homoeopathic physician, for he does not prescribe for the tumor, and the chances are he thinks little about the tumor in his prescription.
he gives the constitutional medicine, and they often disappear after a while, and then the patient thinks the doctor has done a wonderful thing.
He gets more glory and more credit for curing a wart than he does for curing the patient. The doctor who prescribes correctly turns the vital state into order.
He cures the patient, and the patient, being in a state of order, commences to repair his body, and the tissues go through a general house cleaning and such things as are not needed are dispensed with; and the physician is considered a wonderful man.
So Baryta Carbonica cures tumors and warts. Warts upon the limbs, and upon the back, and upon the hands.
The pains are of a gouty, rheumatic character, worse from becoming cold and from cold weather. Paralytic weakness and trembling and numbness of the feet.
Offensive perspiration of the feet which causes soreness of the soles, ulcers on the feet, checked foot sweat. Trembling of the feet while standing and tottering while walking. Tearing, drawing pains in lower limbs. Sudden sharp pains in knees.
Mental and physical weakness; both ends of life; don't grow. Almost imbecile (children) feeble and tottering; childish and thoughtless (old age); loss of memory.
Tonsils inflame, swell and suppurate repeatedly, on every cold exposure; chronic hypertrophy afterwards.
Glands swell, infiltrate, hypertrophy; neck, parotids, submaxillary, groin, lymphatics, in the abdomen; hypertrophy, sometimes suppuration.
Offensive foot-sweats; toes and soles get sore; throat affections after checked foot-sweat.
Great sensitiveness to cold.
Baryta Carbonica is one of the leading so-called anti-scrofulous remedies. Please refer to what I said on this subject (scrofula) while writing on Sulphur Sulphur. This is also one of the remedies which has one of its leading indications, like Calc Carb Calcarea ost., in the constitution of the patient. Complaints of dwarfish children.
The resemblances to the other remedies, other than those we have mentioned, are so many that we will not undertake to compare them here, but will proceed to notice some of the other strong points of Baryta.
Besides the strong action of Baryta upon the glandular system generally, it seems to have a peculiarly strong affinity for the throat, especially the tonsils, which become greatly inflamed, swollen and suppurate as a consequence of the least exposure to cold. Thus it becomes one of our most valuable therapeutic agents in old quinsy subjects. Alone it is often sufficient to abort an attack of quinsy and with an occasional dose at long intervals with a high potency, to overcome the tendency thereto. (Psorinum Psorinum). But like Lachesis Lachesis, Lycopodium Lycopodium, Phytolacca Decandra Phytolacca and other remedies, it must be chosen according to all the indications. Baryta is really fully as useful to change the constitutional tendencies to quinsy, as it is in the acute attack. You will find occasionally a case of chronic cough in children with enlarged tonsils, reported in the journals as cured by Baryta Carbonica. The cure of the cough depends evidently upon the power of the remedy over the condition which produced the enlarged tonsils, for aside from this I have never found it to be a great cough remedy. In tonsilitis acute or chronic which seems to have come as the result of a suppressed foot-sweat, we would immediately think of Baryta notwithstanding Silicea Silicea has more troubles arising from such suppression than any other remedy, but Silicea Silicea has not nearly the same affinity for the throat that Baryta has.
Here we will close Baryta, for while it is a remedy of the greatest value, its range is not a wide one. Some of the remedies of this kind make up for the lack of range by a positiveness within their range, and this is one of them; ig Complaints come on in the morning ; afternoon ; evening ; night ; after midnight ; strong desire for open air ; better in open air ; better in cold air.
Third to thirtieth potency, the latter to remove the predisposition to quinsy. Baryta is slow in action, bears repetition.
Aneurism. Apoplexy. Atrophy. Baldness. Brain, affections of. Cysts. Foot-sweat. Glandular swellings. Haemorrhoids. Heart, affections of. Memory defective. Oesophagus, spasm of. Panaris. Paralysis. Parotitis. Prostate, enlarged. Quinsy. Throat, sore. Tonsils, enlarged. Tumours. Warts. Wens.
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