Inclination to close the eyes, lids seem heavy, even paralysis of upper eyelids.Paralysis of one side of the face.
Involuntary urination, at night when asleep, when coughing, when sneezing, or blowing the nose. Hoarseness, worse mornings and evenings, with scraping in the throat. Cough in paroxysms, causing painful. sore sensation in a streak down along the trachea. Cough with pains In hip, and involuntary discharge of urine. The laryngeal muscles refuse their service; cannot speak a loud word. Rheumatic and gouty tearing in the limbs, relieved by warmth, especially by the heat of the bed. Tension in the limbs with paralysis, especially of the extensor muscles. Paralytic trembling, debility of the limbs when out of bed. Numbness of the single parts or of the right side of the body. In children, soreness, swelling abdomen, easy falling, and late learning to walk. In the evening and while sitting, insupportable restlessness through the whole body and anxiety about the heart. Morning hoarseness. Cough, being obliged to swallow what has been raised. Burning in exterior parts (ulcers). Warts of eye-brows and nose
Fistula in ano, and fistula dentalis. Aggravation in the evening, and in the open air, after drinking coffee and while perspiring. Amelioration from warmth .
Causticum acts through the medulla oblongata and recurrent laryngeal nerve, causing chiefly paralysis and catarrh of the larynx and trachea. It also causes paralysis in various parts of the body.
Patients are timid ; nervous and anxious ; full of fancies, apprehensive, feel as if something were about to happen. Afraid to go to bed in the dark.
Cough relieved by a drink of water and accompanied by a spurt of urine.
Enuresis during first sleep.
Menses flow only by day time.
Stool passes better when patient is standing.
Paralysis of single parts.
There is paralysis of the eyelids ; there is heat, burning and feeling of sand in the eyes, muscular weakness and double vision ; it is one of the most valuable remedies in cataract ( ) ; words, sounds and the patient's own voice re-echo in the ears ().
There is paralysis of the face, due to exposure to dry, cold winds ; there is also a paralysis of the tongue, lips and throat.
Aconite like Causticum has paralysis due to dry, cold winds, but it is more suitable to the beginning, Causticum coming in after Aconite fails.
There is also a paralytic condition of rectum ; the patient cannot evacuate the stool sitting down ; is obliged to stand.
Paralysis of the bladder ; involuntary urination while coughing ; nocturnal enuresis of children during the first sleep.
Squilla and Natrum mur have involuntary spurting of urine during coughing.
In Causticum menstruation flows only during the day time, while in Magnesia carb. flows only during the night.
Complete loss of voice ; the patient cannot speak loud ;. dryness of the larynx and sensitiveness extending to chest ; there is a hoarseness, rawness, and a scraping sensation in the chest, especially under the middle of the sternum, giving rise to a dry and hollow cough.
Phosphorus has evening hoarseness, and the soreness of Phosphorus is in the larynx, while Causticum has morning hoarseness, soreness under the sternum, and a cough relieved by a cold drink.These two drugs especially be carefully differentiated because they are inimical.
Causticum, Graphites, Selenium and Sulphur are some remedies for the hoarseness of singers.
Carbo vegetabilis is aggravated in the evening, being useful after exposure to damp evening air, while Causticum is useful for hoarseness in dry, cold, severe winter weather.
Eupatorium perfoliatum and Causticum both have hoarseness in the morning, both have influenza and aching in body, but Eupatorium has rather a chest soreness than a burning or rawness.
Rheumatic stiffness of the joints, with contractions of the tendons ; there is restlessness at night and drawing pains in the muscles ; the parts upon which he lies become sore.
Causticum, Sulphuric acid, Sulphur and Silicea have a weakness or giving away of the ankles.