Alternation of sides, often very rapid.
Soreness of throat, tickling sensation which causes constant cough then a sensation of a lump on one side, causing constant deglutition this entirely ceases and commences on the opposite side; sore throats apt to begin and end with the menses. The membrane forms on one side and goes to the other, or is constantly changing sides ; the membrane is mother-of-pearl like. Much pain and swelling.
Eczematous condition of the eyelids (alternation of sides)
Rheumatic and other affections.
Diphtheria, with fetid discharges
Corners of mouth and alæ nasi cracked.
Crusts under which grey matter forms.
Throat bad, swallowing difficult.
Nose bad; feared destruction of bones.
Bloody pus discharges several times a day.
Bones of nose sore to pressure.
Inflamed surfaces (of throat) glistening.
Glistening appearance when found on ulcerated surfaces in the skin is a leading indication for Lac can.
Mental symptoms: Cannot remember what she reads, but can remember other things. In writing, uses too many words or not the right ones; very nervous. Goes to post a letter but brings it home in her hands.
Delusions about snakes; imagined she was surrounded by them; was afraid to close her eyes at night for fear of being bitten by a large snake which she imagined was beside the bed.
Awoke in the night with a sensation that she was lying on a large snake.
After menses, imagined all sorts of things about snakes.
Imagines he wears some one else's nose.
Periodicity: < in morning of one day and < in afternoon of next.
Wandering rheumatic pains.
The sensation of lightness or levitation , seemed to walk on air,
not to touch the bed when lying.
Cannot bear one part of her body to touch another; must even keep her fingers apart.
Symptoms in general were < at night.
Cold winds and cold, sharp air <.
Cold washing = pain in herpetic eruption.
Cold application > pain in upper jaw and teeth
Cold water gives momentary > to sore throat
Pains in ankles, forehead, and upper jaw were > by warmth.
Rest and lying down > most symptoms;
Going up and down stairs = pain in heart
Walking = leucorrhœa, < sores between labia and thighs.
Touch < (external throat; breasts, causing sexual excitement)
< After sleep
Lachesis (throat, ovaries, symptoms changing from side to side-Lach. left to right; < after sleep; fainting on raising arms);
Lac. vac. deflor. (dreams of going on a journey)
Weak memory for what she has read, not for other things (Lach., Nat. m., Staph.)
Absent-minded (Anac., Caust., Con., Dulc., Lach., Nat. m., Sep.)
Crying, fearing she was contracting consumption (Calc., Guar., Sep.)
Exalted feeling in sensorium (Plat.)
Headache < in cold wind, > in warm room (Aur., Nux v., Rhus)
Headache < by noise > by keeping quiet
Confused feeling in head (Calc.)
Must have light, but intolerant of sunlight (Aco., Bell., Calc., Gels., Ruta, Stram)
Soreness and scabbing of nostrils (K. bi., Thu.)
Lips dry and peeling (Nat. m.)
Throat sensitive to touch externally (Lach.)
< by empty swallowing (Ign.)
Breasts sensitive to pressure (Calc., Murex)
Breasts sensitive to deep pressure (Merc.)
Breasts as if full of very hard lumps, very painful when going up and down stairs (Bell., Calc., Carb. an., Lyc., Nit. ac., Phos.)
Breasts - soreness and enlargement (Bell., Bry., Calc.)
Small, round, or irregular grey white ulcers on tonsils and fauces (Merc. i.)
Discharges of diphtheritic matter from vulva and rectum (Apis)
Empty, weak feeling in stomach-pit (Dig., Ign., Pet., Sep.)
Pain as from a stone or undigested food in stomach-pit (K. bi.)
Pain in right ovarian region (Ap., Lyc., Pallad.)
Sensation as if breath would leave her when lying down, must get up and move about (Grind.)
Sciatica (Cur., Graph., Gnap., K. bi., Ir. v., Lach., Phyt., Tell.)
When walking seems to be walking on air; when lying does not seem to touch the bed (Asar., Chi., Coff., Nat m., Nux, Op., Rhs., Spi., Stram., Thuj., Stict. pul., Phos. ac.)
Dreams of going on a journey (Lac. v. deflor., Laches., Sang., Sil.)
Spreads fingers apart (Secale-in spasms)
Retina retains impressions of objects (Tuberc. Nicotin.-Lyc., ear retains impression of sounds)
Red spot before vision (Dubois. Hyo.)
Flatus from vagina (Bro., Lyc., Nux m., Nux v., Sang.)
< Going down stairs (Borax)
Diphtheria (Diphtherinum, Merc. cy., Gels.)
Cannot bear one finger to touch the other (Lac. f. cannot bear one foot to touch the other)
Result of fall.
Lac Caninum is useful in:
Arms, varicosis of
Eyes, affections of
Ovaries, affections of
Stomach, affections of
Uterus, affections of
Animal remedies correspond to affections having a destructive tendency, and suit deep-seated diseases, poisoned blood and great nerve depression. Upon the mind they produce a poisoned condition, so they are valuable in insanity and organic cerebral disease.
MOSCHUS is the preputial secretion from the Musk deer, and our tincture is made from the dried product.
MOSCHUS is useful in hysteria when the patient faints from the least excitement ; the hysterical spasm is ushered in by a contractive feeling about the throat ; suffocation, globus hystericus ; spasms about the chest and alternate crying and laughing.
Valeriana in hysteria corresponds to general nervous and vascular excitement.
Patients must keep constantly on the move.
Slightest exertion causes headache and the slightest pain causes fainting ; there are pains in the limbs better by walking about.
A great deal of flatulence, which may cause the fainting by pressure on the solar plexus.
Spasmodic asthma and attacks of sudden dyspnœa.
CASTOREUM :Nervous, irritable women, who do not react after severe diseases ; women who are "pretty near" the hysterics.
MEPHITIS PUTORIUS- Whooping cough, with a marked laryngeal spasm and a whoop ; cough is worse at night on lying down ; there is a suffocative feeling, and the child cannot exhale.
Corrallium rubrum - Whooping cough, with smothering before the cough, and great exhaustion afterwards ; the child gasps and gasps, and becomes black in the face.
"Minute gun", cough, short, quick and ringing.
The "whooping" is worse at night.
COCCUS CACTI - Paroxysms of cough, ending with vomiting of clear, ropy mucus, extending in great long stings even to the feet. Sensation as of a thread in the throat. Shortness of breath. The Kali bich. expectoration is yellow, not clear albuminous.
BUFO RANA - For masturbation, where the patient seeks solitude to perform the act ; epilepsy caused by sexual intercourse, the aura seeming to start from the sexual organs.
SEPIA SUCCUS - It is the inky secretion of the Cuttle fish, which it ejects when pursued by its enemies.
Tall, slim females with narrow pelvises. "Tall women, Sepia ; tall men, Phosphorus".
Sepia causes a venous plethora, first in the portal systems then throughout the body.
This venous congestion accounts for many of its symptoms. It also acts prominently on the uterine organs, producing here many symptoms of value.
Characteristics of Sepia: Weakness. Yellow complexion. Bearing down sensation. Violent motion relieves symptoms. Amelioration in the middle of the day.
Weak memory ; sense of helplessness and great susceptibility to excitement, and still more to terror ; dispair, she dreads to be alone, wants company, but has an aversion to her own friends, and is indifferent to her household affairs.
Headaches, commence in the morning and increase, relieved by sleep or violent motion ; the patient is sad and tearful with the headache, and they are better in the open air. Menstrual headache with scanty flow.
White-coated tongue ; sour or putrid taste in the mouth ; an all gone feeling in the stomach which is not relieved by eating ; nausea at the sight or smell of food (Colchicum); great longing for acids or pickles ; sensation of a lump in the stomach.
A yellow saddle across the nose.
No desire or urging for days and days ; the stools are hard and large ; inactivity of the rectum, and a sensation of a ball in it ; patient cannot strain and consequently cannot expel stool.
Irritable bladder, involuntary escape of urine during first sleep. Red sediment in the urine, which is acid and fetid.
Causticum and Sepia both have enuresis in first sleep. Causticum is generally more often indicated in boys, and also in all male sexual disturbances. In Causticum the urine is involuntary in the daytime as well as at night. There is a paralytic weakness of the sphincter vesicæ and great sensitiveness to cold air, which is not marked under Sepia.
Weakness of male sexual organs. Gleet, with scanty discharge in the morning.
Weakness and bearing-down sensation as if everything would protrude from the vulva, compelling patient to sit with limbs crossed. Sharp, clutching pains, as if clutched with a hand ; enlargement and hardening of the uterus.
Menses - Almost any combination, though late and scanty, is the most frequent ; they may be early and scanty, or early and profuse.
Cough seeming to come from the stomach or abdomen ; a cough with salty expectoration, attended by stitches in the epigastrium. Whooping cough with vomiting of bile and soreness of chest during cough ; relieved by pressure.
Sciatica - Aggravation from sitting, from getting up from a seat ; often after violent exertion, though at times this relieves. Lancinating stitches, must get out of bed for relief.
Eruptions: Vesicular eruptions around mouth and chin ; ringworms (Tellurium, which has offensive discharge); yellow spots, liver spots on abdomen and chest ; herpetic conditions about knees and ankles.
MUREX PURPUREA: Sensation as if something were pressing on a sore part in the pelvis ; the secretions are profuse, such as the menses and urination, and it differs from Sepia in having great sexual excitement ; otherwise its symptoms are very similar.
SPONGIA TOSTA : The glandular system and mucous membranes are the special sphere of Spongia. It produces enlargement of the former and inflammation of the latter, especially the mucous membrane of the larynx and trachea.
Spongia in orchitis - Where there is hardness and squeezing pains in the testicles and cord, worse from any motion ; great enlargement of the testicles.
Laryngitis: Where the cough is harsh and barking, where there are suffocative spells during sleep with external sensitiveness to the touch.
Spongia in croup - The breathing is harsh and hard as if the patient were breathing through a sponge ; hard, barking, ringing cough with scanty expectoration ; the cough seems to get tighter every minute ; threatened suffocation.
Spongia in phthisis pulmonalis: Hard, ringing, metallic cough, worse from deep breathing, with a sensation of weakness as if the patient would fall, worse from deep breathing, talking and dry, cold winds ; flashes of heat, which return when thinking of them.
Heart symptoms of Spongia - Organic affections, cannot lie on the back with head low without suffocating ; arouses from sleep as if smothering with blowing sounds over some valve.
Temperament of Spongia - Fair, light complexion and light blue eyes.
BADIAGA: Indurated bubœs. Palpitation of the heart from unpleasant news.
APIS MELLIFICA : Rapid swellings with redness, burning and stinging pains. Œdema of any part of the body. Œdematous infiltrations and inflammations are met by this remedy. Serous inflammations and dropsies.
Characteristic symptoms of Apis: Drowsiness. Œdematous swellings. Thirstlessness. Intolerance of heat. Stinging pains. Afternoon aggravation, from 4 to 6. Bruised sensations.
Mental symptoms of Apis - The patient is fidgety and awkward ; drops things ; is very clumsy, or is silly, laughing and jealous.
In meningitis it is indicated by the shrill outcries in sleep and especially if due to a suppressed eruption.
The nervous agitation is more marked under Apis, and the cephalic cry belongs especially to Apis.
Characteristic eye symptoms of Apis - Asthenopia and chemosis, a puffiness of the conjunctiva showing œdema.
Œdematous swelling of the eyelids and especially under eyes (Swelling over the upper lid like a little bag, and occurring more often in the morning Kali carb).
In eye affections there is less tendency to formation of pus with Apis than with Rhus. Rhus is relieved by warmth and Apis by cold.
Glossitis or inflammation of the tongue - Great swelling ; vesicles on the tips and sides of the tongue ; the tongue is very sore and dry, in fact, the whole mouth is sore.
Apis in diphtheria - Great œdema of the throat ; stinging pains ; elongated swollen and œdematous uvula and tonsils ; breathing is difficult from swelling of the throat and tongue ; the throat has a red, varnished appearance.
Laryngeal symptoms have we under Apis - Œdema of the glottis.
Stool of Apis - Thin, watery, yellow diarrhœa worse in the morning ; the child is much debilitated and emaciated. Involuntary stools at every movement, as if the anus stood constantly open.
Urinary symptoms of Apis - Urine scanty or suppressed, with general œdema and drowsiness, lack of thirst and suffocation on lying down. Albuminous urine with tube casts.
External genital organs of both sexes - Œdematous swellings of the scrotum, testicles or labiæ.
Apis in ovarian troubles - It affects especially the right ovary. Ovaritis with soreness in the inguinal region, with burning and stinging and tumefaction. Ovarian cysts in their incipiency ; numbness down the thigh ; tightness across the chest or a reflex cough accompanying.
Respiratory symptoms of Apis - Difficult breathing, "he does not see how he can get another breath", cough seeming to start from a little spot in the larynx, relieved by a little expectoration. Œdematous conditions about the chest and lungs.
Affections of the joints with burning, stinging pains, swelling from effusions ; the skin over the joints feeling tightly stretched ; œdema of the extremities.
Skin - Urticaria or nettle rash ; they are pinkish white welts which itch and sting intolerably.
Urtica urens and Terebinth have urticaria from eating shell fish.
Apis in erysipelas - It is of a rosy, pinkish hue, later livid and purple, the parts become quickly œdematous, and there is a bruised, sore feeling to the skin.
Apis in dropsy - The skin is waxy and transparent like alabaster ; the urine is scanty and albuminous, or with a dark sediment like coffee grounds. Patient is thirstless. In Acetic acid there is a waxy look about the face and limbs and a great predominance of gastric symptoms, thirst and waterbrash.
Febrile symptoms of Apis - Chill without thirst, followed by burning heat of the whole body and oppression of the chest, sweat partial without thirst.
CANTHARIS : Its special field of action is the mucous membrane of the genito-urinary tract, producing violent inflammation throughout this system ; it also affects the gastro-intestinal and respiratory mucous membranes.
Peculiar eye symptoms of Cantharis - Objects look yellow.
Cantharis in facial erysipelas - Erysipelas beginning on the dorsum of the nose and spreading to right cheek with the formation of large vesicles, which break and discharge an excoriating fluid.
Burning from the mouth to the stomach ; throat highly inflamed and covered with plastic lymph ; spasm and intense constriction about the throat.
Cantharis in dysentery - Discharge of blood streaked mucus, looking like scrapings of the intestines ; cutting and burning in the anus ; the tenesmus of the bladder predominates over that of the intestines.
Urinary symptoms of Cantharis - Persistent and violent urging to urinate, with great tenesmus ; the urine is passed only in drops, and seems like molten lead passing through the urethra ; intense burning on urination, and aching in the small of the back.
Intense sexual excitement.
Gonorrhœa, with intense irritation and persistent erections ; the discharge is purulent and bloody.
Female symptoms of Cantharis - Nymphomania, with the bladder symptoms ; menses too black, too early, and too profuse ; it favors the expulsion of moles, hydatids, etc.
Cantharis on the skin produces large blisters and bullæ, which are filled with an excoriating fluid, the skin burns like fire ; it is a useful remedy for burns and scalds when blebs form on a yellowish base.
In herpes zoster it is almost specific.