There are flashes of heat, and heat on top of the head with
burning of the soles
; the patient has to put the feet out of bed at night to
keep them cool.
It acts upon every organ and tissue of the body. It produces venous engorgement,
chronic in nature, with long trains of symptoms.
The discharges are excessively acrid
It causes defective assimilation is
especially applicable to chronic diseases.
Light complexioned, easily angered
people, who have a harsh, dirty skin, and who are afraid of water
; children look
tired, dirty and old, "use their sleeves both for a handkerchief and
"; the patient is coarse in fibre and dirty in habits
stooped from weakness of the spine
. Dirty and poor habit of body. Aversion to
water and washing. Sinking at stomach at 11 A. M. "Cat-nap" sleep. Heat on top of
head and burning of palms and soles. Defective reaction, after carefully chosen
remedies fail to act. Walks stooping. Drinks much, eats little. Morning diarrhœa,
driving him out of bed. Great nocturnal aggravation.
Irritable; chronic constitutional grumblers; a "ragged philosopher", life having
been a failure; religious melancholia, dresses up in rags and imagines that they
are the finest silk
; anxious about his own salvation, but indifferent to that of
Great dryness and heat of the scalp, with intense itching; and scratching,
though it relieves, causes burning; all the eruptions are greatly aggravated by
washing and by being wet; wetting produces burning; there may be also an
eruption of yellow crusts on the scalp.
All discharges are burning and acrid,
be they from the eyes, ears, nose, vagina
or bowels; the diarrhœa burns, the urine burns; excretions burn parts over which
they pass is characteristic.
In scrofulous children with ophthalmia
s, acute or chronic, or ulcerations of the
cornea. The pains are sharp and lancinating as if a needle or splinter were in
the eye. Great lachrymation and great intolerance of light.
Chronic, dry catarrh; the nose
bleeds easily; the nose is stuffed up and
burning, and there is a smell of old catarrhs before the nose.
It is careworn and old looking, with all sorts of eruptions on it, especially
Bitter taste in the morning; putrid eructations. It has a feeling of satiety
after a small quantity of food, and an empty, gone feeling in the epigastrium at
A. M. There is a desire
for sweets, which make him sick, causing a sour
stomach and heartburn. There is canine hunger
, the patient having to get up at
night to eat, and there is a craving
for spirits. It increases the flow of
there is also much pain and soreness of the liver.
There is an uneasy feeling all through the intestinal tract, and the
constipation usually alternates with the diarrhœa. Constipation, with
hæmorrhoids, from abdominal plethora or passive congestion of the portal system.
The stools are changeable in color and may contain undigested food. Diarrhoea
occurs in the morning (Aloes
.) and drives the patient out of
bed; there is a great deal of abdominal uneasiness, the odor of the stool clings
to the patient for a long time, and there is much soreness at the anus.
has a morning stool, with a great deal of soreness and fullness in
the region of the liver
, and it continues throughout the day.
In persons subject to catarrhs, where there is much irritation and soreness and
burns the parts.
In cases of pneumonia
where there is no tendency to recuperation and resolution;
the lungs tend to break down; there are râles all over the chest, muco-purulent
expectoration and symptoms of hectic fever; all the symptoms being
night, and the cough
is apt to be dry. Sense of internal oppression.
In the beginning of tuberculosis
, with pain through the
chest, heat on the
feet, frequent flushes, the patient wanting the
patient is drowsy, the skin is dry and hot, and there is no sweat; and
it comes in after Aconite
It is a passive or chronic Aconite, holding the same relation to the veins that
Aconite does to the arteries.
to eruptions; defective osseous growth; open fontanelles; bone
affections; rickets and curvature of the spine. Appetite
voracious, caused by
defective assimilation from diseased glands.
looks like a little old man or woman; the skin is wrinkled and flabby.
The troubles of the skin
are apt to alternate with some internal trouble; there
is the great aggravation from washing, and the more the eruption is scratched
the more it itches and burns; the skin is rough, coarse and measly; the
eruptions are usually pustular, and there is tendency to soreness in the folds
of the skin.
The patient sleeps
in "cat-naps"; the slightest noise awakens, and there is
great difficulty in falling asleep again.
never be alternated because they antidote each other.