It is an intense irritant, causing violent sneezing, tingling, prickling, numbness, formication, and finally paralysis of the end nerves.
Tears flowing as soon as pain is felt in any part.
Formication which extends to the remote parts of the body.
Sensory illusions imagines himself sick or thinks certain parts have enlarged or shrunken, all of which bears a close relation to the sense of crawling and itching induced thereby.
There are many nervous phenomena, spasms, twitchings, hemicrania, colics, coughs, sneezing, etc., reflex from or connected with worm, abdominal or other irritations.
Spasmodic sneezing, reflex from any slight cause.
It was formerly used to destroy vermin and many of the skin symptoms are like those felt by nervous persons in the presence of a parasite.
Wormy children who have snuffles. Pinworms.
Upper respiratory tract: sore throat, which usually begins on the left side and often extends to the right, accompanied by a severe constriction, constant necessity to swallow, profuse salivation and lachrymation, it is worse from empty swallowing and better from hot drinks and after steep, resembling Lachesis somewhat, but which is worse from hot drinks and worse after sleep.
Attacks of sneezing and lachrymation.
The slightest change in temperature, the most trivial irritation, would bring on violent paroxysms of sneezing, lachrymation and watery coryza
going from one room to another,
a draft, the opening of a door,
the chilling of the hands or
a bright light striking the eyes
were any of them sufficient to precipitate an attack.
"Lachrymation, worse when walking in the open air or looking at light ;
sneezing, coughing or yawning, lachrymation as soon as the least pain is felt in some other part of the body, for instance, the hand."
"Margins of the lids red."
"Spasmodic sneezing ; fluent coryza."
"Either nostril stuffed up ; itching nose."
"Violent sneezing from time to time, shaking the abdomen, followed by lachrymation."
"Coryza with savage frontal pains and redness of eyelids; violent spasmodic sneezing, influenza and lachrymation on going into the open air. Cough with lachrymation."
Influenza, hay fever: In the so-called rose-cold it is very apt to
have a palliative action only, and that it will generally not prevent its yearly
recurrence, for which purpose the deeper acting antipsorics are more suitable.
In hay fever it is indicated by the predominance of sneezing, with itching
tingling within the nose, complete obstruction and a watery discharge, all worse
in the open air.
Cepa is indicated by a bland lachrymation with an acrid coryza, better in the open air and accompanied by sleepiness and flatulency.
Squilla will be needed if there is much bloating around the eyes, while the patient continually rubs them sneezes. The teeth may show black marks.
Arundo: It is called for by much sneezing running of frothy mucus from the nose and itching of the soft palate.
Wyethia: Dry sensation in the throat, although mucus is abundant. Tickling on the edges of the eyelids. The lips feel scalded and swollen. Itching of the soft palate, is compelled to scratch it with the tongue. Great depression of spirits.
Nux-vomica: Itching also extends to the throat and we have the typically sensitive Nux patient.
Kali-bi. : Eyes fill with acrid mucus, which collects in little irritating masses ; they run a scalding water and are agglutinated in the morning. There may be a sticky, deep yellow discharge from the nose.
Veratrine: Neuralgias ; Sabadilla when the pains seem like hot needles penetrating the part or are accompanied by tingling and prickling, always worse from cold.
Sabadilla: Clock-like periodicity (Cedron, Aranea diadema.) fitting it for malarial and other intermittent complaints when thirst is absent and the patient complains of coldness mingled with isolated flushes of heat or alternating with hot flashes.
Many symptoms appear or recur at the new or full moon.
Burning sensations are very prominent and may occur almost anywhere. In general the symptoms predominate on the right side or go from thence to the left. In the throat, however, the reverse holds good.
The Sabadilla patient is usually chilly and generally made worse from cold, although he feels relief in the open air, quite like Pulsatilla ; he is also worse from thinking of his-complaint and often magnifies a slight symptom into a serious disease.
It is to be compared with Arsenicum especially in the respiratory sphere, in symptoms induced by irritations in distant parts, in sensations of hot needles in the suffering part, etc.