Osmium Metallicum



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Homeopathic remedy osmium metallicum from Guiding Symptoms of our Materia Medica by C. Hering

     The Element. Osmium tetroxide (Osmic Acid) OSO4.

     The most refractory of all metals ; discovered by Vaucquelin, Tennant and Thenard, in 1804.

     Proved in 1850, by Hering, Neidhard and Raue.

     Triturations of the precipitated metal were used in the provings.

CLINICAL AUTHORITIES.

- Spasmodic cough, Liedbeck, Analyt. Therap. vol. 1, p. 197 ; Cough, Burnett, A. H. Z, vol. 3, from Hom. World, 1885.

MIND.


Weeping mood, screaming, with the cough.
Anxious, fidgety.
Very impatient, with itching.
Thoughts of accidents having happened ; later of doing injury to others.
Misplaces words.
Weak, gives up.
  

SENSORIUM.


Dulness, with heat in head.
  

INNER HEAD.


Tearing in upper right side of forehead.
Aching like a band around head above ears ; in temples, with hoarseness.
  

OUTER HEAD.


Hair falls off.
  

SIGHT AND EYES.


Weakness of sight, could not tell night from day. θ Glaucoma.
Flame from candle larger, confused ; large rainbow ring around it.
Feels a short motion back and forward in ball, with closed eyes.
Eyes water, burn and itch.
Pains around left eye on bone.
  

HEARING AND EARS.


Ringing in right ear.
Severe pains in left petrosum.
  

SMELL AND NOSE.


After sneezing, phlegm in larynx looser.
Sneezing and running at nose with tickling in larynx, difficult breathing.
Discharge of mucus from choana.
Nasal catarrh ; coryza ; sneezing as from snuff ; nose and larynx sensitive to air ; small lumps of phlegm easily loosened from posterior nares and larynx.
  

LOWER FACE.


Aching from base of brain into jaws.
Cooling jerks in left upper jaw and front teeth.
Chewing causes aching in muscles.
  

TEETH AND GUMS.


Gums swell above left eyetooth.
  

TASTE, SPEECH, TONGUE.


Taste : corroding ; burning ; cloverlike ; sweetish.
Red sore stripe in middle of tongue, edges rough and pimply ; most sensitive to slight touch when eating or drinking.
Tongue coated.
  

APPETITE, THIRST, DESIRES, AVERSIONS.


Aversion to cocoa.
  

HICCOUGH, BELCHING, NAUSEA AND VOMITING.


Chronic vomiting, with pressure in stomach.

SCROBICULUM AND STOMACH.


In stomach : uneasiness ; pressure ; contracting after food, more by stimulants ; weakness at 6 P. M., amounting to nausea ; all evening distension ; feeling as if he had swallowed a lot of broken stones.
  

ABDOMEN AND LOINS.


Bowels distended in afternoon and evening.
Pressure on both inguinal rings.
  

STOOLS AND RECTUM.


Stool : dry, is full of wind ; small ; hastily passing, with burning in anus ; thin, bilious ; urging, but only wind passes.
  

URINARY ORGANS.


Urine : dark brown, scanty ; suppressed ; in evening strongly scented like violets.
  

MALE SEXUAL ORGANS.


Erections earlier in morning and firmer ; ejaculations lasting longer.
Violent pain on tip of glans and in foreskin.
Pain in right testicle and left spermatic cord ; weakness in both groins towards cord.
  

VOICE AND LARYNX, TRACHEA AND BRONCHIA.


Voice hoarse, weak, soundless.
Hoarseness : after singing ; < riding or walking in open air.
Tickling in larynx.
Irresistible tickling causes short bursts of cough.
Severe pain in larynx, < coughing or talking ; hoarseness.
Larynx dry with cough.
Mucus : increased ; hangs in larynx like a string, hawks, coughs, strains to vomit ; sneezing loosens it.
  

RESPIRATION.


Chronic dyspnoea.
Heaves in horses.
  

COUGH.


Cough : short, irresistible hacking, caused by an irritation low down in chest ; with tearing pain in sternum ; on rising, violent, without phlegm, returning during day ; severe, disturbing sleep until midnight ; spasmodic, fingers twitch ; sounds as if one coughed into an empty tube, or as if caused by resonance of contiguous parts ; dry, hard, shaking whole body.
After sneezing, a little round lump loosens but has to be swallowed.
Paroxysms of convulsive cough.
  

INNER CHEST AND LUNGS.


Soreness in whole sternum, sensitive to touch ; pain independent of cough.
In sternum, shooting upward and downward.
A dull stitch near left lower rib.
  

HEART, PULSE AND CIRCULATION.


Anxious palpitation of heart.
  

OUTER CHEST.


Sore sternum, painful to touch, independent of cough.
Tearing pain in sternum with cough.
Shooting up and down in sternum.

NECK AND BACK.


Itching on back and shoulders as from crawling insects, < evenings going to bed.
  

UPPER LIMBS.


Sweat in axilla smelling like garlic, < evening and at night.
Pulsating dull stings, inside of right shoulder joint.
Very severe pinching pain, often repeated, in left upper arm above elbow.
Sensitive pain in middle of left humerus, then in fingers.
In left elbow bone pains ; in right forearm pinching ; drawing inside of right forearm, burning pressure outside, red spots on dorsum.
Aching in metacarpo-phalangeal joint of left thumb, pain in first phalanx of right forefinger ; burning in left ring finger ; like fire on inner border of nail.
Stabbing on tips of fingers.
Twitching of fingers, with spasmodic cough.
  

LOWER LIMBS.


Violent itching above crest of left ilium towards abdomen, the place red with many small pointed spots.
Sore pain in left gluteus and leg.
Itching and rash on thighs and on ankle.
Legs and feet feel too full.
Restless in legs, quite unbearable, has to lie down at 9 P. M.
Pains in right ankle, pinching, flying, cutting in bones and joints of right foot.
Pain in bones of heels.
Drawing, aching in tendon each side of top of patella ; occasional shoots below external malleolus and on instep.
Scarlet rash on thighs and ankles.
  

LIMBS IN GENERAL.


Pain deep in bones, same as in head.
Aching of limbs and body all day.
  

REST, POSITION, MOTION.


Chewing : causes aching in muscles.
  

NERVES.


Weak, easily tired for a long time.
  

SLEEP.


Itching and cough disturb sleep.
Restless nights, dreams of painful events ; arose jaded.
Less sensitive to disturbance of sleep, arose very tired ; muddled head, aching limbs and body.
  

TIME.


Morning : erections earlier ; violent cough.
Day : aching in limbs and body.
Afternoon : bowels distended.
At 6 P. M. : weakness in stomach.
At 9 P. M. : has to lie down from restlessness in legs.
Evening : headache, eyes and ears worse ; cough ; sweat in axilla ; restless in legs ; weakness ; itching ; distension in stomach ; urine scented like violets ; itching on back < ; sweat in axilla ; smelling of garlic <.
Till midnight : cough disturbs sleep.
Night : sweat in axilla smelling like garlic < ; restless.
  

TEMPERATURE AND WEATHER.


Less subject to taking cold, in November.
Air : larynx sensitive ; hoarseness < walking.
  

ATTACKS, PERIODICITY.


Cough : in attacks.
  

LOCALITY AND DIRECTION.


Right : tearing in upper side of forehead ; ringing in ear ; pain in testicle ; pulsating, dull stings inside of shoulder joint ; pinching drawing in forearm ; pain in first phalanx of forefinger ; pain in ankle ; cutting, pinching, flying in bones and joints of foot.
Left : severe pain in petrosum ; cooling jerks in upper jaw and front teeth ; gums swell above eye tooth ; pain in spermatic cord ; dull stitch near lower rib ; pinching oft repeated in upper arm ; sensitive pain in middle of humerus ; bone pains in elbow ; aching in joint of thumb ; burning in ring finger.
Upward and downward : shooting in sternum.
  

SENSATIONS.


As of a band around head ; sneezing, as from snuff ; as after having swallowed broken stones ; cough, as if caused by resonance of contiguous parts ; as of crawling insects on back and shoulders ; legs and feet as if too full.
Pains : around left eye ; in right testicle and left spermatic cord ; in bones of left elbow ; in first phalanx of right forefinger ; in bones of heels ; in right ankle ; deep in bones.
Violent pain : on tip of glans and in foreskin.
Severe pains : in left petrosum ; in larynx.
Very severe pinching pain : in left upper arm above elbow.
Pinching, flying, cutting in bones and joints of right foot.
Stabbing : in tips of fingers.
Tearing : in upper right side of forehead ; in temples ; in sternum.
Pinching drawing : in right forearm.
Shooting : in sternum ; below external malleolus and on instep.
A dull stitch : near left lower rib.
Pulsating dull stings : inside of right shoulder joint.
Sore pain : in left leg.
Sensitive pain : in middle of left humerus, then in fingers.
Aching : around head above ears ; from base of brain into jaws ; in muscles of jaw ; in metacarpo-phalangeal joint of left thumb ; in tendon each side of top of patella ; of limbs and body.
Burning pressure : outside of forearm.
Burning : in eyes ; in anus ; in left ring finger ; on inner border of nail.
Heat : in head.
Soreness : in whole sternum.
Pressure : in stomach ; on both inguinal rings.
Irritation : low down in chest.
Restlessness : in legs.
Uneasiness : in stomach.
Weakness : in stomach ; in both groins towards cord.
Tickling : in larynx.
Dryness : in larynx.
Dulness : in head.
Sensation of short motion back and forward : in eyeballs.
Cooling jerks : in left upper jaw and front teeth.
Itching : in eyes ; on back and shoulders ; violent, above crest of ilium towards abdomen on small spots.
  

TOUCH, PASSIVE MOTION, INJURIES.


Touch : tongue sensitive to slightest ; sternum sensitive.
Riding : hoarseness <.
  

SKIN.


Itching on small spots.
Burning stitches on many places.
Prickly heat going to lower limbs.
Syphilitic tetters.
  

STAGE OF LIFE, CONSTITUTION.


Girl, at. 1 1/2 years ; spasmodic cough.
  

RELATIONS.


Antidoted by : sulphuretted hydrogen, Phos. ac ; Silic. (swollen gums) ; Hepar and Spongia (pain in larynx) ; Bellad. and Mercur. (laryngeal catarrh).
Compare : Argentum, Arsen., Iridium, Manganum, Selen., Sulphur, Tellurium, Bromine (eyes and lungs).

NOTE:
PLAIN TEXT : LOWEST & DESIGNATES AN OCCASIONALLY CONFIRMED SYMPTOMS;
Plain blue: MORE FREQUENTLY CONFIRMED;
BOLD BLUE : SYMPTOMS VERIFIED BY CURES;
BOLD RED : REPEATEDLY VERIFIED;
$BOLD ITALIC RED$ : AN APPROVED CHARACTERISTIC;
θ : STANDS BETWEEN CURED SYMPTOM & PATHOLOGICAL CONDITION;
** : OBSERVED FROM OLD SCHOOL OR NEW SCHOOL;
toxic : Toxicology;
r : Right;
l : Left;
< : Increased or aggravation;
> : Decrease or amelioration;
^^ : Symptoms observed only on the sick

C. Hering

Hering got the degree of M. D. from the University of Wuezburg with highest honours. The theme of his thesis was "De'Medicina Futura" (The medicine of future). Hering left Germany for West Indies and finally arrived at Philadelphia in Jan, 1833. He established a homeopathic school at Allentown, Pennsylvania, commonly known as "Allentown Academy". Soon he became very popular as a physician. He is known as the 'Father of Homeopathy' in America.

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