Keynotes and Characteristics - H C Allen

Argentum Nitricum

Argentum nitricum – details and materia medica of homeopathy remedy Argentum nitricum.

Argentum nitricum is for Acute or chronic diseases from unusual or long-continued mental exertion.

Always think of Argentum nitricum on seeing withered, dried-up, old-looking patients (thin, scrawny, Secale ).

Emaciation, progressing every year; most marked in lower extremities ( Ammonium muriaticum ); marasmus.

Argentum nitricum has Apprehension when ready for church or opera, diarrhoea sets in ( Gelsemium ).

Time passes slowly ( Cannabis indica ); impulsive, wants to do things in a hurry; must walk fast; is always hurried; anxious, irritable, nervous ( Aurum Lilium ).

Argentum nitricum Headache: congestive, with fullness and heaviness; with sense of expansion; habitual gastric, of literary men; from dancing; hemicrania, pressive, screwing in frontal eminence or temple; ending in bilious vomiting; < from any exhaustive mental labor; > by pressure or tight bandaging ( Apis , Pulsatilla ).

Acute granular conjunctivitis; scarlet-red, like raw beef; discharge profuse, muco-purulent.

Ophthalmia neonatorum: profuse, purulent discharge; cornea opaque, ulceration; lids sore, thick, swollen; agglutinated in morning ( Apis , Mercurius solubilis , Rhus ).

Eye strain from sewing, < in warm room > in open air ( Nat. m. , Ruta ); diseases due to defective accommodation.

Argentum nitricum Craves sugar; child is fond of it, but diarrhoea results from eating (craves salt or smoked meat, Calcarea phosphorica ).

Belching accompanies most gastric ailments.

Flatulent dyspepsia: belching after every meal; stomach, as it it would burst with wind; belching difficult, finally air rushes out with great violence.

Argentum nitricum Diarrhoea: green mucus, like chopped spinach in flakes; turning green after remaining on diaper; after drinking; after eating candy or sugar; masses of muco-lymph in shreddy strips or lumps ( Asarum europaeum ); with much noisy flatus ( Aloe. ).

Diarrhoea as soon as he drinks ( Arsenicum , Croton tiglium , [Trombidium]).

Urine passes unconsciously day and night ( Causticum ).

Impotence: erection fails when coition is attempted ( Agnus , Caladium , Selenium ).

Coition: painful in both sexes; followed by bleeding from vagina ( Acid nitricum ).

Metrorrhagia: in young widows; in sterility; with nervous erethism at change of life ( Lachesis ).

Argentum nitricum has Great longing for fresh air ( Amyl. , Pulsatilla , Sulphur ).

Chronic laryngitis of singers; the high notes cause cough ( Alumina , Argentum m. , Arum. ).

Argentum nitricum has Great weakness of lower extremities, with trembling; cannot walk with the eyes closed ( Alumina ).

Walks and stands unsteadily, especially when he thinks himself unobserved.

Convulsions preceded by great restlessness.

Sensation of a splinter in throat when swallowing ([Dolichos], Hepar , Acid nitricum , Silicea ); in or about uterus when walking or riding.

Chilly when uncovered, yet feels smothered if wrapped up; craves fresh air.

Relation. – Natrum mur , for the bad effects of cauterizing with nitrate of silver.

Coffea increases nervous headache.

Boys’ complaints after using tobacco ( Arsenicum , Verbascum ).

Similar: to, Natrum mur. , Acid nitricum , Lachesis , Aurum , Cuprum

After Verbascum ; Lycopodium follows well in flatulent dyspepsia.

Aggravation. – Cold food; cold air; eating sugar; ice cream; unusual mental exertion.

Amelioration. – Open air; craves the wind blowing in his face; bathing with cold water.

The 200 or 1000th potency of Argentum nitricum in watery solution as a topical application in ophthalmia neonatorum has relieved when the crude Silver nitrate failed.

About the author

H.C.Allen

H.C.Allen

Dr. Henry C. Allen, M. D. - Born in Middlesex county, Ont., Oct. 2, 1836. He was Professor of Materia Medica and the Institutes of Medicine and Dean of the faculty of Hahnemann Medical College. He served as editor and publisher of the Medical Advance. He also authored Keynotes of Leading Remedies, Materia Medica of the Nosodes, Therapeutics of Fevers and Therapeutics of Intermittent Fever.

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