Argentum Nitricum



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Acute or chronic diseases fro unusual or long-continued mental exertion.

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

Emaciation, progressing every year; most marked in lower extremities ( Am. m. ); marasmus.

Apprehension when ready for church or opera, diarrhoea sets in ( Gels. ).

Time passes slowly ( Can. I. ); impulsive, wants to do things in a hurry; must walk fast; is always hurried; anxious, irritable, nervous ( Aur. Lil. ).

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 , Puls. ).

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 , Mer. s. , Rhus ).

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

Craves sugar; child is fond of it, but diarrhoea results from eating (craves salt or smoked meat, Cal. p. ).

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.

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 ( Asar. ); with much noisy flatus ( Aloe. ).

Diarrhoea as soon as he drinks ( Ars. , Crot. t. , [Trom.]).

Urine passes unconsciously day and night ( Caust. ).

Impotence: erection fails when coition is attempted ( Agnus , Calad. , Selen. ).

Coition: painful in both sexes; followed by bleeding from vagina ( Nit. ac. ).

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

Great longing for fresh air ( Amyl. , Puls. , Sulph. ).

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

Great weakness of lower extremities, with trembling; cannot walk with the eyes closed ( Alum. ).

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

Convulsions preceded by great restlessness.

Sensation of a splinter in throat when swallowing ([Dolich.], Hep. , Nit. ac. , Sil. ); 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 ( Ars. , Ver. ).

Similar: to, Nat. m. , Nit. ac. , Lach. , Aur. , Cup.

After Ver. ; Lyc. 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 in watery solution as a topical application in ophthalmia neonatorum has relieved when the crude Silver nitrate failed.

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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