For persons intellectually keen, but physically weak; upper part of body emaciated, lower part semi-dropsical; predisposed to lung and hepatic affections ( Cal. , Phos. , Sulph. ); especially the extremes of life, children and old people.
Deep-seated, progressive, chronic diseases.
Pains: aching-pressure, drawing; chiefly right sided, < four to eight P.M.
Affects right side, or pain goes from right to left; throat, chest, abdomen, liver, ovaries.
Children, weak, emaciated; with well-developed head but puny, sickly bodies.
Baby cries all day, sleeps all night (rev. of, Jal. , Psor. ).
Ailments from fright, anger, mortification, or vexation with reserved displeasure ( Staph. ).
Avaricious, greedy, miserly, malicious, pusillanimous.
Irritable; peevish and cross on walking; ugly, kick and scream; easily angered; cannot endure opposition or contradiction; seeks disputes; is beside himself.
Weeps all day, cannot calm herself; very sensitive, even cries when thanked.
Dread of men; of solitude, irritable and melancholy; fear of being alone ( Bis. , Kali c. , Lil. ).
Complexion pale, dirty; unhealthy; sallow, with deep furrows, looks older than he is; fan-like motion of the alae nasi ( Ant. t. ).
Catarrh: dry, nose stopped at night, must breathe through the mouth ( Am. c. , Nux , Samb. ); snuffles, child starts from sleep rubbing its nose; of root of nose and frontal sinuses; crusts and elastic plugs ( Kali bi. , Marum ).
Diphtheria; fauces brownish red, deposit spreads from right tonsil to left, or descends from nose to right tonsil; < after sleep and from cold drinks (from warm drinks, Lach. ).
Everything tastes sour; eructations, heartburn, waterbrash, sour vomiting (between chill and heat).
Canine hunger; the more he eats, the more he craves; head aches if does not eat.
Gastric affections; excessive accumulation of flatulence; constant sensation of satiety; good appetite, but a few mouthfuls fill up to the throat, and he feels bloated; fermentation in abdomen, with loud grumbling, croaking, especially lower abdomen (upper abdomen, Carbo v. – entire abdomen, Cinch. ); fulness not relieved by belching ( Cinch. ).
Constipation: since puberty; since last confinement; when away from home; of infants; with ineffectual urging, rectum contracts and protrudes during stool, developing piles.
Red sand in urine, on child’s diaper ( Phos. ); child cries before urinating ( Bor. ); pain in back, relieved by urinating; renal colic, right side (left side, Berb. ).
Impotence: of young men, from onanism or sexual excess; penis small, cold, relaxed; old men, with strong desire but imperfect erections; falls asleep during embrace; premature emissions.
Dryness of vagina; burning in, during and after coition ( Lys. ); physometra.
Discharge of blood from genitals during every stool.
Foetus appears to be turning somersaults.
Hernia: right sided, has cured many cases especially in children.
Pneumonia; neglected or maltreated, base of right lung involved especially; to hasten absorption or expectoration.
Cough deep, hollow, even raising mucus in large quantities affords little relief.
One foot hot and the other cold ( Cinch. , Dig. , Ipec. ).
Waking at night feeling hungry ( Cina. , Psor. ).
Relations. – Complementary: Iodine.
Bad effects: of onions, bread; wine, spirituous liquors; tobacco smoking and chewing ( Ars. ).
Follows well: after, Calc. , Carbo v. , Lach. , Sulph.
It is rarely advisable to begin the treatment of a chronic disease with Lyc. unless it is clearly indicated; it is better to give first another antipsoric.
Lyc. is a deep-seated, long-acting remedy, and should rarely be repeated after improvement begins.
Aggravation. – Nearly all diseases from 4 to 8 p. m. ( Hell. – from 4 to 9 p. m., Col. , Mag. p. ).
Amelioration. – Warm food and drinks; from uncovering the head; loosening the garments