Adapted to persons of bilious temperament who suffer from gastro-intestinal derangement, especially after abuse of mercury; “bilious attacks.”
Thirst for large quantities of cold water ( Bry. ).
Pains: sudden shocks of jerking pains.
Depression of spirits, imagines he is going to die or be very ill ( Ars. ); disgust for life.
Headache alternates with diarrhoea ( Aloe ); headache in winter, diarrhoea in summer.
Painless cholera morbus; cholera infantum ( Phyt. ).
Violent cramps in feet, calves, thighs, watery, painless stools.
Difficult dentition: moaning, grinding the teeth at night; intense desire to press the gums together ( Phyt. ); head hot and rolling from side to side ( Bell. , Hell. ).
Diarrhoea: of long standing; early in morning, continues through forenoon, followed by natural stool in evening ( Aloe ), and accompanied by sensation of weakness or sinking in abdomen or rectum.
Diarrhoea of children: during teething; after eating; while being bathed or washed; of dirty water soaking napkin through ( Benz. ac. ); with gagging.
Stool: green, watery, fetid, profuse ( Calc. ); gushing out ([Gamb.], Jat. , Phos. ); chalk-like, jelly-like ( Aloe ); undigested ( Cinch. , Ferr. ); yellow meal-like sediment; prolapse of rectum before or with stool.
Prolapsus uteri: from overlifting or straining; from constipation; after parturition; with subinvolution.
In early months of pregnancy, can lie comfortably only on stomach ( Acet. ac. ).
Patient is constantly rubbing and shaking the region of liver with his hand.
Fever paroxysm at 7 a. m. with great loquacity during chill and heat; sleep during perspiration.
Affects right throat, right ovary, right hypochondrium ( Lyc. ).
Pain and numbness in right ovary, running down thigh of that side ( Lil. ).
Suppressed menses in young girls ( Puls. , Tub. ).
Relations. – Compare: Aloe , Chel. , Collin. , Lil. , Merc. , Nux , Sulph.
It antidotes the bad effects of mercury.
After: Ipec. , Nux , in gastric affections; after Calc. and Sulph. in liver diseases.
Aggravation. – In early morning ( Aloe , Nux , Sulph. ); in hot weather; during dentition.