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NETTLE-RASH.-An affection of the skin characterised by raised white wheals on a red ground, like those caused by stinging- nettles. It is accompanied by great irritation, stinging, burning, and sometimes with pain. It is often brought on the irregularity in diet. Shell-fish will invariably bring it on in some people, and fish of any kind in others. It may be accompanied by symptoms of acute indigestion. Sometimes the condition is constitutional and chronic.

Diagnosis.-Nettle-rash may be acute or chronic. Its great characteristic is its sudden appearance and equally sudden disappearance. In chronic cases the spots do not remain long, but they are continually reappearing. General Treatment.-Except where there is digestive disturbance, in which case a strict dietary must be observed, and all those articles of food which are known to cause it must be avoided, there is little to be done apart from medical treatment. Medicines.-(Every two or three hours according to urgency.)

Apis. 3.

-Useful in most acute cases; worse by heat.

Pulsatilla 3.

-After unwholesome food; bowels loose in the morning; particularly suited to patients of mild temper.

Sulph. 6.

-When the irritation comes on at night when warm in bed; chronic cases.

Arsenicum 3.

-Weakly subjects; red tongue thirst much burning.

Nat. mur. 6.

-In obstinate cases; in constipated subjects, with earthy complexion.

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John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica

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