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-The nerves of the skin are often the first to feel the effects of general lowering causes in altered sensations. There is numbness and tingling in various parts, and objects touched do not make their natural impression. This is sometimes a symptom of paralysis when present, or warning of a coming attack, but much more often it is a trivial complaint which passes off with improved health. Sometimes also, of course, it is a purely local effect of an external cause, as cold.

General Treatment.-If there is any reason to fear paralysis, a doctor must be consulted. Attention to the general health must be given in all cases, and all debilitating causes, excesses and indulgences avoided.

Cold sponging of the numbed part, followed by brisk rubbing, will be beneficial.

Medicines.-(Three times a day.)

Aconite 3.

-Numbness and tingling; especially if after taking cold.

Phosphorus 3.

-Numbness and pricking of the whole body; numbness of arms and legs, with insensibility.

Ignat. 3.

-With nervous symptoms.

Secale. 3.

-With coldness and cramps.

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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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