Very little can be said of the physiological action of Alumina, but particular attention should be directed to a quite general catarrhal inflammation, characterized by scanty secretions or dryness, and also to the paralytic symptoms, particularly of the lower extremities.
Weariness (especially from talking), unconquerable disposition to lie down. Tremulousness. Involuntary movements like palsy; portions of the body feel larger than normal; general feeling of constriction of internal organs. General aggravation in the afternoon while sitting. General relief during moderate motion, in the evening and in the open air.
Connected thought difficult. Memory weak. Changing moods; depressed or peevish as soon as one opens the eyes mornings.
Vertigo on opening eyes in the morning. Constrictive headache.
Squinting (both eyes), (paralytic?). Lids agglutinated mornings; burning, itching and dryness of inner surface of lids; upper lids difficult to raise as if powerless; feeling of adhesion of lids to eyeball. Photophobia mornings on waking.
Purulent discharge; crackling in ears on chewing; stitches in the ears; one ear red and hot in the evening.
Nostrils sore, even ulcerated, with scabs. Tip of nose swollen, with internal soreness and scabs. Nasal catarrh with scanty secretion and obstructed nostrils; diminished smell.
Tension of the skin of the face as if white of egg had dried on it. Nodules or boils on the face and nose.
Teeth feel elongated. Toothache on chewing. Aphthous sore mouth, with increased saliva, though the mouth feels dry.
Constriction on swallowing. Dryness. Feeling of something sharp sticking in the throat. Difficult swallowing of food. General relief from warm food and drink. Throat worse evenings and nights; frequent clearing; dryness; rawness; feeling of a lump. The oesophagus feels contracted; pain as from a lump in the middle of the chest after swallowing food.
Appetite variable; aversion to meat; distress after eating potatoes. Craving for chalk and other indigestible substances. Nausea; faint-like mornings, while talking. Heartburn and acid eructations. Vomiting, with a hacking cough. Constriction extending to chest and throat.
Seems to hang down, heavy, when walking (<) afternoon. Sticking pains from below upward. Cutting pains (>) warmth. Lead colic. Soreness over the liver, extends to pit of stomach on stooping. Stitches in the region of inguinal ring (has relieved strangulated hernia); the pains extend up to the chest.
Scanty, dry in small bits. The rectum seems dry, inactive and constricted. Excoriations and bleeding after a hard, dry stool. Strains to evacuate the bowels and bladder.
Cannot urinate without straining at stool. Urine usually copious and pale, evacuated with burning.
Sexual Organs, Men
Increased sexual desire, followed by loss of power. Emissions while straining at stool. Numerous troubles after emissions.
Sexual Organs, Women
Menstruation early, short, scanty; preceded and accompanied by colic. Leucorrhoea, before and after the menses, corrosive, transparent, albuminous, profuse.
Dry hacking cough, from tickling in the throat (elongated uvula) or irritability of the larynx (<) early morning (sometimes sudden in the evening) (<)using the voice. Cough sometimes loosens, and there may be expectoration after coughing mornings. Cough at times associated with dyspnoea, vomiting or even involuntary escape of urine. Sudden hoarseness, not relieved by clearing the larynx, especially afternoons and evenings. Constriction of chest (see under stomach also).
Pain as of a hot iron thrust through the lower vertebrae. Bruised pain in the small of the back while at rest.
Paralytic heaviness of the arms. Pains tearing, or as of a hot iron, from shoulder to fingers. Gnawing beneath the finger nails, which are brittle.
Heaviness with rigidity and numbness, staggering. Insensibility of the nates, of the sole of the foot, of the heel. Tearings extending through the whole leg to the toes. Tension.
Tension. Rhagades. Itching in the evening. Nails brittle.
Sleeplessness fore part of night. Sleep unrefreshing with anxious dreams.
Chilliness even by the stove, internal.