BAPTISIA – Homeopathic Medicine

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TF Allen
Written by TF Allen

BAPTISIA homeopathic drug picture symptoms from A Primer of Materia Medica by T.F. Allen, of the homeopathy remedy BAPTISIA

Generalities

      Great depression, with tendency to disorganization of the blood. A low type of fever, similar to types of malarial fever. General intolerance of pressure everywhere. Cannot continue leaning against a chair; the feet even become painful when resting on the floor; obliged to change position often. A sensation, when lying some time at night, as though bedsores would form on the hips, so that he shifts his position, and even lies on his face to relieve the sensation. An indescribable, sore feeling everywhere. General restlessness; cannot sleep quietly. Weakness, especially of the lower extremities; the knees give way, sometimes with vertigo, or with a tremulous feeling, as though recovering from illness. Incapable of physical or mental effort. Paralytic symptoms of the whole left side.

Mind

      Mental confusion; a wild, wandering feeling. Inability to think connectedly. Clinical. During a low type of fever, delirium, with confused ideas and incoherent muttering; especially possessed with an idea that he is trying to collect the several parts of his body. Also useful in brain fag, with a heaviness of the head. Aversion to mental effort and inability to think.

Head

      General soreness of the brain (<) stooping. Vertigo, with weakness, especially of the lower extremities, and weak knees. Aching at the root of the nose, with pressure. (The head feels heavy and numb, and the skin seems to be drawn over.).

Eyes

      Eyeballs sore; feel lame on attempting to move them. Partial paralysis of the upper lids.

Mouth

      Tongue yellow, especially in the centre, or yellowish-brown, with red shining edges. Tongue dry on waking, feels burnt. Ulceration of the mouth. Salivation; saliva viscid and bad tasting. Taste flat, bitter.

Throat

      The whole throat becomes red, frequent inclination to swallow, with pain at the root of the tongue. General sore throat with a constrictive sensation; frequent efforts to swallow. (Occasionally indicated in diphtheria with a low type of delirium, ulceration of the mouth, etc. ).

Stomach

      General loss of appetite. Nausea. More or less pain in the region of the stomach, distention and rumbling in the abdomen.

Abdomen

      Pain in the region of the gall bladder and liver.

Clinical. The provings and clinical experience both seem to show a marked affinity for the right side of the abdomen from the region of the liver down to the caput coli.

Stool

      Diarrhoea, generally in the morning, evacuations extremely fetid, thin, usually dark colored. Dysentery with bloody discharges. Constipation, with distention of the abdomen.

Urinary Organs

      Burning when urinating. Urine dark red, not copious.

Respiratory Organs

      Breathing difficult, the lungs feel compressed: feels obliged to rise on account of fear of going to sleep, lest he shall suffocate. Soreness of the right lung, with increased bronchial secretion.

Neck and Back

      Stiffness of the muscles and lameness. Pain in the sacrum, as from pressure, and fatigue after long stooping, extending around the hips and down the right leg.

Extremities

      General aching in the limbs; a kind of drawing. Numbness of the left knee or left foot, with a prickling.

Skin

      Livid spots over the whole body.

Sleep

      Restless after 2 A. M. Frightful dreams.

Fever

      Clinical. (Type of fever [typhoid], with great sensitiveness of the right iliac region, with general soreness of the abdomen, with restlessness, muttering delirium, offensive odor from the mouth and body.) Malarial fevers, sometimes chill about 11 A. M., or a continued, low type of fever, particularly with diarrhoea and other characteristics.

About the author

TF Allen

TF Allen

Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)
Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.

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