CAMPHOR – Homeopathic Medicine

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

General Action

      It produces violent convulsions, hysterical and epileptiform; delirium and various phases of nervous excitement. It also produces coldness of the body and profound collapse, with feeble pulse.

Generalities

      Clonic spasm, with loss of consciousness. Convulsive rotation of the arms. Subsultus tendinum. Rapid sinking of strength. Opisthotonos. Restless. Easily startled, with throbbing. Weakness, with rapid sinking of strength. Great sensitiveness to cold, to cold air, which increases all the troubles. The patient is only partially conscious of most of his pains.

Mind

      Extreme anxiety; dread of being alone in the dark. Agitation; haste. Attacks of violent rage.

Head

      Vertigo, (<) stooping. Heaviness of the head, sometimes with vertigo. Rush of blood to the head. The brain feels constricted, especially in the occiput, better when thinking of it. The head seems drawn sideways or backwards spasmodically. (The effects of sunstroke, with throbbing pain in the occiput, coldness, etc.).

Eyes

      Eyes sunken, distorted. Pupils dilated. Objects seem to glitter, and to be too bright. A vision of bright colors, alternating with dimness.

Ears

      Lobules of the ears hot and red. Ulcers in the external meatus.

Nose

      Nose cold. Air breathed through the nose seems colder than natural. Sneezing. Various symptoms of coryza, without discharge, with coldness.

Face

      Face pale and anxious. Distorted, sunken and livid. Icy cold and bluish. Tetanic cramps of the masseter muscles.

Mouth

      Burning in the mouth and throat, even down to the stomach. Froth from the mouth. Tongue cold, speech feeble, hoarseness. Increase of tenacious mucus. Taste acute.

Throat

      Burning heat in the throat, extending down the oesophagus.

Stomach

      Lack of thirst; (usual). Insatiable thirst; (rare). Food has a bitter taste, or the taste may be unnaturally acute. Burning in the stomach. Great sensitiveness at the pit of the stomach to touch. Coldness in the pit of the stomach. Nausea, vomiting, with coldness (not always present with Camphor symptoms).

Abdomen

      Burning heat over the whole abdomen. Coldness in the abdomen. Constrictive pain below the ribs, extending to the back.

Stool

      Constipation. Constipation from inactivity of the bowels, or from a feeling of contraction of the rectum.

Clinical. In cholera infantum, vomiting and diarrhoea suddenly; pains, with coldness of body, etc. In Asiatic cholera, in the early stage, when the stools are loose and contain fecal matter; in a later stage, with coldness, but, as a rule, with dryness of the surface of the body, with sudden suppression of the discharges and collapse. (The remedy should be stopped when the patient perspires.).

Urinary Organs

      Tenesmus of the bladder, with retention of the urine. Painful micturition. Micturition involuntary. Urine often scanty, yellowish-green, of a pungent odor. Urine, when not retained, may pass in a very thin stream.

Sexual Organs

      Loss of sexual desire; impotency.

Clinical. Chordee; effects of sudden suppression of gonorrhoeal discharge, coldness, strangury, etc. Sexual excitement in women. Puerperal mania, with suppressed discharges, dryness of the surface, etc. Nocturnal emissions, without dreams.

Respiratory Organs

      Suffocative dyspnoea from oppression of the chest or pit of the stomach. Suffocation, with a feeling of constriction of the larynx, something like suffocation from fumes of sulphur.

Clinical. Asthmatic attacks, with great suffocation. Violent, dry cough, especially in measles, with suppressed eruption, with congestion of lungs, etc. In pleuro-pneumonia, emphysema of lungs.

Heart and Pulse

      Distress in the region of the heart; feels the throbbing of the heart against the ribs, especially after eating. Palpitation after eating. Trembling of the heart. Pulse usually very slow and weak, or imperceptible.

Back

      Drawing stitches through and between scapulae on moving arm, extending into chest.

Extremities

      Cold, with numbness and tingling. Hands icy cold, pale, bluish. Lower extremities very weak; a staggering, as if intoxicated. Cramp-like pains in the calves and feet.

Skin

      Skin dry, cold, rarely moist. (Inflammation, as from erysipelas.).

Sleep

      Sleepiness, with stupefaction, with irrational talking. Sleeplessness at night, as from nervous irritability.

Fever

      General icy coldness of the whole body and deathly paleness. Sensitive to cold air. Takes cold easily. Chilliness, with chattering of the teeth, sensitiveness of the skin and to the slightest touch. Internal coldness. Internal coldness through the limbs, as from a cold wind. General sweat at times (not common).

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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