CARBO ANIMALIS – Homeopathic Medicine

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TF Allen
Written by TF Allen

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

Generalities

      General lack of energy; also, after the appearance of the menses, so that she can scarcely speak, with yawning and stretching. The pains are generally burning. Great sensitiveness to open, cold, dry air.

Mind

      Desires to be alone, feels sad and avoids conversation. Anxiety in the evening, with dread of being in the dark. Homesickness, with weeping. Alternations of mood and over-excitability, alternating with fretful sadness.

Head

      General heaviness, particularly in the occiput, with confusion; at night, with weariness in the feet, which she can scarcely lift. Pressive headaches, worse in the cold air. A feeling of tension of the skin of the forehead and vertex; a sensation as if something lay above the eyes, so that she could not look up. Pain in the vertex as if the skull had been split open, so that she holds it with her hands.

Eyes

      A feeling as if the eyes lay loose in their orbits. Very far- sighted, with dilated pupils. A net seems to swim before the eyes.

Ears

      Roaring in the ears. Difficult hearing; sounds become confused, and one cannot tell the direction from which they come. (Discharge from the ears.).

Nose

      Redness of the tip of the nose, which is painful when touched. The nasal bones become painful. A catarrh, with scraping in the throat, worse in the evening and at night and on swallowing. Nose-bleed in the morning follows vertigo, preceded by pressure and confusion in the head.

Face

      Copper-like eruption on the face. Smooth, elevated spots like erysipelas. Cracks and blisters on the lips.

Mouth

      Teeth become loose. The gums swollen, red, painful. Blisters on the gums, which become ulcers. Burning on the tip of the tongue, with rawness in the month. Burning blisters on the tongues and mouth.

Throat

      Frequent hawking and raising of much mucus in the throat. Rawness of the throat nearly every morning, extending to the pit of the stomach. Burning in the throat. Swallowing painful, as from blisters.

Stomach

      At times a ravenous hunger, at times aversion to food, especially to fat food and to tobacco. Bitter taste in the morning. Taste of the food which had long been eaten. Ineffectual eructations. Nausea at night, or after eating meat, or from the customary tobacco. Qualmishness, with faintness. Heart-burn which rises from the stomach. Digestion very feeble. Every sort of food causes distress. Violent pressure in the stomach, even when fasting and in the evening in bed. Griping and clawing in the stomach. Constriction, like a cramp, in the stomach. Audible rumbling in the stomach.

Abdomen

      Distention, flatulent. Many symptoms from flatulence. Tearing transversely across pubes and then through pudenda as far as anus. Sticking pains in the groins. A sensation after sitting down as if a large heavy body were in the groins, better after the passage of gas from the bowels.

Clinical. Inflamed and enlarged inguinal glands, very hard or suppurated, with hard, elevated margins and offensive discharges. Pains extending from buboes to the thighs, with chilliness, etc.

Rectum and Stool

      Swollen haemorrhoids, with burning pain on waking. Burning in the rectum and anus. Oozing of sticky moisture from the anus. Sticking pains, with soreness; soreness in the evening, with moisture. A sticky moisture oozes on the perineum, behind the scrotum. Stool scanty and delayed. Passage of blood with the stool.

Urinary Organs

      Burning in the urethra when urinating. Urging to urinate, with increased flow. Involuntary discharge of offensive urine.

Sexual Organs, Female

      Menses scanty the first day, afterwards more copious; discharge dark colored. Menstruation accompanied by pains in the sacrum, groins, labia and thighs. Extreme prostration from menstruation; can hardly speak. Leucorrhoea, staining yellow; offensive and corrosive; worse when walking or standing.

Clinical. Chronic metritis, with induration of the neck of the uterus. True scirrhus of the uterus; painful induration in the mammary gland, with stinging pain. Induration of right ovary, which feels like a heavy ball. Sometimes indicated in disorders following suppression of the menses, with feeling of goneness, desire to be alone, etc. (Compare Sepia.) The pains in the sexual organs are generally burning or sometimes tearing, with heaviness and pressure. Sometimes indicated in syphilis, with copper- colored eruptions or with buboes, which have a blue look. Old buboes which will not heal, but which secrete an offensive ichor. Scirrhous nodule in mammary gland; skin looks bluish and mottled; axillary glands involved, with burning, drawing pains.

Respiratory Organs

      Hoarseness in the morning after rising, with rawness and dry cough. Hoarseness worse in the evening, loss of voice during the night. Cough from tickling and constriction in the larynx and chest. Cough dry, worse in the morning on rising, lasting all day; shaking abdomen as if everything would fall out; she is obliged to hold the bowels with the hands and sit down; loose rales in chest until something is coughed up; in evening from tickling in the larynx; only at night when lying on right side. Suffocative cough in the evening after falling asleep. Cough dry at night, but with a grayish, purulent expectoration in the morning. Burning pains in the chest. Tightness of the chest, especially in the morning and after eating.

Neck and Back

      Painful indurations in the neck. Pressing, drawing pains in the small of the back, or a feeling as if it were broken. Dragging, bruised pain in the coccyx. Pain in the coccyx; on touch it becomes a burning.

Extremities

      Numbness of all the limbs. A gouty stiffness of the joints. All the joints are powerless, and easily give out, and one gets sprains easily. Bruised pains in the joints, (<) motion. Indurated glands in the axilla. Burrowing bone pains in the arms. Gouty- like stiffness of the joints. The hands fall asleep. Trembling of the hands. Stitches in the left hip when sitting. Tension in the groins and hollows of the knees. The ankles become sprained easily. The legs, far up as the calves, fall asleep during the day. Numerous corns appear and become very painful to the touch. Inflammation and burning pains like chilblains on feet and ties.

Sleep

      Sleepiness the whole forenoon, with frequent yawning. Unable to sleep in the evening on account of restlessness, anxiety and frightful images. Anxious sleep, with weeping, groaning and talking.

Fever

      Chilliness during the day, waking at night, cold feet. Chilliness in the evening in bed, with cold hands and feet, followed by sweat during sleep. Sweats easily on the slightest exertion. Offensive sweat at night. Night sweats very exhaustive. Perspiration colors the linen yellow.

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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