A remedy full of pains; swelling of glands, inflammations, etc.; remarkably similar to some of its botanical allies. Allies: Pulsatilla, Aconite, Cimic., Ran-b., Berberis, Rhododendron
General emaciation; muscles all relaxed. General twitchings and jerkings of muscles. General aggravation on walking; after taking coffee, (>) open air.
Clinical. It is a very valuable remedy for a rheumatic constitution, especially in a patient who occasionally suffers from herpetic eruptions; whose herpetic eruptions sometimes become pustular, especially about the occiput; eczema impetigenoides.
General sadness and dread of misfortune. Discontented and morose. Mind confused. Memory weak.
Boring pain in the temples.
Clinical. Eruption on the occiput, at the base of the hair, moist, sensitive to the touch, becoming pustular. The itching worse when warm in bed.
Inflamed, with ulceration and heat; with burning as of fire; or with biting, burning pain. Heat in the eyes and sensitiveness to the air; must close them. Pupils contracted. Pressure in the orbits on moving the eyes. Vision becomes indistinct.
Clinical. Especially useful in inflammation of the iris from cold, with pressing pain; great photophobia, lachrymation and heat in eyes and great sensitiveness to cold air; also useful in pustular conjunctivitis. Chronic syphilitic iritis; aggravation at night, with adhesions.
Burning pain in external ear. Heat in the ears.
Pale, sickly look. Neuralgia of the face, (<) lying upon that side; becomes painful to touch. Vesicular eruption across the nose and cheeks or about the lips, tender to touch.
Toothache, sticking and drawing, (<) night when lying down, driving him to despair; (<) smoking tobacco or chewing bread; for a time (>) cold water and by expiration; with the toothache, the teeth feel too long, the gums are sore and there is often free salivation.
Swelling and induration of the inguinal glands, with jerking pains, with sensitiveness on walking, involving especially the right side. The whole right inguinal region becomes sore, feels swollen; especially (<) walking and art night.
Increased secretion of urine. The urine becomes purulent. Unable to evacuate the bladder completely. Micturition slow and thin, as from constriction of the urethra. Constriction of the urethra,with burning on urinating; (<) when beginning to urinate, also with biting and stinging.
Painful swelling and induration of the testicles. Swelling of the right half of scrotum, which is thickened and enlarged, together with the right testicle. Sensitiveness of the right spermatic cord, with drawing up of right testicle. Testicles swollen, very sensitive, with pain, extending along the spermatic cord; bruised pain, with drawing and tension.
Clinical. Inflammation of testicles; pain greatly aggravated at night by warmth of bed; with the swollen testicles there are numerous symptoms of distress in urinating. (See above.) Orchitis from suppressed gonorrhoea. Corrosive leucorrhoea and shooting pains in the breasts, aggravated when urinating. Indurations and tumors in mammary glands (scirrhus?), very painful to touch.
Neck and Back
Bruised pain in the small of the back, as if it were broken, (<) stooping.
Swelling of the axillary glands. Rheumatic pains in the hands and fingers. Swelling and thickening of the finger joints. Boring pains in the tibiae.
Clinical. Eczema on various parts, said to be worse during the increasing moon, with corrosive secretion; itching always aggravated by warmth of bed at night. The eczema is prone to appear on the occiput, sometimes moist “during the increasing moon,” sometimes dry “during the waning moon.” Eczematous eruption following suppressed gonorrhoea. Chronic eczema of hands. Crawling, throbbing and burning in the ulcers when touched. Painful tetter over the whole body; does not itch, ” but becomes red and moist, with the increasing moon, but pale and dry with the waning moon.”.
Profuse sweat at night, with aversion to being uncovered.