Irritant to mucous membranes; generally indicated in deep, destructive processes. General amelioration on motion (walking). A very marked characteristic of the drug is the apparent necessity for energetic and rapid motion. Generally indicated for unhealthy tissues, bed-sores, syphilitic ulcerations, exostoses, varicose veins, bone diseases generally, skin diseases, with ulcerations, etc.
Clinical. Alopecia areata. Caries of the skull, particularly of the temporal bones.
A feeling as of wind blowing through the eyes. Lids feel forced open. Sensation of sand in the eyes.
Clinical. Lachrymal fistula. Chronic inflammation of the lachrymal sac; aggravated by cold air.
Intolerable itching in the ears. Profuse otorrhoea.
Chronic nasal catarrh.
Clinical. Dental fistula, with persistent, bloody, salty discharge, which keeps the mouth foul.
Clinical. Goitre. Syphilitic ulcerations of the throat, with fetid smell; much tumefaction; throat very sensitive to cold.
Clinical. Numerous symptoms in the liver have led to its use in hepatic engorgement, and even degeneration of the liver in consequence of alcoholismus; and also in abdominal dropsies associated with hepatic disease. With the hepatic and abdominal symptoms there is sometimes offensive, bilious diarrhoea, especially in hard drinkers, with great aversion to coffee, desire for highly-seasoned food, soreness over liver, etc.
Inflammation of the joints, especially of the phalanges of the fingers; feeling of a splinter under the thumb nail and in the cellular tissue when touched. Pulsating pain in the hand, especially in the tip of the thumb, which is sore to touch; the whole hand swollen and hot. The nails crumble or have longitudinal furrows.