SPHERE OF ACTION
Through the filaments of the pneumogastric nerves, it especially acts upon all the mucous membranes the vagi are disturbed to. Its action upon the mucous membranes hardly ever goes on to inflammation, but the mucous membranes become loaded with mucus, producing slow digestion, fermentation, &c. Also acts upon the skin.
Digestive Organs.–Thick milky white coating on the tongue; this is the sure key to indicate Antimonium.
The mucous membranes are loaded with mucus, with slow digestion; fermentation of food, with nausea and vomiting.-.
Stomach out of order; belching with the taste of food, nausea and hard stool.-.
Decayed teeth ache worse at night, cannot bear to be touched with the tongue.-.
Sore cracked and crusty nostrils, and corners of the mouth.- Sensation as if a copious stool was going to take place when only flatus comes forth; finally a hard stool is voided.
Stools often liquid, containing portions of solid matter.- Diarrhoea and vomiting, with white coated tongue.
Diarrhoea, with hard lumps mixed with the discharge.
Diarrhoea at night with great thirst for cold water.
Generative Organs.–Tenderness over the ovarian region, with nausea, vomiting and white tongue.-.
Distinct pressure in the womb, as if something would come out with hemorrhage.
Chest.–Cough from irritation in the abdomen.
Looking in the fire or hot sun increases the cough.
Skin.–Corns or callosities in the soles of the feet.-.
Crushed finger-nails grown in splits, and like warts, and with horny spots.-.
Complaints after bathing, particularly in cold water.-.
In aged people, inflammation of the skin, corns, horny excrescences, fistulous ulcers; fungus articularis; obesity, excessive hemorrhages and dropsical effusions.-.
Mental Symptoms.–Sentimental mood in the moonlight, particularly ecstatic love.-.
The greatest sadness and woeful mood, in intermittents.-.
Child cannot bear to be touched or looked at.-.
Excessive grief, great emaciation, lowness of spirits, faintness; constant vomiting after eating let it be ever so little, with intense gastralgia. DR. DUVOS.
Aversion to washing, which aggravates his symptoms.
Aggravated in the evening; from getting heated, and from acids.