Chloral Hydrate

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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Dr. S.R. Phatak describes the clinically confirmed symptoms of the homeopathic remedy Chloral Hydrate in his Concise Materia Medica, published in 1977.

Generalities

      This drug affects the brain causing cerebral excitement with hallucinations, and night terrors in children. Heart is dilated or weakened with peculiar fulness and lightness in chest and sense of emptiness in stomach. Muscular prostration. Chorea; long standing, obstinate; patient could neither lie not stand.

Better

      Open air. Being fanned.

Worse

      Alcohol Night. Exertion. Lying down. Hot drinks. Stimulants.

Mind

      Melancholia, idiocy and insanity. Hurried and excited, walks up and down the room, conversing with imaginary beings, or with himself.

Head

      As of a hot band from temple to temple.

Eyes

      Eyeballs; feel too large; blood shot and watery. Objects look white; colour blindness. Eyelids heavy, can hardly lift them.

Ears

      Hears voices.

Face

      Face and eyelids are swollen, can hardly see, urticaria.

Stool

      Bileless.

Urinary organs

      Bed wetting; passes water in bed copiously without knowing it, during later part of night.

Respiratory organs

      Dyspnoea. As of a weight on chest. Inspires through the nose, expires through the mouth when lying on back.

Heart

      Weak or dilated.

Skin

      Urticaria; worse by night disappears by day; suddenly appear from chill, better by warmth; worse alcohol. Skin stone cold.

Sleep

      Sleepless from fatigue. Horrid dreams.

Related

      Apis., Canc-fl.

About the author

S.R. Phatak

S.R. Phatak

A pioneer of Homoeopathy in Maharashtra, Dr Shankar Raghunath Phatak was born on 6th September, 1896. He did his MBBS from Grant Medical College, in 1924. Started his practice but somehow not satisfied with Allopathic Treatment.

He was convinced about Homoeopathy while going through Sir William Osler's writings on 'History of Medicine' so switched over to an entirely Homoeopathic Practice in 1932. He also started working on Homoeopathic literature along with his Practice.

He has contributed immensely to homoeopathic literature. He was an ardent follower of Dr Boger. His Repertory is based on Boger's ''A Synoptic key to Materia Medica'.

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