Elaps corallinus

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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

Generalities

      Like all other snake poisons; the poison of Coral snake disorganises the blood, producing black discharges esp. haemorrhages. Sensation of internal coldness in chest, stomach worse after cold drinks. Adynamic sepsis. Spasms, then paralysis. Oscillatory movements. Right side feels weak, insensible or paralysed. Mucous membranes wrinkled. As of a heavy load or weight on the affected part. Twisting sensation.

Worse

      Approach of storms. Cold; drinks, food, air. Dampness. Night. In room. Touch. Warmth of bed. Fruits.

Better

      Rest. Walking Better nosebleed and pain in abdomen and chest.

Mind

      Horror of rain. Fear; being left alone; causes chattering of the teeth and trembling. Shuddering from least contradiction, with pricking. Imagines he hears someone talking; dreads to be left alone. Can speak but cannot understand speech. Angry about one’s self, does not wish to be spoken to.

Head

      Vertigo-falls forwards. Weight and pain in forehead. Rushes of blood to the head. Faints, with vomiting or on stooping.

Eyes

      Black rings before eyes (left). Large red fiery spots, before the eyes.

Ears

      Cerumen black and hard. Sudden nightly deafness, with roaring, cracking in ears. Illusions of hearing. Otorrhoea; offensive, watery; with deafness, itching.

Nose

      Naso-pharynx stuffed up. Chronic nasal catarrh; with foetid odour and greenish crusts. Pain from nose to ears, on swallowing. Ozaena. Nosebleed, black like ink; after a blow.

Face

      Red spots on face. Bloated. Dull yellowish colour.

Throat

      Spasmodic contractions of oesophagus and pharynx; food and liquids are suddenly arrested and then fall heavily into the stomach. Sensation of a sponge in oesophagus. Painful, difficult swallowing for solids and liquids. Paralysis of oesophagus.

Stomach

      Drinks and fruits feel like ice in stomach, and causes coldness in chest. Desire for sweetened buttermilk. Sensation as if food turned like corkscrew on swallowing. Thirst.

Abdomen

      Bowels feel twisted together in a knot. Stools of black frothy blood.

Urinary

      Urine red. Discharge of mucus from urethra.

Female

      Dysmenorrhoea with black blood. Sensation as if something burst in the womb, then continuous stream of dark coloured blood, Better when urinating. Discharge of black blood between menses.

Respiratory

      Air hunger. Coldness in chest after drinking. Stitches in apex of right lung. Cough with terrible pain through lungs. Lungs seem forcibly separated. Haemoptysis; black, like ink and watery.

Extremities

      Arms weak. Arms and hands swollen bluish. Knee joints feel sprained. Pricking under the nails. Peeling off_palms and finger tips. Icy cold feet.

Sleep

      Dreams of business; of dead persons. Bites hand, during sleep.

Fever

      Cold perspiration all over. Skin hot, dry.

Related

      Crot-h; Helo.

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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