Calcarea Caustica

Last modified on January 25th, 2019

Calcarea Caustica signs and symptoms of the homeopathy medicine from the Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by J.H. Clarke. Find out for which conditions and symptoms Calcarea Caustica is used

      Aqua Calcis. Ca H2 O2. Quicklime is slaked in distilled water. Afterwards alcohol is added and the clear liquid decanted.

Clinical

Back, pains in. Coccygodynia. Corns. Feet (pains in heels). Hoarseness. Jaw, affection of. Malar bones, pain in. Neuralgia. Paralysis. Rheumatism. Spleen, affections of. Stiff-neck. Tapeworm. Toothache.

Characteristics

*Calc-caust. has been extensively proved. The most marked symptoms are: Thought very difficult. Confusion in the head. Vertigo, as if room turning in a circle. Sticking, tearing, throbbing pains in various parts. Pain in right eye as if a foreign body were in it. Burning and tearing in eyes. Tearing in right cheek-bone, and in right articulation of jaw. Toothache every night, 2 a m., with feeling as if teeth were fuzzy and too large (a fuzzy sensation was noticed in other parts). Mucus in throat, burning, sensation as if a bone were sticking in it. Burning in stomach. Tapeworm passes. Hoarseness, with pain in throat, rawness in trachea and cough. Stitches in chest. Stiffness and tearing in all regions of back and in coccyx. Tearing in either shoulder down arms. Tearing in left tendo Achillis, left heel. Sticking in corns. As an external application in the form of compresses, Lime-water has an ancient repute in allaying inflammation of many kinds. It has rapidly dispelled all inflammatory action in cases of appendicitis, and has removed all suffering in an aggravated case of phagedenic piles. As with *Calcarea c., there is worse of most symptoms in the evening. Toothache 2 a.m. worse From motion. Worse From hanging down limb. The *Calcarea worse from working in water is paralleled by ” pains in hands and feet after a foot-bath.”.

Relations.

*Compare: Besides the Calcareas, Rhus-t. (pain in joint of jaw), Mez. and Mag-c. (pain in malar bones), Valer. (pain in heel), Pic-ac. and Sepia (loins), Hepar and nitricum acidum (bone sensation in throat).

SYMPTOMS.

Mind

Thought very difficult. Weary and peevish on waking, as if he had been intoxicated.

Head

Confusion of the head, especially left side. Vertigo, as if room turning in a circle, thinks she will fall from chair. Throbbing in frontal sinus better by contracting skin of forehead.

Eyes

Burning in eyes, evening by candlelight. Pain in right eye as if foreign body under upper lid, in 1 eye on rising in morning as if a thorn in it.

Face

Tearing in right cheek-bone. Violent pain, swelling, stiffness of right joint of jaw. Lips unusually red.

Teeth

Severe toothache every night, 2 a m., as if tooth was fuzzy and too large, with tensive pain in left ear as if something was sticking in it. Teeth feel too large, fuzzy.

Mouth

Mouth offensive, palate feels as if mucus were upon it, but none is expectorated.

Throat

Mucus in throat, difficult to raise, almost causing vomiting. Hawking of granular, glutinous material like cooked rice. Burning in fauces and oesophagus caused by water. Sensation as of a bone sticking in pharynx.

Stomach

Severe hunger three hours after eating. Nausea followed by vomiting of some fluid.

Abdomen

Sticking in both hypochondria, especially severe in left Pain in left side of region of spleen as if a ball were turning on its axis. Constrictive pain in abdomen, griping, stitches. Violent stitches in small intestines when bending forward.

Stool and Anus

Three thin stools before breakfast and one immediately after. Painful stool as if a nail were scratching in anus. Thin, pasty stool with much mucus immediately after breakfast. Passed many pieces of tapeworm. haemorrhoids. Sticking, tearing motions in rectum extending towards anus. Crawling in rectum and anus.

Female Sexual Organs:-

 

Menses eight days too early.

Respiratory Organs

Stitches in larynx, left half. Hoarseness, with pain in throat, feeling of rawness in trachea, cough. Cough with stitches in chest, expectoration of mucus and blood. Sternum: oppression, pressive sticking under, stitches across. Stitches in left chest.

Neck and Back

Stiffness of neck, of back of neck, of all neck muscles. Tearing in nape. Violent pains in scapulae extending into small of back, when sitting, worse on inspiration. Tearing between shoulders. Tearing in both scapulae, between shoulders, then through neck and occiput as far as forehead. Sensation in both shoulder-blades as if they were fuzzy and had gone to sleep (8 p-m.). Pain in small of back, on waking better by moving about. Pressive, drawing pains, sticking, tearing, in small of back. Tearing in coccyx.

Limbs

Trembling in limbs, could not continue work, better by eating a piece of bread. Rheumatic pain alternating in all the joints. Wandering pains. Pains in hands and feet after a foot-bath.

Upper Limbs

Tearing in shoulders, arms and axillae. Paralysed condition of right hand. Stitches and tearing in left wrist.

Lower Limbs

Severe tension in lower extremities. Stitches in hip-joints. Tearing in knees, in right side of right tibia down to toes, in left tendo Achillis, in left heel. Sticking in a corn.

Skin

Rash-like eruption on forehead. Biting, itching vesicles, on neck and back extending later to occiput and behind ears.

Sleep

Restless, many dreams, nightmare.

Fever

Violent chill with chattering teeth 7 to 7.30 p-m.

About the author

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica

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