ARGENTUM METALLICUM

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Symptoms of the homeopathic medicine ARGENTUM METALLICUM from A Text Book of Materia Medica and Therapeutics by A.C. Cowperthwaite. Find all the symptoms of ARGENTUM METALLICUM

      Pure Metallic Silver. Preparation. Triturations. General Analysis Acts prominently upon the mucous membranes of the digestive, respiratory and genito-urinary tracts; also upon the articulations and their component elements bones, cartilages, ligaments, etc.; cartilaginous surfaces; cartilages of the ears, Eustachian tube, nose, false ribs, tarsal cartilages, etc. It also acts upon the spinal nerves, causing pains in various parts and a tendency to spasmodic action of muscles. It also acts upon the glandular organs and upon the heart. Characteristic Symptoms Mind Increased cheerfulness and disposition to talk the whole time. Head Suddenly giddy, as if a midst were before the eyes (Gelsemium), vertigo, with difficulty in controlling his senses. Pressing pain, with dullness in forehead, with drawing pressure in occiput and stupor. Pressive, tearing pains, at the temporal bones, increased by touch. Aching, drawing pains in left temple. Crawling and whirling in the head as if drunken. Eyes Margins of lids swollen, red and thick (Antim crud., Graphites, Lycopodium, Mercurius). Violent itching of lids and corners of eyes (Sulphur). Ears Corrosive itching of the lobules of both ears. Stitching, tearing, drawing pains. Nose Excessive, fluent coryza, with sneezing (Aconite, Arsenicum, Euphrasia, Mercurius cor.); mornings. Tingling and itching in nose, then bleeding. Face Pressing and tearing in facial bones; drawing, tearing in right zygoma. Swelling of upper lips (Calcarea c.). Mouths Dryness in the mouth; foetid breath. Tongue sore, and burning vesicles. Throat Region of sub-maxillary glands swollen; neck stiff; swallowing difficult, as from internal swelling; has to force every mouthful down the throat. Sticky, tough saliva on palate causing scratching. Viscid, gray, jelly-like mucus in pharynx, easily hawked up; Has been used mostly in malarial fevers, and in malarial conditions in general, with the characteristic symptoms (see General Analysis). Intermittents checked by quinine, enlarged spleen, etc. Toothache, worse in damp weather, and immediately after lying down in bed. Lumbo-abdominal neuralgia, worse in damp weather. Diarrhoea, Asthma and bronchitis, always worse at night on lying down. Simple periostitis, or caries of os calcis boring, digging pains.

THERAPEUTICS

A valuable remedy in chronic laryngitis and hoarseness, especially in public singers or speakers. Cough from laughing or talking, or from irritation in larynx, with characteristic expectoration. Chronic pharyngeal catarrh with same expectoration, and with much rawness and soreness when coughing, not when swallowing. Arthralgia and arthritic inflammation of the joints. Rheumatic pains in limbs and back, generally worse when sitting, better when lying down. Irritability of the heart. General anaemia with oedematous feet. Diabetes, especially insipidus. Gonorrhoea and gleet, with symptoms already given. Orchitis. Seminal emissions without excitement or loss of sexual power. Bad effects from onanism. Prolapsus and other uterine and ovarian diseases, with symptoms already named. Hectic fever. Ailments from abuse of mercury.

About the author

A.C. Cowperthwaite

A.C. Cowperthwaite

A.C. (Allen Corson) Cowperthwaite 1848-1926.
ALLEN CORSON COWPERTHWAITE was born at Cape May, New Jersey, May 3, 1848, son of Joseph C. and Deborah (Godfrey) Cowperthwaite. He attended medical lectures at the University of Iowa in 1867-1868, and was graduated from the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia in 1869. He practiced his profession first in Illinois, and then in Nebraska. In 1877 he became Dean and Professor of Materia Medica in the recently organized Homeopathic Department of the State University of Iowa, holding the position till 1892. In 1884 he accepted the chair of Materia Medica, Pharmacology, and Clinical Medicine in the Homeopathic Medical College of the University of Michigan. He removed to Chicago in 1892, and became Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics in the Chicago Homeopathic Medical College. From 1901 he also served as president of that College. He is the author of various works, notably "Insanity in its Medico-Legal Relations" (1876), "A Textbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics" (1880), of "Gynecology" (1888), and of "The Practice of Medicine " (1901).

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