Family. – Gorgoniaceae. Common name. – Red Coral. Preparation. – Triturations.
Through the ganglionic nervous system this remedy exerts its important action upon the respiratory tract, causing a catarrhal condition and giving rise to difficult breathing and profuse accumulation of mucus.
Head. Sensation as though wind passed through the skull, on rapid motion, or on shaking the head. Head seems very large, as it if were three times its natural size. extremely violent headache pressing out at the forehead, obliging him to move the head from side to side, which does not relieve, and is only relieved for a short time by almost complete uncovering of the burning hot body. Headache very violent, as if the parietal bones were forced asunder, aggravated by stooping.
Eyes. Eyes hot and painful, with sensation as if swimming in tears. Extremely sensitive drawing pain in the external wall of the left orbit, whence the pain extends down beneath the cheek bones.
Nose. Dry coryza, nose stopped up; ulcerated nostrils. Violent fluent catarrh of odorless mucus, looking like melted tallow. Epistaxis, especially at night.
Face Left zygoma painful, as if bruised, worse when touched. Pain in left articulation of lower jaw as if sprained, when moving the jaw.
Throat Submaxillary glands of left side swollen and painful, worse when swallowing or bending the head forward.
Male Organs. Glans and inner surface of prepuce sensitive, red and swollen, secreting a yellowish-green, offensive matter. Red, flat ulcer on glans and inner surface of prepuce, exuding a yellowish moisture.
Respiratory Organs. On deep inspiration, sensation as if icy-cold air were streaming through the air-passages, with some provocation to cough, and much difficult hawking of bronchial mucus, in the morning; difficult oppressed respiration. Convulsive spasmodic cough occurring in paroxysms (Drosera, Osm.).
Compare Belladonna, Cocc. cacti, Drosera, Mercurius, Nitr. ac., Nux v.
Corallium has proved a valuable remedy in whooping cough when the paroxysms occur in rapid succession and are extremely violent, causing the child to become purple in the face, followed by exhaustion and vomiting of mucus. Has also been used in nasal and pharyngeal catarrh, with profuse discharge. Balanitis. Venereal ulcers on glans or prepuce, exuding a yellowish moisture. Chancres having a coal-red hue. Farrington says a combination of syphilis and psora. Smooth spots on body having a coral-red hue, changing to the coppery color characteristic of syphilis.