Common names. Sulphate of Magnesia. Epsom Salts. Preparation. Triturations.
GENERAL ANALYSIS AND THERAPEUTICS.
The chief action is upon the skin, the digestive system, the urinary organs and the female organs. It has been in disturbances of these functions that it has been used. It is said to be especially useful in diabetes, and is often indicated in rheumatism.
Stomach. Frequent eructations, tasting like bad eggs (Arnica). Rising of water in the mouth.
Abdomen. Distention and fulness after a moderate meal. Rumbling with emission of flatus; followed by diarrhoea.
Urinary Organs. Stitches and burning in the orifice of the urethra after urinating. Stream intermits and dribbles. The urine passed in the morning copious, bright yellow, soon becomes turbid, and deposits a copious red sediment. The urine is greenish as passed; is of a clear color, and in a large quantity. Diabetes.
Female Organs. Thick leucorrhoea, as profuse as the menses, with weary pain in the small of the back and thighs, on moving about. Some blood from the vagina between the menses. Menstruation returned after fourteen days; the discharge thick, black and profuse. Menses too early; intermit.
Neck and Back. Bruised and ulcerative pain between the shoulders, with a feeling as of a lump as large as a fist, on which account she could not lie upon her back or side; relieved by rubbing. Violent pain in the small of the back, as if bruised and as before menstruation.
Limbs. The left arm and foot fall asleep in bed in the morning after waking. Rheumatic pains, worse at night.
Skin. Small pimples over the whole body, itch violently. Suppressed itch (Sulphur). Crawling in the tips of the fingers of the left hand; better on rubbing. Warts.
Fever. Chill from 9 to 10 A.M. Shuddering in back; heat in one part and chill in another.
Compare. Aloe, Phosphorus ac., Hepar., Sulphur