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

      A Nosode. The Syphilitic virus. Preparation. Alcoholic dilutions.


Syphilitic affections. Throat, skin and other troubles due to bad treatment of syphilis years before. Syphilitic dyscrasia, either hereditary or acquired. Chronic eruptions and rheumatism. Ichthyosis. Hereditary tendency to alcoholism.


Mind. Loss of memory; remembers everything previous to his illness. Apathetic; feels as if going insane or being paralyzed. Fears the night and the suffering from exhaustion on awakening. Hopeless; despairs of recovery.

Head. Linear pains from temple across, or from eyes backward; cause sleeplessness and delirium at night. Falling of the hair. Pain in bones of the head. Top of head feels as if coming off.

Eyes. Chronic recurrent phlyctenular inflammation of the cornea; successive crops of phlyctenules and abrasions of epithelial layer of cornea; photophobia intense, lachrymation profuse. Lids swollen; pain intense at night; ptosis. Diplopia; one image seen below the other. Feeling of cold air blowing on the eyes (Acidum fluoricum).

Ears. Caries of the ossicles in ear of syphilitic origin.

Nose. Caries of nasal bones, hard palate and septum, with perforation. Ozaena.

Mouth. Teeth decayed at gum; edges serrated, dwarfed. Tongue coated, teeth-indented; deep longitudinal cracks. Ulcers smart and burn. Excessive flow of saliva; it runs out of mouth when sleeping.

Stomach. Craves alcohol.

Rectum. Feels ties up with strictures. Enemas very painful. Fissures; prolapsus.

Female Organs. Ulcers on labia. Leucorrhoea profuse, thin, watery, acrid, with sharp knife-like pain in ovaries.

Respiratory Organs. Aphonia; chronic asthma in summer, wheezing and rattling (Tart. e.). Cough dry, hard; worse at night; windpipe sensitive to touch (Lachesis). Lancinating pains from base of heart to apex at night.

Limbs. Sciatica; worse at night; better about daybreak. Rheumatism of shoulder-joint; at insertion of deltoid. Run-around. Severe pain in long bones. Redness and rawness between toes (Silicea). Indolent ulcers. Muscles contracted in hard knots.

Skin. Reddish brown eruption, with a disagreeable odor. Extreme emaciation. Sensation of abscesses.

Aggravations. At night. Amelioration during day, moving about slowly.

Compare. Mercurius, Kali hyd., Nitr. ac., Aurum, Alumina

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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