Indicated in gastric disturbances of children who are inclined to get fat and are subject to skin troubles; often useful in rheumatic and gouty pains and in chronic diseases due to the suppression of an eruption.
Excessively irritable, fretful, sulky.
Child cannot bear to be touched or looked at; objects to being washed.
Face covered with pimples; cracks in the corners of the mouth; yellowish crusts on cheek and chin.
Tongue coated thick white, as though covered with milk or whitewashed.
Moist eruption on and behind ears.
Finger-nails split easily; horny growth under the nails.
Horny excrescences over the body.
Gums spongy; bleed easily.
Appetite abnormal; craves acids and pickles.
Constant belching of gas.
Diarrhoea, watery, slimy, windy; stools mixed with hard lumps.
Cough from tickling in the chest, worse from going into a warm room.
Thick, hard scabs over the body; on the chin; bleed when touched.
Skin covered with pimples and vesicles.
Soles of feet very sensitive; horny growths on the feet.
Worse in the evening; when heated; in the heat of the sun; from cold bathing.
Better in the cool, open air.
(First Lessons in the Symptomatology of Leading Homoeopathic Remedies by H. R. Arndt, M. D. Philadephia. Boericke and Tafel.)