Indicated in the treatment of almost every disease resting upon a constitutional basis expressed in the leucophlegmatic temperament and the ailments to which it predisposes. Among these may be named: derangements of nutrition, glandular affections; catarrhal disorders; indigestion; diarrhoea; constipation; menstrual derangements; coughs and many serious diseases of the respiratory organs; gall-stone colic; affections of the nervous system, including the psychoses tumors, polypi, and a long list of other phases of morbid action, all characterized by symptoms peculiar to this remedy.
Children of fair complexion; large; with flabby skin, large, open fontanelles, perspiring so freely about the head that they keep the pillow wet on which they are resting.
Patients, especially women, easily exhausted from slight physical exertion, though they may look vigorous; tired from going up stairs; get breathless, so they must sit down and rest.
Discouraged; fears she never will get well, that she will become insane; that others are noticing that she is losing her mind.
Great sensitiveness to cold air.
Feet always cold and damp; feel as though the stockings were wet; soles of feet raw.
Takes cold at every change of weather.
Headache; heavy; from within outwards; one part at a time. Feeling of heat and congestion alternates with sense of coldness.
Hallucinations of smell; thinks he smells gunpowder, bad eggs, compost.
Nasal catarrh with fetid, yellow discharge and offensive odor in the nose.
Otorrhoea, muco-purulent, with glandular enlargement, crackling and stitching, pulsating pains in the ears.
Sour taste; sour eructations; sour diarrhoea.
The epigastric region appears as though ?caved in? with protruding abdomen of drumlike hardness.
Great longing for (hard-boiled) eggs, marked in children who are convalescing.
Aversion to meat and hot food (boiled); craves indigestible things, as starch, pencils, sweets. Milk does not agree with him.
Indigestion with morbid, ravenous hunger.
Abdomen bloated, hard, with incarcerated flatulence and cutting pain; swelling of inguinal glands.
Diarrhoea of undigested food, pale, watery, sour.
Constipation of large, hard stools, or of stools first hard and then pasty, then thin and watery.
Aching, burning, jerking in the rectum.
Chest very sensitive to pressure and touch.
Cough at night; worse from dampness.
Cough, with oppression on the chest and soreness in the sub-clavicular region. Tight at night, loose in the morning and forepart of the day, with free, yellow expectoration.
Cough with expectoration, during the day only of thick, yellow mucus; bloody expectoration.
Tendency to uterine displacements.
Menses too early, too profuse, too protracted with dizziness and cold feet; flow returns from least excitement.
Leucorrhoea milky, copious, with burning, itching; of little girls.
Itching and burning of genitalia of both sexes.
Urine dark-brown, fetid, with white sediment.
Worse in cold air; water; from washing; damp weather; in the morning; from ascending; during full moon.
Better from dry weather; lying on painful side; fresh air; after lying down; from loosening garments.
(First Lessons in the Symptomatology of Leading Homoeopathic Remedies by H. R. Arndt, M. D. Philadephia. Boericke and Tafel.)