Indicated in affections of the mucous membrane, with ropy, tough, secretion (expectoration, nasal discharge, leucorrhoea, stools, etc.). In affections of the throat (diphtheria), stubborn and neglected nasal catarrh and ozaena, gastric and intestinal ulceration, coughs (membranous croup), pustular eruptions and ulcerations. Acts best upon persons of light complexion, of indolent disposition, with history of syphilis of scrofulosis. Has been used in nephritis.
Tongue mapped; broad, flat, indented; red, smooth, slimy (dysentery).
Nasal catarrh, with fetid smell and offensive, greenish-yellow, viscid discharge. Sniffles of infants.
Sticking pain in the nose; pressure at root of nose; loss of smell.
Ulceration of nasal septum.
Tough, elastic plugs in the nose, with raw surface underneath.
Ropy, tough, stringy discharge from mouth and throat.
Throat sore, dry. Deposits of pseudo-membrane on soft parts. Bladder-like appearance of the uvula, which is badly swollen and faintly red. Pain shooting up into the ear.
Hard, painful swelling of the parotids.
Hoarseness, worse toward evening.
Cough, harsh and with tenacious, yellow stringy expectoration.
Dysentery; stools like jelly, brown, frothy; sensation as of a plug in the anus.
Ropy mucus in the urine, clogging up the urethra.
Pustules and ulcers on the penis, with stitching pain, worse at night, syphilitic.
Pustules, resembling small-pox, with burning pain.
Deep ulcers, with punched-out edges.
Bone-pains, shifting, tearing, worse in the cold; with soreness and bruised pain.
Worse in the open air; takes cold easily.
Better from heat.
(First Lessons in the Symptomatology of Leading Homoeopathic Remedies by H. R. Arndt, M. D. Philadephia. Boericke and Tafel.)