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BENZOICUM ACIDUM

(benz-ac)

(Benzoic Acid) The most marked characteristic pertains to the odor and color of the urine. It has a marked action on metabolism. It produces and cures symptoms of a uric acid diathesis, with urine highly colored and very offensive, and gouty symptoms. Renal insufficiency. Child wants to be nursed in the arms, will not be laid down. Pains suddenly change their locality. Anti-sycotic. Gouty and asthmatic.

Mind
Prone to dwell on unpleasant things in the past. Omits words in writing. Depression.

Head
Vertigo inclination to fall sideways. Throbbing in temporal arteries, causes puffing around ears. Noises when swallowing. Ulceration of tongue. Swelling behind ears. (Caps.) Cold sweat on forehead. Pricking, puckered constriction of mouth, bluish and bleeding gums. Wens.

Nose
Itching of septum. Pain in nasal bones.

Face
Copper-colored spots. Red, with little blisters. Circumscribed redness of cheeks.

Stomach
Sweat while eating; pressure in stomach, sensation of a lump.

Abdomen
Cutting about navel. Stitching in liver region.

Rectum
Stitches and CONSTRICTED feeling. Puckering constriction of rectum. Itching and watery elevations around anus.

Stool
Frothy, OFFENSIVE, LIQUID, light-colored, like soapsuds, bowel movements mostly windy. Urine. REPULSIVE ODOR; changeable color; brown, acid. ENURESIS; dribbling, OFFENSIVE URINE OF OLD MEN. Excess of uric acid. Vesical catarrh from suppressed gonorrhoea. Cystitis.

Respiratory
Hoarse in morning. Asthmatic cough; worse night; lying on right side. Chest very tender. Pain in region of heart. Expectoration, green mucus.

Back
Pressure on spinal column. Coldness in sacrum. Dull pain in region of kidneys; worse, wine.

Extremities
Joints crack on motion. Tearing with stitches. PAIN IN TENDO ACHIUIS. Rheumatic gout; nodes very painful. Gouty deposits. Ganglion; swelling of the wrist. Pain and swelling in knees. B union of great toe. Tearing pain in great toe.

Fever
Cold hands, feet, back, knees. Chilliness; cold sweat. Internal heat on awakening.

Skin
Red spots. Itching in spots.

Modalities
WORSE, in open air; by uncovering.

Relationship
Useful after Colchic. fails in gout; after Copaiva in gonorrhoea. Compare: NITRIC ACID; AMMON. OENZ.; SABINA; TROPOEOLUM -Garden Nasturtium-(FETID URINE). Antidote: COPAIVA. Incompatible: WINE.

Dose
Third to sixth potency.