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Materia Medica by Allen




Constitutions with aversion to open air and dislike to exercise, mental or physical; imbecility.

GREAT DEBILITY: caused by heat of summer (Ant. c.); exhaustion FROM LEAST EFFORT, mental or physical; ready to drop after a walk; chronic effects of sunstroke.

Chronic effects of sunstroke; now, with return of hot weather, suffers from headaches.

Emaciation with pale face and blue rings around the eyes, dilated pupils; dark urine; anaemic; milky, watery skin and great debility.

INABILITY TO THINK or to perform any mental labor; causes headache; feels stupefied if he tries to exert himself; comprehension slow, difficult.

Intolerable melancholy and apprehension; is wholly occupied with sad thoughts.

Attacks of anxiety and restlessness during a thunder storm (Phos.) ; < from music (Sab.).

Headache: from slightest mental exertion; from SUN or WORKING UNDER GASLIGHT (Glon., Lach.) ; with tension in nape or occiput before menses; head feels too large, as if it would burst.

Face pale, with blue rings around the eyes; eyelids swollen; catarrh; mucus in throat and posterior nares; constantly hawking to clear the throat; dropping into the throat from posterior nares.

Catarrh: extends to posterior nares and throat; hawking much thick mucus from throat; profuse discharge during day, stopped at night (Nux).

Thick, yellow, green, offensive, musty, hard discharge from nose; often ceasing after a meal.

Aversion to milk; diarrhoea from it.

Bearing down as if everything would come out (Agar., Lib, Mur., Sep.); heaviness, < sitting, > by moving.

Discharge of mucus from vagina after an embrace, causing sterility.

Easy dislocation and spraining of ankle (Led.) ; so weak that it gives way; foot bends under (Carbo an., Nat. m.).


Compare: Nat. s., for yeast-like vomiting; Cal., Sep.

Follows well: after, Sep. in bearing down.


From music; IN THE SUN; excessive summer heat; MENTAL EXERTION; a thunder storm.