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Materia Medica by Allen



BENZOIC ACID

(benz-ac)

A gouty, rheumatic diathesis engrafted on a gonorrhoeal or syphilitic patient.

Gouty concretions; arthritis vaga; affects all the joints, especially the knee, cracking on motion; nodosities (Berb., Lith. c, Lys.).

Urine dark brown, and the urinous odor highly intensified.

Enuresis nocturna of delicate children; dribbling urine of old men with enlarged prostate; strong characteristic odor; excess of uric acid.

Catarrh of bladder after suppressed gonorrhoea.

Diarrhoea of children; white, VERY OFFENSIVE, exhausting liquid stools running "right through the diaper" (Pod.); urine offensive and of a deep red color.

Cough; with expectoration of green mucus (Natr. s.); extreme weariness, lassitude.

Pains tearing, stitching, in large joints of big toe; redness and swelling of joints; gout < at night.

 

Relation
Similar: to, Cop., Nitr., Fer., Thuja, especially in enuresis after Nitr. has failed; Berb., Lith. c. in arthritic complaints.

Useful after Colch. fails in gout; after abuse of Cop. in suppression of gonorrhoea.

Incompatible: wine, which aggravates urinary, gouty and rheumatic affections.