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Materia Medica by Kent
(sul-i)This is a very profound and long-acting remedy affecting all parts of the body with aggravations morning, afternoon, EVENING, NIGHT, and after midnight. Desires open air, WHICH AMELIORATES the most of his symptoms. There is an indescribable feeling throughout the body like a GENERAL PHYSICAL ANXIETY, which compels him to hurry in all his work and when walking. Atrophy of glands, chronic jerking of muscles and a sensation of a band around parts. He takes cold on the slightest provocation, while he desires to be in a cool place, and in the cold air he takes cold from becoming cold. There is a convulsive tendency in the remedy; hysterical and epileptiform. The cavities become dropsical. Some symptoms are better after eating, and others are worse. Emaciation is marked, and it should be of great service in marasmus of children, with increased appetite. Slight exertion brings on all the symptoms: Weakness and palpitation; faint and fainting spells, with palpitation; feels unusually weak when hungry, warm food brings on much distress; formication all over; full feeling in body and limbs; body feels distended, as if there were great vascular engorgement; hemorrhage from internal parts; GREAT HEAT OF THE BODY, which is only a sensation; heaviness of body and limbs; INDURATION OF GLANDS; hard, knotty lymphatic glands in the neck like ropes; induration of muscles. This feature points to its usefulness in carcinoma of glands. When used early it is often able to cure promptly. Inflammation of organs and glands. Injuries with extravasations. Lack of reaction and marked lassitude. The symptoms are worse while lying, but sometimes better after lying a long time. Worse lying on the back and worse in a warm bed. It is an antidote to the over use of mercury. Though he is restless and desires to move, the motion increases his symptoms. From all mucous membranes there is an increased flow. There is numbness in single parts and in suffering parts. There is a marked surging of blood in the body with general pulsation and hot sensations. Pain in bones and glands. These bruised, burning, cutting, jerking, PRESSING, stitching and tearing pains; when heated he sweats much and cannot cool off without taking cold. Its complaints are such as are found in plethoric, full blooded, vascular people. Any kind of hurry or running creates a flush and surging in the body with palpitation and weakness. Many symptoms are one-sided, especially the RIGHT. Sluggishness is a marked feature of the whole complex of symptoms; many symptoms are worse sitting and better standing. He is much worse in the heat of summer, and in the sun's heat. SWELLING OF GLANDS.
Its symptoms are such as are often found in the advanced stages of syphilis, and it is especially useful in such as have been heavily charged with mercury. The symptoms are worse from touch and pressure. Throughout the body there is a feeling of tension. Trembling, internal and external. The muscles twitch and the limbs jerk. The symptoms are worse from walking. The symptoms are worse FROM WARMTH; WARM AIR, WARM BED. WARM ROOM, WARM WRAPS. Marked weariness in the morning; from ascending stairs; after diarrhoea; during menses; from walking. He is worse in wet weather, and better in winter.
Anxiety driving him to keep on the go. Apathy. Aversion to company. When reading and thinking cannot control the mind, Lost confidence in his own ability. Confusion of mind in the morning and evening, and when he exerts the mind. Over-conscientious about small matters. Says he is becoming timid, even cowardly. There are times in the night when he is almost delirious. Illusions of fancy. Sees dead people. Despair, cannot see any brightness in life. Discontented and discouraged. . Dullness of mind. Very excitable. The whole mental state is worse from mental exertion. Dread of exertion. Fear that some unknown trouble is coming to him; of insanity; of misfortune; of people. He finds himself doing things in a great hurry. Walks fast and in a hurry. Strongly inclined to hysterical conduct. Very impatient, cannot wait, but must keep on the go. At times indifferent to all surroundings. She becomes indolent and neglects her housework. She cannot compel herself to attend to her duties. Her mood is very changeable; irritable or mirthful. Mental prostration. Very restless, and forced to keep on the move although moving causes weakness and increases her bodily symptoms. MARKED SADNESS, and dullness of the senses. Would like to sit, but too restless. Starting during sleep. Stupefaction of mind. Persistent thoughts torment her. Weeps much in the evening.
Vertigo in the morning on rising, while lying, during menses, rising from bed, rising from a seat, STOOPING, walking.
The following particulars will yield to this remedy whenever the general symptoms above mentioned strongly predominate.
The scalp feels cold to the patient. Congestion on coughing and during menses. Eruptions on the scalp; crusts, eczema. Itching eruptions and itching without eruptions. Heat in the head and the hair falls out. The hair stands on end. The head feels heavy. Pain in the head in the morning on rising; in the forenoon; in the afternoon. Headache is better in the open air, by cold applications, by motion. Headache worse by binding up the hair, from fasting, from becoming heated, before and during menses, from heat of sun, from talking, from WARM ROOM and from warm wraps on the body. Pain in forehead, over eyes, in the evening, worse from motion. Pain in occiput in the afternoon. Pain in both sides of the head and again on only one side. Pain in temples and vertex. Pressing pains in forehead, over eyes; in occiput; SIDES OF HEAD; temples; vertex. Shooting pains in head; in the temples when stooping. Sore, bruised feeling in head; stitching pains in occiput; sides of head; temples; VERTEX. Tearing pain in temples. Perspiration on scalp; on forehead. PULSATION IN HEAD; in the temples. Tension in the forehead. Wrapping up head brings on headache.
Dullness of eyes, inflammation of conjunctiva. Catarrhal inflammation in psoric patients. The lids feel heavy. Inflammation of the iris in syphilitic subjects. Copious lachrymation in cold air. Pressing, sore, stitching pains. Protrusion of the eyes. Pupils dilated. Redness of eyes and lids. Staring eyes. Sunken eyes with swollen lids. Twitching of the lids. Jaundiced eyes. DIM, foggy vision, and there is FLICKERING and sparks. Diplopia.
Discharge of pus from ear. The ears are hot. Inflammation of eustachian tubes. Buzzing, humming, ringing, and roaring noises in ears. Itching in ears. Aching, pressing, shooting, stitching and tearing pains. Stopped sensation. Hearing acute for noise. Hearing impaired.
It cures our most obstinate catarrhal conditions, with discharges, as follows: Bloody, COPIOUS, EXCORIATING, GREENISH, hard, dry masses; purulent, THICK, YELLOW. Excoriation and itching in nose. Redness of the nose. Coryza fluent in the open air, coryza with cough, long continued. It is a very useful remedy in hay fever. Burning in the nose on blowing it. Pressing pain in roof of nose, loss of smell, sneezing in the EVENING. The nose is swollen. There are small ulcers up in the nose.
Cold face. Discoloration; red, circumscribed redness, SALLOW, YELLOW. Drawn face. Eruptions, acne, boils, pimples, crusty eruptions on the nose. Dry and hot. The expression is haggard and SICKLY. The face is Hippocratic. Induration of the parotid and submaxillary glands. The face is sunken with pain. Burning heat of the face. Swollen glands. Swollen parotid and submaxillary glands. Twitching of the face.
Copious aphthae. Bleeding gums. Tongue coated at base, red at points. Cracked tongue. The gums are detached from the teeth. The TONGUE IS DRY. It overcomes the bad effect of the mercury. Much mucus forms in the mouth. Offensive, even putrid, odor from the mouth. Burning tongue. Salivation. Stammering speech. SWOLLEN GUMS. The taste is bad, BITTER, putrid, sour. Ulcers 'in the mouth and on the gums. Toothache after eating. Tearing pain in teeth.
Choking, constriction of oesophagus. Dryness of throat. Gray exudation in the throat. Tough, viscid, yellow or white mucus in throat. Pain in throat on coughing; when swallowing. Burning in throat and oesophagus. Pressing pain in throat. Sore throat in the morning. Scraping in throat. Swallowing of liquids difficult. Swelling of throat and uvula. Ulcers in throat. It has cured goitre. It has cured indurated lymphatic glands in the neck where they were like knotted ropes. Sore lymphatic glands of neck. Swelling of the lymphatic glands of the neck.
Appetite INCREASED; RAVENOUS; WITH DIARRHOEA; with emaciation; with marasmus in children; without relish of food; appetite wanting. Aversion to food. Desires stimulants, acids, pickles and lemonade. The stomach is easily disordered. Marked distension from gas and sensation of emptiness. Eructations empty, sour, waterbrash. Eructations ameliorate. There is fullness, heartburn, heaviness after eating and hiccough. Chronic indigestion, nausea, at night after eating. Pain in stomach after eating relieved by eructions. Burning, cramping, cutting, gnawing, pressing, stitching pain in stomach. Tenderness of stomach. Pulsation in stomach. Retching from the cough. Sensation of tightness. Thirst in the evening; burning, extreme, unquenchable. Vomiting on coughing; with diarrhoea, after drinking; after eating; after milk. Vomiting bloody bile; food sour, watery.
Atrophy of the liver. Suppurating bubos. Tympanitic, distension of abdomen. Enlarged abdomen. Enlarged liver, mesenteric glands, spleen, lymphatic glands of groin. Much flatulence, HARDNESS OF LIVER, SPLEEN and glands of groin. Inflammation of spleen. It cures many complaints of the liver. Pain in abdomen after eating, before and during menses. Pain in LIVER, in hypogastrium, in inguinal region; in SPLEEN, in region of umbilicus. Burning and cramping in umbilical region. Cutting during stool. Pressing in liver, in hypogastrium, in groin. Soreness and stitching pains in liver. Rumbling and pulsation in abdomen. Suppuration of inguinal glands. Swelling of MESENTERIC GLANDS AND GLANDS OF GROIN.
Constipation with no desire to go to stool for a long time, and great straining to pass a stool. The stool is incomplete and unsatisfactory. Constipation alternating with diarrhoea. The stool is hard, knotty and light colored. There is diarrhoea in the MORNING and evening, worse after eating. Diarrhoea in emaciated people and in aged people. The diarrhoea stools are variable; black, brown, frequent, frothy, offensive, purulent, watery, white, yellow. There is also dysenteric stools of bloody mucus, frequent, purulent, scanty, with tenesmus. Hemorrhoids, heat and ITCHING OF THE ANUS and much flatus passes. Burning in anus after stool.
Retention of urine. Frequent urging to urinate, worse during the night. The urine passes by dribbling, and there is involuntary dribbling. Frequent urination at night. Also in the morning. Prostate gland is enlarged. The urine is albuminous, cloudy, dark, red, copious, milky, offensive, with red sediment. The urine smells like raspberries. There is a cuticle on the urine, and it sometimes becomes scanty.
Erections incomplete, without sexual desire or wanting. Erections troublesome at night. It has cured hydrocele of small boys. Induration of the testes. Itching of the penis; in the urethra. Perspiration of the scrotum. Relaxed genitals. Seminal emissions. Swelling of the testes. It has cured tuberculosis of testes and spermatic cords.
It has cured predisposition to abort. In cancer of the uterus it greatly restrains the progress of the disease and palliates the sufferings where the patient is very vascular, is losing flesh, has a strong appetite and very sensitive to heat. Increased sexual desire. Inflammation of the uterus. COPIOUS LEUCORRHOEA, acrid, bloody, BURNING, THICK and sometimes thin, YELLOW, before and after menses. Menses absent, COPIOUS, frequent, IRREGULAR, painful, of short duration, suppressed. Metrorrhagia. Hard pain in ovaries. Great tenderness of vulva and OVARIES. Prolapsus of uterus.
Catarrh of larynx and trachea. Dryness, crawling and constriction in the larynx. Much hawking. Inflammation of the larynx. Irritation of larynx and trachea. Laryngismus. Much mucus in the larynx and trachea; dark purulent. Pain, soreness and stitching in the larynx. For laryngeal phthisis, is a most useful remedy; where the general symptoms are present. Roughness in the larynx. Tickling in the larynx and trachea in a warm room. HOARSENESS in the morning. Voice rough, weak and lost.
Respiration is fast; ASTHMATIC, IRREGULAR, RATTLING, short, SUFFOCATIVE, and wheezing; difficult at night, on ascending and from least exertion. Desire for deep breath.
It is a highly important cough remedy. Cough MORNING and evening, asthmatic, choking and very exhausting. It is PAROXYSMAL, SPASMODIC, rattling and suffocative. Cough during fever. Dry cough in the morning. Hard cough during the early part of the night. It also has a less cough. Cough from talking and smoking. The cough is relieved in the open air, from becoming cold and from expectoration; worse lying down and better from sitting up. Short hacking cough. Irritation to cough in the larynx and trachea. Expectoration morning and evening; BLOODY, COPIOUS, difficult, GREENISH, mucous, OFFENSIVE, PURULENT, sweetish, tough, VISCID, YELLOW.
Feeling of anxiety in the chest. It is of great service in cancer of the mammae. It is a most valuable remedy in catarrh of the bronchial tubes, CONSTRICTION OF CHEST and heart, dropsy of the pleura, eruptions of the chest. Great heat of chest. Induration of the mammary glands. Inflammation of lungs and bronchial tubes. Inflammation of the pleura, especially where neglected. Itching of the skin. Where the milk becomes suppressed in the nursing woman. Oppression of the chest. Pain in chest on coughing; pain in side of chest, worse on the right side. Pain in the region of the heart. Aching burning and cutting. Cutting in the region of the heart. Pressing in sides of chest on coughing. Stitching in chest on coughing. PALPITATION at night, ON EXERTION, during menses, on motion. It is a very useful remedy in phthisical conditions of the lungs; in ulcerative conditions and cavities. Swelling of the axillary glands. Feeling of weakness in chest.
Itching of the lumbar region. Pain and soreness under scapulse. Pain in lumbar region during menses. Pain in sacrum and coccyx. Stitching in the back; in the lumbar region. Weakness of spine.
Painful gouty nodosities of the fingers. Coldness in upper limbs; hands; legs; FEET AT NIGHT. Convulsive action of muscles in upper limbs. Old corns become painful. Cramps in thighs, LEGS; feet. Vesicles on the limbs. Heat of hands. Heaviness of the limbs; feet. Itching of upper limbs; lower limbs. Numbness of limbs; fingers; legs. Gouty and rheumatic pains in the joints and bones. The soles ache and burn when standing. Pain in upper limbs, worse on motion. Rheumatic pain in limbs. Pain in elbow. Pain in hip; thigh; KNEE; calf; foot. Drawing pains in lower limbs; thighs; knee. Pressing pains in upper limbs. Sore bruised pains in shoulder, upper arms and thighs. STITCHING IN KNEES. Tearing in upper limbs; elbows; knee; leg. Paralysis of lower limbs. Perspiration of hands, cold palms; FEET. Pulsation in limbs. Stiffness of limbs; fingers. Dropsical swelling of limbs; hands; lower limbs; knees; legs; feet. Trembling of all the limbs. Twitching in thighs, weakness of limbs; knees.
Dreams amorous; anxious; of dead people; distressing; nightmare; vivid; sleep is restless. Sleepiness in the evening. Sleepiness during daytime and sleepless at night. Sleeplessness after midnight; waking too early.
Chill at night in bed, better after rising. Internal chill. Warm room does not relieve. Warm bed does not relieve. Shaking chill worse from motion. Quartan or tertian. Fever in the afternoon alternating with chill. External heat. FLASHES OF HEAT. It is a very useful remedy in hectic fever. Internal heat with external chill. Fever without sweat. Chill followed by heat. Wants to be uncovered during heat. Perspiration morning and night in bed. Clammy, cold, exhausting sweat. SWEAT FROM SLIGHT EXERTION; from motion. Profuse sweat during the night. The sweat smells sour.
Anaesthesia. The skin sometimes burns; again it is cold. The skin desquamates. Discoloration; liver spots, red spots; yellow skin; yellow spots. The skin is dry. Eruptions; boils; blood boils; herpes; pimples; psoriasis; pustules; rash; scaly; urticaria. Where eruptions have been suppressed by ointments. Erysipelatous inflammation of the skin. The skin becomes excoriated easily. Excrescenses form upon the skin. Formication. Freckles. Inactivity of the skin. Itching, burning and stinging. Burning in swollen skin. Burning in erysipelas. Pale, spongy, dropsical swelling of skin. Tension of skin. Ulcers: Bleeding; cancerous, INDOLENT; indurated; sensitive SPONGY; suppurating. The discharges from ulcers are bloody, copious, corrosive, thin, watery, yellow.