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BARYTA CARB

(bar-c)

(Carbonate of Baryta) Specially indicated in INFANCY and OLD AGE. This remedy brings aid to scrofulous children, especially if they are backward mentally and physically, are dwarfish, do not grow and develop, have scrofulous ophthalmia, swollen abdomen, take cold easily, and then ALWAYS HAVE SWOLLEN TONSILS. Persons subject to quinsy which is prone to suppurate; gums bleed easily. Diseases of old men when degenerative changes begin;-cardiac vascular and cerebral;-who have hypertrophied prostate or indurated testes, very sensitive to cold, offensive foot-sweats, very weak and weary, must sit or lie down or lean on something. Very averse to meeting strangers. Catarrh of posterior nares, with frequent epistaxis. Often useful in the dyspepsias of the young who have masturbated and who suffer from seminal emissions, together with cardiac irritability and palpitation. Affects glandular structures, and useful in general degenerative changes, especially in coats of arteries, ANEURISM, and senility. Baryta is a cardio-vascular poison acting on the muscular coats of heart and vessels. Arterial fibrosis. Blood-vessels soften and degenerate, become distended, and aneurisms, ruptures, and apoplexies result.

Mind
Loss of memory, mental weakness. Irresolute. Lost confidence in himself. Senile dementia. Confusion. BASHFUL. Aversion to strangers. Childish; grief over trifles.

Head
Vertigo; stitches, when standing in the sun, extending through head. Brain feels as if loose. Hair falls out. Confusion. WENS.

Eyes
Alternate dilatation and contraction of pupils. Photophobia. Gauze before eyes. Cataracts. (CALC; PHOS.; SIL.)

Ears
Hardness of hearing. CRACKLING NOISE. GLANDS AROUND EARS PAINFUL AND SWOLLEN. Reverberation on blowing nose.

Nose
Dry; sneezing; CORYZA, WITH SWELLING OF UPPER LIP AND NOSE. Sensation of smoke in nose. Discharge of thick, yellow mucus. Frequent bleeding. Scabs around wings of nose.

Face
Pale, puffed; sensation as of cobweb. (ALUMINA.) Upper lip swollen.

Mouth
Awakes with dry mouth. Gums bleed and retract. Teeth ache before menses. Mouth filled with inflamed vesicles, foul taste. Paralysis of tongue. Smarting, burning pain in tip of tongue. Dribbling of saliva at dawn. Spasm of oesophagus when food enters. Throat. Submaxillary glands and tonsils swollen. TAKES CCLD EASILY, WITH STITCHES AND SMARTING PAIN. QUINSY. SUPPURATING TONSILS FROM EVERY COLD. Tonsils inflamed, with swollen veins. Smarting pain when swallowing; worse empty swallowing. Feeling of a plug in pharynx. Can only swallow liquids. Spasm of oesophagus as soon as food enters oesophagus, causes gagging and choking. (MERC, COR.; GRAPHIT.) Throat troubles from over use of voice. Stinging pain in tonsils, pharynx or larynx.

Stomach
Waterbrash, hiccough, and eructation, which relieves pressure as of a stone. Hungry, but refuses food. Pain and weight immediately after a meal, with epigastric tenderness. (KALI CARB.) Worse after warm food. Gastric weakness in the aged with possible malignancy present.

Abdomen
HARD AND TENSE, DISTENDED. Colicky. Enlarged mesenteric glands. Pain in abdomen swallowing food. Habitual colic, with hunger, but food is refused.

Rectum
Constipation, with hard, knotty stools. Haemorrhoids protrude on urinating. Crawling in rectum. Oozing at anus.

Urinary
Every time patient urinates, his piles come down. Urging to urinate. Burning in urethra on urinating.

Male
Diminished desire and premature impotence. Enlarged prostate. Testicles indurated.

Female
Before menses, pain in stomach and small of back. Menses scanty.

Respiratory
Dry, suffocative cough, especially in old people, full of mucus but lacking strength to expectorate, worse every change of weather. (SENEGA.) Larynx feels as if smoke were inhaled. Chronic aphonia. Stitches in chest; worse inspiration. Lungs feel full of smoke.

Heart
Palpitation and distress in region of heart. Aneurism. (LYCOP.) Accelerates the heart's action at first, blood pressure much increased, contraction of blood vessels. Palpitation when lying on left side, when thinking of it especially; pulse full and hard. Cardiac symptoms after suppressed foot-sweat.

Back
SWOLLEN GLANDS IN NAPE OF OCCIPUT. Fatty tumors about neck. Bruised pain between scapulae. Stiffness in sacrum. Weakness of spine.

Extremities
Pain in axillary glands. Cold, clammy feet. (CALC) FETID FOOL-SWEATS. Numbness of limbs. Numb feeling from knees to scrotum; disappears when sitting down. Toes and soles sore; soles painful when walking. Pain in joints; burning pains in lower limbs.

Sleep
Talking in sleep; awakens frequently; feels too hot. Twitching during sleep.

Modalities
WORSE, while thinking of symptoms; from washing; lying on painful side. BETTER, walking in open air.

Relationship
Compare: DIGITALIS; RADIUM; ARAGALLUS; OXYTROP; ASTRAG. Complementary: DULC; SILICA; PSORIN. Incompatible: CALC. Antidote for poisonous doses: EPSOM SALTS.

Dose
Third to thirtieth potency, the latter to remove the predisposition to quinsy. Baryta is slow in action, bears repetition.