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CHIMAPHILA UMBELLATA

(chim)

(Pipsissewa) Acts principally on kidneys, and genito-urinary tract; affects also lymphatic and mesenteric glands and female mammae. Plethoric young women with dysuria. Women with large breasts. Hepatic and renal dropsies; chronic alcoholics. Incipient and progressive cataracts. One of the remedies whose symptoms point to its employment in bladder affections, notably catarrh, acute and chronic. SCANTY URINE, AND LOADED WITH ROPY, MUCO-PURULENT SEDIMENT. PROSTATIC ENLARGEMENT.

Head
Pain in left frontal protuberance. Halo about the light. Itching of eyelids. Stabbing pain in left eye with lachrymation.

Mouth
Toothache, worse after eating and exertion, better cool water. Pain as if tooth was being gently pulled.

Urinary
Urging to urinate. Urine turbid, offensive, containing ropy or bloody mucus, and depositing a copious sediment. Burning and scalding during micturition, and straining afterwards. MUST STRAIN before flow comes. Scanty urine. Acute prostatitis, retention, and FEELING OF A BALL IN PERINEUM. (CANN. IND.) Fluttering in region of kidney. SUGAR IN URINE. Unable to urinate without standing with feet wide apart and body inclined forward.

Female
Labia inflamed, swollen. Pain in vagina. Hot flashes. Painful TUMOR OF MAMMA, not ulcerated, with undue secretion of milk. Rapid atrophy of breasts. Women with VERY LARGE BREASTS and tumor in the mammary gland with SHARP pain through it.

Male
Smarting in urethra from neck of bladder to meatus. Gleet. Loss of prostatic fluid. Prostatic enlargement and irritation.

Skin
Scrofulous ulcers. Glandular enlargements.

Extremities
Feeling of a band above left knee.

Modalities
Worse, in damp weather; from sitting on cold stones or pavements: left side.

Skin
Itching; erythema, urticaria, icterus, vesication, pustules, purpura. Great sensitiveness. Shriveled skin.

Fever
Chill daily at 3 p.m. Painful swelling of various veins during a chill. Shivering even in a warm room. Anguish. Subnormal temperature.

Relationship
Compare: CHIN, SALICYL. (Deafness, tinnitus, and Meniere's disease.) ARS.; EUPAT.; METHYL, BLUE. CAMPHOR MONO-BROMIDE (is said to intensify the action of Quinine and render it more permanent.) BAJA, an East Indian drug, (said to be almost infallible in intermittent fever, quartan type; pulsating headache injected eyes, flushed face. Liver and spleen enlarged. Oedema.) Also PAMBOTANO, Mexican remedy for intermittent and tropical fevers. Antidotes: PARTHENUM; NATR. MUR.; LACH.; ARN.; PULS.

Dose
First to third triturations; also thirtieth potency and higher.