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CISTUS CANADENSIS

(cist)

(Rock Rose) A deep-acting anti-psoric remedy, with marked action in glandular affections, herpetic eruptions, chronic swellings, when patient is EXTREMELY SENSITIVE TO COLD. SENSATION OF COLDNESS IN VARIOUS PARTS. Scrofulous ophthalmia. Poisoned wounds, bites, phagedenic ulcers. MALIGNANT DISEASE OF THE GLANDS OF THE NECK. Cistus has affinity for naso-pharynx; aborts colds that center in posterior nose. Sniffling.

Face
Itching, burning, and crusts on right zygoma. Lupus, caries; open, bleeding cancer. Tip of nose painful.

Mouth
Scorbutic swollen gums. MOUTH FEELS COLD; putrid, impure breath. PYORRHASA. (MERC, COR.; CAUST.; STAPH.; KREOS.) HURTS TO PROTRUDE THE TONGUE.

Ears
Watery discharge; also fetid pus. Tetter on and around ears, extending to external meatus. Throat. Spongy feeling; VERY DRY and COLD AIR PASSING OVER PARTS CAUSES PAIN. Breath, tongue, and throat feel cold. Uvula and tonsils swollen. A small, dry spot in throat; must sip water frequently. Hawking of mucus. Swelling and suppuration of glands of throat. Head drawn to one side by swellings in neck. Sore throat from inhaling the least COLD AIR. Heat and itching in throat.

Stomach
COOL FEELING in stomach before and after eating. COOL FEELING in whole abdomen. Desire for cheese.

Stool
Diarrhoea from coffee and fruit, thin, yellow, urgent; worse in morning. "

Chest
Coldness in chest. The neck is studded with tumors, induration of mammae. Haemorrhage from lungs.

Extremities
Sprained pain in wrist. Tips of fingers sensitive to cold. Tetter on hands. Cold feet. Syphilitic ulcers on lower limbs, with hard swelling around. White swelling.

Sleep
Cannot sleep from coldness in throat.

Female
Induration and inflammation of mammae. Sensitive to cold air. Bad smelling leucorrhoea.

Respiratory
Asthmatic after lying down (trachea feels narrow), preceded by formication.

Skin
Itching all over. Small, painful pimples; lupus. GLANDS INFLAMED AND INDURATED. Mercurio-syphilitic ulcers. Skin of hands hard, thick, dry, fissured; deep cracks. Itching of swollen hands and arms; general itching which prevents sleep. Hemicrania.

Modalities
WORSE, slightest exposure to cold air; mental exertion, excitement. BETTER after eating.

Relationship
Antidotes: RHUS; SEPIA. Compare: CONIUM; CARBO; CALC; ARG. N.

Dose
First to thirtieth attenuation. Locally as a wash to arrest fetid discharges.