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COCAINA

(cocaine)

(An Alkaloid from Erythroxylon Coca) Besides the great usefulness of Cocaine as a local anaesthetic, it has specific homeopathic uses, though the symptoms are mainly clinical only. Sensation AS IF SMALL FOREIGN BODIES OR WORMS WERE UNDER THE SKIN.

Mind
Talkative. Constant desire to do something great, LO UNDERTAKE VAST FEATS OF STRENGTH. Cerebral activity. Frightful persecutory hallucinations; sees AND FEELS BUGS AND WORMS. MORAL SENSE BLUNTED. Personal appearance neglected. Thinks he hears unpleasant remarks about himself. Hallucinations of hearing. Irrational JEALOUSY. Insomnia.

Head
Throbbing and bursting sensation. PUPILS DILATED. Hearing greatly increased. Roaring and noises in head.

Eyes
Glaucoma, increased tension, decreased corneal sensibility. Eyes staring, expressionless. Throat. Dry, burning, tickling, constricted, paralysis of muscles of deglutition. Speech difficult.

Stomach
Loss of appetite for solid food. LIKES SWEETS. HAEMORRHAGES from bowels, stomach. Nervous System. Chorea; paralysis agitans; alcoholic tremors and senile trembling. Local sensory paralysis. Formication and numbness in hands and forearms.

Sleep
Restless, cannot sleep for hours after retiring.

Fever
Coldness with intense pallor.

Relationship
Compare: STOVAIN (an analgesic, a vasomotor dilator). Antidote to disagreeable effects occasionally resulting from injection of cocaine into skin or gums, drop doses of nitro-glycer. 1% sol.

Dose
Lower potencies. As a local application to mucous membranes, 2-4%.