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COPAIVA

(cop)

(Balsam of Copaiva) Acts powerfully on mucous membranes, especially that of the urinary tract, the respiratory organs, and the skin, here producing a well-marked nettle-rash. Colds and catarrhs.

Head
Excessive sensitiveness; pain in occiput. Dull, frontal headache, passes to occiput and back again, with throbbing, worse right side and motion. Scalp sensitive. Sensitive to sharp sounds.

Nose
Rawness and soreness of nostrils with stopped-up feeling; dryness of posterior nares. Profuse, thick, fetid discharge from nasal passages, running down throat at night. BURNING AND DRYNESS, crusts on turbinated bones. Marked catarrhal condition in upper respiratory tract.

Stomach
Food seems too salty. Gastric troubles during menstruation or following urticaria. Gas and intestinal flatulence, urging to stool and difficult passage with pain.

Urinary
Burning pressure; painful micturition by drops. Retention, with pain in bladder, anus, and rectum. CATARRH OF BLADDER; dysuria. Swelling of orifice. Constant desire to urinate. Urine smells of violets. Greenish, turbid color; peculiar pungent odor.

Rectum
MUCOUS COLITIS. Stools covered with mucus, with colic and chilliness. Burning and itching of anus, caused by piles.

Male
Testicles sensitive and swollen.

Female
Itching of vulva and anus, with bloody purulent discharge. Profuse, strong-smelling menstrual discharge, with pains radiating to hip bones, with nausea.

Respiratory
Cough, with profuse, gray, purulent expectoration. Tickling in larynx, trachea, and bronchi. Bronchial catarrh, with profuse greenish, offensive discharge.

Skin
HIVES, with fever and constipation. Roseola. Erysipelatous inflammation, especially around abdomen. Circumscribed, lenticular patches, with itching; mottled appearance. Chronic urticaria in children. Bullous eruptions.

Relationship
Antidotes: BELL.; MERC. Compare: SANTALUM-(aching in kidneys); CANNAB.; CANTH.; BAROSMA; CUBEB; APIS; VESPA; ERIG.; SENECIO; SEPIA.

Dose
First to third attenuation.