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ACETIC ACID

(acet-ac)

GLACIAL ACETIC ACID

Adapted to pale, lean persons with lax, flabby muscles.; FACE PALE, WAXY (Fer.).

Haemorrhage: from every mucous outlet, nose, throat, lungs, stomach, bowels, uterus (Fer., Mill.): metrorrhagia; vicarious; traumatic epistaxis (Arn.).

Marasmus and other wasting diseases of children (Abrot., Iod., Sanic, Tub.).

GREAT PROSTRATION: AFTER INJURIES (Sulph. ac.) ; AFTER SURGICAL SHOCK; AFTER ANESTHETICS.

Thirst: intense, burning, insatiable even for large quantities in dropsy, diabetes, chronic diarrhoea; but no thirst in fever.

 

Sour belching and vomiting of pregnancy, burning water-brash and profuse salivation, day and night (Lac. ac
salivation < at night, Mer. s.).

Diarrhoea: copious, exhausting, great thirst; in dropsy, typhus, phthisis; with night sweats.

True croup, hissing respiration, cough with the inhalation (Spong.); last stages.

Inhalation of vapor of cider vinegar has been successfully used in croup and malignant diphtheria.

Cannot sleep lying on the back (sleeps better on back, Ars.); sensation of sinking in abdomen causing dyspnoea; RESTS BETTER LYING ON BELLY (Am. c).

Hectic fever, skin dry and hot; RED SPOT ON LEFT CHEEK AND DRENCHING NIGHT SWEATS.

 

Relationship
It antidotes anaesthetic vapors (Amyl); fumes of charcoal and gas; Opium and Stramonium.

Cider vinegar antidotes Carbolic acid.

Follows well: after Cinchona, in haemorrhage; after Digitalis, in dropsy.

It aggravates: the symptoms of Arn., Bell., Lach., Mer.; especially the headache from Belladonna.