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AMMONIUM CARBONICUM

(am-c)

SMELLING SALTS

Haemorrhagic diathesis, fluid blood and degeneration of red blood-corpuscles; ulcerations tend to gangrene.

Stout, fleshy women with various troubles in consequence of leading a sedentary life; delicate women who must have the "smelling-bottle" continually at hand; readily catch cold in winter.

Children dislike washing (Ant. c, Sulph.).

Loses breath when falling asleep, must awaken to get breath (Grind., Lach.).

Ill-humor during wet, stormy weather.

Headache: sensation of fullness, as if forehead would burst (Bell., Glon.).

Nosebleed: when washing the face (Am., Mag. c.) and hands in the morning, from left nostril; AFTER EATING.

Ozaena, blowing bloody mucus from the hose frequently; blood rushes to tip of nose, when stooping.

Stopping of nose, mostly at night; MUST BREATHE THROUGH THE MOUTH, a keynote even in diphtheria; long-lasting coryza; "snuffles" of infants (Hep., Nux, Samb., Sticta).

Putrid sore throat; tendency to gangrenous ulceration of tonsils; glands engorged.

In diphtheria or scarlatina when THE NOSE IS STOPPED UP; child cannot sleep because it cannot get its breath.

Cholera-like symptoms at the commencement of menstruation (Bov., Ver).

Menses: too early, profuse, preceded by griping colic; acrid, makes the thighs sore; copious at night and when sitting (Zinc.) ; with toothache, colic, sadness ; FATIGUE, especially of thighs; yawning and chilliness.

Leucorrhoea: watery, burning from the uterus; acrid, profuse from the vagina; excoriation of vulva.

Dyspnoea with palpitation, worse by exertion or on ascending even a few steps; worse in a warm room.

One of the best remedies in emphysema.

Cough: dry, from tickling in throat as from dust, every morning from 3 to 4 A. M. (Kali a).

Panaritium: deep-seated periosteal pain (Dios., Sil).

Body red, as if from scarlatina (compare, Ailan.).

Malignant scarlatina with deep sleep; stertorous breathing. Miliary rash or faintly developed eruption from defective vitality; threatened paralysis of brain (Tub., Zinc).

 

Relations
It antidotes, poisoning with Rhus and stings of insects.

Affects the right side most.

Inimical: to, Lachesis.

 

Aggravation
Cold, wet weather; wet poultices; from washing; during menses.

 

Amelioration
Lying on abdomen (Acet. ac.) ; on painful side (Puls.) ; in dry weather.