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ANTHRACINUM

(anthr)

ANTHRAX POISON A NOSODE

In carbuncle, malignant ulcer and complaints with ULCERATION, SLOUGHING AND INTOLERABLE BURNING.

When Arsenicum or the best selected remedy fails to relieve the burning pain of carbuncle or malignant ulceration.

Haemorrhages: blood oozes from mouth, nose, anus or sexual organs; black, thick, tar-like, rapidly decomposing (Crot.).

Septic fever, rapid loss of strength, sinking pulse, delirium and fainting (Pyr.).

Gangrenous ulcers; felon, carbuncle, erysipelas of a malignant type.

Felon; the worst cases, with sloughing and terrible burning pain (Ars., Carb. ac, Lach.).

Malignant pustules; BLACK OR BLUE BLISTERS; often fatal in twenty-four or forty-eight hours (Lach., Pyr.).

Carbuncle; WITH HORRIBLE BURNING PAINS; discharge of ichorous offensive pus.

Dissecting wounds, especially if tendency is to become gangrenous; septic fever, marked prostration (Ars., Pyr.).

Suspicious insect stings. If the swelling changes color and red streaks from the wound map out the course of lymphatics (Lach., Pyr.).

Septic inflammation from absorption of pus or other deleterious substances, with burning pain and great prostration (Ars., Pyr.).

Epidemic spleen diseases of cattle, horses and sheep.

Bad effects from inhaling foul odors of putrid fever or dissecting-room; poisoning by foul breath (Pyr.).

Hering says: "To call a carbuncle a surgical disease is the greatest absurdity. An incision is always injurious and often fatal. A case has never been lost under the right kind of treatment, and it should always be treated by internal medicine only."

 

Relations
Similar: to, Ars., Carb. ac, Lach. Sec, Pyr., in malignant and septic conditions.

Compare: Euphor. in the terrible pains of cancer, carbuncle or erysipelas when Ars. or Anth. fail to amel.

 

ANTIMONIUM CRUDUM (ant-c)

SULPHIDE OF ANTIMONY

For children and young people INCLINED TO GROW FAT (Cal.); for the extremes of life.

Old people with morning diarrhoea, suddenly become constipated, or alternate diarrhoea and constipation ; pulse hard and rapid.

Sensitive to the cold, < after taking cold.

Child is fretful, peevish, cannot bear to be touched or looked at; sulky, does not wish to speak or be spoken to (Ant. t., Iod., Sil.) ; angry at every little attention.

Great sadness, with weeping.

Loathing life.

Anxious lachrymose mood, the slightest thing affects her (Puls.) ; abject despair, suicide by drowning.

Irresistible desire to talk in rhymes or repeat verses.

Sentimental mood in the moonlight, especially ecstatic love; bad effects of disappointed affection (Cal. p.).

Nostrils and labial commissures sore, cracked and crusty.

Headache: after river bathing; from taking cold; alcoholic drinks; deranged digestion, acids, fat, fruit; suppressed eruption.

Gastric complaints from OVER-EATING; stomach weak, digestion easily disturbed; a thick milky-white coating on the tongue, which is the red strand of the remedy; very subject to canker sores in the mouth (Arg. n., Sulph.).

Longing for acids and pickles.

Gastric and intestinal affections; from bread and pastry; acids, especially vinegar; sour or bad wine; after cold bathing; over-heating; hot weather.

Constant discharge of flatus, up and down, for years; belching, tasting of ingesta.

Mucus: in large quantities from posterior nares by hawking; from anus, ICHOROUS, OOZING, staining yellow; MUCOUS PILES.

Disposition to abnormal growths of the skin; fingernails do not grow rapidly; crushed nails grow in splits like warts with horny spots.

Large horny corns on soles of feet (Ran. b.) ; VERY SENSITIVE WHEN WALKING, especially on stone pavements.

Loss of voice from becoming over-heated.

Cannot bear THE HEAT OF SUN; worse from over-exertion in the sun (Lach., Nat. m.); < from over-heating near the fire; EXHAUSTED IN WARM WEATHER; ailments from sunburn.

Whooping-cough: < by being over-heated in the sun or in a warm room; from cold washing.

When symptoms reappear they change locality or go from one side of the body to the other.

Aversion to cold bathing; child cries when washed or bathed with cold water; cold bathing causes violent headache; causes suppressed menses; colds from swimming or falling into the water (Rhus).

 

Relations
Complementary: Squilla.

Similar: to, Bry., Ipec, Lye, Puls., in gastric complaints.

Follows well: after, Ant. c, Puls., Mer., Sulph. .

 

Aggravation
After eating; cold baths; acids or sour wine; AFTER HEAT OF SUN OR FIRE; extremes of cold, or heat.

 

Amelioration
In the open air; during rest; after a warm bath.