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Materia Medica by Allen



CARBOLIC ACID

(carb-ac)

GLACIAL CARBOLIC ACID

The potencies are made with alcohol (an exception to the rule of preparing acids).

Pains are terrible; COME SUDDENLY, last a short time, disappear suddenly (Bell., Mag. p.).

Profound prostration, collapse; surface pale and bathed in cold sweat (Camph., Carbo v., Ver.).

Physical exertion, even much walking, brings on abscess in some part, but generally in the r. ear. — R. T. COOPER.

Dull, heavy, frontal headache, as if A RUBBER BAND WERE STRETCHED TIGHTLY OVER THE FOREHEAD, from temple TO TEMPLE (Gels., Plat., Sulph.).

When burns tend to ulceration and ichorous discharge.

Putrid discharges from mouth, nose, throat, nostrils, rectum and vagina (Anthr., Psor., Pyr.).

Malignant scarlatina and variola (Am. c).

Lacerated wounds from blunt instruments; bones bare, crushed; much sloughing of soft parts (Calend.).

Longing for whiskey and tobacco (Asar., Carbo v.).

Vomiting: of drunkards, in pregnancy, sea-sickness, cancer; of dark, olive-green fluid (Pyr.).

Dysentery: fluid mucus, like scrapings of mucous membranes, and great tenesmus (Canth.) ; diarrhoea, stool thin, involuntary, black, of an intolerable odor.

CONSTIPATION; WITH horribly offensive breath (Op., Psor.).

Leucorrhoea: acrid, copious, foetid, green.

 

Relations
Compare: Ars., Kreos. in burns; ulcers with unhealthy, offensive discharges, Gels., Mer., Sulph.

Carbolic acid is antidoted by dilute cider vinegar, either externally or internally, when acid has been swallowed accidentally or taken for suicidal purposes.