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Materia Medica by Allen




Women subject to epileptic and choreic convulsions; spasms of teething children, or from worms.

Convulsions: violent, WITH FRIGHTFUL DISTORTIONS of limbs and whole body; with loss of consciousness of opisthotonos; renewed from slightest touch, noise or jar.

Puerperal convulsions: frequent suspension of breathing for a few moments, as if dead; upper part of the body most affected; CONTINUE AFTER DELIVERY.

Epilepsy: with swelling of the stomach as from violent spasms of the diaphragm; screaming; red or bluish face; lockjaw, loss of consciousness and distortion of the limbs; frequent during the night; recurring, first at short, then at long intervals.

When reading, the letters seem to turn, go up or down or disappear (Coc).

During dentition, grinding of the teeth or gums; compression of the jaws as in lockjaw.

Abnormal appetite FOR CHALK AND INDIGESTIBLE THINGS; for coal or charcoal; child eats them with apparent relish (Alum., Psor.).

Suffer violent shocks through head, stomach, arms, legs, which cause jerkings of the parts; head hot.

Injurious chronic effects from concussions of the brain and spine, especially spasms; trismus and tetanus from getting splinters into flesh (Hyper.).

Pustules which run together, forming thick, yellow scabs, on head and face. Sycosis menti.

Eczema: no itching; exudation forms into a hard lemon-colored crust.

Brain disease from suppressed eruptions.


Compare: Hydr. ac, Hyper., Nux, Strych.


From tobacco smoke (Ign.); touch.