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Ailments which are < by, or which depend upon, DAMPNESS OF WEATHER, DAMP HOUSES OR CELLARS (Aran.).

Patient feels every change from dry to wet; cannot tolerate sea air, nor eat plants that thrive near water; a constitution in which the gonorrhoeal poison is most pernicious; recovers slowly from every sickness.

Every spring, skin affections reappear (Psor.).

Inability to think (Nat. c).

Sad, gloomy, irritable; worse in morning; dislikes to speak or be spoken to (Iod., Sil.).

Depressed; LIVELY MUSIC MAKES HER SAD; satiety of life; must use great self-control to prevent shooting himself.

MENTAL TRAUMATISM; mental effects from injuries to head; chronic brain effects of blows, falls.

Granular lids: LIKE SMALL BLISTERS (Thuja); green pus and terrible photophobia; gonorrhoeal or sycotic.

Nosebleed during menses (instead of menses, Bry., Puls.).

Toothache > by cold water, cool air (Coff., Puls.).

Dirty, greenish-gray or brown coating on tongue.

Diarrhoea: sudden, urging, gushing, much flatus; ON FIRST RISING AND STANDING ON THE FEET; after a spell of wet weather; living or working in basements.

Gonorrhoea: GREENISH-YELLOW, PAINLESS, thick discharge (Puls.); chronic or suppressed (thick, green, Kali iod.).

Dyspnoea: desire to take a deep breath during damp, cloudy weather.

Humid asthma in children; WITH EVERY CHANGE TO WET WEATHER; with every fresh cold; always worse in damp, rainy weather; sputa green, greenish, copious (greenish gray, Cop.).

Sycotic pneumonia: LOWER LOBE OF LEFT LUNG; great soreness of chest, during cough, has to sit up in bed and hold the chest with both hands (Nic. — r. lung, Bry.).

Spinal meningitis: VIOLENT CRUSHING GNAWING PAINS AT BASE OF BRAIN; head drawn back; spasms with mental irritability and delirium; violent congestion of Mood to head; delirium; opisthotonos.


Compare: Nat. m. and Sulph., which are very similar; Thuja and Merc, in syphilis and sycosis occurring in hydrogenoid constitutions.


Damp basements or dwellings; damp weather (Aran., Ars. i., Dul.); rest; lying.


Dry weather; pressure, sitting up (cough); changing position (but > in wet weather, Caust.); open air.

Must change position frequently, but it is painful and gives little relief (Caust.).