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Materia Medica by Allen



SPONGIA TOSTA

(spong)

ROASTED SPONGE SPONGIA

FOR THE TUBERCULAR DIATHESIS.

Especially adapted to diseases of children and women; light hair, lax fibre, fair complexion (Brom.).

Swelling and induration of glands; goitre (Brom.).

Awakens in a fright and feels as if suffocating; as if he had to breathe through a sponge.

Every mental excitement < or increases the cough.

Worse after sleep or sleeps into < (Lach.).

Sore throat, < after eating sweet things.

Thyroid glands swollen even with chin; with suffocative paroxysms at night. Goitre.

Great dryness of mucous membranes of air passages —throat, larynx, trachea, bronchi—"dry as a horn."

Cough: dry, barking, croupy; rasping, ringing, wheezing, whistling; EVERYTHING IS PERFECTLY DRY, NO MUCOUS RALE.

Cough: DRY, SIBILANT, like a saw DRIVEN THROUGH A PINE BOARD; < SWEETS, COLD DRINKS, smoking, LYING WITH HEAD LOW, dry cold winds; < reading, singing, talking, swallowing; > eating or drinking warm things.

Croup: ANXIOUS, WHEEZING, < DURING INSPIRATION (< during expiration, Acon.); < before midnight (< before morning (Hep.).

Palpitation: violent with pain and gasping respiration; awakened suddenly after midnight with suffocation and great anxiety; valvular insufficiency; before or during menses.

Angina pectoris; contracting pain, heat, faintness, suffocation, anxiety and sweat; < after midnight.

Spermatic cord swollen, painful; testicles swollen, bruised, squeezed; after suppressed gonorrhoea or maltreated orchitis.

 

Relations
Spongia follows well: after, Acon., Hep., in cough and croup when dryness prevails; after, Spong., Hep., when mucus commences to rattle.

Compare: Arn., Caust., Iod., Lach., Nux m., sputa loosened but must be swallowed again.