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HELODERMA

(helo)

(Gila Monster) The result of the bite is a benumbing paralysis like paralysis agitans or locomotor ataxia. There is no tetanic phase-a condition almost reverse in objective symptoms to Hydrocy. acid or Strychnia. The most unusual action of the drug is noted upon the eye of the mouse. THE EYEBALL BECOMES MORE PROMINENT and the cornea shows opacities. The exophthalmus is due to the pressure of the blood behind the eyeball (Boyd). Homeopathically, it is indicated in many forms of disease characterized by GREAT COLDNESS-"arctic" coldness. Cold waves from occiput to feet or ascending.

Head
Very depressed. Sensation as if would fall to right side. COLD band around head; cold pressure within the skull. Eyelids heavy. Pain beginning in right ear, extending round back of head to left ear.

Face
Cold crawling feeling, as if facial muscles were tight.

Mouth
Tongue cold, tender, and dry. Very thirsty. Swallowing difficult. Breath cold.

Chest
Cold feeling in lungs and in heart. Slow labored thumping of heart.

Back
Coldness across scapulae. Burning along spine.

Extremities
Numbness and trembling. Cyanosis of hands. Coldness. Sensation as if walking on sponge, and as if feet were swollen. Staggering gait. Cock's gait. When walking, lifts feet higher than usual, and puts down heel hard. Feet cold as ice or burn. Stretching relieves pains in muscles and limbs.

Fever
INTERNAL COLDNESS, as if frozen to death. Cold rings around body. Cold waves. (ABIES C; ACON.) COLD SPOTS. Arctic coldness. Temperature subnormal-96°. (CAMPH.)

Relationship
Compare: LACERTA-Green Lizard (skin eruptions. Vesicles under tongue. Increased mental acumen. Difficult swallowing. Constant accumulation of saliva in the mouth. NAUSEA; violent pressure in stomach). CAMPHOR; LACHESIS.

Dose
Thirtieth potency.