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HIPPURIC ACID

(hip-ac)

(Proved by Dr. Wm. B. Griggs) Its chief action is on the external tissues of the eyes and nasopharynx, joint surfaces, liver and mucous membranes. Right side especially affected, general muscular soreness.

Head
Pain over right eye, dull, constant, worse in warm room. Eyelids inflamed and swollen. Throat. Sore, raw, dry, swallowing difficult, foul odor, gummy exudate; thickness and infiltration of all tissues around throat.

Stomach
Acid rising. Lump in pit of stomach. Soreness and pressure over liver.

Female
Menstrual flow for three weeks with complete relief of muscular and joint pains.

Extremities
Backache extending down hips. Pain in shoulders and extremities and sore swollen joints. Pain in middle of thigh posteriorly shooting down right leg. Tired, grating sensation in the joints.

Skin
Itching, burning. Papules looking like goose flesh on chest.

Relationship
Benzoic acid seems to be an analogue.

Dose
Lower potencies.