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SYPHILINUM

(syph)

(The Syphilitic Virus - A Nosode) Utter prostration and debility in the morning. Shifting rheumatic pains. Chronic eruptions and rheumatism. Ichthyosis. Syphilitic affections. Pains from darkness to daylight; decrease and increase gradually. Hereditary tendency to alcoholism. ULCERATION OF mouth, nose, genitals, skin. SUCCESSION OF ABSCESSES.

Mind
Loss of memory; remembers everything previous to his illness. Apathetic; FEELS AS IF GOING INSANE OR BEING PARALYZED. FEARS THE NIGHT, and the suffering from exhaustion on awakening. Hopeless; DESPAIRS OF RECOVERY.

Head
Linear pains from temple across, or from eyes backward; cause sleeplessness and delirium at night. FALLING OF THE HAIR. Pain in bones of head. Top of head feels as if coming off. Stupefying cephalalgia.

Eyes
CHRONIC, RECURRENT, PHLYCTENULAR INFLAMMATION OF CORNEA; successive crops of phyetenules and abrasions of epithelial layer of cornea; photophobia intense, laehrymation profuse. Lids swollen; PAIN INTENSE AT NIGHT; ptosis. Tubercular iritis. Diplopia; one image seen below the other. Feeling of cold air blowing on eye. (FLUOR. AC)

Ears
Caries of ossicles in ear of syphilitic origin.

Nose
Caries of nasal bones, hard palate and septum, with perforation; ozena.

Mouth
Teeth decay at gum; edges serrated, dwarfed. Tongue coated, teeth-indented; deep longitudinal cracks. Ulcers smart and burn. EXCESSIVE FLOW OF SALIVA; IT RUNS OUT OF MOUTH WHEN SLEEPING.

Stomach
CRAVES ALCOHOL.

Rectum
Feels tied up with strictures. Enemas very painful. Fissures, prolapse.

Extremities
Sciatica; worse at night; better about daybreak. Rheumatism of shoulder-joint, at insertion of deltoid. Run-around. Severe pain in long bones. Redness and rawness between toes. (SIL.) Rheumatism, muscles are caked in hard knot or lumps. ALWAYS WASHING THE HANDS. Indolent ulcers. Muscles contracted in hard knots.

Female
Ulcers on labia. Leucorrhoea PROFUSE, THIN, WATERY, ACRID, with sharp, knife-pain in ovaries.

Respiratory
Aphonia; chronic asthma in summer, wheezing and rattling. (TART. EMET.) Cough dry, hard; worse at night; windpipe sensitive to touch. (LACH.) Lancinating pains from base of heart to apex at night.

Skin
Reddish-brown eruption, with a disagreeable odor. Extreme emaciation.

Relationship
Compare: MERC; KAL. HYD.; NIT. AC; AUR. ALUM.

Modalities
WORSE, at night, sundown to sunrise, seashore, in summer. BETTER, inland and mountains, during day, moving about slowly.

Dose
The highest potencies only, and in infrequent doses.