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RUMEX CRISPUS

(rumx)

YELLOW DOCK POLYGONACEAE

For the tubercular diathesis, extremely sensitive skin and mucous membranes.

Extremely sensitive to open air; hoarseness; worse evenings; after exposure to cold; voice uncertain.

TICKLING IN THROAT PIT, causing dry, teasing cough.

Dry, incessant, fatiguing cough; worse from changing air or room (Phos., Spong.); evening after lying down; touching or pressing the throat pit; lying on left side (Phos.); FROM slightest inhalation of cold air; covers head with bedclothes TO MAKE AIR WARMER; little or no expectoration.

The cough is < in cool air or by anything which increases the volume or rapidity of inspired air.

Sensation of lump in throat; descends on swallowing, but returns immediately.

Raw sensation in larynx and trachea when coughing (Caust.).

Urine; involuntary with cough (Caust., Puls., Sil.).

Early morning diarrhoea; from 5 to 10 A.M. (Aloe, Nat. s., Pod., Sulph.) ; stools painless, profuse, offensive ; sudden urging, driving out of bed in morning.

Skin: itching of various parts; < by cold, > by warmth; WHEN UNDRESSING, UNCOVERING OR EXPOSING TO COLD AIR (Hep., Nat. s., Olean.).

 

Relations
Compare: Bell., Caust., Dros., Hyos., Phos., Sang., Sulph.

 

Aggravation
COOL OR COLD AIR; lying down (Hyos.).

 

Amelioration
Warmth; KEEPING MOUTH COVERED to exclude cold air.