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EUPHRASIA

(eupr)

(Eyebright) Manifests itself in inflaming the conjunctival membrane especially, producing profuse lachrymation. Patient is better in open air. Catarrhal affections of mucous membranes especially of eyes and nose. Profuse ACRID lachrymation and bland coryza; worse, evening. Hawking up of offensive mucus.

Head
Bursting headache with dazzling of eyes. CATARRHAL HEADACHE, with profuse discharge from eyes and nose.

Nose
PROFUSE, FLUENT CORYZA, with violent cough and abundant expectoration.

Eyes
CATARRHAL conjunctivitis; discharge of acrid matter. THE EYES WATER ALL THE TIME. Acrid lachrymation; bland coryza. (Opposite: CEPA.) Discharge thick and exoriating. (MERCUR. thin and acrid.) Burning and swelling of the lids. Frequent inclination to blink. Free discharge of acrid matter. Sticky mucus on cornea; must wink to remove it. Pressure in eyes. Little blisters on cornea. Opacities. Rheumatic iritis. Ptosis. (GELS.; CAUST.)

Face
Redness and heat of cheeks. Stiffness of upper lip.

Stomach
Vomiting from hawking mucus. Nausea and bitterness after smoking.

Rectum
Dysentery. Prolapse ani. Pressure down in anus when sitting. CONSTIPATION.

Female
Menses PAINFUL; FLOW LASTS ONLY AN HOUR OR DAY; late, scanty, short. AMENORRHEA, WITH OPHTHALMIA.

Male
Spasmodic retraction of genitals, with pressure above pubic bone. Condyloma and sycotic excrescences. PROSTATITIS. Nocturnal irritability of bladder; dribbling urine.

Respiratory
Frequent yawning when walking in open air. Profuse, fluent coryza in morning, with much cough and expectoration. Influenza. Gags when clearing the throat in morning. Whooping-cough only in day-time, with profuse lachrymation.

Skin
First stage of measles; eye symptoms marked. Consequence of external injuries.

Sleep
Yawning when walking in open air. Sleepy during day.

Fever
Chilly and cold. Sweat mostly on chest, at night during sleep.

Modalities
WORSE, in evening, indoors, warmth; south winds; from light. BETTER, from coffee, in dark.

Relationship
Antidotes: CAMPH.; PULS. Compare: HYDROPHYTTUM-Burr-flower-(catarrhal inflammation of eyes; hot lachrymation with itching, swollen lids, dull headache; also for effects of Poison-Oak); CEPA; ARS.; GELS.; KALI HYD.; SABADILLA.

Dose
Third to sixth potency.