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NAPHTHALINE

(naph)

(A chemical compound from Coal-tar; Tar Camphor) Coryza, hay-fever, phthisis pulmonalis, also gonorrhoea have been influenced favorably by this drug. Pyelonephritis. Irritation of the periphery of the urinary apparatus. Whooping-cough.

Head
Lying as if stupefied by a narcotic. Restless. Face pale yellowish hue.

Eyes
Marked affinity for the eye. It produces detachment of the retina; papillo-retinal infiltration; deposits in patches upon the retina; amblyopia and consecutive amaurosis; sparkling synchisis; soft cataract. Exudation in the retina, choroid and ciliary body. Cataract. OPACITY OF THE CORNEA. Urine. Irresistible desire. Meatus red, swollen, and ïedema of prepuce. Black urine. Cutting pain down penis. Pain in bladder. Terribly offensive odor of decomposing ammoniacal urine.

Respiratory
Sneezing; eyes inflamed; painful; head hot. HAY-FEVER. SPASMODIC ASTHMA; better in open air. Soreness in chest and stomach; must loosen clothing. DYSPNOEA and sighing inspiration. Emphysema in the aged with asthma. WHOOPING-COUGH, long and continued paroxysms of coughing, unable to get a respiration. Acute laryngo-tracheitis. Bronchitis when the spasmodic element is associated with tenacious expectoration and oppression. (Cartier.)

Skin
Dermatitis; itching infiltration. Eruptions at comers of mouth and pigmentation around nails. Non-Homeopathic Uses. For worms, and especially pin-worms, one-gramme dose. Externally in skin diseases, five per cent, ointment.

Relationship
Compare: DROS.; CORALL.; COCCUS. TERPIN. HYDRAT. (Whooping-cough, hay asthma and bronchial affections. 1-2 grain doses).

Dose
Third trituration.