DAPHNE MEZEREUM THYMELACEAE
For light-haired, irresolute persons of a phlegmatic temperament.
Eczema and itching eruptions AFTER VACCINATION.
Hypochondriacal and despondent; indifferent to everything and every one; angry at trifles and perfectly harmless things, but is soon sorry for it.
Toothache: in carious teeth (Kreos.) ; feel elongated, dull pain when biting on them and when touched with tongue, < at night; > with mouth open and drawing in air; roots decay (rev. of Mer.).
Headache, violent after slight vexation; painful on the slightest touch; right sided.
The head is covered with thick, leather-like crust, under which thick and white pus collects here and there; hair is glued and matted together; pus after a time is ichorous, becomes offensive and breeds vermin.
Ulcers with thick, yellowish-white scabs, under which thick, yellow pus collects.
Vesicles appear around the ulcers, itch violently, burn like fire (Hep.) ; shining, fiery-red areola around.
Linen or charpie sticks to the ulcers, they bleed when it is torn away.
Eczema: intolerable itching, < in bed and from touch; copious, serous exudation.
Neuralgic burning pains after zona.
Bones, especially long bones, inflamed, swollen; nightly pains going from above downwards; after abuse of Merc, after venereal diseases; caries, exostoses, tumors soften from within out.
Pain in periosteum of long bones < at night in bed, least touch, in damp weather (Mer., Phyt.).
Child scratches face continuously, which is covered with blood; eruptions moist; itching worse at night; inflammatory redness of face.
Compare : Caust, Guaiac, Phyt., Rhus.
Cold air: cold washing; at night; touch or motion; bad effects of mercury or alcohol.
Epidemics occurring in January and February often call for Mezereum.