ROASTED SPONGE SPONGIA
FOR THE TUBERCULAR DIATHESIS.
Especially adapted to diseases of children and women; light hair, lax fibre, fair complexion (Brom.).
Swelling and induration of glands; goitre (Brom.).
Awakens in a fright and feels as if suffocating; as if he had to breathe through a sponge.
Every mental excitement < or increases the cough.
Worse after sleep or sleeps into < (Lach.).
Sore throat, < after eating sweet things.
Thyroid glands swollen even with chin; with suffocative paroxysms at night. Goitre.
Great dryness of mucous membranes of air passages —throat, larynx, trachea, bronchi—"dry as a horn."
Cough: dry, barking, croupy; rasping, ringing, wheezing, whistling; EVERYTHING IS PERFECTLY DRY, NO MUCOUS RALE.
Cough: DRY, SIBILANT, like a saw DRIVEN THROUGH A PINE BOARD; < SWEETS, COLD DRINKS, smoking, LYING WITH HEAD LOW, dry cold winds; < reading, singing, talking, swallowing; > eating or drinking warm things.
Croup: ANXIOUS, WHEEZING, < DURING INSPIRATION (< during expiration, Acon.); < before midnight (< before morning (Hep.).
Palpitation: violent with pain and gasping respiration; awakened suddenly after midnight with suffocation and great anxiety; valvular insufficiency; before or during menses.
Angina pectoris; contracting pain, heat, faintness, suffocation, anxiety and sweat; < after midnight.
Spermatic cord swollen, painful; testicles swollen, bruised, squeezed; after suppressed gonorrhoea or maltreated orchitis.
Spongia follows well: after, Acon., Hep., in cough and croup when dryness prevails; after, Spong., Hep., when mucus commences to rattle.
Compare: Arn., Caust., Iod., Lach., Nux m., sputa loosened but must be swallowed again.