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Monday, July 12, 2010

HEPAR SULF [Hep]:

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-T. F. Allen.

Generalities
The characteristic features are, sensitiveness to open air, easy and profuse sweating. Sharp, splinter-like pains and tendency to suppuration, or profuse secretions.
Mind
General stupidity; weak memory, depression of spirits.
Head
Pain in one-half of the brain as from a nail or plug; headaches generally relieved by binding the head tightly. Scalp sensitive.
Eyes
General inflammation, with sharp, stinging pains. Clinical. Tendency to ulcerations of the cornea; purulent inflammations within the eye, especially hypopyon. Conjunctival catarrh, with muco-purulent discharge. Purulent inflammation of the lachrymal sac.
Nose
Inflammation of the nostrils, swelling and pain like a boil. Discharge bloody, offensive. The bones are sore to the touch.
Face
Swelling of the upper lip. Bones of the face painful to touch.
Mouth
Toothache on opening the mouth and after cold drinks; sometimes worse in a warm room, and better in the open air, worse on biting. Generally offensive odor from the mouth. Swelling of the gum, painful when touched. Aphthous patches on the inside of lips and cheeks and on the tongue.
Throat
A sensation as if a splinter were sticking in the throat on swallowing, sometimes extending towards the ear. Scraping and rawness in the throat. Constant hawking of mucus. Tonsils inflamed and swollen, threaten to suppurate.
Stomach
Desire for acids and wine. Aversion to fat. Great thirst. Distention of the pit of the stomach. Frequent eructations; sometimes fetid, sometimes hot, sour. Vomiting, of bile, or of green acrid water, after much retching. Gnawing as from acids.
Abdomen
Distended and tense. Stitches in the hypochondria. Swelling and suppuration of the inguinal glands.
Rectum and Stool
Loss of power to expel even a soft stool. Stool soft, clay- colored, sometimes with bloody mucus and tenesmus.
Urinary Organs
Bladder weak, urine flows very slowly, some seems to remain in the bladder. Urine dark red, hot; acrid, burning; sometimes bloody. Clinical. Inflamed kidneys, especially after Mercury, with soreness in the region of the kidneys. An oily film on the surface of the urine.
Sexual Organs
Clinical. Venereal ulcers, with fetid discharge and stinging pains. Herpes of the prepuce, which is sensitive and bleeds. Abscess of the labiae, with splinter-like pains. Very foul leucorrhoea.
Respiratory Organs
Speech very weak, voice lost. Hoarseness, painless. Cough hoarse, paroxysmal, (<) the slightest cold, caused by tickling in the upper part of the throat, left side, (<) talking and stooping. Cough rough, scraping, suffocative, in the evening on going to sleep. Dyspnoea. Clinical. Indicated in a late stage of croup, hoarseness, free secretion of mucus, difficult breathing. Bronchitis; loose, rattling cough, aggravated by cold air; towards morning. Chronic pneumonia, with threatening abscess. Cough, aggravated by drinking. A child cries after coughing.
Chest
Clinical. Suppuration of the mammary glands. Swelling and suppuration of the axillary glands. Foul perspiration in the axillae.
Extremities
General stinging and drawing pains in the back and limbs. Bruised pain in the small of the back extends into the thighs. The skin of the hands and feet cracks.
Skin
Unhealthy; slight injuries suppurate. Soreness and moisture in folds. Ulcers bleed easily and have a foul odor. Skin very sensitive to the slightest cold and to touch. Burning itching, but after scratching white blisters form.
Sleep
Sleepy all day, especially in the morning and evening, with spasmodic yawning. Sleeplessness after midnight. Frequent starting from sleep, as if he could not get his breath.
Fever
Chilliness in the open air, or from the slightest draft. Chill at night, when the pains are much increased. Dry heat at night. Sweats at night. Profuse sweat on the slightest motion; sour, sticky, offensive.
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