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Sep 27, 2011


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Small and Less Used Medicine From Materia Medica Of Dr W. Boericke 

(Fresh Water Sponge)

Soreness of muscles and integuments; worse motion and friction of clothes, with sensitiveness to cold. Glands swollen. General paresis. Basedow’s disease. Lues, bubo, roseola.

Head – Sensation of enlargement and fullness. Pain in forehead and temple, extending to eyeballs, worse in afternoon. Blueness under eyes. Dandruff; scalp sore, dry, tetter-like. Dull, dizzy feeling in head. Coryza, sneezing, watery discharge, with asthmatic breathing and suffocative cough. Influenza. Slight sounds are greatly accentuated.

Eyes – Twitching of left upper lid; eyeballs tender; aching in eyeballs. Intermittent sore pain in eyeball, coming on at 3 p. m.

Respiratory – Cough; worse in afternoon, better in warm room. The mucus flies out of mouth and nostrils. Whooping cough, with thick yellow expectoration; flies out. Hay-fever with asthmatic breathing. Pleuritic stitches in chest, neck and back.

Stomach – Mouth hot. Much thirst. Lancinating pain in pit of stomach extending to vertebra and scapula.

Female – Metrorrhagia; worse at night, with feeling of enlargement of head. [Arg.] Cancer of breast. [Asterias; Con.; Carbo an.; Plumb iod.]

Heart – Indescribable bad feeling about the heart with soreness and pain, flying stitches all over.

Skin – Sore to touch. Freckles. Rhagades .    

Back – Stitches in nape, scapula. Pain in small of back, hips and lower limbs. Very stiff neck. Muscles and skin sore, as if beaten.

Modalities – Worse by cold. Better, by heat.

Relationship – Compare: Merc. Similar but opposite modalities. Spongia; Kali hyd.; Phytol.; Conium.

Complementary: Sulph.; Merc.; Iod.

Dose – First to sixth attenuation. 

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