Common name: Puff-Ball
Has a marked effect on the skin, producing eruption like eczema, also upon the circulation, predisposing to h├ªmorrhages; marked languor and lassitude. Adapted to stammering children, old maids with palpitation; and “tettery” patients. Stage of numbness and tingling in multiple neuritis. Asphyxia due to charcoal fumes.
Enlarged sensation (Arg n). Awkward; everything falls from hands. Sensitive.
Sensation as if head were enlarging, especially of occiput. Distensive headache; worse early morning, open air, lying. Discharge from nose stringy, tough. Dull, bruised pain in brain. Stammering (Stram; Merc). Scalp itches; worse, warmth; sensitive; must scratch until sore.
Scurf and crusts about nostrils and corners of mouth. Lips chapped. Bleeding of nose and gums. Cheeks and lips feel swollen. Acne worse in summer; due to use of cosmetics.
Sensation as of a lump of ice. Intolerant of tight clothing around waist.
Diarrh┼ôa before and during menses. Menses too early and profuse; worse at night. Voluptuous sensation. Leucorrh┼ôa acrid, thick, tough, greenish, follows menses. Cannot bear tight clothing around waist (Lach). Traces of menses between menstruation. Soreness of pubes during menses. Metrorrhagia; Parovarian cysts.
Colic, with red urine; relieved by eating. Must bend double. Pain around umbilicus. Stitches through perineum towards rectum and genitals.
Chronic diarrh┼ôa of old people; worse at night and early morning.
Great weakness of all joints; clumsiness with her hands, drops things from hands. Weariness of hands and feet. Sweat in axill├ª; onion smell. Tip of coccyx itches intolerably. Moist eczema on back of hand. Itching of feet and legs. ┼Ædema in joints after fracture.
Blunt instrument leave deep impression on the skin. Urticaria on excitement, with rheumatic lameness, palpitation and diarrh┼ôa (Dulc). Itching on getting warm. Eczema, moist; formation of thick crusts. Pimples cover the entire body; scurvy; herpetic eruptions. Pruritus ani. Urticaria on waking in the morning, worse from bathing. Pellagra.
Reference: HOM┼ÆOPATHIC MATERIA MEDICA
by William BOERICKE