Swelling, induration and stony hardness of glands.
Summer complaints. > at sea. Asthma in sailors which is aggravated on leaving the sea.
FAMILY : Halogen group.
A/F : -Complaints from becoming over heated.
-Chilled when hot.
-Too much clothing.
-Damp warm weather (of spring, summer, autumn).
-Effects of sea side.
MODALITIES : < Dust < Warmth > At sea3 < Overheating < Shore > Shaving < wrapped up < Chilled when hot > From any motion < Lying on left side < Sea bathing > Exercise < When at rest < Warm room > Riding on horse back < From evening until midnight > Nose bleed (Vertigo, head, chest)
MIND : -Anxious apprehensiveness, with great depression of spirits.
-Expects to see things jump around the floor as if someone were behind him.
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -Suited to blue-eyed, fair people especially children with thin white delicate skin, very light hair and eyebrows. SCROFULOUS CONSTITUTIONS.
-LEFT SIDED REMEDY -breast, throat, ovary, headache, left sided mumps. (Exception -affection of right lung).
-Tendency to infiltrate GLANDS, become enlarged, hard but seldom suppurate. Parotid, thyroid, ovaries and mammary glands - swollen and indurated.
-WEAK and EASILY OVERHEATED, THEN SWEATY and SENSITIVE TO DRAFTS.
-Continued yawning and drowsiness with respiratory troubles.
-Respiratory system-Dry CROUPY cough with hoarseness, with rattling of mucus in larynx.
-LARYNGEAL DIPHTHERIA - membrane formation occurs in larynx, spreading upwards.
-Colds start in larynx, go upwards (Merc, Sep) and downwards.
-COLD sensation in larynx when inspiring (Rhus-t, Sulph) >AFTER SHAVING (worse after shaving - Carbo-an).
-Every inspiration provokes cough.
-Spasms of glottis.
-Asthma, INSPIRATION VERY DIFFICULT (Iod) (Chlorum- difficulty in exhaling).
-ASTHMA OF SAILORS GOING ASHORE >when they go to sea again [Clarke ->at seaside is the rule, case of sailors being exception].
-Nose bleed accompanies many affections, especially of chest.
-Endocrines-Hard GOITRE (Spong).
-Even a small goitre oppresses.
-G.I.T.-PILES -Bleed intensely, painful wetting part with saliva.
-Loud emissions of air (noisy flatus) from vagina.
-Extremities-ICY COLDNESS of forearms.
-Hands cold and moist.
KEYNOTES : 1. Asthma of sea faring men when they come to land > AT SEA.
2. Membranous formation occurs in larynx, then runs upwards to fauces.
3. Cold sensation in larynx when inspiring > after shaving.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : - Left sided affections.
- Scrofulous children with enlarged glands.
- >at sea.
- Laryngeal diphtheria with membrane formation in larynx spreading upwards.
- Weak and easily overheated, then extremely sensitive to cold.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : - Left sided.
- Ascending complaints.
CLINICAL : -Acne, Adenopathy, Asthma, Croup, Diphtheria, Glandular indurations, Goitre, Laryngitis, Laryngospasm, Ovarian cysts, Pharyngitis, Rhinitis, Tonsillitis, Tumours.
-Hoarseness caused by weeping.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Compare-Con, Iod, Med, Spong.
-Useful after-Iod, Phos, Spong, Hep-s.
-Antidoted by-Camph, Amm-c, Mag-c, Op.
-Compatible-Arg-nit, (Generally after Brom) Kali-c (Emphysema).