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Cough-dry, barking, croupy, cardiac warm food or drink. 
Suffocation causes anxiety. 
Swelling of spermatic cord and testicles, with pain and tenderness. Orchitis. 

COMMON NAME : Roasted Sponge 
MODALITIES : < Mental excitement 3 < After eating sweet 3 < Smoking 2 < Lying with head low 3 < Dry cold winds 3 < Reading 2 < Singing 2 < Talking 2 < Swallowing 2 < Before midnight 3 < Ascending 2 < Full moon 2 < Thinking about complaint 2 < Inspiration 2 < After sleep 2 < Roused from sleep 2 < Before or during menses > Eating or 3drinking warm things > Descending 
MIND : -Irresistible desire to sing; with excessive mirth; followed by sadness. 
-Fear of future; tired of life. 
-Anxiety fear of death with suffocation due to choking sensation. 
-Timidity fear and terror of approaching death; that she will cough. 
-Weeps with dreams, with whooping cough, with heat, with sweat. 
-Despondent about loss of sexual power. 
-Obstinate and improper behaviour. 
-Every excitement increases the cough. 
-Weeping and inconsolable mood. 
-Anxiety during flushes of heat. 
-Despair during the heat. 
-Fears of heart disease. 
-Ideas abundant on closing eyes. 
-Witty -Suicidal disposition, during perspiration. 
-Quarrelsomeness alternates with gaiety and laughter. 
-Somnabulism, STARTING FROM SLEEP. Starting from trifles. 
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -Especially adapted to diseases of children and women with light hair, lax fibre, flabby, blue eyes, often with a tubercular diathesis. 
-Dryness of mucous membrane of air passages, tongue, throat, larynx, trachea, bronchi. Dry as a horn. No Discharge. 
Rawness and soreness of chest throat, larynx, trachea, mucous membranes, due to dryness. 
-Inflammation and glandular enlargement, especially of thyroid, testis, ovary. Swelling becomes hard, indurated. 
-Exhaustion and heaviness of body after slight exertion and orgasm of blood to chest, face. He must lie down. 
-Sensation as if breathing through sponge. 
-Sensation as if plug in throat, lump in the throat accompanied by difficulty in breathing. 
-Sensation as if something alive or moving in the abdomen. 
-Sound as if saw is driven through pine board when coughing. 
-Throat-Clears throat constantly. 
-Throat symptoms > lying on back < after eating sweet things. 
-Goitre with suffocative spells, touching neck or pressure. -Swallows water in small quantity and with difficulty. 
-Respiratory system-Cough, hollow, barking, crowing, sawing or tight, ringing, whistling, wheezing. 
-Coughs like a saw driven through a pine board. 
-Everything is perfectly dry, no mucous rales. 
-Hoarseness, larynx dry, burns constricted painful. 
-Croup worse during inspiration. 
-Chest weak, can scarcely talk. 
-Tuberculosis of larynx. 
-Suffocation as from a plug, valve or leaf in larynx, and wakes with violent painful palpitation and blue lips with heavy sweat. 
-Anxious, gasping breathing. 
-Voice gives away when singing or talking. 
-Asthma, must throw head back. 
-Asthma especially after cold things and exposure to dust and wind. 
-As if air were passing into glands of neck, on breathing. 
-C.V.S.-Cough of cardiac origin. 
-Rapid and violent palpitation with dyspnoea cannot lie down, also feels best resting in horizontal position. 
-Valvular insufficiency. 
-Angina pectoris, faintness and anxious sweat. 
-Blood surging upto neck, head and face with asthmatic symptoms. 
-Hypertrophy of heart especially right, with asthmatic symptoms. 
-Rheumatic endocarditis, Aneurism of aorta. 
-Surging of heart into chest as if it would force out upward. 
-Male genitalia-Spermatic cord swollen, painful, testicles swollen, bruised. 
-Suppressed gonorrhoea or maltreated orchitis. 
-Female genitalia-Amenorrhoea with Asthma. 
KEYNOTES : -Cough and sore throat from sweets, better by eating and drinking especially, warm things. 
-Cough dry, sibilant, like or saw driven through or pine board. 
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : -Affections of the respiratory organs from sweets and cold things, relieved by eating and drinking (especially warm). 
-Children with fair complexion, lax fibre, swollen glands. 
-Exhausation and heaviness of the body after slight exertion with orgasm of blood to chest and face. 
-Heart affections and cough of valvular heart disease. 
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : -Dryness of mucous membranes. Dry as a horn. 
-Cough < after eating sweets, before midnight > eating or drinking warm things. 
-Awakens, suddenly after midnight with pain and suffocation is flushed, hot, frightened to death. 
CLINICAL : -Spongia relieves the cough and the concomittants of an aneurysm of the descending aorta - Dr.Hughes. 
-Asthma depending upon Tuberculosis- Dr.Boehr. 
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Remedies that precede well-Acon, Hep-s (in croup). 
-Remedies that follow well-Brom, Bry, Carb-v, Con, Hep-s, Kali-b, Nux-v, Rhus, Puls. 
When dryness is replaced by ratting in chest Hep-s. 

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