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Concomitant Symptoms


Concomitant are often confused with another set of symptoms that comes with a disease. Sometimes two or more set of symptoms appear at a time and mistakenly termed as concomitant.


CONCOMITANT SYMPTOMS

It is a mistake to suppose that a remedy can cure groups of symptoms only in the order in which they appear in the proving. Often a remedy cures a group whose component parts were observed in different provers and often in quite a different order.

While this is so, experience teaches that certain groups of symptoms are apt to appear together, and when this is so they are more characteristic of the remedy.

Hering says that the comparative value of concomitants may be determined thus: If they are essentially concomitant, one being really the cause of the other (e.g., lachrymation due to a general catarrhal condition), then this feature of the case must be considered; but if no such relation of cause and effect is observed it may be ignored.