Persistent straining before, during, and after stool (rev. of Nux).
Scanty stools of bloody or shreddy slime.
Stools excoriate, burn. Burning in rectum.
Straining to pass hot urine, drop by drop.
MERC. COR. IS ALMOST A SPECIFIC FOR DYSENTERY.
Tongue large, flabby, tooth-notched.
Mouth foul. Salivation.
NUX. Stools of slimy mucus and blood, but small and unsatisfactory: with relief, pro tem., after every stool.
Nux is irritable, hypersensitive, offended.
Is chilly, with great aversion to uncovering. Griping pains, now here, now there, in abdomen. COLIC.
Much colic, only relieved by bending double, and pressing hard into abdomen.
Dysenteric stools oozing from an open anus.
Patient craves COLD DRINKS and food; ices.
Dysentery with constant nausea.
Stools with bright blood, or green mucus.
Tongue clean with nausea.
RESTLESSNESS ANGUISH. FEARFUL ANXIETY.
Burning thirst for sips of cold water.
Internal, violent burning pain, with cold extremities. Better heat, hot drinks.
Great collapse and prostration.
Tongue dry, to brown, or black. Putrid stools.
THE GREAT REMEDY IN PTOMAINE POISONING.
(N.B.-Don’t give Arsenicum in dysentery unless there is the Arsenicum restlessness, anxiety, and thirst for frequent small drinks.)
Dose. Hourly or half-hourly till improvement.