Its pathogenesis gives symptoms corresponding to very low forms of disease, as in cholera, yellow fever, where, with exhaustion, vomiting, and extreme prostration, the disease runs deathward. Important gastric symptoms. Carcinoma ventriculi; persistent vomiting.
The attack is upon the stomach more especially. Patients must keep quiet. Chilliness and coldness even when near the fire.
Mind and Head.–Unconscious. Vertigo; room and bed seem to spin around. Hammering in head. Heat in head.
Nose.–Ozæna. Tightness at root. Nose obstructed; polypus. Caries of nasal bones. Boils on nose. Nostrils ulcerated.
Eyes.–Opacity of cornea. Blue circle around eyes. One pupil dilated. Night blindness.
Face.–Distortion of mouth. Trembling of jaw. Facial paralysis; more left side.
Mouth.–Difficult swallowing. Œsophagus constricted (Bapt). Salty belching. Intense nausea, with pain and cold. Stringy, offensive exudation on mucous membrane. Salty taste.
Throat.–Sore throat, constant tickling; gagging and nausea, worse deep breathing; chilliness and aching.
Stomach.–Soreness in pit of stomach on pressure. Violent nausea; retching. Black vomit. Vomiting of mucus, green slime, blood, with great prostration, and great tenderness over the stomach. Burning and cutting pains in stomach. Carcinoma, helps the persistent vomiting. Coffee ground vomiting.
Abdomen.–Sore, tender, tympanitic. Region of liver sore. Coldness. Black, offensive clots of blood from bowels. Pain in abdomen, with vomiting. Tenderness and tympanites.
Stool.–Bloody, black, and offensive. Gelatinous, yellowish green; semi-fluid, with urinary suppression.
Urine.–Rawness and soreness in urethra, urine mixed with pus and blood.
Heart.–Palpitation, with constriction of chest.
Fever.–Icy coldness (Camph; Verat; Heloderm). Yellow fever (Crot.; Carbo).
Skin.–Blue, yellow, sallow, scaly, cracking. Itching; better scratching. Chloasma, yellowish stains on nose and cheeks; worse exposure to sun and wind. Chilblains.
Sleep.–Stops breathing on going to sleep. Wakes up suffocating. Fears to go to sleep again. Protracted sleeplessness.
Modalities.–Worse, walking or carrying burdens; after sleep; from open air, stimulants. Better, eating and rest.
Relationship.–Compare: Cadmium oxide; Cad brom (pain and burning in stomach, and vomiting); Cadmium jodat (Itching of anus and rectum felt during the day only; constipation frequent desire, tenesmus, abdomen bloated); Zinc; Ars; Carbo; Verat.
Dose.–Third to thirtieth potency.