SYMPTOMS OF LATENT PSORA.
Mostly with children: frequent discharge of ascarides and other worms; unsufferable itching caused by the latter in the rectum.
The abdomen often distended.
Now insatiable hunger, then again want of appetite.
Paleness of the face and relaxation of the muscles.
Frequent inflammations of the eyes.
Swellings of the cervical glands (scrofula).
Perspiration on the head, in the evening after going to sleep.
Epistaxis with girls and youths (more rarely with older persons), often very severe.
Usually cold hands or perspiration on the palms, (burning in the palms).
Cold, dry, or ill-smelling sweaty feet, (burning in the soles of the feet).
The arms or hands, the legs or feet, are benumbed by a slight cause.
Frequent cramps in the calves (the muscles of the arms and hands).
Painless subsultus of various portions of the muscles here and there on the body.
Frequent or tedious dry or fluent coryza or catarrh,* or impossibility of catching a cold even from the most severe exposure, even while otherwise having continually ailments of this kind.
Long continued obstruction of one or both nostrils.
Ulcerated nostrils (sore nose).
Disagreeable sensation of dryness in the nose.
Frequent inflammation of the throat, frequent hoarseness.
Short tussictilation in the morning.
Frequent attacks of dyspnoea.
Predisposition to catching cold (either in the whole body or only in the head, the throat, the breast, the abdomen, the feet; e.g., in a draught, (usually, when these parts are inclined to perspiration), and many other, sometimes long- continuing ailments arising therefrom.
(* The epidemic catarrhal fevers and catarrhs which seize almost everyone, even the healthiest persons (Grippe, Influenza), do not belong to this category.)
(Persons not afflicted with psora through draughts and damp cold air may not be agreeable to them, do not suffer any colds or evil after-effects therefrom.)
Predisposition to strains, even from carrying or lifting a slight weight, often caused even by stretching upward and reaching out the arms for objects which are hung high (so also a multitude of complaints resulting from a moderate stretching of the muscles: headache, nausea, prostration, tensive pain in the muscles of the neck and back, etc.)
Frequent one-sided headache or toothache, even from moderate emotional disturbances.
Frequent flushes of heat and redness of the face, not infrequently with anxiety.
Frequent falling out of hair of the head, dryness of the same, many scales upon the scalp.
Predisposition to erysipelas now and then.
Amenorrhoea, irregularities in the menses, too copious, too scanty, too early (too late), of too long duration, too watery, connected with various bodily ailments.
Twitching of the limbs on going to sleep.
Weariness early on awaking; unrefreshing sleep.
Perspiration in the morning in bed.
Perspiration breaks out too easily during the daytime, even with little movement (or inability to bring out perspiration).
White, or at least very pale tongue; still more frequently cracked tongue.
Much phlegm in the throat.
Bad smell from the mouth, frequently or almost constantly, especially early in the morning and during the menses, and this is perceived either as insipid, or as slightly sour, or as if from a stomach out of order, or as mouldy, also as putrid.
Sour taste in the mouth.
Nausea, in the morning.
Sensation of emptiness in the stomach.
Repugnance to cooked, warm food, especially to meat (principally with children).
Repugnance to milk.
At night or in the morning, dryness in the mouth.
Cutting pains in the abdomen, frequently or daily (especially with children), more frequently in the morning.