Dewey gives the common homeopathy remedies for the treatment of Dropsy in an easy question-answer format. …

What are our principal uses of Acetic acid?

In dropsies, standing midway between Arsenic and Apis, distinguished from both in the characteristic thirst, and the predominance of the gastric symptoms.

Give the symptoms of Apis in Dropsy.

The skin is waxy and transparent like alabaster; the urine is scanty and albuminous, or with a dark sediment like coffee grounds. Absence of thirst, bruised feeling of abdominal walls., stinging pains, urine scanty, etc.

How does Acetic acid compare here?

There is a waxy look about the face and limbs and a great predominance of gastric symptoms, thirst and waterbrash.

What is the chief Homoeopathic use of Apocynum can.?

In dropsical conditions such as hydrocephalus and abdominal dropsies, where it is given as a diuretic.; the principal indication is a copious yellow or brownish Diarrhoea, expelled with great force, and a weak, all-fine feeling in the abdomen; oppression about the epigastrium and chest. Irritable stomach, drinking causes distress, though thirst is great. Dropsy, especially from liver affections.

How does it differ from ARsenic and from Apis?

It has unquenchable thirst. Arsenic wants little and often, Apis thirstless. The bloating in Apocynum is on the side on which he lies. Arsenic in the extremities. Apis under he eyes.

What are the indications for digitalis in Dropsies?

Dropsies from cardiac affections; urine scanty, dark, hot; infiltration of scrotum and penis. Feeble pulse, feeling as if the heat stool still; constant desire to take a deep breath. Post-scarlatinal nephritis.

What are the indications for Lachesis?

The urine is dark and contains albumen, and the skin covering the oedematous parts is dark, bluish black.

When is Arsenic indicted?

In all forms of dropsy; transparent, waxy skin, intolerable thirst, spells of suffocation, worse at night, great dyspnoea.

Give symptoms calling or Lycopodium.

Dropsies of lower half of body from liver diseases; legs swollen and covered with ulcers, from which serum oozes.

W.A. Dewey
Dewey, Willis A. (Willis Alonzo), 1858-1938.
Professor of Materia Medica in the University of Michigan Homeopathic Medical College. Member of American Institute of Homeopathy. In addition to his editoral work he authored or collaborated on: Boericke and Dewey's Twelve Tissue Remedies, Essentials of Homeopathic Materia Medica, Essentials of Homeopathic Therapeutics and Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics.