A trituration is made of the red coral, Corallium rubrum, Lam. Allies.– Coccus-cacti, Drosera, Mercurius
Mind and Head
Full of pains, he uses bad language and curses. Peevish. Head feels very large. H. feels empty. Immediate stupefaction from wine. Confusion of H. as after intoxication. All the seems to rise to H. and face on stooping. Dizziness after eating, as if intoxicated. Pressing out pain at forehead, obliging him tom move the head from side to side, but it is not (>) thereby nor by sitting, but transiently (>) almost complete uncovering of the hot body. PAin in forehead so that she cannot keep the eyes open, (>) walking and moving about in open air. Pressure at F. sinuses, (>) open air, with increased secretion of nasal mucus; p. in forehead and temples, whereby the sinciput seems flattened. Pain in temporal muscles on swallowing. Pain in parietal bones as if forced asunder, (<) by stooping. Sensation as of a wind through skull on rapid motion or on shaking head.
Redness in evening, with pressure as from sand. Pain in l. as if hot and dry. Sore pain on moving balls or lids. Pain as if pressed into orbits. Burning in candle-light; heat on closing lids, with sensation as if swimming in tears. Drawing pain in external wall of l. orbit, extending along nervous malaris to beneath cheek -bone (Compare Cinnab.).
Ears and Nose
Hearing less distinct than usual. Painful swelling in r. nostril and on inner side of wing of nose, with pain in nasal bones as if pressed asunder, the pain extending partly into frontal sinuses, partly towards eyes and to temples, with thirst, r. side of nose swollen, hot and pulsating, disturbing night’s rest. Dryness of nose and throat. Frequent sneezing, preceded by tickling in nose. Epistaxis at night; E. now from r., now from l. nostril. Stopped coryza, could get no air through l. nostril; stopped C., then dropping of mucus like melted tallow. (Profuse secretion of mucus through posterior nares, obliging constant hawking.)
Clinical Painful ulcer in r. nostril, sensation as if nose were pressed asunder. Profuse nasal catarrh, the inspired air feels cold.
Face, Mouth and Throat
Bruised pain in l. zygoma, (<) by touch. Sprained pain in l. joint of jaw on drawing jaw far downward and on biting and yawning. Lips cracked, painful. On pressing on fossa canina ulcerative pain in corresponding teeth. L. teeth feel blunted and as if too near each other, or as if a tough substance were sticking between them. Taste of food like sawdust; like straw to farinaceous food; sweet to beer. L. submaxillary glands swollen and painful, on swallowing or bending head forward (Mercurius). Throat dry, sore on swallowing.
Clinical Hawking of profuse mucus, throat very sensitive, especially to air (Mercurius)
Stomach, Abdomen, Stool and Urine
Longing for acids; for salted meat. Appetite lost. Thirst; during chill, with normal temperature of skin and pain in forehead. Nausea, with dry tongue; N., (<) sitting up, with headache. Pressure in pit of stomach, (<) coughing, swallowing, and deep inspiration. Rumbling in abdomen. Constipation for six days, then a large, pasty stool. Burning micturition. Urine clay- colored, with similar sediment.
Sweat. Red flat ulcer on glans and inner surface of prepuce, with yellowish discharge. Glans and inner surface of prepuce secrete a yellowish green offensive matter, with sensitiveness Redness and swelling (compare Mercurius). Swelling of prepuce, with store pain in its border where it rubs against the clothing. Pain in fraenum preputii as from needles. Emission ar night and another next afternoon during a nap, the latter with relaxed penis and without dreams.
Clinical Ulceration on glans penis and prepuce, with sensitiveness and exudation of thin offensive moisture. Venereal ulcers, very sensitive, bleeding easily.
Feeling as if cold air were streaming through air-passages in morning on deep inspiration, with provocation to cough and with difficult hawking of bronchial mucus. Expectoration of yellow purulent mucus. During cough pain in cavities of pleura, as from a stone pressing downward and causing pain beneath sternum, extending thence to scapula.
Clinical Most violent spasmodic cough (whooping cough), often preceded by sensation of smothering, followed by exhaustion; the attacks are extremely violent, the patient becomes purple in the face, followed by exhaustion or vomiting of quantities of tough mucus. Indicated in whooping cough by the extreme violence of the paroxysms, even with expectoration of blood.
Neck, Back, and Extremities
Stiffness of cervical muscles. Pain in scapulae, (<) coughing. Bruised pain in small of back. Pain in sacral region, as from pressure with a dull instrument. WEariness of extremities in evening after exercise in open air. pain as if head of the humerus would be forced out of the joint, l., then both together. Pain at insertion of deltoid and in middle of r. forearm, as if pressed with the ends of the fingers. Pain in wrists as after much rapid writing. Sudden shooting through r. tibia. Tearing in r. tibia when walking, with tickling in hollow of knee so that knees crack. Pain in knee, tibia and ankle as after a fatiguing walk.
Skin, Sleep and Fever
Flat spots, coral red, then dark red, then copper-red, on palms and some fingers. Painful pimple on lip close to orifice of r. nostril. Frequent excessive yawning, with pain in joints of jaws. Sleepiness so that she fell asleep when standing. Sleeplessness till midnight; with tossing about and coldness if uncovered, but heat if covered. Tossing about and uncovering in sleep. Uneasy, dreamy sleep. Starting up from anxious dreams as soon as she falls asleep. Chilliness in hot parts on uncovering. Cold feet after eating, with hot forehead and cheeks. Internal and external heat, with full, hard pulse. Dry, heat, without thirst. Heat of face, (<) bending forward; dry, H. of face in morning, with cold shuddering creeping over her on putting her hand to her face. Symptoms of heat and cold, (>) artificial heat.