SEC.C – Ergot. See Noack and Trinks’ “Handbuch,”.
Arnica, Arsenicum, Camph., Ig., Lauroc., Plumb., Rhus-tox., Sol.-nig. Veratrum
ERGOTISMUS, RAPHANIA, MORBUS CEREALIS appears in two different forms: ergotismus-gangraenosus characterized by degeneration of the blood and ergotismus-convulsivus, where the nervous system is principally affected.
The skin is dry and brittle. The skin looks lead-colored, the parts becoming shrivelled and insensible. Peeling off of the skin. burning of the skin. Formication. Drawing and creeping, increasing to spasms. RAsh on the chest and back. Boils. Petechiae. Large ecchymoses. Bloody blisters on the extremities, becoming gangrenous. Black suppurating blisters. Tumors on the neck, discharging a yellow pus, with burning. Emphysematous swellings.
Painful stretching. Drowsiness, like sopor. Stupor, for days. Somnolence, with delirium and starting. Sleeplessness, restlessness, and dry heat. Restless night-sleep, with heavy dreams.
Sudden chilly creeping. Violent chilliness, also with shaking. Fever: first, violent chilliness; afterwards, burning heat with unquenchable thirst. Dry heat, with quick pulse, restlessness, and loss of sleep. Small and suppressed pulse. Slow, small, and intermittent pulse. Cold sweat, also viscid.
Lowness of spirits. Melancholy. Excessive sadness. Anguish. Great and oppressive anxiety. Dread of death. Obstinacy.
Difficulty of thinking or talking. Indifference to everything. Stupor, with dilatation of the pupils. Chronic stupor. Forgetfulness, imbecility. Loss of consciousness and sensibility. Craziness. Mania, with violence. Rage. Illusion of the senses. Mental derangement and delirium, bordering on mania. Vertigo. Vertigo and stupefaction. Stupefaction and insensibility. Congestion of blood to the head. Intoxication. Reeling and inability to stand erect. Dullness of the head, with cloudiness of hearing and sight.
Headache. Dull pain in the occiput. Hemicrania, on the left side.
Swelling of the eye-lids. Pressure in the ball of the eye. Spasmodic contortion of the eyes. Frightful contortion of the eyes, the pupil being contracted and sometimes entirely closed. Wild, confused eyes. The eyes stare, he grows blind. Diplopic. Squinting. Luminous vibrations before the eyes. Gauze before the eyes. Great obscuration of sight. Mistiness and spots before the eyes. Scintillations.
Hardness of hearing. Humming and roaring in the ears.
Wretched complexion. The face if sunken and pale. Sallow complexion; the eyes are sunken. Pale cheeks. Facies- hippocratica. Redness of the face, thirst, and slight delirium. Swelling of the face and abdomen. Trismus.
The mouth is spasmodically distorted or closed. The tongue is frequently torn by the most violent convulsions. Painful tingling in the tongue, stifling the voice. Yellowish-white, dry, thick, viscid coating of the tongue. Foam at the mouth, which looks like light blood. Ptyalism. A frothy or bloody saliva. Grinding with the teeth. A sort of paralysis of the tongue. Difficult stuttering speech.
Bleeding of the nose. Irritation of the schneiderian membrane.
Intolerable tingling in the throat. Violent burning in the fauces.
Bitter spoiled taste. Aversion to food. Canine hunger. Bulimy. Canine huger and weakness of mind, for a long time.
GASTRIC SYMPTOMS AND STOMACH
Eructations. Violent sour eructations. Feeling of emptiness in the stomach. Heartburn. Nausea. Vomiting. Vomiting of mucus, lumbrici, or ascarides. Vomiting of sour substances, or of a tenacious mucus. Vomiting of black bile. Constant retching, with vomiting of a crude bilious substance. Constant retching and pressure in the pit of the stomach. Cardialgia. Slight cardialgia, with heartburn. Constriction in the epigastrium. Heat and burning in the pit of the stomach. Gangrene of the stomach, lungs, and liver, preceded by inflammation.
Hepatitis, terminating in gangrene. Violent colic also convulsive, or with in the small of the back and thighs, eructations, and vomiting. Cutting and lacerating in the abdomen. Great feeling of coldness in the back and abdomen. Burning in the abdomen, particularly in the region of the spleen and loins, a seated pain. Distention of the abdomen, with hardness, tension and pain on touching the parts. Rumbling in the abdomen.
Constipation, with frequent ineffectual urging. Painful diarrhoea, with great prostration. Putrid and foetid, colliquative diarrhoea. Watery, mucous diarrhoea. Brown, badly- colored diarrhoea. Involuntary diarrhoea. Diarrhoea after the cholera, particularly in children. Discharge of ascarides, in children. Cholera-like paroxysm. Sudden, striking change of features, with deep-sunken eye-balls, surrounded with blue margins, constant nausea and vomiting after taking the least food, frequent diarrhoea with watery, slimy evacuations, hoarse hollow voice, suppression of urine, cramp in the calves, paralysis of the upper extremities, scarcely perceptible pulse, unquenchable thirst.