An excellent compilation of symptoms of homeopathic medicine Acidum Nitricum from the book Pearls of Homeopathy by M.E. Douglass, published in 1903….

Suitable especially to lean persons of rigid fiber, dark complexion, black air and eyes the brunette rather than blonde- nervous temperament.

Persons suffering with chronic disease who take cold easily; are disposed to diarrhoea; very seldom to those who suffer with constipation.

Old people, diarrhoea, and great weakness.

Excessive physical irritability.

Pains: sticking, pricking, as as from splinters; suddenly appearing and disappearing; on change of temperature or weather; during sleep; gnawing here and there as from ulcers forming.

Diseases which depend on some virulent poison; mercury, syphilis, scrofula; in broken-down cachectic constitutions; hateful and vindictive.

Often anxious about his own illness; constantly thinking about his past troubles; mind weakened and wanders.

Ozaena: green casts from the nose every morning.

Diarrhoea: great straining but little passes; as if stayed in rectum and could not be expelled; pain as if rectum and anus were torn or fissured; violent cutting pain after stool, lasting for hours.

Urine: scanty, dark-brown, strong-smelling like horses’ urine; cold when it passes; turbid, looks like remains of a cider barrel.

Ulcers: easily bleeding, Pricking pains especially on contact; zigzag, irregular edges; base looks like raw flesh; exuberant granulations; after mercury or syphilis or both engrafted on scrofulous base.

Haemorrhage: from bowels in typhoid; after miscarriage or post-partum; from over-exertion of the body.

Easily excited; much affected by peevishness.

Vexed at the least trifle.

Depressed, despondent mood.

Headache as if the head were tightly bound up.

Profuse falling of the hair of the head.

Double vision of horizontal objects at some distance.

Obscuration of the eyes while reading Soreness and bleeding within the nose, with violent coryza.

Stitches as from a splinter in the nose on touch.

Ulcerated spots on the inner surface of the cheeks, with sticking pains as from a splinter.

Blisters on the tongue and on its margins, with burning pain wen touched.

Sticking pain and ulceration of the corners of the mouth.

Small painful pimples on the sides of the tongue.

Corners of the mouth ulcerative and scabby.

Profuse flow of saliva.

Sticking painful sore throat.

Cracking in the maxillary articulation when chewing and eating.

White patches appeared, first on the tonsils then on the back part of the throat and finally on the inside of the mouth and lips.

A morsel sticks in the pharynx while eating, as if the pharynx were constricted

Swallowing very difficult and painful.

Burning sensation in the rectum.

Sticking in the rectum and spasmodic constriction in the anus during a stool, lasting fro many hours.

Itching in the rectum.

With the stool a pain as if something in the rectum. would be torn asunder.

The stool is evacuated in hard masses.

Needle-like stitches in the orifice of the urethra.

Superficial ulcers in the corona glandis looking clean, but exuding an offensive moisture.

Small itching vesicles on the prepuce, that open after a few days and become covered with small dry scabs.

Sharp stitches in the prepuce.

Tearing in the lower extremities, especially at night.

So weak that he almost constantly obliged to lie down.

Pains suddenly appearing and disappearing.

Menses too early and too profuse.

Menses irregular.

Violent bearing-down pains in the lower part of the abdomen, as though everything would be pressed out of the vulva.

Leucorrhoea: after the menses flesh-colored mucus.

Acrid, offensive discharge of brown water.

Discharge of brown mucus which can be drawn out in long strings.

Stitches in the vagina.

Continuous chilliness in the evening, before going to bed and after lying down in bed, worse from uncovering or moving.

Icy coldness of soles of feet.

Constant paroxysms of flushes of heat of single parts, or over entire body.

The blood seemed hot at night especially in the hands Sweat over the entire body after eating.

Sweat, with cold hands and blue nails.

Sweat sour, offensive, like horses’ urine.

Night-sweat, only on the parts on which he is lying.

Profuse night-sweat, every other night.

Offensive axillary sweat.

Perspiration in the morning.

Profuse sweat on the soles, causing soreness of the toes and balls of the feet, with sticking pain as if he were walking on pins.

Melford Eugene Douglass
M.E.Douglass, MD, was a Lecturer of Dermatology in the Southern Homeopathic Medical College of Baltimore. He was the author of - Skin Diseases: Their Description, Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatment; Repertory of Tongue Symptoms; Characteristics of the Homoeopathic Materia Medica.