Mercurius cor [Merc-c]
Persistent straining before, during, and after stool (rev. of Nux).
Scanty stools of bloody or shreddy slime.
Stools excoriate, burn. Burning in rectum.
“Never-get done” sensation.
Straining to pass hot urine, drop by drop.
Mercurius cor. Is Almost A Specific For Dysentery.
Tongue large, flabby, tooth-notched.
Mouth foul. Salivation.
Bloody, slimy stools with much straining: never- get-done feeling ( Mercurius cor.); but Mercurius cor. has a more violent attack.
Stools followed by chilliness.
Rarely indicated where there is no slime.
Rarely indicated where the tongue is dry.
“Your first prescription should cure in epidemic dysentery, and if you work cautiously you will cure every case.”– Kent.
“Violent tenesmus, heat in rectum, prostration to fainting and profuse clammy sweats.”
Bloody mucus passes after urging and straining. Rumbling, gurgling, sudden urge to stool.
Urine and faeces pass at the same time: cannot pass one without the other ( Mur. a.).
Curious symptom. Stools, even solid, pass unnoticed. Sense of insecurity at anus.
Another curious verified symptom. On laying head on pillow, as if a fine globe broke at base of brain, fragments could be heard tinkling as they fell.
Nux vomica [Nux-v]
Stools of slimy mucus and blood, but small and unsatisfactory: with relief, pro tem., after every stool (rev. of Mercurius and Mercurius cor.).
Griping pains, now here, now there, in abdomen. Colic.
Nux is irritable, hypersensitive, offended.
Is chilly, with great aversion to uncovering.
With much colic, only relieved by bending double, and pressing hard into abdomen.
Stools bloody with constant straining: with the Mercurius “never- get-done” sensation.
Dysenteric stools, esp. at night, with colic and violent tenesmus.
“Follows Nux vomica, esp. when worse at night: discharge of blood, slime, pus, with fever.”
Pain so violent as to cause nausea and drenching perspiration.
Stools acrid: excoriate. Characteristic symptom, redness about anus.
Dysenteric stools oozing from an open anus.
Patient craves Cold Drinks and food; ices.
Stools with every motion of body as if anus constantly open (Phosphorus); oozes blood.
“Tomato-sauce” stools–blood, mucus, food.
Thirstless: can’t bear heat–warm room.
Dysentery with constant nausea.
Sits almost constantly on stool and passes a little slime, or a little bright-red blood.
Tenesmus awful: pain so great that nausea comes on and he vomits bile.
Tongue clean with nausea.
Dysentery in the fall of the year, when days are autumnale warm and nights cold ( Dulcamara).
Stools: shreddy and bloody like scrapings: thin, watery, but they cool to form a jelly.
Great meteoric distension ( Carbo veg.).
Bloody discharges from bowels with deathly nausea.
The smell of food causes nausea to faintness.
Epidemic dysentery, malarial or catarrhal.
Acute catarrhal enteritis, mucous diarrhoea.
Discharges almost involuntary: intense spasmodic colic and tenesmus.
Fright, emotion, anticipation will produce diarrhoea ( Argentum nit.).
Gelsemium has chills up and down back: trembling; and heaviness of limbs and eyelids.
Restlessness, Anguish, Fearful Anxiety.
Worse after midnight.
Burning thirst for sips of cold water.
Internal, violent burning pain, with cold extremities. Better heat, hot drinks. (Rev. of Phosphorus)
Great collapse and prostration.
Tongue dry, to brown, or black.
Putrid stools: involuntary: with prostration: blood and straining.
The Great Remedy In Ptomaine Poisoning.
(N.B.–“Don’t give Arsenicum in dysentery unless there is the Arsenicum restlessness, anxiety, and thirst for frequent small drinks.”).
Rhus tox [Rhus-t]
Cases with extreme restlessness ( Arsenicum).
Worse damp weather: damp cold weather.
Dry, dark-coated tongue: or triangular red tip.
Herpetic eruptions about mouth.
Copious, watery, bloody stools; drive him out of bed ( Sulph.) as early as 4 a.m.
“Diarrhoea with tearing pains running down back of leg with every stool. Painful tenesmus with every stool.
Stools of pure blood, with a little slime.
With anguish, cramp, terrible urging.
Or black, very fetid stools.
Sensation, warm fluid escaping from anus.
Frightful colic; (>) pressure.
Spouting stool of bloody, greenish water.
Cramps–abdomen, calves, soles, fingers, toes.
Strong metallic taste.
“Abdomen becomes tumultuous.”
Gurgling: then sudden, profuse, putrid stools: generally painless: with perhaps prolapsus recti.
Stools dark, gushing, horridly putrid.
Worse at night. Patient greasy, offensive.
Cases which do not respond to apparently indicated remedy ( Tuberculinum).
Small frequent stools of blood and mucus.
After stool tenesmus and thirst: but drinking causes shuddering. Thirst after every dysenteric stool: sudden craving for ice-cold water, which causes chilliness.
Violent tenesmus in rectum and bladder at the same time ( Cantharis)
Smarting and burning in anus and rectum.
( Caps. burning are like cayenne pepper.)
Typical Caps. is plump, flabby, sensitive to cold: red, cold face: nose red and cold.
Stools like scrapings of intestines.
Great burning: burning at anus.
Tenesmus in rectum and bladder (Caps.).
“It is a singular fact that if there be frequent micturition with burning cutting pain attending the flow, Cantharis is almost always the remedy for whatever other sufferings there may be.”.
Carbo veg. [Carb-v]
“No matter what the trouble is, in Carbo veg. there is always burning.”
Diarrhoea, dysentery, cholera, with bloody watery stool.
Watery mucus mixed with blood.
Stools horribly putrid, with putrid flatulence.
The more thin, dark, bloody mucus there is, the better the remedy is indicated.
Anus red ( Sulph.), raw, bleeding, itching.
Cold breath, cold sweat, cold nose.
Internal burning with external coldness.
Coldness and collapse, with air hunger.
Veratrum alb. [Verat]
Burning, twisting, constricting, cutting. Distension, tenderness.
Stools frequent; watery, greenish; blackish; bloody. Involuntary when passing flatus: from least movement of body.
May be simultaneous stool and vomiting ( Arsenicum).
Sunken, hippocratic face. Characteristic symptom, cold sweat on forehead. (One of Hahnemann’s great cholera medicines.)
The straining is not marked in Veratrum