Phosphorus is one of the few remedies known to act on the pancreas. Especially useful for fatty degeneration of that organ, liver, etc.
Oily stool: sometimes like frog’s spawn, or like cooked sago. In diabetes and Bright’s disease when preceded or accompanied by disease of the pancreas ( Farrington).
Phosphorus is also a haemorrhage remedy: often small haemorrhages of bright blood.
Characteristics are: thirst, for cold drinks, desire for ices. Suits, tall, slender fine- haired person; sensitive; with fears of dark, thunder, etc. One of the great remedies of diabetes.
Rather singular diarrhoea.
“Spleen enlarged and very sensitive. Liver affected, with white stools, sometimes whey- like: these you will fin in obscure disease of pancreas. Iodine has such affinity for glands that it attacks pancreas also “( Farrington).
Stools whitish, whey-like, fatty.
Pain, pit of stomach to navel and back.
Pancreas enlarge: abdominal pulsations.
Chronic disease of pancreas.
Iodum cannot stand warmth.
Eats often and eats much, and emaciates.
Profound debility and great emaciation.
Hypertrophy and induration of all glands, except mammae.
Spongia figures in black type for diseases of pancreas, especially for chronic pancreatitis. All glands affected: gradually enlarge and become increasingly hard.
A great goitre remedy.
Worse cold, dry wind.
Wakes, like Lachesis, in great alarm, anxiety and difficult respiration (i.e. a great croup remedy).
Iris versicolor. [Iris]
Acute affections of pancreas, inflammation or salivation.
Affects especially the digestive tract, liver, and pancreas.
Characterized by acrid, burning secretions.
“Oily nose, greasy tastes and fatty stool. ”
Or sweet taste.
Profuse, ropy saliva is characteristic.
Bilious, acrid watery stools burn like fire.
Curious symptom” tongue feels cold.
One of the diabetic remedies.
Acute inflammation of pancreas. “Sudden vomiting of white substance, saliva, without any stomach contents.”
Pain in liver, with enlargement.
Pressing, burning, squeezing pain from pit of stomach into back and shoulders.
Conium is one of our greatest vertigo remedies.
Affects glands, with stony hardness. A characteristic: sweats at once on falling asleep.
“Pancreatitis may start in infectious diseases- enteric, pyaemia, septicaemia, also in mumps: which is of interest from the structural resemblance of the pancreas to the salivary glands. “Mumps affects the pancreas, and diabetes has followed mumps, indicating that the Islets of Langerhans are affected.”
Dr. X, impressed by his results with the nosodes of previous acute diseases in difficult chronic conditions, tells of two cases of diabetes which had not been progressing favourably in spite of careful prescribing.
“No. I suffered from neuritis and rheumatism of thighs, of several year’s duration. After 3 6-hourly doses of Parotidinum 30, the rheumatism vanished and has not returned during the past 5 months. The blood sugar has not been tested owing to war conditions.
No.2 had a severe aggravation, and then clinical improvement. These cases are merely suggestive.”
Let us carry the matter further, on the same lines. If pancreatitis may start in infectious diseases, as enteric, pyaemia, septicaemia, and may entail diabetes, goitre, etc., we have also to consider.
Typhinum, Pyrogen (with which one remembers curing a case of diabetes), Staphylococcin, Streptococcin, or any other nosode responsible for or associated with previous acute illness. In this way, triumph may lie. Very many of our hospital out-patients come for chronic conditions: and the come for chronic conditions: and the difference in one’s results, and in the improved healthy appearance of the patients since the frequent use of Morbillinum, Diphtherinum, Streptococcin, and all the rest, is amazing. It has to be believed.
Mercurius iod. [Merc-i]
Heavy, painful sensation in liver, pancreas and spleen.