Throat. Chronic hypertrophy of the tonsils.
Stomach. Immoderate desire for wine. Voracious appetite follows total loss of appetite for months. Aversion to meat, flatulence, burnings as if from hot water. Sensation of open wound from throat to stomach.
Stool. Stubborn constipation, earth colour stools. Foetid breath. The heredo child has very foetid smelling stools. Sensation as if the rectum has become too narrow because of adhesions. Douching is painful to the patient. Bilious diarrhoea on seaside forcing the patient to jump out of his bed at 5 a.m. Anal fissure like that of Thuja.
Urinary Apparatus. In the morning, in man, sensation as if the extremity of the urethra is choked. Burning micturition; difficult micturition. Micturition at rare intervals. On the contrary frequent desire for micturition at night.
Male Genitals. In the Materia Medica: Indurated chancre, but Syphilinum has never given me any result.
Inflammation and induration of spermatic chords.
Female Genital Apparatus. Abundant leucorrhoea, yellowish, thick, foetid, with constant pain in the lumbar region, aggravated at night. Excessive flow of leucorrhoea like that of Alumina. Leucorrhoea of young girls, syphilitic or not.
Cutting pains in the ovaries. Dysmenorrhoea: very great sensitiveness of the neck of the uterus. Congestion of the ovaries and tendency to ovarian tumours. General sensitiveness of the breasts, more particularly during menses. Epileptiform convulsions after menses. Aphonia before menses.
Respiratory system. Nasal voice: almost complete loss of voice during the day which precedes menstruation. Chronic summer asthma, when the weather is hot and humid; cough aggravated at night.
Whooping cough with abundant vomiting. Chronic bronchitis with sibilances and ronchi like that of Antimonium tartaricum.
Heart. Lancinating pain at night, irradiating from the base to the point. Syphilinum is indicated in all valvular affections. At night, sensation of boiling blood in the arteries.
Extremities. Sciatica aggravated at night; ameliorated at dawn. Rheumatic pain of the shoulder and of the arms which seem to be atrophied. Pains aggravated when the patient raises his arms.
Excruciating pain of the lower limbs, causing disturbance of sleep; aggravated by hot application; amelioration by cold application on the painful limb. The patient who suffers from pain in his lower limbs cannot sit on a low seat or cannot sit with folded knees, because of his tearing pains in the knees and in the buttocks; these pains are aggravated at night.
Skin. Pemphigus, copper colour spots, pustular eruptions on different parts of the body with sensation of bug bitings at night; ichthyosis, psoriasis.
Sleep. Great agitation at night; absolute insomnia. The patient cannot keep his legs in one place. He wakes up after midnight and cannot sleep again before 6 a.m. (compare with Sulphur).
There is nothing to say about the generalities because Syphilinum has practically none. Only let me mention the prostration in the morning; the Syphilinum child has the appearance of an old man. They are syphilitic dwarfs ( Baryta carbonica).
Syphilinum is a good complementary of Lycopodium. When the latter is indicated and when after sometimes it does not act, think of Syphilinum or inversely ( Fergie Woods).
Dr. Barishac says a mixture of Syphilinum and Bacillinum gives good results.