Symptoms of the homeopathic medicine ACETIC ACID from A Text Book of Materia Medica and Therapeutics by A.C. Cowperthwaite. Find all the symptoms of ACETIC ACID …

      Pure glacial Acetic acid. Preparation.-Dilutions to the 3x are prepared with distilled water; after that Alcohol is used.


Acts especially upon mucous surfaces, producing irritation, inflammation, and excessive secretion. It “produces directly gastro-enteritis and also (in one case at least) membranous laryngo-tracheitis. Its remote effects are a profound anemia, with diarrhoea, a night sweats, feeling pulse, emaciation and cough”-T. G. Allen. applied to the skin it acts as a stimulant and stringent, and also possess escharotic properties.


Mind. irritable (Bryonia, Cham,., Nux v.) nervous; anxious.

Head. Heaviness. Dull pain in forehead and vertex.

Eyes. Sunken, surrounded by dark circles Lachrymation (Aconite, Cepa., Euphr.)

Face. Anxious, wild expression of countenance, cheeks hot, flushed (Aconite,Belladonna) and perspiring. Left cheek very red during fever. Pale. waxen, emaciated.

Mouth. Salivation (Cinchona, Iodium, Mercurius, Nit. ac). Tongue pale and flabby; dry and cold.

Stomach. Intense thirst. Nausea and frequent vomiting (Arsenicum, Ipecac., Ant., tart); after eating Hot eructations. Contents of stomach feel as if in a ferment; violent burning pain in stomach and in chest, followed by coldness of the skin and cold sweat on forehead Epigastrium painful to pressure.

Abdomen. Distention of the abdomen; colicky pains; burning.

Stool. Diarrhoea, with swelling of legs and feet phthisical subjects). Watery diarrhoea. Diarrhoea with colic pains and tenderness o the abdomen. Haemorrhage from the bowels (Arsenicum m, Hamamelis, Nit. ac).

Urinary Organs. Urine increased in quality, light colored (Phosphorus ac.)

Female Organs. Metrorrhagia. Milk impoverished, bluish transparent, strong, sour deficient in caseine and butter.

Respiratory Organs. Hoarseness with laryngeal irritation (Hepar s., Kali carb., Spong). Lining membrane of larynx and trachea covered with a fibrinous exudation as in true and trachea covered with a fibrinous exudation as in true croup (Bromium, Kali bi). Hissing, rattling in. the throat. Cough dry, then moist with fever; dyspnoea, emaciation. oedema and diarrhoea. Respiration difficult, feeble, hurried.

Limbs. OEdematous swelling of the feet and legs (Arsenicum, Apis).

Generalities. Convulsions, with insensibility. Attacks of faintness. Great emaciation (Arsenicum, Ferrum, Iodium, Graphites, Natr., Murex, Phosphorus). Skin pale and waxen. Desquamation. General anasarca and dropsical affections (Ars).

Fever. Skin cold (Camph). Slow fever with night sweats (sulph). Hectic fever, with emaciation, diarrhoea, might sweats, dyspnoea, and swelling of lower extremities. profuse perspiration.(Cinch).

Antidotes. To large doses; fluid magnesia; lime water; Tabac., Aconite, Natr., mur., Sepia

Acetic Acid Antidotes. All anesthetic vapors; Aconite, Asarum europaeum, Coffea, Hepar s., Ignatia, Opium, Stramonium, Tabac., Alcohol.


Anasarca, ascites and dropsical affections in general, when the skin looks white and waxen, like alabaster, and when considerable gastric disturbance is present. General anaemia; anaemia of nursing women when the milk is improverished and the child does not thrive. Hectic fever. Typhoid. Dyspepsia. diarrhoea. Membranous croup. Haemorrhages from the nose, lungs, stomach, bowels and uterus. Burns and scalds; stings of insects; naevi; warts; corns.

A.C. Cowperthwaite
A.C. (Allen Corson) Cowperthwaite 1848-1926.
ALLEN CORSON COWPERTHWAITE was born at Cape May, New Jersey, May 3, 1848, son of Joseph C. and Deborah (Godfrey) Cowperthwaite. He attended medical lectures at the University of Iowa in 1867-1868, and was graduated from the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia in 1869. He practiced his profession first in Illinois, and then in Nebraska. In 1877 he became Dean and Professor of Materia Medica in the recently organized Homeopathic Department of the State University of Iowa, holding the position till 1892. In 1884 he accepted the chair of Materia Medica, Pharmacology, and Clinical Medicine in the Homeopathic Medical College of the University of Michigan. He removed to Chicago in 1892, and became Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics in the Chicago Homeopathic Medical College. From 1901 he also served as president of that College. He is the author of various works, notably "Insanity in its Medico-Legal Relations" (1876), "A Textbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics" (1880), of "Gynecology" (1888), and of "The Practice of Medicine " (1901).