Nux vomica: Irritable, ineffectual desire for stool; thin, spare; active mind; nervous; worse from noises, odors and light; ineffectual efforts to vomit; sour taste; sensation of weight in stomach.
Rhus tox: Listless, restless, movement relieves; apprehensive at night, cannot remain in bed; bitter taste; drowsy after eating; pains relieved by lying on abdomen. Inguinal adenopathy.
Other remedies according to symptoms of individual patient.
DYSENTERY AND ULCERATIVE COLITIS.
Time forbids discussion of the extensive number of remedies necessary for the treatment of this condition. Suffice it to say that it is not a surgical condition as understood by the homoeopathic profession, usually yielding readily to the properly indicated remedy.
Homoeopathic treatment of diseases arising in the adnexa are successful when patient are seen in the early stages.
Ferrum phos.: Will usually abort acute inflammatory condition, whether it be streptococcus staphylococcus or gonorrhoeal. This remedy stands midway between Aconite and Belladonna. Patient is full-blooded and robust but nervous; sensitive; anaemic with false plethora; prostration, pulse soft and flowing; less anxious and restless than Aconite. Stools watery, bloody and undigested. Vomiting of undigested food; aversion to meat and milk.
Cannabis sativa: Painful urging to urinate; stitches in urethra; burning while urinating extending into the bladder; thick, yellow, excoriating discharge from vagina or urethra.
Hepar: Especially scrofulous and lymphatic constitutions; great sensitiveness to all impressions; tendency to suppurations; septic temperature; slightest cause irritates him; stitching in region of liver, worse from pressure; longing for acids, aversion to fat.
Mercurius vivus: Septic temperature; sweating, worse at night; foul breath, salivation; furrowed tongue, taking indentation of teeth; great thirst with moist mouth; stabbing pains; chilliness, and urinary or rectal tenesmus.
Any remedy, which may be indicated, regardless of localization, will cure the case and surgery need only be resorted to when there is neglect of early treatment.
AFFECTION OF THE SPINE AND CHEST WALL.
Mezereum: Periostitis before the stage of suppuration; worse from touch; nodes; necrosis; nocturnal bone pains; exostosis of tarsal bones. (Platinum muriaticum.).
Hepar: Scrofulous; sensitive to all impressions. Worse from slight draft; all slight wounds suppurate. Lymphatic constitution. Eruptions and adenitis. Promotes discharge of all suppurative processes. (Merc. high early aborts.) Craves sour, splinter pains, lesions spread by papules around the lesion.
Mercurius vivus: Lacerating pains, sweats without relief, worse at night; foul discharges; adenitis. Profuse saliva with great thirst; foul breath; spongy bleeding gums; metallic taste. Tongue takes indentations of teeth. Worse from warmth of bed (opposite Hepar.) Tenesmus.
Calcarea carb.: Baehr claims that this remedy is superior to any in caries of the vertebrae. Curvature of spine. Rickets, sour sweat.
Phosphoric acid: Hip disease and caries of spine. Sensation in the bones as if scraped with a knife. It is a remedy that corresponds to the extreme debility found in rickets, and is a valuable remedy in that affection.
The same remedies apply here as apply to abscess anywhere in the body, and surgery is only required in indicated cases.