PSORINUM


The concomitant symptoms were easily controlled, but on their disappearance the attacks of pain increased in frequency and violence. Physical examination revealed adhesive bands, which constricted the vagina and involved the right broad ligament and right ovary which was apparently bound down to the side of the pelvis.


MIND.

ANXIOUS; full of fear; evil forebodings.

ANXIETY; anxiety of conscience as though guilty of a crime (Alum., Ars., Aur., Dig.); anxiety with oppression of chest; anxious oppression early on waking; anxious oppression in evening after going to bed.

ANXIETY, several times a day (with or without pains), or at certain hours of the day or night; usually the patient finds no rest, but has to run hither and thither, often perspires.

Feels the greatest anguish in head, with whirling before eyes every day from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. since two years ago; walks up and down the room wringing his hands and moaning continually, “Oh, such anguish! Oh, such anguish!” Only when he eats his meals he ceases moaning; appetite good.

Anxiety when riding, with trembling of hands and restlessness.

Full of fear, evil forebodings, fear of death; fears he will fail in business, although he is prospering; wishes to die in spite of best hopes.

ATTACKS OF FEAR; fear of fire; of being alone; of apoplexy, of becoming insane; of going to the poor-house; of disaster (Puls.). Great fear of death; anxiety about heart and dyspnoea, with attacks of pain in chest.

DISTURBANCE OF MIND and SPIRIT of all kinds.

DESPAIR, depressed in spirits and hopeless; despairs of recovery (Ars., Calc. c.), thinks he will die; hopeless, especially after typhus or typhoid, > from nosebleed; driven to despair by excessive itching.

Overwhelming sadness; his ideas are sad and joyless, no joy or realization of benefit in anything. Great despondency, making his own life and that of his family intolerable, suicidal thoughts.

Great depression of mind during climaxis, with chronic abdominal disorders.

Melancholy, with or without insanity; also at times alternating with frenzy and hours of rationality. Melancholy, palpitation and anxiousness cause her at night to waken, < just before menses.

Religious melancholy (Meli.). Thinks he has sinned away his day of grace, it is a fixed idea during the day and he dreams about it at night.

Mania of self-destruction.

Weeping, weeps for hours without knowing cause.

Melancholy after suppressed eruption; emaciated, pale, earthy complexion, weakness of limbs, flushes of heat and palpitation prevent sleep, sleep comes toward morning, would like to stay in bed until midday; aversion to work; indifference, weeping, seeks solitude, despairs of recovery; irritable, forgetful.

SLIGHT EMOTIONS CAUSE SEVERE AILMENTS, every moral emotion causes severe trembling; wrings hands (Kali brom., Phos., Puls., Stram., Sulph., Therid.). Fright caused by merest trifles. Complaints from fright (Lecithin, Tuberc.), often causes perspiration and trembling.

Ailments from grief (LECITHIN, TUBERC.).

Aversion to work; disinclination to work in persons who are generally most industrious; no impulse to occupy himself; most decided repugnance to work.

Disinclination to ride, then desire to ride all the time, even in bad weather.

Averse to bathing, can hardly be induced to take a bath. (SULPH.).

Wants to wash parts (Syph.).

Excitable, vexed with everything, excitable before sleep. Cross when hungry, scolds when dinner is not ready. Attacks of passion resembling frenzy, irritability from weakness.

Excessive sensitiveness, vacillating, fearful, mania, quick change of moods, often very merry and exuberantly so, often again very sudden dejection, on account of his disease or from some trifling cause. Sudden transition from cheerfulness to sadness, or vexation without cause.

Irritable, peevish, passionate, noisy, nervous, easily startled, restless, hands tremble. Irritable, easily angered, always thinking of dying. Intolerably self-willed, annoys those about him (a boy suffering from an eruption). Very disagreeable mood, impatient, extremely ill-humored.

She cannot control her thoughts. Thoughts vanish after over- lifting.

Forgetful of names of persons, recognizes them but calls them by another name.

Memory weak, cannot remember, does not even know his room; loss of location.

Wants to be alone.

Thoughts which he cannot get rid of constantly reappear in his dreams. Horrid thoughts.

Mental labor causes fulness in head; intense headache; throbbing in brain; pain in left temple.

Dull, stupid, foggy as after a debauch, on awaking at night he falls with dizziness.

Dazed mental state; bewildered, cannot answer questions, at times seems to be deprived of thought, she sits there as if she were absent, full of spleen, very low spirited.

Full of imaginations, especially at night, of what he would do or say, if this, that or the other thing should happen; of impossible things; of past, present or future occurrences; carrying on an imaginary conversation pro and con should such things occur.

Indignation and anger from riding over a rough road.

< EMOTIONS; < MENTAL LABOR.

Mental exhaustion from night labor or loss of sleep. Thinking that he understood what he read he tried to explain it and found that he did not understand it. Cloudiness of mind and difficult thinking. her thoughts are not under her control, she is at times quiet without thought, or sits as if lost in thought.

Mental and physical exhaustion from night labor, from loss of sleep, from riding in a car (COCC., Petrol., SEP.). (Nit. ac. > riding.).

Good humor in the morning, works with pleasure, enjoys everything; or ill humor in the morning; quarrelsome.

Easily startled; sensation as if frightened.

SENSORIUM.

Vertigo: mornings, objects seem to go around with him; with headache; eyes feel pressed outward; with confusion and drawing in forehead, with raring in ears.

Vertigo: on going into open air becomes dizzy and wants to go home and lie down, afraid she will lose her breath.

Vertigo: on closing eyes everything around him seems to turn; nausea; reels when walking.

Vertigo: on turning around briskly he almost falls; on looking down or on looking up; when bending over; while walking on a road not enclosed on either side; while walking on an open plain.

Vertigo: she appears to herself either too large or too small; objects appear either too large or too small.

Vertigo resembling a swoon, causing loss of consciousness; as from a jerk in the head.

Vertigo with frequent eructations.

Dizziness; inability to think or to perform mental labor; open air causes dizziness and drowsiness in the head.

INNER HEAD.

Old chronic periodic headache WITH HUNGER, MUST GET UP AT NIGHT TO EAT; headache > by eating; headache if misses a meal; always hungry during headache (Kali phos., Nux v., Phos., Sep., Syph.); appetite increased before headache (Bry., Epiph., Nux v., Sep.).

Recurrent headaches every one, two, or three weeks.

Every time the air blows on his head it slacks up catarrh and a headache comes on. Either coryza or a headache from catching cold. (Headache from anything which lowers resistance of the patient, Tuberc.).

Headache from mental excitement (Nat.m., Nux v., Tuberc.).

Headache follows visual disturbances (Kali bi., Nat.m., Phos., Sep., Sil., Sulph., Tuberc.). Headache preceded by: flickering before eyes; dimness of sight or spots before eyes; spectres; objects dancing before eyes, black spots or rings.

Headaches preceded by dim vision or dark spots before eyes; extreme dulness, fears inflammation of brain; > by nosebleed, followed by darkness before eyes. Cured (Haynel).

Frontal headache with sensation of weakness in forehead.

Pain as if the brain had not room enough in forehead, when rising in morning a forcing outward, < after washing and eating.

Pressing headache in small spots in forehead and temples, < left side, feels intoxicated, stupid.

Morning headache with pressing in forehead, stupefaction, staggering, eyes feel sore.

Sensation as from a heavy blow received on forehead wakens him at 1 a.m.

Surging, drawing and digging in forehead with vertigo.

Rush of blood to head, hot face, hair wet with perspiration, hunger.

Congestion of blood to head immediately after dinner; great congestion of brain, > by nosebleed; congestion to head, heat, awakened him at night, stupefied, could not recollect, after sitting still a while had to rise to collect his senses.

Congestion to head, cheeks and nose red and hot; eruption on face reddens, great anxiety every afternoon after dinner; fifth month of pregnancy.

Fulness of head after mental labor.

Fulness in vertex as if brain would burst, with formication in head, followed by heavy sleep.

Attacks of throbbing headache, in the forehead, with violent nausea as if about to sit down, or also vomiting; starting early in evening and repeated every fortnight.

As if stupid in left side of head in morning.

Headache originally caused twenty years before by driving against high wind, > by wrapping head in woollen scarf, but < by hot water bag. Pain extends from occiput over head to eyes, < by reading to writing for even a few minutes, or sleeping in a light room. Sensation of a band drawn tighter and tighter about head, wakens at 4 or 5 a.m.

Young man subject to migraine once or twice a week, attacks preceded by blindness (one parent had similar headaches). In ten days after Psor. 50M. a carbuncle came on his neck, which opened and discharged of its own accord. No further headaches. (C.M. Boger).

Pain beginning over left eye goes to right, < from hour to hour, then diarrhoea and nausea, finally bloody vomiting; dizziness obliges her to lie down; blur and blue stars before the eyes; veins of temples much dilated; day before headache inordinate appetite, also during first hours of pains; < and brought on by changes of weather, so that even in middle of night she is awakened by pain and always knows here has been a change in weather; stomach sore and sensitive to touch and pressure of clothes; catamenia regular.

Sensation as if head was separated from body: (Alum., Ant. t., Cannab. ? Daph., Nat.m., Nux m., Therid.).

Intense menstrual headaches (Tuberc.).

Headache, a dull pain in morning immediately on waking, or in afternoon when walking rapidly or speaking loudly.

Headache on one side with a certain periodicity < every 28, 14, or a less number of days, more frequently during full moon, or during the new moon, or after mental excitement, after a cold, etc., a pressure or other pain on top of the head or inside it, or a boring pain over one eye.

Periodic headaches associated with putrid stool; preceded by dim vision, or black or fiery spots before the eyes.

Headaches daily at certain hours, with stitching in the temples.

Headaches, shooting pains in the head coming out by the ears; < while walking, < taking exercise, after eating; sees everything black.

Stupefying, pressing morning headache, > by sweat at night.

Din in the brain, signing, humming noise, thunder, etc.; roaring noise in brain.

Feeling of cold pressure on head; cold pressure on vertex.

Headache as if skull would burst.

Headache, drawing pains, stitching pains passing out at ears.

Pain like hammers striking head from within outward; pain all through head as from a hammer.

Cramplike contractive headache. Sensation of a band around head (CARB. AC., GELS., NIT.AC., SULPH., Tuberc.). Pain from right to left, as if piece of wood were laid on back of head.

Pain in back of head as if sprained; pressure on right side of occiput as if luxated.

Headache alternating with other complaints; alternation of headache and cough (Lach.); or eruption in winter alternates with headache; headache form repelled eruption.

Brain feels large.

Pain in head extending to teeth (CHINA, Tuberc.); pain in head extending to throat; pain in head extending to ears.

Headache from mental excitement; from catching cold; from draft of air on head; if misses a meal.

Headache preceded by visual disturbances; hunger (Bry., Epiph., Nux v., Sep.); putrid stool.

Headache accompanied by hunger (Kali phos., Nux v., Phos., Sep., Syph.); empty eructations; putrid stool.

Headache < before a thunder storm; < change of weather; < draft of air; < light in general.

Headache > while eating; > wrapping up head (Hep., Nux v., Rhus t., Sil., Syph., Tuberc.); > nose bleed (Ham., Meli., Bufo, Petr.).

OUTER HEAD.

Hair: dry (Calc. c., Kali c., Sanic., THUJ.); lustreless (Kali n., Sanic., Tuberc.), tangles easily (Borax, Lyc., Nat.m.); sticks together (Lyc., Nat.m., MEZ., Sars., Sep., Sulph.); must comb hair continually.

Bad condition of hair and scalp; untidy and uncleanly appearance.

Hair as if parched; frequently falls, most in front, on the crown and top of the head; bald spots or beginning baldness of certain spots.

Hair falls as if it were dried; falling abundantly.

Sensation as if pulled by the hair (Acon., Alum., Canth., Indium, Iod., Mag.c., Mag.m., Nitrum, Rhus t., Selen.).

A man, age 28, dark complexion, dark brown hair, had a spot on left frontal region, commencing at edge of hair and extending upwards three-fourths of an inch, the skin covering spot was many shades whiter than the surrounding skin, and the lock of hair growing on it had turned perfectly white; after Psor. hair and spot became natural color.

Plica polonica (Sars., Tuberc.).

Dandruff (Med., Sanic.), with or without itching.

Moist, suppurating foetid, also dry eruptions on scalp.

Scurfy eruption of children; large yellow vesicles around and between scales.

Profusely suppurating FOETID eruption on head; rawness and soreness behind ears.

Large humid blotches on head, with scabby eruption on face.

Suppurating eruptions on scalp, oozing a sticky, offensive fluid (Graph., Mez.).

Humid scabby itching, offensive smelling eruption on scalp, full of lice, glandular swellings.

Head so covered with eruption that no part of scalp was visible; crusts cover the scalp; eczema of scalp and face; the hair falls; the oozing lifts up the crusts and exposes new vesicles; it looks like raw beef and it tingles so the child cannot keep its fingers off of it, < at night; < warmth of bed, < warm applications, < anything which would keep the air off of it; > by cool air and < from covering, (contrary to the usual Psor. state). (Kent).

Eruption on the head; tinea capitis, malignant tinea with crusts of greater or less thickness with sensitive stitches and violent itching when one of the places becomes moist; the whole crown of the head painfully sensitive to open air; hard swelling of cervical glands.

Eruption on head, particularly on occiput, completely hiding scalp from view, profuse exudation soiling pillow at night and causing excoriation of skin of nape of neck, OFFENSIVE smelling, innumerable lice.

Eruptions on scalp with swollen glands; with urticaria. Tinea capitis et faciei. Crusta serpiginosa.

Pustules and boils on head, containing large quantities of pus, severe itching, causing child to scratch so violently that blood flows; formation of thick dirty yellow scabs, which when removed show a raw surface from which a yellow lymph exudes, which stiffens the linen, after removal new scales form; eruption spreads on nape of neck, scalp and on most of the forehead; the eruption has a very OFFENSIVE odor; such a large quantity of lymph is exuded that head sticks to pillow; child very restless, scratches head violently, and if prevented becomes irritable and screams; large pustules on arms and body which show no tendency to heal.

DIRTY looking, OFFENSIVE boils on head and scalp.

Painful lumps under skin come and go, round tumors, in rare cases suppurate.

Sensitive spots about head (Borax, Naja).

AVERSE TO HAVING HEAD UNCOVERED (Sil.), (IF ERUPTION IS PRESENT WANTS THE HEAD UNCOVERED); wears a fur cap in hot weather.

< UNCOVERING THE HEAD (SIL.).

Sensation of constriction in skin of head and face.

< from having hair cut (Bell., Glon., Sep.).

Whole head burns.

Viscid sweat about the head.

Following injury to head internal strabismus.

Child, age 3, had milk crusts since 3 months old, was emaciated with enlarged cervical glands and a sickly puny appearance, the whole scalp was involved and emitted an offensive odor. The hair matted, impossible to keep it clean, bowels never moved without artificial aid. Psor. 200, one dose, produced severe aggravation, then a permanent cure.

EYES.

Aversion to light. The eyes are most sensitive to daylight, they are pained by it, it makes them smart and they close involuntarily.

Great PHOTOPHOBIA, walks with eyes bent upon ground, scurfy eruption on face.

PHOTOPHOBIA, when walking in open air, with inflammation of lids.

PHOTOPHOBIA, cannot open eyes, lies on face, inflammation of lids, internal surface much congested.

Eye lids, especially in morning, are as if closed, he cannot open them (for minutes, sometimes even for hours), eyelids are heavy as if paralyzed or convulsively closed.

Lids spasmodically closed, intense photophobia and profuse flow of hot tears; much pustular eruption on face; large brown scab on right eye, from beneath which pours pus abundantly when touched; constipated; appetite for dainties only. Pustular keratitis.

Acute ciliary blepharitis, internal surface of lid chiefly affected; photophobia, strumous diathesis with unhealthy offensive discharges.

Ciliary blepharitis, right to left, < morning and during day; chronic cases subject to acute exacerbations.

Eyelids; swollen; inflamed; child rubs eyes, greatly swollen, closely pressed together; thickened; tendency to styes; itching, especially in canthi; herpetic eruption; scrofulous inflammation, covered with thick crusts, whole body covered with bran-like tetter; granulation and induration of mucous membrane, so that the lids become like gristle, redness and ulceration.

Edges of lids full of dry mucus.

Everted lids with gummy discharge. Lids thickened and turned out like ectropion.

Turning out of lids with loss of lashes.

Recurrent pustular inflammation of cornea and conjunctiva, chronic form, scrofulous base.

Right eye red internally and externally, vesicles on cornea; eruption on head.

Scrofulous inflammation of eyes; ulceration of cornea; accumulation of foetid pus in eyes.

Eyes much inflamed, < left, supraorbital pain; profuse lachrymation; intolerance of light, must bury face in pillow; tear sac very sensitive.

Inflammation of eyes of various kinds.

Stitches in eyes.

“He looks frightful with his red eyes, redness of mucous membrane of nose, mouth and lips; eruption on face, red skin oozing a thick yellow discharge”.

Pterygium.

Serous choroiditis, some ciliary congestion and great haziness of vitreous, so that optic nerve was only discerned with great difficulty and then was found decidedly hyperaemic as was the whole fundus; headache especially in morning; constant profuse sweating of palms of hands.

Heat, redness and pressure in eyes, tendency to catarrhal inflammation, lids agglutinated in morning; inflammation with burning; burning pressing pains in eyes, < late evening, must close them.

Eyes water, inflamed, hurt so she can hardly open them; pains over eyebrows, down nose, also back of head; eyes become gummy, yellow green discharge from eyes and nose.

Right eye inflamed, pressure as from foreign body when lids are closed; as of sand in eyes.

Lachrymation.

Soreness of eyes and burning, must close them.

Eyes feel tired in evening.

Sensation of cold in eyes.

Yellowness around the eyes; yellowness of white of eyes.

Dim opaque spots on cornea.

Iritis, vision threatened, but under Psor, brought to normal.

Dropsy of the eye.

Obscuration of crystalline lens, cataract, squinting.

Internal strabismus following injury to head, iris touching inner canthus.

The right eye feels as if moulding away.

He cannot look long at anything else everything flickers before the eye; objects seem to move; objects seem to tremble for a few moments and get dark.

Confusedness before eyes after anxiety.

Darkness before eyes and ringing in ears.

Amaurosis; with scabby eruption on occiput and ears; increasing to blindness.

Far-sightedness; short-sightedness.

False vision, he sees objects double, or manifold, or only half of them.

Illusion of vision, sees faces before falling asleep (Calc. c.), beautiful, ugly, diabolical, distorted, black, white, upper half, lower half.

Night blindness, sees well in day but in twilight cannot see at all.

Dazzling in evening when walking in street.

Blindness by day, can only see well in twilight.

Blurred vision before headache (IRIS, Kali bi., Lac can., Lac def., Phos., Tuberc.); seems to look through veil or mist. Colors before eyes preceding headache, black or fiery spots.

Black points or dark streaks before eyes, floating as if flies; net works especially when looking into bright light.

EARS.

Various sounds and noises in ears, signing, cracking, humming, buzzing, ringing with hardness of hearing.

The hearing is excessively irritated and sensitive, she can not hear a bell ring without trembling; is thrown into convulsions by the beating of a drum, etc., many sounds cause pain in the ear.

Sensation as of wind passing out of ear (Aeth., Calc. c., Mill.). Sensation as of something flowing or crawling out of ears. Sensation in left ear as if breath came out of it instead of from respiratory organs.

Crawling sensation and itching in ear, child can hardly be kept from boring or picking in meatus.

Deafness of various degrees even up to total deafness, with or without noise in ear, < according to weather.

Sensation as if he heard with ears not his own, evening.

Coldness in right ear followed by sticking. Stitches in ear outwardly.

Feeling as if stuffed with cotton, forenoons.

Sensation as if something burst suddenly, when eating or swallowing saliva.

Severe pain in ear confined him to bed for four days, ear swollen, thought pain would drive him crazy.

Pain extending from ear to vertex (Ol.an., Sars.).

Soreness in jaw around right ear, could not use his mouth because of contraction and pain, could scarcely crowd his fingers between his teeth.

Pulsations in the ear.

External ear much swollen; swelling of parotid glands.

Meatus externus scabby, humid scurfs behind ears (Lyc.). Soreness behind ears with discharge of gluey, sticky substance (Graph., Sanic.).

External ears raw, red, oozing, scabby, sore pain behind ears; ears itch internally and externally.

Scabby eczema behind right ear came out, curing childs deafness.

Soreness of whole external ear, with abundant yellow, offensive smelling discharge; severe itching, < evening and lasting until midnight, preventing sleep and nearly driving him crazy; loss of appetite and great despondency.

Right ear a mass of crusts and pus, the crusts extended behind auricle to occiput upward upon parietal bone nearly to vertex, forward to right ear and over cheek; upon edge of region involved small vesicles filled with clear fluid, which become yellow, then crusted, and pus flowed from beneath crusts.

Margaret Burgess Webster