Silicea [Sil]

      It is esp. useful, when ulcers exist on the mucous membranes and

these discharge a thin, bloody excoriating matter: or they may be dry and then there is annoying dryness of nose.

Spigelia [Spig]

      It is useful when the Coryza with lachrymation is associated with Ciliary Neuralgia, in which this remedy is our mainstay.

Sticta Pulmonaria [Stict]

      It is indicated when the nose is stuffed up and dry- the nasal secretion dries up so rapidly that it cannot be discharged. A hard, dry, barking cough is associated with it.

Stillingia [Still]

It is useful in the excoriating Coryza, almost always associated with affections of the long bones of Syphilitic or scrofulous origin, in which also it is of great use.

Sulphur [Sulph]

      It is indicated in those who are subject to catarrhs, esp. chronic, when scabs form in the nasal cavity, nose bleeds readily and is swollen, the alae esp. are red and scabby.

The nose is stuffed up while indoors, but breathing is unobstructed, when out in th open air. When the nose is stuffed up the patient breathes with his mouth open-compare Antim tart., lachesis, lycopodium, Opium and Sambucus

Verbascum [Verb]

      It is to be thought of as a remedy for colds or catarrh with profuse nasal discharges and lachrymation, when they are associated with the Neuralgia of the left side of the face which appears periodically, generally in the same hour in the morning and afternoon each day.

E. A. Farrington
E. A. Farrington (1847-1885) was born in Williamsburg, NY, on January 1, 1847. He began his study of medicine under the preceptorship of his brother, Harvey W. Farrington, MD. In 1866 he graduated from the Homoeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania. In 1867 he entered the Hahnemann Medical College, graduating in 1868. He entered practice immediately after his graduation, establishing himself on Mount Vernon Street. Books by Ernest Farrington: Clinical Materia Medica, Comparative Materia Medica, Lesser Writings With Therapeutic Hints.