Characteristic – Adapted to persons of light complexion, blue eyes, blonde in preference to brunette, tall, slim, flat, narrow chest, active and precocious mentally, weak physically, the tubercular diathesis.
When with a family history of tubercular affections the best selected remedy fails to relieve or permanently improve, without reference to name of disease.
Symptoms ever changing, ailments affecting one organ, then another – the lungs, brain, kidneys, liver, stomach, nervous system – beginning suddenly, ceasing suddenly.
Takes cold easily without knowing how or where, seems to take cold “every time he takes a breath of fresh air” (Hepar).
Emaciation rapid and pronounced, losing flesh while eating well (Abrotanum, Calcarea, Conium, Iodium, Nat.)
Melancholy, despondent, morose, irritable, fretful, peevish, taciturn, sulky, naturally of a sweat disposition, now on the borderland of insanity.
Everything in the room seemed strange as though in a strange place.
Headache: chronic, tubercular, pain intense, sharp, cutting from above right eye to occiput, as of an iron hoop around the head (Anacardium, Cactus grandiflorus), when the best selected remedy only palliates.
School – girl’s headache, aggravation by study or even slight mental exertion, when using eyes in close work and glasses fail to ameliorate, with a tubercular history.
Acute cerebral or basilar meningitis, with threatened effusion, nocturnal hallucination, wakes from sleep frightened, screams, when Apis, Helleborus, or Sulph., though well selected, fail to improve.
Crops of small boils, intensely painful, successively appear in the nose, green, fetid pus (Secale).
Plica polonica, several bad cases permanently cured after Borax and Psorinum failed.
Diarrhea: early morning, sudden, imperative (Sulphur), emaciating though eating well (Iodium, Nat.), stool dark brown, watery, offensive, discharged with great force, great weakness and profuse night sweats.
Menses: too early, too profuse, too long lasting, tardy in starting, with frightful dysmenorrhea, in patients with a tuberculous history.
Eczema: tubercular, over entire body, itching intense aggravation at night when undressing, or from bathing, immense quantities of white bran – like scales, oozing behind the ears, in the hair, in the folds of the skin with a rawness and soreness, fiery red skin. Ringworms.
Tubercular deposit begins in apex of lungs, usually the left (Phosphorus, Sulphur, Theridion).
Relations – Complementary: Psorinum, Sulphur
When Psorinum, Sulphur, or the best selected remedy fails to relieve or permanently improve.
Belladonna, for acute attacks, congestive or inflammatory, occurring in tubercular diseases.
Hydrastis to fatten patients cured with Tuberculinum.