Destructiveness is the keynote of this acid. It produces slow deeply destructive effects, caries of bones esp. long bones; ulcerations, bedsores; varicose veins. It is suitable to complaints of old age or prematurely aged. Pale, miserable, cachectic, flabby and broken down patients. Always feels too hot; wants to bathe in cold water. Tissues are puffy, indurated and fistulous. Discharges are thin; foul, acrid or salty, causing itching. Oedema. Felon. Naevi. Secondary syphilis. Increased ability to exercise his muscles, without fatigue, regardless of most excessive heat of summer or cold of winter. Numbness; of the part not lain on; in brain diseases, spinal affections. Calcareous degeneration. Naevus, flat. Suffering if the call for evacuation is not immediately attended to. Dropsy; with numbness or without. Goitre.
Falling out of hair; after fevers. Brittle, tousy hair.
Old cicatrices become red & round edged & threaten to become open ulcers
Varicose veins & ulcers in obstinate & long standing cases
Heaviness and weight in stomach heat in stomach before meals. Sour eructations. Averse to coffee, wants fancy dishes
Desire for highly seasoned food. Craves cold water, hungry. Warm drinks produce diarrhœa.
Sensation as of a cold wind blowing through the eyes.
Fluent coryza; during sleep. Sneezing, with salivation.
Teeth; decay rapidly; worse at roots; feel warm. Thin enamel.
Desire for pungent, spicy, highly seasoned food; cold water; warm drinks produce diarrhoea. Gnawing hunger, is always eating which temporarily relieves.
Soreness over liver. Warm drinks and salmon produce diarrhoea. Itching and burning at anus. Sensation of emptiness at the region of navel, with a desire to draw a deep breath better bandaging.
Increased sexual desire; in old men. Violent erections at night. Oily pungent smelling sweat on genitals.
Menses; too early, copious, frequent, too long. Metrorrhagia, with difficulty of breathing. Copious excoriating leucorrhoea.
Fever: Acrid, eroding sweat; excites itching. Sweat on hands and feet. Nightly fevers coming on periodically.
Feels as if hot vapour were emitted from all the pores. Dry, harsh, itching or cracked skin.
Better: Cool BATHING. Rapid motion. Short sleep. Bending head back. Eating.
Worse:HEAT; of room. Night. Alcohol, (Red wine). Sour foods.
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