It is a great polychrest remedy, acting upon NERVES, motor and sensory and on MUSCLES voluntary and involuntary; of BLADDER, larynx and limbs. Weakness; progressive; loss of muscular strength, causing increasing uncertainty of control over the muscles, finally ending in PARALYSIS; of single organs or parts. Paralysis; from exposure to cold; post-diphtheritic; from lead. Chronic rheumatic affections cause contraction of tendons and deformities about the joints. Pains are tearing, drawing, burning, of the part grasped by hand. Soreness, rawness. Trembling, convulsions, chorea, in nervous girls worse during menses. Sympathetic jerkings, twitching, startings and restlessness are other characteristic symptoms. Cramps here and there. Emaciation; due to disease, fright, worry, grief, and of long lasting illness. Children are slow in learning to talk and walk. Anaesthesia. Epilepsy, runs in circle, then falls down; at puberty. Patient is susceptible to both cold and heat. Joints stiff. It is adapted to broken down, worn out senile persons or to dark complexioned rigid fibered persons. Restlessness at night, esp. the legs are constantly on the go. Ill effects of burns and scalds, fright, grief, worry, sorrow, night watching. Ulcers maltreated with lead. Cold water tones the paralysis. Fissures; from least provocation, about wings of nose, lips, anus etc. Motion as of coition; chorea. Awkward at talking, chewing, walking. Mental effects; convulsions, from suppressed eruptions. As if cold water was running from clavicle down to toes. Broken down seniles. In catarrhal affections of the air passages, and seems to choose preferably dark-complexioned and rigid-fibered persons. This weakness progresses until we have gradually appearing paralysis. Local paralysis, vocal cords, muscles of deglutition, of tongue, eyelids, face, bladder and extremities. The skin of a Causticum person is of a dirty white sallow, with warts, especially on the face.
Ailments from long-lasting grief, sudden emotions, fear, fright and joy. Thinking of complaints, aggravates, especially haemorrhoids.
Children slow in learning to walk
Face: Paralysis of right side. Pain in facial bones. Pain in jaws, with difficulty in opening mouth.
Greasy taste. Aversion to sweets. Feels as if lime were burned in stomach
Urine: Involuntary when coughing, sneezing, blowing the nose.
Involuntary urine during first sleep at night; also from slightest excitement. Retension after surgical operations.
Stool: Hard, tough, covered with mucus; shines like grease; small-shaped; expelled with much straining, or only on standing up.
Epilepsy when fit occurs during sleep & urine escapes involuntarily
Warts large, jagged, bleeding easily, on tips of fingers and nose.
Old burns that do not get well, and ill effects from burns. Pains of burns.
Cough with rawness and soreness in chest with inability to expectorate sputa, must be swallowed relieved by swallow of cold water on expiration chiefly at night.
Hoarseness with rawness and aphonia worse in the morning.
Must move constantly but motion does not relieve.
Cannot cover too warmly, but warmth does not aggravate.
Cicatrices, especially burns, scalds, freshen up, becomes sore again , old injuries reopen
Menses too early, too feeble, only during the day, cease on lying down.
Paralysis of single parts, vocal organs, tongue, eye lids, face, extremities, bladder, generally on right side, from exposure to cold winds or drafts, after typhoid, diptheria, gradually appearing
Drooping of upper eyelids, cannot keep them open.
Warts large, jagged, often pedunculated, bleeding easily,excluding moisture, small over the body, on eyelids, face, nose.
Causticum antidotes paralysis from lead poisoning.
Worse: dry, cold winds, in clear fine weather, cold air; from motion of carriage, on becoming cold, from getting wet or bathing.
Better: in damp, wet weather; warmth. Heat of bed
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