Its excessive intake produces symptoms of salt retention, such as dropsies and oedema; but it also affects the blood causing anaemia and leucocytosis. MIND, HEART, liver and spleen come under its influence. The patient is thin, thirsty, poorly nourished on account of digestive disturbances, and his MENTAL BEHAVIOUR and physical symptoms are hopeless or awkward in nature. Emaciation; descending, of neck or abdomen. MUCOUS MEMBRANES and skin may be DRY or may produce thick, white or clear, watery, acrid discharges. Dryness of mouth, throat, rectum, vagina etc. Numbness of one side; parts lain on; with paralysis; fingers, parts seem too short. Easy exhaustion. Contraction of muscles, tendons. Neuralgic pains with tears. Trembling. Prostration. Hysterical debility. Emaciation even while living well. Great weakness and weariness. Tendency to take cold. Coldness. Children talk late; cross, irritable, cry from slightest cause. Cachexia; malarial. Oversensitive to all sorts of influences. Goitre; hyperthyroidism. Addison’s disease. Diabetes. It has Twitching in muscles. Frequent starts in upper part of body. Chorea; jumping; after fright. Ill effects of disappointment; fright, grief, fit of passion; loss of fluids, masturbation; injury to head; silver salts; salt. Young girls become love lorn and fall in love with married men. Paralysis; from emotions, sexual excess. Likes to be covered but does not better. Trembling of the whole body from smoking tobacco.
For the anaemic and cachetic; whether from loss of vital fluids - profuse menses, seminal losses - or mental affections.
Great liability to take cold
Irritability: child cross when spoken to; crying from slightest cause; gets into a passion about trifles, especially when consoled with.
Awkward, hasty, drops things from nervous weakness
Marked disposition to weep; sad weeping mood without cause, but consolation from others worse her troubles.
Headache: anaemic, of school girls; from sunrise to sunset; left sided clavus; as if bursting; with red face, nausea and vomiting before, during and after menses; as though a thousand little hammers were knocking in the brain during fever; better by perspiration.
Headache; beginning with blindness; with zig-zag dazzling, like lightening in eyes, ushering in a throbbing headache; from eye strain.
Lachrymation; tears stream down the face whenever he coughs.
Hay fever: squirming sensation in the nostril, as of a small worm; brought on by exposure to hot sun or intense summer heat.
Sensation as of a hair on the tongue .Tongue: mapped, with red insular patches; like ringworm on sides; heavy, difficult speech, children slow in learning to walk.
Constipation: sensation of contraction of anus; torn, bleeding, smarting afterwards; stool, dry, hard, difficult, crumbling; stitches in rectum; involuntary, knows not whether flatus or faeces escape
Urine: involuntary when walking, coughing, laughing; has to wait a long while or urine to pass, if others are present; cutting in urethra after
Seminal emission: soon after coition, with increased desire; weakness of organs with retarted emission during an embrace; impotence, spinal irritation, paralysis, after sexual excesses.
Pressing, pushing towards genitals every morning; must sit down to prevent prolapsus
Fluttering of the heart; with a weak, faint feeling worse lying down
The heart's pulsations shake the body
The hair falls out when touched, in nursing women; face oily, shiny, as if greased
For the bad effects: of anger (caused by offence); acid food, bread, quinine, excessive use of salt; of cauterization of all kinds with the silver nitrate; to grief, fright, vexation, mortification or reserved displeasure
Hangnails: skin around the nails dry and cracked; herpes about anus and on borders of hair at nape of neck
Warts on palms of hands
Dreams: of robbers in the house, and on waking, will not believe to the contrary until search is made; of burning thirst.
Fever blisters, like pearls about the lips; lips dry, sore and cracked, ulcerated.
Painful contractions of the hamstrings
Craving for salt; great aversion to bread.
Eczema; raw, red, inflamed, especially in edges of hair; worse from eating too much salt, at sea shore, or from ocean voyage.
Urticaria, acute or chronic; over whole body; especially after violent exercise
Intermittents: paroxysm at 10 or 11 a. m.; old, chronic, badly treated cased, especially after suppression by quinine; headache, with unconsciousness during chill and heat; sweat better pains.
Eczema especially at the edge of hair.
Worse: At 10 or 11 a. m.; at the seashore or form sea air; heat of sun or stove; mental exertion, taling, writing, reading; lying down.
Better: In the open air; cold bathing; going without regular meals; lying on right side
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