PSORINUM

  [Presented by title before the I.H.A., Bureau of Materia Medica, June 7, 1935.].

MARGARET BURGESS WEBSTER, M.D.

MIND.

ANXIOUS; full of fear; evil forebodings.

ANXIETY; anxiety of conscience as though guilty of a crime (Alum., Ars., Aur., Dig.); anxiety with oppression of chest; anxious oppression early on waking; anxious oppression in evening after going to bed.

ANXIETY, several times a day (with or without pains), or at certain hours of the day or night; usually the patient finds no rest, but has to run hither and thither, often perspires.

Feels the greatest anguish in head, with whirling before eyes every day from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. since two years ago; walks up and down the room wringing his hands and moaning continually, “Oh, such anguish! Oh, such anguish!” Only when he eats his meals he ceases moaning; appetite good.

Anxiety when riding, with trembling of hands and restlessness.

Full of fear, evil forebodings, fear of death; fears he will fail in business, although he is prospering; wishes to die in spite of best hopes.

ATTACKS OF FEAR; fear of fire; of being alone; of apoplexy, of becoming insane; of going to the poor-house; of disaster (Puls.). Great fear of death; anxiety about heart and dyspnoea, with attacks of pain in chest.

DISTURBANCE OF MIND and SPIRIT of all kinds.

DESPAIR, depressed in spirits and hopeless; despairs of recovery (Ars., Calc. c.), thinks he will die; hopeless, especially after typhus or typhoid, > from nosebleed; driven to despair by excessive itching.

Overwhelming sadness; his ideas are sad and joyless, no joy or realization of benefit in anything. Great despondency, making his own life and that of his family intolerable, suicidal thoughts.

Great depression of mind during climaxis, with chronic abdominal disorders.

Melancholy, with or without insanity; also at times alternating with frenzy and hours of rationality. Melancholy, palpitation and anxiousness cause her at night to waken, < just before menses.

Religious melancholy (Meli.). Thinks he has sinned away his day of grace, it is a fixed idea during the day and he dreams about it at night.

Mania of self-destruction.

Weeping, weeps for hours without knowing cause.

Melancholy after suppressed eruption; emaciated, pale, earthy complexion, weakness of limbs, flushes of heat and palpitation prevent sleep, sleep comes toward morning, would like to stay in bed until midday; aversion to work; indifference, weeping, seeks solitude, despairs of recovery; irritable, forgetful.

SLIGHT EMOTIONS CAUSE SEVERE AILMENTS, every moral emotion causes severe trembling; wrings hands (Kali brom., Phos., Puls., Stram., Sulph., Therid.). Fright caused by merest trifles. Complaints from fright (Lecithin, Tuberc.), often causes perspiration and trembling.

Ailments from grief (LECITHIN, TUBERC.).

Aversion to work; disinclination to work in persons who are generally most industrious; no impulse to occupy himself; most decided repugnance to work.

Disinclination to ride, then desire to ride all the time, even in bad weather.

Averse to bathing, can hardly be induced to take a bath. (SULPH.).

Wants to wash parts (Syph.).

Excitable, vexed with everything, excitable before sleep. Cross when hungry, scolds when dinner is not ready. Attacks of passion resembling frenzy, irritability from weakness.

Excessive sensitiveness, vacillating, fearful, mania, quick change of moods, often very merry and exuberantly so, often again very sudden dejection, on account of his disease or from some trifling cause. Sudden transition from cheerfulness to sadness, or vexation without cause.

Irritable, peevish, passionate, noisy, nervous, easily startled, restless, hands tremble. Irritable, easily angered, always thinking of dying. Intolerably self-willed, annoys those about him (a boy suffering from an eruption). Very disagreeable mood, impatient, extremely ill-humored.

She cannot control her thoughts. Thoughts vanish after over- lifting.

Forgetful of names of persons, recognizes them but calls them by another name.

Memory weak, cannot remember, does not even know his room; loss of location.

Wants to be alone.

Thoughts which he cannot get rid of constantly reappear in his dreams. Horrid thoughts.

Mental labor causes fulness in head; intense headache; throbbing in brain; pain in left temple.

Dull, stupid, foggy as after a debauch, on awaking at night he falls with dizziness.

Dazed mental state; bewildered, cannot answer questions, at times seems to be deprived of thought, she sits there as if she were absent, full of spleen, very low spirited.

Full of imaginations, especially at night, of what he would do or say, if this, that or the other thing should happen; of impossible things; of past, present or future occurrences; carrying on an imaginary conversation pro and con should such things occur.

Indignation and anger from riding over a rough road.

< EMOTIONS; < MENTAL LABOR.

Mental exhaustion from night labor or loss of sleep. Thinking that he understood what he read he tried to explain it and found that he did not understand it. Cloudiness of mind and difficult thinking. her thoughts are not under her control, she is at times quiet without thought, or sits as if lost in thought.

Mental and physical exhaustion from night labor, from loss of sleep, from riding in a car (COCC., Petrol., SEP.). (Nit. ac. > riding.).

Good humor in the morning, works with pleasure, enjoys everything; or ill humor in the morning; quarrelsome.

Easily startled; sensation as if frightened.

SENSORIUM.

Vertigo: mornings, objects seem to go around with him; with headache; eyes feel pressed outward; with confusion and drawing in forehead, with raring in ears.

Vertigo: on going into open air becomes dizzy and wants to go home and lie down, afraid she will lose her breath.

Vertigo: on closing eyes everything around him seems to turn; nausea; reels when walking.

Vertigo: on turning around briskly he almost falls; on looking down or on looking up; when bending over; while walking on a road not enclosed on either side; while walking on an open plain.

Vertigo: she appears to herself either too large or too small; objects appear either too large or too small.

Vertigo resembling a swoon, causing loss of consciousness; as from a jerk in the head.

Vertigo with frequent eructations.

Dizziness; inability to think or to perform mental labor; open air causes dizziness and drowsiness in the head.

INNER HEAD.

Old chronic periodic headache WITH HUNGER, MUST GET UP AT NIGHT TO EAT; headache > by eating; headache if misses a meal; always hungry during headache (Kali phos., Nux v., Phos., Sep., Syph.); appetite increased before headache (Bry., Epiph., Nux v., Sep.).

Recurrent headaches every one, two, or three weeks.

Every time the air blows on his head it slacks up catarrh and a headache comes on. Either coryza or a headache from catching cold. (Headache from anything which lowers resistance of the patient, Tuberc.).

Headache from mental excitement (Nat.m., Nux v., Tuberc.).

Headache follows visual disturbances (Kali bi., Nat.m., Phos., Sep., Sil., Sulph., Tuberc.). Headache preceded by: flickering before eyes; dimness of sight or spots before eyes; spectres; objects dancing before eyes, black spots or rings.

Headaches preceded by dim vision or dark spots before eyes; extreme dulness, fears inflammation of brain; > by nosebleed, followed by darkness before eyes. Cured (Haynel).

Frontal headache with sensation of weakness in forehead.

Pain as if the brain had not room enough in forehead, when rising in morning a forcing outward, < after washing and eating.

Pressing headache in small spots in forehead and temples, < left side, feels intoxicated, stupid.

Morning headache with pressing in forehead, stupefaction, staggering, eyes feel sore.

Sensation as from a heavy blow received on forehead wakens him at 1 a.m.

Surging, drawing and digging in forehead with vertigo.

Rush of blood to head, hot face, hair wet with perspiration, hunger.

Congestion of blood to head immediately after dinner; great congestion of brain, > by nosebleed; congestion to head, heat, awakened him at night, stupefied, could not recollect, after sitting still a while had to rise to collect his senses.

Congestion to head, cheeks and nose red and hot; eruption on face reddens, great anxiety every afternoon after dinner; fifth month of pregnancy.

Fulness of head after mental labor.

Fulness in vertex as if brain would burst, with formication in head, followed by heavy sleep.

Attacks of throbbing headache, in the forehead, with violent nausea as if about to sit down, or also vomiting; starting early in evening and repeated every fortnight.

As if stupid in left side of head in morning.

Headache originally caused twenty years before by driving against high wind, > by wrapping head in woollen scarf, but < by hot water bag. Pain extends from occiput over head to eyes, < by reading to writing for even a few minutes, or sleeping in a light room. Sensation of a band drawn tighter and tighter about head, wakens at 4 or 5 a.m.

Young man subject to migraine once or twice a week, attacks preceded by blindness (one parent had similar headaches). In ten days after Psor. 50M. a carbuncle came on his neck, which opened and discharged of its own accord. No further headaches. (C.M. Boger).

Pain beginning over left eye goes to right, < from hour to hour, then diarrhoea and nausea, finally bloody vomiting; dizziness obliges her to lie down; blur and blue stars before the eyes; veins of temples much dilated; day before headache inordinate appetite, also during first hours of pains; < and brought on by changes of weather, so that even in middle of night she is awakened by pain and always knows here has been a change in weather; stomach sore and sensitive to touch and pressure of clothes; catamenia regular.

Sensation as if head was separated from body: (Alum., Ant. t., Cannab. ? Daph., Nat.m., Nux m., Therid.).

Intense menstrual headaches (Tuberc.).

Headache, a dull pain in morning immediately on waking, or in afternoon when walking rapidly or speaking loudly.

Headache on one side with a certain periodicity < every 28, 14, or a less number of days, more frequently during full moon, or during the new moon, or after mental excitement, after a cold, etc., a pressure or other pain on top of the head or inside it, or a boring pain over one eye.

Periodic headaches associated with putrid stool; preceded by dim vision, or black or fiery spots before the eyes.

Headaches daily at certain hours, with stitching in the temples.

Headaches, shooting pains in the head coming out by the ears; < while walking, < taking exercise, after eating; sees everything black.

Stupefying, pressing morning headache, > by sweat at night.

Din in the brain, signing, humming noise, thunder, etc.; roaring noise in brain.

Feeling of cold pressure on head; cold pressure on vertex.

Headache as if skull would burst.

Headache, drawing pains, stitching pains passing out at ears.

Pain like hammers striking head from within outward; pain all through head as from a hammer.

Cramplike contractive headache. Sensation of a band around head (CARB. AC., GELS., NIT.AC., SULPH., Tuberc.). Pain from right to left, as if piece of wood were laid on back of head.

Pain in back of head as if sprained; pressure on right side of occiput as if luxated.

Headache alternating with other complaints; alternation of headache and cough (Lach.); or eruption in winter alternates with headache; headache form repelled eruption.

Brain feels large.

Pain in head extending to teeth (CHINA, Tuberc.); pain in head extending to throat; pain in head extending to ears.

Headache from mental excitement; from catching cold; from draft of air on head; if misses a meal.

Headache preceded by visual disturbances; hunger (Bry., Epiph., Nux v., Sep.); putrid stool.

Headache accompanied by hunger (Kali phos., Nux v., Phos., Sep., Syph.); empty eructations; putrid stool.

Headache < before a thunder storm; < change of weather; < draft of air; < light in general.

Headache > while eating; > wrapping up head (Hep., Nux v., Rhus t., Sil., Syph., Tuberc.); > nose bleed (Ham., Meli., Bufo, Petr.).

OUTER HEAD.

Hair: dry (Calc. c., Kali c., Sanic., THUJ.); lustreless (Kali n., Sanic., Tuberc.), tangles easily (Borax, Lyc., Nat.m.); sticks together (Lyc., Nat.m., MEZ., Sars., Sep., Sulph.); must comb hair continually.

Bad condition of hair and scalp; untidy and uncleanly appearance.

Hair as if parched; frequently falls, most in front, on the crown and top of the head; bald spots or beginning baldness of certain spots.

Hair falls as if it were dried; falling abundantly.

Sensation as if pulled by the hair (Acon., Alum., Canth., Indium, Iod., Mag.c., Mag.m., Nitrum, Rhus t., Selen.).

A man, age 28, dark complexion, dark brown hair, had a spot on left frontal region, commencing at edge of hair and extending upwards three-fourths of an inch, the skin covering spot was many shades whiter than the surrounding skin, and the lock of hair growing on it had turned perfectly white; after Psor. hair and spot became natural color.

Plica polonica (Sars., Tuberc.).

Dandruff (Med., Sanic.), with or without itching.

Moist, suppurating foetid, also dry eruptions on scalp.

Scurfy eruption of children; large yellow vesicles around and between scales.

Profusely suppurating FOETID eruption on head; rawness and soreness behind ears.

Large humid blotches on head, with scabby eruption on face.

Suppurating eruptions on scalp, oozing a sticky, offensive fluid (Graph., Mez.).

Humid scabby itching, offensive smelling eruption on scalp, full of lice, glandular swellings.

Head so covered with eruption that no part of scalp was visible; crusts cover the scalp; eczema of scalp and face; the hair falls; the oozing lifts up the crusts and exposes new vesicles; it looks like raw beef and it tingles so the child cannot keep its fingers off of it, < at night; < warmth of bed, < warm applications, < anything which would keep the air off of it; > by cool air and < from covering, (contrary to the usual Psor. state). (Kent).

Eruption on the head; tinea capitis, malignant tinea with crusts of greater or less thickness with sensitive stitches and violent itching when one of the places becomes moist; the whole crown of the head painfully sensitive to open air; hard swelling of cervical glands.

Eruption on head, particularly on occiput, completely hiding scalp from view, profuse exudation soiling pillow at night and causing excoriation of skin of nape of neck, OFFENSIVE smelling, innumerable lice.

Eruptions on scalp with swollen glands; with urticaria. Tinea capitis et faciei. Crusta serpiginosa.

Pustules and boils on head, containing large quantities of pus, severe itching, causing child to scratch so violently that blood flows; formation of thick dirty yellow scabs, which when removed show a raw surface from which a yellow lymph exudes, which stiffens the linen, after removal new scales form; eruption spreads on nape of neck, scalp and on most of the forehead; the eruption has a very OFFENSIVE odor; such a large quantity of lymph is exuded that head sticks to pillow; child very restless, scratches head violently, and if prevented becomes irritable and screams; large pustules on arms and body which show no tendency to heal.

DIRTY looking, OFFENSIVE boils on head and scalp.

Painful lumps under skin come and go, round tumors, in rare cases suppurate.

Sensitive spots about head (Borax, Naja).

AVERSE TO HAVING HEAD UNCOVERED (Sil.), (IF ERUPTION IS PRESENT WANTS THE HEAD UNCOVERED); wears a fur cap in hot weather.

< UNCOVERING THE HEAD (SIL.).

Sensation of constriction in skin of head and face.

< from having hair cut (Bell., Glon., Sep.).

Whole head burns.

Viscid sweat about the head.

Following injury to head internal strabismus.

Child, age 3, had milk crusts since 3 months old, was emaciated with enlarged cervical glands and a sickly puny appearance, the whole scalp was involved and emitted an offensive odor. The hair matted, impossible to keep it clean, bowels never moved without artificial aid. Psor. 200, one dose, produced severe aggravation, then a permanent cure.

EYES.

Aversion to light. The eyes are most sensitive to daylight, they are pained by it, it makes them smart and they close involuntarily.

Great PHOTOPHOBIA, walks with eyes bent upon ground, scurfy eruption on face.

PHOTOPHOBIA, when walking in open air, with inflammation of lids.

PHOTOPHOBIA, cannot open eyes, lies on face, inflammation of lids, internal surface much congested.

Eye lids, especially in morning, are as if closed, he cannot open them (for minutes, sometimes even for hours), eyelids are heavy as if paralyzed or convulsively closed.

Lids spasmodically closed, intense photophobia and profuse flow of hot tears; much pustular eruption on face; large brown scab on right eye, from beneath which pours pus abundantly when touched; constipated; appetite for dainties only. Pustular keratitis.

Acute ciliary blepharitis, internal surface of lid chiefly affected; photophobia, strumous diathesis with unhealthy offensive discharges.

Ciliary blepharitis, right to left, < morning and during day; chronic cases subject to acute exacerbations.

Eyelids; swollen; inflamed; child rubs eyes, greatly swollen, closely pressed together; thickened; tendency to styes; itching, especially in canthi; herpetic eruption; scrofulous inflammation, covered with thick crusts, whole body covered with bran-like tetter; granulation and induration of mucous membrane, so that the lids become like gristle, redness and ulceration.

Edges of lids full of dry mucus.

Everted lids with gummy discharge. Lids thickened and turned out like ectropion.

Turning out of lids with loss of lashes.

Recurrent pustular inflammation of cornea and conjunctiva, chronic form, scrofulous base.

Right eye red internally and externally, vesicles on cornea; eruption on head.

Scrofulous inflammation of eyes; ulceration of cornea; accumulation of foetid pus in eyes.

Eyes much inflamed, < left, supraorbital pain; profuse lachrymation; intolerance of light, must bury face in pillow; tear sac very sensitive.

Inflammation of eyes of various kinds.

Stitches in eyes.

“He looks frightful with his red eyes, redness of mucous membrane of nose, mouth and lips; eruption on face, red skin oozing a thick yellow discharge”.

Pterygium.

Serous choroiditis, some ciliary congestion and great haziness of vitreous, so that optic nerve was only discerned with great difficulty and then was found decidedly hyperaemic as was the whole fundus; headache especially in morning; constant profuse sweating of palms of hands.

Heat, redness and pressure in eyes, tendency to catarrhal inflammation, lids agglutinated in morning; inflammation with burning; burning pressing pains in eyes, < late evening, must close them.

Eyes water, inflamed, hurt so she can hardly open them; pains over eyebrows, down nose, also back of head; eyes become gummy, yellow green discharge from eyes and nose.

Right eye inflamed, pressure as from foreign body when lids are closed; as of sand in eyes.

Lachrymation.

Soreness of eyes and burning, must close them.

Eyes feel tired in evening.

Sensation of cold in eyes.

Yellowness around the eyes; yellowness of white of eyes.

Dim opaque spots on cornea.

Iritis, vision threatened, but under Psor, brought to normal.

Dropsy of the eye.

Obscuration of crystalline lens, cataract, squinting.

Internal strabismus following injury to head, iris touching inner canthus.

The right eye feels as if moulding away.

He cannot look long at anything else everything flickers before the eye; objects seem to move; objects seem to tremble for a few moments and get dark.

Confusedness before eyes after anxiety.

Darkness before eyes and ringing in ears.

Amaurosis; with scabby eruption on occiput and ears; increasing to blindness.

Far-sightedness; short-sightedness.

False vision, he sees objects double, or manifold, or only half of them.

Illusion of vision, sees faces before falling asleep (Calc. c.), beautiful, ugly, diabolical, distorted, black, white, upper half, lower half.

Night blindness, sees well in day but in twilight cannot see at all.

Dazzling in evening when walking in street.

Blindness by day, can only see well in twilight.

Blurred vision before headache (IRIS, Kali bi., Lac can., Lac def., Phos., Tuberc.); seems to look through veil or mist. Colors before eyes preceding headache, black or fiery spots.

Black points or dark streaks before eyes, floating as if flies; net works especially when looking into bright light.

EARS.

Various sounds and noises in ears, signing, cracking, humming, buzzing, ringing with hardness of hearing.

The hearing is excessively irritated and sensitive, she can not hear a bell ring without trembling; is thrown into convulsions by the beating of a drum, etc., many sounds cause pain in the ear.

Sensation as of wind passing out of ear (Aeth., Calc. c., Mill.). Sensation as of something flowing or crawling out of ears. Sensation in left ear as if breath came out of it instead of from respiratory organs.

Crawling sensation and itching in ear, child can hardly be kept from boring or picking in meatus.

Deafness of various degrees even up to total deafness, with or without noise in ear, < according to weather.

Sensation as if he heard with ears not his own, evening.

Coldness in right ear followed by sticking. Stitches in ear outwardly.

Feeling as if stuffed with cotton, forenoons.

Sensation as if something burst suddenly, when eating or swallowing saliva.

Severe pain in ear confined him to bed for four days, ear swollen, thought pain would drive him crazy.

Pain extending from ear to vertex (Ol.an., Sars.).

Soreness in jaw around right ear, could not use his mouth because of contraction and pain, could scarcely crowd his fingers between his teeth.

Pulsations in the ear.

External ear much swollen; swelling of parotid glands.

Meatus externus scabby, humid scurfs behind ears (Lyc.). Soreness behind ears with discharge of gluey, sticky substance (Graph., Sanic.).

External ears raw, red, oozing, scabby, sore pain behind ears; ears itch internally and externally.

Scabby eczema behind right ear came out, curing childs deafness.

Soreness of whole external ear, with abundant yellow, offensive smelling discharge; severe itching, < evening and lasting until midnight, preventing sleep and nearly driving him crazy; loss of appetite and great despondency.

Right ear a mass of crusts and pus, the crusts extended behind auricle to occiput upward upon parietal bone nearly to vertex, forward to right ear and over cheek; upon edge of region involved small vesicles filled with clear fluid, which become yellow, then crusted, and pus flowed from beneath crusts.

Herpes from temples over ears to cheeks, at times innumerable scales, at other times painful rhagades with yellow discharge, forming scurfs, foetid, itching intolerable.

Dryness in ear, dry scabs within, without any wax.

Discharge of reddish earwax, or foetid pus.

For many years discharge of reddish cerumen from left ear, < at night. Sensation of valve opening and closing in left ear, < afternoon. Buzzing in ear which stopped suddenly and was followed by violent itching. Dull heavy pain in base of brain in afternoon, with sensation as though skin of abdomen was greatly relaxed and drawn down. Face sallow and greasy. Many pustules on skin and neck, which itch intensely, and bleed easily when scratched. (G.A. Whippy).

Eruption: pustules on and behind ears, behind left ear.

Thick yellow discharge; parts sore and sensitive to touch, ears itching internally and externally.

Putrid otorrhoea (Kali phos., Tuberc.). Chronic otorrhoea with continuous discharge.

Otorrhoea, with headache; thin ichorous and horribly offensive, like rotten meat; very offensive purulent, associated with watery stinking diarrhoea; brown offensive; from left ear for almost four years; chronic cases following scarlet fever; thick purulent, offensive, yellow; thin offensive pus; putrid chronic otorrhoea in dirty cold subjects.

Ulceration of membrana tympani.

NOSE AND SMELL.

Loss of smell with coryza; sense of smell weak; sense of smell perverted, smell of blood.

Too acute sense of smell, sensitiveness for even imperceptible odors.

Soreness of nose, nose sensitive when inhaling air.

Boring, stinging in right nostril, followed by excessive sneezing; burning followed by thin nasal discharge, which relieves.

Fluent coryza on taking least cold, mostly in wet inclement weather; fluent or dry coryza very often or almost continuously, < on going into open air, nose stuffed in room.

Always taking cold. Severe acute coryza.

In coryza the nose dries up part of the time and runs part of the time, must use handkerchief constantly, must blow nose all the time. In early stages of coryza he must blow nose all the time but there is no discharge or relief (Kali bi., Lach., Sticta), seems like a continuous hay fever which runs all the year, and ripens up in the fall; stuffing up nose in the fall. (Kent).

Psor. has cured more cases of hay fever in my practice than any other single remedy. (J.H. Clarke).

Hay fever recurring in August, often on 17th or 20th.

Nostrils stopped up; tough plugs in nose; discharge of pus and hardened clots of mucus; dry coryza with stoppage of nose; nose obstructed from least draft of air.

Foetid smell in nose. Horribly OFFENSIVE discharge from nose (Calc. p., Hep., Merc., Sil.).

Yellow-green discharge from nose and eyes.

Gluey discharge from nose, tough mucus in nose, feels like a plug there; nauseates him, > when stooping. Bloody purulent discharge from nose, thick yellow discharge, yellow-green discharge; gluey discharge; horribly offensive discharge.

Sensation of dryness in nose, troublesome even when air passes freely.

Blows nose without relief (Kali br., Lach., Mar. v., Naja, Sticta).

Chronic catarrh; dropping from posterior nares, so as to waken him at night; hawking quantities of lumpy mucus gave temporary relief from feeling of fulness, mucus of nose would dry like white of egg, needed to be forcibly removed.

Epistaxis, more or less profuse; more or less frequently; blood dark.

Polypi of nose (Marum v., Sang.), usually with loss of smell, may extend through nasal passages to fauces.

Sensation as of a rough, blunt plug in nose (Kali br., Nat. c., Ruta).

Nostrils frequently ulcerated, surrounded with pimples and scabs, septum inflamed with white suppurating pustules.

Swelling and redness of nose or tip of nose, frequent or continual; acne rosacea; eruptions on nose and wings of nose.

Sneezing, < pain in liver.

Catarrh with cough and expectoration of yellow-green mucus.

Pain extending from nose to ear.

FACE.

Countenance sunken, nose sunken in (Ant.t.).

Face pale yellow, sickly (Nit. ac., Phos., Phos. ac., Phyt., Staph.); paleness of face during first sleep with blue rings around eyes; bluish appearance; burning heat and redness; frequent redness of face; grey, yellow color of face; sallow yellowish complexion; dusky (Carb. v., Gels., Tuberc.).

Greasy skin.

Face, as well as entire body, looks dirty even after washing; dirty, dingy, foul look, cannot wash it clean; rough and scaly; puffy (Acet. ac., Apoc., Merc. d.).

Increased growth of hair on face, a fuzz (Calc. c., Nat. m., Syph.).

Much roughness of skin of face; eruption on forehead between eyes; stools very offensive, eczema, scrofulous ophthalmia.

Eruption on cheek bones; scabby face; especially cheeks from ears; lips and eyelids swollen, sore about eyes.

Itching, smarting, moist eruption face, extensive and offensive.

An offensive smelling, crusty eruption on face for three months, had completely closed eyes.

Crusta lactea on face and scalp, especially over either ear and cheek, exfoliating numerous scabs or it cracks and discharges a yellow foetid humor.

Moist scab behind ears with dry tetter on back of head, on both cheeks extending upward to eyes and downward to corners of mouth, reddish, very closely packed, like millet-seed, itching, dry pimples with frequent loose stools; a child one and a half yarrows old.

Eruption on the face of a child, whole face covered with a crust; lips and eyelids swollen, aversion to light; large moist spots on head and behind ears.

Humid eruptions on face, whole face covered with humid scurfs, with swelling of lips and eyelids and humid scurfs behind ears.

Red small pimples on face, especially on nose, chin an middle cheeks; pimples on forehead, closely packed itching pimples on both cheeks from eyes to corners of mouth.

Eruption on face of innumerable kinds; eruptions of beard, and of roots of the hairs of the beard with itching; acne all forms, < during menses, from coffee, fats, sugar, meat; when best selected remedy fails or only palliates.

Face swollen (Kali chl. in a.m.; Lac d., Lycps., Manc., Merc. i. f. (right), Oenan., Samb., Tarent).

Facial erysipelas.

Coppery eruption on face, ulcers on face; tinea faciei.

Corners of mouth sore, often ulcerated, sycotic condylomata.

Lips painful, swollen, particularly upper; dry; burning; brown an black, dry; ulcerated swollen and covered with scurfs; eruption on lips; pale; the red of the lips is dry, scabby, peeling off; chapped; inside of lips lined with little sores or blisters.

Under the nose or on the upper lip, long lasting scales or itching pimples.

Painful tension and pressure, in right zygoma, toward ear; cheek bones pain as if ulcerated.

Pain as if lame in condyle of jaw, soreness of jaw, right side around ear, could not open wide enough to admit finger.

Painfulness of various spots on face, the cheek, the cheek bones, the lower jaw, etc., when touched, while chewing as if festering inwardly, also like stitches and jerks, especially on chewing there are jerks, stitches and a tension so that he could not eat.

Submaxillary and lingual glands swollen, sore to touch, sometimes suppurating pustules on some places. Glands of lower jaw swollen, often passing into chronic suppuration.

Enlargement of parotids and submaxillary glands, they become hard and tender to touch, swelling from taking cold.

Glandular swelling down sides of neck.

TEETH AND GUMS.

Stitching in teeth from one side to the other, radiating to head, with burning and swelling of right cheek.

Stinging in teeth while eating; soreness of teeth.

Toothache < at night, < from cold, > from warmth.

Toothache of innumerable varying causes. Cannot remain in bed at night owing to toothache.

Gnashing of teeth during sleep.

Looseness of teeth, they feel so loose fears they may fall out; < from touch especially from bringing teeth together. Looseness of teeth and many kinds of deterioration of teeth.

Gums blue, spongy, teeth fall out.

Gums ulcerated, bleeding; bleeding from slight touch; erosive itching; whitish swollen, painful on touch. Recession of gums, leaving the front teeth and their roots bare.

Gums painful as from wounds.

Teeth stick together as if glued, from tough foul mucus in mouth. (Teeth feel jammed together, Tuberc.).

TASTE AND TONGUE.

Loss of taste with coryza.

Taste bitter, goes off when eating or drinking; foul, much mucus in mouth; > in fresh air; bitter with yellow coated tongue; flat sticky, dinner tastes oily; insipid, slimy taste; bitter taste, < in morning; filthy taste; putrid or foetid taste; sourish or sour taste, especially after eating, though the food tasted all right; intolerably sweet taste.

Tip of tongue as if burnt (Calc. p., Coloc., Kali c., Kali i.).

Tongue: dry, tip feels burnt as far as middle, he has hardly any taste, tip very dry as if burnt (Ign.), painful; white yellow; thickly coated with whitish yellow slime; ulcerated, painful blisters and sore places.

Tongue white, coated white or furred white; tongue pale, bluish white.

Tongue full of deep furrows, here and there as if torn above; ulcers about tongue and mouth.

Tongue dry or sensation of dryness, even when moist.

Stuttering or stammering, also at times sudden attacks of inability to speak.

Mapped tongue (Fluor.ac., Nit. ac., Tarax.).

MOUTH.

Foetid smell from mouth; bad smell in the mouth, sometimes mouldy, sometimes putrid like old cheese, or like foetid foot sweat, or like rotten sourkraut; so offensive can hardly talk to him.

Tough mucus in mouth of a foul, nauseous taste, teeth stick together as if glued.

Aphthae, thrush, ulcers; blisters on inner lips, burning and painful; painful blisters on inside of cheeks.

Mouth inflamed and sore; < from warm food, but annoyed by cold; tickling, burning.

Sensation of dryness of whole internal mouth, or merely in spots, or deep down in the throat.

Dryness of mouth, burning.

Flow of blood from the mouth, often severe.

Constant flow of saliva, especially while speaking and in morning.

Continual spitting of saliva.

Profuse offensive saliva, mouth always full of slimy saliva.

Thick, yellow waxy foetid saliva in morning.

THROAT.

Accumulation of mucus in mouth and throat; tough mucus in throat, hawking < from warm food with burning sensation always hawking and spitting.

Adhesion of tough mucus to posterior surface of soft palate, necessitating hawking; mucus deep down in throat which he has to hawk up in great exertion and expectorate frequently during the day, < morning.

Hawks up cheesy masses from throat (Kali m., Sil. ), hawks up foul cheesy masses (Mag. c., Tuberc.), of disgusting taste; hawks down foul lumps (Mag. c., Med., Sil.).

Sensation of a plug or lump in throat impeding hawking.

Dryness of throat with thirstlessness; dryness with scraping sensation.

Burning in throat, feels scalded.

Tension and swollen feeling in throat, difficult swallowing. Large tonsils, adenoids, nasal voice; pale, blinking, always fretty, tiring easily, no appetite, history of many colds and bilious vomiting. Cured in twelve weeks by Psor. 50M. (R. E. S. Hayes).

Quinsy, tonsils greatly swollen, difficult painful swallowing; burns, feels scalded, cutting tearing intense pain to ears on swallowing (painless, Bar. c.); profuse offensive saliva; tough mucus in throat, must hawk continually.

RECURRENT QUINSY – to not only relieve acute attack but to eradicate the tendency. (Chronic quinsy, Bar. c., Calc. c., Nat. m., Sil., Sulph.).

Chronic thickening and elongation of uvula.

Tonsils enlarged, tonsillitis, submaxillary glands swollen, foetid otorrhoea.

Pain when swallowing saliva, cutting, tearing pain in throat when swallowing.

Swallowing impeded by spasms; spasmodic involuntary swallowing.

Ulcerated sore throat, ulcers on right side, with deep seated pain and burning in fauces.

Steam rising from fat causes immediate constriction of throat and chest.

Pain in left throat (externally) on turning head to right (Arg. n., Chin. s., Tarent.). Stitches.

APPETITE AND THIRST.

Hungry all the time, can eat all the time; gets up during night to eat.

Good appetite with daily attacks of anxiety, easily satisfied; great hunger even after a hearty meal; canine hunger preceding attacks (diarrhoea).

Hungry or unusually well before an attack.

Hungry in middle of night (CHIN., LYC., PHOS., Tuberc.), must have something to eat, ravenous hunger at midnight wakens from sleep.

Ravenous hunger yet grows thin (Calc. c., Iod., Nat. m., Sulph., Tuberc.).

Anorexia with great thirst; during convalescence; after typhoid.

Thirst; during dinner; with dryness of throat; especially for beer, mouth feels so dry, constant thirst; first thing in morning.

Craves whisky and it benefits him since it drives out the skin eruption, relieving the abdominal distress, but tobacco is poisonous to him. (S.J. Henderson).

Ravenous hunger < early morning, he has to eat at once or he grows faint, exhausted and shaky, or if he is in open air has to lie straight down; wants food continually or else gets cold and wet all over.

Ravenous hunger with rumbling and grumbling in abdomen.

Ravenous appetite preceding the attacks (Bry., Phos.), appetite increased before headache (Bry., Epiph., Nux v., Sep.); with headache (Nux v., Phos., Sep., Syph.); before attacks of sickness (Bry., Nux v., Phos., Sep.).

Appetite without hunger, he has a desire to swallow in haste various things without there being any craving.

A sort of hunger, but satiety and full feeling after eating ever so little.

Repugnance to cooked warm food, especially to boiled meat, and hardly any desire for anything but rye bread and butter and potatoes.

When she wants to eat she feels full in the chest and her throat feels as if full of mucus.

Want of appetite, only a sort of gnawing, turning and writing in stomach urges her to eat.

Cross and ugly when hungry, scolds because dinner is not ready.

Aversion to acids (Sanic., Syph., Tuberc.); aversion to brandy (Med., Syph., Tuberc.); loathes pork.

Desires acids (Med., Sulph.); coarse raw food, earth, lime, chalk (Alum., Calc. c., Cic., NIT. AC., Nux v., SIL., Tarent.).

EATING AND DRINKING.

Ceases complaining while eating; while eating dizzy, threatening to fall to one side; perspiration while eating.

Immediately after dinner congestion of blood to head; after the lightest supper nocturnal heat in bed, in the morning constipation and great lassitude.

After eating; vomiting; anxiety and cold perspiration; pressure and burning in stomach like heartburn; burning in oesophagus from below upward; hiccough; nausea; distention of abdomen; very tired and sleepy; as if intoxicated; headache; palpitation; after eating > of even remote complaints.

Drinking causes cough; cold drinks < pain in chest extending to shoulders.

< from eating; cakes (Kali c., Puls., Sanic.); eggs (Tuberc.); farinaceous food (Tuberc.); fat food (CARB. V., CYC., FERR., PULS., TARAX., TUBERC.); fish (PULS., Sanic.); spoiled fish (Carb. v., Puls.), flatulent food (Bry., Lyc., Petr.); frozen food (Ars., Carb. v., Puls.); fruit (Tuberc.); honey (Apis, Ars., Caust., Puls.); odor of cooking meat (Ars., COLCH., Sanic.); milk; pears (Puls., Tuberc.); pork (Med., Tuberc.); potatoes (Puls., Sulph., Tuberc.); raw food (RUTA); rye bread; smoked food (Tuberc.); salad (LYC., Sanic.); sausages (BELL., Sanic.); green vegetables (Bry., Hell., Nat. c.).

The ruling complaints in any part of the body are excited after eating fresh fruit, especially acid fruit, or vinegar salad dressings.

HICCOUGH, BELCHING, NAUSEA, VOMITING.

Eructations sour; rancid; tasting and smelling like rotten eggs (Arn. < in a.m.; Ant. t. at night; Graph. in morning only after rising, disappearing on rinsing mouth).

Eructations with the taste of food several hours after eating.

Eructations, empty, loud of mere air, uncontrollable for hours, not infrequently at night; empty eructations during headache (Calc. c.).

Eructations rancid, < after eating fats.

Eructations putrid or mouldy, < early morning.

Eructations before meals, with a sort of rabid hunger; eructations which excite to vomiting.

Incomplete eructations which cause merely convulsive shocks in the fauces, without coming out of the mouth; spasmodic straining in the oesophagus.

Waterbrash when lying down, > on getting up; waterbrash, a gushing discharge of a sort of salivary fluid from the stomach, preceded by writhing pains in the stomach or pancreas, with weakness, shakiness; nausea with faintness and salivation, even at night.

Hiccough after eating or drinking.

Swallowing impeded by spasms.

Nausea with poor appetite; in morning; with backache after suppressed itch; morning with pain in small of back; all day with vomiting; early in morning; always after eating fatty things or milk, on waking; < by odors; nausea, can retain lemon juice better than anything; with thirst, but afraid to drink as it comes right up.

Nausea even to vomiting in morning immediately after rising from bed, decreasing from motion; nausea of pregnancy with the most obstinate vomiting; when Lactic acid or the best selected remedy fails to relieve.

Constant nausea during the day with inclination to vomit; vomiting of sweet mucus every morning at ten and in the evening.

Vomiturition followed by vomiting, first of blood then of sour slimy fluid.

Vomiting of sour mucus in morning before eating.

Vomiting of blood with bloody stools.

Chronic vomiting with ulcer of stomach, distension of stomach.

Heartburn, more or less frequent; burning along the chest (before breakfast or while moving).

SCROBICULUM AND STOMACH.

Stitching pain in pit of stomach.

Weakness of stomach.

Frequent oppression of stomach, especially after eating.

Cramps in stomach.

Dyspepsia eructations, flatus and stools have odor of spoiled eggs.

Frequent sensation of fasting and of emptiness in stomach and abdomen, often with salivation.

Pressure in the stomach, even when fasting, but more from every kind of food, or from particular foods as fruit, green vegetables, rye bread, food containing vinegar.

Sensation of swelling in pit of stomach, painful to touch.

Pulsation in stomach even when fasting.

Pressure in pit of stomach as from a stone, or a constricting, cramp-like pain, as if drawn together, spasm in the stomach.

Griping in stomach, painful griping suddenly constricts stomach, < after cold drinks.

Pain in stomach as if sore when eating the most harmless kind of foods, ulcer of stomach with chronic vomiting.

HYPOCHONDRIA.

Deep-seated stitching, pressing pain in region of liver, < from external pressure, < lying on right side (Merc., Mag. mur.); < jar; < sneezing; < laughing; < yawning; < coughing; < deep inspiration; < walking. Chronic hepatitis.

Stinging sharp pain in region of liver and spleen. Stitches in spleen, > when standing, < when moving and continuing when again at rest. Chronic induration of the spleen.

Pain in hypochondria when touched and when moving, or also during rest; pain in liver when touching right side of abdomen.

Pain in liver, a pressure and tension, a tension below the ribs on the right side which checks the breathing and causes anxiety and sadness.

Pain in liver, stitches, mostly when stooping quickly.

ABDOMEN.

Chronic abdominal affections with stool disturbances.

Pains in abdomen after eating, flatulency and tendency to diarrhoea, discharge of flatus.

Flatulency with disorders of liver.

The flatus does not pass out but moves about, causing many ailments of body and spirit.

Sensation as if flatus ascended, the abdomen feels full especially after meal; abdomen distended with flatus, sensation as if flatus ascended followed by eructations, then often a sensation of burning in throat, or vomiting by day or by night.

Bloated abdomen, hardness of the abdomen.

Cutting pains in the abdomen as if from obstructed flatus, the flatus rises upward.

Croaking, clucking, rumbling and grumbling in the abdomen.

Crampy colic, a grasping pain in the bowels; cutting pain in the intestines, colic > by eating, > by passing foetid flatus.

Cutting pains in the abdomen almost daily, especially with children, oftener in the morning than in other parts of the day, sometimes day and night without diarrhoea.

Cutting pains in abdomen, especially on one side of the abdomen or groin.

Pain in ileocaecal region, < riding, > hard pressure of fist and doubling up (Coloc., Kali c.).

Squeezing pain as if something passing over a sore or constricted place (Nit. ac.).

Sharp pain over the appendix, < violent motion, foul dark stool, hot blooded, cannot endure wool or blankets, > lying on painful part, occipital ache from exhaustion; flatulence and smothering shortly after eating; recurrent appendicitis. Psor. MM. cured. (C.M. Boger).

Colic with coldness on one side of the abdomen.

Constant feeling of emptiness and looseness in abdomen, sensation as if intestines were hanging down.

Pain in abdomen while riding; griping and desire for stool while riding.

Sensation of qualmishness with sense of voidness, disagreeable emptiness even immediately after eating; he felt as if he had not eaten anything.

Pressure in abdomen as from a stone.

From the small of the back around the abdomen, especially below the stomach, a sensation of constriction as from a bandage, after he had had no stool for several days.

Pains in lower abdomen pressing down towards the genitals; painful bearing down, with painful burning micturition.

Abdominal affections during climaxis, with a high degree of ill humor.

Stinging sharp pains in inguinal glands. Pains through right groin when walking, lumps in right groin, preventing stooping; swelling of inguinal glands, which sometimes suppurate.

Inguinal hernia, painful while speaking and singing, hernial sac infiltrated.

So-called uterine spasms, like lobar pains, grasping pains, often compelling the patient to lie down, frequently quickly distending the abdomen without flatulence.

STOOL AND RECTUM.

Emission of hot foetid sulphurous flatus, smelling like rotten eggs (Arn., Staph.); hot flatus burning the anus.

Stool normal but passed in a great hurry, can hardly reach toilet (Aloe). In Psor. we find the haste of Sulphur, the flatulence of Olean. and Aloe, the difficulty in expelling soft stool of Alum., Chin., Nux m. (J.T. Kent).

Stool soft but passed with difficulty (Anac., Alum., Chin., Hep., Nux m., Puls.), must strain.

Stool is soft and normal but requires great effort to expel it, cannot be expelled at one sitting, can never finish stool or urination, must go several times to pass a normal stool.

SOFT STOOL PASSED WITH DIFFICULTY; from weakness.

Griping and desire for stool while riding.

Stools; dark brown (Bry., Merc., Lyc.), very fluid and foul smelling; having the smell of rotten eggs (Cham.) (mostly with children in their first or second summer); green mucus or bloody mucus; smells like carrion, < at night; frequent liquid involuntary; nearly painless.

A dark brown very foul smelling stool which shoots out of the anus, such stools may be present in cholera infantum, the attack being preceded by nightly nervousness and waking from sleep frightened, just like Stram., the stools which are also dark and very offensive, but Stram. has a pronounced paleness around the mouth, a symptom lacking in Psor. Asclepias has a very similar stool, accompanied by a general tendency to sweat easily and profusely, but the stool feels like a stream of fire while being passed. (C.M. Boger).

Stool very pale, whitish (Merc., Pod.); gray; green; clay colored; putrid, sour smell, stool turns green on standing (Arg. n., Borax, Chin., Nat. s., Sanic.).

Stool watery, brown, gushing, may be bloody, offensive (Bapt. thick and clay-like permeating odor).

DARK GUSHING, HORRIBLY PUTRID STOOLS, PENETRATING ODOR. (Pod. < at night).

Horribly offensive, nearly painless, almost involuntary, dark and watery stool, only at night and most towards morning.

Involuntary stool during sleep.

Green bilious diarrhoea, mixed with mucus, soft voided with difficulty from weakness.

Stool offensive, sticking to patient (Pod., Sulph., Zinc. sulph.), carrion-like odor (Pyrog.).

Chronic diarrhoea, early morning (Aloe, Nat. s., Pod., Sulph.), urgent.

Chronic diarrhoea from suppression of exanthemata, (Graph.); offensive stools, frequent stools day and night.

Persistent diarrhoea with tenesmus and great weakness.

Diarrhoea after severe acute diseases; at night; early in morning; when rising in morning; in childbed; when weather changes < general condition; for weeks, months, years; from riding.

Infantile diarrhoea, semiliquid, brownish, indelible, insufferably nasty, passed during sleep at 1 and 4 a.m., with undigested food.

Frequent thin stool with eruption on head. Diarrhoea preceded by colic, griping pains around navel.

Cholera infantum, stool horribly offensive, slimy, undigested; vomiting and prolonged weakness; the whole child has an offensive odor, child dirty, nose sunken in (Ant. t.), sunken countenance.

There is no remedy that replaces Psor. in cholera infantum, the children are apt to be nervous and restless at night as a precursory symptom, they awaken as if frightened or they cry out during sleep, then two or three nights afterwards, they begin diarrhoea, the stools are profuse and watery, dark brown or even black in color, very offensive, almost putrid in order and are worse at night. (E.A. Farrington).

Boy, age 4 months; whitish bad smelling diarrhoea, constantly crying and pulling up knees as if in pain, rattling cough, cries all night, acts as if he had earache in left ear, with slight discharge from left ear; seldom urinates; after second dose of Psor. sixteen hours after first broke out all over his head and face with a small pimply eruption, a vesicle at the apex of each pimple which exuded lymph which dried in a thick brown scab, which gradually fell off, and in two weeks left the skin perfectly clean.

Cases which do not respond promptly to the apparently indicated remedy, the children having dirty yellow greasy skin with a partially developed eruption on forehead and chest, constant fretting and worrying; lienteria.

Cholera infantum, stools dark brown watery of an intolerably offensive odor, liquid mucus or bloody and excessively foetid.

Involuntary stool at night (China: black profuse watery stool at night and after meals).

Cholera infantum, obstinate, which seemed to defy the best selected remedy; stool very thing and watery, dirty greenish, carrion-like odor; child very fretful, no sleep for two days and nights. Psor. 4 CM., one dose. In two hours child went to sleep and in four hours was well. (W.A. Hawley).

Diarrhoea prostrating quickly, she cannot walk alone; after a soft copious evacuation great and sudden prostration. Frequently repeated diarrhoea with cutting pains in abdomen, lasting several days.

Obstinate constipation; with coryza and obstruction of nose; pain in small of back; blood from rectum; due to torpor of rectum; lasting three or four days due to inactivity of rectum, stool on third or fourth day was accompanied by severe pains which induced patient to withhold effort as much as possible; with repeated ineffectual urging to stool.

Stools hard as if burnt, in small knots like sheep dung, covered with mucus, sometimes also enveloped by veinlets of blood.

Stool at beginning very hard and troublesome, followed by diarrhoea.

Stools slips back (Pyrog., Sanic., Sil., Tuberc.).

Bleeding haemorrhoidal varices on anus or in rectum, especially during stools, after stool the haemorrhoids often pain violently for a long time; painless or painful haemorrhoids.

Bloody discharges from anus or rectum with ebullition of blood through body and shortness of breath.

Burning haemorrhoidal tumors, burning in rectum.

Prolapsus recti with burning.

Haemorrhage from rectum, in old woman large quantities of blood discharge at once with constipation and hypochondriasis.

Passage of round worms, also pieces of tape worm.

Formication and itching formication in rectum with or without discharge of ascarides.

Itching and erosion in anus and perineum.

Perspiration about anus and perineum (Hep., Pyrog.).

Polypi in rectum.

Cutting pains in rectum during stool; soreness in rectum and anus while riding.

Weak after stool, exhausted.

URINARY ORGANS.

Psor. is more often indicated in enuresis, particularly at full moon, than any other remedy. (H.C. Allen.). Obstinate cases of nocturnal enuresis.

Involuntary urine, cannot hold it, vesicle paresis; typhus.

He cannot hold urine for any length of time, it presses on bladder and passes while he walks, sneezes, coughs, or laughs.

Frequent urination at night, must get up often to urinate.

Too copious discharge of urine, followed by great weariness.

Bladder is full of urine yet it passes slowly and he feels that some remains, can never finish urination or stool.

Scanty urination nearly every half hour, with burning in urethra and in condylomata.

Painful retention of urine with children and old people, cannot urinate owing to flatulence.

He cannot urinate when he is thoroughly chilled.

Pressure on bladder as if from urging to urinate immediately after drinking.

During urination: prostration; burning or lancinating pains in the urethra and neck of bladder.

After urination the urine continues to drip.

The urethra is constricted in parts especially in morning.

Diabetes with excessive amount of whitish urine, prostration, emaciation, inextinguishable thirst.

Urine dark brown with reddish sediment; loaded with pus; frequent scanty, thick whitish; turbid; red deposit; cuticle forms on surface; profuse; uric acid; penetrating sharp odor; quickly deposits a sediment; becomes turbid like whey as soon as it is discharged; red sand; dark yellow; blackish; blood particles; complete haematuria.

Pain backward along urethra.

Paralysis of bladder, man 7I; nervous, frequent urination, < winter, > summer, > lying on right side, left side cold (Kidney); cold feet; burning on urination.

Pulsation in bladder especially when bladder is full, shivering coldness although surface is warm to touch; bites lips in order to keep teeth from chattering, head hot, cold from hips to feet, cannot keep legs and feet still, least touch causing shivering, knees give way.

MALE SEXUAL ORGANS.

Excessive uncontrollable sexual desire, insatiable lasciviousness with a cachectic complexion and sickly body.

Aversion to coition, impotence, want of emission during coition, can perform act but there is no enjoyment. Lack of sexual desire in both sexes, either frequent or constant.

Sterility, impotence, without any original defect in the sexual organs. Absence of erections, parts flabby and torpid.

Erection very frequent, long continuing, very painful, without pollutions.

There is never a complete erection, even with the most voluptuous excitement.

Semen passes off almost involuntarily in daytime with little excitement, often even without erection.

The semen is not discharged even during a long continued coition and with a proper erection, but it passes off afterwards in nocturnal pollutions or with the urine.

Nocturnal passage of semen too frequent are immediately attended with evil consequences.

Discharge of prostatic fluid after urination, but especially after a difficult stool, or almost constant dripping of prostatic fluid.

Prostatic fluid discharged before urination.

Hydrocele causes by repeated inflammation, in consequence of pressure from truss.

Dwindling and disappearance of one or both testicles.

Griping in testes. Pain as from contusion in the testicle.

Induration and enlargement of prostate gland.

Drawing pain in testicles and in the spermatic cord.

One or both testicles chronically swollen, or showing a knotty induration (sarcocele). Itching of scrotum, pimples and scabs.

Inflamed ulcer on glands, with swelling and heaviness of testicles.

Sycotic excrescence on edges of prepuce with itching and burning.

Offensive state of genitals (Thuja: sweet odor in spite of washing).

Relaxed and cold genitals.

After suppressed gonorrhoea: Rheumatism, lameness, conjunctivitis with granulations, intense photophobia, pain darting around through head.

Chronic gonorrhoea (Alum., Sep., Sulph., MED.). Gleet of twelve years duration.

Chronic painless discharge urethra, leaving yellow stain upon linen.

Thin discharge from urethra (Nat. m.).

Seven large moist itching, occasionally burning, condylomata on prepuce, every night nocturnal enuresis, during day must urinate every half hour; urination scanty with burning in urethra and condylomata, lips ulcerated particularly in corners of mouth, in several places but especially in popliteal spaces, dry herpetic eruption, not itching.

Boy, age 7, suffering since birth, right-sided inguinal hernia, about three inches of intestine descending to testicle through widely opened inguinal canal, upon applying a bandage severe inflammation of tunica vaginalis occurred which yielded to Puls., but returned every time bandage was applied, child gradually grew miserable and thin and lost all appetite, fever set in and a large amount of water collected in tunica vaginalis; as the case improved a painful burning, itching excoriation with acrid discharge appeared upon inner surface of prepuce and upon corona glandis.

Painful twitches in muscles of penis.

FEMALE SEXUAL ORGANS.

Menses delayed and scanty; metrorrhagia; menses copious for weeks or return daily; menses of watery blood or of brown clots; menses of very foetid blood; intermittent; one day or only one hour or in imperceptibly small quantities; irregular, several days too early; every three weeks.

Menses accompanied with many ailments, faints, headaches (mostly stitching), or contractive spasmodic cutting pains in abdomen and in small of back; she is obliged to lie down, vomits.

All sorts of menstrual disorders, especially a prolonged menstruation, uterine haemorrhages.

Menstrual disorders during climaxis; dysmenorrhoea at climaxis.

First menstruation delayed until after the fifteenth year and later, or after appearing once or twice cease for several months or for years.

Amenorrhoea in psoric subjects with thick scurfs on body; with phthisis.

Leucorrhoea large lumps, unbearable odor, violent pains in sacrum and right loin, great debility; for a few days before or after menstruation; during entire intermenstrual period; or in place of menses; leucorrhoea like milk or yellow or white mucus; or acid foetid water.

Polypi in the vagina.

Left ovary indurated after a fall, followed by itching eruption on body and face.

Sore pain in right ovary (Apis, Bry., Iod., Murex., Pall., Sec. c.).

Cutting in left loin, cannot walk without assistance.

Knotty lump in right groin, even a bandage hurts.

Pinching in pubic region.

Pelvic tumor with extensive adhesions. Fibroid of uterus.

Psor. is usually needed at some time during treatment of fibroid (R.E.S. Hayes).

Fibroid tumor extending two fingers above umbilicus, menses every three weeks or oftener with bright red blood, and, at intervals, haemorrhages, – “the odor about me is disgusting” especially right after period, very offensive perspiration; < in thunder storm weather, craves salt, excessive thirst for cold water, < twilight, life not worth living, talks of drowning herself. Psor. much improved. (Elizabeth Wright Hubbard).

Pelvic tumor pronounced malignant by Dr. Macdonald, after opening abdomen refused to remove it on account of adhesions; urine loaded with pus, stool involuntary and horribly offensive, nurses could hardly endure it. Psor. 30 cured. (S.J. Moffat).

Mammary cancer.

Dwindling of breasts or excessive enlargement of same, with retroceding nipples.

A hard enlarging and indurating gland with lancinating pains in breast.

Growth in right breast following vaccination, which grew rapidly after a blow, four hard lumps in upper segment of right breast. (R.E.S. Hayes).

Tumor in left breast disappeared under Psor. (Hayes).

Mammae swollen, painful; redness of nipples and burning around them.

Itching, also moist and scaly eruptions around the nipples. Erysipelas during lactation.

Pimples itching violently about nipples, oozing a fluid, second month of pregnancy.

Leaky nipples (Bell., Borax, Bry., Cham., Lach.).

Symptoms attending pregnancy (MED., SYPH., TUBERC.). Obstinate eruption on abdomen during pregnancy.

Foetal motions painful (Ars., Arn., Crocus, Lyc., Nat. c., Op., Sep., Sil., Puls., Thuja).

During pregnancy foetus moves too violently, abdomen tympanitic; nausea, OBSTINATE CASES OF VOMITING. (Med. 50M. will stop pernicious vomiting of pregnancy oftener than all of our other remedies combined. (C.M. Boger.).

Nausea of pregnancy, nausea on waking, must leave table and vomit, can keep lemon juice down better than anything, craves acids, cant drink cold water, thirst but afraid to drink because it comes right up, < odors. Ars. palliated, Psor. 50M. cured.

Premature births.

Tendency to haemorrhages from the uterus.

When a woman has passed through an abortion and the placenta has come away, but every few days a little gush of blood and clots, or going days and weeks with a little oozing of bright red blood, every time she gets on her feet there is a new start of the flow, no tendency to permanent recovery (Sulph.), a marked state of relaxation, subinvolution, tendency to bleed, state of inertia (J.T. Kent).

Mrs. H.E.L., age 56, had an attack of acute peritonitis two years ago, involving especially the right lower abdomen; has never been well since, having persistent attacks of pain in right inguinal region, so severe that her attending physician always resorted to morphine. The concomitant symptoms were easily controlled, but on their disappearance the attacks of pain increased in frequency and violence. Physical examination revealed adhesive bands, which constricted the vagina and involved the right broad ligament and right ovary which was apparently bound down to the side of the pelvis. The pain was < by moving the limb, walking, standing erect, lying on painful side. After attempting for months to relieve the localized pain by careful selection of a remedy, with only temporary relief, certain to be followed by severe relapse, in desperation Psor. was given; the pains disappeared and have never returned, notwithstanding the pathological diagnosis. (H.C. Allen).

A lady, 32, had severe pain, temperature from 103 to 105, attended with headache, backache and cramps in muscles of limbs, with severe abdominal and pelvic pains, the result of instrumental abortion. As the acute symptoms passed off, there was great fear and mental depression and restlessness. Psor. cured after failure of Acon. (H.C. Allen).

Each evening at six oclock would become restless and break out in profuse icy cold sweat, continued all night, very exhausting, not > by external heat. As evening approached great fear of oncoming cold sweat and icy chilliness. With the cold copious sweat was a foul taste and very offensive odor.

Ulcers on labia; vulva ulcerates and is very offensive; eruption on genitals very offensive. Offensive genitals (Sars., Thuja).

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