Lactic Acid

Morning sickness, diabetes, and rheumatism offer a field for this remedy. Troubles in the breasts. Locally, in the tuberculous ulceration of vocal cords.

Stomach.--Tongue dry, parched. Thirst; voracious hunger. Canker, copious salivation and water-brash. Nausea; morning sickness, especially in pale anaemic women. Hot, acrid eructation. Nausea; better, eating. Burning, hot gas from stomach to throat, causing profuse secretion of tenacious mucus, worse smoking.

Throat.--Fullness or lump like a puff ball. Keeps swallowing. Constricted low down.

Chest.--Pain in breasts, with enlargement of axillary glands, and pain extends into hand.

Extremities.--Rheumatic pain in joints and shoulders, wrists, knees, with much weakness. Trembling of whole body while walking. Limbs feel chilly.

Urine.--Large quantities passed, frequently. Saccharine.

Relationship.--Compare: Sarcolactic acid q v. Lithia; Phos ac.

Dose.--Third to thirtieth potency. Six to ten drops in a small glass of water in acute gastro-enteritis (Cartier).