Arsenicum album


Mind.-- Anxiety, restlessness and cold feeling from vexation (Bell.). Inclined to hang himself. Derangement, mental weakness and satiety of life in drunkards. Anxiety at night which allows him no rest. Anxiety and despair (Acon.) often mounting to madness during pain. Attacks of great fear of being alone, (of thieves, ghosts) or death. Mad brutal obstinacy. Takes everything in bad part. Inclination to talk about faults of others, love of scandal. Malice. Capricious disposition. Crying and whining of children.

Sensorium.-- Fainting from weakness with a scarcely perceptible pulse. Chaotic condition and heaviness of head, when in a room.

Head.-- Burning and shocks in. Swelling of. Throbbing pain in forehead with nausea. Pressure as of a load bearing down on brain, with exhaustion and humming. Worse: Night, in morning when standing or sitting in room, motion, raising up. Better, Transiently, from cold bathing, permanently in open air and from warmth. Violent head pains interrupted by sopor, full of dreams. The veins of the temples are distended during the headache.

External Head.-- Burning, itching most on bregma but also on occiput, less on sides, scratching causes bleeding, more violent burning and some moisture, later foul festers among may dry, whitish, burning, itching bran - like scales appear. Burning itching gatherings on, with festering pain when touched and sensitiveness of head to touch and cold. Erysipelatous burning swelling of entire head, face (and genitals) with general coldness, chill, aversion to uncovering, great exhaustion and nightly aggravation.

Eyes.-- Red, inflamed with burning pains. Inflammation on inner surface of lids, impedes opening them. Spots on cornea.

Ears.-- Difficult hearing for the human voice everything else is distinctly heard.

Nose.-- Swelling and burning of. Ulcers in. Cancer of. Violent, fluent coryza with discharge of acrid burning water.

Face.-- Earthy, pale or yellow color. Distorted, deathly countenance. Blue and puffy, especially about eyes. Unnatural deep redness of. Milk crust. Drawing sticking here and there. Cancer of, and of lips with burning pains. Blackish, fissured lips. Crawling sensation on denuded lower lip, as of something alive there. Swollen submaxillary glands.

Teeth.-- Nightly aching better external warmth. Bleeding gums.

Mouth.-- Bad odor from. Thrust. Inflammation of oesophagus. Burning and roughness in fauces. Dry, black, fissured tongue. Gangrene of tongue.

Stomach.-- Burning in, with bitter eructations, Great painfulness in pit. Pressure in. Cancer of. Stomachache with anxiety.

Hypochondria: Indurated liver. Stitches.

Appetite: Desire for sour things and brandy. Continual craving for fluids, drinks frequently but little at a time. Constant thirst for cold water.

Taste: Bitter: In mouth after eating and drinking, of bread.

Nausea, etc. - Retching. Qualmishness rising into throat. Vomiting: Chronic of food immediately after eating, after every drink, black, with anxiety in epigastrium.

Abdomen.-- Distended, hard. Burning in. Stitches in sides of. Nightly twitching pains in. Ascites. Buried pain in. Indurated mesenteric glands. Painful swelling of inguinal glands.

Stools.-- Burning evacuations with intense cutting in abdomen. Diarrhoea, Very offensive, with persistent coldness, dysenteric, white, involuntary, burning, chronic, watery and painful. Constipation.

Anus, etc. - Burning pain in rectum. Burning hemorrhoids.

Urine.-- Retention of, or difficult urination. Burning.

Sexual Organs.-- Painful swelling of. Erysipelatous inflammation of scrotum.

Female.-- Menses: Too early and too profuse. Acrid, burning, excoriating leucorrhoea.

Respiration.-- Tightness of chest during motion. Suffocative attacks in evening after lying down. Oppression of chest when ascending and when in cold air. Shortness of, when walking or turning over in bed.

Cough.-- Clear, ringing, crowing or whistling, excited by burning tickling as from sulphur vapor in trachea and throat pit, dry at night, by day expectoration of a scanty, mostly foamy, mucus, or in lumps of varying taste and color, sometimes mixed with bright red blood, returning periodically with increasing violence. Without expectoration, especially after drinking. Immediately on lying down. Nightly hemoptysis with heat.

Larynx and trachea.-- Phthisis of, with scanty secretion of mucus. Constriction of larynx.

Chest.-- Burning (or chilliness) in, Constriction for, with want of breath, from every movement. Distension of. Itching in. Nightly anxious palpitation. Cancer of breast. Hydrothorax. Sticking and pressing in sternum.

Back.-- Intense burning. Nightly tearing.

Upper Extremities.-- Nightly tearing in arms from elbows to shoulders. Black pimples on arms. Nightly sensation of fullness and swelling in palm of hand. Chafing between fingers. Discolored nails.

Lower Extremities.-- Twitching in hip. Tearing sticking in hip, lumbar region and thigh. Nightly tearing in legs. Bruised sensation in knee - joint. Old ulcers on legs, with burning and sticking especially at night. Itching herpes in popliteal spaces. Hard burning swelling of feet. Painfulness of balls of toes, as if rubbed sore when walking. Podagra. Varicose veins.

Generalities.-- Burning pains in various parts. Tearing pains in limbs are most violent at night and during rest after previous overexertion, are only endurable when walking about and from external warmth, which he craves. Extraordinarily rapid sinking of strength. Great restlessness in limbs. Emaciation. Tremblings. Elastic swelling. Convulsions. Worse: During rest, especially after previous violent exercise, weak, restless, and cold, by addressing others, after eating and lying down, immediately after midnight. Better: By external warmth and exercise. It sometimes rescues when all appears lost, but only when given in the smallest doses and a high potency.

Skin.-- Dry, cold. General oedema. Flat ulcers, with burning pain and ichorous discharge. Gangrenous ulcers, vesicles. Cold swellings. Scanty burning secretions. The pains excite symptoms.

Sleep.-- Frequent starting up and twitching in. Somnolency in evening. Sleeplessness with constant restlessness and tossing about. Inability to fall asleep after once awaking at night. Anxious dreams.

Fever.-- Pulse: Weak and small, but greatly accelerated, often imperceptible and entirely wanting to intermittent. Quick early in morning, slow in evening. Burning or cold sensation in blood vessels. Chill: (And heat) indistinct, either concomitant or alternating. In forenoon, which nothing relieves. Internal, with external heat. And shuddering after every drink. Without thirst. External coldness, with cold, clammy sweat. During the chill (and heat) many concomitants which before were only of slight importance now appear in severity. General coldness of body or of diseased parts. Shivering in evening, with tearing in limbs and anxious restlessness. Heat: Internal, burning, dry. Dry in evening at night, with thirst for frequent drinks. but only a little each time. Nightly, as if dashed with hot water. Sweat: At end of the fever, with disappearance of all symptoms, even the concomitants. When first falling to sleep, or thro' whole night. Cold, clammy. sour or offensive smelling. Unquenchable thirst during.

Relationship.-- Allied Remedies: Aco., Am-m., Ant-c., Arn., APIS, Bar-c., Brom., Bry., Calc-c., Carb-v., CHAM., Chin., Coff., Colch., Dig., Dulc., Euphor., FERR., Graph., HEP., Ign., IOD., IP., Kali-bi., Kali-c., KRE., Lach., LYC., Mag-c., MERC., MERC-C., Mos., Mur-ac., Nat-m., NUX-V., Petr., Phos., Phos-ac. Plb., Ran-s., (RHUS-T.) Samb., Scill., Sec-c., Sep., Sil., Stram., Staph., SUL., Sul-ac., Verat-a.

Acute of Ars.: Puls.

Complementary: Kali-bi.