Euphrasia officinalis


Mind.-- Indolent, hypochondriacal mood, without interest in surrounding objects. Introverted and silent, with aversion to talk. Low spirited.

Head.-- Heaviness and dullness of. Toward evening, dazed, bruised ache, with fluent coryza. Sensible throbbing on external head. Aching as though it would burst, with dazzling of eyes from sunlight.

Eyes.-- Dry pressure in, as if sleepy. Scratching, as of sand in. Inflamed and red after injuries. Sticking in, from bright light. Burning, biting tears, especially when in wind. Swollen under lid. Fine eruption about. Increased, pus - like discharge of mucus, and nightly agglutination. Photophobia, especially from or sunlight. Darkened spots or vesicles on cornea from mechanical injury. Blue and impervious cornea. Pterygium, extending from inner canthus.

Nose.-- Eruption on wings of. Excoriated and painful internally. Nosebleed. Profuse, fluent coryza, with biting tears in eyes and photophobia.

Face.-- Red. Miliary eruption on, itching when warm, burning and becoming red when moistened. Stitches and stiffness in cheeks and lower jaw when talking and chewing. Stiff upper lip, as though' made of wood.

Teeth.-- Sticking in lower. Bleeding gums.

Mouth.-- Difficult speech, from paralytic of stuttering, in speaking he begins the sentences over again too frequently. Sensation of gurgling from below upward in throat.

Taste: Bitter, in mouth, early in morning from tobacco.

Abdomen.-- Short attacks of pinching in. Squeezing extending across. Abdominal pains, constantly alternating with eye symptoms.

Stool.-- Hard and too scanty.

Urine.-- Profuse discharge of clear u.

Sexual Organs.-- Spasmodically retracted, in evening.

Female.-- Menses: Regular, but lasting only an hour.

Respiration.-- When coughing he is breathless, as during whooping cough.

Cough.-- Excited by much flat - tasting, sometimes blood streaked, watery mucus in chest and throat, which is not easily dislodged, and can be expectorated only in morning, with difficult breathing. Early in morning, profuse expectoration of mucus by means of voluntary hawking, with fluent coryza.

Back.-- Continuous, cramp - like pains in.

Upper Extremities.-- Painless swelling of wrist and finger - joints from motion. Cramp - like pain in metacarpus. Numb fingers.

Lower Extremities.-- Sticking in hip and knee - joint when walking. Jerks extending upwards through thigh, followed by paralytic numbness thereof. Cramp in legs when standing, especially in calves.

Generalities.-- Cramp - like pains throughout entire body. Trembling of limbs. Sense of a fly creeping up one or the other extremities in a straight line, which becomes numb without affecting remaining parts. Bad effects of falls, blows or mechanical injuries to external parts. Fleeing, itching stitching here and there thro' entire night, with great restlessness. Most complains are worse in evening. Acrid watery secretion.

Sleep.-- Excessive yawning while walking in open air. Great day sleepiness. After midnight, from about 3 until 6 o'clock in the morning, he awakens every few minutes, then falls into a stupefying sleep, from which he awakens with many complaints.

Fever.-- Pulse: Unchanged. Chill: In forenoon, and internal chilliness, which, in afternoon, is changed to external chill and coldness, especially on arms. Predominant chilliness. Heat: Attacks of during day, with a red face and cold hands. Sweat: At night, during sleep, has a very strong and offensive odor and is most profuse on chest.

Relationship.-- Allied Remedies: Cann., Hep., Nux-v., Spig.