Mezereum (Daphne mezereum).
Mind and Disposition.
Restlessness when alone and longing for company.
Hypochondriac mood, with low spirits and weeping.
Indifference about every thing and ever body around him.
Aversion to talk, it seems to him to be hard work to utter one word.
 Disposed to reproach others or to quarrel.
Unable to recollect, the mind is easily confused.
Head feels dull or as if intoxicated.
Headache with chilliness, worse in the open air.
 Headache in the temples, and sides of the head after an exertion and from talking much.
Violent headache and great sensitiveness to the least contact after a slight anger.
The head is covered with a thick leather-like crust, under which thick and white pus collects here and there, and the hair is glued together.
On the head great elevated white scabs, under which ichor collects in great quantity, and which begins to be offensive and breed vermin.
The scabs on the head look chalky and extend to the eyebrows and the nape of the neck.
 Burning, biting itching on the scalp, principally on the vertex ; when scratching the locality changes but the itching, becomes worse ; this is followed by very sore boils and humid eruptions, worse at night and when lying down.
Pain in the bones of the scalp (on both sides) with swelling and caries, great sensitiveness to contact, cold, motion, worse in the evening.
Numbness of the scalp, with drawing pain in it, generally only on one side ; worse from cold, contact and in the evening.
Ameliorated by heat.
Dandruff, white, dry.
 Inclination to wink with the eyes.
Dryness in the eyes, with pressure in them ; the eyes feel too large.
Twitching of the muscles around the eyes.
Lachrymation, with smarting in the eyes.
Staring at one spot.
 Itching behind the ears, scratching causes small elevations, they are scratched off and feel sore.
The ears feel as if they were too open and as if air were pouring into them, or at ; if the tympanum were exposed to the cold air, with a desire to bore with the fingers into the ear.
Twitching (visible) on the root of the nose.
Fluent coryza, soreness of the nose, scabs in the nose, and soreness and burning of the upper lip.
 The sense of smell is diminished, with dryness of the nose.
Gray, earthy complexion.
Frequent, troublesome twitching of the muscles in the middle of the right cheek.
Dull cramp pain and benumbing pressure in the right malar bone, extending to the temples.
Swelling of the lower lip, with rhagades.
 The child scratches the face constantly ; it becomes covered with blood.
Face and forehead hot and red, with great restlessness and peevishness.
In the night the child scratches its face, so that the bed is covered with blood in the morning ; and the face is covered with a scab, which the child keeps constantly tearing off anew, and on the spots thus left raw, large fat pustules form.
The ichor from the scratched face excoriates other parts.
A honey-like scab around the mouth.
 The skin of the face is of a deep inflammatory redness, the eruption is humid and fat.
Mouth and Throat.
Stinging toothache, which extends to the malar bones and temples.
The teeth feel dull, and elongated.
Boring, stinging in decayed teeth, extending to the malar bone.
The teeth decay suddenly.
 The teeth pain when touched by the tongue.
Burning in the mouth and throat.
Burning of the pharynx and oesophagus.
Constriction of the pharynx, the food presses on the part during deglutition.
Stomach and Abdomen.
Beer tastes bitter and causes vomiting.
 Increased appetite noon and evening.
Sensation of nausea in the throat.
Sensation as if the posterior part of the throat were full of mucus, the same after hawking.
Unusual longing for ham fat.
Burning in the stomach, mouth and throat, relieved by eating (swallowing the food).
 Dull pain in the region of the spleen.
Many short, fetid, flatulent discharges, especially before the stool.
Stool and Anus.
Constipation, stool dark brown, in knots, very hard balls, with great straining but not painful.
Stools soft, brown, smelling sour.
Soft stool in the evening, fermented stool, not fully digested smelling very offensive or sour.
 Excessive diarrhoea (small stools) with intolerable colic.
Brown feces, containing some white glistening bodies.
Chill before and after the stool.
During the stool, prolapsus ani with constriction of the anus, which makes it very difficult to replace it.
Before and after the stool, creeping in the rectum as from ascarides.
 Stitch in the rectum upwards (in the afternoon).
Decreased secretion of urine.
In the morning and forenoon, frequent discharges of large quantities of pale urine.
The urine becomes flaky and has a red sediment.
 Sticking in the kidney, and pain as if torn.
After micturition, itching at the prepuce.
Men. Discharge of mucus from the urethra.
Heat and swelling of the penis.
Violent erections and increased sexual desire.
 Painless swelling of the scrotum.
Swelling of the testicles.
Women. Menses too frequent and lasting too long.
Leucorrhoea, resembling albumen, malignant, corroding.
Dyspnoea, as if the chest were contracted, and as if there were adhesion of the lungs.
 Sensation of constriction of the (muscles of the) chest.
Desire to draw a long breath.
The chest feels too tight on stooping.
Burning and dryness in the trachea, with hoarseness.
Soreness and burning in the bones of the thorax.
 Stitches in the (right side of the) chest, worse from drawing a long breath.
Spasmodic, violent hooping-cough, caused by an irritation in the larynx, extending to the chest, expectoration in the morning of a yellow, albuminous, tough mucus, tasting salt.
The cough is worse in the evening, till midnight ; or day and night, with tension over the thorax ; when eating or drinking any thing hot (has to cough till the food is vomited up) ; from drinking beer.
Rheumatic pains in the muscles of the shoulder-blade ; they feel tense and swollen, and prevent motion.
Upper. The right arm feels sprained on top of the shoulder.
 The right hand cold (while writing), the left warm (in a warm room).
Trembling of the right hand.
The tips of the fingers are powerless, cannot hold anything.
The hands (and feet) go to sleep continually.
 Lower. The right hip-joint feels, sprained on walking.
Twitching of the whole right leg.
Pain in the hip, the leg is shortened.
The whole chin is covered with elevated white scabs.
Cracking in the right knee, when rising in the morning.
 The legs and feet go to sleep.
Stitches in the toes, of the right foot.
Pain in the periosteum of the long bones, especially the tibia, worse at night in bed, and then the least touch is intolerable.
Tension in the muscles.
Twitching in the muscles.
 Burning of the internal parts, with external chilliness.
Sensitiveness to the cold air.
Sensitiveness to washing with cold water in the morning.
Great inclination to sleep from debility.
Sleep disturbed by violent pain in the face.
 Awakens after midnight, from vivid dreams and with night-mare.
Pulse full and hard ; in the evening a accelerated ; intermitting at times.
Chill predominates even in the warm room.
Chill with thirst and desire for heat.
Chill from the upper arms, extending to the back and legs.
 Heat in bed, mostly in the head.
Perspiration during sleep, following the chill, without previous heat.
Intermittent fever ; chill over the whole body, accompanied by asthmatic contraction and tightness of the chest, in front and back.
During the cold stage, a peculiar thirst ; dryness in the back part of the mouth, with accumulation of saliva in the fore part without any desire to drink.
During the cold stage, drowsiness in the warm room.
 Inflammation and swelling of the bones, rachitis, caries.
Itching in the evening when in bed, aggravated and changed to burning by touch or by scratching.
Sensitiveness to touch.
Ulcers : with an areola, sensitive and easily bleeding (when removing the linen, which sticks to the ulcer), painful at night, the pus tends to form an adherent scab, under which a quantity of pus collects, burning and stinging with inflammation.
Vesicles around the ulcers, itching violently and burning like fire.
 Desquamation of the whole body.
Suppuration after inflammations.
Aggravation in the evening, at night, from contact, and motion.
One side of the body is generally affected.
Bad consequences from the abuse of mercury.
Amelioration when walking in the open air.