Especially adapted to complaints of first and second childhood; the psoric or tubercular. Memory deficient; forgetful, inattentive; child cannot be taught for it cannot remember; threatened idiocy. Scrofulous, dwarfish children who do not grow (children who grow too rapidly, Cal.); scrofulous ophthalmia, cornea opaque; abdomen swollen; frequent attacks of colic; face bloated; general emaciation. Children both physically and mentally weak. Dwarfish, hysterical women and old maids with scanty menses; deficient heat, always cold and chilly. Old, cachetic people; scrofulous, especially when fat; or those who suffer from gouty complaints (Fluor. ac.). Diseases of old men; hypertrophy or induration of prostrate and testes; mental and physical weakness. Apoplectic tendency in old people; complaints of old drunkards; headache of aged people, who are childish. Persons subject to quinsy, take cold easily, or with every, even the least, cold have an attack of tonsillitis prone to suppuration (Hep., Psor.). Inability to swallow anything but liquids (Bap., Sil.). Haemorrhoids protrude every time he urinates (Mur. ac.). Chronic cough in psoric children; enlarged tonsils or elongated uvula; < after slight cold (Alum.). Swelling and indurations, or incipient suppuration of glands, especially cervical and inguinal. Offensive foot sweat; toes and soles get sore; of the heels; throat affections after checked foot sweat (compare, Graph., Psor., Sanic., Sil.). Great sensitiveness to cold (Cal., Kali c., Psor.).
Relation. - Frequently useful before or after Psor., Sulph., and Tub. After Bar. c., Psor will often eradicate the constitutional tendency to quinsy. Similar: to, Alum, Cal. iod., Dul., Fluor. ac., Iod., Sil. Icompatible: after Calc. in scrofulous affections.
< When thinking of his disease (Oxal. ac.); lying on painful side; after meals; washing affected parts.