ACETICUM ACIDUM [Acet-ac]
Emaciation, wasting diseases, marasmus. Haemorrhages, anaemic, waxy pale.
COMMON NAME : Vinegar
FAMILY : Organic acid.
SOURCE : Distilled water is used for attenuation IX and I.
Very dilute spirit 3x up to 4, Rectified spirit for 5 and higher.
A/F : - Anaesthetic vapours, fumes of charcoal and gas.
-Stings and bites (Led).
-Surgical injuries, surgical shock.
MODALITIES : < Cold air > Motion < Wet > Loose stools < Checked secretions < Fog < Night
MIND : -Ailments from shock 2, excitement.
-Anxiety and fear, driving him from place to place, in dyspnoea, in liver complaints.
-Irritability with headache and abdomen and liver complaints.
-Lamenting, wailing with delirium, with swelling of abdomen.
-Hystera; crawling and rolling on the floor.
-Grieves about sickness and children. Worried about business.
-Forgetful about what recently happened, does not know her own children.
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -Constitution -Suited to pale, lean persons with lax flabby muscles, face pale, waxy (Fer).
-Who have inherited pthisis and suffer from chronic weakness, anaemia, emaciation.
-Marasmus and other wasting diseases of children (Abrot, Iod, Sonic, Tub) emaciation of face, hands thighs (Nash).
-Great prostration after injuries, after surgical shock, after anaesthetics.
-Burning thirst, insatiable, even for large quantities but no thirst in fever.
-Profound anaemia with waxy pallor of the face.
-Haemorrhage from all orifices.
-Excessive wasting and debility.
-Mouth-Profuse salivation day and night.
-Stomach-Great thirst with dropsy but not in fever.
-Cancer of stomach, peptic ulcer, intestinal tuberculosis where there is vomiting after every kind of food.
-Vomiting after anaesthetics.
-Cannot tolerate cold drinks, vegetables except potato, bread and butter.
-Violent burning pain followed by coldness of skin, cold sweat on forehead.
-Sleep-Cannot sleep lying on the back (Sleeps better on back Ars).
-Sensation of sinking in abdomen causing dyspnoea, better lying on belly.
-Fever-Hectic fever, drenching night sweats, sweat profuse and cold, otherwise skin dry and hot.
-Red spot on left cheek.
-No thirst during fever.
KEYNOTES : 1) Great prostration after surgical injuries, after anaesthetic.
2) Cannot sleep on back, rests better lying on belly (Am-c).
3) In fever red spot on left cheek, drenching cold night sweat.
4) No thirst during fever.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : -Phthisical states.
-Wasting debility, with coldness of body, anaemia with waxy pallor of face.
-Emaciation of face, hands, thighs.
-Great thirst, insatiable.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : - Pale, waxy, oedematous with burning thirst in dropsy.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : - Cidar vinegar antidotes Carbolic acid.
- Follows well after-Cinchona in haemorrhage, Digitalis in dropsy.
-Aggravates the symptoms of Arn, Bell, Lach, Merc, especially the headache from Bell.
-Antidotes-Anaesthetic vapours, fumes of charcoal and gas, Opium and Stramonium.
CLINICAL : 1)Great prostration after surgical shock after anaesthesia, after injuries-(Dr.H.C.Allen) 2)Acetic acid relieves the parched mouth of people in the terminal stages of heart or kidney diseases. [Dr. Raj Jack] 3)For the bad effects of narcotics.
4)For the bad effects of carbon monoxide.
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