Obstinate constipation, haemorrhage from bowels in Typhoid.
Paralytic weakness of muscles. Indurations.
Dryness and constrictions. Mental paresis, dysphagia especially to liquids.
COMMON NAME : Common Potash Alum.
SOURCE : Double salt of aluminium sulphate and potassium sulphate. Trituration of the pure crystals.
FAMILY : Mineral salt.
A/F : -Bad news [Gels] -Operations on eyes; on teeth.
MODALITIES : < During sleep.
< Lying on right side.
< Cold (except headache which is relieved by cold) < Rest
> Motion > Open air > Pressure > While eating > Touch > Drinking cold water.
MIND : -Nervous tremors, from bad news.
-Fear of insanity; of losing his reason.
-Dreams of dead bodies with fear; wishes to end it by turning on side, but cannot.
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -Adapted to old people suffering from bronchial catarrh.
-PARALYTIC WEAKNESS of the muscles in all parts of the body especially arms and legs.
-Sensation of Constriction, as of a cord or BAND around limbs, in paralytic states.
-Sensation of DRYNESS and CONSTRICTION in various parts.
-Tendency to INDURATION of glands and other tissues.
Scirrhous indurations. Indurations resulting from long continued inflammatory irritations.
-Tongue, rectum uterus etc. are hardened; ULCERS WITH INDURATED BASE.
-Sensitive to cold; exposure to air causes roughness and chaps in the skin.
-Catarrhal conditions [Throat, lungs, vagina, urethra] Yellow bland discharges.
-Haemorrhage from bowels in the course of typhoid. Haemorrhage, with large clots.
-Head-Burning pain, as of weight on top of head, > pressure of cold hand.
-Headache > drinking cold water.
-Vertigo-With weakness in pit of stomach > opening eyes, > turning on right side.
-Eyes-Prolapse of iris after cataract operations.
-Bleeding after tooth extraction.
-Throat-Every cold settles in throat.
-ENLARGED and INDURATED TONSILS from frequent colds uvula elongated, relaxed.
-Copious ropy morning expectoration in aged persons.
-Catarrh of chest; chest weak; haemoptysis; and mucus expelled with difficult.
-G.I.T.-CONSTIPATION of the most aggravated kind, as in cancer of uterus and rectum.
-No desire for days.
-HARD, MARBLE-LIKE MASSES passed, but rectum still feels full.
-Stool as HARD AS STONE.
-Long lasting pain and smarting in rectum after stools.
-Male genitalia-Eczema on the back of penis and scrotum.
-Female genitalia-Induration of cervix uteri; and mammary glands. [Carb-an, Con]
-C.V.S.-PALPITATION < LYING DOWN ON RIGHT SIDE.
KEYNOTES : -Hears every noise in sleep.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : -Paralytic weakness of the muscles and induration of glands or other tissues of the body.
-Aged persons with paralytic weakness and scirrhous indurations.
-Yellow bland discharges.
-Sensation of dryness and constriction.
-Haemorrhages with large dots.
-Very obstinate constipation.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : -Constipation, no desire for stool; marble like masses pass, but rectum still feels full. Long lasting pain and smarting in rectum after stool.
CLINICAL : -Powdered alum, 10 grains, placed on tongue, is said to arrest an attack of asthma.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Antidoted by-Cham, Ip, Nux-v, Sulph.
-Antidote to-Lead poisoning, Calomel and other mercurials, Aloe.
-Similar to-Alumina, Aluminium.