"Puff-ball", oedema and puffiness.
Diarrhoea before or during menses.
Menses-Comes or markedly increases at night.
Awkwardness, drops things.
A/F : -Effects of over exertion.
-Application of tar locally (cosmetics).
MODALITIES : < Menses 2; before during. < Wine > Bending double < Full moon < Coffee > Hot food < Hot weather < Night > Eating < Getting warm < Early morning > Daytime < Cold food < On waking
MIND : -AWKWARDNESS, things drop out of powerless hands [Apis, Nat-m].
Laxity and weakness of all joints.
-STAMMERING children [Stram, Merc].
-After coition, staggering, confusion and numbness in head.
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -Adapted to old maids with visible palpitation and tremors of hands - nervous and weak jointed. `Tettery patients.
-HAEMORRHAGIC - HERPETIC diathesis.
-Generalised PUFFINESS or BLOATED condition of body surface which produces easy INDENTATIONS with blunt instruments, scissors etc.
-Discharges from all mucous membrane are very tough, stringy and tenacious [Kali-bi, Hydr].
-Sweat in axilla smells like onion.
-Itching eruptions; oozing; form thick crusts or scabs, with pus beneath [Mez].
-URTICARIA; ON EXCITEMENT, < bathing < warmth; with diarrhoea or metrorrhagia.
In chronic urticaria when Rhus-t seems indicated but fails to cure.
-Herpes of the lower limbs. Burning vesicular eruptions which become crusted.
-Acne < in summer or use of cosmetics.
-Intolerable itching at tip of coccyx; must scratch till part becomes raw and sore.
-Of value in METRORRHAGIA, traces of menses between periods from any little overexertion [Ambra Gr]. Blood dark and clotted.
Menstrual flow more at night [Mag-c, Kreos]. Less while moving.
-Leucorrhoea after menses, thick acrid, yellowish-green, leaving green spots on linen.
-Diarrhoea before and during menses [Am-c, Verat-a].
-COLIC with red urine, > EATING and bending double.
-Intolerance of tight clothing around waist [Lach].
KEYNOTES : 1. Diarrhoea before and during menses.
2. Menstrual flow only at night.
3. Urticaria on excitement, with diarrhoea or metrorrhagia.
4. Colic > eating, accompanied by red urine.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : 1. Awkwardness.
2. Haemorrhagic diathesis.
3. Tough, stringy, tenacious discharges.
4. Generalised puffiness or bloated sensation.
5. Enlarged or swollen sensation.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : - Eczema with formation of thick crusts.
- Diarrhoea before and during menses.
- Menses more at night.
CLINICAL : -Allergy, Herpes, Infertility, Premenstrual syndrome, Vaginitis, Urticaria.
-It antidotes effects of local application of tar, of cosmetics and suffocation from gas - Dr. H.C.Allen.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Compare-Apis, Bor, Mag-c.
-Followed well by-Alum, Calc, Rhus-t, Sepia.
-Antidotes -TAR APPLICATIONS (locally); COSMETICS.