CARBOLICUM ACIDUM [Carb-ac]
Foul, putrid destruction of tissues.
Increased olfactory sensibility. Very offensive breath.
Burning in mouth to stomach. Fermentative dyspepsia.
Cramps in forepart of leg, close to tibia, during walking.
COMMON NAME : Phenol
SOURCE : Solution in rectified spirit.
FAMILY : Organic acid.
A/F : -Bee sting -Physical exertion
MODALITIES : < Jar > Smoking < Reading > Strong tea < Pregnancy > Rubbing < Walking > Binding < Combing hair [Bry, Chin, Ign Sel] < Straightening up < Mental exertion < Cold 2 and Heat 2
MIND : -Prostration of mind. Mental exhaustion, brain fag (Pic-ac) -Mental exertion aggravates.
-Loss of memory for what he was about to do.
-Dreams usually unrembered or amorous, of fire, of journey, of body part embalmed.
-Delusion as if he had taken opium in the morning.
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -Irritant, antiseptic, anesthetic.
-OFFENSIVENESS. Discharges foul, burning, putrid.
-Languid, PAINLESS, foul, destructive remedy.
-Pains come suddenly, last for a short time and disappear suddenly [Bell, Mag-p, Flour-ac, Eup].
-Physical exertion brings on abscess somewhere in the body especially right ear.
-Anaphylaxis to bee stings. Swelling of face and tongue [Apis].
-Malignant and septic conditions.
-Burns lead to ulceration with ichorous discharge.
-Prostration of mind but desire for mental work.
-Profound prostration, collapse, surface pale and bathed in cold sweat [Camphor, Carb-v, Verat].
-Head -Dull heavy headache as if rubber band were stretched tightly around the forehead [Gels, Catus, Merc, Plat, Sulph, Nit-ac, Spig].
-Headache < bending head forward > green tea > while smoking > tight band > cold hand.
-Migraine just before or after menses.
-Vertigo shutting the eyes. < sitting down > walking fast in open air.
-Nose -Smell very acute. Pressing pain above root of nose.
-PALE ABOUT NOSE AND MOUTH.
-Ozaena with foetor and ulceration.
-G.I.T.-Diphtheria; foetid breath, regurgitation through nose on swallowing liquids but little pain [Bapt].
-Desire for stimulants and tobacco [Staph], whiskey [Syph].
-Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy < morning, with headache, heartburn and eructation.
-Vomiting; of drunkards, ca stomach, sea sickness.
-Constipation with very offensive breath [op, Psor].
-Bloody stools like scrapings of intestines [Canth, Colch] with tenesmus.
-Passes mucus from anus when urinating.
-Urinary system-Urine black or olive green.
-Female genitalia-Leucorrhoea in children [Cann-s, Merc, Puls, Sep].
-Irritating leucorrhoea; itching and burning [Kreos].
-Uterine displacement with or without discharge. If discharge present, it is offensive [Nit-ac, Nux-v, Sep].
-Back-Backache across loins with a dragging down sensation from buttocks to thighs.
-Extremities-Bones bare, crushed, much sloughing of soft parts.
-Skin-Vesicular eruptions all over the body which itches excessively > after rubbing but leaving a burning pain.
-Malignant scarlatina and variola [Amm-c] -Lacerated wounds from blunt instruments.
KEYNOTES : -PAINLESSNESS.
-Pains come suddenly, last a short time, and disappear suddenly.
-PALE, ABOUT NOSE AND MOUTH.
-Dreams of fire.
-Great tenderness over transverse colon.
-Physical exertion brings on an abcess somewhere in the body.
-Anaphylaxis to bee stings.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : -Prostration of mind, mental exhaustion, brain fag.
-Offensiveness and painlessness with destruction.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : -A remedy to be thought of in malignant conditions with tendency to destruction of tissues and putrid discharges, collapse and cold sweat.
-Mental and physical prostration.
CLINICAL : -Constipation, Diabetes, Diarrhoea, Diphtheria, Influenza, Leucorrhoea, Lumbago, Ovarian neuralgia (left), Ozaena, Vomiting.
-Carbolic acid 12 has proved of use in cases of the migraine in children-Dr. Dewey.
-In pertussis, this helps to stop the paroxysm in 1x or 2x potency.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Compare-Ars, Carb-v, Chrysarobin, Guano, Kreos, -In exhaustive diarrhoea, with very little offensive stools when Carb-v and Psorinum do not help-Bhanja, C. Pearson.
-In cholera, when Veratrum is indicated but fails.
-Antidoted by-Diluted cider vinegar either externally or internally when acid has been swallowed either accidentally or taken for suicidal purposes.
-Alcohol, Chalk, Iod, Glaubers salt in watery solution.
-Incompatible-Glycerine, Vegetable oils.