EUPHRASIA OFFICINALIS [Euphr]
Abundant, hot, acrid, smarting tears with bland coryza.
COMMON NAME : Eye bright
A/F : -Fall -Contusion -Mechanical injuries of external parts of eye.
MODALITIES : < Evening3 < Warmth 2 > In darkness < Glare of day light 3 < Indoors 2 > Open air 3 < Night < While lying down > From coffee < WIND < In bed > Winking < When touched < Moisture > Wiping eyes < Room < SUNLIGHT < After exposure to south wind.
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -Catarrhal affections of mucus membrane, especially of eyes, nose of upper respiratory tract.
-PROFUSE ACRID LACHRYMATION with profuse, BLAND CORYZA (reverse- Allium Cepa).
-Profuse, offensive expectoration of mucus by voluntary hawking.
-WATERY EYES, AS IF SWIMMING IN TEARS, HOT or ACRID TEARS leaving a varnish-like mark. sensation as of a hair in eyes, wants to wipe them.
-Bluish cornea. Tendency to accumulation of sticky mucus on cornea - removed by winking. Chronic sore eyes.
-Pain in the eye, alternating with pain in abdomen.
-Catarrhal headache with profuse discharge from eyes and nose.
-COUGH ONLY IN DAYTIME (Ferr-m, Nat-m), less on lying down at night (reverse -Thuja).
Loose cough with excessive lachrymation. Cough appears after disappearance of haemorrhoids.
-Menses painful, late, scanty, short FLOW LASTS ONLY AN HOUR OR DAY.
-AMENORRHOEA WITH OPHTHALMIA (Conjunctivitis with violent inflammation, instead of menses)
-Indicated especially in eruptive fever, like mealses. Suitable in FIRST STAGE OF MEASLES where eye symptoms are marked. MEASLES with WATERY EYES and FLUENT CORYZA.
-Frequent yawning while walking in open air.
KEYNOTES : 1. Profuse acrid lachrymation with profuse bland coryza.
2. Cough only in daytime.
3. Menstrual flow lasts only one day or sometimes only one hour.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : 1. Free acrid watery secretions.
2. Acrid tears with bland coryza.
3. Measles with watery eyes and fluent coryza.
4. Cough < daytime.
5. MENSES- LASTS ONLY AN hour or day.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : Profuse acrid lachrymation with profuse and bland coryza.
CLINICAL : -Euphrasia has a shining face which looks as if it had been varnished. The skin of the face cracks as varnish does. -Dr. H.A. Roberts -Allergy, Rhinitis, Conjunctivitis, Iritis, Chemosis, Pertussis, Measles, Hay fever, Injury to the eye.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : Compare- All-c, Sabad, Puls, Apis.
Compatible- Acon, Calc-c, Con, Nux-v, Phos, Puls, Rhus-t, Sil, Sulph.
Antidotes- Camph, Caust, Puls.
Remedies that follow well- Acon, Alum, Con, Lyc, Calc-c, Merc, Nux-v, Phos, Rhus-t, Sil.