Skin lumpy, thick, hard. Excoriations, cracks or fissures. Gluey moisture.
Moist, crusty eruptions. Obesity. Sourness.
COMMON NAME : -Black lead, -Amorphous Carbon
A/F : - Grief and vexation.
- Supression of skin eruptions.
- Extremes of heat and cold - Overlifting - Fear.
PHYSIOLOGICAL ACTION: 1)SKIN: -Moist, sticky eruptions; -Fissures, corns.
2)LYMPHATIC SYSTEM: -Enlarged - Secretions acrid 3) SEXUAL ORGANS: -Excited -Prostated -Anaemic 4) GIT:-Atony -Constipation.
MODALITIES : < During and after menses 3 < Cold, drafts 2 > Open air, walking in 3 < Suppression of eruptions, < Light > Hot drinks, esp. milk 3 Secretions 3 < Motion 2 > Touch < Night 3 < Wet feet > Eating < Warmth of bed > Eructation.
MIND : - Simple, basic, earthy and unrefined patients.
- Slow thinking, irresolution, poor concentration. Dullness. SLOWNESS.
- Sad, tearsome, irresolute, hesitates at trifles. Timid, dread of work.
- Fidgety while sitting at work.
- Feels miserable and unhappy.
- Weeps, without cause, from MUSIC. Sensitive to music. Weeping from music (Aur), especially organ.
- Forgetful, makes mistakes in speaking and writing.
- Child impudent, teasing, laughing of reprimands.
- Remembers all the events of youth; recent events are forgotten.
- So sad that thinks of death.
- Thinks of nothing but salvation.
- There is a changeable mood.
- Memory weak for recent events, > for long past events.
- Anxiety and dullness in the morning on waking. Anxiety about trifles.
- Restless, agitated anxiety. restlessness and anxiety at night.
- Timid, reserved.
- IRRESOLUTION. Insecurity. Anxiety about the consequences of the decision.
- Obstinate. Censorious.
-Discontented. Easily offended.
-Irritability about trifles.
-TRIFLES SEEM IMPORTANT.
-Fear something will happen, of misfortune.
-Anxiety and fear < morning. Irritation, excitement, sleeplessness in evening.
-Aversion to mental work.
-Difficult concentration, mental exertion gives restlessness (Kali-p). -Absence of thoughts. Impressions dont penetrate. Hard to get information from them.
-Confusion with weeping and awkwardness, < before and during menses.
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -Especially adapted to women of climacteric age. Generally inclined to obesity, who suffer from habitual constipation and delayed menstruation. Tendency to put on unhealthy fat; plump, anemic, fair.
-Sensitive to cold; Chilly.
-Cracks and FISSURES on end of fingers of toes, nipples, labia, commissures, anus etc.
-Left sided complaints.
-OBESITY. Rapid emaciation in stomach diseases.
Emaciation of affected parts (Plb).
-AILMENTS FROM SUPPRESSED ERUPTIONS, DISCHARGE.
-Discharges: thick, sticky, offensive, honey like, foul, scanty and acrid.
-Sudden weakness. Cataleptic.
-Sourness - of taste, eructations, stools, urine, teeth etc.
-Sensation of burning, NUMBNESS and deadness.
-General sense of uneasiness, tremulousness, sudden sinking of strength.
-Skin symptoms <-> digestive symptoms.
-Cancerous diathesis in old cicatrices. Tendency to grow cystic tumours. Dropsy.
-Desire: CHICKEN, beer, sweets, bland food.
Aversion: SALT, SWEETS, MEAT, fish, soup, warm food, cooked food.
-Vertigo-< Morning on waking; looking upward; rising from stooping.
-Head-NUMBNESS OR EMPTY FEELING (Cocc, Plat).
-Headache: < left side, sunlight, while eating.
-ERUPTIONS < occiput. Psoriasis.
-Alopecia. Falling of hair at temples.
-Eye-PHOTOPHOBIA (Nat-s), < sunlight.
-Conjunctivitis. BLEPHARITIS. Keratitis.
-Eruptions on lids. Fissures of canthi.
-Ear-Otitis, < left. Chronic otorrhea, gluey, offensive.
-Noises, < night, left side.
-HEARING IMPAIRED, > BACKGROUND NOISE.
-Eruptions or cracks behind ear.
-Ear discharge smells like spoiled fish.
-Frequent colds. Coryza before menses.
-Face-Sensation of cobweb over the face and forehead, tries hard to remove it. (Alum).
-Eruptions, especially around mouth. Acne.
-Circulation is affected causing, irregular distribution of blood, producing especially rush of blood to head with flushed face.
-Phlegmonous erysipelas, of face, with burning, stinging pain, commencing on right side, going to left.
-Mouth-Fissures in corners of mouth, lips.
-Offensive breath, like smell of urine.
-Throat-Constant inclination to swallow.
-Stomach-Stomach complaints after suppressed eruptions.
-Ulcers. Cancer. Stomach disorders with rapid emaciation.
-Gastric complaints > eating, (WARM) MILK (Chel).
-Eruptions, especially in inguinal region.
-Rectum-Chronic constipation- stool difficult, large hard knotty with lumps, united by mucous threads too large.< during menses, suppressed menses; instead of menses.
-Fissure in ano (Nit-ac, Rat). Smarting sore pain, remains after stool in anus. Bleeding anus > Hot milk.
-Diarrhoea- stools brown, fluid mixed with undigested substance, of an intolerable odour, often caused by suppressed eruptions.
-Male genitalia-HIGH DESIRE OR LACK OF INTEREST, ENJOYMENT.
-Impotency. Ungovernable desire with poor results (Con, Gels, Lyc).
-Erections failing during coition (Lyc). Premature ejaculation.
-Eruptions, herpes; spreading to thigh.
-Female genitalia-HIGH DESIRE, nymphomania, OR LACK OF INTEREST.
-Enlargement and induration of ovaries.
-Uterine fibroids, cancer.
-Menarche late. Menses scanty, late, not appearing.
-Menses late, scanty, pale, irregular, painful, delayed by getting feet wet.
-Morning sickness during menstruation, prostrated.
-Leucorrhoea- acrid, excoriating, occurs in gushes day and night, before and after menses.
-Hard cicatrices remaining after mammary abscess, retarding the flow of milk.
-Cancer of breast, from old scars, and repeated abscess.
-Respiratory system-Hoarseness during menses.
-Dyspnoea, from suppressed eruptions; > eating.
-Suffocative, wakes from sleep.
-Chest-Cancer of breasts, esp. old scar tissue.
-Sore, cracked nipples.
-Eruptions in axilla, under breasts.
-Extremities-Swelling feet and toes during menses.
-CALLOSITIES of palms and soles (Ant-c, Ran-b).
-Cracks of fingertips.
-Eruptions < bend of elbows and knees.
-Numbness of forearms.
-NAILS: DISTORTED, BRITTLE, thick, hard, crumbling, deformed, painful, sore as if ulcerated.
-Ingrowing toe nails (Sil).
-Burning heat of foot soles, uncovers them.
-Skin-Affects the folds skin, at flexures, muco-cutaneous junctions, behind the ears.
-FISSURES, where skin and mucus membrane joins.
-THICK, hard, dry, rough (Ant-c, Fl-ac). Thickening and induration of skin.
-ERUPTIONS. Eczema. Herpes. Psoriasis.
Thick CRUSTS AND SCALES, OOZING HONEY-LIKE, THICK, YELLOW, STICKY FLUID, sometimes offensive.
-Itching < heat, during menses.
-KELOID (Fl-ac, Sil) or Cicatrices.
-Tendency to produce excoriation.
KEYNOTES : -Watery, transparent sticky honey like fluid discharge.
-Morning sickness during menses.
-Hears better when in a noise, when riding a carriage.
-Sensation of cobweb on face; tries hard to brush it off.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : -Cracks, fissures, dryness, bleeding- Cracks or fissures in the ends of fingers, nipples, labial commissures. Eczema of lids, eruptions moist and fissured.
-Affections of skin folds, flexures, behind the ear. Skin becomes thick and indurated. Obstinate dryness of skin and absence of sweat.
-Crustiness- Eyelids red and margins covered with scabs and crusts, milk crusts. Crusty and scabby ulcers, moist crusty eruptions.
-Dry, rough skin that breaks easily and exudes a `gluey moisture.
-Discharge, always sticky, transparent, thin, watery, may be thick honey like.
-Menses late, scanty, pale, delayed due to getting feet wet, irregular.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : -Suited to women inclined to be fat, who suffer from constant chilliness, habitual constipation and herpetic eruptions which crack and ooze a gelatinous fluid.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Compare-Ant-c, Bar-c, Calc, Ferr, Olnd, Petr, Psor, Puls, Tell, Sulph.
-Complementary-Caust, Ferr, Hep, Lyc, Arg-n, Ars, Sulph, Tab, Tub.
-Follows well after-Lyc, Puls, -Calc in obesity of young women with large amount of unhealthy adipose tissue -Sulph in skin affections -Sepia in gushing leucorrhoea -Similar to Lyc, Puls in menstrual troubles.
CLINICAL : -Constipation, Eczema, Fissures, Flushes, Gastritis, Impetigo, Keloids, Malignancy, Obesity, Otitis media and externa, Peptic ulcer, Psoriasis, Styes.
-Almost a specific for womens disease due to a diminished hormonal activity - Dr Karo.
-For singers, who cannot control their vocal cords or who develop hoarseness or cracked voice as soon as they sing- Dr. Farrington.