SPONGIA TOSTA [Spong]
Cough-dry, barking, croupy, cardiac warm food or drink.
Suffocation causes anxiety.
Swelling of spermatic cord and testicles, with pain and tenderness. Orchitis.
COMMON NAME : Roasted Sponge
MODALITIES : < Mental excitement 3 < After eating sweet 3 < Smoking 2 < Lying with head low 3 < Dry cold winds 3 < Reading 2 < Singing 2 < Talking 2 < Swallowing 2 < Before midnight 3 < Ascending 2 < Full moon 2 < Thinking about complaint 2 < Inspiration 2 < After sleep 2 < Roused from sleep 2 < Before or during menses > Eating or 3drinking warm things > Descending
MIND : -Irresistible desire to sing; with excessive mirth; followed by sadness.
-Fear of future; tired of life.
-Anxiety fear of death with suffocation due to choking sensation.
-Timidity fear and terror of approaching death; that she will cough.
-Weeps with dreams, with whooping cough, with heat, with sweat.
-Despondent about loss of sexual power.
-Obstinate and improper behaviour.
-Every excitement increases the cough.
-Weeping and inconsolable mood.
-Anxiety during flushes of heat.
-Despair during the heat.
-Fears of heart disease.
-Ideas abundant on closing eyes.
-Witty -Suicidal disposition, during perspiration.
-Quarrelsomeness alternates with gaiety and laughter.
-Somnabulism, STARTING FROM SLEEP. Starting from trifles.
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -Especially adapted to diseases of children and women with light hair, lax fibre, flabby, blue eyes, often with a tubercular diathesis.
-Dryness of mucous membrane of air passages, tongue, throat, larynx, trachea, bronchi. Dry as a horn. No Discharge.
Rawness and soreness of chest throat, larynx, trachea, mucous membranes, due to dryness.
-Inflammation and glandular enlargement, especially of thyroid, testis, ovary. Swelling becomes hard, indurated.
-Exhaustion and heaviness of body after slight exertion and orgasm of blood to chest, face. He must lie down.
-Sensation as if breathing through sponge.
-Sensation as if plug in throat, lump in the throat accompanied by difficulty in breathing.
-Sensation as if something alive or moving in the abdomen.
-Sound as if saw is driven through pine board when coughing.
-Throat-Clears throat constantly.
-Throat symptoms > lying on back < after eating sweet things.
-Goitre with suffocative spells, touching neck or pressure. -Swallows water in small quantity and with difficulty.
-Respiratory system-Cough, hollow, barking, crowing, sawing or tight, ringing, whistling, wheezing.
-Coughs like a saw driven through a pine board.
-Everything is perfectly dry, no mucous rales.
-Hoarseness, larynx dry, burns constricted painful.
-Croup worse during inspiration.
-Chest weak, can scarcely talk.
-Tuberculosis of larynx.
-Suffocation as from a plug, valve or leaf in larynx, and wakes with violent painful palpitation and blue lips with heavy sweat.
-Anxious, gasping breathing.
-Voice gives away when singing or talking.
-Asthma, must throw head back.
-Asthma especially after cold things and exposure to dust and wind.
-As if air were passing into glands of neck, on breathing.
-C.V.S.-Cough of cardiac origin.
-Rapid and violent palpitation with dyspnoea cannot lie down, also feels best resting in horizontal position.
-Angina pectoris, faintness and anxious sweat.
-Blood surging upto neck, head and face with asthmatic symptoms.
-Hypertrophy of heart especially right, with asthmatic symptoms.
-Rheumatic endocarditis, Aneurism of aorta.
-Surging of heart into chest as if it would force out upward.
-Male genitalia-Spermatic cord swollen, painful, testicles swollen, bruised.
-Suppressed gonorrhoea or maltreated orchitis.
-Female genitalia-Amenorrhoea with Asthma.
KEYNOTES : -Cough and sore throat from sweets, better by eating and drinking especially, warm things.
-Cough dry, sibilant, like or saw driven through or pine board.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : -Affections of the respiratory organs from sweets and cold things, relieved by eating and drinking (especially warm).
-Children with fair complexion, lax fibre, swollen glands.
-Exhausation and heaviness of the body after slight exertion with orgasm of blood to chest and face.
-Heart affections and cough of valvular heart disease.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : -Dryness of mucous membranes. Dry as a horn.
-Cough < after eating sweets, before midnight > eating or drinking warm things.
-Awakens, suddenly after midnight with pain and suffocation is flushed, hot, frightened to death.
CLINICAL : -Spongia relieves the cough and the concomittants of an aneurysm of the descending aorta - Dr.Hughes.
-Asthma depending upon Tuberculosis- Dr.Boehr.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Remedies that precede well-Acon, Hep-s (in croup).
-Remedies that follow well-Brom, Bry, Carb-v, Con, Hep-s, Kali-b, Nux-v, Rhus, Puls.
When dryness is replaced by ratting in chest Hep-s.