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Antimonium Crudum

ANTIMONIUM CRUDUM [Antc]

  • Irritable, peevish children who cannot bear to be touched or looked at.
  • Sweet, romantic and sentimental, moved by moonlight.
  • Soft, sensitive, emotional.
  • Moroseness and loathing of life after long illness or disappointment in love.
  • Aggravation from radiant heat (stove, open fire, heater, sun), cold bathing.
  • Thick, white coating of tongue like a fur with gastric derangements.
  • Indigestion from dietary indiscretion, tendency to overeat.
  • Lumps, corns, warts, growths, callosities.

COMMON NAME

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Black sulphide of Antimony

A/F

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Disappointed love.

Too much river or cold bathing.

Alcohol, wine, water, acids, fats, fruits.

Deranged digestion, overeating.

Suppressed eruptions.

Overheating.

Sunburn, extreme of heat and cold.

MODALITIES

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 Evening  From heat  Open air
 Acid  Washing 2  During rest
 Wet poltices  Moon light  Moist warmth
 Cold bathing 3  Ascending stairs  Lying down
 Touch  After getting drunk 3
 Heat of summer 3, of sun  Overeating 3

MIND

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Bad effects of disappointed love.

Great anxiety about his fate, inclination to shoot himself.

Fretful, cross and peevish.

Cries, if looked at, or touched, or washed, especially in children.

Adults are sulky, do not wish to speak with anyone.

Loathing; of life of food, bathing etc.

Ecstasy and exalted love. Excitability.

Dreamy, sentimental mood in the moon light and twilight, during diarrhoea, before menses.

Angry at every little attention.

Love sick, taciturn.

So busy with oneself, one forgets to urinate or defecate, eats only when asked.

Talks in rhymes and verses.

Nervous, hysterical girls and women, who are overcome by mellow light from stained glass windows.

Cross and contradictive, whatever is done fails to give satisfaction.

Nymphomania during suppressed menses.

Great sadness with weeping.

Anxious lachrymose mood, the slightest thing affects her, object despair, suicide by drowning.

Patient is always sleepy and weary.

GUIDING INDICATIONS

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Nervous symptoms, such as restlessness, twitches in the muscle and disposition to start on slightest sound are also found.

It is suitable to infants and children; also to elderly persons and young person who have a tendency to grow fat, for the extremes of life.

There is a tendency to formation of cracks in canthi, nostrils, angles of the mouth.

It produces strange absence of pain, where it should be expected e.g. bedsores.

When the symptoms group recur, they change their locality or go from one side to other; they recur every five, six or twelve weeks.

It produces lumpy effectsstools are watery containing lumps,
leucorrhoea is watery mixed with lumps,
lumps appear upon the skin,
nails become thick distorted and lumpy.

Eats beyond the capacity of his digestion or without discrimination, therefore the mental and skin symptoms are due to gastro intestinal disturbances.

Aversion to cold bathing, child cries when washed.


All conditions are  heat and cold.

Worse in warm weather and from heat  radiant heat.

Always weary and sleepy.

HeadAching in vertex on ascending, from bathing, from disordered stomach, especially from eating candy or drinking acid wines.

Heaviness in forehead with vertigo, nausea and nosebleed.

EyesDull, sunken, red, itch, inflamed, agglutinated canthi, raw and fissured.

Chronic blephritis.

Pustules on cornea and lids.

FacePimple, pustules, boils on face.

Yellow crusted eruption on cheeks and chin.

Cracks in corner of mouth.

MouthTongue coated thick white as it white washed.

Cancer of mouth.

Saltish salivation. Taste bitter.

Toothache in hollow teeth. Toothache before menses.

G.I.T.Loss of appetite.

Desire for acids, pickles, wine, vinegar, cucumber.

Eructation tasting of the ingesta.

Gastric and intestinal complaints from bread, pastry, acids, vinegar, sour wine, cold bathing, overheating, hot weather.

Constant belching.

Bloating after eating. Sweetish waterbrash.

Child vomits its milk in curdled form after nursing and refuses to nurse afterwards.

Stomach seems to be always overloaded.

Digestion disordered easily.

Appetite does not return after severe illness.

Constant discharge of flatus, up and down for years.

Old people with morning diarrhoea, suddenly become constipated, or alternate diarrhoea and constipation.

Stools of hard lumps mixed with watery discharge. Catarrhal proctitis.

Diarrhoea after acids, sour, wines, bathing, overeating, slimy, flatulent, slow.

Mucous piles, continued oozing of mucus.

Respiratory systemLooking into the fire cause cough.

Nostrils chapped and covered with crusts.

Eczema of nostrils, sore, cracked and scurfy.

Much thick yellowish mucus from posterior nares.

Rough voice, from over use.

Hoarseness after cold water bath.

Loss of voice, harsh and badly pitched voice.

Loss of voice after being overheated.

Cough worse, coming into warm room, with burning and itching of chest.

Whooping cough  overheated, from cold washing.

ExtremitiesDisposition to abnormal growths of the skin of fingers.

Nails do not grow rapidly; crushed nails grow in split like warts, with horny spots.

Nails grow out of shape. Nails brittle. Growth beneath nails.

Horny warts on hands and soles.

Large horny corns on soles of feet; very sensitive while walking, especially on stone pavements.

Inflamed corns.

Arthritic pain in finger.
Weakness and shaking of hands while writing, followed by offensive flatus.

SkinEczema with gastric derangements.

Eruptive tendency of pimples, vesicles and pustules.

Urticaria, measles like eruption.

Itching when warm in bed.

Dry gangrene.

Chicken pox.

Impetigo.

KEYNOTES

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1) Sentimental mood in the moonlight.

2) Thick, milky white coating of tongue.

3) Loss of voice team becoming overheated.

NUCLEUS OF REMEDY

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The mental and gastric symptoms determine this remedy.

Eats beyond the capacity of his digestion or without discrimination, therefore the mental and skin symptoms are due to gastro intestinal disturbances.

Aversion to cold bathing, child cries when washed.

Aggravated from heat and cold bathing.

Disposition to abnormal growths of the skin.

Nails grow slowly grow out of shape Nails brittle.

CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS

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1) For the people who have a tendency to grow at, for the extremes of life.

2) Aversion to cold bathing.

3) Excessive irritability and fretfulness, together, with a thickly coated milky white tongue.

4) Craves acids, pickles, cucumbers.

5) Warts on hands and soles.

6) Horny corns on soles of feet, very sensitive while walking.

7) Stools composed entirely of mucus.

8) Nails grow slowly, grow out of shape, and are brittle.

9) Loss of voice from becoming overheated.

CLINICAL

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Arthritis, Callosities, Chicken pox, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Depression, Diarrhoea, Gastritis, Glossitis, Headache, Impetigo, Menopausal complaints, Obesity, Peptic ulcer.

Antcrude 30 or 200 is almost specific for impetigo Dr. Foubister and Dr. Borland.

In the diarrhoea, often of old people, which alternates with constipation, Antc is the only remedy Dr. Tyler.
Arthritis deformans responds to Antc, a near specific Dr. Shwatartz.

REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS

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CompareBry, Calc, Caps, Carbv, Ferr, Graph, Ipec, Lyc, Puls, Sulph in gastric complaints.

ComplementarySquilla, Sulph.

Antidoted byCalc, Hep.

Followed byPuls, Sulph.

 

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