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Aconitum. Burning heat, sometimes preceded by chills or shud- dering; buining thirst; dry and burning skin ; bloated hot and red face, or red spots on the cheeks; or redness of face whicli alternates with paleness, especially when the patient raises himself; red, in- flamed, and painful eyes; sleei)lessness ; restlessness, agonizing toss- ing about, sometimes attended with anguish, dread of deatli, screams ; full and hard or subdued pulse; violent stitching or aching and beat- ing pain in the head ; vertigo on rai-sing the head; nightly delirium; dry lips and mouth; clean and moist tongue; huriied stuttering speech ; dark-red urine; oppression of the chest, with short, anxious, hurried breathing ; stitches in the chest or sides ; short cough ; palpi- tation of the heart; pains in the limbs. (Compare bell., l)iy , cham.) Belladonna, internal and external heat, with dark red face and eyes; burning thirst, with aversion to drink, or constant desire to drink withouT ability to do so; moist (and clammy) skin ; sleepiness in the daytime, sleeplessness at night; or restless sleep witii sudden starting, twitching of the limbs, loss of consciousness, muttering, grasping at flocks, or screams and convulsions, or furibund delirium, frightful visions, desire to escape from l)ed ; obstinate and malicious ; hot head; violent headache, especially in the forehead, as if every- thin’j- would issue through the forehead ; dilated pupils; furious and wandering look ; photophobia; dry mouth and lips ; ulcerated corners 246 HOMCEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS. of the month ; hurried and indistinct speech ; sore throat, with diffi- cult}’ of swallowing; cough, with headache and redness of the face ; scanty 3’ellow urine ; stitching pains in the limbs; red spots on the skin. (Compare aeon., cham., mere.)

Bryonia. Great heat or chill, with chattering of teeth, either one or the other symptom, attended with redness and heat of the head and face ; nightsweat, especially towards morning ; unquenchable thirst, sometimes followed by vomiting ; drowsiness, with sudden starting, screams, and delirium, as soon as the patient closes his eyes ; delirium day and night; irritable mood or apprehensions on account of his illness, dread of death; taciturn ; restless, tossing about, grasp- ing at flocks; great and general debility; hard, full, and hurried pulse; stupefying headache, with vertigo on raising the head; dul- ness of hearing and sight; dry lips ; pressure in the pit of the stom- ach ; constipation ; dry cough, with pain in tlie pit of the stomach ; stitches in the chest or side ; tearing or stitching pains in the limbs. (Compare aeon., bell., cham., nux vom.)

Chamoniilla. Internal and external heat, sometimes preceded by a chill ; or heat in the face and e3’es, with red cheeks, or only one cheek being red ; burning thirst, with burning from the mouth to the stomach; sleeplessness, with restlessness and tossing about; or sleep with anxious dreams and sudden starting great restlessness and an- guish ; hemicrania; vertigo on raising the head, with darkness or scintillations before tiie eyes and fainting turns ; red and cracked tongue ; bitter taste in the mouth and of the food ; sour or bitter eructations and vomiting; anguish, tension and pressure in the re- gion of the stomach and hypochondria; colic and diarrhoea; hot burning urine ; tearing in the limbs, face, and head; fetid breath; distress of breathing and orthopnoea. (Compare aeon., bell., nux vom.)

Mercurius. Chills alternating with heat, red skin ; burning thirst, sometimes with aversion to drink ; frequent full pulse, stitching and aching pains in the head ; red bloated face ; vertigo on raising one’s self; dry and burning lips ; moist tongue, or coated white or yellow- ish ; painful sensitiveness in the region of the hypochondria, epigas- trium, and umbilicus ; great anguish, tossing about, sleeplessness ; sleepy in the daytime ; peevish and disposed to be vehement. (Com- pare bell.)

Nux vom. Heat, especially in the face, sometimes mixed with shuddering ; dry and burning skin ; hard frequent pulse ; great de- bility and fainting turns ; anguisli with palpitation of the heart and dread of death ; extreme nervousness ; sleeplessness or comatose slee|) ; headache worse on stooping; vertigo worse on stooping; hot red face, sometimes accompanied with chilliness of the body ; dull, dim, red eyes ; dry and white tongue ; thirst, with burning in the throat ; acliing pain in the stomach and region of the stomach ; con- stii)ation ; bruised feeling in the limbs; vehement irritable mood. (Compare br}’. and cham.)

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