Homeopathy Remedy Petroleum

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Petroleum [Petr] homeopathy drug symptoms from Handbook of Materia Medica and Homeopathic Therapeutics by T.F. Allen, of the homeopathic remedy Petroleum [Petr]

      A tincture is made by dissolving one part of the crude rock-oil in 99 parts of alcohol.

General Action

      Very complex and not clearly defined. Its nausea and occipital headache are marked; examine also its skin symptoms; it is generally allied to all the Carbons and the tissue remedies.

Allies. Sulph., Graphites; Tabacum, Colchicum, Pulsatilla


      Emaciation; with good appetite. Swelling began in feet, spread over abdomen and chest, disappeared, but returned, at the necropsy the body was extremely oedematous and the epidermis in places was extremely oedematous and the epidermis in place was raised in little blebs, dissection showed dropsy of the cavities and oedema of lungs, but no lesion to account for the dropsy, there were traces of fatty to account for the epithelium. Trembling in morning on rising. Convulsions; tetanic frightful pains at times followed by general rigidity with incessant cries, after ten minutes’ quiet the paroxysms returned with renewed violence, no liquid could be taken and six men could not hold the patient. Jerking together of body in evening in bed when awake.

Stitches here and there. Pain (>) lying; sprained P. in arms, chest and back in forenoon; sharp jerking, in one or another part; weary, in shoulders, spine and loins; drawing, here and there in bones; drawing, in r. arm, then in head. Frequent drawing in trunk. Indescribable feeling of sickness, with anxiety. Tremulous tension through whole body, with apprehension, ill humor and cracking in joints. Affected by a slight vexation, taste bitter, appetite lost, a short walk then affects her, she has frequent diarrhoea, orgasm of blood on falling asleep, eructation, nausea, restless sleep, next morning trembling and waving through whole body, diarrhoea and internal misery, so that tears stood in her eyes. Takes cold easily, which causes faintness. Aversion to open air when walking. Everything seems too hard when sitting and lying. Restless; at night.

Heaviness of feet and of whole body. Indolence; with heaviness of limbs. Weakness; in morning; in morning in bed, with bruised feeling in limbs; in morning on rising; after a walk; during menses; after stool, with vertigo, vanishing of vision and necessity to close eyes in order to recover himself; (<) evening on lying down, with bruised feeling in limbs; (>) eating; with trembling and intolerable sensation as before severe illness; of body, with heaviness of lower limbs; so that limbs were painful; so that she fell asleep when sitting; nervous, after a short walk. Faintness in morning on entering the house, he felt sick, heat mounted to face, a veil seemed to come before the eyes, compression in temples. Amelioration at noon.

Clinical General relief from warm air.


      Excitement. Extravagant and exaggerated condition, with internal trembling, then despondency. Imagined that some one was lying never him. Arose up and got out of bed. Violent, offended at trifles. Irritable; and indolent. Quarrelsome; in morning on walking; and lachrymose. The child become fierce and uncontrollable. Inclined to be angry every morning. Discontented with everything, Constant complaints. Irresolute. Little ambition weeping at trifles; F. of death. Anxiety at the noise of a crowd. Dejected; in morning, and quiet, with dim vision; when walking in open air, and inattentive to intellectual conversation or other diversions; with feverish condition; with sick feeling of weakness of heart.

Clinical A peculiar fancy that another person is sick in the same bed has been verified in many cases of low fever, for instance, in puerperal fever there was a delusion that there were two sick babies and she cold not take care of both (compare Bap).

Forgetful; and disinclined to think. Impairment of powers. Loss of power of thought; of will power. Cannot easily free himself from the subject on which he is talking. Stupidity caused by a little wine at dinner. Unconscious; partly, all day. Comatose.


      Sticking jerking on stooping and walking, obliging her to stand still every few minutes, Sticking; and heat. Tearing in evening. Pinching. Boring Aching; every morning; every morning on rising; in morning, (>) breakfast; from morning till evening, with drawing towards forehead, together with chill till noon; in evening after walking in open air; at night, (<) above eyes; on stooping; from talking cold, with lachrymation, inflammation of throat, cough and coryza; with pain in teeth and tantrums of upper jaw; with nausea. Distress as if everything were alive and twisting about, with dread of work. Screwing-together sensation. Compression of brain. Constriction; on coughing, with sticking in chest. Tension; of dura mater, with pulling; of dura mater, with Dullness.

Dullness as if enveloped in a fog. Confusion after eating a little, with vertigo; C. from the customary smoking; C., with general discomfort. Heaviness in morning, (<) stooping and sewing, with fulness and heat. Beating. Trembling, waving and roaring in H. and ears, as from rush of blood. Rush of blood after dinner; feeling of rush of blood on rapid motion, that causes a stitch through brain. Vertigo; in evening, with roaring in ears; in evening in bed, (<) lying with head low, with nausea; on stooping and on rising from a seat; on stooping, with nausea; after dinner; on rising from lying down, while lying heat in face; often when walking; obliging him to stoop forward, (<) standing, (>) lying with pallor, nausea, slow pulse, eructations, yawning, loss of appetite and pressure in abdomen.

Forehead. Sticking in morning on walking, soon extending over occiput; throbbing S. above one eye. Pain, with sticking over eyes; P. the last part of the day and night; worse during nausea nausea, (>) nosebleed; drawing, with sticking above eyes. Pulsating waving (<) forehead, as head would burst, (>) motion.

Cramplike pain in l. temple. Drawing in r. temple, even during a nap; cramplike, in temples, also in l., with pressure; pinching, extending up to l. temple. Jerking stitches on vertex extending into head, in evening, then persistent pressure in it. Bruised pain as if vertex were soft. Pressure on vertex, with vertigo. Suppurative pain in l. side; in side on touch. Headache on r. side, inability to open eyes or hold head upright, necessity to lie down.

Sticking in l. side of occiput in afternoon. Pinching in occiput. Pressure in occiput; in morning, with sticking Leaden heaviness in O. (Chelidonium). Throbbing in O. all day; when lying upon it. Vertigo in O. as if she would fall forward, (<) raising eyes. Falling of hair. Soft swellings, painful on touch. papules. Bruised pain in scalp. Scalp numb, like wood. Itching; and after scratching sore pain.

Clinical Neuralgic headache beginning in occiput and extending forward. Occipital headache extending to vertex, with vertigo, stiffness of neck, swelling of muscles; rapid motion of the hands seems to relieve the pain. Vertigo in the occiput, with general feeling numbness, stiffness and nausea. Occipital headache, with nausea, especially in seasickness.


      Dim. Sunken. Glistening. Staring and glassy; S. wildly about. Rolled up occasionally. Twitching. Stitches; and itching; with lachrymation, itching S. and burning. Cutting on exerting them by reading. Pressure, (<) evening by the light; P. as from sand; throbbing P. in r. Painful drawing i r. extending into ear, with loss of hearing in r. ear. Biting; as from smoke. Burning; and pressure, and on exerting them dimness. Feeling as if they would be distorted. Weakness. Lachrymation; in open, not cold air. Much water presses out of both canthi.

Pupils contracted; and insensible to light; dilated, with l. eye he cannot distinguish letters at a shot distance, at a great distance they are distinct, but small. Conjunctivitis and blepharadenitis. Inflamed swelling in inner canthus, like an incipient lachrymal fistula, with dryness of r. side of nose. Papules on lids. Trembling and twitching on lids; twitching of r. Blinking and winking. Sticking from outer canthus towards inner. Biting in lids. Itching of lids; of lower, with dryness. Lids cannot be opened in morning, vision misty. Burning in inner canthus, with pressure. Sticking in brows, with beating. Far- sighted. Photophobia. Vision disturbed; V. weak an misty; double; of sparks; of blacks spots that prevent reading; flickering; twitching before eyes in evening; floating and twitching of objects, (>) fixing eyes upon then; of flickering and back figures.

Clinical Inflammation of the margins of the lids. Inflammation of the Lachrymal canal. Lachrymal fistula.


      Thin, yellowish discharge, more copious from l. Swelling of meatus; inflamed and painful. Sticking; and ticking, then stiffness in articulation of jaw as if l. would crack. Tearing in r. Cutting in l. Pain, with heat; P externally; cramplike,in r.; jerking, in l.; painful drawing and jerking in r. Cramplike drawing i r. Bubbling. Itching within l., with bloody discharge. Something seemed to come before it on eructating, so that he could not hear. Diminished hearing; with roaring as of wind. Ringing. Cracking at times. Singing; during means, with roaring. Roaring and pain; R. in l. evenings, like the rushing of water, with at times cracking in it. Noises, at one time as of a clock, at another as of a waterfall.

Clinical Deafness, with frequent occipital headache, tearing pain in the ears, as if water were in them. Pain in the Eustachian tubes, with noises in the ears and deafness.


      Ulcerated nostrils; and stopped catarrh. Pustules, with red areola, internally on lower part of septum. Pimple inside. Tensive pain in root, extending from one brow to the other, with ulcerative pain on touch. Burning on and near it. Sneezing; towards evening, with sleepiness; with catarrh in throat that provokes cough. Coryza. Blowing out of bloody mucus in morning. Stoppage of mucus necessity to blow out small masses at night. Bleeding.

Clinical Nasal catarrh, with obstruction of the posterior nares. Ozaena, with formation of scabs, discharge of purulent mucus, and crack in nostrils.


      Pale. Distorted. Bluish-red; lips. Eruption on lips. Papules in corners of lips, with sticking. Boil on upper lip. Lips cracked. Swelling of lower jaw, painful on stooping and on pressure. R. articulation of jaw easily dislocated in morning in bed, with pain. Drawing and tension in jaw beneath ear.


      Teeth. Constantly unclean. Sticking, (<) night, so that he could not remain in bed; S. in hollow incisor. Tearing i hollow, from evening till midnight, with sore, painful gum. Cutting and constriction. Stitching jerking every evening till 11.30 P.M. Boring. Aching after breakfast; if open air enters them; in r. molars; with swollen cheek, preventing lying on it at night; ulcerative, with throbbing pressure in r. lower jaw extending to ear and posterior cervical muscles. Drawing pain; in upper incisor, with coldness. Canine T. seem too long in morning; all of lower and some of upper seem too long, and pain as if ulcerating. Numbness and pain on biting on them.

Gum. Swelling with sticking on touch. Inflammation between lower incisors, with sticking and burning pain. Blister; black, hollow, sensitive to water and cold air, by lower molar, the tooth pains even on opening mouth. Pustule above a hollow tooth like a dental fistula. Painful soreness on chewing.

Clinical Abscess at the root of a tooth, with external swelling dental fistula.

Tongue white. Yellow spots on T. Tongue coated; white in centre, with dark streak along edges. Tongue and r. side of palate towards cervical muscles raw and sensitive, so that he not eat or move anything hard in mouth, and acid and salt things cause smarting. Much mucus in mouth and nose. Ulcers on inside of cheeks. Mouth pasty. Slimy, with no desire for food or drink. Dryness morning; and of throat, so that it took away her breath; D., with swelling of throat. Burning and in throat and stomach. Salivation after eating. Bad odor; and even the saliva has an offensive odor; at time, like garlic at other times. Taste sour; T. slimy, with while tongue; acid, slimy; bitter after breakfast, with scraping in throat and eructations; bitter sour in morning; as of spoiled meat; rancid in throat; as of a disordered stomach, with heaviness of head; bad; insipid, with saliva, as from disordered stomach; insipid after eating, with uneasiness.


      Swelling of submaxillary glands; painful. Hawking of mucus in morning, with headache; H. of thick mucus, (<) morning. Covered with mucus. Inflammation. On swallowing a part is forced into choanae. Sticking on swallowing; as if it were prevented by a fish-bone. Sore pain and feeling as if ulcerating. Scraping; with cough. Rawness in pharynx on swallowing; R. in pharynx, extending to stomach. Constriction of pharynx. Seems swollen internally. Stopped sensation in posterior nares. Dryness, with eructations and loss of power. Burning; in pharynx; and in stomach and r. side of abdomen; in fauces, oesophagus and upper part of chest. Tickling on swallowing, extending to ear. Crawling in pharynx and nose, as from snuff.

Clinical Pharyngeal catarrh, with feeling of dryness, but with accumulation of much mucus, with stinging and burning,the pains extending along the Eustachian tubes into the ears (Gels).


      Ravenous hunger, but speedy satiety after stool; R. often, making her sick and waking her at night; insatiable hunger at dinner. Nibbling appetite. Appetite variable, at times lost, at time relished a hearty meal. Loss of A. and thirst. Thirst; all day; for been.

Eructations; all the afternoon, after eating; empty tasteless all day; with pressure in abdomen; tasting like bad eggs, in morning; sour, that set the teeth on edge; hot, sharp and sour; sharp, sour during dinner; sour, with weak vision; of sour water after breakfast; scraping, even after a light meal; unpleasant, Hiccough in evening, then sneezing; violent H.

Nausea; all day; all day, with loss of appetite, sour taste and dry, white tongue; white tongue; in morning, with accumulation of water in mouth; in morning on walking, till breakfast; every morning immediately after waking, she cold not eat breakfast; in morning or evening, with retching; in morning fasting, with pressure in pit of stomach, walking him at 4 A.M., with cutting in upper abdomen and diarrhoea; on coughing; after a normal (second) stool, with weakness; with sticking in r. side of abdomen and also with cold sweat; incessant; so that it takes away the breath, all day, without vomiting; sudden, on walking, with salivation, sudden heat of face and vertigo; sudden, after riding and then walking in open air; with weakness so that she sank down, inclination to stool, cold sweat on head, throat and chest, pallor of face and blue around eyes, after stool chill, then in evening heat; in attacks during the day, extending into throat, (>) lying down, with constriction about larynx.

Violent vomiting. Distention in afternoon; of pit after a moderate meal, with pressure; of epigastric region, so that he must press the hands tightly upon it in spite of sensitiveness. Sticking in pit in afternoon. Tearing in pit as if something would be torn away. Cutting in region, with desire for stool. Pinching in pit. Clawing as from taking cold, waking her in morning; C. as from taking cold, in evening, with anxiety, Pain in morning; when fasting, (>) eating; frequent, in S. and abdomen, at one time constriction, at another distention. Constriction in pit and about umbilicus; of diaphragm. Burning; in pit at night. Heartburn in morning; towards evening, with eructations; rancid Heaviness, (>) violent exercise on foot. Relaxed feeling. Emptiness; with stupefaction in head. Discomfort after supper; intermittent D. in S. and abdomen. Disordered by a little food; (<) sauerkraut, “braunkraut.” etc., (<) stormy weather, so that he has diarrhoea day and night. Paralysis, and of oesophagus, so that emetics had no effect and vomiting was induced only after friction of epigastric region.

Clinical Dyspepsia temporarily (>) eating (Pulsatilla). Dyspepsia, with violent pain extending into the chest, with nausea temporarily (>) eating (Pulsatilla). Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. Seasickness, with special indication of the occipital headache. Gastralgia, with feeling of coldness and faintness in the abdomen (Colchicum, Tabacum).


      Distention; in afternoon, with tension and with indolence; in evening on going to sleep; after a little drink; (<) eating, with pressure below pit of stomach; flatulent; flatulent, after stool. Rumbling at 5 A.M.; in evening; in evening, with griping. Movements. Offensive flatus; before a thin stool.

Cutting; in morning, then diarrhoea of offensive camphorated odor, then ineffectual urging; with diarrhoea; and stools at first faecal. afterwards of bloody mucus with little faces; with clawing, then eructations, vomiting of clear water, diarrhoea and headache, with eructations and emission of flatus. Griping evenings; all day, with diarrhoea; every ten minutes, she was obliged to bend together; as after taking cold, waking him about midnight. Colic; (<) along transverse and descending colon; in afternoon, then pressure in stomach and diarrhoea; in evening, she was obliged to bend up; with retching; with watery stools; as from taking cold. Feeling of diarrhoea in evening without stool. Tension and cramps; paroxysmal T., with pain in l. hypogastrium as if something would break through or as from an internal sore. Itching internally, not (>) external rubbing. Crawling falling asleep in muscles, extending to thighs, when sitting.

Sticking in hypochondria; in hepatic region on physical exertion. Pressure in hepatic region; in l. hypochondrium. Clawing in umbilical region at night; paroxysmal C. and pinching about umbilicus; C. upwards in sides of abdomen, with heaviness in lower limbs and sleepiness. Pain below umbilicus waking at 5 A.M., on movement in became cutting and increased the desire for stool, at 6 A.M. thin, lightish brown diarrhoea, at 7 A.M. urging, but I did not go out and it passed off, soon ineffectual desire, at 6 P.M. natural stool, next day awakened at 3, 5 and 6 A.M. by urging, stool free, watery, gushing, a little pain just before and after it, and at 8 A.M. ineffectual desire. Sticking in r. groin after a nocturnal emission. Pain in transverse colon and in l. loin; in r. inguinal ring; cramplike, in groins when walking and lying, (<) siting; in groin, as if a hernia would protrude, every paroxysm of cough.

Clinical Colic (>) bending double (coloc., Colchicum).

Rectum and Anus

      Rectal fistula. Scabs on margin of anus, with tickling smarting. Sticking and burning. Pain in rectum two days before menses, obliging her to bend forward, and on becoming erect sticking, (<) walking. Burning pain in region of anus. Itching of anus; on going to sleep. Pressure in anus. Weakness of rectum. Frequent urging; always with scanty diarrhoea, with pressure as if more were to pass; ineffectual I. as if rectum were too weak.

Clinical Haemorrhoids and fissures in the anus.


      Diarrhoea; twice, then exhaustion; profuse, mucous; of much bloody mucus; violent, involuntary. Thin, copious. Pasty, copious, brownish-yellow. Soft, but with tenesmus; S. difficult, as from inactivity of intestines. Of bloody mucus, frequent, with weakness. Constipation. Hard (secondary action). Difficult, with blood (in a child); D., with sore pain in anus; D., as if rectum had not power to expel it. Omitted one day, next day two thin ones. Evacuation of ascarides.

Clinical diarrhoea from indigestion, stools offensive, flatulent, consisting of green mucus, sometimes dark, with blood, often with soreness along the colon. Diarrhoea (<) during the day, not at night.

Urinary Organs

      Catarrh of bladder, kidney and pelvis. Cutting in neck of bladder, at beginning and close of micturition. Constriction at neck of bladder, at both sides of mons veneris, (<) during micturition, during which the urine often stopped. Burning in neck of bladder during micturition. Pressure upon bladder, necessity to urinate ten times in afternoon, but he always waits long before the urine passes. Frequent desire, but only a little is passed; frequent D., micturition in a divided stream, with burning pain and with tearing in glans. Dribbling after micturition. Involuntary micturition. Frequent M.; and copious, also at night; but always scanty.

Discharge of mucus with the urine. Jerking in urethra as in ejaculation of semen. Burning pain in urethra towards evening; at night during micturition. Itching in female urethra on urinating, preceded by urging. Urine dark yellow, with much red sediment; U bloody and turbid; contained brown clouds after standing; brown, of offensive and sourish odor; odor very ammoniacal; offensive, it deposits a red, slimy sand that adheres tightly to the vessel (Sepia); burning; copious at night; suppressed, next day scanty, with brickcolored sediment and of carbon-oil smell; contained albumen and sugar; contained albumen, hyaline and granular casts; covered with a glistening film and with red sediment; white sediment.

Clinical Nocturnal enuresis. Dribbling of urine after micturition, a condition of atony of the bladder. Haemorrhages from the kidneys, with constant pain in the back, frequent micturition, chilliness, oedema of the feet. Chronic Bright’s disease, with the headache, gastric symptoms, dropsy, etc.

Sexual Organs

      Reddish eruption on glans, with itching; smooth red spot on gland. Sticking in penis on urinating. Tearing in glans. Itching in glans, becomes itching. Erections every morning on waking; E. at night, without amorous thoughts; frequent E., without amorous thoughts. Retraction of scrotum, with cramplike pain in l. testicle (spermatic cord). Red and moist soreness on side of scrotum. Itching of scrotum, with moisture; pulling I. in r. side of scrotum. Emission in morning, then anxious heat; E. twice at night; during caresses; delayed on coition. Violent desire within genitals for an emission in morning after waking. Desire less.

Soreness near pudenda. Leucorrhoea like the white of an egg; profuse L. Burning, with discharge of blood. Itching caused by menstrual blood. Reappearance of the long-absent menses. Menses too early; and scanty; M. delayed till the full moon. Aversion to coition (in a woman).

Clinical It has been found valuable in the eruption of secondary syphilis, Herpes of the scrotum, which was fiery red and almost entirely, raw, with occasional burning and oozing of thick, glutinous fluid, with raised vesicles.

Respiratory Organs

      Rattling in trachea in evening in bed, on breathing; R. in trachea in evening before sleep, with dry cough. Bronchial catarrh, with frothy, wine-yellow sputum of oleaginous appearance and consistence. Hoarse; in afternoon. Voice weak. Cough at night; towards evening from irritation low down in trachea, affecting chest; on smoking; from low down in chest; from dryness of throat; from scraping in throat; with retching; short; spasmodic; dry, vexations, taking away the breath, she cannot cough it up; violent, at night after falling asleep; violent, with much expectoration. Expectoration of much grayish-white mucus from pharynx.

Asphyxia. Dyspnoea in evening; D. and suffocation, as from constriction of trachea, with tickling, provoking, dry cough. difficult respiration, (<) ascending steps, on beginning to walk and on loud talking. Respiration lost if the child fell down or hit anything. Respiration short; and rapid.


      Pneumonia on r. side (possible caused by dashing with cold water). Cramplike spasm taking away the breath, in morning and at noon after eating, (>) stooping, but return of difficult breathing on rising again. Sticking; in side; under r., then under l. arm. Sticking cutting in forepart, from r. to l., if he bends to the l. (during a meal). Pain more tearing than sticking below arm all night after going to bed. Acute drawing pain on l. short ribs, on l. chest and in r. hypochondrium. Pressure and digging; P. in afternoon, with tightness. Pressure upon sternum in morning; upon upper part of sternum at night, (>) eructations; griping :. from forepart. oppression at night, and restless sleep; O. after exposure to cold air; more O. when sitting than when walking, with difficult breathing.

Heart and Pulse

      Sticking at heart, taking away the breath. Praecordial anxiety. Coldness in praecordial region. Palpitation at times, for a moment; P. extending to umbilicus in evening when sitting still. Pulse rapid; slow, hard, excited, not compressible; excited; violent when walking and ascending stairs; violent circulation of blood on slight motion; contracted; radial P. small, empty and of low tension; P. and respiration imperceptible.

Clinical Feeling of coldness about the heart.


      Pain in nape, (<) motion. Painful drawing extending from nape to occiput; as from a sprain, extending from muscles of mastoid process to clavicle, and a jerk every five minutes on both sides of neck. Heaviness of nape,. Stiffness of r. side.


      Opisthotonos. Painful jerking always on swallowing, also with incomplete eructations, a times without swallowing, during rest, always followed by oppressed respiration. Cramp, and in ribs, with drops of sweat of face and arms, then profuse mucous diarrhoea. Pain in morning, with heaviness and weariness it it; P. so that he could not move; in spine from comfortable riding in a carriage, as from a shock; sprained, in back and scapulae extending into chest, impeding respiration. Drawing, (>) bending backward. Heaviness. Stiffness; and drawing. Weariness at night, with heaviness of limbs.

Tearing between scapulae so that she could not move. Pain between scapulae as from a sprain and pressure, extending forward into chest. Painful jerking in small of back on various motions. Cutting in small of B. in morning after rising and in evening before sleep, only on moving about and stooping, (>) standing upright. Pain in small of B. on rising from a seat; sprained pain in morning in bed and when sitting; pain in coccyx when sitting. Weakness in small of B. after walking; W. and stiffness in small of back and coccyx in evening.


      Twitches during the day. Bruised sensation at night, he does not known where to put them. Cramplike drawing and pressure; paralytic D. along extensor surfaces of l. tibia and forearm. Uneasiness. Stiffness in morning after rising. Easy falling asleep. Weakness of joints.

Upper Extremities

      Shoulder. Frequent jerking in r. Pain in joint on raising arm; sprained, in joint on raising arm; drawing, in l. extending to elbow. Pressure upon S. and in back. Tension and drawing.

Arm, Stretching in morning in bed. Twitches. Internal trembling. Sticking up and down r., extending above elbow. (<) bending arm. Sudden Cramp-like pressure here and there. Drawing pain in r., then in head. Weakness. Falling asleep of l.; of arms and hands at night if he lies upon them. Cramp of upper when holding a trifle in the hand, renewed by the slightest motion, deltoid hard, next day bruised pain in the spot. Tearing in r. upper. Sharp pressure on r. upper, beginning like a jerking.

Pain in r. elbow, with swelling, the latter so great that it obliterated the fold of the elbow and olecranon, an abscess rapidly formed and rapidly disappeared. Rheumatic drawing in elbows and fingers, pronation of arm caused pain, flexion caused pain, not in the joint, but in axillary fossa, supination was painless. Paralysis about elbow. Sprained pain in wrist. Sticking in r. had extending into fingers, in morning in bed. Drawing pain in r. hand and index.

Fingers. Sticking in ball of r,. thumb; in bone of last joint of index, with external itching. Sprained pain in first joint of thumb. Scratching pain on first joint of r. thumb. Bruised pain in nails on touch. Drawing; in tips. Stiffness of only one in evening, then of others, extending through arm, with faintness, all (>) walking rapidly in open air, except palpitation and heaviness of arm.

Lower Extremities

      Pain and stiffness; drawing P. in l. Uneasiness. Paralytic, stitchlike, asleep sensation from above knee to foot when walking and sitting. Heaviness; and tottering on walking.

About the author

TF Allen

TF Allen

Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)
Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.

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