Panaritium (1929)

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Panaritium (1929)

Anthracin: With sloughing and terrible burning; after Ars.

Apis: Burning, stinging, throbbing; run-arounds; dissecting wounds; sense of looseness of nails; fine burning and pricking.

Arsenicum: Gangrene; wants parts wrapped; burning.

Fluoric acid: Amel.: cold bathing, left hand; points on dorsum; bone felons; deforming nails; blister on part; discharging an acid fluid; burning, as if; prickings in.

Hepar: Agg. least touch or weight of poultice, right hand; chilliness; throbbing, gathering pain; > heat; sticking pains.

Lachesis: Gangrene; bluish color; proud flesh; visible pulsation; jerking; < by covers; gnawing or crawling in.

Ledum: From punctured wounds, hangnails, etc.; > cold; upward pressure under nail; as of needles under nail; periosteum sore.

Nat. sul.: Begins as a blister (Flu. ac.); > outdoors; runarounds; lives in damp places; burning in fingertips; boring, drawing, pressing, stitching pains; tearing, beating, ulcerative pain.

Nux vomica: Cross and sits by fire (Hepar); > heat; wants doors and windows shut; jerking, sticking pains; acute senses. Thumb generally.

Pulsatilla: Chilliness (Hep.); > cold and open air; < letting part hang down (Belladonna); tearful; stitches.

Silica: Bone felons; run-arounds; deforming the nail; < heat; splinter-like pains; tendons and cartilages attacked; suppurating, numbing sticking pain.

Sulph.: Hangnail; as of a sticking splinter; burning crawling; prickling; < hanging down; tearing drawing; shooting; < evening.


*Excerpted from The Medical Century and other sources, for ready reference.

About the author

C.M. Boger

C.M. Boger

Cyrus Maxwell Boger 5/ 13/ 1861 "“ 9/ 2/ 1935
Born in Western Pennsylvania, he graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and subsequently Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia. He moved to Parkersburg, W. Va., in 1888, practicing there, but also consulting worldwide. He gave lectures at the Pulte Medical College in Cincinnati and taught philosophy, materia medica, and repertory at the American Foundation for Homoeopathy Postgraduate School. Boger brought BÅ“nninghausen's Characteristics and Repertory into the English Language in 1905. His publications include :
Boenninghausen's Characteristics and Repertory
Boenninghausen's Antipsorics
Boger's Diphtheria, (The Homoeopathic Therapeutics of)
A Synoptic Key of the Materia Medica, 1915
General Analysis with Card Index, 1931
Samarskite-A Proving
The Times Which Characterize the Appearance and Aggravation of the Symptoms and their Remedies

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  • Compare and contrast with “Nails, Diseases of”, p765 Homoeopathic Therapeutics by Samuel Lilienthal, M.D. 5th Ed.
    the following inadvertently leaves out the following that heads the list outlined in the link.

    Panaritium Panaritium (inflammation of the skin, tendons and their sheaths, or of the periosteum): Alum., Amm. carb., Amm. mur., Anthrac., Apis Arn., Nitr. ac, Petr., Puls., Rhus, Sep., Sil., Sulph.; Superficial, Subcutaneous (run-around): Apis, Caust., Cep, Graph., Merc., Rhus, Sulph.: Lymphatic vessels Inlamed: Cepa, Hep, Lach, Rhus, Sinap.; Deeper -seated and Diffuse: Bry., Hep, Lyc, Rhus; Affecting Tendons Or Aponeurotic Tissues Thus, Sil, Sulph, ; PeriosteumAnd Bones (felon): Amm. carb., Canth., Calc., Fluor. ac., Mez, Phosl, Sil., Sulph; Old Maltreated Cases: Hep., Phos., Sil., Stram., Sulph.

    Cause — From a hurt: Led.; hard work; Rhus, Sep./ a prick with a needle under the nail: Cepa, Bov., Sulph; a prick near the nail: Iod.; splinters: Bar., Hep., Iod., Lack., Nit. ac.; Petr., Sil., Sulph.; hangnails: Lyc., Natr. mur., Sulph.; splits of the skin adhering to the nails: Cepa, Natr. m.

    Location. — Beginning at the root of nails: Caus., Graph.; before suppuration: Hep., Lach.; after: Sil., Sulph; margin of nails: Lith.: under the nails: Alum., Caust, Cocc.c, Sulph.; all around the nails; Alum., Bufo., Caust., Crot., Hep., Fer., Lach., Magn., Mer., Paris, Plumb., Puls., Ran. bulb., Ruta, San.; pain under finger-nails: Berb., Bism.

    Preventive. — If Apis is insufficient, give Sulph. high. If Ars., Anthrac. If Merc., Hep. If Hep., Lach. If Sil., Fluor ac. Felons may be checked in the beginning, before suppuration, by Nit. ac., in water, applied locally; Calc. carb. prevents return.

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