AMMONIUM CARBONICUM

AMMONIUM CARBONICUM

Smelling Salts. ((NH4O)2CO.)

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Haemorrhagic diathesis, fluid blood and degeneration of red blood corpuscles; ulcerations tend to gangrene. Stout, fleshy women with various troubles in consequence of leading a sedentary life; delicate women who must have the “smelling-bottle” continually at hand; readily catch cold in the winter. Children dislike washing (Ant. c., Sulph.). Loses breath when falling asleep, must awaken to get breath (Grind., Lach.). Ill-humor during wet, stormy weather. Headache; sensation of fullness, as if forehead would burst (Bell., Glon.). Nosebleed: when washing the face (Arn., Mag. c.) and hands in the morning, from left nostril; after eating. Ozaena, blowing bloody mucus from the nose frequently; blood rushes to tip of nose, when stooping. Stoppage of nose, mostly at night; must breathe through the mouth, a keynote even in diphtheria; long lasting coryza; “snuffles” of infants (Hep., Nux, Samb., Sticta). Putrid sore throat; tendency to gangrenous ulceration of tonsils; glands engorged. In diphtheria or scarlatina when the nose is stopped up; child cannot sleep because it cannot get its breath. Cholera-like symptoms at the commencement of menstruation (Bov., Ver.). Menses: too early, profuse, preceded by griping colic; acrid, makes the thighs sore; copious at night and when sitting (Zinc.); with toothache, colic, sadness; fatigue, especially of thighs; yawning and chilliness; Leucorrhoea: watery burning from the uterus; acrid, profuse from the vagina; excoriation of vulva. Dyspnoea with palpitation, worse by exertion or on ascending even a few steps; worse in a warm room. One of the best remedies in emphysema. Cough: dry, from tickling in throat as from dust, every morning from 3 to 4 a. m. (Kali c.). Panaritium: deep seated periosteal pain (Dios., Sil.). Body red, as if from scarlatina (compare, Ailan.). Malignant scarlatina with deep sleep; stetorous breathing. Miliary rash or faintly developed eruption from defective vitality; threatened paralysis of brain (Tub., Zinc.).

Relationship
. – It antidotes, poisoning with Rhus and sting of insects. Affects the right side most. Inimical to Lachesis.

Aggravation
. – Cold, wet weather; wet poultices; from washing, during menses.

Amelioration
. – Lying on abdomen (Acet. ac.); on painful side (Puls.); in dry weather.

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