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An Alkaloid from Erythroxylon Coca COCAINUM HYDROCHLORICUM(COCAINA)

Besides the great usefulness of Cocaine as a local anæsthetic, it has specific homeopathic uses, though the symptoms are mainly clinical only.

Sensation as if small foreign bodies or worms were under the skin.

Mind.--Talkative. Constant desire to do something great, to undertake vast feats of strength. Cerebral activity. Frightful persecutory hallucinations; sees and feels bugs and worms. Moral sense blunted. Personal appearance neglected. Thinks he hears unpleasant remarks about himself. Hallucinations of hearing. Irrational jealousy. Insomnia.

Head.--Throbbing and bursting sensation. Pupils dilated. Hearing greatly increased. Roaring and noises in head.

Eyes.--Glaucoma, increased tension, decreased corneal sensibility. Eyes staring, expressionless.

Throat.--Dry, burning, tickling, constricted, paralysis of muscles of deglutition. Speech difficult.

Stomach.--Loss of appetite for solid food. Likes sweets. Hæmorrhages from bowels, stomach.

Nervous System.--Chorea; paralysis agitans; alcoholic tremors and senile trembling. Local sensory paralysis. Formication and numbness in hands and forearms.

Sleep.--Restless, cannot sleep for hours after retiring.

Fever.--Coldness with intense pallor.

Relationship.--Compare: Stovain (an analgesic, a vasomotor dilator). Antidote to disagreeable effects occasionally resulting from injection of cocaine into skin or gums, drop doses of nitroglycer. 1 % sol.

Dose.--Lower potencies. As a local application to mucous membranes, 2-4 %.


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