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Iodine The Element

Persons of scrofulous diathesis, with dark or black hair and eyes; a low cachetic condition, with profound debility and great emaciation (Abrot.).

Great weakness and loss of breath on going upstairs (Calc.); during menses (Alum, Carbo-an., Coc.).

Ravenous hunger; eats freely and well, yet loses flesh all the time (Abrot., Nat-m., Sanic., Tub.).

Empty eructations from morning to nigh, as if every particle of food was turned into air (Kali-c.).

Suffers from hunger, must eat every few hours; anxious and worried if he does not eat (Cina, Sulph.); feels > while eating or after eating, when stomach is full.

Itching: low down in the lungs, behind the sternum, causing cough; extends through bronchi to nasal cavity (Coc-c., Con., Phos.).

Hypertrophy and induration of glandular tissue - thyroid, mammae, ovaries, testes, uterus, prostate or other glands - breasts may dwindle and become flabby.

Hard goitre, in dark haired persons (light haired, Brom.); feels > after eating.

Palpitation, worse from least exertion (compare, Dig.- from least mental exertion, Cal. ars.).

Sensation as if the heart was squeezed together; as if grasped with an iron hand (Cac., Sulph.).

Leucorrhoea: acrid, corrosive, staining and corroding the linen; most abundant at time of menses.

Cancerous degeneration of the cervix; cutting pains in abdomen and haemorrhage at every stool.

Constipation, with ineffectual urging > by drinking cold milk.

Croup: membranous, hoarse, dry cough, worse in warm, wet weather; with wheezing and sawing respiration (Spong.).

Child grasps at larynx (Cepa); face pale and cold, especially in fleshy children.

Relations. - Complementary: to, Lycopodium.

Compare: Acet. ac., Brom., Con., Kali bi., Spong. in membranous croup and croupy affections; especially in overgrown boys with scrofulous diathesis.

Follows well: after, Hep., Mer.; is followed by Kali bi. in croup. Acts best in goitre when give after full moon, or when moon is waning - Lippe.

Should not be given during lying-in period, except in high potencies- Hering.

Aggravation. - Warmth; wrapping up the head (reverse of, Hep., Psor.).


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