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Ipecac Rubiaceae

Adapted to cases where the gastric symptoms predominate (Ant-c., Puls.); tongue clean or slightly coated.

In all diseases with constant and continual nausea.

Nausea: with profuse saliva; vomiting of white, glairy mucus in large quantities, without relief; sleepy afterwards; worse from stooping; the primary effects of tobacco; of pregnancy.

Stomach: feels relaxed, as if hanging down(Ign., Staph.); clutching, squeezing, griping, as from a hand, each finger sharply pressing into intestines; worse from motion.

Flatulent, cutting colic about umbilicus.

Stool: grassy-green; of white mucus (Colch.); bloody; fermented, foamy, slimy, like frothy molasses.

Autumnal dysentry; cold nights, after hot days (Colch., Merc.).

Asiatic cholera, first symptoms, where nausea and vomiting predominate (Colch.).

Haemorrhage: active or passive, bright-red from all the orifices of the body(Erig., Mill.); uterine, profuse, clotted; heavy, oppressed breathing during; stitches from navel to uterus.

Cutting pains across abdomen from left to right (Lach., - from right to left, Lyc.).

Cough: dry spasmodic, constricted, asthmatic.

Difficult breathing from least exercise; violent dyspnoea, with wheezing and anxiety about the stomach.

Whooping-cough: child loses breath, turns pale, stiff and blue; strangling, with gagging and vomiting of mucus; bleeding from nose or mouth (Indigo).

Cough, with rattling of mucus in bronchi when inspiring (Ant-t.); threatened suffocation from mucus.

Pains as if bones were all torn to pieces(as if broken, Eup.).

Intermittent fever: in beginning of irregular cases; with nausea, or from gastric disturbance; after abuse of, or suppression from quinine.

Intermittent dyspepsia, every other day at same hour; fever, with persistent nausea.

Oversensitive to heat and cold.

Relations. - Complementary: Cuprum.

Is followed well: by, Ars. in influenza, chills, croup, debility, cholera infantum; by Ant-t., in foreign bodies in larynx.

Similar: to, Puls., Ant-c., in gastric troubles.

Aggravation. - Winter and dry weather; warm, moist, south winds (Euph.); slightest motion.

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