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Selenium The Element

Adapted to light complexion; blondes; great emaciation of face, hands, legs and feet, or single parts.

Very forgetful in business, but during sleep dreams of what he has forgotten.

Headache: of drunkards; after debauchery; after lemonade, tea, wile; every afternoon.

Hair falls off, on head, eyebrows, whiskers, genitals.

Coryza ending in diarrhoea.

Hungry: at night (Cina, Psor.); longing for spiritous liquors, an almost irresistible maniacal desire.

Constipation: stool large, hard, impacted so that it requires mechanical aid (Aloe, Cal., Sanic., Sep., Sil.); after serious illness, especially enteric fevers.

Urine: red, dark, scanty; coarse, red, sandy, sediment; involuntary dribbling while walking.

Impotence, with desire; lewd thoughts, but physically impotent (sudden impotence, Chlor.).

Erections slow, insufficient, too rapid emission with long-continued threill; weak, ill-humored after coitus, often involuntary dribbling of semen and prostatic fluid which oozes while sitting, at stool, during sleep; gleet (Calad.).

Priapism, glans drawn up (Berb., - drawn down, Canth.).

Aphonia: after long use of voice; husky when beginning to sing; obliged to clear the throat frequently of a transparent starchy mucus (Arg-m., Stan.); tubercular laryngitis.

Weak, easily exhausted; from either mental or physical labor; after typhoid, typhus, debauchery.

Irresistible desire to lie down and sleep; strength suddenly leaves him; especially in hot weather.

Very great aversion to a draft of air either warm, cold or damp.

After typhoid, great weakness of spine, fears paralysis.

Emaciation of affected parts.

Relations. - Compare: Phos. in genito-urinary and respiratory symptoms; Arg. m. and Stan. in laryngitis of singers or speakers; Alum. hard stool, inactive rectum.

Follows well: after, Calad, Nat., Staph., Phos-ac., in sexual weakness.

Itch checked by Mercurials or Sulphur often requires Selenium.

Aggravation. - Draught of air; in the sun; from lemonade, tea or wine.

Amelioration. - Taking cold water or cold air into mouth.

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