Author: Henry Allen
For persons of anaemic and dark complexioned, dark hair and eyes; thin spare subjects, instead of fat. During first and second dentition of scrofulous children; diarrhoea and great flatulence. Children: emaciated, unable to stand; slow in learning to walk (Cal., Sil.); sunken, flabby abdomen. Oozing of bloody fluid from naval of infants (of urine, Hyos.). Rachitis; cranial bones thin and brittle; fontanelles and sutures remain open so long, or close and reopen; delayed or complicated teething. Spine weak, disposed to curvatures, especially to the left, unable to support body, neck weak, unable to support head (Abrot.). Girls at puberty, tall, growing rapidly, tendency of bone to soften or spine to curve (Ther.). At puberty; acne in anaemic girls with vertex headache and flatulent dyspepsia, > by eating. Ailments from grief, disappointed love (Aur., Ign., Phos. ac.). Feels complaints more when thinking about them (Helon., Ox. ac.). Involuntary sighing (Ign.). Non-union of bones; promotes callous (Symph.). Rheumatism of cold weather; getting well in spring and returning in autumn. Headache of school-girls (Nat. m., Psor.); diarrhoea. At every attempt to eat, colic pains in abdomen. Fistula in ano, alternating with chest symptoms (Berberis vulgaris); lack of animal heat; cold sweat and general coldness of body.
Worse: Exposure to damp, cold, changeable weather; east winds; melting snow; mental exertion.
Better: In summer; warm, dry atmosphere.