White Oxide of Arsenic
Great prostration, with rapid
sinking of the vital forces; fainting:
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The disposition is:
melancholic, despairing, indifferent.
fearful, restless, full of anguish.
sensitive, peevish, easily vexed.
The greater the
suffering, the greater the anguish, restlessness and fear of
Mentally restless, but physically too weak to
move; cannot rest in any place: changing places continually;
wants to be moved from one bed to another, and lies now here
Anxious fear of death; thinks it useless to
take medicine, is incurable, is surely going to die; dread of
death, when alone, or, going to bed.
Attacks of anxiety at night driving out of
bed, < after midnight.
Burning pains; the affected parts burn like
fire, as if hot coals were applied to parts ( Anthr. ), >
by heat, hot drinks, hot applications.
Burning thirst without special desire to
drink; the stomach does not seem to tolerate, because it
cannot assimilate cold water; lies like a stone in the
stomach. It is wanted, but he cannot or dare not drink it.
Cannot bear the smell or sight of food (
Colch. , Sep. ).
Great thirst for cold water; drinks often, but
little at a time; eats seldom, but much.
Gastric derangements; after cold fruits; ice
cream; ice water; sour beer; bad sausage; alcoholic drinks;
Teething children are pale, weak, fretful, and
want to be carried rapidly.
Diarrhoea, after eating or drinking; stool
scanty, dark-colored, offensive, and whether small or large,
followed by great prostration.
Haemorrhoids: with stitching pain when walking
or sitting, not at stool; preventing sitting or sleep; burning
pain < by heat; fissures make voiding urine difficult.
Breathing: asthmatic; must sit or bend
forward; springs out of bed at night, especially after twelve
o'clock; unable to lie down for fear of suffocation; attacks
like croup instead of the usual urticaria.
Rapid emaciation: with cold sweat and great
debility ( Tub. , Ver. ); of affected parts; marasmus.
Anasarca, skin pale, waxy, earth-colored (
Acet. ac. ).
Excessive exhaustion from least exertion.
Exhaustion is not felt by the patient while
lying still; when he moves he is surprised to find himself so
Symptoms generally worse 1-2 p. m., 12-2 a. m.
Skin: dry and scaly; cold, blue and wrinkled;
with cold, clammy perspiration; like parchment; white and
pasty; black vesicles and burning pain.
Bad effects from decayed food or animal
matter, whether by inoculation, olfaction or ingestion.
Complaints return annually ( Carbo. v. , Lach.
, Sulph. , Thuja ).
Relation. - Complementary: [Allium s.], Carbo.
v. , Phos. , Pyr.
Ars. should be thought of in ailments from:
chewing tobacco; alcoholism; sea bathing; sausage poisoning;
dissecting woulds and anthrax poison; stings of venomous
Aggravation. - After midnight (1 to 2 a. m. or
p. m.); from cold; cold drinks or food; when lying on affected
side or with the head low.
Amelioration. - From heat in general (reverse
of Sec. ) except headache, which is temporarily > by cold
bathing ( Spig. ); burning pain > by heat.
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