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Homeopathics - Nitricum acidicum - Level
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line symptoms for Nitric Acid.
1. Bisters and
ulcers on the tongue and mucous membranes of the mouth and throat
and especially on muco-cutaneous junction with pricking, burning
pain on being touched, especially after the abuse of
ulcers like chancres, on glans and prepuce, looking clean, but
exuding an offensive moisture.
excresences on the glans, bleeding when touched.
4. Stitches and
sticking pains as from splinters,. especially on touch, in all parts
of the body.
5. Ulcers with
stinging and pricking pains, edges. irregular; exuberant
granulations, after mercury or in secondary
6. Cracking in
maxilliary articulation when chewing.
7. Sticking pains
in rectum, and spasmodic constriction. in anus during stool;
8. Pain as if the rectum would be torn asunder during
This remedy so
closely resembles Mercurius. in many points, that it is often very
difficult to distinguish between the two. Nit.ac. usually is
applicable in dark haired people, and Merc. in light-haired people.
If Mercurius has already been used without avail Nitric acid follows
well and will often cure. It is a very deep acting Homeopathic
remedy used in our day to day practice for the following type of
1. Chronic diarrhoea
Selects for its special seat of action the
outlets of the body where the mucous membrane and skin meet. Pains
are sticking as from splinters.
Persons who are suffering from chronic
diseases, who take cold easily and are disposed to dirrhoea. In the
opinion of Dr. Hahnemann, it is seldom indicated in those persons
who sufffer from constipation. It has constipation, no doubt. But
this symptom is of much inferior quality. And consequently this
particular symptom may be left out of consideration in recognizing
or ear marking a Nit-acid patient. A broken down and greatly
debilitted person who suffers from diarrhoea off and on or all the
time. Patients greatly broken down by long suffering, pain and
sickness, physical more than mental suffering, finally anaemia and
emaciation are marked. Mercurio-syphilitic patients.
Fetid urine, hving an
intolerable offensive, strong smell, or smells like horse's urine.
Offensive and putrid cadaverous smell from the mouth. Saliva has
foul odor. Offfensive and undigeted evacuations. Sweat on feet,
sometimes fetid, with excoriation between toes. Strong odor from
body. Malignancy: Tedious obstinate suppuration, Carious ulcers.
Spreading ulcers. Ulcers spreading rapidly; offensive. Fetid odor
from nose. Thse are illustrations of this keynote.
Excessive physical irritability. Extreme sensitiveness to
touch., lightest jar or movement. Very sensitive to rattles of
waggons on paved streets. Head is sensitive to slightest jar; to the
vibrations caused by on's walking on the floor. Headache caused by
pressure of hat; aggravated by noises. Tongue sensitrive even to
soft food. Scalp sensitive to combing which is painful.
when touched; bleed when touched; elicits splinter like pains on
being touched; Chokes. Easily. Takes cold easily. The corresponding
mental state translates itself into the following symptom. Easily
startled and frightened. Uneasiness respecting health, with fear of
death. Anxiety about recovery with fear of death. If she
exerts her mind, thoughts vanish. Faints from the least
Great tendency to
ulceration. Ulcers and cracks around mucous outlets of the body
where skinand mucous membrane join; mouth, nose, anus, rectum,
urethra, vagina. Corners of mouth ulceratead, cracked. Red lips
ulcerated. Ulcerataed spots on inner surface of the cheeks, with
sticking pains as from a splinter. Fissured tongue. Moist fissures
Eruptions and ulcers
bleed from touch. Haemorrhage from the bowels in typhoid and typhus.
Even much discharge of blood after stool. Sanguineous, dysentric
evacuations, with tenesmus. Ulcer bleed from touch. Phthisis:
frequent discharge of bright red blood, at times profuse, chest
feels sore to touch. Bleeding warts. Sycotic excrescenses on
glas, may bleed when touched.
pains in affected parats. Such pains are manifest in ulcers, throat,
anus, piles, urethra(gonorrhoea).
Sensation of a
band around affected parts; as if there is a band around bones;
jerking pains in inner parts.
Affinity for glands
It has not
only inflammation and swelling of glands but also suppuration of
glands. "Prolonged suppuration of glands, with no tendency to repar,
when there are sticking pains. " Swelling of glands of neck and
axillae. Inflammatory swelling of testes, with painful drawing of
the spermatic cord, as far as side of abdomen. Swelling of parotids.
Swelling suppuration of inguinal glands. Great swelling of throat
and tonsils. Painful swelling sub-maxillary glands.
health, with fear of death. Unfitness for labor. Vexed at trifles.
Attacks of rage, despair, with cursing and maledictions. Fits of
rage and despair; with oaths and imprecations. Inclination to weep.
Weakness of intellectual faculties, with unfitness for intellectual
labor. Excessive weakness of memory. "A general indifference to alll
matters; tired of life; has no enjoyment in anything; aggravated
before menses." "He is angered over his own mistakes." Anger with
trembling". Despair of recovery. Hopelessness. Cannot comprehend
what is said to him.
Paleness of facae,
with eyes deep-sunk. Dark yellow, almost brown complexion.
Dark freckles on face. Reddish brown spots scattered over body.
Copper or violet colored spots. Black pores on face. Swelling of
cheeks. Bloatedness around eyes on walking early. Bloatedness of
face. " The expression is anxious haggard , sickly. " Eyes
lusterless. Excessive emaciation. Furfuraceous skin over whole face.
Ulcers on red lips. Furunculi on chin. "Deep lines of suffering
characterize the Nitric acid face". Dark rings about eyes mouth and
nose. Crusts and pustules form on face. Corners of mouth cracked,
ulcerataed and scabby, Lips raw and bleeding. Dryness of skin.
Tightness of skin. Cracks and rhagades in hands. Crippled nails.
Sensation of a band around
head. Headache from pressure of hat; full feeling; worse from street
noises. Hair falls out. Scalp sensitive.
Hardness of hearing,
especially when relieved by riding in a carriage or in cars or
trains i.e hear better (like Graphites) Very sensitive to nose
eg: the rattle of wagons over pavements (Coff; Nux-v). Cracking
in ears when chewing.
Double vision; sharp,
sticking pains, Ulceration of cornea. Gonorrhoal ophthalmia,
photophobia, constant lachrymation. Syphilitic iritis.
Ozna. Green casts from nose
every morning. Coryza, with sore and bleeding nostrils. Tip red.
Stitches, as of a splinter in nose.Caries of mastoid, Nosebleed.
with chest affections. Chronic nasal catarrh, with yellow,
offensive,corrosive discharge. Nasal diphtheria, with watery and
exceedingly excoriating discharge.
Putrid breath. Salivation.
Bleeding of gums. Painful pimples on the sides of the tongue.
Tongue, clean, red and wet with centre furrow.. Teeth become loose;
gums soft and spongy.Ulcers in soft palate, with sharp, splinter
like pains. Salivation and bad breath.. Bloody saliva.
Dry. Pain into ears.
Hawks mucus constantly. White patches and sharp points, as from
splinters, on swallowing.
Great hunger, with
sweetish taste. Longing for indigestible things-chalk, earth, etc.
Pain in cardiac orifice. Dyspepsia with excess of oxalic acid, uric
acid and phosphates in urine and great mental depression.Loves fat
and salt (Sulphur)..
Great straining, but
little passes, Rectum feels torn. Bowels constipated, with fissures
in rectum. Tearing pains during stools. No remedy has more decided
action upon the anus, and one very characteristic symptom is, "great
pain after passage of stool,even a soft stool." He walks the floor
in agony of pain for an hour or two after a stool (Ratanhia). In
dysentery this symptom distinguishes this remedy from Nux
vomica; which is relieved after stool and Mercurius
which has tenesmus all the time, or before, during and after stool.
Hmorrhages from bowels, profuse, bright. Prolapsus ani. Hmorrhoids
protude, crack bleed easily and very sore. Diarrhoa, slimy and
offensive. After stools, irritable and exhausted. Colic relieved
from tightening clothes. Jaundice, aching in liver..
Smells like horse's urine.Cold on passing.. Burning and stinging.
Urine bloody and albuminous. Alternation of cloudy, phosphatic urine
with profuse urinary secretion in old prostatic cases.
It is one
of three remedies having very offensive odor to the urine,
Benzoic acid urine is very dark with very
intense urinous odor.
Nitric acid:- dark,
smelling like horse urine.
Soreness and burning in
glans and beneath prepuce. Ulcers; burn and sting; exude, offensive
External parts sore, with
ulcers (Hepar; Merc. Thuja). Leucorrhoa brown, flesh-colored,
watery, or stringy, offensive. Hair on genitals falls out
(Ntr.mur;Zinc.). Uterine hmorrhages.
Early, profuse, like
muddy water, with pain in back, hips and thighs. Stitches through
vagina. Metrorrhagia after parturition.
with dry hacking cough, from tickling in larynx and pit of stomach.
Soreness at lower end of sternum.Short breath on going
upstairs(Ars.,Calc.). Cough during sleep (Calc.)
causing soreness of toes, with sticking pain; chilblains on toes.
Sweating of palms, hands; cold, blue nails. Offensive sweat in axill
Warts, large jagged; bleed
on washing. Ulcers bleed easily, sensitive; splinter-like pains;
zigzag, irregular edges; base looks like raw flesh. Exuberant
granulations. Black pores on face, papules worse on
Worse:- evening and
night, After midnightl; Contact; cold climate, and also hot weather.
Change of temperfature or weather (cold or hot weather). During
sweating; On waking.; While walking. Better: while riding in
Calad; Lac. Can; Sepia.
Aconite; Calcarea Carb (follows well after Nit. acid, when given
after a suffieint interval.); Hepar Sulph; Merc.
Compare:Merc. Kali; Thuja; Hepar;
Sixth potency. As the
nitric acid patient begins to improve skin symptoms may appear for a
time, a favorable indication.