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Spongia tosta

For the tubercular diathesis.

Especially adapted to diseases of children and women; light hair, lax fibre, fair complexion ( Brom. ).

Swelling and induration of glands; goitre ( Brom. ).

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Awakens in fright and feels as if suffocating; as if head to breathe thru a sponge.

Every mental excitement < or increases the cough.

Worse after sleep or sleeps into < ( Lach. ).

Sore throat, < after eating sweet things.

Thyroid gland swollen even with chin: with suffocative paroxysms at night. Goitre.

Great dryness of mucous membranes of air passages - throat, larynx, trachea, bronchi - "dry as a horn."

Cough: dry, barking, croupy; rasping, ringing, wheezing, whistling; everything is perfectly dry, no mucous rale.

Cough: dry, sibilant, like a saw driven through a pine board; < sweets, cold drinks, smoking, lying with head low, dry cold winds; < reading, singing, talking, swallowing; > eating or drinking warm things.

Croup: anxious, wheezing, < during inspiration (< during expiration, Acon. ); < before midnight (< before morning, Hep. ).

Palpitation: violent with pain and gasping respiration; awakened suddenly after midnight with suffocation and great anxiety; valvular insufficiency; before and during menses.

Angina pectoris; contracting pain, heat, faintness, suffocation, anxiety and sweat; < after midnight.

Spermatic cord swollen, painful; testicles swollen, bruised, squeezed; after suppressed gonorrhoea or maltreated orchitis.

Relations. - Spongia follows well: after, Acon. , Hep. , in cough and croup when dryness prevails; after Spong. , Hep. , when mucus commences to rattle.

Compare: Arn. , Caust. , Iod. , Lach. , Nux m. , sputa loosened but must be swallowed again.


Kingdom: Animal
Latin Name: Spongilla fluviatilis
Common Name: Sponge
: Spongia

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Gladstone Clarke

Spongia Tosta

1. Fair-complexioned women and children of lax fibre timid and sensitive ; tubercular diathesis.

2. Marked anxiety, even terror, in nearly all complaints ; gen. assoc. with the suffocative attacks.

3. Great dryness of mucous membranes in respiratory tract cough with no mucous rale, dry, sibilant, "like a saw through pine-board" ; < sweets, cold drinks, lying with head low, sleep, mental excitement. Croup ; after exposure to dry, cold winds ; anxious wheezing < during inspiration : dry, barking cough in suffocative attacks ; (often after Aconite has controlled the high fever and dry, hot skin) ; < after midnight.

4. Heart diseases ; organic ; suffocating attacks on lying flat with head low, especially after midnight ; hypertrophied conditions, especially when assoc. emphysema ; sudden failing of compensation ; violent palpitation ; pain down left arm ; < sleep.

5. Glandular enlargements ; with induration ; of thyroid (goitre), of generative organs, of testicles after suppressed gonorrhoea or maltreated orchitis.

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