Urmarile racelilor (C. Hering)

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Urmarile racelilor (C. Hering)

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Consequences of cold (C. Hering)

The most common results of taking cold are catarrh and cough, sometimes fever, colic, diarrhoea, pains in the teeth, ears or limbs. When selecting a medicine, it may be necessary to refer to the chapter where these disorders are more fully treated. Here we shall only mention what is to be done in the most common cases.
The first rule to be observed, in order to prevent bad effects from catching old, is to keep warm, and see that the feet are kept dry; to abstain from the use of spirituous liquors, which in some cases may aggravated the complaint; and eat less animal food and no spices.

When you feel that you have caught cold, without any decided consequences having yet manifested themselves, after having been in a cold, dry wind, take Aconite, drink a large tumbler f cold water before going to bed, cover yourself well and try to perspire.
If children cannot be induced to drink water, or if you know from experience that it does not produce perspiration, water and milk in equal proportion, taken very warm, may cause perspiration.
To a person, who in winter has become stiff with cold and wet, give a cup of strong coffee, without milk. If this should prevent sleep at night, Nux vomica.
If children have been out in the snow, snow-balling, skating, or playing out-doors in winter, have perspired, perhaps gotten their feet wet and taken cold, headache following, give Glonoine, especially if the head is hot, face red, pulse very quick, eyes red, and the arteries of the neck throbbing; also if they hold their head, or want to have the forehead pressed, say the head is too large, or begin to rave. Afterwards it may be necessary to give Belladonna or Bryonia.

When perspiration has been checked by taking cold and is followed by headache, earache, toothache, or pain in the bowels, give Chamomilla; by pain in the ears alone, Rhus tox.
To women in confinement, if they complain of headache, especially on the right side, occasioned by a draught of cold air, or of pain in the nape of the neck, in consequence of sitting up and being uncovered, give Belladonna; if the pain extends to the shoulders, being partly brought on by holding the child, Rhus tox. will remove it; if the pain is more on the left side, is throbbing and shooting, and effects the lower jaw, the arms and the chest, and is worse from motion, Bryonia will afford relief; but if mostly confined to the temple, the eye, the upper jaw, or to the chest in the region of the heart, Spigelia should be given.

When a person, while perspiring freely, gets drenched by a shower of rain, give Rhus tox. Should no relief be experienced, and if the patient has previously over-exerted himself, give Bryonia. See "Overheating".
When in the latter part of the summer a sudden change takes place in the weather from hot to cold, and almost every one complains of having taken cold, give Belladonna; but if the cold, wet weather continues for a long time, Nux moschata, particularly to children, women and men, who are easily affected.
After having the hair cut, persons, particularly children, very often have symptoms of a cold, which are relieved by taking Belladonna.
For cold in the head, from wet feet, give Cepa; for cough and pain in the limbs, Rhus tox.
For suppressed perspiration of the feet, give Silicea.
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Scarface: unul din remediile foarte importante dupa raceli si boli cauzate de udat cu apa rece, cazut in apa rece sau baut de apa rece este Bellis perenis. Bellis este si remediul principal dupa lovituri in partile moi (sani, testicule).

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Catarrh, or cold in the nose
If catarrh results from a cold, and the patient can neither smell nor taste, give Pulsatilla;
For catarrh, with heat in the eyes and head, soreness of the nose, give Belladonna. If the nose is stopped up, Nux vomica or Ipecacuanha.
If north-east wind, blowing from the sea, causes a running cold in the head, worse in the evening and in-doors, better in the open air, with headache, running of the eyes and fever, take Cepa.

If a catarrh has been checked by fresh exposure to cold, particularly if the patient is worse in the afternoon, or is dejected and fretful, give Pulsatilla; if he is worse at night or towards morning, or very cross, sensitive, and excited, China.
If a catarrh appears after an eruption has been checked, give Ipecacuanha, and if that does not avail, Cuprum. In some cases, Bryonia, Pulsatilla, Sulphur, or Nux moschata may be give, according to the symptoms. If the recovery from catarrh has been impeded by a fresh cold, attended with pain over the eyes, worse on the right side, the face flushed, Belladonna; if the pain is worse on the left side and the face pale, Spigelia.

Cough
When catarrh is accompanied by cough, or when a dry cough remains after the first symptoms have disappeared under the action of other medicines, give Nux vomica. If the cough is dry and excites retching or vomiting, Ipecacuanha; if it is hollow and causes vomiting, Carbo vegetabilis; if accompanied with tough expectoration, particularly with children in winter, Chamomilla; if its is moist or loose, Ferrum phosph. or Pulsatilla (see "Cough", in Part II); if the cough returns with every blast of cold air, give Phosphoric acid; if it returns every time that a foot or arm is exposed when in bed, and is hollow and fatiguing, give Hepar; if the cough becomes worse after going to bed, is always worse when getting warm in bed, Nux moschata.

When the cough is caused by cold air, is dry and convulsive, with vomiting, or the expectoration is spotted or streaked with blood, if accompanied by a stitch in the side, or by headache, pain under the ribs, or if the cough is caused by a tickling in the throat, and the chest feels sore after it, and the pulse is hard and quick, give Bryonia; but when the pulse is not very hard, if the soreness continues or is felt during the cough, not stitches but more burning sensation in the chest, oppression and palpitation, give Carbo vegetabilis.

Difficulty of breathing
When, after taking cold, the patient appears as if suffocating, give Ipecacuanha. If not relieved by this, Arsenicum. Sometimes other remedies prescribed for asthma are preferable, viz., Nux vomica, Cuprum or Sambucus. See "Asthma" and "Croup".

Diarrhoea
When immediately after taking cold diarrhoea appears, give Opium. If this does no good, or if the diarrhoea does not appear for a day or so afterwards, and is attended with pain in the bowels, or other symptoms, give Dulcamara.

In diarrhoea without pain, and commencing during the day, or if worse in the day-time and better at night, give Ferrum; worse after midnight or towards morning, Phosphoric acid; if produced by eating ice-cream, or drinking ice-water, compare Part I, Chapter IV.
If, during warm weather, diarrhoea is caused by taking cold while in perspiration or by cold bathing, with heat in the head, slight pain in the bowels; or if the pit of the stomach and the abdomen are sensitive to pressure, or the stools contain undigested food, Bryonia.
If discharges of undigested food follow the drinking of bad water, and Bryonia proves ineffectual, give China.
For diarrhoea, with flatulency, cutting pains about the navel during the evacuation, straining and great weakness at the same time, discharges of mucus and blood, or if the patient has drunk spirituous liquors, give Nux vomica;

If there is much blood and mucus discharged, give the remedies recommended for dysentery. If tedious, but not violent, especially if worse in the morning, Sulphur.

Pain in the bowels (dureri in intestine)

If the pain is violent, spasmodic, pressing, particularly before evacuations, if the latter are acrid, thin, brownish, and produce burning in the rectum, give China.
For cramp-like pains under the ribs, moving from right to left, diarrhoea which prostrates completely, chilliness, white coated tongue, bad smell from the mouth, headache in the morning, dullness and sleepiness the rest of the day, give Nux moschata.
If the pains are violent, tearing and twisting as if the intestines were in motion, if the patient cannot be quiet, but runs about; if it appears as if a large ball were in the side, or as if the whole abdomen, were hollow, with nausea and vomiting, the diarrhoea watery, slimy or greenish, with a smell like bad eggs, give Chamomilla.
For diarrhoea from exposure to the night air, greenish and watery, with much pressure before the discharge, a disposition to faint, pains in the lower abdomen, pressing in the upper, cutting with a constant uneasy sensation, as if to evacuate, rumbling in the belly, griping in the pit of the stomach, tearing pains in the abdomen, which feels cold to the hands, with nausea, shivering and chills, give Mercurius.

If partly caused by a disordered stomach, after eating pork, rich pastry and the like, worse in the afternoon, particularly in the evening, or during the night, if the wind rolls about in the stomach, or if the belly is sensitive to pressure, give Pulsatilla. The same to pregnant women, when the pains resemble labor-pains.

If a cold is followed by pain with a disposition to cry, great sensitiveness and sleeplessness, Coffea.
When the pains are so violent as to drive the patient almost mad, give Chamomilla; if the pains are always worse in the open and cold air, but better in warm air, and the patient is very changeable, give Nux moschata.

Headache
For Headache, from cold, with rush of blood to the head, increased by walking or going up stairs, at every step, increased by a draught or in the open air, with a feeling as if the head would burst, give Belladonna.
If the headache is more a pressure on single spots, with roaring in the ears, or difficult hearing, give Dulcamara; if it feels as if the brain was loose, and as if it struck against the skull when shaking the head; headache after breakfast, or worse after meals, with giddiness, sleepiness and dullness, give Nux moschata.
If cause by a draught of air, and merely external, give Nux vomica; if internal, Belladonna. If caused by bathing, and Belladonna does not cure, f accompanied by nausea, giddiness, disordered stomach, worse when smoking, give Antimonium crudum, or, according to the symptoms, Bryonia

Affections of the eyes
Compare what is recommended for "Diseases of the Eyes". Dulcamara will often relieve. For much pain, heat, inflammation, acrid tears, and inability to bear the light, give Belladonna, and if this does not cure, Mercurius; if this fails, Hepar.
In dimness of vision, so that the patient is unable to read, and sees sparks before the eyes, or when the eyes are affected after every cold, give Dulcamara, and afterwards Sulphur; should this fail, give Calcarea.

Affections of the ears
Constant buzzing n the ears and difficult hearing indicate Dulcamara; if they return after a while and this does not again relieve, give Sulphur.

Tearing pain externally, shooting internally, the ear dry, with peevish disposition, indicate Chamomilla. Tearing, shooting, aching pains, Nux vomica; great disposition to cry, the ear moist or running, or hot and red, and tearing-twitching pains sometimes also in the face; Pulsatilla; when it tears and shoots, with much buzzing, the ear not so hot and red, but excoriated by matter, or if blood is discharged, the glands around the ears or of the throat are swelled, give Mercurius; and if the heat, redness and itching remain, if there is shooting when blowing the nose, or buzzing and throbbing, give Hepar. Earache of children from a cold is relieved by Pulsatilla; if it fails, give Dulcamara, or Rhus tox.
If a discharge with buzzing and burning in the ears remains, give Sulphu

Toothache
Toothache from cold usually yields to Chamomilla, Rhus tox. or Nux moschata. See "Toothache", Part II. Patients subject to toothache whenever they take cold, should take a dose of China or Mercurius, and afterwards, Sulphur.

Sore throat
Affections of the throat from cold will in most cases yield to Belladonna, Dulcamara, Mercurius, or Sulphur. See Part II.
When caused by drinking very cold water, Belladonna is to be preferred; when the cold is general, Dulcamara. When the throat is constantly dry and hot, with frequent efforts at swallowing, much saliva in the mouth, or the tonsils area swollen; if speaking and swallowing cause shooting pains; if the patient hawks much, swallows with difficulty, is in dread of suffocation the throat seems too narrow, what he drinks comes back through the nose, if he is very hasty, give Belladonna; and if this affords no relief, Sulphur. When the pains are less violent, the tongue appears paralyzed, there is much perspiration, sometimes offensive, without giving any relief, the patient is quarrelsome, give Dulcamara; if this fails, Mercurius, or one of the other remedies prescribed under "Sore Throat", in Part II.


Nausea and vomiting
When these symptoms appear after a cold, particularly when a rash or other eruption has been suppressed, the best remedy is Ipecacuanha. If it does not answer, and the vomiting is sour or bitter, with frequent empty eructations, give Belladonna; if nothing but tough phlegm is thrown up, Dulcamara; if worse after exercise, eating, speaking, or when riding, or after sleep, Cocculus. If it returns from every motion of the body, and the patient is, notwithstanding, unable to keep quiet, very weak, thirsty, but every drink makes him worse, give Arsenicum. For spasms, with nausea, Cuprum. After eating cold fruit or drinking ice-water, Carbo vegetabilis; See Chapter IV.

Pains in the lime
When the parts affected feel uneasy, so as to require constant change of position, every thing feeling as if too hard to rest upon, and the limbs as if benumbed or strained, worse when stepping or from the slightest jar, the patient complains even when a person walks across the room, calls loudly, approaches him, or moves his hand, give Arnica. But if the pains are attended with fever, Aconite, until the fever abates; and then, after several hours, Arnica. Should these not be sufficient refer to "Rheumatism", Part II.
If the pains are worse when at rest, and at night, with lameness or coldness of the limbs, with pale swelling or burning in the feet, or with redness and swelling of the big toe, with a stiff neck, the skin very dry, or offensive perspiration without relief, give Dulcamara or Mercurius

If the same symptoms return after every cold, with uneasiness at the approach of other persons, or when attempting to swallow; worse when at rest, better when in motion with swelling and rending, burning and throbbing pains in great toe, give Phosphoric acid.

For swelling of the knees, lumps on the joints of the hands and fingers, give Sulphur, and later, Calcarea.
When taking cold causes fever, particularly if there is restlessness, thirst and a dry skin give Aconite. If, after two or three doses, the fever still increases, select one of the following; Nux vomica or Chamomilla; Belladonna or Dulcamara; Ignatia or Pulsatilla.
For fever after taking cold accompanied by vexation or other emotions, or if a change of diet has disagreed, if the patient was at first chilly, or chills and heat alternate, take Nux vomica. To children, or those made very restless by the fever, give Aconite; if very cross and irritable, Chamomilla.

In general, the following medicines answer best in complaints from cold; in acute and inflammatory affections, Ferrum phosphoricum, Aconitum, Chamomilla, Rhus tox., Nux vomica, Pulsatilla, Belladonna, Colocynthis. When less violent, Dulcamara or Ipecacuanha. When tedious and often returning, and the patient has formerly taken too much mercury, Carbo vegetabilis, Sulphur or China. If these do not relieve, Silicea or Hepar. If these affections result from bathing, Bryonia, Antimonium crudum, Sulphur, or Nux moschata, and after a few weeks, Carbo vegetabilis or Calcarea. When the patient cannot perspire, Chamomilla or China, Arsenicum or Silicea. When the perspiration is too copious, Mercurius, Phosphoric acid, Carbo vegetabilis, Sulphur or Hepar.

When a person takes cold very easily, he should abstain from the use of coffee and spirituous liquors; use more cold drinks than warm; wash himself frequently in cold water, and accustom himself more and more to the air in every kind of weather; this custom will gradually diminish the disposition to take cold, and finally remove it entirely, particularly if the patient takes some of the following medicines : Coffea, Belladonna, Nux moschata, Nux vomica, China, Dulcamara; or Silicea, Carbo vegetabilis, Calcarea. The latter three must not be taken too frequently, but only at long intervals.
If one is much afraid of the cold air, yet feels worse in the warm room, give Apis; if he has a great desire to go out, but takes cold every time he does so, Cepa.

If, after using the means recommended above, there should still remain the same susceptibility, and the patient be chilled by every draught of cold air, let him take Nux vomica or Chamomilla. If exposure to cold produces pain, Arsenicum; If the patient is apt to get his fingers, nose, etc., frosted and he is not taking other medicines, let him rub the parts with spirits of camphor before exposure to the cold. If the patient has chilblains, let him take the remedies prescribed under "Chilblains", if affected by every blast of cold air, Bryonia or Rhus tox., Nux moschata, Veratrum or Mercurius, and if they do not answer, Carbo vegetabilis or Calcarea, according to circumstances. If he cannot bear the wind, Carbo vegetabilis; if not a draught, China, Belladonna, Sulphur, Silicea or Calcarea, one after the other, at long intervals. If wet, cold stormy weather disagrees and he is benefited by external warmth, Nux moschata; if aggravated by warmth, Mercurius. When the night air only is injurious, Mercurius will prove beneficial, and after several days have elapsed, Sulphur; to be followed, if necessary, by Carbo vegetabilis. If a person feels ill in damp weather, give Dulcamara, Nux moschata, Rhus tox., or Veratrum, and later Carbo vegetabilis or Calcarea. If the dampness affects the chest, Dulcamara or Carbo vegetabilis.
One who is affected by a thunder-storm, should take Bryonia during the storm, and later Silicea. Phosphorus and Sulphur are also recommended.

For excessive fear during a thunder-storm, Gelseminum; if this fails, give Glonoine.
If every change of weather aggravates the complaint, give first Mercurius, Rheum or Rhus tox.; later, Sulphur or Silicea.
If a change from warm to cold affects most injuriously, give Dulcamara or Rhus tox.; if from cold to warm, Carbo vegetabilis or Lachesis. If dampness affects most, Nux moschata.

For colds occurring in the spring, the remedies most often indicated are, Veratrum, Rhus tox. and Carbo vegetabilis; in summer, Belladonna, Bryonia, Antimonium crudum and Carbo vegetabilis; in autumn, Veratrum, Mercurius and Rhus tox., in water, during dry weather, Aconitum or Belladonna, Bryonia, Nux vomica, Chamomilla or Sulphur; sometimes Ipecacuanha; but during damp weather, Dulcamara, Nux moschata, Veratrum or Carbo vegetabilis.
It is, however, necessary to examine closely under the heads of the different complaints, as these general remarks are merely intended to guide the patient to the remedy to be preferred in doubtful cases.

After Cutting the hair bad results often follow, particularly with children, which are attributed to cold; for sudden faintness, twitching or convulsions, congestion, heat of the head, redness of the face, or fear with mistrust or anxiety, give Glonoine; for fear with inclination to weep or run away, Belladonna; to children, while cutting teeth, Chamomilla. For headache Belladonna, Bryonia, Glonoine, or Pulsatilla, according to the symptoms.


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