Sulphuricum acidum [Sul-ac.]
The "debility" common to acids shows itself here, especially in the digestive
tract, giving a very relaxed feeling in the stomach, with craving for
stimulants. TREMOR AND WEAKNESS; everything must be done in a hurry. HOT
FLUSHES, followed by perspiration, with trembling. Tendency to gangrene
following mechanical injuries. Writer's cramp. Lead poisoning. Gastralgia and
hypochlorhydria. Purpura hemorrhagia.
Fretful, impatient. Unwilling to answer questions; hurried.
Right-sided neuralgia; painful shocks; skin feels pinched. Sensation as if
brain was loose in forehead and falling from side to side. (BELL.; RHUS.)
Concussion of brain where skin is cold, body bathed in cold sweat. Compressive
pain in side of occiput. RELIEVED BY HOLDING THE HANDS NEAR THE HEAD. Pain of
outer parts, as if there were subcutaneous ulceration; painful to touch. THRUST
IN RIGHT TEMPLE AS IF PLUG WERE PRESSED IN.
Intraocular hemorrhage following traumatism. Great chemosis of conjunctiva,
with aching and sharp pain.
Aphthae; gums bleed readily. Offensive breath. Pyorrhoea.
Heartburn; SOUR ERUCTATIONS; SETS TEETH ON EDGE. (ROBIN.) CRAVING FOR
ALCOHOL. WATER CAUSES COLDNESS OF STOMACH; must be mixed with liquors. RELAXED
FEELING IN STOMACH. Averse to smell of coffee. Sour vomiting. Desire for fresh
food. HICCOUGH. Coldness of stomach relieved by applied heat. Nausea with
Weak feeling, with dragging into the hips and small of back. FEELING AS IF
HERNIA WOULD PROTRUDE, especially left side.
Piles; oozing dampness. Rectum feels as if it had a big ball. Diarrhoea,
fetid, black, with sour odor of body, and empty faint feeling in abdomen.
Menstruation early and profuse. Erosion of cervix in the aged; easily
bleeding. Acrid, burning leucorrhoea, often of bloody mucus.
Respiration rapid with shooting in cervical muscles and movement of wings of
nose; LARYNX MOVES UP AND DOWN VIOLENTLY. Bronchitis in children with short,
Cramp-like paralytic contraction in arms, hands; jerking of fingers while
Bad effects from mechanical injuries, with bruises and livid skin.
Ecchymosis. Petechiae. PURPURA HEMORRHAGICA. Livid, red, itching blotches.
Hemorrhage of black blood from all outlets. Cicatrices turn red and blue and
become painful. Chilblains with gangrenous tendency. Carbuncles, boils and other
staphylococcic and streptococcic infections.
WORSE, from excess of heat or cold in forenoon and evening.
BETTER, from warmth, and lying on affected side.
Compare: ARS.; CALEN.; LED.; SEP.; CALC.
Sulphuric acid mixed with three parts of alcohol, ten to fifteen drops three
times daily for several weeks, has been successfully used to subdue the craving
for liquor. For homeopathic purposes second to thirtieth potency.