Antimony Crudum

by H. C. Allen

Antimonium Crudum suits For children and young people inclined to grow fat (Calcarea); for the extremes of life. Old people with morning diarrhoea, suddenly become constipated, or alternate diarrhoea and constipation; pulse hard and rapid. Sensitive to the cold. < after taking cold. Antimonium Crudum Child is fretful, peevish, cannot bear to be touched or looked at; sulky, does not wish to speak or be spoken to (Antim tart., Iodium, Silicea); angry at every little attention. Great sadness, with weeping. Loathing life. Anxious lachrymose mood, the slightest thing affects her (Pulsatilla); abject despair, suicide by drowning. Irresistible desire to talk in rhymes or repeat verses. Sentimental mood in the moonlight, especially ecstatic love; bad effects of disappointed affection (Calcarea phosphorica). Nostrils and labial commissures sore, cracked and crusty. Antimonium Crudum has Headache: after river bathing; from taking cold; alcoholic drinks; deranged digestion, acids, fat, fruit; suppressed eruption. Gastric complaints from over-eating; stomach weak, digestion easily disturbed; a thick milky-white coating on the tongue, which is the red strand of the remedy; very subject to canker sores in the mouth (Argentum nitricum, Sulphur). Longing for acids and pickles. Gastric and intestinal affections: from bread and pastry; acids, especially vinegar; sour or bad wine; after cold bathing; over-heating; hot weather. Constant discharge of flatus, up and down, for years; belching, tasting of ingesta. Mucus: in large quantities from posterior nares by hawking; from anus, ichorous, oozing, staining yellow; mucous piles.Antimonium Crudum has Disposition to abnormal growths of the skin; fingernail do not grow rapidly; crushed nails grow is splits like warts and with horny spots. Large horny corns on soles of feet (Ranunculus bulbosus); very sensitive when walking; specially on stone pavements. Loss of voice from becoming over- heated. Cannot bear the heat of sun; worse from over-exertion in the sun [Lach., Nat. m. ]; (<) from over-heating near the fire; exhausted in warm weather; ailments from sunburn. Whooping-cough: (<) by being over-heated in the sun or in a warm room; from cold washing. When symptoms reappear they change locality or go from one side of the body to the other. Aversion to cold bathing; child cries when washed or bathed with cold water; cold bathing causes violent headache; causes suppressed menses; colds from swimming or falling into water [Rhus].

Antimonium Crudum Relationship :- Complementary: Squilla. Similar: to, Bry., Ipec., Lyc., Puls., in gastric complaints. Follows well: after, Ant. c., Puls., Mer., Sulph.

Aggrvaion – After eating; cold baths; acids or sour wine; after heat of sun or fire; extremes of cold, or heat.

Amelioration – In the open air; during rest; after a warm bath.