Apis mellifica

by H. C. Allen

Apis is Adapted to the strumous constitution; glands enlarged, indurated; scirrhus or open cancer. Apis Women, specially widows; children and girls who, though generally careful, become awkward, and let things fall while handling them (Bovista).

Bad effects of acute exanthema imperfectly developed or suppressed (Zincum met.); measles, scarlatina, urticaria.

Ailments from jealousy, fright, rage, vexation, bad news. Irritable; nervous; fidgety; hard to please.

Weeping disposition; cannot help crying; discouraged, despondent (Pulsatilla). Sudden shrill, piercing screams from children while waking or sleeping (Hellebore).

Oedema; bag-like, puffy swelling under the eyes (over the eyes, Kali carb.); of the hands and feet, dropsy, without thirst (with thirst, Acid aceticum, Apocynum).

Extreme sensitiveness to touch (Belladonna, Lachesis).

Pain: burning, stinging, sore; suddenly migrating from one part to another (Kali bichromicum, Lac caninum, Pulsatilla).

Thirstlessness: in anasarca; acites (Acetic acid, but face more waxy and great thirst).

Apis has Incontinence of urine, with great irritation of the parts; can scarcely retain the urine a moment, and when passed scalds severely; frequent, painful, scanty, bloody. Constipation: sensation in abdomen as if something tight would break if much effort were used.

Apis Diarrhoea: of drunkards; in eruptive diseases, especially if eruption be suppressed; involuntary from every motion, as though anus were wide open (Phosphorus).

Apis Affects right side; enlargement or dropsy of right ovary; right testicle. Intermittent fever; chill 3 p. m., with thirst, always (Ignatia); < warm room and from external heat (Thuja, 3 a. m., and at 3 p. m.).

Apis Relations. – Complementary: Nat. mur. Disagrees, when used either before or after Rhus. Arsenicum and Pulsatilla follow Apis well. Has cured scarlatina albuminuria after Cantharis, Digitalis, Helleborus failed.

Aggravation. – After sleeping (Lachesis); closed, especially warmed and heated rooms are intolerable; from getting wet (Rhus), but better from washing or moistening the part in cold water.

Amelioration. – Open air; cold water or cold bathing; uncovering; pains by coughing, walking or changing position; when sitting erect.