Arum Triphyllum

by H. C. Allen

Arum Triphyllum has Coryza; acrid, fluent; nostrils raw. Nose feels stopped up in spite of the watery discharge (compare, Ammonium carb., Sambucus, [Sinap.]); sneezing < at night.

Arum Triphyllum has Acrid, ichorous discharge, excoriating inside of nose, alae, and upper lip ( Arsenicum, Cepa ).

Constant picking at the nose until it bleeds; boring with the finger into the side of the nose.

Picks lips until they bleed; corners of the mouth sore, cracked, bleeding (with malignant tendency, [Cundurango]); bites nails until fingers bleed.

Patients pick and bore into the raw bleeding surfaces though very painful; scream with pain but keep up the boring (in diphtheria, scarlatina, typhoid).

Arum Triphyllum Children refuse food and drink on account of soreness of mouth and throat ( Mercurius ); are sleepless.

Saliva profuse, acrid, corrodes the mucous membrane; tongue and buccal cavity raw and bleeding.

Aphonia: complete, after exposure to northwest winds ( Aconite, Hepar ); from singing ( Argentum nitricum, Causticum, Phosphorus, Selenium ).

Clergyman’s sore throat; voice hoarse, uncertain, uncontrollable, changing continually; worse from talking, speaking or singing; orators, singers, actors.

Desquamation in large flakes, a second or third time, in scarlatina.

Arum Triphyllum has Typhoid scarlatina, with apathy, scanty or suppressed urine; threatened uraemia.

The sore mouth and nose are guiding in malignant scarlatina and diphtheria.

Relations. – Useful: after Hepar and Acid nitricum in dry, hoarse, croupy cough; after Causticum and Hepar in morning hoarseness and deafness, and in scarlatina.

Should not be given low or repeated often as bad effects often follow. – Dr. L.

The higher potencies most prompt and effective.