by H. C. Allen
Biborate of Soda
Dread of downward motion in nearly all complaints.
Borax has Great anxiety from downward motion; when laying the child down on a couch or in the crib, cries and clings to the nurse; when rocking, dancing, swinging; going down stairs or rapidly down hill; horseback riding (compare Sanicula ).
Borax Children awake suddenly, screaming and grasping sides of cradle, without apparent cause ( Apis, Cina, Stramonium ).
Excessively nervous, easily frightened by the slightest noise or an unusual sharp sound, a cough, sneeze, a cry, lighting a match, etc. ( Asarum europaeum, Caladium ).
Hair becomes frowsy and tangled; splits, sticks together at eh tips; if these bunches are cut off, they form again, cannot be combined ( Acidum fluoricum, Lycopodium, Psorinum, Tuberculinum ).
Eyelashes: loaded with dry, gummy exudation; agglutinated in morning; turn inward and inflame the eye, especially at outer canthus; tendency to “wild hairs.”
Nostrils crusty, inflamed; tip of nose shining red; red noses of young women.
Stoppage of right nostril, or first right then left with constant blowing of nose ( Ammonium carb., Lac caninum, Magnesia muriatica ).
Aphthae: in the mouth, on the tongue, inside of the cheek; easily bleeding when eating or touched; prevents child from nursing; with hot mouth, dryness and thirst ( Arsenicum ); cracked and bleeding tongue ( Arum. ); salivation, especially during dentition.
Aphthous sore mouth; is worse from touch; eating salty or sour food; of old people, often from plate of teeth ([Alumen]).
Child has frequent urination and screams before urine passes ( Lycopodium, Sanicula, Sarsaparilla ).
Leucorrhoea: profuse, albuminous, starchy, with sensation as if warm water were flowing down; for two weeks between the catamenia (compare, Bovista, Conium ).
Skin: unhealthy, slight injuries suppurate ( Calendula, Hepar, Mercurius, Silicea ).
Borax Relation. – Borax follows: Calcarea, Psorinum, Sanicula, Sulphur
Is followed: by, Arsenicum, Bryonia, Lycopodium, Phosphorus, Silicea
Incompatible: should not be used before or after, Acetic acid, vinegar, wine.
Aggravation. – Downward motion; from sudden, slight noises; smoking, which may bring on diarrhoea; damp, cold weather; before urinating.
Amelioration. – Pressure; holding painful side with hand.