Picric acid

by H. C. Allen

Picric acid Is often restorative of a wasted and worn-out system; a fair picture of “nervous prostration” ( Kali phos. ).

Progressive, pernicious, anaemia; neurasthenia.

Picric acid Brain fag: of literary or business people; slightest excitement, mental exertion or overwork brings on headache, and causes burning along the spine ( Kali phos. ).

Picric acid Headache: of students, teachers and overworked business men; from grief or depressing emotions; in occipital-cervical region ( Natrum mur., Silicea ); < or brought on by slightest motion or mental exertion.

Priapism, with spinal disease; erections; satyriasis ( Cantharis, Phosphorus ).

Picric acid has Small boils in any part of body, but especially in external auditory canal.

Burning along spine and great weakness of spine and back; softening of cord ( Phosphorus, Zincum met. ).

Weariness, progressing from a slight feeling of fatigue on motion to complete paralysis.

Tired heavy feeling all over body, especially of limbs, < on exertion.

Relations. – Compare: Argentum nitricum, Gelsemium, Kali phos., Phos ac., Phosphorus, Petroleum, Silicea

Amelioration. – From cold air and cold water.

Aggravation. – Least mental exertion; motion; study; wet weather.