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.