by H. C. Allen
Yellow Dock. (Polygonaceae.)
Rumex Crispus suits For the tubercular diathesis, extremely sensitive skin and mucous membranes.
Extremely sensitive to open air; hoarseness; worse evenings; after exposure to cold; voice uncertain.
Tickling in throat pit, causing, dry, teasing cough.
Dry, incessant, fatiguing cough; worse from changing air or room ( Phosphorus, Spongia ); evening after lying down; touching or pressing the throat pit; lying on left side ( Phosphorus ); from slightest inhalation of cold air; covers head with bedclothes to make air warmer; little or no expectoration.
The cough is < in cool air or by anything which increases the volume or rapidity of inspired air.
Sensation of lump in throat; descends on swallowing, but returns immediately.
Raw sensation in larynx and trachea when coughing ( Causticum ).
Rumex Crispus Urine; involuntary with cough ( Causticum, Pulsatilla, Silicea ).
Early morning diarrhoea; from 5 to 10 a. m. ( Aloe, Natrum sulph., Podophyllum, Sulphur ); stools painless, profuse, offensive; sudden urging, driving out of bed in morning.
Rumex Crispus Skin: itching of various parts; < by cold, > by warmth; when undressing, uncovering or exposing to cold air ( Hepar, Natrum sulph., Oleander ).
Rumex Crispus Relations. – Compare: Belladonna, Causticum, Drosera, Hyoscyamus, Phosphorus, Sanguinaria, Sulphur
Aggravation. – Cool or cold air; lying down ( Hyoscyamus ).
Amelioration. – Warmth; keeping mouth covered to exclude cold air.