by H. C. Allen

Selenium. (The Element.)

Selenium Adapted to light complexion; blondes; great emaciation of face, hands, legs and feet, or single parts.

Very forgetful in business, but during sleep dreams of what he has forgotten.

Selenium Headache: of drunkards; after debauchery; after lemonade, tea, wile; every afternoon.

Hair falls off, on head, eyebrows, whiskers, genitals.

Coryza ending in diarrhoea.

Selenium Hungry: at night ( Cina, Psorinum ); longing for spirituous liquors, an almost irresistible maniacal desire.

Selenium Constipation: stool large, hard, impacted so that it requires mechanical aid ( Aloe, Calcarea, Sanicula, Sepia, Silicea ); after serious illness, especially enteric fevers.

Urine: red, dark, scanty; coarse, red, sandy, sediment; involuntary dribbling while walking.

Impotence, with desire; lewd thoughts, but physically impotent (sudden impotence, [Chlorum]).

Erections slow, insufficient, too rapid emission with long-continued thrill; weak, ill-humored after coitus, often involuntary dribbling of semen and prostatic fluid which oozes while sitting, at stool, during sleep; gleet ( Caladium ).

Priapism, glans drawn up ( Berberis, – drawn down, Cantharis ).

Aphonia: after long use of voice; husky when beginning to sing; obliged to clear the throat frequently of a transparent starchy mucus ( Argentum nitricum, Stannum ); tubercular laryngitis.

Weak, easily exhausted; from either mental or physical labor; after typhoid, typhus, debauchery.

Irresistible desire to lie down and sleep; strength suddenly leaves him; especially in hot weather.

Very great aversion to a draft of air either warm, cold or damp.

After typhoid, great weakness of spine, fears paralysis.

Emaciation of affected parts.

Selenium Relations. – Compare: Phosphorus in genito-urinary and respiratory symptoms; Argentum m. and [Stannum in] laryngitis of singers or speakers; Alumina hard stool, inactive rectum.

Follows well: after, Calad, Nat., Staphysagria, Phosphorus ac., in sexual weakness.

Itch checked by Mercurials or Sulphur often requires Selenium.

Aggravation. – Draught of air; in the sun; from lemonade, tea or wine.

Amelioration. – Taking cold water or cold air into mouth