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