by H. C. Allen
Syphilitic Virus. (A Nosode.)
Syphilinum has Pains from darkness to daylight; begin with twilight and end with daylight ( Mercurius, Phytolacca ).
Pains increase and decrease gradually ( Stannum ); shifting and require frequent change of position.
All symptoms are worse at night ( Mercurius ); from sundown to sunrise.
Eruptions: dull, red, copper-colored spots, becoming blue when getting cold.
Extreme emaciation of entire body ( Abrotanum, Iodium ).
Syphilinum Heart: lancinating pains from base to apex, at night (from apex to base, Medorrhinum; from base to clavicle or shoulder, Spigelia ).
Loss of memory; cannot remember names of books, persons or places; arithmetical calculation difficult.
Sensation: as if going insane, as if about to be paralyzed; of apathy and indifference.
Terrible dread of night on account of mental and physical exhaustion on awakening; it is intolerable, death is preferable.
Fears the terrific suffering from exhaustion on awakening ( Lachesis ).
Syphilinum Leucorrhoea; profuse; soaking through the napkins and running down the heels ( Alumina ).
Headache, neuralgic in character, causing sleeplessness and delirium at night; commencing at 4 p. m.; worse from 10 to 11 and ceasing at daylight (ceases at 11 or 12 p. m., Lycopodium ); falling of the hair.
Acute ophthalmia neonatorum; lids swollen, adhere during sleep; pain intense at night < from 2 to 5 a. m., pus profuse; > by cold bathing.
Syphilinum Ptosis: paralysis of superior oblique; sleepy look from drooping lids ( Causticum, Graphites ).
diplopia, one image seen below the other.
Syphilinum Teeth: decay at edge of gum and break off; are cupped, edges serrated; dwarfed in size, converge at their tips ( Staphysagria ).
Craving alcohol, in any form. Hereditary tendency to alcoholism ( Asarum europaeum, Psorinum, Tuberculinum, Sulphur, Acid Sulphuricum ).
Obstinate constipation for year; rectum seems tied up with strictures; when enema was used the agony of passage was like labor ( Lac caninum, Tuberculinum ).
Fissures in anus and rectum ( Thuja ); prolapse of rectum; obstinate cases with a syphilitic history.
Rheumatism of the shoulder joint, or at insertion of deltoid, < from raising arm laterally ( Rhus – right shoulder, Sanguinaria; left, Ferrum ).
When the best selected remedy fails to relieve or permanently improve, in syphilitic affections.
Syphilitics, or patients who have had chancre treated by local means, and as a result have suffered from throat and skin troubles for years, are nearly always benefited by this remedy at commencement of treatment unless some other remedy is clearly indicated.
Relations. – Compare: Aurum, Asafoetida, Kali i., Mercurius, Phytolacca, in bone diseases and syphilitic affections.
Aggravation. – At night, from twilight to daylight.