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BROMIUM [Brom]


Swelling, induration and stony hardness of glands.

Summer complaints. > at sea. Asthma in sailors which is aggravated on leaving the sea.

FAMILY
: Halogen group.

A/F
: -Complaints from becoming over heated.

-Chilled when hot.

-Too much clothing.

-Damp warm weather (of spring, summer, autumn).

-Effects of sea side.

MODALITIES
: < Dust < Warmth > At sea3
< Overheating < Shore > Shaving
< wrapped up < Chilled when hot > From any motion
< Lying on left side < Sea bathing > Exercise
< When at rest < Warm room > Riding on horse back
< From evening until midnight > Nose bleed (Vertigo, head, chest)

MIND
: -Anxious apprehensiveness, with great depression of spirits.

-Expects to see things jump around the floor as if someone were behind him.

GUIDING INDICATIONS
: -Suited to blue-eyed, fair people especially children with thin white delicate skin, very light hair and eyebrows. SCROFULOUS CONSTITUTIONS.


-LEFT SIDED REMEDY -breast, throat, ovary, headache, left sided mumps. (Exception -affection of right lung).

-Tendency to infiltrate GLANDS, become enlarged, hard but seldom suppurate. Parotid, thyroid, ovaries and mammary glands - swollen and indurated.

-WEAK and EASILY OVERHEATED, THEN SWEATY and SENSITIVE TO DRAFTS.

-Continued yawning and drowsiness with respiratory troubles.

-Respiratory system-Dry CROUPY cough with hoarseness, with rattling of mucus in larynx.

-LARYNGEAL DIPHTHERIA - membrane formation occurs in larynx, spreading upwards.

-Colds start in larynx, go upwards (Merc, Sep) and downwards.

-ASCENDING COLDS.

-COLD sensation in larynx when inspiring (Rhus-t, Sulph) >AFTER SHAVING (worse after shaving - Carbo-an).

-Every inspiration provokes cough.

-Spasms of glottis.

-Asthma, INSPIRATION VERY DIFFICULT (Iod) (Chlorum- difficulty in exhaling).

-ASTHMA OF SAILORS GOING ASHORE >when they go to sea again [Clarke ->at seaside is the rule, case of sailors being exception].

-Nose bleed accompanies many affections, especially of chest.

-Endocrines-Hard GOITRE (Spong).

-Even a small goitre oppresses.

-G.I.T.-PILES -Bleed intensely, painful wetting part with saliva.

-Loud emissions of air (noisy flatus) from vagina.

-Extremities-ICY COLDNESS of forearms.

-Hands cold and moist.

KEYNOTES
: 1. Asthma of sea faring men when they come to land > AT SEA.

2. Membranous formation occurs in larynx, then runs upwards to fauces.

3. Cold sensation in larynx when inspiring > after shaving.

NUCLEUS OF REMEDY
: - Left sided affections.

- Scrofulous children with enlarged glands.

- >at sea.

- Laryngeal diphtheria with membrane formation in larynx spreading upwards.

- Weak and easily overheated, then extremely sensitive to cold.

CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS
: - Left sided.

- Ascending complaints.

CLINICAL
: -Acne, Adenopathy, Asthma, Croup, Diphtheria, Glandular indurations, Goitre, Laryngitis, Laryngospasm, Ovarian cysts, Pharyngitis, Rhinitis, Tonsillitis, Tumours.

-Hoarseness caused by weeping.

REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS
: -Compare-Con, Iod, Med, Spong.

-Useful after-Iod, Phos, Spong, Hep-s.

-Antidoted by-Camph, Amm-c, Mag-c, Op.

-Compatible-Arg-nit, (Generally after Brom) Kali-c (Emphysema).

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