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CARBOLICUM ACIDUM [Carb-ac]


Irritant, anaesthetic.

Foul, putrid destruction of tissues.

Increased olfactory sensibility. Very offensive breath.

Burning in mouth to stomach. Fermentative dyspepsia.

Cramps in forepart of leg, close to tibia, during walking.

COMMON NAME
: Phenol

SOURCE
: Solution in rectified spirit.

FAMILY
: Organic acid.

A/F
: -Bee sting
-Physical exertion

MODALITIES
: < Jar > Smoking
< Reading > Strong tea
< Pregnancy > Rubbing
< Walking > Binding
< Combing hair [Bry, Chin, Ign Sel]
< Straightening up
< Mental exertion
< Cold 2 and Heat 2

MIND
: -Prostration of mind. Mental exhaustion, brain fag (Pic-ac)
-Mental exertion aggravates.

-Loss of memory for what he was about to do.

-Dreams usually unrembered or amorous, of fire, of journey, of body part embalmed.

-Delusion as if he had taken opium in the morning.

GUIDING INDICATIONS
: -Irritant, antiseptic, anesthetic.

-OFFENSIVENESS. Discharges foul, burning, putrid.

-Languid, PAINLESS, foul, destructive remedy.

-Pains come suddenly, last for a short time and disappear suddenly [Bell, Mag-p, Flour-ac, Eup].

-Physical exertion brings on abscess somewhere in the body especially right ear.

-Anaphylaxis to bee stings. Swelling of face and tongue [Apis].

-Malignant and septic conditions.

-Burns lead to ulceration with ichorous discharge.

-Excessive thirst.

-Prostration of mind but desire for mental work.

-Profound prostration, collapse, surface pale and bathed in cold sweat [Camphor, Carb-v, Verat].

-Head -Dull heavy headache as if rubber band were stretched tightly around the forehead [Gels, Catus, Merc, Plat, Sulph, Nit-ac, Spig].

-Headache < bending head forward > green tea > while smoking > tight band > cold hand.

-Migraine just before or after menses.

-Vertigo shutting the eyes. < sitting down > walking fast in open air.

-Nose -Smell very acute. Pressing pain above root of nose.

-PALE ABOUT NOSE AND MOUTH.

-Ozaena with foetor and ulceration.

-G.I.T.-Diphtheria; foetid breath, regurgitation through nose on swallowing liquids but little pain [Bapt].

-Desire for stimulants and tobacco [Staph], whiskey [Syph].

-Fermentative dyspepsia.

-Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy < morning, with headache, heartburn and eructation.

-Vomiting; of drunkards, ca stomach, sea sickness.

-Constipation with very offensive breath [op, Psor].

-Bloody stools like scrapings of intestines [Canth, Colch] with tenesmus.

-Passes mucus from anus when urinating.

-Urinary system-Urine black or olive green.

-Female genitalia-Leucorrhoea in children [Cann-s, Merc, Puls, Sep].

-Irritating leucorrhoea; itching and burning [Kreos].

-Uterine displacement with or without discharge. If discharge present, it is offensive [Nit-ac, Nux-v, Sep].

-C.V.S.-Thready pulse.

-Back-Backache across loins with a dragging down sensation from buttocks to thighs.

-Extremities-Bones bare, crushed, much sloughing of soft parts.

-Skin-Vesicular eruptions all over the body which itches excessively > after rubbing but leaving a burning pain.

-Malignant scarlatina and variola [Amm-c]
-Lacerated wounds from blunt instruments.

KEYNOTES
: -PAINLESSNESS.

-Pains come suddenly, last a short time, and disappear suddenly.

-PALE, ABOUT NOSE AND MOUTH.

-Dreams of fire.

-Great tenderness over transverse colon.

-Physical exertion brings on an abcess somewhere in the body.

-Anaphylaxis to bee stings.

CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS
: -Prostration of mind, mental exhaustion, brain fag.

-Offensiveness and painlessness with destruction.


NUCLEUS OF REMEDY
: -A remedy to be thought of in malignant conditions with tendency to destruction of tissues and putrid discharges, collapse and cold sweat.

-Mental and physical prostration.

CLINICAL
: -Constipation, Diabetes, Diarrhoea, Diphtheria, Influenza, Leucorrhoea, Lumbago, Ovarian neuralgia (left), Ozaena, Vomiting.

-Carbolic acid 12 has proved of use in cases of the migraine in children-Dr. Dewey.

-In pertussis, this helps to stop the paroxysm in 1x or 2x potency.

REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS
: -Compare-Ars, Carb-v, Chrysarobin, Guano, Kreos,
-In exhaustive diarrhoea, with very little offensive stools when Carb-v and Psorinum do not help-Bhanja, C. Pearson.

-In cholera, when Veratrum is indicated but fails.

-Antidoted by-Diluted cider vinegar either externally or internally when acid has been swallowed either accidentally or taken for suicidal purposes.

-Alcohol, Chalk, Iod, Glauber's salt in watery solution.

-Incompatible-Glycerine, Vegetable oils.

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