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  • SPONGIA TOSTA [Spong]


    Cough-dry, barking, croupy, cardiac warm food or drink.

    Suffocation causes anxiety.

    Swelling of spermatic cord and testicles, with pain and tenderness. Orchitis.

    COMMON NAME
    : Roasted Sponge

    MODALITIES
    : < Mental excitement 3 < After eating sweet 3
    < Smoking 2 < Lying with head low 3
    < Dry cold winds 3 < Reading 2
    < Singing 2 < Talking 2
    < Swallowing 2 < Before midnight 3
    < Ascending 2 < Full moon 2
    < Thinking about complaint 2 < Inspiration 2
    < After sleep 2 < Roused from sleep 2
    < Before or during menses
    > Eating or 3drinking warm things
    > Descending

    MIND
    : -Irresistible desire to sing; with excessive mirth; followed by sadness.

    -Fear of future; tired of life.

    -Anxiety fear of death with suffocation due to choking sensation.

    -Timidity fear and terror of approaching death; that she will cough.

    -Weeps with dreams, with whooping cough, with heat, with sweat.

    -Despondent about loss of sexual power.

    -Obstinate and improper behaviour.

    -Every excitement increases the cough.

    -Weeping and inconsolable mood.

    -Abusive.

    -Anxiety during flushes of heat.

    -Despair during the heat.

    -Fears of heart disease.

    -Ideas abundant on closing eyes.

    -Witty
    -Suicidal disposition, during perspiration.

    -Quarrelsomeness alternates with gaiety and laughter.

    -Somnabulism, STARTING FROM SLEEP. Starting from trifles.

    GUIDING INDICATIONS
    : -Especially adapted to diseases of children and women with light hair, lax fibre, flabby, blue eyes, often with a tubercular diathesis.

    -Dryness of mucous membrane of air passages, tongue, throat, larynx, trachea, bronchi. Dry as a horn. No Discharge.

    Rawness and soreness of chest throat, larynx, trachea, mucous membranes, due to dryness.

    -Inflammation and glandular enlargement, especially of thyroid, testis, ovary. Swelling becomes hard, indurated.

    -Exhaustion and heaviness of body after slight exertion and orgasm of blood to chest, face. He must lie down.

    -Sensation as if breathing through sponge.

    -Sensation as if plug in throat, lump in the throat accompanied by difficulty in breathing.

    -Sensation as if something alive or moving in the abdomen.

    -Sound as if saw is driven through pine board when coughing.

    -Throat-Clears throat constantly.

    -Throat symptoms > lying on back < after eating sweet things.

    -Goitre with suffocative spells, touching neck or pressure.
    -Swallows water in small quantity and with difficulty.

    -Respiratory system-Cough, hollow, barking, crowing, sawing or tight, ringing, whistling, wheezing.

    -Coughs like a saw driven through a pine board.

    -Everything is perfectly dry, no mucous rales.

    -Hoarseness, larynx dry, burns constricted painful.

    -Croup worse during inspiration.

    -Chest weak, can scarcely talk.

    -Tuberculosis of larynx.

    -Suffocation as from a plug, valve or leaf in larynx, and wakes with violent painful palpitation and blue lips with heavy sweat.

    -Anxious, gasping breathing.

    -Voice gives away when singing or talking.

    -Asthma, must throw head back.

    -Asthma especially after cold things and exposure to dust and wind.

    -As if air were passing into glands of neck, on breathing.

    -C.V.S.-Cough of cardiac origin.

    -Rapid and violent palpitation with dyspnoea cannot lie down, also feels best resting in horizontal position.

    -Valvular insufficiency.

    -Angina pectoris, faintness and anxious sweat.

    -Blood surging upto neck, head and face with asthmatic symptoms.

    -Hypertrophy of heart especially right, with asthmatic symptoms.

    -Rheumatic endocarditis, Aneurism of aorta.

    -Surging of heart into chest as if it would force out upward.

    -Male genitalia-Spermatic cord swollen, painful, testicles swollen, bruised.

    -Suppressed gonorrhoea or maltreated orchitis.

    -Female genitalia-Amenorrhoea with Asthma.

    KEYNOTES
    : -Cough and sore throat from sweets, better by eating and drinking especially, warm things.

    -Cough dry, sibilant, like or saw driven through or pine board.

    NUCLEUS OF REMEDY
    : -Affections of the respiratory organs from sweets and cold things, relieved by eating and drinking (especially warm).

    -Children with fair complexion, lax fibre, swollen glands.

    -Exhausation and heaviness of the body after slight exertion with orgasm of blood to chest and face.

    -Heart affections and cough of valvular heart disease.

    CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS
    : -Dryness of mucous membranes. Dry as a horn.

    -Cough < after eating sweets, before midnight > eating or drinking warm things.

    -Awakens, suddenly after midnight with pain and suffocation is flushed, hot, frightened to death.

    CLINICAL
    : -Spongia relieves the cough and the concomittants of an aneurysm of the descending aorta - Dr.Hughes.

    -Asthma depending upon Tuberculosis- Dr.Boehr.

    REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS
    : -Remedies that precede well-Acon, Hep-s (in croup).

    -Remedies that follow well-Brom, Bry, Carb-v, Con, Hep-s,
    Kali-b, Nux-v, Rhus, Puls.

    -Antidote-Camph.

    When dryness is replaced by ratting in chest Hep-s.

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