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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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