This section is from the book "The Chronic Diseases, Their Specific Nature And Their Homeopathic Treatment", by Samuel Hahnemann. Also available from Amazon: The chronic diseases, their specific nature and their homeopathic treatment.
Pain in the uterus and pressure toward the vagina as if everything were about to fall out, also at times most keen pains in the small of the back; the flatus is obstructed, causing pain, etc. Has the so-called uterine cancer any other origin than this (Psora) malady?
1 Inflammation of the larynx (croup) cannot take place with any child that is free from latent Psora or has been made free from it by treatment.
Cough; frequent irritation and crawling in the throat; the cough torments him, until perspiration breaks out on his face (and on his hands).
Cough, which does not abate until there is retching and vomiting, mostly in the morning or in the evening.
Cough, which terminates every time with sneezing.
Cough mostly in the evening after lying down and whenever the head lies low.
Cough, waking the patient up after the first brief sleep.
Cough, especially in the night.
Cough, worse after awaking in the morning.
Cough, worse after eating.
Cough, at once with every deep breath.
Cough, causing a sensation of soreness in the chest, or at times stitches in the side of the chest or the abdomen.
Cough, with yellow expectoration resembling pus, with or without spitting of blood.1
Cough, with excessive expectoration of mucus and sinking of the strength (mucous phthisis).
Attacks of whooping cough.2
1 Suppurative pulmonary phthisis has probably seldom any other cause than this malady, even when it seems as if the fumes of quicksilver or arsenic had caused it; at least most of these cases of suppurative phthisis originate in pneumonias mismanaged with blood-letting, and this disease may always be considered as the manifestation of latent Psora.
2 She is suddenly compelled to cough, but cannot do so, as her breath fails her, even to suffocation, with a dark-red, bloated face; usually the oesophagus is then also constricted, so that not a drop of water will pass; after eight or ten minutes, there follow eructations from the stomach, and the spasm terminates.
Violent, at times unbearable, stitches in the chest at every breath; cough impossible for pain; without inflammatory fever (spurious pleurisy).
Pain in the chest on walking, as if the chest was about to burst.
Pressive pain in the chest, at deep breathing or at sneezing.
Often a slightly constrictive pain in the chest, which, when it does not quickly pass, causes the deepest dejection.1
Burning pain in the chest.
Frequent stitches in the chest, with or without cough.
Violent stitches in the side; with great heat of the body, it is almost impossible to breathe, on account of stitches in the chest with hemoptysis and headache; he is confined to his bed.
Night-mare; he usually suddenly awakes at night from a frightful dream, but cannot move, nor call, nor speak, and when he endeavors to move, he suffers intolerable pains, as if he were being torn to pieces.2
Obstruction of the breath, with stitching pains in the chest at the slightest amount of walking;3 he cannot go a step farther (angina pectoris).
Asthma, merely when moving the arms, not while walking.
1 Usually the attacks last from evening to morning, the whole night.
2 Such attacks, in some cases, also occur several times in one night, especially when he has not been in the open air during the day.
3 Especially when ascending a height.
Attacks of suffocation especially after midnight; the patient has to sit up, sometimes he has to leave his bed, stand stooping forward, leaning on his hands; he has to open the windows, or go out into the open air, etc.; he has palpitations; these are followed by eructations or yawning, and the spasm terminates with or without coughing and expectoration.
Palpitation with anxiety, especially at night.
Asthma, loud, difficult, at times also sibilant respiration.
Shortness of breath.
Asthma, on moving, with or without cough.
Asthma, mostly while sitting down.
Asthma, spasmodic; when she comes into the open air it takes her breath.
Asthma, in attacks, lasting several weeks.
Dwindling of the breasts, or excessive enlargement of the same, with retroceding nipples.
Erysipelas on one of the breasts (especially while nursing).
A hard, enlarging and indurating gland with lancinating pains in one of the mammae.1
Itching, also moist and scaly eruptions around the nipples.
In the small of the back, in the back and in the nape of the neck, drawing (tearing), tensive pains.
Lancinating, cutting, painful stiffness of the nape of the neck; of the small of the back.
Pressive pain between the shoulder-blades.
Sensation of pressure upon the shoulders.
1 Is it probable that the different varieties of cancer of the breast have any other origin than this Psora malady?
In the limbs, drawing (tearing), tensive pains, partly in the muscles and partly in the joints (rheumatism).
In the periosteum, here and there, especially in the periosteum of the long bones, pressive and pressive-drawing pains.1
Stitching pains in the fingers and toes.2
Stitches in the heels and soles of the feet while standing.
Burning in the soles of the feet.3
In the joints a sort of tearing, like scraping on the bone, with a red, hot swelling which is painfully sensitive to the touch and to the air, with unbearably sensitive, peevish disposition (gout, podagra, chiragra, gout in the knees, etc.).4
The joints of the fingers, swollen with pressive pains, painful when touching and bending them.
Thickening of the joints; they remain hard swollen, and there is pain on bending them.
The joints, as it were, stiff, with painful, difficult motion, the ligaments seem too short.5