These are very common in persons of nervous temperament and delicate constitution. They are generally unattended with danger, and pass over in a short time* The causes which produce them should be carefully avoided. During the attack, the face should be sprinkled with cold water, and fresh air freely admitted.

Belladonna and Aconite, may be given in alternation, six or twelve hours apart, in plethoric individuals, or where there is congestion of blood to the head.

Chamomilla, when the attack is produced by a fit of anger.

Dose

Two drops, or twelve globules, in a tumbler of water, a tablespoonful once in six or twelve hours; or three globules, at the same intervals. During the severity of the attack the remedy may be given every half hour.

Nux-Vom

When produced by derangement of the digestive organs.

Dose

Same as Chamomilla.

Coffea

Great nervous excitability; spasmodic pain in the bowels, oppressed respiration, cold perspiration.

Dose

Same as Chamomilla. Give once in three or four hours.

Pulsatilla

Disposition to hysteria; depression of spirits, etc.

Dose

Same as Chamomilla

Ignatia

Severe headache as if a nail were driven into the head; sadness, concealed melancholy and sighing.

Dose

Same as Chamomilla. Give at first once in three hours.

Consult also Hysteria.