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Iodoformum

(Iodoform)

Should not be forgotten in the treatment of tubercular meningitis, both as a local application to the head and internally (Bacil). Tuberculous conditions. Subacute and chronic diarrhea of children.

Head
Sharp, neuralgic pain. Head feels heavy, as if it could not be lifted from pillow. Itching of occiput. Meningitis. Sleep interrupted by sighing and cries. Very drowsy.

Eyes
Pupils, dilated; contract unequally, react poorly. Diplopia. Failing sight due to retro-bulbar neuritis, central scotoma-partial atrophy of optic disc.

Chest
Sore pain in apex of right lung. Feeling of a weight on chest, as if smothering. Cough and wheezing on going to bed. Pain in left breast, like a hand grasping at the base of the heart. Hemoptysis. Asthmatic breathing.

Abdomen
Scaphoid abdomen. Chronic diarrhea with suspected tuberculosis. Abdomen distended; mesenteric glands enlarged. Cholera infantum. Chronic diarrhea; stools greenish, watery, undigested, with irritable temper.

Extremities
Legs weak; cannot stand and walk with eyes closed. Weakness of knees when going upstairs.

Dose
Second trituration. Three grains on the back of the tongue will relieve attack of asthmatic breathing.

Reference: "Pocket Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica & Repertory" by William Boericke

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