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Salicylicum Acidum

(Salicylic Acid)

The symptoms point to its use in rheumatism, dyspepsia, and Meniere's disease. Prostration after influenza; also tinnitus aurium and deafness. Hematuria.

Head
Vertigo; tendency to fall to left side. Headache; confusion in head on rising suddenly. Incipient coryza. Piercing pain in temples.

Eyes
Retinal hemorrhage. Retinitis after influenza, also albuminuric.

Ears
Roaring and ringing in ears. Deafness, with vertigo.

Throat
Sore, red and swollen. Pharyngitis; swallowing difficult.

Stomach
Canker sores, with burning soreness and fetid breath. Flatulence; hot, sour belching. Putrid fermentation. Fermentative dyspepsia. Tongue purplish, leaden-colored; foul breath.

Stools
Putrid diarrhea; gastro-intestinal derangements, especially in children; stools like green frog's spawn (Magn carb). Pruritus ani.

Extremities
Knees swollen and painful. Acute articular rheumatism; worse, touch and motion, profuse sweat. Pain shifts. Sciatica, burning pain; worse at night. Copious foot-sweat and ill affects where suppressed.

Skin
Itching vesicles and pustules; better by scratching. Sweat without sleep. Urticaria. Hot and burning skin. Purpura. Herpes zoster. Necrosis and softening of bones.

Relationship
Compare: Salol (rheumatic pain in joints, with soreness and stiffness, headache over eyes; urine violet-smelling); Colch; China; Lact ac. Spirea and Gaultheria contain salicyl acid.

Dose
Third decimal trituration. In acute articular rheumatism, 5 grains every 3 hours (Old school dose).

(Reference: Homeopathic Materia Medica by William Boericke)