Carboneum Oxygenisatum

(Carbonous Oxide)

Herpes zoster, pemphigus, and trismus are produced by this drug. Coldness, sleepiness, loss of consciousness are marked. Vertigo.

Cerebral congestion; hallucination of vision, hearing and touch. Inclination to turn in a circle. Jaws firmly clenched. Trismus. Heaviness of head. Sticking pain in temples. Roaring ears.

Ocular paralysis, hemianopsias, disturbed pupillary reaction, optic neuritis and atrophy, subconjunctival and retinal hemorrhages.

Anesthesia; vesication along course of nerves; herpes zoster; pemphigus, with large and small vesicles. Hand icy cold.

Deep. Prolonged; sleepiness for several days.

First attenuation.

Reference: “Pocket Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica & Repertory” by William Boericke
Carboneum Oxygenisatum
(Carbonous Oxide. CO. Solution in water.)

Clinical.─Cramps. Headache. Herpes zoster. Paralysis. Pemphigus. Sciatica. Trismus.

Characteristics.─The effects of Carb. ox. have been noted in persons poisoned by the gas. It produces a state like intoxication. The person is confused, stupid. There is loss of consciousness. Anæsthesia, but the slightest touch with a hot iron recalls sensibility. Convulsions and cramps. Great sleepiness lasting for several days; interrupted by cramps in cheeks and toes. Great coldness of surface, hands icy cold. Marked > of symptoms, especially of chest, in open air.

Relations.─Compare: Carb. hydro.


Mind.─Depressed: stupid; apathetic.─Anxiety, with desire for air but too paralysed to seek it.

Head.─Vertigo; inclination to turn in a circle.─Headache, violent, persistent, with throbbing in temporal arteries.─Frontal headache which extends over the whole head, but chiefly felt in forehead, which seems pushed out.─Weight; throbbing; compression; sticking headache.

Eyes.─Eyes protrude; sight dim with vertigo, and fluttering and flickering before sight.

Ears.─Roaring in ears.

Face.─Trismus; jaws firmly clenched.

Mouth.─Paralysis of tongue.

Stomach.─Stomach so irritable that everything eaten was immediately vomited.

Stool.─Involuntary evacuations.

Urinary Organs.─Paralysis of bladder.─Urine contains sugar.

Respiratory Organs.─Rattling of mucus in air-passages.─Bloody mucus raised.─Expired air feels cool to back of observer’s hand.─Breathing stertorous, slow.─Sense of suffocation.

Heart.─Intolerable pain in region of heart.─Violent palpitation.

Back.─Burning pain at right scapula.

Lower Limbs.─Shooting pains in r. natis and down sciatic nerve to foot, not < by pressure or movement.

Skin.─Whole skin covered with large and small vesicles of pemphigus.─Purple maculation of skin.─Herpes zoster l. side of face along branches of trigeminus.

Sleep.─Great sleepiness for several days.─Never slept so long before.─Sleep deep, prolonged, interrupted by cramps in cheeks and toes.

Reference: “A Dictionary Of Practical Materia Medica” By John Henry Clarke