ANTIMONIUM TARTARICUM [Ant-t]
Congestion and catarrh of respiratory tract.
Coarse rattling with wet sounding cough, but scanty, difficult expectoration, unable to get it out. Suffocating. Cyanosis.
COMMON NAME : -Tartar Emetic -Tartrate of Antimony and Potash.
A/F : Anger, vexation.
-Vaccination -Damp basement -Debility -Debauchery -After eating
MODALITIES : < In evening 3 > Sitting erect 3 < Lying down at night 3 > Eructations 3 < From warmth 3 > Expectoration 3 < In damp cold weather > Vomiting 3 < Sour things and milk 2 > Lying on right side 2 < Morning 2 > Motion 2 < Sitting down 2 > Cold, open air 2 < When seated 2 < From rising from a seat 2 < Change of weather in spring 3
MIND : -Fear of being alone.
-Bad humour. Despondent.
-Frightened at every trifle.
-Stupid on awakening.
-Apathy or easily annoyed; wants to be let alone.
-Peevish; whinning and moaning.
-Despair of his recovery.
-Child continuously wishes to be carried erect, unwilling to be looked at, or touched.
-Clings to attendants.
-Consciousness wanes on closing eyes.
-Melancholy, complains of numerous sufferings.
-Fretfulness, whining and crying before the attack of sickness.
-Restlessness in children > being carried about.
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -Adapted to persons of hydrogenoid constitution of Grauvogl, torpid, phlegmatic persons. It is suited to old people and children to gouty subjects and drunkards with respiratory affection.
-Ill effects of vaccination when remedies fail and Silicea is not indicated.
-All complaints are attended with irresistible to desire to sleep.
-Entire absence of thirst.
-Nausea, vomiting coldness and drowsiness.
-Sweat runs through the whole of this remedy.
-Lack of reaction.
-Head-Vertigo alternates with drowsiness, with dullness and confusion.
-Band like feeling in forehead.
-Head hot and sweaty.
-Eyes-Eyes are sunken with dark rings around them, the lips pale and shriveled.
-Nostrils are dilated and flapping with a dark sooty appearance inside them.
-Upper lip drawn up.
-Expression is that of suffering, anxious despairing.
-Face-Cold, blue, pale, covered with cold sweat.
-Incessant quivering of chin and lower jaw.
-Mouth-Tongue-coated, pasty, thick while with reddened papillae and red edges, or red in streaks.
-dry in the middle.
-flow of saliva during pregnancy.
-mouth remains open after yawning.
-imprints of teeth on border after the tongue.
-G.I.T.-Craving for apples, acids, acid fruit, sour things, strong liquor.
-Aversion to milk and tobacco.
-Nausea, retching and vomiting especially after food with deathly faintness and prostration.
-Nausea comes in waves.
-Nausea produces fear with pressure in precordial region, followed by headache with yawning and lachrymations.
-Vomiting in any position except lying on right side.
-Vomiting forcible, then exhaustion and sleep.
-Eructation like bad eggs.
-Spasmodic colic, much flatus.
-Cholera morbus. Diarrhoea in eruptive disease.
-Respiratory system-Ant-t affects the mucous membrane especially of bronchi and lungs.
-Causing great accumulation of mucous with coarse rattling and bubbling rales in the chest- coarse, like the death rattle; thereby respiration is impeded and hearts action becomes laboured, defective oxygenation in the circulation of blood occurs.
-All these conditions cause cyanosis, depression of vital power.
-Great rattling of mucus when very little is expectorated.
-Chest seems full, yet less and less in raised.
-Bronchial tubes overloaded with mucus.
-Rapid, short, difficult breathing, abdominal breathing, seems as if he would suffocate, must sit up to breathe or cough.
Cough followed, by vomiting or sleep.
-Emphysema of the aged.
-Oedema and impending paralysis of lungs.
-Coughing and gasping consecutively.
-Cough excited by eating, with pain chest and larynx < 3 a.m.
-Dyspnoea relieved by eructation, by lying on right side.
-Asphyxia neonatrum, child breathless and pale when born.
-Nursing infants let go the nipple and cry out as if out of breath.
-Child coughs when angry.
-Child bends backward with cough.
-Expectoration thick and white.
-Thirstlessness with all these bronchial troubles with copious discharge of mucus and great rattling in the chest.
-C.V.S.-Palpitation with uncomfortable hot feeling.
-Pulse rapid weak and trembling.
-Back-Violent pain in sacro-lumbar region < lifting.
-Slightest effort to move may cause retching and cold, clammy sweat.
-Sensation of heavy weight at the coccyx, dragging downward all the time.
-Vertebrae seems to rub against each other.
-Extremities-Trembling of whole body.
-Chills and contractures and pain with music.
-Skin-Convulsions when eruptions fail to appear.
-Pustular eruptions, leaving a bluish red mark.
-Warts on glands penis.
KEYNOTES : 1) Extraordinary craving for apple.
2) Great rattling of mucus but very little is expectorated.
3) Coarse rattling, like death rattle.
4) Vomiting in any position except lying on the right side.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : -Through the pneumogastric nerve, it depress the respiration and circulation, causing great accumulation of mucus, great rattling of mucous. Death rattle, but very little is expectorated.
-Nausea, vomiting, coldness, drowsiness, prostration, sweat runs through the whole of this remedy.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : -All complaints are attended with irresistible desire to sleep.
-Nausea, vomiting coldness, drowsiness, prostration, sweat, runs through the whole of this remedy.
-Great accumulation of mucus, very little expectoration.
-Extraordinary craving of apple.
-Tongue thick white pasty, with reddened papillae and red edges and red in streaks.
-Nausea and vomiting in any position except lying on right side.
-Complete absence of thirst with bronchial troubles.
-Violent pain in sacro-lumbar region < lifting, slight effort to move, may cause retching and cold clammy sweat.
-Pustular eruptions like small pox.
CLINICAL : -Bronchitis, Chicken pox, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Congestive heart failure, Cyanosis, Impetigo, Pertussis, Pneumonia, Respiratory infections, Sepsis.
-Ant-t 30X almost a specific for babies who had diarrhoea and also vomited- Dr. Starr.
-Ant-t 30 or 200 almost specific for impetigo-Dr. Foubister.
-Ill-effects of vaccination when Thuja and Silicea are not indicated.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Compare-Aescul, Ammc, Kali-s, Hippoz, Ip, Laur, Lob, Op, Seneg, Stann.
-Children not easily impressed when Ant-t seems indicated in coughs require Hepar.
-Complementary-Bar-c, Ip, Op.
-Antidoted by-Asaf, Chin, Cocc-ind, Con, Merc, Op, Rhus-t, Sep.