BENZOICUM ACID [Benz-ac]
Concentrated, offensive, brown urine with sediments
COMMON NAME : Gum Benzoicum
SOURCE : Obtained by sublimation from GUM BENZOIN or artificially from several aromatic hydrocarbons.
A/F : - Gouty, Rheumatic diathesis engrafted on a gonorrhoeal or syphilitic patient.
MODALITIES : < Open air > Heat < Cold > Profuse urination.
< Changing weather > Discharging sediments in urine < Motion < Uncovering
MIND : -Prone to dwell on unpleasant things in past.
-Omits words in writing.
-Child cross, wants to be held in the arms, will not be laid down.
-Shudders if he sees anyone deformed, fear following hurry.
-Anxiety while sitting.
-Delusion, hears confused voices < swallowing or walking in open air.
-Dwells on past disagreeable occurrences.
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -A remedy for uric acid diathesis. Patient gives out a strong urinous odour.
-Pains suddenly change their location but are mostly felt in the region of heart or they alternate with urinary symptoms.
-Changing alternating and metastating symptoms of gout.
-Heart condition alternates or results from suppressed rheumatism.
-Symptoms appear left side first and then on the right side.
-Urine is highly coloured, very offensive with gouty symptoms.
-Concomittant to any disease condition is, highly intensified odour of urine. Smells like horses urine.
-Urination profuse and scanty alternately.
-Nocturnal enuresis of delicate children.
-Renal or urinary bladder calculi.
-Prostatic enlargement of old men with dribbling of urine, strong characteristic odour of urine, excess of uric acid.
-Pains tearing, stitching in a large joints of big toe. Redness and swelling of joints. Gout, worse at night.
-Neuralgias worse from suppression of urinary deposits.
-Ganglion of wrist and Bunions of great toe.
-Tongue spongy on surface with deep cracks and spreading ulcers in gouty persons.
-Diarrhoea of children- white, very offensive, exhausting, liquid stools, running right through the diaper, urine offensive and of a deep red colour.
-Cough with expectoration of green mucus. Throat symptoms > eating Sensation of lump in the throat.
KEYNOTES : -Urine dark, brown, with highly intensified urinous odour or odour of horses urine.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : -Urine strong smelling, offensive, profuse. All symptoms >profuse urination.
-Complaints left sided going to right side, usually pains stitching, tearing, change the locality suddenly.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : -Uric acid diathesis.
-Urine high coloured and very offensive with gouty symptom.
-Pains alternate with heart symptoms, painful gouty nodes.
CLINICAL : -Contractures, Gout, Rheumatic heart disease, Rheumatism, Uric acid diathesis, Urinary calculi.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Compare-Berb, Colch, Led, Nit-ac.
-Follows well after -Colchicum in gout -Copaiva in gonorrhoea.
-Kali-nit in enuresis when it fails.