Naphthalinum (Naphtin)

A chemical compound from Coal-tar; Tar Camphor

(NAPHTHALINE)

Generals: Coryza, hay-fever, phthisis pulmonalis, also gonorrhoea have been influenced favorably by this drug. Pyelonephritis. Irritation of the periphery of the urinary apparatus. Whooping-cough.

Head: Lying as if stupefied by a narcotic. Restless. Face pale yellowish hue.

Eyes: Marked affinity for the eye. It produces detachment of the retina; papillo-retinal infiltration; deposits in patches upon the retina; amblyopia and consecutive amaurosis; sparkling synchisis; soft cataract. Exudation in the retina, choroid and ciliary body. Cataract. Opacity of the cornea.

Urine: Irresistible desire. Meatus red swollen, and oedema of prepuce. Black urine. Cutting pain down penis. Pain in bladder. Terribly offensive odor of decomposing ammoniacal urine.

Respiratory: Sneezing; eyes inflamed; painful; head hot. Hay-fever. Spasmodic asthma; better in open air. Soreness in chest and stomach; must loosen clothing. Dyspnoea and sighing inspiration. Emphysema in the aged with asthma. Whooping-cough, long and continued paroxysms of coughing, unable to get a respiration. Acute laryngo-tracheitis. Bronchitis when the spasmodic element is associated with tenacious expectoration and oppression (Cartier).

Skin: Dermatitis; itching infiltration. Eruptions at corners of mouth and pigmentation around nails. Non-homeopathic Uses-For worms, and especially pin - worms, one-gramme dose. Externally in skin diseases, five per cent ointment.

Relations:

Compare: Drosera rotundifoliaDros, Corallium rubrumCor-r, Coccus cactiCoc-c, Terpini hydrasTerp-h (Whooping-cough, hay asthma and bronchial affections. 1-2 grain doses).

Dose: Third trituration.