Nitri spiritus dulcis (Nit-s-d)

Sweet Spirits of Nitre

Generals: Sensorial apathy in low fevers when there is stupor, difficulty of arousing patient, is met by this remedy. Dry skin, nausea, flatulence. Salty taste. Ill-effects of salt (halophagia) (Arsenicum albumArs; PhosphorusPhos). Catching cold in stormy weather. Acute nephritis following Scarlet fever. Dropsy. Is an excellent diuretic.

Face: Prosopalgia, with photophobia. Burning in cheeks, and vomiting, followed by lassitude. Boring in facial bones; in angles of lower jaw. Very sensitive to cold.

Respiratory: Very rapid breathing by going only a short walk. Painful constriction beneath sternum.

Modalities: Worse, from mental disturbance, during winter and spring.

Relations: Increases the action of Digitalis.

Compare: Phosphoricum acidumPhos-ac, Lycopodium clavatumLyc.

Dose: A few drops of the pure spirits in water every two or three hours.