Picricum acidum (Pic-ac)

Picric Acid-Trinitrophenol

Generals: Causes degeneration of the spinal cord, with paralysis. Brainfag and sexual excitement. Acts upon the generative organs probably through the lumbar centers of the spinal cord; prostration, weakness and pain of back, pins and needle sensation in extremities. Neurasthenia (Oxalis corniculataOxal-c). Muscular debility. Heavy tired feeling. Myelitis with spasms and prostration. Writer's palsy. Progressive, pernicious anaemia. Uraemia with complete anuria. A one per cent solution applied on lint, is the best application for burns until granulations begin to form. Sallow complexion.

Mind: Lack of will-power; disinclined to work. Cerebral softening. Dementia with prostration, sits still and listless.

Head: Head pains; relieved by bandaging tightly. Occipital pain; worse, slightest mental exertion. Vertigo and noises in ear. Boils within ears and back of neck. After prolonged mental strain, with anxiety and dread of failure at examination. Brain fag.

Eyes: Chronic catarrhal conjunctivitis with copious, thick yellow discharge.

Stomach: Bitter taste. Aversion to food.

Urinary: Scanty; complete anuria. Dribbling micturition. Urine contains much indican, granular cylinders and fatty degenerated epithelium. Inflammation of kidneys with profound weakness, dark, bloody, scanty urine. Nightly urging.

Male: Emissions profuse, followed by great exhaustion, without sensual dreams. Priapism; satyriasis. Hard erections, with pain in testicles and up cord. Prostatic hypertrophy, especially in cases not too far advanced.

Female: Pain in left ovary and leucorrhoea before menstruation. Pruritus vulvae.

Extremities: Burning along spine. Great weakness.} Tired, heavy feeling all over body, especially limbs; worse, exertion.Great weakness. Tired, heavy feeling all over body, especially limbs; worse, exertion]. Feet cold. Cannot get warm. Acute descending paralysis.

Modalities: Worse, least exertion, especially mental, after sleep, wet weather. A summer or hot weather remedy; patient is worse then. Better, from cold air, cold water, tight pressure.

Relations:

Compare: Oxalicum acidumOx-ac, Gelsemium sempervirensGels, PhosphorusPhos, Silicea terraSil, Argentum nitricumArg-n.

Compare: Zincum picricumZinc-pic (facial palsy and paralysis agitans); Ferrum picricumFerr-pic (buzzing in ears, deafness; chronic gout; epistaxis; prostatic troubles); Calcarea picricaCalc-pic (boils in and around ears).

Dose: Sixth potency.