Ammonium bromatum

Natural History.
      Bromide of Ammonium. (NH4 Br.) Solution in distilled water.

Clinical.
      Ciliary neuralgia.
      Corpulency.
      Coryza.
      Cough.
      Epilepsy.
      Kidney. pain in.
      Larynx, catarrh of.
      Nails, biting.
      Ophthalmia, scrofulous.
      Ovaries, affections of.
      Pharyngitis.
      Pterygium.
      Whooping-cough.

Characteristics.
      This salt has been well proved by AM Cushing. The eyes and ovaries are markedly affected.
      In the morning the eyes are red and sore, with mucus in corners (worse left eye).
      There is pain in left ovary, dull, with hard swelling.
      Chronic laryngeal catarrh of speakers.
      A sudden desire to cough-so sudden it causes strangling.
      Sudden short cough when rising in morning, from accumulation of mucus in throat.
      Cough at three AM..
      The mucus of Am-br. is apt to be stringy.
      It is indicated in epilepsy when the aura begins with a fainting or suffocating sensation at epigastrium, rising up both sides of sternum to throat.
      There is an irritable feeling under finger nails, better only by biting them.
      The known conditions are: better warmth, warm drinks, worse in open air, cold air.
      Many symptoms occur on waking, three AM..
      Must walk about for fear of suffocation.

Relations.
      Compare: Kali-br., Arg-n., Caust., Bufo, All-c. (coryza worse in warm room), Lach. (worse after sleep). Cough from accumulation of mucus in throat, Aesc., Atro., Grat., Kreos., Seneg.

Mind.
      Feared he might die (with stomach symptoms).
      Timid, discouraged, lack of self-confidence.
      While misspelled words or numbers.

Head.
      Sensation of band round head pressing hardest just above ears.
      Pain in side of head (left) near eye, as if a nail driven in.
      Right sided headache worse by coughing.

Eyes.
      In evening eyes (especially right) feel large, with constant blur before them.
      Eyes as if sand in them.
      Right eye feels as if bathed in hot water, stringy mucus in it.
      Pterygium.
      Eyes red and sore in morning, with white mucus in corners.
      Lids swollen, droop, difficult and painful to raise, adhere.
      Pains round eyes into head.
      In evening, difficult vision and hemiopia.

Nose.
      Sneezing on moving about in cold room, or on raising arms, thin discharge from right nostril (next day thicker).
      Sneezing on going into warm room, stoppage of nose in warm room.

Mouth.
      Mouth and tongue smart severely as if just burned, morning.
      Must hold mouth open when walking on account of heat in throat and lungs.
      Stringy, tasteless mucus in mouth.
      Tastes food eaten several hours before.

Throat.
      During day filled with white sticky mucus, streaked with blood.
      Throat sore, mottled look.
      Preparing to swallow is painful, the act is not.
      Sensation of hot air passing up throat, right side, through stomach feels cold.
      Fauces and tongue feel scalded.
      Stinging and irritation in fauces with inclination to cough better by sneezing.

Stomach.
      Blending better faint stomach.
      Dyspnea, with distress in upper epigastrium.

Abdomen.
      Sharp twisting pain just above crest of right ilium.

Stool and Anus.
      Sudden urgent desire with loose stool.
      Transient return of old hemorrhoid.

Urinary Organs.
      Feeling over right kidney as if something were pressed hard against it, better by pressure, but leaving a pulling sensation.

Female Sexual Organs.
      An almost continuous cough for hours, better lying down at night, sensation of tickling irritation with heat and burning.
      Sudden desire to cough, coming on so suddenly it strangles one.
      Sudden short cough when rising from bed in morning, from sensation of mucus in throat.
      Tickling in trachea and bronchial tubes, attended by cough and slight scraping in throat while coughing.
      Waked three AM. with cough.

Chest.
      Waked three AM. with pain from sternum to spine, better by changing position.

Heart.
      After fatiguing walk, late in evening, irregular action of heart.

Generalities.
      Malaise and fatigue worse lying down, worse after emission of flatus while urinating.
      Nervous restlessness.
      Pains in legs at intervals, worse after motion.

Fever.
      Chilly feeling in back of chest and nape of neck.