Trombidium

Natural History.
      Trombidium muscae domesticae.
      N.O. Acarudea (Class, Arachnida).
      Tincture of the animals.

Clinical.
      Anus, prolapse of.
      Diarrhoea.
      Dysentery.
      Hip-joint, pain in.
      Liver, pain in.
      Nose, catarrh of.
      Sciatica.
      Tibia, pain in.
      Toothache.

Characteristics.
      Tromb. is "a parasite found singly or in groups upon the common house-fly, of a bright red color, nearly circular in shape.
      The alcoholic tincture, a brilliant orange in color, was prepared from specimens, about 115 in number, collected in Frankfort, Philadelphia, in September, 1864.
      The provings, under the supervision of Hering, were made by Harvey, Head, J.F.R., and Bancroft, the potencies used 3x, 6x, 9, 18.
      and 30" (Hering, Guiding Symptoms).
      The grand keynote of Tromb. is "worse by eating or drinking." The symptom may be in the nose, teeth, or tonsils, this modality is characteristic.
      On this indication I have cured some of the worst cases of diarrhoea, and also intestinal pains coming on when the patient eat or drinks.
      I have used a 10M preparation of Fincke’s given me by Skinner. A comprehensive keynote in diarrhoea and dysentery is: "Much pain before and after stool, stool only after eating." Tromb. has cured dysentery with brown, thin, bloody stools and tenesmus.
      Congested liver with urgent, loose stools on rising from bed, during stool, sharp pain in left side, shooting downward." Skin symptoms were prominent, especially itching of scalp and in whiskers.
      Fainting on rising up.
      Restlessness, inability to keep quiet.
      Peculiar Sensations are: As if there were no weight in ear, lightness.
      As from incarcerated flatus in abdomen.
      As if excoriated after tenesmus.
      As if everything were coming out of anus.
      As if hot air blowing over lower abdomen and thigh.
      As if abdomen needed support.
      As if three toes on left foot would be twisted off.
      As if her breath were leaving her.
      The symptoms are: worse By touch (pain in liver).
      worse By pressure (pain in abdomen).
      Lying down: worse toothache, prevents fainting.
      Swallowing, or blowing nose causes shooting in right ear.
      Worse shaking head.
      Reading aloud causes toothache.
      Rising up causes fainting.
      Walking worse pain in head, causes pain in hip-joint (which is, however, better after a few steps).
      worse Moving. Warm drink better toothache.
      Open air better coryza.
      Cold air worse toothache.
      Cold bath worse pain in abdomen.
      Worse eating or drinking.
      Worse after stool.

Relations.
      Antidoted by: Staph. (toothache), Merc-c. (diarrhoea),
      Compare: Rheumatism, Ledm. Diarrhoea, Sulph. Worse blowing nose.
      Culex, Thuja. Stitches up anus, Ign., Nit-ac., Sul-ac., with prolapse, Podo.

Mind.
      Talkative during day, disposed to be contrary, constant disposition to gape.
      Inability to collect ideas, absence of ideas, loss of memory.

Head.
      Oppressive headache.
      Dullness of head in forenoon.
      Congestion of head in evening, with red face and ears.
      Lightness of head.
      Dizziness, on every attempt to rise from bed, with faintness.
      Head heavy, sometimes sharp pains in temples, extending over forehead, at 9.30 PM, worse left side.
      Pain: in left mastoid process on waking at seven AM, in left side of head at ten PM, near right parietal eminence at 11.
      AM, worse shaking head and walking.
      Shooting: above right temple at three PM, near right parietal eminence at eleven AM
      Intolerable itching at seven AM, worse vertex and occiput.

Eyes.
      Redness of internal part of conjunctiva, similar to a pterygium.
      Lachrymation in open air.
      Itching at right inner canthus at nine PM

Ears.
      Shooting: in ears in afternoon, worse r., frequently in right during day and evening, in right in forenoon, worse swallowing or blowing nose.
      Itching in ears after rising.
      Burning in both pinnae, especially left

Nose.
      Nose obstructed on rising.
      Fluent coryza in open air and on eating.
      Mucus discharge from nose, worse during dinner.
      Dryness of nose in evening, with scabs.
      Nose-bleed in morning, afternoon.

Teeth.
      Aching in left decayed tooth: on waking at seven AM, renewed by breakfast, lasting till noon, in evening, in evening from reading aloud, preventing sleep almost all night, lasting next day, worse lying down, eating, talking, and cold air, better warm drinks, better Staph.

Mouth.
      Tongue coated white.

Throat.
      Throat sore on right side.

Appetite.
      Appetite lost.

Stomach.
      Eructations after meals, tasting of ingesta.
      (Vomiting after breakfast, thought it was from drinking coffee.)
      Griping in pit of stomach, worse after dinner.

Abdomen.
      Flatulent distension, at ten PM, at eleven PM, causing pain.
      Shooting beginning in left hypochondrium.
      Griping on rising, obliging stool, which was brown and diarrhoeic and which better the pain until after breakfast, when it returned with greater violence and induced a second stool, with tenesmus causing prolapsus, then burning about anus, sudden griping at left, 3 PM, worse left side, which induced a stool, the stool passed quickly, then tenesmus and prolapsus, then pain as if excoriated, stool better pain only temporarily, as it returned with such violence as to force sweat from all parts, abated gradually, worse by dinner, causing another stool of soft, brown feces mixed with mucus, then tenesmus, prolapsus, weakness, especially in knees.
      Pain in morning, with urging to stool.
      Pain at three PM, better diarrhoea, on eating, with desire for stool, worse pressure.
      Darting pain, at ten AM, worse above right hip.
      Pain as from incarcerated flatus at three PM, sore, waking about five AM, with urging to stool.
      Heavy pain in forenoon, worse drinking cold water and eating dinner, the same pain next day, worse by pressure.
      Pain in hepatic region just under ends of floating ribs, in forenoon, sore to pressure, sore in evening, with sensitiveness to touch.
      Darting pain in liver at ten PM

Stool and Anus.
      Constipation after pappy stool.
      Diarrhoea, with straining and expulsion of flatus.
      Diarrhoea at five AM, during day several small, loose stools, always preceded by sore pain in intestines, with the stool tenesmus and shivering along the back, on following days several stools daily, mostly small, consisting of mucus with tenesmus, (Better by Merc. corr.)
      Before stool: pain in left side of abdomen, with sweat, griping pains, sore pain in intestines.
      During stool: pain in abdomen continues, tenesmus, chills on back, much urging.
      After stool: tenesmus, prolapsus ani, burning in anus, great debility, weakness in knees, colic temporarily better but soon returns.
      Light-brown diarrhoea at ten AM and two PM, preceded and followed by pain in abdomen, straining with the second stool.
      Stitches upward along left side of anus.

Respiratory Organs.
      Hoarseness.
      Hacking cough from irritation in throat.

Chest.
      Cutting to right of lower part of sternum at seven AM
      Sharp pain in lower part of chest at seven AM
      Throbbing all over chest from 9 till eleven AM

Heart and Pulse.
      Shooting in region of heart at 7.30 AM
      Pain in region of heart at four PM, worse by a long breath.
      Darting rheumatic pain in heart region.
      Pulse 100 and full at nine AM
      Intermittent pulse.

Limbs.
      Shooting: in different joints during day, in joints in afternoon and evening, left heel and wrist, in phalangeal joints of third finger and in left knee in forenoon.

Upper Limbs.
      Heaviness.
      Shoulder: shooting in right joint at two PM, shocks in left joint in afternoon and next forenoon, pain in left, rheumatic pain in left
      Forenoon, intermittent pain in left at eleven PM, then shooting.
      Shooting: in a spot on inner side of dorsum of wrist at four PM, in right wrist at noon, intermittent at first, in phalangeal joints of second left finger at 8.30 AM, in palmar surface of ungual phalanx of right thumb, intermittent in finger-joints, elbows, and wrists in forenoon.

Lower Limbs.
      Pain in left hip-joint on rising from a seat and beginning to walk, causing limping, usually better after taking a few steps.
      Thighs: tearing in lower part of left at 2.30 PM, flying, sharp pains in left at nine AM
      Knee: rheumatic pain in left, intermittent pain in right at nine AM
      Boring in right tibia in forenoon.
      Pain in inner part of left ankle at twelve PM, worse bearing weight on it.
      Tearing in left tarsus at left PM
      Shooting: in right ankle at three PM, in left tarsus at six PM, in outer side of right metatarsus at three PM, in inner side of left heel.

Generalities.
      Rheumatic pains in left shoulder, arm, knee, and region of heart.
      Inability to keep quiet.
      Weakness.
      Felt better in evening, better in open air.

Skin.
      Pimples on nape in evening.
      Itching: in spots on chin and among whiskers, in evening, and about neck.

Sleep.
      Constant inclination to gape through day, in afternoon.
      Sleepiness.
      Restless sleep.
      Wakefulness after four AM, with restlessness.
      Lewd dreams.

Fever.
      Chilliness at night, worse morning on waking.
      Fever in afternoon, with pulsation in arteries of head and aching on occiput and small of back.
      Burning in pinnae of ears in evening, worse r.