This remedy corresponds to passive, painless, dark, offensive haemorrhages
in thin scrawny women with formication and tingling in the limbs
, surface of body cold and desire to be uncovered. It is characterized
by slow oozing, dark, thin and persistent and worse from motion.
Carbo vegetabilis has continuous passive haemorrhages; the skin
is cold and bluish, pulse rapid and weak; the patient wants to be
fanned, burning pains across sacrum and lower spine; persistent
nosebleed with sunken face. Death seems near and its close proximity
indicates Carbo. Arsenicum. Persistent haemorrhages of low types,
burning pains and irritability, a very useful remedy in habitual
epistaxis, also China. Lachesis. Epistaxis at the menopause.
There is no better remedy in active and passive haemorrhages than
Trillium. Drs. Hale and Burt believes that it excels Sabina, Secale
and Hamamelis. Cartier advises its use in nosebleed. It is especially
suitable for bright red or dark and clotted flow in women who flow
after every labor. There is a faint feeling at the epigastrium,
coldness of the extremities and feeble pulse. Acute haemorrhages,
haemorrhages from fibroids or after violent exertions. The tincture
on cotton applied to the part is most useful to arrest bleeding
from the teeth, or for epistaxis, especially epistaxis in growing
children. The characteristic in uterine haemorrhages is a sensations
as if the thighs would separate, relieved by a tight bandage around
the body. Cinnamomum. Haemorrhages from slight causes, as from a
misstep, coming on suddenly, profuse and of a bright red color.
Bright red clotted flow, worse from motion, is characteristic of
Sabina, with pains extending from the pubes to the sacrum and down
the thighs. It is especially useful in protracted uterine haemorrhages
and after abortion or parturition. These are painful labor-like
drawing pains in the abdomen. Erigeron is similar, but associated
with irritation of the bladder and rectum, the flow comes in fits
and starts, a sudden gush, then a stop; a lumpy dark flow. Some
physicians consider Erigeron almost specific in all forms of haemorrhage.
Exhausting attacks of haemorrhages at the menopause are often checked
by Erigeron. After miscarriage it is also of great use, here the
haemorrhages is bright red in color. Crocus corresponds to a passive
congestion and suits especially nervous hysterical women. The haemorrhages
are of dark, tenacious, black, tar-like blood, worse from any motion,
and especially profuse.
One of our best remedies in the haemorrhages of incipient phthisis,
and here Bayes recommends the 1 to 3 dilution; the blood is bright
red from any part, and is accompanied by nausea. Haematemesis. The
surface of body may be cold and covered with cold sweat. Acalypha
Indica. According to Dr. Arthur Clifton, of England, no remedy equals
Acalypha in haempotysis; it comes with a gush after a fit of dry
coughing; the breathing is hurried, and the blood is bright.Sanguinaria.
Metrorrhagia at climaxis, bright red, clotted offensive flow. Vinca
minor is also a useful remedy in post climacteric haemorrhages.
Dr.Dyce Brown considers Hamamelis one of the best remedies for uterine
haemorrhages generally, and clinical experience has abundantly verified
its use, not only here, but in haemorrhages from any parts of the
body, especially from the lungs, where it is of great value. It
corresponds best to a passive venous haemorrhage, being here certainly
one of our most efficacious remedies. It is useful in epistaxis,
with tension and pressure in the glabella. The blood is usually
dark. Pulsatilla. Passive epistaxis and epistaxis substituting the
menses. Mercurius. Nosebleed; blood coagulates, dark, clotted, and
profuse. Arnica. Besides its use in traumatic haemorrhages it is
very useful in nosebleed of growing children.
Farrington says one can hardly do without Cinchona in haemorrhages.
The blood is dark and clotted from any orifice of the body; the
flow is profuse , so profuse as to exsanguinate and cause fainting
and ringing in the ears; and a characteristic is that the patient
wants to be fanned. It is especially useful in ante-and post-partum
haemorrhages. Ferrum metallicum suits anaemic, prostrated patients,
but the haemorrhages is bright red mixed with coagula, and gushing
. It thus stands between Cinchona and Ipecac. With Ferrum there
is much flushing of the face.
Acute haemorrhages call for Aconite when there is anxiety and fever,
and a profuse bright red flow. Millefolium has the same bright red
flow, but no anxiety or fever, and this remedy is most useful in
active haemorrhages from the nose, lungs, or bowels of mechanical
origin; epistaxis. It is a more active haemorrhage than that requiring
Hamamelis. It also corresponds to haemorrhages in typhoid fever
with tympanitis. Cactus. Haemorrhages with strong throbbing of the
heart. Ledum and Opium. Haemorrhages of drunkards; red, foamy blood.
Ivins mentions Bryonia as almost specific in passive epistaxis of
Bovista produces a relaxation of the entire capillary system which,
of course, favors haemorrhage. It is, therefore, useful in epistaxis,
and in uterine haemorrhage when the uterus is engorged ; it flows
between the menstrual periods from any little over-exertion. Farrington
gives as characteristic that the flow occurs chiefly or only at
night or early in the morning. The surface of the body is puffy.
Ustilago is another haemorrhagic remedy; the flow is bright red,
partly fluid and partly clotted ; slight manipulations, such as
a digital examination, cause the haemorrhage. The 6th potency is
recommended. Thlaspi bursa pastoris has been successfully used in
uterine haemorrhages. Mitchella. Uterine haemorrhages of bright
red blood accompanied by dysuria. Platinum has dark painless haemorrhages;
clots hard and dark, mixed with fluid blood, passing away in a thick
tarry mass. It may be accompanied by a sensation as if the body
were growing larger. Painful sensitiveness and constant pressure
in the mons veneris and genital organs.