A deep-acting anti-psoric remedy, with marked action in glandular affections, herpetic eruptions, chronic swellings, when patient is extremely sensitive to cold. Sensation of coldness in various parts. Scrofulous ophthalmia. Poisoned wounds, bites, phagedenic ulcers. Malignant disease of the glands of the neck. Cistus has affinity for naso-pharynx; aborts colds that center in posterior nose. Sniffling.
Face.–Itching, burning, and crusts on right zygoma. Lupus, caries; open, bleeding cancer. Tip of nose painful.
Mouth.–Scorbutic swollen gums. Mouth feels cold; putrid, impure breath. Pyorrhea (Merc cor; Caust; Staph; Kreos). Hurts to protrude the tongue.
Ears.–Watery discharge; also fetid pus. Tetter on and around ears, extending to external meatus.
Throat.–Spongy feeling; very dry and cold air passing over parts causes pain. Breath, tongue, and throat feel cold. Uvula and tonsils swollen. A small, dry spot in throat; must sip water frequently. Hawking of mucus. Swelling and suppuration of glands of throat. Head drawn to one side by swellings in neck. Sore throat from inhaling the least cold air. Heat and itching in throat.
Stomach.–Cool feeling in stomach before and after eating. Cool feeling in whole abdomen. Desire for cheese.
Stool.–Diarrhœa from coffee and fruit, thin, yellow, urgent; worse in morning.
Chest.–Coldness in chest. The neck is studded with tumors. Induration of mammæ. Hæmorrhage from lungs.
Extremities.–Sprained pain in wrist. Tips of fingers sensitive to cold. Tetter on hands. Cold feet. Syphilitic ulcers on lower limbs, with hard swelling around. White swelling.
Sleep.–Cannot sleep from coldness in throat.
Female.–Induration and inflammation of mammæ. Sensitive to cold air. Bad smelling leucorrhœa.
Respiratory.–Asthmatic after lying down (trachea feels narrow), preceded by formication.
Skin.–Itching all over. Small, painful pimples; lupus. Glands inflamed and indurated. Mercurio-syphilitic ulcers. Skin of hands hard, thick, dry, fissured; deep cracks. Itching of swollen hands and arms; general itching which presents sleep. Hemicrania.
Modalities.–Worse, slightest exposure to cold air; mental exertion, excitement. Better after eating.
Relationship.–Antidotes: Rhus; Sepia.
Compare: Conium; Carbo; Calc; Arg n.
Dose.–First to thirtieth attenuation. Locally as a wash to arrest fetid discharges.