The first prover was the much-slandered Nenning, whose masterly provings, comprising 448 symptoms, were published by Hartlaub in his Annalen, in 1833. Hahnemann added his own symptoms (84) in the second edition of the Chronic Diseases, and a valuable proving of Rummel, consisting of 23 symptoms, and condensed Nenning's 448 to 290, without thereby occasioning a loss. The symptoms from a poisoning by the fumes belong to Amm. causticum.
Neither unconsciousness nor delirium; no apoplexy.
Desire to cry, and at times crying.
Disinclination to speak.
Involuntary aversion to certain persons.
Melancholy and anxious, as if laboring under some grief or sorrow.
Apprehensive and gloomy, like from internal grief.
Fretfullness; irritability, mostly mornings.
Mood irritable, malicious.
Consequences of grief.
Dull heavy pains with vertigo and pallor. ~ Prevailing fever.
Congestive headache with flushed face and enlarged veins. ~ Prevailing fever.
Heaviness in forehead, frequently during day (internal sensation of heat and some sweat).
Pressure in forehead, towards root of nose, with sensation as if brain was torn; agg. after rising.
Tearing mostly in right temple, through right side of face.
Stitches in left temple and side of head, and when stooping, in vertex, with sensation as if head would split.
Contractive pain in occiput as though screwed in, extending to side of head.
Rheumatic, tearing pains in head, temple and occiput.
Rheumatic pains in head so severe as to cause nausea, burning of ears and deafness.
Mist before eyes, agg. in bright light, outdoors; amel. better in room.
Sensation in left eye as if a body arose which impeded sight.
Yellow spots before eyes.
Optical illusions in dark colors.
Flying spots and points before eyes.
Burning of eyes at twilight; ceases after lighting lamp.
Eyes gum together in morning, with burning in canthi after washing.
Eyes dim, glassy, watery.
(OBS:) Yellow eyes.
Humming and roaring in right ear.
Hard hearing, with discharge.
Itching in both ears, not relieved by scratching, with discharge of fluid earwax.
Stitches in ears, also with boring or burning, mostly when walking in open air.
Digging and tearing in right ear, also at night; when lying thereon, a rooting and rolling, as if something would come out.
Right ear affected for years; it commences in throat and he cannot talk right; it is as if ear and throat were connected.
Loss of smell, with coryza and stoppage of the nose.
Nose sore internally and at edges of nostrils. ~ Scarlatina.
Ulcerative pain in left nostril, with sensitiveness to touch.
External swelling of left nostril, with discharge of bloody crusts.
Bleeding from left nostril, preceded by itching.
Constant itching in nose, with irritation to blow it, and sensation as of a large rough body up in the nose, with obstruction.
Coryza, with stoppage of nose, hoarseness and burning in larynx.
Watery, acrid coryza, corroding the lip.
Frequent sneezing; roused her from sleep, with crawling in throat making her cough.
Coryza in children, with bluish discharge.
Coryza with stoppage, great soreness and tenderness of nose, and loss of smell.
The nose either more dry than natural, or a watery discharge and obstruction. ~ Prevailing fever.
Very pale face.
Burning heat of face, passes off in open air.
Tearing in bones of face, especially in malar and lower maxilla.
Swelling of cheek, with swelling of a gland under angle of lower jaw, with beating, stitching pain.
Eruption on face which burns; he cannot sleep without cold applications.
Mouth and lips sore and excoriated. ~ Prevailing fever.
Lips burn like fire.
Corners of mouth ulcerated.
(OBS:) Dry, shrivelled, cracked lips, must moisten them with tongue continually.
Pimples, blisters, on upper lip.
Tensive pain in articulations of jaw when chewing or opening mouth.
Submaxillary glands swollen; pulsating pains.
Throat full and sore with increase of glairy mucus, and difficult swallowing. ~ Prevailing fever.
Dryness in throat.
Stitches in throat during and between deglutition, also when yawning.
External and internal swelling of throat, with pressing pain when swallowing, and with drawing, stitching pain in swollen submaxillary glands.
Sore throat, with viscid phlegm; so tough that it cannot be hawked up.
Tonsils throb, but are not swollen, with uneasiness and oppressive anxiety.
Throbbing in glands of neck, which, however, are not swollen; with flushes of heat and want of air in throat.
After eating, beating in breast near esophagus, with heat of face and restless mood; agg. on an empty stomach, but also nearly always after eating; must often eat a little, but not enough to satisfy hunger.
Sore spot behind soft palate, which is relieved or passes away for a short time by eating.
Eating and drinking cold things aggravate cough.
After dinner: sudden prostration when walking in open air.
Hiccough, with stitches in chest.
Eructations: empty; bitter; tasting of food.
Nausea: with waterbrash, after eating, with shudderings.
Regurgitation: of food; of bitter, sour water.
Frequent vomiting. ~ Prevailing fever.
Stomach too apt to be overloaded, feels lame and sore, sometimes flatulent. ~ Prevailing fever.
Empty or hungry feeling in stomach.
Sensation as from fasting, yet fullness in stomach; agg. after breakfast.
Rooting and rolling in stomach, in morning; passes off after breakfast.
Gnawing in stomach, as if worms were in it.
Burning and itching in scrobiculum, from thence drawing to right axilla, and into upper arm.
Empty sensation in stomach, but she cannot make up her mind to eat anything.
Intermittent pains in both hypochondria.
Stitching and burning in right hypochondrium, afternoons, when walking.
Splenic stitches, while sitting; also in morning on awaking, with difficulty of breathing, obliging him to rise.
(OBS:) Liver complaint. Gallstones.
Abdomen full and distended, sometimes severe pains. ~ Prevailing fever.
Bellyache, griping pains about navel.
Heaviness in lower abdomen, as from a load, with anxiety as if abdomen would burst; ceases after sleep.
Distension of abdomen, without accumulation of wind.
Stitches in abdomen, above left hip.
Pain from right side of pubes, to hip and small of back.
Cutting and stitches from both ossa pubium to small of back, with urging to urinate, evenings.
Stitches in right groin, coming out behind hip, when sitting.
Groins feel sore and as if swollen. ~ Uterine displacement.
Tearing and tensive pain in groin when walking.
Pain as if sprained in left abdomen.
Pain as from a sprain in left groin. ~ During pregnancy.
Pain in abdomen and back with menses. ~ Prolapsus uteri.
Excessive amount of fat in abdomen: lax and hanging.
The various affections of bowels are accompanied by flatus. ~ Prevailing fever.
Soreness up along rectum, when sitting.
Itching soreness of rectum, several pustules being formed at side of it; often with diarrhea.
Much burning and smarting in rectum during and for hours after stool.
Stitching or tearing pain in perineum, when walking. ~ Pregnancy.
Green, slimy, diarrheic stools, in morning.
Color of stools varies; white and undigested, or green and watery, or green slimy, or yellow and bloody watery and slimy. ~ Prevailing fever.
Diarrhea after eating, with pain in abdomen, back, small of back and limbs.
Hard, crumbling stools, requiring great effort in their expulsion.
Obstinate and extreme constipation.
Watery stools copious, other kinds scanty, though often repeated. ~ Prevailing fever.
Stool hard, crumbling, scanty.
Stools like scrapings of meat or copious, consisting of coagulated blood. ~ Prevailing fever.
Discharge of blood during stool.
Hard stool covered with mucus.
Glassy, tough mucus in stool.
Hemorrhoidal trouble with burning and stinging in rectum.
Hemorrhoids sore and smarting. ~ After suppressed leucorrhea.
(OBS:) Constipation changing with diarrhea.
Constant tenesmus vesical; agg. 4 A. M.
Frequent urging, with frequent urination.
Urging, yet only a few drops pass, until next stool, when it flows freely.
Profuse and frequent discharge during night.
Sediment like clay.
Copious urine smells strongly ammoniacal; sometimes mouldy or musty.
Neuralgic pains in ovaries.
Hypertrophy of uterus.
Uterus displaced, with soreness in groins as if swollen; crumbling stools; profuse menses.
Menses too early, with pain in abdomen and small of back, continuing at night; flow more profuse at night. ~ Prolapsus uteri.
Menses black, clotted.
During menses: diarrhea and vomiting; bloody discharge from bowels; neuralgic pains in feet.
Violent metrorrhagia; delicate, small-built woman, aet 47.
Leucorrhea preceded by pain around navel.
Leucorrhea: with tension of abdomen, without collection of wind; like white of egg, preceded by griping about navel; brown, slimy, after every urination.
Voice husky. ~ Prevailing fever.
Hoarseness, with burning in larynx, afternoon; could scarcely speak.
Frequent hawking, with expectoration of small lumps of mucus, with sensation of rawness in throat, back of uvula.
Every branch of bronchial tubes affected to end. ~ Prevailing fever.
Constant hawking, groaning and crowing from a tickling in throat, with raising much mucus.
Many groups of symptoms are accompanied by cough.
Daily recurring, dry, rapid, suffocating cough, with inability to utter a single word during the paroxysms, attacks beginning at 6 P. M.; no sputa, but much water in mouth.
Could deep and violent, attended by tolerably free expectoration. ~ Prevailing fever.
Cough: dry, from tickling in throat; night or day; dry in morning, with stitches in chest or left hypochondrium; becomes loose in afternoon; loose at night, with stitches in left hypochondrium, lying on back; agg. when turning on side; agg. before eating or drinking cold things.
Expectoration of blood, following an itching in throat.
Heaviness on chest nights in bed, which awakes him, with restlessness; awoke again at 3 A. M.
Heaviness so great when walking she cannot breathe, must stand still.
Pressure, heaviness and stitches in chest, as if a morsel of food had lodged there.
Painful tension below right breast.
Bruised pain in lower right chest.
Lungs sore and paralytic. ~ Prevailing fever.
Burning at small spots in chest.
Beating, like a pulse, at a small spot in left chest, only when standing, mornings.
In pulmonary affections, coldness between the scapulae.
Stiff neck, with pain from nape to between shoulders, when turning.
Tearing pains in sides of neck, alternating with tearing in cheek.
(OBS:) A fatty swelling on neck, extending from ear to ear.
Small, painful, nonsuppurating tubercles on right scapula.
Bruised and sprained pain between scapulae.
Stitches in left scapula.
Pinching in muscles of right scapula.
Coldness in back and between shoulders, not relieved by feather or wool covering, followed by itching. ~ Pulmonary affections.
Backache, especially at night.
Pain in small of back, as if bruised or crushed, during rest or motion, also at night, in bed; could neither lie on back nor side.
Stiffness in small of back.
Severe pain in lumbo-sacral region. ~ Prevailing fever.
Swelling of axillary glands.
Rheumatic pain, first in right, then in left shoulder joint.
Tearing in left arm, as if in tendons, to fingers; ceases from strong motion.
Small, painful, nonsuppurating tubercles on right scapula.
Stitches in right scapula when inspiring.
Blisters on right scapula, tensive and burning; scurf forms.
Right arm heavy and feels rigid.
Drawing and tearing, from right elbow to fingers.
Itching on inside of forearm, with eruption in bend of elbow.
(OBS:) Fatty swelling on left shoulder, extending into axilla.
Right forearm heavy and as if “asleep.”
Tearing in left wrist, with swelling of back of hand.
Small blisters on wrist itching, then burning when scratched.
Pulsation in a finger like that from panaritium.
Stitches and painful beating under nail of left thumb.
Skin peels off between thumb and forefinger of both hands.
Languor and weakness of lower limbs, with dizziness.
Pain in left hip, as if tendons were too short, must limp when walking; when sitting, gnawing pain in bone.
Tearing pain in front part of thighs, when sitting.
Drawing tension in legs when sitting or lying.
Restored mobility in knee, which had been swollen and stiff (child).
Stitches in knee joint, evening, when sitting.
Hamstrings painful when walking, as if too short.
Cramplike contraction in lower part of left leg.
(OBS:) Large buttocks.
Violent tearing and stitches, with ulcerative pain in heels; at times relieves by rubbing; occurs also at night, in bed.
Feet feel as if “asleep.”
Cold feet, especially in evening in bed.
Itching in sole of right foot: evenings.
Stitching in toes, coming slowly and going slowly.
Offensive sweat of feet.
Has to walk crooked. ~ Uterine displacement.
Cannot walk erect, on account of a pain as from a sprain in groins.
During rest: backache.
Lying: drawing tension in legs; chilly in evening.
Lying on ear: sensation as if something would come out.
Lying on back: loose cough at night with stitches in left hypochondrium.
Cannot lie on back or side: with backache.
Walking: stitches in ears in open air; stitching and burning in right hypochondrium; tearing and tension in groin; stitching and tearing in perineum; heaviness of chest in open air; heaviness on chest very great; must limp from pain in left hip; hamstrings seem too short; sudden prostration.
Motion: backache; increases sweat; pains in limbs better.
From exertion: heat and puffiness of face.
After rising: pressure in forehead.
Must rise: with stitches in spleen.
Stooping: stitches in head and splitting sensation; asthma.
Turning: pain from stiff neck to between shoulders.
Turning from back to side: cough with stitches in left hypochondrium worse.
Sitting: stitches in spleen; stitches in right groin; soreness up rectum; gnawing in left hip bone; tearing in front of thighs; drawing tension in legs; stitches in knee.
Moving arms: asthma.
Must stand still: from heaviness on chest.
Standing: beating like pulse in left chest.
Languor during day, with laziness.
Constant yawning without sleepiness, mornings.
Sleepiness early in evening, eyelids fall shut; amel. after candlelight.
Cannot fall asleep before midnight, on account of cold feet.
Heat in head prevents sleep before midnight.
Restless sleep, and waking after midnight.
Anxious, fearful dreams, starts out of sleep.
Dreams: of falling into water; of sickness; lascivious.
Wakes at 2 A. M. from violent cutting in abdomen.
Wakes at night: from sneezing, with tickling in throat, causing cough; pain in small of back.
Generally agg. after getting out of bed.
Worse after rising in morning.
Night: digging and tearing in right ear; frequent and profuse urination; menstrual flow most profuse; cough loose; heaviness in chest; backache; tearing in heels, in bed; cold feet in bed; restless sleep, awakes frequently; chill from uncovering; sweating, most copious after midnight.
At 2 A. M.: awakened by cutting in abdomen.
At 3 A. M.: awakened with heaviness in chest.
At 4 A. M.: tenesmus vesical worse.
Early morning: sweating most copious.
Morning: irritability; heaviness of forehead after rising; eyes agglutinated; stitches in spleen; green diarrheic stools; cough dry; beating in left chest; great weakness; constant yawning and sleepiness; bruised pain all over after rising.
Night and day: dry cough; sweat.
All day: heaviness of forehead; languor and laziness.
Afternoon: burning and stitching in right hypochondrium; hoarseness and burning in larynx; cough loose.
Twilight: burning of eyes.
At 6 P. M.: attacks of cough begin daily.
Evening: has most thirst; cutting and stitching in ossa pubium to back; stitches in knee when sitting; itching in sole of right foot; sleepy early; chilliness; itching in various parts.
Midnight: cannot fall asleep till then from cold feet and heat in head.
A warm bath relieves.
Warm covering: does not relieve coldness in back.
Out-doors: mist before eyes worse.
Open air: stitches in ears when walking; heat of face passes off; heaviness of chest when walking; sudden prostration when walking.
In room: mist before eyes amel.; heat and puffiness of face when warm.
In bed: tearing in heels; cold feet; itching in various parts becomes better.
Uncovering: chilly at night.
After washing: burning in canthi.
Chilliness evenings, after lying down, and as often as she awakens; without thirst.
Chill, with external coldness in evening and from uncovering at night.
Chill running up back.
Chill alternating every half hour, with heat.
Chill and heat, ending with copious sweat; seventh day of typhoid.
Heat with red, puffed-up face, particularly in warm room, and after bodily exertion.
Thirst with heat.
Flushes of heat in frequent attacks, ending each time with sweat, which is most profuse in face, palms of hands, and soles of feet.
Sweat day and night, following heat.
Profuse night-sweat over whole body, most copious after midnight and early in morning in bed.
Sweat without thirst.
Sweat increased by every motion.
Sweat on lower part of body.
Stitching pain in toes, comes slowly and goes slowly.
Septimani: chill and fever followed by profuse sweat every seventh day.
Daily: cough beginning at 6 P. M.
Chills alternating with heat every half hour.
Seventh day of typhus; chill and heat ending with copious sweat.
Flushes of heat ending with sweat in frequent attacks.
Tearing and jerking through all limbs change locality often.
Tearing and jerking through all limbs change locality often.
Right: tearing in temple and side of face; itching pimples side of occiput; humming and roaring in ear; digging and tearing in ear; ear affected for years; burning and stitching in axilla, and in hypochondrium; pain from side of pubes to back; stitches in groin; painful tension below breast; bruised pain in lower chest; small tubercles, blisters, scurf on scapula; pinching in muscles of scapula; stitches in scapula when inspiring; arm heavy and rigid; tearing from elbow to fingers.
Left: stitches in temple and side of head; ulcerative pain in nostril; external swelling of nostril; bleeding from nostril; swelling of gums side of lower jaw; stitches in abdomen above hip; pain as if sprained in side of abdomen and groin; stitches and beating in spermatic cord; stitches in chest and hypochondrium with cough; beating at a small spot in chest; soreness in chest; red spots on chest; stitches in scapula; tearing in arm; tearing in wrist; stitching and beating under thumb-nail; pain in hip; contraction in lower part of leg.
Right and left: rheumatic pain in shoulder joint.
Diagonally: burning and stitching from scrobiculum to right axilla.
Before backward: stitches in abdomen and groin.
Tearing from heart to left forearm.
As if brain was torn; as if head was split; as if occiput was screwed in; as if a body arose in left eye which impeded sight; as if ear and throat were connected; as from a load in lower abdomen; as if abdomen would burst; swollen feeling in groins; as if a morsel of food had lodged in throat; blood seems to be in constant ebullition; a running sensation between skin and muscles.
Dull heavy pains: in head, with vertigo and pallor.
Pain: from right side of pubes to hip and small of back; in lumbo-sacral region; in left hip as if tendons were too short; in abdomen and back, with menses.
Stitches: in left temple and side of head; in vertex when stooping; in ears; in submaxillary gland; in upper incisors; to left temple, from swollen gums; in throat; in chest with hiccough or cough; in scrobiculum; in hypochondria; in spleen; in abdomen above left hip; from pubes to small of back; in right groin, coming out behind hip; in perineum; in left spermatic cord; in left scapula; in right scapula when inspiring; under left thumbnail; in knee-joint; and tearing in heels; in toes.
Stinging: in rectum.
Cutting: from ossa pubium to small of back.
Tearing pain: in right temple and through right side of face; in temples and occiput; in head, causing nausea; in right ear; in bones of face; in groin; in perineum; from cardiac region into left arm; in side of neck, alternating with tearing in cheek; in left arm to fingers; and drawing from right elbow to fingers; in left wrist; in front part of thighs; and stitches in heels; through limbs.
Burning: of eyes; in canthi; of ears; in larynx; heat of face; eruption on face; of lips; in blister on tip of tongue; in scrobiculum; in right hypochondrium; in rectum; at small spots in chest; red spots on left chest; in blisters on right scapula; in small blisters on wrist.
Smarting: in rectum.
Rawness: in throat, back of uvula.
Soreness: and tenderness of nose; of nose and nostrils; of mouth and lips; in throat; in a spot behind soft palate; in stomach; in groins; in rectum; itching in rectum; in lungs; in left chest.
Pressure: in forehead towards root of nose; in throat when swallowing; and stitches in chest.
Bruised pain: in lower right chest; between scapulae; in small of back; in whole body in morning after rising.
Tensive pain: in articulations of jaw; in groin; below right breast; in blisters on right scapula; and drawing in legs.
Ulcerative pain: in left nostril; in heels.
Gnawing: in stomach; in left hip bone.
Boring and digging: in ears.
Pinching: in muscles of right scapula.
Griping: about navel.
Contractive pain: in occiput.
Cramplike contraction: in left hip; in hamstrings; in lower left leg.
Sprained feeling: in left side of abdomen; in groin; between scapulae.
Lame feeling: in stomach.
Rooting and rolling: in right ear as if something would come out; in stomach.
Neuralgic pains: in head; in feet.
Rheumatic pains: in head; in varices; first in right, then in left shoulder joint; in limbs.
Heaviness: with fullness in head; in forehead; in lower abdomen; of chest; and rigidity of right arm.
Fullness: of head; in throat; in stomach; in abdomen.
Empty sensation: in stomach as from fasting; in throat, with no desire to eat.
Pulsating: in submaxillary gland; in tonsils; in glands of neck; in breast near esophagus; in left spermatic cord; small spot in left chest; in finger, like panaritium; under nail of left thumb; in various places.
Drawing: in submaxillary gland; from right elbow to fingers.
“Gone to sleep” feeling: in feet.
Itching: of scalp; pimples on right side of occiput; in ears; in nose with sensation of a foreign body; of rectum; in throat, followed by expectoration of blood; red spots on left chest; between scapulae; on inside of forearm; in small blisters on wrist; in sole of right foot; on various parts before going to bed.
Tickling: in throat.
Crawling: in throat, causing cough.
Coldness: between scapulae; of feet.
Stiffness: in small of back.
Dryness: in throat.
Orgasm of blood.
Produces an increased secretion of mucus; hence useful in catarrhs.
Burning, rawness, on mucous surfaces; later formation of vesicles and ulcers.
Tension in joints as from shortening of muscles.
(OBS:) Fatty tumors.
Touch: left nostril sensitive.
Pressure: with finger relieves pain in decayed tooth; red spots on chest become pale.
Scratching: does not relieve itching in ears; causes itching blisters on wrist to burn.
Rubbing: relieves pain in heels.
Itching on various parts of body, generally evenings, before going to bed, amel. afterwards.
Fine rash over whole body, like measles.
Smallpox more on trunk and upper limbs.
Blisters on various parts, with tension, burning and formation of scurf.
Similar to its relatives and to: Ant. crud. (mucous membranes); Aloes (abdominal symptoms); Arsen. (catarrhs); Arg. nitr. (mucus in throat); Calc. ostr. (fat people; coldness between scapulae; profuse menses); Conium (night cough); Caustic. (stiff joints, contractions of muscles; burning hoarseness); Carb. veg. (hoarseness; burning on chest, etc.); Coloc. (in colic); Hepar; Iodine; Kali bichr. (stringy mucus, etc.); Kali chlor. (catarrh); Kali hydr. (pimples on back, etc.); Mercur.; Merc. corr.; Magn. mur. (especially bloody sputum; crumbling stool; atonic bladder); Natr. mur. (catarrh); Nux. vom.; Phosphor.; Rhus tox. (sprains; joints agg. sitting, etc.); Seneg. (fat people; mucous secretions; stitches in scapula with lung affections, etc.); Sepia (blisters about joints; atonic bladder, etc.); Silic.; Sulphur.
Aggravations from Amm. mur. are relieved by a hot bath.
Antidoted by: bitter almonds; Coffea; Nux vom.