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About Plumbum Metallicum Dilution
Also known as Lead
It is indicated for sclerotic conditions with paralysis of extensors, neuralgic pains and neuritis. It mainly acts on the blood, alimentary and nervous system. It is useful in treating hypertension, narrowing of blood vessels, progressive muscular atrophy, infantile paralysis, locomotor ataxia, bulbar paralysis, multiple sclerosis, nephritis, gout and spinal sclerosis.
Mind: Depression, melancholy, apathy, slow perception, loss of memory, aphasia. Delirium with hallucinations and delusions. Impaired memory with paretic dementia.
Eyes: Contracted pupils with yellow conjunctiva. Inflammation of optic nerve with increased pressure inside the eyeballs. Optic neuritis with sudden loss of sight after fainting.
Mouth: Swelling of gums with distinct blue lines along the margins of the gums. Trembling of the tongue with red margin. Difficulty in protruding the tongue, seems paralyzed.
Female: Spasms of vagina with hypersensitive vulva and vagina. Induration of mammary glands with stitches and burning pains. Profuse menses with pain from abdomen to back and tendency to abortion.
Back: Sclerosis of spinal cord with paralysis and progressive muscular atrophy. Paralysis of lower limbs with lightning-like pains.
Extremities: Sclerosis of spinal cord with paralysis of single muscles especially of extensors. Pains in the muscles of thighs with cramps in the calves. Swelling of feet with tingling and numbness with pain and tremor. Pain in the limbs alternates with colic. Paralysis of lower limbs with loss of patellar reflex and pain in right big toe.
Modalities: Worse, at night and motion. Better by rubbing, hard pressure, physical exertion.
Dosage: Please note that the dosage of single homoeopathic medicines varies from drug to drug depending upon the condition, age, sensitivity and other things. In some cases they are given as regular doses as 3-5 drops 2-3 times a day whereas in other cases they are given only once in a week, month or even in a longer period. We strongly recommend that the medication should be taken as per the physician's advice.
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About German Homeopathy remedies: These medicines are made and bottled in Germany. They are shipped to India and sold through authorised distributors. German brands available in India currently are Dr Reckeweg, Schwabe Germany (WSG) and Adel (Pekana)
The great drug for general sclerotic conditions. Lead paralysis is chiefly of extensors, forearm or upper limb, from center to periphery with partial anæsthesia or excessive hyperasthesia, preceded by pain. Localized neuralgic pains, neuritis. The blood, alimentary and nervous systems are the special seats of action of Plumbum. Hematosis is interfered with, rapid reduction in number of red corpuscles; hence pallor, icterus, anæmia. Constrictive sensation in internal organs.
Delirium, coma and convulsions. Hypertension and arteriosclerosis. Progressive muscular atrophy. Infantile paralysis. Locomotor ataxia. Excessive and rapid emaciation. Bulbar paralysis. Important in peripheral affections. The points of attack for Plumbum are the neuraxons and the anterior horns. Symptoms of multiple sclerosis, posterior spinal sclerosis. Contractions and boring pain. All the symptoms of acute. Nephritis with amaurosis and cerebral symptoms. Gout (Chronic).
Mind -Mental depression. Fear of being assassinated. Quiet melancholy. Slow perception; loss of memory; amnesic aphasia. Hallucinations and delusions. Intellectual apathy. Memory impaired (Anac; Baryta). Paretic dementia.
Head -Delirium alternating with colic. Pain as if a ball rose from throat to brain. Hair very dry. Tinnitus (Chin; Nat salic; Carbon sulph).
Eyes -Pupils contracted. Yellow. Optic nerve inflamed. Intraocular, suppurative inflammation. Glaucoma, especially if secondary to spinal lesion. Optic neuritis, central scotoma. Sudden loss of sight after fainting.
Face -Pale and cachetic. Yellow, corpse-like; cheeks sunken. Skin of face greasy, shiny. Tremor of naso-labial muscles.
Mouth -Gums swollen, pale; distinct blue lines along margins of gums. Tongue tremulous, red on margin. Cannot put it out, seems paralyzed.
Stomach -Contraction in œsophagus and stomach; pressure and tightness. Gastralgia. Constant vomiting. Solids cannot be swallowed.
Abdomen -Excessive colic, radiating to all parts of body. Abdominal wall feels drawn by a string to spine. Pain causes desire to stretch. Intussusception; strangulated hernia. Abdomen retracted. Obstructed flatus, with intense colic. Colic alternates with delirium and pain in atrophied limbs.
Rectum -Constipation; stools hard, lumpy, black with urging and spasm of anus. Obstructed evacuation from impaction of feces (Plat). Neuralgia of rectum. Anus drawn up with constriction.
Urinary -Frequent, ineffectual tenesmus. Albuminous; low specific gravity. Chronic interstitial nephritis, with great pain in abdomen. Urine scanty. Tenesmus of bladder. Emission drop by drop.
Male -Loss of sexual power. Testicles drawn up, feel constricted.
Female -Vaginismus, with emaciation and constipation. Induration of mammary glands. Vulva and vagina hypersensitive. Stitches and burning pains in breasts (Apis; Con; Carb an; Sil). Tendency to abortion. Menorrhagia with sensation of string pulling from abdomen to back. Disposition to yawn and stretch.
Heart -Cardiac weakness. Pulse soft and small, dichrotic. Wiry pulse, camp-like constriction of peripheral arteries.
Back -Spinal cord sclerosed. Lightning-like pains; temporarily better by pressure. Paralysis of lower extremities.
Skin-Yellow, dark-brown liver spots. Jaundice. Dry. Dilated veins of forearms and legs.
Extremities-Paralysis of single muscles. Cannot raise or lift anything with the hand. Extension is difficult. Paralysis from overexertion of the extensor muscles in piano players (Curare). Pains in muscles of thighs; come in paroxysms. Wrist-drop. Cramps in calves. Stinging and tearing in limbs, also twitching and tingling, numbness, pain or tremor. Paralysis. Feet swollen. Pain in atrophied limbs alternates with colic. Loss of patellar reflex. Hands and feet cold. Pain in right big toe at night, very sensitive to touch.
Modalities -Worse, at night, motion. Better, rubbing, hard pressure, physical exertion (Alumen).
Relationship -Compare: Plumb acet (painful cramps in paralyzed limbs; severe pain and muscular cramps in gastric ulcer; locally, as an application (non-homeopathic) in moist eczema, and to dry up secretions from mucous surfaces. Care must be used, as sufficient lead can be absorbed to produce lead poison, one to two drams of the liquor plumbi subacetatis to the ounce of water; also in pruritus pudendi, equal parts of the liquor plumbi and glycerin). Plumb iodat (Has been used empirically in various forms of paralysis, sclerotic degenerations, especially of spinal cord, atrophies, arterio-sclerosis, pellagra. Indurations of mammary glands, especially when a tendency to become inflamed appears; sore and painful. Indurations of great hardness and associated with a very dry skin. Lancinating pains of Tabes). Compare: Alumina; Plat; Opium; Podoph; Merc; Thall. Plectranthus (paralysis, spastic, spinal form); Plumb chromicum (convulsions, with terrible pains; pupils greatly dilated; retracted abdomen;); Plumb phosph (loss of sexual power; locomotor ataxia).
Antidotes: Plat; Alum; Petrol.
Dose -Third to thirtieth potency.