Repertory Of Remedies For Toothache.
[I have adapted from Hering's Domestic Medicine and partly rearranged
his Repertory of Remedies for Toothache, which will be found below with
Hering's prefatory remarks. One or two additions of my own will be found in brackets.]
"It should be taken into consideration that not all the symptoms mentioned under a remedy
are necessarily to be found in the patient, but that all, or at least the greater part, of
the symptoms of the patient must be found under the remedy selected.
"To explain this, we will give the following example:—
A patient has violent tearing or drawing pains in different places, and tearing in the gums
(a); sometimes tearing pain extending into the head
(b); cold air causes it and makes it worse
(c); it is mostly worst in the morning
(d); accompanied by determination of blood to the head
(e)."Among the different symptoms we find for—"
(a) Pains in the gums: Mercurius, Pulsatilla, Staphisagria, Hepar, Arsenicum,
Carbo Vegetabilis, Hyoscyamus, Calcarea.
"(b) Which extend to the head: Mercurius, Staphisagria, Nux Vomica, Chamomilla, Sulphur,
Arsenicum, Antimonium Crudum, Rhus, Hyoscyamus.
"(c) Worse in cold air: Belladonna, Mercurius, Staphisagria, Sulphur, Hyoscyamus.
"(d) Worse in the morning: Ignatia, Mercurius, Pulsatilla, Phosphoric acid, Staphisagria, Bryonia, Nuc vomica, Cinchona, Sulphur, Arsenicum, Hyoscyamus.
"(e) Determination of blood to the head: Aconite, Pulsatilla, Cinchona, Hyoscyamus,
Calcarea."After striking out all the remedies that occur here only once or twice you will
find that Pulsatilla, Staphisagria, Sulphur, Arsenicum, occur three times; Mercurius, four
times; Hyoscyamus, five times; now, examine the symptoms under Hyoscyamus, and you will find
that Hyoscyamus or Mercurius answers best.