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Below are the strongest indications of Spongia Tosta in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

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H.C. Allen - no Spongia Tosta
T.F. AllenBoenninghausenBoerickeBogerClarke  
Hahnemann - no Spongia Tosta
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Kent New remedies - no Spongia Tosta
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  GENERAL

General

A remedy especially marked in the symptoms of the respiratory organs, cough, croup, etc. Heart affections and often indicated for the tubercular diathesis. Children with fair complexion, lax fiber; swollen glands. Exhaustion and heaviness of the body after slight exertion, with orgasm of blood to chest, face. anxiety and difficult breathing.

Dose

Second trituration, or tincture to third potency.

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  MODALITIES ETC

Worse

WORSE, ascending, wind, before midnight.

Better

BETTER, descending, lying with head low.

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  RELATIONSHIPS

Relations

Compare: Acon.; Hep.; Brom.; Lach.; Merc. PROT.; Iod ( Goitre.)

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  MIND

Mind

Anxiety and fear

Every excitement increases the cough.

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting); during the heat

Insecure, uncertain, scared; frightened easily; starting, startled; during sleep; starting from sleep

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  HEAD

Head

Rush of blood; bursting headache; worse, forehead.

Pain, headache; walking; on walking up steps or hill

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  EYE

Eye

Watering; gummy or mucus discharge.

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  NOSE

Nose

Fluent coryza, alternating with stoppage

Dryness; chronic, dry, nasal catarrh.

Dryness; inside

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  FACE

Face

Heat; after movement

Perspiration

Perspiration; cold

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  MOUTH

Mouth

Tongue dry and brown; full of vesicles.

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  SKIN

Skin

Swelling and induration of glands; also exophthalmic; cervical glands swollen with tensive pain on turning head, painful on pressure; goitre

Itching; measles.

Itching

Itching; unchanged by scratching

Itching; stinging

Sticking

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  THROAT

Throat

Thyroid gland swollen

Stitches and dryness

Burning and stinging

Sore throat; worse after eating sweet things

Tickling causes cough

Clears throat constantly.

Choking, constricting

Choking, constricting; larynx; sleep; during sleep

Croup

Croup; night; after midnight

Croup; night; before midnight

Dryness; larynx

Sensation of something in throat; plug; larynx

Irritation; larynx

Pain; sweet things

Pain; larynx; when singing

Pain; larynx; on swallowing

Pain; larynx; while talking

Pain; larynx; on touch

Pain; burning; during cough

Pain; burning; trachea (wind pipe); with cough

Pain; rawness; when coughing

Pain; sore; after sweets

Pain; sore; larynx

Pain; sore; larynx; on swallowing

Pain; sore; larynx; touch

Roughness; larynx

Sensitive; larynx; to touch

Swelling

Tickling in the air passages; larynx

Voice; crowing (see rough under respiration)

Voice; hoarseness

Voice; hollow

Wasting; larynx

External throat; goitre

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  CHEST

Chest

Heart; Rapid and violent palpitation, with dyspnoea; cannot lie down; also feels best resting in horizontal position

Awakened suddenly after midnight with pain and suffocation; is flushed, hot, and frightened to death ( Acon.) Valvular insufficiency

Angina pectoris; faintness, and anxious sweat

Ebullition of blood, veins distended

Surging of heart into chest, as if it would force out upward

Hypertrophy of heart, especially right, with asthmatic symptoms.

Congestion

Heart

Heart; angina pectoris

Heart; hypertrophy of heart

Heart; palpitations

Heart; palpitations; night; midnight, wakes up

Heart; palpitations; before period

Inflammation; bronchial tubes (bronchitis)

Lungs; tuberculosis

Murmurs

Oppressed feeling; while lying down; with head low

Oppressed feeling; heart; lying with head low

Bubbling sensation in blood (see heat flushes); from slightest exertion

Pain

Pain; during a cough

Pain; heart; when lying down

Pain; heart; when lying down; could lie only on right side

Pain; heart; when lying down; with head low

Pain; burning; during coughing

Pain; burning; with dry cough

Pain; sore, bruised; from coughing

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; heart

Weakness; after exertion

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  COUGH

Cough

Day and night

Barking

Constant

Croupy

Drinking

Dry cough

Dry cough; daytime

Dry cough; night

Dry cough; after drinking

Dry cough; from eating

Eating

From emotions; excitement

Hollow

Sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); from irritation in air passages; in larynx

Rasping

Intermittent

Tickling; larynx

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  EXPECTORATION

Expectoration

Membranous

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  RESPIRATION

Respiration

Great dryness of all air-passages

Hoarseness; larynx dry, burns, constricted

Cough, Dry, barking, croupy; larynx sensitive to touch

Croup; worse, during inspiration and before midnight

Respiration short, panting, Difficult; feeling of a plug in larynx

cough abates after eating or drinking, especially warm drinks

The dry, chronic sympathetic cough or organic heart disease is relieved by Spongia Tosta ( Naja.) Irrepressible cough from a spot deep in chest, as if raw and sore

Chest weak; can scarcely talk

Laryngeal phthisis

Goitre, with suffocative spells

Bronchial catarrh, with wheezing, asthmatic cough, worse cold air, with profuse expectoration and suffocation; worse, lying with head low and in hot room

Oppression and heat of chest, with sudden weakness.

Asthma attack

Asthma attack; bending head backwards

Asthma attack; from catching cold

Asthma attack; spasmodic

Difficult (dyspnea)

Difficult (dyspnea); after exertion; physical exertion

Difficult (dyspnea); during period

Difficult (dyspnea); on movement

Difficult (dyspnea); after sleep

Difficult (dyspnea); from talking; after talking

Loud

Rough; crowing (see croup)

Rough; sawing

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  ABDOMEN

Abdomen

Stomach; Excessive thirst, Great hunger

Cannot bear tight clothing around trunk

Hiccough.

Inflammation; pancreas

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  URINE

Urine

Frothy

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  GENITALS

Genitals

Male; Swelling of spermatic cord and testicles, with pain and tenderness

orchitis

Epididymitis

Heat in parts.

Female; Before menses, pain in sacrum, hunger, Palpitation

during menses, wakes with suffocative spells ( Cupr.; Iod.; Lach.) Amenorrhoea, with asthma ( Puls.)

Male; inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); testes

Male; inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); sperm tube

Male; inflammation; spermatic cords

Male; inflammation; testes

Male; inflammation; sperm tube

Male; pain; testes

Male; pain; testes; squeezing

Male; pain; pinching; testes

Male; pain; sore; testes

Male; swelling; spermatic cords

Male; swelling; testes

Male; tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps); spermatic cord

Male; tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps); testes

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  EXTREMITIES, LIMBS

Extremities, limbs

Coldness; lower limbs; thigh

Pain; joints; gouty

Pain; sore, bruised

Rush of blood to...; legs

Skin; itching; lower limbs

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  SLEEP AND DREAMS

Sleep and dreams

Awakes in a fright, and feels as if suffocating

Generally worse after sleep, or sleeps into an worse ( Lach.)

Dreams; anxious

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  FEVER AND CHILL

Fever and chill

Attacks of heat with anxiety; heat and redness of face and perspiration.

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  GENERALITIES

Generalities

Walking up stairs or hill

Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow

Physical exertion

Faintness, fainting; on moving

Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); glands

Movement; after

Pain; burning externally; internally

Pain; gnawing, biting; externally

Pain; pinching; externally

Pain; pressing; internally

Pain; sore, bruised; externally

Pain; sudden, sharp; outward

Sensitive; intolerance of clothing

After sleep

Swelling; of affected parts

Swelling; glands

Tobacco

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from slight exertion

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from movement

From wind; cold wind

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