Formalinum35 Per Cent
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Formalinum may help, unprocessed Formalinum may be best avoided.
Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Formalinum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Is a powerful disinfectant and deodorant; a potent poison. Prevents growth and kills almost any pathogenic micro-organism. It seems to have the peculiar property of eating into malignant tumors, leaving the surrounding healthy tissue uncharred and unchanged. A plug of cotton wool soaked in a 20 percent. solution of Formaldehyde, and applied for a few hours, will produce a necrotic slough, which must be scraped away before the next application, otherwise it hardens.
Formalin in hot water as vapor most valuable therapeutic agent in pertussis, phthisis, in catarrhal affections of upper air-passages.
As vapor in hot water in respiratory affections; 1 percent. spray, otherwise 3x potency.
Compare: Ammonium formaldehyde, known commercially as Cystogen ( Dose, five to seven grains two to four times daily, dissolved in hot water, after meals. Prevents the decomposition of urine in the bladder, kidneys, and ureters. Turbid urine rendered clear and non-irritating; phosphatic deposits dissolved, and growth of pyogenic bacteria arrested). Also, Urotropin (a diuretic and solvent of uric acid concretions; relieves cystitis associated with putrefaction. Three to five grains well diluted. When administered invariably appears in the cerebrospinal fluid and therefore advised in threatened meningeal infection.)
Antidote: Ammonia water.
▲ VERTIGO, DIZZINESS
Coryza; eyes water; Vertigo.
Ptyalism, thick saliva; loss of taste.
Puckers skin like leather; wrinkles; scales off
Eczema in neighborhood of wound
Damp sweat most marked on right upper extremity.
Burning in mouth and stomach.
Intense urging to stool, watery stools.
Anuria; albuminous urine.
Stomach; Food feels as if it were a ball in stomach
▲ FEVER AND CHILL
Fever and chill
Chills in forenoon, followed by long fever
Bones ache during whole paroxysm
During fever forgets where he was.