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MENTHOLUM
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The stearopten from the essential oil of Mentha. Mucous membrane of naso-pharynx and spinal nerve plexus, producing neuritic pains and parethesias. Menthol has proved curative in acute nasal catarrh; in acute eustachian catarrh; pharyngitis; laryngitis; neuralgias, etc (Wm. B. Griggs, M. D). Itching, especially pruritus valvæ.

Head.–Frontal headache, pain over frontal sinus, descends to eyeballs. Mental confusion. Supra orbital pain over left eye. Pain in face above zygoma with numbness. Pain in eyeballs. Coryza with post-nasal dripping. Cold sensation in nose. Eustachian tubes feel blocked and some deafness.

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Respiratory.–Tickling in the fauces. Stabbing pains in the præcordia, radiating over entire chest. Short, dry cough, worse smoking. Asthmatic breathing, with congestive headache.

Extremities.–Muscular pain in cervical region, Soreness of lumbar muscles.

Relationship.–Compare: Kali bich; Spigel.

Dose.–Sixth potency. Externally for itching, use 1 per cent solution or ointment.

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