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Podophyllum in Bilious Headache

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There are certain forms of bilious headache in which there is general depression and more or less extreme dizziness, in which Podophyllum is directly indicated. The head feels heavy, and the face is usually pale. The tongue is large, thick, full, and covered with a yellowish coat, thicker and slightly darker at the base, and the abdomen feels full. There is usually fullness in the right hypochondrium with dullness on percussion, and small, sharp pains, perhaps some tenderness on pressure. For these symptoms, Podophyllum triturated one grain with two drams of sugar of milk, and given in two, three or four-grain doses of the triturate every two hours, will be found a good remedy.


Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.



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