Acetic Acid

The attenuations are prepared from glacial acetic acid, CH3COOH, MW: 60.1.

The principal symptoms are as follows:
Oedematous swellings. Waxy appearance. Diabetes. Anaemia. Thirst.
Also typical of this remedy are rapid emaciation with fainting, despondency, irritability, attacks of anxiety and respiratory problems. These may be accompanied by great debility or rushes of blood to the head with nervous headaches, great weakness, confusion of thoughts and a kind of stupor.
There may be aversion to salty and cold meals; also stomach pains, heartburn, sour eructation and abdominal distension with diarrhoea and swelling of the legs. Steatorrhoea and intestinal bleeding.
Typical symptoms are large quantities of light-coloured or cloudy urine with sediment of phosphates, escape of seminal fluid during bowel movement, and copious menstruation.
Aceticum Acidum is helpful in diabetes mellitus and can also be employed in cancer of the stomach, as well as in chronic gastric catarrh, especially in children and the elderly.
The German Monograph-Preparation Commission for the Homoeopathic Field of Therapy has, under the Preparation Monograph for Acidum aceticum, published the following indication(s) in the German Bundesanzeiger (German Federal Gazette) for acidum aceticum: diarrhoeic disorders; anaemia; feverish conditions; general weakness and debilitation.

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