Acetic Acid

Adapted to pale lean persons with lax, flabby muscles; face pale, waxy (Fer.). Haemorrhage; from every mucous outlet, nose, throat, lungs, stomach, bowels, uterus (Fer., Mill.); metrorrhagia; vicarious; traumatic epistaxis (Arn.).

Marasmus and other wasting diseases of children (Abrot., Iod., Sanic., Tub.).

Great prostration; after injuries (Sulph. ac.); after surgical shock; after anaesthetics.

Thirst; intense, burning, insatiable even for large quantities in dropsy, diabetes, chronic diarrhoea; but no thirst in fever.

Sour belching and vomiting of pregnancy, burning water-brash and profuse salivation, day and night (Lac. ac., salivation < at night, Mer. s.).

Diarrhoea; copious, exhausting, great thirst; in dropsy, typhus, phthisis; with night sweats.

True croup, hissing respiration, cough with inhalation (Spong.); last stages. Inhalation of vapor of cider vinegar has been successfully used in croup and malignant diphtheria.

Cannot sleep lying on the back (sleeps better on back, Ars.); sensation of sinking in abdomen causing dyspnoea; rests better lying on belly (Am. c.).

Hectic fever, skin dry and hot; red spot on left cheek and drenching night sweats.

Relationship. It antidotes anaesthetic vapors (Amyl.); fumes of charcoal and gas; Opium and Stramonium. Cider vinegar antidotes Carbolic acid. Follows well; after Cinchona, in haemorrhage; after Digitalis, in dropsy. It aggravates; the symptoms of Arn., Bell., Lach., Mer., especially the headache from Belladonna.

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