Antim Crud. is a medicine suits for extremes of life (Verat. Alb. ) – affecting child and aged. Hence Antim Crud. child bears a peculiar mentality.
It can be compared with the race of swine for the virtue of the fact that it inclines to grow fat and moreover its typical obstinacy.
The child is
angry and obstinate.
can’t bear to be touched or to be looked at.
does not wish to speak or be spoken to ( Ant.Tart.; lod.; Sil. ).
Angry at every little attention.
Becomes angry at silly matters,
ill-humour characterizes the angry child .
Note.1: Dr.Farrington said this peevish mental state is associated with nausea, hot and red face and irregular pulse.
Note.2: Dr.Farrington said the child is particularly cross when washed in cold water.
N – No desire to live :
It is tiger prescriber Tyler Kent who has elucidated the picture.
Master Kent said, it produces a very serious state of mind, an absence of the desire to live. Pt. says, ‘Oh. doctor, if I could only die’ -such an aversion, loathing of life is confined to Ant. Crud, pt.
Note.1: Master Kent said this state is especially found in a low, lingering, continued fever such as typhoid. Such a typhoid will sometimes be seen in young girls about puberty. who are threatening to go into chlorosis. They have loathing of life. but it is a hysterical loathing of life.
Note.2: Dr. Henry Clarke said disgust of life, with an inclination to blow one’s brain out, to drown oneself. Great anxiety about his fate and inclination to shoot himself.