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Iodum. (Iodium Purum.)

Iodine. The element.

Obtained principally from the ashes of seaweeds.

Provings by Hahnemann, Jorg, Hering, Macfarlan, Robinson, etc. See Allen's Encyclopaedia, vol. 5, p. 119.


- Mania, Spooner, N. E. M. G., vol. 4, p. 452; Inflammation of brain, Schmid Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 126; Headache, Alley, N. A. J. H., vol. 7, p. 395; Acute hydrocephalus of scrofulous children, Windelband, B. J. H., vol. 36, p. 366; Deafness, Hughes, Raue's Rec., 1870, p. 119; Catarrh of Eustachian tubes, Lobeth, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 365; Chronic nasal catarrh, Rosenberg, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 166; Eruption on nose, Rosenberg, Rck. Kl. Erf. vol. 5, p. 172; Facial paralysis, Chaffee, Raue's Rec., 1874, p. 271; Ptyalism, Trinks, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 120; Diphtheria, Goldman, Hirsch, Oehme's Monog., p. 39; Jaundice, Hartmann, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 696; Dudgeon's B. J. H., vol. 22, p. 357; Moore, Times Retros., vol. 2, p. 170; Affections of pancreas, Reil, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 331; Tabes mesenterica, Hale, N. E. M. G., vol. 10, p. 191; Tuberculosis mesenterica, Alvarez, T. H. M. S. Pa., 1880, p. 269; Diarrhea, Preston, Hom. Phys., vol. 7, p. 340; Morning diarrhea, Jacobi, B. J. H., vol. 36, p. 366; Uraemia, Kafka, Raue's Rec., 1872, p. 168; Chancre, Gollman, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 559; Hydrocele, Black, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 214; Affection of testicles, Schwarze, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 207; Syphilitic affections, Lobeth, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 120; Galactorrhea, Selfridge, Hom. Obs., vol. 4, p. 396; Ovaritis, Martin, Raue's Rec., 1874, p. 228; Ovarian cyst, Baldwin, Trans. World's Hom. Con., 1876, p. 676; Menorrhagia, Sybel, Rck. Kl. Erf. vol. 5, p. 591; Leucorrhea, Mauro, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 363; Spasm of glottis, Dunham, Raue's Rec., 1873, p. 90; Membranous laryngitis, Schlosser, N. A. J. H., vol. 7, p. 236; Sybel, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 781; Bronchitis, Berridge, Raue's Rec., 1875, p. 114; Chronic bronchitis, Schrn, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 3, p. 168; Croup, Hartmann, Tietze, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 3, p. 132; (inhalation), Drake, N. A. J. H., vol. 10, p. 296; Koch, B. J. H., vol. 5, p. 297; Arnold, N. A. J. H., vol. 7, p. 236; Elb, B. J. H., vol. 10, p. 537; Elb, Trinks, Fiedler, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 758; Hirsch, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 240; Membranous croup, Bradford, T. H. M. Soc. Pa., 1874, p. 350; Cough, Elb, Gross, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 3, p. 16; Miller, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 840; Lord, B. J. H., vol. 27, p. 314; Hirschel, B. J. H., vol. 31, p. 242; Berridge, Hah. Mo., vol. 10, p. 112; Whooping cough, Syrbius, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 3, p. 79; A. R., Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 720; Asthma (2 cases), Frank, N. A. J. H., vol. 8, p. 96; Tuberculosis, Loebthal, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 3, p. 370; Heart disease, Rockwith, Raue's Rec., 1872, p. 125; Pneumonia, Krummacher, B. J. H., vol. 34, p. 161; (2 cases), De Gersdorff, N. E. M. G., vol. 1, p. 30; Goitre (6 cases), Tietze, Kidd, Schepens, Trans. H. M. Soc. Pa., 1883, p. 200-3; Schepens Raue's Rec., 1875, p. 88; Loebthal, Tietze, Gauwerky, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 4, p. 379; Mouremans, B. J. H., vol. 32, p. 720; Chronic hydrarthrosis of knee joint, Holt, B. J. H., vol. 24, p. 184; Scrofulous inflammation of knee, Knorre, Grieselich, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 3, p. 582; Epilepsy, Thompson, Raue's Rec., 1874, p. 268; Scarlet fever, Helfrich, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 4, p. 51; Small-pox, Schmid, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 4, p. 112; Schmid, B. J. H., vol. 35, p. 154; Gout, Knorre, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 3, p. 51; Primary syphilis, Trger, Windelband, B. J. H., vol. 36, p. 365; Syphilis, Guillemin, N. A. J. H., vol. 21, p. 425; Serous cysts and dropsies (17 cases), cured by injection, Jousset, B. J. H., vol. 16, p. 259.

MIND. [1]

Feeling as of having forgotten something and does not know what.
Fixed, immovable thoughts.
Must keep in motion day and night, brain felt as if it was stirred up, felt as if going crazy.
Restless, inclined to move about, not permitting to sit or sleep; thought she could tear everything to pieces.
Melancholy mood, low spirited.
Despondency, with disposition to weep.
Apprehends an accident from every trifle.
Fear of evil, with over-carefullness.
Fear and anxiety, shuns even the doctor.
Mind very sensitive during digestion, felt like crying.
Irritability and sensitiveness.
Cross, with excessive nervous excitability.
Excessive kind of impatience, she is running about all the time and never sits down or sleeps at night.
Consequences of amorousness.
At night, especially when thinking of real or imaginary wrongs, heart palpitates “like lightning,” pulsations being felt also at pit of stomach and in petrous portion of temporal bone, being especially violent in latter locality; the violent palpitation and accompanying arterial excitement drives him out of bed; by use of cold baths and friction obtains temporary relief; at times most terrible thoughts take possession of him, and he hardly dares go home for fear of doing some dreadful deed; on one occasion was seized with an almost irresistible impulse to murder a woman who was acting as a guide for him, he having lost his way; these attacks of mania come on at most unexpected times; troubles all agg. by quiet and meditation; must be constantly in action, in some laborious occupation. ~ Mania.


Confusion of head, with great aversion to earnest work.
Vertigo: only on left side, agg. from stooping; weakness in morning; with throbbing headache; very weak and tremulous; rising aggravates it, and produces faintness; with throbbing all over body; tremor at heart and fainting, agg. after just rising from a seat or bed, or on sitting or lying down after slight exercise; very sickly look of patient.
Goitre; hypertrophy of left ventricle, with great congestions to head and face; hysteria and nervousness. ~ Vertigo.


Sharp pressive pain in upper part of left side of forehead.
Headache: left side and top; as if a tape or band was tightly drawn around head; so violent it almost makes him crazy; with paralytic feeling of arms.
Pressure on a small spot above root of nose.
Pressive pains in vertex.
Congestions to and pulsations in head.
Throbbing in head at every motion; agg. in warm air.
Brain feels as if stirred around with a spoon; must keep in motion day and night.
Violent aching at base of occiput, in afternoon.
Persistent, annoying, but not very violent headache; head feels heavy, as though a foreign substance was inside of brain, agg. by fatigue; oppressive, dull feeling, inclining head to seek a support.
Chronic headache; dizziness on active exertion; carelessly loquacious; languid, uneasy, and of fitful humor.
Chronic congestive headache, in old people with dark hair and eyes.
Headache agg. : in warm air; when riding a long time in a carriage; from walking fast.
During course of acute articular rheumatism inflammation in hands subsided and brain symptoms developed; became delirious and very restless, sat up in bed and then threw himself upon it.
Cholera encephalitica.
Acute hydrocephalus of scrofulous children.
Atrophy of brain; apoplexy.


Falling off of hair.
Scald head.


Small sparks before eyes while sewing.
Optical illusions in bright colors; flimmering; double vision; obscuration of sight, like a veil before eyes.
Dilatation of pupils with constant motion of balls.
White of eye dirty yellow.
Constant tearing pain around right eye, passing backwards from inner canthus to articulation of jaw.
Smarting in eyes; pain as from excoriation.
Inflamed eyes.
Scrofulous conjunctivitis, with induration of glands.
Protrusion of balls; or feeling of protrusion.
Sarcoma conjunctivae.
Staring with wide, open eyes; lids seem to be retracted.
Twitching of eyes; lower lids.
Edematous swelling of lids; dark rings.
Trembling of lids.


Sensitiveness to noise.
Hearing first sensitive, then dull.
Buzzing in ears.
Deafness, due to morbid condition of Eustachian mucous membrane; catarrhal deafness; scrofulous subjects.
Adhesions in middle ear.
Painful glandular enlargement in front of tragus, with indolent ulcers of membrana tympani and a pinched, dried up look of face.


Loss of sense of smell.
Crowing in nares, like the vibrations of a string.
Loss of smell; nose dry and stuffed up, cannot breathe through it; or painful and swollen, with chronic fetid discharge.
Sensation as if alae were spread wide open and nose dry; loss of smell; sneezing in evening.
Dry coryza, becoming fluent in the open air.
Nose running a clear, continuous stream.
Fluent coryza, hot water drops out; general heat.
Irritation of mucous membrane and secretion of a great deal of glassy mucus; same state of Eustachian tube, with dullness of hearing and noises in ears; stoppage of nose by mucus, especially in evening; loss of smell; itching, stinging in front part of septum narium; watery, fluent coryza in night, and with much sneezing; dullness of head, with great disinclination to serious labor; thinking is difficult; dull pressure in frontal sinuses.
Severe coryza, attended by fever, severe headache and excessive secretion with much sneezing.
Fever, fluent coryza and continual tickling in middle of chest.
Nose runs a clear stream, hot fever, no appetite, hot, dry skin all day long, creepy sensation, face fiery red, pain in occiput and temples, teeth sticky with yellow phlegm.
Nasal catarrh thin, excoriating.
Ulceration of Schneiderian membrane; great fetor.
Small scab in right nostril.
Small yellow scurf at each nostril and concha.
Chronic fetid discharge from nose; nose painful and swollen.
Large discharge of yellow mucus from nose.
Hard and red condition of mucous surfaces; scrofulous subjects; enlargement of cervical and subcutaneous glands. ~ Nasal catarrh.
Nose bleeding.


Face: pale or alternately red; sallow, distressed; yellowish, or greenish; pale yellow or soon changing to brown.
Brown color of face, and copious and papescent stools; seems to be amel. after eating.
Coldness of face in very fleshy children.
Convulsive twitchings of facial muscles.
Facial paralysis following reduction of goitre.
Red, burning spot on nose; under eyes; itching protuberance on nose.


Bluish lips, swelling of superficial veins.
Lips peel off.
Suppurating ulcer on left cheek.
Swelling of submaxillary glands.
Pain from inner canthus to articulation of jaw.


Teeth yellow, covered with much mucus in morning, and more easily blunted than usual by vegetable acids.
Toothache, gums swollen and bleeding.
Little blisters form on gums.
Gums puffed, red, inflamed, painful to touch, bleed easily.
Softening and bleeding of gums.
Absorption of gums and alveolar processes.


Taste: salty; sourish; sweetish; on tip of tongue.
Soapy taste.
Tongue: dry; brown and dry; thickly coated; brown in centre, white at edges.
Tongue hypertrophied, painful, nodular or fissured.


Mouth filled with mucus on awaking in morning, with putrid taste, not amel. by washing mouth.
Increase of saliva; mercurial salivation.
Offensive odor from mouth.
Aphthous ulcers in mouth with putrid smell; profuse fetid ptyalism.
Gums red and swollen, receding from teeth, bleeding slightly; small ash colored, painful ulcers; abuse of mercury.
Croupous inflammation of pharynx, affecting also tonsils and softened gums; thick, grayish white deposit; difficult deglutition; ptyalism; very offensive odor from mouth.
Thick, brown, croup-like exudation in mouth and fauces.
Glands on inside of cheeks intensely painful as though he had sharp vinegar in the mouth.
Discharge of mucus from posterior nares.


Swelling and elongation of uvula.
Deglutition: so difficult that a considerable pause is required between each act; impeded from ulceration of esophagus.
Ulcers in throat, with swelling of glands of neck.
Mercurial cachexia; salivation and ulcers in the throat.
Follicular catarrh with ulceration.
Inflammation of throat, with burning pain.
Early stage of diphtheria; much glandular irritation; disease threatens to attack larynx; formation of speck; or patches of exudation, with sore throat; enlargement of tonsils and of glands of neck; disinclination for food; difficulty of breathing; cough and alteration of voice.
Velum palatinum and tonsils covered with thick, grayish white exudate; much pain in throat, painful swallowing; salivation; strong fetor oris. ~ Diphtheritis.
Pain in esophagus increased by pressure.
Inflammation and ulceration of esophagus.


Remarkable and continued increase of appetite.
Suffers from hunger, must eat every few hours; gets anxious and worried if he does not eat; feels amel. after eating.
Eats too often and too much; loses flesh all the while.
Great longing for food, about 11 A. M.; can scarcely wait for his meals.
Ravenous hunger, cannot be satisfied.
Alternate canine hunger and want of appetite.
Appetite for meat.
Thirst; desire for spirituous liquors.


Fasting causes pain in chest.
Most symptoms are better after eating.
Food distresses her.
Spasmodic pains in stomach amel. by eating.


Empty eructations from morning till evening, as if every particle of food was turned into air.
Sour eructations, with burning therefrom.
Heartburn, after heavy food.
Qualmishness, nausea, with spasmodic pain in stomach.
Vomiting: of bile, with violent colic; of milk; first water, then food; of saltish tasting, oily or greasy substances.
Violent vomiting renewed by eating.


Tenderness of epigastrium; pulsations in pit of stomach.
Spasmodic pains in stomach, renewed by eating.
Pains in stomach, gnawing or corroding, amel. after eating.
Dyspepsia with great weakness and loss of energy.
Gastric derangement, with constipation.


Region of liver sore to pressure.
Jaundice with much pain in liver through to shoulderblade, no appetite, constant nausea; sluggish, clay colored stools, porter colored urine, debility, emaciation; skin brownish yellow; tenderness about hepatic region.
Pain in hepatic region, loss of appetite, emaciation, excessive weakness, diarrhea; pressure and stitches in hepatic region, painful to touch. ~ Cirrhotic liver.
Jaundice: dirty, yellowish skin; great emaciation; depressed, irritable mood; yellow, almost dark brown color of face; thickly coated tongue; great thirst; nausea; constipation alternating with white diarrheic stools; dark, greenish yellow, corroding urine; after abuse of mercury; in organic lesions of liver; dyscratic states of system accompanied by hectic fever.
Eyes, skin and nails completely jaundiced; nausea and vomiting after eating almost any kind of food; intense canine hunger; every third day attacks of gastrodynia; frequent eructations; heartburn; distension of stomach; pain when pressing on epigastrium; pain in right hypochondrium; constipation; urine scanty, dark and turbid; menses absent six months. ~ Chronic jaundice.
Swelling and hypertrophy of liver.
Left hypochondriac region hard and acutely painful to pressure; enlarged spleen after intermittent.
Pressure in region of stomach, with much empty belching, occasionally vomiting of small quantity of tough, sour mucus; no actual pyrosis; constipation; ptyalism, constant expectoration; tongue moist, with mucous streak at sides; great thirst; appetite appeased by smallest quantity of food; urine scanty, brown; sallow face; depressed, irritable; constant profuse sweat; from pit of stomach to navel and in a corresponding region in back, sensitiveness to pressure; pancreas enlarged; abdominal pulsations. ~ Chronic inflammation of pancreas.


Swelling and distension, or emaciation and sinking in of abdomen.
Pulsations in abdomen; throbbing of abdominal aorta.
Incarceration of flatus in left side of abdomen.
Rumbling in abdomen with gnawing hunger.
Swelling of mesenteric glands.
Marked irritability of mind; exceedingly cross, screamed in anger when simply looked at, talked to, or touched; large, tumid, doughy abdomen; loss of appetite; emaciation; diarrhea, with copious, slimy, fetid stools. ~ Tabes mesenterica.
Tabes mesenterica, with rapid emaciation, night sweats, slow fever, dry laryngeal cough and diarrhea.
Inflammation and swelling of mesenteric glands, with bloating and distension of abdomen, which does not permit one to lie down; painful pressure and tension in abdomen, with incarceration of gas in left side, agg. after eating; stools in beginning hard, knotty and dark; then alternate constipation and diarrhea and finally profuse, frothy, bloody, even purulent diarrhea, with itching and burning in anus, especially at night; ptyalism, constriction of throat, ulcers in mouth and putrid breath; constant and tormenting thirst with canine hunger, which cannot be satisfied; child wants to eat all the time; eats a large quantity and frequently without indigestion, yet becomes more and more emaciated; occasionally canine hunger is alternated with anorexia; burning heat after eating heavy food, with nausea or vomiting, pressure and hiccough. ~ Tuberculosis mesenterica.
Swelling of inguinal glands.


Brown color of face, with copious papescent stools.
Diarrhea in morning; stools watery, foaming, whitish; pinching around navel and pressive pain in vertex.
Purulent stools, with cutting pains in intestines, nausea, vomiting and sour taste in mouth.
Stools: blackish, watery; brownish; frothy; bloody; whitish mucous; thick, mucous; purulent; copious; fetid; of mucus and blood; whey-like; fatty.
Chronic diarrhea of an exhausting character, with constant desire for change of place.
Morning: diarrhea of scrofulous children.
Diarrhea adiposa from pancreatic affections.
Summer complaint with swollen glands on neck.
Dysenteric mucous stools without feces.
Discharges of thick mucus, or purulent matter; part of feces being retained.
Constipation, alternating with diarrhea.
Stools hard, knotty, dark colored.
Constipation with ineffectual urging amel. by drinking cold milk.
During stool: cutting pain in bowels; bearing down in genitals; painful pressure on vertex.
After stool: burning in anus; soreness in rectum; pressing in hypogastrium.
Itching and burning of anus in evening.
Piles protrude and burn; agg. from heat.


Uraemia; croupy exudation in mouth and fauces; tongue covered with thick brown, leather-like coating. ~ Senile hypertrophy and induration of prostate, stricture of urethra and ammonemia.
Bright's disease, with albuminous urine; much emaciation and debility.
Obstinate retention of urine.
Copious and frequent or involuntary micturition.
Continued desire to urinate; nocturnal urination.
Incontinence of urine in the aged.
Urine: dark, thick, ammoniacal; dark yellowish green; acrid; milky; with a variegated cuticle on its surface; red and turbid.


Complete loss of sexual power; testicles atrophied.
Bearing down, or twisting sensation in seminal cord.
Aching, pressing or forcing pain in spermatic cords and testicles, after sexual dalliance.
Testicles hypertrophied, with sexual excitement.
Testicles swollen and hard, as large as hen's eggs, with pressure and tension extending into abdomen; on scrotum several swollen and inflamed openings, from which escapes a constant turbid, watery discharge; several of these openings penetrate through scrotum, others form canals running in different directions through skin.
Painless swelling of testicles, with offensive sweat.
Swelling and induration of testicles and prostate gland.
After stool a milk-like fluid runs from urethra.
Chancre with torpid, watery discharge.
Offensive sweating of genitals.


Atrophy of ovaries and mammary glands, with sterility.
Induration and swelling of uterus and ovaries.
Pain commencing in right ovary, passing down broad ligament to uterus.
Great sensitiveness of right ovarian region during or after menses.
Pain in ovaries and back during menses.
Dull, pressing, wedge-like pain, as if a dull plug was driven from right ovary toward womb.
Pain in lower part of abdomen; agg. left ovarian region; comes on about 3 A. M.; amel. by motion and eating; likes acid things; left ovary tender to pressure; pains before, during and after stool; leucorrhea thick, yellow, burning; vertigo, staggering when walking; faint on getting up in morning; has to lie with head high on account of shortness of breath; menses too early; stoppage of urine, or it flows, stops, and flows again. ~ Chronic ovaritis.
Abdomen as large as in pregnancy at sixth month from accumulation of fluid; rapid, irritable pulse; thirst; general prostration, able to sit up only part of day; loss of appetite; pain and tenderness in right ovarian region, and fluid rapidly accumulating. ~ Ovarian cyst.
Pressing, bearing down towards genitals; constipation; acrid leucorrhea, corroding linen; dwindling and falling away of mamma; strumous constitution. ~ Ovarian dropsy.
Swelling and induration of uterus.
Uterine leucorrhea with swelling of cervix, os uteri feeling hard and indurated; uterus enlarged; tendency to menorrhagia; corroding leucorrhea, rendering thighs sore.
During course of inflammatory disease affecting uterus and surrounding parts; colliquative sweats; great emaciation and weakness; catarrh of chest, constantly growing more severe; sudden appearance of menses, very profuse and accompanied by severe abdominal pains, particularly in region of ovary.
Cancerous degeneration at neck of uterus.
Metrorrhagia: with acute pain in mamma, or mamma dwindle away and become flabby; at every stool, with cutting in abdomen, pain in loins and small of back; long lasting; after abuse of mercury. ~ Cancer of womb.
Menses: sometimes too early, at others too late; premature, violent and copious.
Chronic menorrhagia in thin, delicate women, subject to corrosive leucorrhea, with other indications of congested uterus and ovaries.
Premature and too copious menses, with goitre; dwindling away of breasts, and great weakness on going up stairs.
Violent dysmenorrhea with very scanty discharge.
Irregular menses; delaying eight days, with vertigo and palpitation of heart.
Chronic amenorrhea of long standing.
Before menses: flashes of heat, with palpitation; tension and swelling of neck; abdominal pains.
During menses: pains in back and ovaries; lassitude; coughing up of blood; great weakness and loss of breath.
After menses: palpitation.
Thin, yellow leucorrhea in scrofulous women, with induration and swelling of os uteri, and engorgement of vagina.
Chronic leucorrhea most abundant at time of menses, rendering thighs sore and corroding linen.
Mammary hyperesthesia.
Heaviness of mamma, as if they would fall off.
Acute pain and soreness in mamma, with metritis; cachectic state of system, with feeble pulse.
Bluish red nodosities, size of a hazel nut; in both mamma; dry, black points at tips.


Excessive flow of very thin, watery milk; great weakness and rapid emaciation. ~ Galactorrhea.
Suppression of milk; atrophy and relaxation of mamma. (Iodium should not be given during lying-in period, except in high potencies. –C. Hg.)


Voice: nasal, hoarse; has a deep, hoarse, rough sound, becoming continually deeper.
Hoarseness: in morning and insupportable tickling and tingling in larynx; lasts all day, phlegm in small quantities and tough, constant hemming and hawking.
Sensation of constriction (fullness or pressure) in larynx, with impeded deglutition.
Tightness and constriction about larynx, with soreness and hoarseness.
Swelling and contraction of larynx.
Contraction and heat in larynx.
Spasm of glottis in rachitic children; cannot bear warmth.
Enlargement and induration of cervical and mesenteric glands; loss of appetite, utter indifference to food; scanty, high colored urine; clayey evacuations; emaciation; yellow skin; action of heart feeble and much increased by motion. ~ Spasm of glottis.
Region of trachea smarting, accompanied by frequent lancinating pain.
Pains in larynx: with great hoarseness, or complete aphonia; with desire to cough; with discharge of hardened mucus.
Painful pressure mingled with stitches in region of larynx and sublingual glands, returning several times during day.
Roughness, painful pressure and stitches in larynx and pharynx, as if swollen; increased secretion of mucus in trachea; dry, short and hacking cough.
Soreness of throat and chest; wheezing; drawing pains in lungs; child grasps throat and chest with its hands.
Chronic laryngitis in scrofulous subjects; more or less hectic fever, especially serviceable when the trachea is implicated.
Intense membranous laryngitis; head and face hot; paroxysmal, dry, short, barking cough; respiration irregular, short and quick; active motion of alae nasi.
Increased secretion of mucus in trachea; long lasting laryngeal catarrh.
Paralysis of throat.
Membranous croup, with wheezing and sawing respiration, dry, barking cough, especially in children with dark eyes and dark hair; child grasps throat with hand.
Violent attack of cough threatening suffocation, with whistling tone and great anguish. ~ Membranous croup.
Tracheal and bronchial croup, with tendency to torpor; extensive membrane; jerking breathing.
Cough is peculiar in that it has lost the metallic, loud timbre, so characteristic of croup, and has become muffled and indistinct; the more plastic the exudation, the more Iodium is indicated. ~ Croup.
Suffocating cough, can hardly get her breath for it; amel. by expectorating, sputa very scanty; weight and tightness at stomach after food; cough exhausts and chokes her, and causes retching and pain in forehead; agg. in a warm room; during day chilly, cold chills run up back; at night when in bed subjective dry heat, especially of head; bitter taste of solid food, not of drinks; burning pain below right hip from back to front. ~ Bronchitis.
Delicate constitutions, with quick pulse, tendency to bronchial and pulmonary congestion and hemorrhage; overgrown young people, with weak chest and dry cough, subject to spitting of blood and cardiac palpitation; swelling of cervical and bronchial glands; nocturnal sweats and progressive emaciation, notwithstanding good appetite and regular function of bowels; cough from every effort to expand chest; much dry cough; suffocative feeling; shortness of breath at least exertion. ~ Bronchitis.
Chronic bronchitis in a scrofulous subject; dyspnea at night, compelling him to sit up; raw sensation in left bronchus, particularly in morning; early in day cough dry, later transparent, occasionally grayish sputa; exacerbation after every cold.


An effort to expand chest produced cough but no pain.
Breath comes in wave-like expansions.
Shortness of breath, palpitation and feeling of weakness on going up stairs.
Tightness of respiration; out of breath from least exercise.
Respiration, especially inspiration, difficult; constriction of throat prevents swallowing.
Asthma, breathes heavily even when quiet.
Rachitic children, swelling of bronchial glands; tightness and constriction about larynx, with soreness, hoarse voice; enlarged glands may cause paralysis of laryngeal, tracheal and bronchial nerves; mesenteric glands enlarged and indurated; tendency to marasmus; excellent appetite and yet grows thin, or indifferent to food; stools clayey; urine high colored, scanty; skin yellow; heart's action feeble and increased by any position; unbearably irritable; well marked, painless goitre.
Swelling and distension of abdomen; when assuming a wrong position he is threatened with suffocation (has to lie on back).

COUGH. [27]

Dry morning cough, from tickling in larynx.
Constant tickling, in trachea and under sternum, with inclination to cough.
Unendurable tickling through whole chest, causing cough; during attack undulating inspiration; cough preceded by great anxiety and followed by depression; emaciation.
Cough as from a feather in throat, especially in morning; sneezing; vomiting; stitches in chest and side, dyspnea and great weakness. ~ Liver complaint.
Annoying, tickling cough in phthisical persons.
Expansion of chest produces cough but no pain.
Dry cough, with stitches and burning in chest.
Cough with copious collection of mucus in bronchi and inability to expectorate; moderate amount of fever.
Dry, croupy cough, with titillation; sensation of soreness in larynx; barking, with gray or white salty, sweetish expectoration; shrill whistling and rattling in chest; sawing, hissing respiration; oppression; hoarseness, difficult speech; expectoration of tough mucus; soreness and pain extending to upper third of sternum.
Cough moist but harsh as from tickling all over chest; wheezing, metallic cough; tough or slimy sputa; constriction of larynx; agg. in wet weather; agg. in morning.
Cough often coming on in Fall, constant tickling in pit of throat; agg. by expiration; frequent paroxysms of severe, short, but continuous coughs, one rapidly following the other, can scarcely utter a word; cough sounds as if mucus was deep down in chest; expectoration of yellow pieces, tasteless, or during day salty.
Cough caused and aggravated by tobacco; often accompanied by retching; could not lie down, sat bent forward.
Cough: after catching cold on damp day; amel. by expectoration; sputa very scanty; cough suffocating, can hardly get breath; weight and tightness at stomach after food; cough exhausts and chokes her, and causes retching and pain in forehead; agg. in warm room; during day chilly, cold chill runs up back; at night in bed subjective, dry heat, especially of head; bitter taste of solid food, not of drinks; burning pain below right hip from back to front.
Chronic cough excited by pressure in throat, agg. at night, in a very nervous, tall, thin and careworn old lady.
Dry, croupy cough; mucous membrane of larynx and trachea dry; mucus hard and tough.
Croupy, hoarse cough, agg. in warm, wet weather.
Patients are weak, sallow, short of breath, emaciated and have enormous appetites. ~ Tussis convulsiva.
Great weakness with the cough.
During cough: tickling and burning pain in throat; oppression, pressing, burning and stitches in chest; rattling; anxiety; nausea; vomiting; sneezing.
Cough, with expectoration of large quantities of mucus, frequently blood streaked.
Short, loose cough, with thick mucus and puriform expectoration, often bloody.
Cough agg. towards morning. ~ Tuberculosis.
Dyspnea, cough, palpitation and pains agg. by movement.
Expectoration: salty; sweetish; sourish; putrid; gray or white; yellow; blood streaked.


A feeling of great weakness in chest; can hardly walk up stairs.
Constriction of chest.
Sharp, quick, piercing pains in chest.
Itching: low down in lungs, behind sternum; causing cough; extends through bronchi to nasal cavity.
Rattling in chest: yet nothing seems to loosen; with roughness under sternum and oppression.
Tendency to bronchial and pulmonary congestion and hemorrhage.
Violent chills, followed by fever and pain in chest; short, anxious breathing, violent cough; lip and chin sore; urine high colored and scanty; creaking, leathery noise over middle and lower third of right lung. ~ Pneumonia.
Violent chill, followed by violent dry heat, pain in back and right side, from cough and dyspnea; rust colored sputum and fresh blood, crepitant rales, pulse 120, skin hot and dry. ~ Pneumonia.
Violent chill followed by great pressure on chest; respiration impeded, interrupted, imperfect and rapid; pulse 110; urine scanty and red; frequent short cough, with expectoration of tenacious, yellowish matter, occasionally tinged with blood; troublesome “cold sore” on lips and nose; lower lobes of right lung affected. ~ Pneumonia.
Sensation of weakness in chest, with anxiety, oppression, and burning, tearing, stabbing pains; sensation as if something resisted expansion; cough, with dyspnea and blood streaked expectoration; also during third stage, where slow suppuration sets in without marked febrile symptoms in tuberculous patients, and causes a slowly progressing hectic condition, entirely confined to lungs. ~ Croupous pneumonia.
Continuous delirium; great dyspnea; respiration 60; unquenchable thirst, tongue dry; great prostration; sputa gluey, rusty yellow, mingled with blood streaks, is dislodged with difficulty and sticks fast to handkerchief. ~ Pneumonia.
Pneumonia, when the disease localizes.
Pleuritic effusions.
Neck long and thin; clavicular region, particularly right side, sunken; empty percussion sound in upper portion of chest, but especially on right side; bronchial respiration on right side; chest flat, sunken; respiration short and accomplished only by lower portion of chest and diaphragm; strong impulse of heart; anemic murmurs; voice hoarse, toneless, weak; irritation in larynx; constant pressure and burning in throat; sensation of rawness in larynx and bronchial tubes extending into chest, causing hawking and coughing; disagreeable tickling in throat at night, causing severe and violent cough; short, dry, irritating cough, agg. at night, followed in morning by sweat; occasionally severe attacks of spasmodic cough, greatly prostrating patient, and causing loss of breath and glowing heat in head and face; scanty, tough, slimy expectoration, often streaked with blood; pressure and heaviness on chest; loss of breath after least exertion or talking. ~ Consumption.
Face pale, anxious, earthy; cheeks red, eyes languid, appetite greatly impaired; pressure at stomach, particularly after eating; abdomen sunken; frequent colicky pains; diarrhea, or scanty and delayed stool; menses scanty and delayed; pulse small, frequent, particularly in evening; fever; every afternoon dry heat, thirst, confusion of head; restless and sleepless at night, sweat towards morning; skin dry, hot, pale, dirty gray in color; anemia; great emaciation, lassitude and debility. ~ Consumption.
Voice weak, rough, hoarse; face pale; respiration impeded; pain in chest. ~ Tuberculosis.
Tickling all over chest; tough, stringy, blood streaked sputa; hunger, yet emaciation; cannot bear a warm room. ~ Phthisis.
Phthisis pulmonalis, with constant tickling and inclination to cough, in trachea and under sternum; expectoration of transparent mucus streaked with blood; morning sweats; emaciation; wasting fever; rapid pulse; diarrhea; amenorrhea.
Emaciated almost to a skeleton; for several months has been compelled to stay in bed; decubitus; almost continual fever, remitting only for two or three hours in afternoon; profuse night sweats; continuous cough with copious expectoration. ~ Consumption.
For several years obstinate leucorrhea, alternating with a cough which greatly reduced her strength and threatened to develop into consumption.
Advanced stage of tuberculosis, when glands and lymphatics are affected; much expectoration of blood, or even hemorrhages.
Swelling of cervical and bronchial glands.


Great precordial anxiety, obliging constant change of position.
Sensation of weakness in heart.
Constant, heavy, oppressive pain, in region of heart.
Sharp, quick, piercing, and movable, but heavy, oppressive pain in region of heart.
Sensation as if heart was squeezed together.
Feeling as if heart was grasped by an iron hand.
Palpitation of heart: agg. from least exertion; with faintness.
Tumultuous, irregular or intermitting action of heart.
Cardiac action excessive. ~ Exophthalmic goitre.
Pericarditis in complication with croupous pneumonia.
Mitral insufficiency and periodical attacks of pain about heart, following long fit of sickness with typhoid endocarditis; ventral dilatation of heart, with marked projection of left second and third ribs; loss of strength; difficult breathing; violent palpitations.
Dilatation of heart, after scarlatina.
Darker color of skin, with sensation of heat; skin turns brown, grows parchment-like, peels off, and shows underneath the loosened scales a fatty transpiration; thickening of epidermis; sudden turning of yellowish color into brown, as if smoked; excessive weakness and debility; muscular weakness and trembling; sadness and depression of spirits; mental torpor; dullness and pain in head; vertigo; nausea; violent, continuous vomiting; violent, excruciating pain in stomach; constipation; frequent attacks of gastralgia; drawing and pressing in region of kidneys; twitchings, convulsions; epilepsy; paralysis; the formerly yellow face turns brown; red hair turns to chestnut brown. ~ Addison's disease.
Pulse: large, hard and accelerated, with orgasm of blood and beating in bloodvessels; rapid, but weak and thread-like; small, very quick, irregular; weak, threadlike; accelerated, by every slight exertion.
Extremely troublesome pulsations in larger arterial trunks.
Pulsation in arteries at every muscular effort.
Ebullition in chest and audible palpitation.


Burning stinging tension in integuments of chest.


Redness on neck and chest as if ecchymosed.
Yellow spots on neck.
Neck swells up when talking.
Swelling and induration of cervical glands.
Hard and red condition of mucous surfaces, scrofulous subjects; enlargement of cervical and subcutaneous glands.
Enlargement and induration of glands, cervical and mesenteric; want of appetite; utter indifference to food; scanty, high colored urine; clayey evacuations; emaciation; yellow skin; action of heart feebler and much agg. by motion.
Gradual increase in size of neck, especially on right side, until it measured fourteen and a half inches over isthmus of thyroid body; soft and without any fluctuation. ~ Goitre.
Marked increase of thyroid gland, which had been already slightly enlarged; acute pain in gland upon pressure or on slightest movement of head.
Non-lobulated tumor in anterior and median portion of neck as large as a child's head; rosy red color heavy in weight and of soft consistency; voice for past, two years slightly rough, and respiration difficult, especially when he lies on back. ~ Goitre.
Hypertrophy of two lobes of thyroid gland; tumor becoming more swollen and painful at each return of menses, which were irregular and painful. ~ Goitre.
Sensation of constriction in goitre.
Goitre: recent and soft; with marked hardness; hard and nodulated.
Large boil between scapulae, with gangrene of legs.
Stitches in small of back; pains like rheumatism.
Pain in sacrum and coccyx.
Spinal complaints, with gressus vaccinus.


Swelling of axillary glands.
Hot, dark red, lymphatic swelling in right axilla, size of a walnut, discharging a cheesy pus.
Weariness of arms, as if paralyzed, in morning, in bed.
Trembling of arms and hands.
Pain in bones of arm on which he lies at night.
Small boil on posterior surface of right upper arm.
Tearing in left elbow.
Pains in elbow.
Painful weakness in extensors.
Subsultus tendinum.
Back of left hand painful, as if swollen, painful to pressure and when turning hand, not when closing fingers.
Brown discoloration on back of hand.
Sweating in palms of hands.
Coldness of hands and feet.
Fingers “go to sleep”.
Round spot between thumb and index finger covered with two whitish vesicles.


Intermittent, sharp, tearing pains between left hip and head of femur, agg. by moving joint; ear swellings; abuse of mercury.
Jerking pain in legs each time after taking cold, following pressure in pit of stomach. ~ Jaundice.
Numb feeling in thighs and legs.
Violent itching nettlerash on thigh and inside of left knee.
Flat blister on knee looks as if full of bile.
After neglected injury, large, elastic and fluctuating swelling of knee; pale redness of skin upon which there are several very red, hot and painful spots; temperature at knee elevated; dull pain deep in knee-joint when lying quietly with leg stretched out, becoming very severe upon least motion or pressure; foot must be kept very quiet; febrile attacks; finally small opening over patella through which oozed laudable pus, later followed by a profuse, clear, yellow, serous discharge, particularly early in evening.
Knee greatly swollen, puffed and round on both sides; sensation of fluctuation; temperature elevated; pain when stretching leg or when attempting to stand; limps when attempting to walk and can only place tip of foot upon floor; pressure upon patella causes great pain; no pain during rest.
Hot, bright red, shining swelling of knee, with shooting, stitches and burning; in several places, small, highly inflamed openings through which oozes a watery, bloody pus; least motion of body or foot, or least touch or pressure upon swelling cause very severe pain. ~ Scrofulous inflammation.
Hot, bright red swelling of knee, with inflammation, pricking and burning; agg. by touch or pressure.
White swelling of knee; dropsical swelling of knee joint.
Second and third stage; fistulous openings, discharging a thin, watery ichor, and surrounded by pale; spongy edges, which bleed easily; feverish; emaciation. ~ Gonarthrocace.
Much swelling, with erratic tearing pains. ~ Synovitis.
Chronic hydrarthrosis of knee joint.
Violent itching nettlerash, particularly around knee; on outer side of left knee especially.
Subsultus tendinum of feet.
Edematous swelling of feet.
Acrid, corrosive sweat of feet.
Painful corns.


Great weariness of arms and legs from excessive debility.
Subsultus tendinum of both hands and feet.
Trembling of limbs.
Acute articular rheumatism, with violent pericarditis and pleuro-pneumonia.
Chronic arthritic affections, with violent nightly pains in joints, no swelling.
Subsultus tendinum of hands and feet; great drowsiness and continual dreaming of eating, with great prostration on rising from bed; picking of bedclothes and short, dry cough.
Much coldness of hands and feet.


Rest: no pain in knee.
Lying down: agg. tremor at heart and fainting.
Lying quietly with leg stretched out: pain in knee.
Has to lie with head high on account of shortness of breath.
Pain in bones of arms on which he lies.
Has to lie on back: on account of swelling of abdomen.
When lying on back: respiration difficult.
Cannot lie down: on account of bloating and distension of abdomen; on account of cough.
Sat up in bed, then threw himself upon it.
Able to sit up only part of day.
Is compelled to sit up: by dyspnea.
Sitting: agg. tremor at heart and fainting; anxiety after mental labor amel.
Stooping: agg. vertigo.
Hardly able to stand: chill two years old.
Attempting to stand: pain in knee agg.
Head inclined to seek support: caused by oppressive, dull feeling in head.
Desire to change position continually.
Precordial anxiety obliging constant change of position.
When assuming a wrong position he is threatened with suffocation.
Inclination to move about: not permitting one to eat or to sleep.
Grasps throat and chest with his hand.
Slightest movement of head: acute pain in thyroid gland.
Least motion: pain in knee agg.
Least exertion: palpitation of heart agg.; accelerates pulse.
At every muscular effort: pulsations in arteries.
After slight exercise when lying down: tremor at heart and fainting agg.; out of breath.
Every motion: throbbing in head; increases heart's action.
Rising: agg. headache; produces faintness; tremor at heart and fainting agg.
Rising from bed: great prostration.
When moving hip joint: pain agg.
Stretching leg: pain in knee agg.
When turning left hand: painful.
Attempting to walk: knee causes limping; can only place tip of foot on floor.
Walking: vertigo, staggering.
Can hardly walk up stairs: weakness of chest.
Walking fast: agg. headache.
Active exertion: causes dizziness.
Running about, never sits down or sleeps at night.
Motion: amel. pain in lower part of abdomen; dyspnea, cough, palpitation and pains agg.; action of heart feeble, much agg.
Must keep in motion day and night.
Restless, inclined to move, not permitting her to sit or sleep.
Violent palpitations drive him out of bed.

NERVES. [36]

Excessive excitability; irritability and sensitiveness.
Restlessness, with inclination to move about, not permitting one to sit or to sleep.
Great weakness and loss of breath, on going up stairs.
Remarkable and unaccountable sense of weakness and loss of breath on going up stairs; leucorrhea corroding the linen; food does not nourish or strengthen her.
Great debility; sweats, even from talking.
Trembling of limbs or whole body.
Twitching of muscles.
Abdominal reflex chorea; the stomach, liver, pancreas, abdominal glands, being at fault.
Facial paralysis or epilepsy, following suppression of goitre.

SLEEP. [37]

Sleeplessness after midnight.
Restless sleep, with vivid or anxious dreams.

TIME. [38]

Towards morning: cough agg.
Morning: weakness; teeth yellow, covered with much mucus; much mucus in mouth; diarrhea; faint on getting up; hoarseness, and tickling and tingling in larynx; raw sensation in left bronchus; dry cough; cough as from a feather; cough moist but harsh; sweat following cough; weariness of arms; debilitating sweat.
From morning till evening: empty eructations.
At 3 A. M.: pain in lower part of abdomen.
At 11 A. M.: longs for food.
Early in day: dry cough.
During day: chilly; salty expectoration.
All day: hot, dry skin; hoarseness and tickling in larynx.
Afternoon: violent aching at base of occiput; for several hours fever remits.
Evening: sneezing; stoppage of nose; itching and burning of anus; pulse small and frequent; discharge from knee agg.
Night: heart palpitates “like lightning;” pulsations felt at pit of stomach; watery, fluent coryza; burning and itching at anus; subjective dry heat; sweats; dyspnea; chronic cough agg.; disagreeable tickling in throat; cough agg.; restless; sleepless; pain in bones of arms; pains in joints; cold feet; very profuse sweats.
After midnight: sleeplessness.


Aggravation: warmth; wrapping up head; cannot bear hat on.
Amelioration: cold air; washing in cold water.
Rachitic children cannot bear warmth.
Warm room: cough agg.; shaking chill.
Warm air: agg. throbbing in head.
Warm weather: great tendency to take cold.
External warmth: relaxed mamma agg.
Cannot bear warmth or a warm room.
Heat: agg. piles.
Inclination to uncover.
Open air: dry coryza becomes fluent.
Wet weather: cough agg.
Damp day: caught cold, cough.
Drinking cold milk: constipation amel.
Cold baths: agg. violent palpitations.

FEVER. [40]

Shaking chill, or chilliness, in a warm room.
Hands, nose, feet icy cold; cold feet the whole night.
Chill predominates, is cold most of the time.
Chill, frequently, alternating with heat.
Fever with dry skin, weak and rapid pulse, twitching of muscles, and more coldness than heat of skin.
Internal heat, with coldness of skin.
Flushes of heat; ebullitions and pulsations.
Heat or sweat, with inclination to uncover.
Burning heat of hands.
Quartan fever, with diarrhea on days free from fever.
Sallow, distressed countenance. ~ Intermittent.
Left hypochondriac region hard and acutely painful to pressure. ~ Intermittent fever.
Intense pain in ileo-cecal region; bloody, watery diarrhea; great irritation of nervous system; picking at flocks; delirium. ~ Typhoid.
Palms of hands sweat continually.
Cold feet sweat easily; so acrid that it corrodes skin.
Debilitating, sour sweat in morning, with great weakness of limbs; much thirst.
Sweat with thirst.
Very profuse night sweat; profuse, cold, viscid sweat.
Profuse night sweats, with great emaciation and debility, and tendency to take cold, especially in warm weather.


Frequent paroxysms of severe short but continuous coughs, one rapidly following the other.
Periodical attacks of pain about heart.
Occasional severe attacks of spasmodic cough.
Every time after taking cold: jerking pains in legs.
Every few hours: must eat.
For several hours in afternoon: fever remits.
Every afternoon: dry heat; thirst; confusion of head.
Several times during day: pressure in region of larynx.
Every third day: attacks of gastrodynia.
Menses delayed eight days.
At each return of menses: thyroid gland painful.
For several months: has been compelled to stay in bed.
Six months: menses absent.
Often in Fall: cough.
For several years: leucorrhea alternating with cough.


Right: constant tearing pains around eye; small scab in nostril; pain in hypochondrium; pain in ovary; sensitiveness of ovarian region; tenderness and pain in ovarian region; burning pain below hip; creaking, leathery noise, over middle and lower third of lung; pain in side; lower lobes of lung affected; clavical region sunken; empty percussion sound on side of chest; bronchial respiration; increase of size of neck; swelling of axilla; small boil on posterior surface of upper arm.
Left: vertigo on side; hypertrophy of ventricle; sharp, pressive pain in upper part of side of forehead; headache on side; suppurating ulcer on cheek; hypochondriac region hard and acutely painful to pressure; incarceration of flatus in side of abdomen; pain in ovarian region; ovary tender to pressure; raw sensation in bronchus; marked projection of second and third ribs; tearing in elbow; back of hand painful; sharp pain between hip and head of femur; violent, itching nettlerash, inside of knee; outer side of knee nettlerash; hypochondriac region painful to pressure and hard.
Hard boil on forearm near wrist.
From back to front: burning pain below right hip.


Brain felt as if it was stirred up; as if going crazy; as if a tape or band was tightly drawn around head; brain feels as if stirred around with a spoon; as though a foreign substance was inside of brain; like a veil before eyes; pain in eyes as from excoriation; as if alae nasi were spread wide open; as though he had sharp vinegar in mouth; as if every particle of food was turned into air; as if a plug was driven from right ovary to womb; as if mamma would fall off; pharynx as if swollen; cough as from a feather in throat; as if something resisted expansion in chest; as if heart was squeezed together; as if heart was grasped by an iron hand; arm as if paralyzed; left hand as if swollen; blister on knee looks as if full of bile.
Pain: in eyes; in occiput and temples; from inner canthus to articulation of jaw; in throat; in esophagus; in chest; in liver through to shoulder blade; in hepatic region; in right hypochondrium; in right ovary passing down broad ligament to uterus; in ovaries and back during menses; in lower part of abdomen; in left ovarian region; in right ovarian region; in loins and small of back; in larynx; in forehead; extending to upper third of sternum; in right side, about heart; in head; in sacrum and coccyx; in bones of arm on which he lies; in elbows; in bones.
Violent, excruciating pain in stomach.
Intense pain: in ileo-cecal region.
Acute pain: in mamma; in thyroid gland.
Violent nightly pain: in joints.
Great anguish: with cough; precordial.
Sharp, tearing pain: between left hip and head of femur.
Constant tearing pain: around right eye, passing backwards from inner canthus to articulation of jaw.
Tearing: in left elbow; in chest.
Lancinating pain: in region of trachea.
Sharp, quick, piercing pains: in chest; in region of heart.
Cutting pains: in intestines; in abdomen.
Erratic tearing: in knee.
Stabbing: in chest.
Shooting stitches: in knee.
Stitches: in hepatic region; in region of larynx; in region of pharynx; in chest and side; in small of back.
Sharp, pressive pain: in upper part of side of forehead.
Throbbing pain: in head.
Burning pain: in throat; in chest; below right hip.
Burning, stinging tension: in integuments of chest.
Corroding pains: in stomach.
Severe abdominal pain: in region of ovary.
Violent colic and colicky pains.
Drawing pains: in lungs; in region of kidneys.
Gnawing pains: in stomach.
Jerking pains: in legs.
Spasmodic pains: in stomach.
Forcing pain: in spermatic cord and testicles.
Pinching: around navel.
Pricking: in knee.
Dull, pressing, wedge-like pain: from ovary to womb.
Dull pain: deep in knee joint.
Pain like rheumatisms: in back.
Violent aching: at base of occiput.
Aching, pressing pain: in spermatic cords and testicles.
Pressive pains: in vertex.
Heavy, oppressive pain: in region of heart.
Painful pressure: in abdomen; in vertex; in region of larynx; of pharynx.
Smarting: in eyes; in region of trachea.
Soreness: in rectum; of mamma; about larynx; of throat and chest; in larynx; extending to upper third of sternum; of lip and chin.
Burning heat: of hands.
Glowing heat: in head and face.
Burning: in anus; in piles; in throat; in chest; in knee.
Heat: in larynx.
Bearing down: in genitals; in seminal cord.
Painfullness: of tongue; of ulcers on gums; in corns.
Painful weakness: of extensors.
Intense painfullness: of glands on inside of cheek.
Sensitiveness: of right ovarian region.
Raw sensation: in left bronchus; in larynx and bronchial tubes to chest.
Tenderness: of epigastrium; about hepatic region.
Dull pressure in frontal sinuses.
Dullness: in head.
Pressure: on a small spot above root of nose; in hepatic region; in region of stomach; in testicles extending to abdomen; in throat; on chest; in region of kidneys; in pit of stomach.
Oppressive, dull feeling: in head; in chest; under sternum.
Heaviness: of both mamma; on chest.
Confusion: of head.
Twisting sensation: in seminal cord.
Tightness: about larynx; at stomach.
Tension: in abdomen; in testicles; of neck.
Constriction: about larynx; of throat; of chest; in goitre.
Contraction: of larynx.
Throbbing: all over body; in head at every motion; of abdominal aorta.
Palpitation: felt at pit of stomach.
Pulsations: in pit of stomach; in abdomen.
Sensation of fluctuation: in knee.
Unendurable tickling: through whole chest.
Continual tickling: in middle of chest.
Tingling: in larynx.
Tickling: in larynx; in throat; in pit of throat.
Irritation: in larynx.
Roughness: under sternum.
Numb feeling: in thighs and legs.
Paralytic feeling: of arms.
Great weariness: of arms and legs.
Great weakness: in chest; in heart.
Weight: at stomach.
Creepy sensation: in skin.
Violent itching nettlerash on thigh and inside of left knee.
Itching, stinging: in front part of septum narium; in protuberance on nose; of anus; low down in lungs behind sternum, extending to bronchi and nasal cavity; of scars.


Gradual or rapid emaciation, almost to a skeleton.
Atrophy of children, with inordinate appetite; restless; desires to change position continually; face yellow, or brownish and shrunken; copious and papescent stools; glands swollen and painless, especially mesenteric ones.
Marasmus with intolerable irritability, child will be approached by no one.
Scrofulosis with emaciation, in spite of necessity of eating every few hours; swelling and induration of glands, the whole of lymphatic system being involved; rachitic affections; inflammation of eyes and eyelids; otitis and otorrhea; swelling of mesenteric glands; frequent catarrhs; bronchocele; scrofulous women with dwindling of and falling away of mamma.
A colored child, two years old, with the face of an old man, dry skin, large head and stomach, very large genitals, thin arms and legs, is hardly able to stand, sits by preference out doors in the burning sun of the tropics; is always hungry; has a blood boil on left forearm near the wrist; Iodium was followed by a fine eruption, resembling itch when the child began to improve and got well.
Low cachectic state of the system, with feeble pulse.
In strumous habits, if expectoration or leucorrheal discharge corrode the linen.
Syphilis: mercurial cachexia; salivation; ulcers in throat; skin and muscles lax; nightly bone pain; very hard chronic buboes.
Arthritic affections.
Hypertrophy and induration of glands.
Inveterate cases of goitre; the harder they feel, and the more other symptoms are wanting, the better indicated.
Bleeding ulcers, destitute of feeling; hard, spongy and sensitive ulcers, with feeling of tenseness and soreness; pus copious, bloody, and corroding, or thin, watery, and yellow.
Very profuse suppuration; enormous quantities of pus with hectic.


Touch: gums painful; hepatic region painful; knee agg.
Pressure: agg. pain in esophagus; region of liver sore; epigastrium painful; left hypochondriac region very painful; from pit of stomach to navel and in corresponding region in back sensitiveness; left ovary tender; causes acute pain in thyroid gland; back of left hand painful; pain in knee agg.; on patella causes great pain; left hypochondriac region painful.
Friction: amel. violent palpitations.
When riding long time in open carriage.
After neglected injury: large swelling of knee.

SKIN. [46]

Skin: rough; dry; dirty yellow; clammy; moist; cool.
Eruption: furfuraceous; humid; like scarlet rash; herpes; ringworm; acne; urticaria; inveterate impetigo scrofulosa.
High fever with great weakness; for some days slight eruption, not distinctly characteristic; frequent attacks of anxiety and oppression of breathing, with faintness, especially in night; weakness always increasing, so that fatal paralysis of heart was apprehended; developed the eruption. ~ Small-pox.
Scarlatina: ulcers in throat; glands swollen, suppurating; everything appears bright blue to him in the distance.
Small, dry, red pimples on arms, chest and back.
Scars itch, break open, or pimples break out on them.
Tendency to papula, small boils and abscesses.
Morbus maculosus.
Fungus articularis after measles.
Tertiary syphilis, with ulceration of skin.


Dark hair and eyes.
Overgrown boys with weak chest; aged persons.
Scrofulous diathesis.
Low cachectic condition with profound debility and great emaciation.
Boy, aet. 6 months, affection of eyes; hydrocele.
Infant, aet. 10 months, early in life had marasmus; spasms of glottis.
Boy, aet. 14 months, dark eyes, light hair, rickets; laryngismus stridulus.
Colored boy, aet. 2, old face and wise look; marasmus.
Girl, aet. 2 1/2, vigorous constitution; membranous laryngitis.
Boy, aet. 4; diphtheria.
Boy, aet. 8, scrofulous; inflammation of knee.
Girl, aet. 10, scrofulous, had swollen submaxillary glands for several months; diphtheritis.
Girl, aet. 10, scrofulous; croupous inflammation of pharynx.
Girl, aet. 11; inflammation of knee.
Girl, aet. 12, lymphatic temperament, fair complexion, delicate constitution, general health feeble, and menses not yet appeared, suffering one year; goitre.
Girl, aet. 12, during attack of rheumatism; threatened inflammation of brain.
Girl, aet. 16, bilious-lymphatic temperament, suffering one year, since date of first menses; goitre.
Girl, aet. 18, slender form, after exposure on ice, while skating; pneumonia.
Girl, aet. 18, brunette, features regular but pale, mild, peaceful disposition, almost phlegmatic, menses regular for some years and of general good health; goitre.
Girl, aet. 20, after neglected injury; inflammation of knee.
Girl, aet. 20, large, thin, phthisical habits; threatened tuberculosis.
Woman, aet. 20, after a long illness; heart disease.
Miss L., aet. 21; deafness.
Man, aet. 21, tailor, poor and ill nourished, lymphatic temperament and scrofulous, suffering several months; goitre.
Woman, aet. 22, medium height, blue eyes, light auburn hair, sanguine-nervous temperament, predisposed to consumption; galactorrhea.
Young man, lymphatic temperament, full habit, suffering two years; headache.
Young man, swollen nose, enlarged thyroid; chronic bronchitis.
Girl, aet. 22, of phthisical family; consumption.
Woman, aet. 25, married for three months, general health good, sudden attack; goitre.
Man, aet. 27, after muscular exertion and subsequent exposure to cold; pneumonia.
Man, slender, nervous-bilious temperament, of strong likes and dislikes; mania.
Woman, aet. 28, after being delivered of a healthy child, was found to be as large as at full term, from dropsical effusion; a month afterwards four and a half gallons of a thick, dark and highly albuminous fluid were removed by ordinary paracentesis; about a year afterwards, at seventh month of a second pregnancy, four and a half gallons of fluid were drawn off, and six weeks later a normal labor occurred, and again, in about three months, four gallons of fluid were removed by aspiration; the effusion, however, continued, and ovariotomy was believed to be the only remedy; ovarian cyst.
Pregnant woman, aet. 30; small-pox.
Man, aet. 32, small and weak, dark hair, mild disposition, works much in cold water; has suffered from cardiac and hemorrhoidal troubles; affection of testicles.
Man, aet. 34; pneumonia.
Woman, suffering for one and a half years; chronic jaundice.
Man, aet. 40, innkeeper; affection of pancreas.
Colored woman, aet. 42, suffered for twenty years; chronic ovaritis.
Woman, aet. 50, has suffered very much for several years; leucorrhea.
Man, aet. 58, general health good, could not remember when tumor first came; goitre.
Man, aet. 58, suffering 15 years; goitre.
Man, aet. 62, six years ago had itch; inflammation of knee.
Man, aet. 64; jaundice.
Woman, aet. 70, two months ago caught cold on a damp day; bronchitis.
Woman, aet. 70, after catching cold; cough.


Antidoted by: starch or wheat flour mixed with water in case of large doses; small doses by; Ant. tart., Arsen., Bellad., Camphor., Cinch. sulph., Cinchona, Coffea, Hepar, Opium, Phosphor., Spongia, Sulphur.
It antidotes: Mercur.
Compatible: after Mercur., after Hepar in croup, after Arsen.; Acon., Argent. nitr., Calc. ostr., Merc. sol., Phosphor., Pulsat. frequently follow well.
Compare: Bromine, Cactus, Caustic., Conium, Digit., Kali bich., Phos. ac.
Complementary: Lycop.


Source: The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 06, 1888
Description: Clinical materia medica of Iodium
Remedies: Iodium
Author: Hering, C.; Raue, C.G.; Knerr, C.B.; Mohr, C.
Year: 1888
Editing: errors only; interlinks; formatting
Attribution: Legatum Homeopathicum
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