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Phosphoricum Acidum.

Glacial Phosphoric Acid. HPO3.

Provings by Hahnemann, Becher, Franz, Gross, Gutmann, Fr. Hahnemann, Hermann, Hartmann, Langhammer, Meyer, Stapf, Teuthorn, Wislicenus, Hering, Chronische Krankheiten; Herinigke, A. H. Z., vol. 79, p. 157; Schelling, A. H. Z., vol. 84, p. 43; Robinson, B. J. H., vol. 25, p. 327; Andrews, Am. J. of Insan., 1869, p. 113; Gale (from Farrington), MSS.


- Nostalgia, Grief, Woost, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 9; Headache, Wood, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 92; Occipital headache, Bayes, Hom. Rev., vol. 13, p. 269; Chronic congestion to head, Haynel, A. J. H. M. M., vol. 4, p. 136; Raue's Rec., 1872, p. 2; Swelling of nose, Rosenberg, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 173; Periostitis of jaw, Kunkel, A. H. Z., vol. 102, p. 68; Toothache, affection of gums, Hrg., Alts., Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 471; Affection of teeth, Altschul, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 208; Ulcer on tip of tongue, C. Hg., MSS.; Cancrum oris, Hedges, Raue's Rec., 1874, p. 106, from U. S. M. and S. J., vol. 8, p. 499; Vomiting (a child), Kick, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 261; Pains in stomach, Kunkel, A. H. Z., vol. 101, p. 131; Dyspepsia, Berghaus, Raue's Rec., 1874, p. 170, from Trans. A. I., 1872, p. 339; Swelling of inguinal glands, Kunkel, A. H. Z., vol. 101, p. 124; Diarrhea, Hrg., Griessel. Lobeth, L. in Z., Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 844; Kunkel, A. H. Z., vol. 101, p. 131; Diarrhea and impotence, Mossa, Times Ret., 1877; p. 95; from A. H. Z., vol. 94, p. 28; Chronic diarrhea, Cramoisy, Hah. Mo., vol. 14, p. 674; Small, Raue's Rec., 1873, p. 120, from U. S. M. and S. J., vol. 7, p. 427; Kunkel, A. H. Z., vol. 101, p. 123, and vol. 110, p. 12; Cholerine, Engelhard, Gerstel, Findeisen, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 432; Cholera, Cholerine, Quin, Lobeth, Reil, Adler, Schler, Ruoff, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 957; Use in cholera, Drysdale, B. J. H., vol. 8, p. 163; Hemorrhoids, Lobeth, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 1003; Diabetes, Lorbacher, H. K., 1875, p. 24; Pompili, Walker, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 516; (9 cases reported cured), Oehme, Raue's Rec., 1874, p. 211; Walker, Ransford, Hughes, B. J. H., vol. 16, p. 456; vol. 19, p. 390; vol. 24, p. 260; vol. 31, p. 369; Milky urine (6 cases), Hrg., Stapf, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 50; Dysuria, Aegidi, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 384; Onanism, impotence, Wolf, Lobeth, Rosenberg, Kopp, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 62; Spermatorrhea, Mossa, Times Ret., 1877, p. 104, from A. H. Z., vol. 94, p. 27; Prostatorrhea, Pulford, Med. Adv., Oct., 1888; Gleet, Rosenberg, Mosaik, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 95; Menstrual disturbance, Kirsch, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 243; Cough and haemoptysis, Hoffendahl, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 3, p. 222; Use in pneumonia, Müller, Schler, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 3, p. 325; Cardiac weakness, Hale, Raue's Rec., 1875, p. 133 from H. W., vol. 9, p. 194; Spondylitis of cervical vertebrae, Kunkel, A. H. Z., vol. 101, p. 122; Spinal irritation, Miller, T. H. M. S. Pa., 1885, p. 180; Neidhard, B. J. H., vol. 27, p. 554; Weakness of spine, Bayes, Hom. Rev., vol. 13, p. 269; Pain in stump of finger, Schmitt, Hom. Phys., vol. 5, p. 168; Pains in loins, Berridge, N. E. M. G., vol. 9, p. 288; Periostitis and necrosis of tibia, Kunkel, A. H. Z., vol. 101, p. 131; vol. 110, p. 12; Ulcers on leg, Kunkel, A. H. Z., vol. 102, p. 68; Debility, Payne, N. E. M. G., vol. 6, p. 166; Paralytic weakness, Bayes, Hom. Rev., vol. 13, p. 270; Prostration, Kunkel, A. H. Z., vol. 101, p. 131; Nervous prostration, Bayes, Hom. Rev., vol. 13, p. 269; Hysteria, Williamson, Raue's Rec., 1872, p. 2, from Trans. Penn. Soc.; Typhoid fever, Boenninghausen, Hom. Clin., vol. 3, p. 54; (3 cases), Wurmb and Caspar, B. J. H., vol. 12, p. 23; Trinks, B. J. H., vol. 29, p. 295; Wurmb (reports 160 cases cured); Loew (reports 35 cases), Rummel, Gbel, Trinks, Lobeth, Gross, Horner, Hartlaub, Caspar, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 4, pp. 769, 776; Ague, Bayes, Hom. Rev., vol. 13, p. 269; Lade, Hom. Rev., vol. 14, p. 544; Fever attending caries of vertebrae, Goullon, Raue's Rec., 1871, p. 171, from A. H. Z., vol. 81, p. 70; Night sweats, Bayes, Hom. Rev., vol. 13, p. 269; Erysipelas, Thorer, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 4, p. 146; Variola, Altschul, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 4, p. 113; Syphilis, Rosenberg, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 163.

MIND. [1]

Unconsciousness, no complaints; even pinching is not noticed.
Weak memory; loss of ideas and weakness of mind; on thinking he becomes dizzy; cannot collect his thoughts in proper order. ~ Brain fag.
Incapacity for thought in morning.
Hypochondriasis from sexual abuse.
Quiet, indifferent, unwilling to speak, or hasty speech.
Listless, apathetic; remarkable indifference to everything in life; especially if there be emaciation and debility.
Cannot find the right word when talking; answers either reluctantly and slowly or short and incorrectly.
Homesickness, with inclination to weep.
Hysteria, in women of dark complexion; change of life.
Sadness, grief and disposition to weep.
Ailments from care, grief, sorrow, chagrin, homesickness or disappointed love; particularly with drowsiness; night sweats towards morning; emaciation.
Anxiety and doubt concerning his recovery; insomnia and prostration.
Hectic fever, sweat and flushing of face, especially in afternoon, evening or towards night; of crushing weight on vertex. ~ Effects of grief.
Chronic effects of fright.
Delirium, quiet, not violent, with stupefaction and dullness of head.
Depression of sensorium, and muttering, unintelligible speech; lies in a stupor, or in a stupid sleep, unconscious of all that is going on around him; when aroused is fully conscious.
Disinclined to work.
Dread of the future; brooding over one's condition.


Vertigo: head sinks forward or backward; in morning; towards evening, while standing or walking; on closing eyes; in hypochondriacs after excess in venery; at climaxis with flushes of heat and sweat; in typhus, so that they fall when sitting up; lying in bed, as if feet were going up, with head remaining still; after reflection.
Sensation as if intoxicated, in evening, in warm room, with humming in head, which feels as if it would burst when coughing.
Confusion and painful cloudiness of head, especially on awaking.
Stupefying pain in forehead, with somnolency without snoring, eyes being closed.
Dullness of head; inability to think; as after excessive coition.
Great heaviness of head.


Severe pressing pain in forehead and temples, every morning; aversion to food; nausea before eating, and vomiting after eating; watery, at times clay-colored diarrhea; pale, thin, debilitated and weak; has grow too rapidly.
Stupefying pain in forehead, with somnolency without snoring, eyes being closed.
Stitches over one (right) eye.
Dull headache, with tingling in head.
Pressure as from a weight in head, from above downward.
Pressing tensive headache, especially on side on which one lies.
Dreadful pain on top of head, as if brain were crushed, after long-continued grief.
Headache forces one to lie down and is insupportable, agg. from least shaking or noise, especially music.
Headache usually go from behind forward and are amel. by lying down.
Morning headache.
Schoolgirl's headache; from overuse of eyes.
Occipital headache and pain in nape of neck from exhausted nerve-power or excessive grief.
Great heaviness of head.
Chronic congestions to head, caused by fright or grief.
Cerebral weakness from brain fag.


Periosteal pains: bones ache as if scraped; amel. in motion; when lying pain shifts to side on which he lies.
Hair turns grey early; flaxen and very greasy; falls off after grief and sorrow, or after fevers.
Itching on scalp.
Erysipelas, traumatic form, where periosteum is affected.


Eyes sensitive to light; lachrymation.
Aversion to sunlight, sees colors, as of rainbow, or is dazzled on looking at bright objects; sees variegated colors where there is but one.
Amblyopia: optic nerve appears torpid.
Blindness with frequent desire to wink.
Torpid amaurosis, caused by debilitating losses.
Headaches of school children from overuse of eyes (asthenopia).
Pupils dilated.
Eyes look glassy, lustreless or staring.
Pressing in eyes, as if eyeballs were too large.
Burning of eyelids and corners of eyes, especially in evening by candlelight.
Yellow spots in white of eye.
Coldness of inner surface of eyelids.
Margins of lids swollen, red, rounded; lashes fall out; particles of pus on lashes and in canthi; itching and burning, sensitiveness to candlelight; difficult opening of eyes in morning.


Intolerance of noise, especially of music. ~ Headache.
Every sound re-echoes loudly in ears.
Shrill sound in ears on blowing nose.
Roaring in ear, with difficulty hearing.
Nervous deafness, after typhoid diseases.
Dull hearing: stupefaction; especially to distant sounds from mental or bodily exhaustion; after severe acute diseases; does not hear tick of watch held at moderate distance, when held close to ear hears no tick, only a hissing, hears it more distinctly at a distance of a foot and a half.
Spasmodic drawing pain in ear.
Earache on blowing nose.
Otalgia: stitches in ears and drawing pains in cheeks and teeth; from music.


Sense of smell too acute.
Fetid smell from nose.
Bleeding from nose.
Nosebleed in typhus, giving no relief.
Discharge of bloody pus from nose.
Violent coryza; ozaena.
Swelling of dorsum of nose, with red patches or pimples on tip of nose, and throbbing sensation therein; cold swelling of nose, with itching and burning.
Inclination to bore with fingers in nose.


Hippocratic face, lips and tongue very pale.
Sickly, pale or earthy complexion; lustreless, sunken eyes with blue margins.
Skin of face feels tense, as if white of egg had dried on it.
Burning in skin of cheeks.
Heat of side of face on which he is not lying.
Eruptions of large pimples on face.
Pimples on forehead and body of onanists.
Eruptions on face, yellow brown crusts.
Hairs of beard fall out, especially after grief and sorrow.
Sensation of coldness on one side of face.


Sensation as if lower jaw were going to break.
Large pimples and herpes on face and chin.
Lips dry, scurfy and suppurating.
Yellow brown crustlike eruptions, with pus on lower lip near corner of mouth.
Pimples and scurfs on vermilion borders of lips.
Scrofulous swelling on nose and lips, with tendency to bleeding.
Periostitis of upper and lower jaw.


Sensation of coldness in roots of molars.
Pains from hollow teeth, extending into head.
Hollow teeth ache only when food gets into them.
Caries of teeth in scorbutic subjects.
Teeth become yellow and feel dull.
Bleeding, swollen gums; tearing pains in teeth, agg. when warm in bed, and from heat or cold; burning in front teeth during night.
Scorbutic affection of gums, after abuse of mercury; gums white, swollen, easily bleeding, standing off from teeth; teeth yellow and very loose; fetid, putrid odor from mouth.
Painful tubercle on gums.
Diseases of children during dentition.


Taste as from rotten eggs in mouth in morning.
Bread tastes bitter.
Tongue: coated white; pale and flabby; and lips pale, in typhus; clammy, sticky; gluey, in choleraic diseases; red streak in middle; dry; swollen with pain on talking; burning; smarts only at night.
Smarting in mouth when masticating.
Bites side of tongue involuntarily, also at night.
Bites her tongue frequently and has a hard nodule on tip, upon which forms a vesicle resulting in an unclean looking ulcer with a hard edge; burning pains agg. at night.


Dryness of mouth and throat; grey whitish coating of tongue.
Tenacious mucus in mouth and fauces.
Ulceration of soft velum with burning pain.
Cancrum oris, following measles in syphilitic children.
Mercurial syphilitic ulceration of lips, gums and soft palate, with swelling of bones; condylomata.


Dryness of palate and whole mouth, without thirst.
Velum palati feels excoriated with burning.
Sore throat, soreness, scraping, stinging, agg. swallowing food.
Hawks up tough mucus.
Nasal voice.


Canine hunger or loss of appetite; the little food taken comes up with acid eructations; half an hour after eating crampy pains in stomach, with distress from acid eructations.
Excessive, unquenchable thirst; a sensation of dryness of whole body.
Inclination for warm food.
Longs for something refreshing and juicy; bread is too dry.
Desire for beer and milk.
Averse to coffee, wine, beer, or spirituous liquors.
Sour food causes bitter eructations or flatulency.


Bad effects from sour food and drink.


Sourish, acid, or bitter eructations.
Nausea: as if in soft palate; continuous in throat; vomiting of food.


Sensation as if stomach were being balanced up and down.
Pressing in stomach: as from a heavy load; after eating, agg. from touch and motion; with drowsiness.
Pressing pain in stomach whenever pit of stomach is touched; cannot button clothes tightly.
Violent pressure in pit of stomach through to back; agg. from touch. ~ Gastralgia.
Paroxysmal pressing pains in stomach, several times a day, momentarily amel. from warm food and drink, but agg. after an hour or two; constant drawing rheumatic pains in left lower extremity, agg. when part becomes cold, amel. from warmth of bed; tendency to sweat; sensitive to draught or wind; pressure in stomach agg. after a connection; hypochondriacal mood and expression of face; irritable; cannot tolerate a warm room nor coffee; awakes between 1 and 3 A. M.; frequent urination; much collection of mucus in mouth, particularly in morning; flatulence, great rumbling, in abdomen from umbilicus into epigastrium and in both sides of chest.
Acidity of stomach.
Loss of appetite; the little food taken comes up with acid eructations half an hour after eating; crampy pains in stomach, with distress from acid eructations. ~ Dyspepsia.
Dyspepsia after loss of vital fluids.


Heaviness, stitches, burning of one spot in region of liver in passage of gall-stones; jaundice in scrofulous children or from grief.
Pain universally in liver during menses.
Pyaemic symptoms. ~ Hepatitis.


Spleen enlarged, extending beyond ribs. ~ Typhoid.
Meteoristic distension of abdomen; rumbling and gurgling and noise as from water; painless stools.
Flatulency much augmented by sour food.
Pain in umbilical region, audible rumbling and gurgling in abdomen on making pressure.
Griping colic.
Pressure in several places in lower abdomen.
One year ago suffered from gonorrhea for seven or eight days; eight days ago, although he had no connection, inguinal glands became swollen and painful; lame sensation in legs; heavy sleep; on waking feels tired and mouth is full of mucus; pain in forehead, agg. motion; urine turbid, offensive.
Spleen enlarged, extending beyond ribs. ~ Typhoid.


Frequent desire for stool.
Stools: yellow, watery, with meallike sediment; whitish watery; involuntary while passing flatus; painless; very offensive; involuntary, liquid-grey; yellow, mixed with mucus; undigested, greenish-white, painless; thin, whitish-grey; watery, with rumbling in bowels; yellowish and very offensive, child listless, wants nothing and cares for nothing; undigested, painless.
White or yellow watery diarrhea, chronic or acute, without pain or any marked debility or exhaustion.
Diarrhea: not prostrating; after catching cold during heat of summer; watery, chronic; violent bilious or mucous, of twenty months standing, has the appearance of an old man; from acids in young persons who grow too rapidly; after eating; undigested; greenish-white; painless.
Diarrhea for months, coming usually at night; pain in bowels before a passage; much rumbling in abdomen; great weakness in legs; almost complete impotence.
Evacuations particularly one hour after dinner and at times at night; stool preceded by griping in abdomen; feces white, grey, undigested, often consisting only of mucus; urine dark, on standing a little while is like buttermilk; much rumbling in abdomen; great prostration. ~ Chronic diarrhea.
Diarrhea from taking cold on hot Summer days with cool evenings.
Infantile diarrhea; Summer complaint.
Diarrhea caused by fear during cholera season; restlessness; constant rumbling in abdomen; hot hands; body bathed in anxious sweat; great thirst; thin, painless stools.
Diarrhea remaining after an attack of cholera; feces greyish-white; urine becomes milky on standing; at times pains in abdomen; morose and irritable; pains in legs; emaciation.
Cholerine during cholera epidemic, especially when patient is debilitated and relaxed by heat of Summer; no pain; lassitude; prostration; general ill-feeling; abdomen bloated, rumbling therein; small painless discharges.
Tongue covered with thick tenacious mucus; fingers adheres to tongue. ~ Choleric dysentery.
Cholera infantum; great exhaustion; sunken eyes, with blue margins; stools generally painless.
Diarrhea which precedes cholera.
Cholera: on fourth day; roaring in head and ears; photophobia and redness of eyes; deafness; dry mouth and tongue; alternate heat and coldness of limbs; trismus; severe retching and vomiting; hiccough; pains in abdomen, with frequent white, greenish, or black evacuations; limbs numb and motionless; dark-red spots and stripes on skin; prostration; despondency; after camphor had checked vomiting, purging, cramps, etc., there remained frequent whitish, watery motions, vomiting about once in an hour; tongue white; pulse quick, face pale, eyes sunken, skin warm; consecutive fever on fourth or fifth day of disease, restless, tossing about; semi-stupor; sunken features; yellowish diarrhea; frequent sighing; stupor, difficult speech, deafness, slow pulse, etc.
During stool, profuse emission of flatus.
With emission of wind, stool escapes.
Difficult discharge of even soft stool.
No stool.
Hard, difficult stool.
Stools are hard and in pieces.
Intestinal hemorrhage in typhoid.
Hemorrhoids: bleeding, with intolerable pain in sitting; with cramps of upper arm; forearm and wrist.


Great torpor, melanotic dyscrasia, similar to scurvy and stupid typhoids; heart relaxed, dilated, with thin walls; atheroma of the arteries, petechiae; insidious appearance of the renal degeneration; careless and apathetic; perfect prostration with low delirium; neither hunger nor thirst; nausea and vomiting; bleeding gums; urine contains much phosphates; fibrinous casts and epithelial cells, fatty corpuscles, rarely carbonate of ammonia, and never much albumen; costiveness or light-yellowish diarrhea; no fever or heat; cool wrinkled skin, cool breath, cool sweat. ~ Morbus Brightii.
Urine thick, like milk (chyluria) or lime water, with whitish curds, with stringy, bloody lumps, or clear, limpid, containing much sugar; pain in back and kidneys; dull pressure in bladder; greatest weakness and emaciation; furunculosis. ~ Diabetes.
Diabetes mellitus; urine clear as water, three times larger in quantity than fluids taken in twenty-four hours; constant urging to urinate; sugar in urine; sleeplessness; unquenchable thirst; particularly at night; extreme weakness and emaciation.
Diabetes mellitus; sugar and albumen in urine; largely increased secretion and excretion of urine; skin dry; progressive emaciation.
Diabetes in a man suffering from myelitis; after latter disease had been cured former still remained; constant thirst and great desire for effervescing liquids; specific gravity of urine 1038, varying in quantity from eight to twelve pints in twenty-four hours, fermenting with extreme briskness on addition of yeast and precipitating abundantly metallic copper when boiled with the Potash Sulphate of Copper.
Spasmodic constriction of bladder.
Weakness of muscular structure of bladder; easy and involuntary discharge of urine on motion, coughing or sneezing.
Enuresis when urine is passed in first sleep and fairly floods the bed.
Constant desire to urinate; sudden irresistible urging; desire with scanty emission.
Copious and frequent micturition.
Must often rise at night to pass large quantities of colorless urine.
Urine so thick that flow is interrupted; stops and flows again; as if mixed with flour, containing stringy, jelly-like masses, or cheesy masses, like curdled milk; pain in back and kidneys; at times dull pressure in region of bladder; emaciation during pregnancy.
After every emotion urine as if stirred up with chalk.
Milky urine, smelling like raw meat, containing bloody clots.
Urine like whey or milk; usually shortly before menses.
Urine decomposes rapidly.
Burning in urethra while urinating.
Creeping in urethra between acts of micturition.


Erections without sexual desire; morning when standing.
During coition sudden relaxation of penis preventing emission.
Weakness after coition; also after pollutions.
Emissions: frequent, profuse and debilitating, causing hypochondriasis; from weakness of parts from onanism; with very little sexual excitement; during stool; with dragging aching in testes.
Onanism when patient is distressed by culpability of his indulgence.
Sexual desire suppressed.
Impotence, especially when sensibility of part is excessive and semen is discharged shortly after an erection, or before an erection.
Remote effects of loss of animal fluids; long-lasting effects of seminal emission, whether occurring during sleep or when awake, with every effort at stool or urination, or from excessive venery; whole system seemed weakened.
Nightly pollutions, sometimes several in one night, and even after coitus; immediately after pollution wakes with an erection; after an emission has more sexual desire than at any other time; for desire, as a rule, is reduced to a minimum; after a pollution has all day an itching sensation, as if ants were crawling over body, but particularly on genitals; also constant desire to urinate, quantity passed being larger than usual; after coitus urine flows in a broken stream; looks like chalk and water, or like buttermilk, causing a burning sensation at the orifice of urethra; appetite good; emaciation; sad, depressed, despairing of recovery. ~ Spermatorrhea.
Prostatorrhea: immediately after every erection discharge of a teaspoonful or more of prostatic fluid.
Chancres: with raised edges; like an indolent ulcer; edges thick, rounded and prominent; granulation pale and flabby or absent; corroding itching herpes preputialis; blisters and condylomata on glans.
Few drops of white gleety discharge mornings, and prostatic fluid in evening.
Feeling of heaviness in glans, especially during urination; also, with tingling oozing vesicles around frenum; in balanorrhea.
Pricking pain in glans penis.
Tingling and humid secretions at fraenulum.
Herpes preputialis, with tingling.
Swelling of testes, with swelling and tension in spermatic cords; testes tender to touch; gnawing pain or excoriated feeling in testes.
Epithelium of scrotum denuded in large spots with soreness.
Inflammatory swelling of scrotum.
Hair of sexual parts falls off.
Sycotic excrescences, chronic, with heat, burning and soreness when sitting or walking.
Fig-warts complicated with chancre.


Ovaritis, metritis, or prolapsus from debilitating or emotional influences; amenorrhea.
Uterus bloated, as if filled with wind.
Very irritable uterus.
Uterine ulcer, with copious, putrid, bloody discharge; itching or corroding pain, or no pain.
Dysmenorrhea, with pain in region of liver.
Menses: too early and too long; too late; dark, clotted, appearing every fourteen days, preceded by leucorrhea and for one or two days by griping and rumbling in abdomen.
Leucorrhea: yellow, mostly after menses, with itching; profuse, yellow; thin, acrid, mucous; with chlorosis.


Itching, pricking like flea-bites between mamma, obliging her to rise at night.
Dysuria during pregnancy; cutting pain.
Eclampsia and Bright's disease during childbed; hemorrhage.
Sharp pressure in left mamma.
Scanty milk with debility and great apathy.
Deterioration of health from nursing.
Constant vomiting of milk in a suckling; waxy color of face; blue rings around eyes; child does not cry; mother has very little milk.


Nasal voice.
Contraction in suprasternal fossa, amel. when bending neck.
Burning in throat and chest.
Inability to speak long on account of weakness of chest.
Hoarseness and roughness in throat hindering speech.
Tenacious mucus in mouth and fauces causes hawking.
Excessive hoarseness and loose cough, produced by titillation in pit of stomach; dry cough in evening or morning with expectoration of whitish or yellowish mucus; pressive pains in chest. ~ Laryngotracheitis.
Exceedingly violent bronchitis; seemed to be capillary, associated with fever, with exacerbation in evening, dyspnea, pressive pain under sternum, violent sneezing, great thirst, violent coryza; profuse secretions, purulent, rather than slimy and serous.
Chronic laryngeal and bronchial catarrh with tendency to hemorrhage.


Respiration difficult and oppressed.
Dyspnea: as from weakness of chest; caused by odors; by talking or by any effort.
Oppression of chest: with contraction; with anxiety; when beginning to walk; at night.

COUGH. [27]

Cough: seems to be caused by tickling of a feather, extending from middle of chest to larynx; dry, caused by tickling low down in chest; from tickling in pit of stomach and throat, with expectoration only in morning; constant, irritable; spasmodic, tickling, as from down; evening without, morning with expectoration of dark blood, or of tenacious whitish mucus of sourish, herby taste; arising from tickling in chest, about ensiform cartilage, agg. evening after lying down; expectoration in morning yellowish or muco-purulent and usually tasting salty; every draft of air gives him fresh cold; wraps chest up warmly; cannot bear draft of air to touch chest; with hawking of mucus in little balls; in morning with yellow expectoration; violent with copious expectoration; with headache, nausea and vomiting of food, or with involuntary emission of urine; with purulent, very offensive expectoration; in overgrown youths.
For several years cough with expectoration of blood, severe pains in chest and digestive disturbances; sensation of fullness and great internal restlessness, so that he is filled with anxiety, with tickling cough and expectoration of a quantity of bright-red frothy blood, often preceded by hawking; stitches in chest, particularly on inspiration; drawing pains in small of back; anorexia; constipation; paleness of face.
Expectoration of a salty taste.


Weak feeling in chest from talking, coughing or sitting too long; amel. by walking.
Talking causes a weakness in chest.
Pain in chest as from weakness.
Burning in whole chest, with pressure.
Spasm in chest and diaphragm, sudden and unexpected; must sit bent.
Loud whistling and rattling in chest, with but little cough.
Tuberculosis; great weakness of chest, so that patient can hardly talk, and causing dyspnea.
Haemoptysis; phthisis; typhoid fever with diarrhea and great rumbling in bowels; fast-growing youths.
Restless but weak with haemoptysis.
Useful in pneumonia when disease cannot take normal course, owing to great prostration of patient from loss of vital fluids; diarrhea, depressing emotions, etc.
Hypostatic pneumonia. ~ Bright's disease.


Stitches through heart.
Palpitation: in children and young persons who grow too fast; in onanists; after depressing emotions.
After severe disappointment in her affections, no outward demonstrations of grief, but her color faded, plumpness disappeared; extremities cold; dry hacking cough; breathing shallow; dyspnea from slightest exercise; mind obtuse, brooding over her sorrow; heart beats feebly and quick; pulse almost imperceptible. ~ Cardiac weakness.
Pulse: irregular, sometimes intermitting one or two beats; generally small, weak or frequent, at times full.
Violent ebullitions, with great restlessness.
Swollen veins.


Spondylitis of cervical vertebrae; frequent formation of abscesses; three or four fistulous passages, at bottom of which caries vertebrae could be felt with sound; body of vertebrae considerably enlarged; painless diarrhea with much rumbling in abdomen; stools white or greyish-white, often undigested; involuntary; stool escapes when child is moved or turned; urine profuse, clear, becoming turbid and milky, of offensive odor, escaping involuntarily, especially on passive motion; child morose, will not tolerate brothers or sisters near him; face pale; great emaciation; loss of appetite; marked sleepiness and yet does not go to sleep; cannot move head; cries out at least careless handling.
Gnawing on scapulae.
Burning and soreness between shoulders. ~ Irritable spine.
Violent pain in back on rising, after stooping.
Burning pain in a spot about small of back.
Burning in lower half of body, from small of back to pit of stomach downward; extremities are cold to touch.
Formication in back and small of back.
Weakness in spine and spinal nerves, giving rise to great fatigue on exertion and frequent desire to urinate, especially in morning.
Burning in anterior half of soles of feet; cold, uncomfortable feeling in anterior tibial region; heat of occipital region, with erratic pains; increased sexual desire from sexual excesses; spinal irritation.
Heaviness in lumbar region, increases to pain in legs. ~ Tabes dorsalis.
Dull pains in loins, going down back of legs to lower part of calves; pain in loins amel. from walking, rest or pressure; is subject to these attacks and they make him ill for several days.
Great debility and profuse night sweats and symptoms of slow hectic fever; violent smarting or burning pains in lumbar region. ~ Spinal abscess.
Psoas abscess.
Itching stitch in coccyx; fine stitches in coccyx and sternum.
Boils on nates.


Tearing in shoulder and left hand.
Burning as from a red-hot coal, in different parts of arm and on shoulder.
Hydroadenitis in axillae.
Boring, drawing, digging pains in nerves, awaken him from sleep.
Stiffness and cramps in joints.
Weakness of arms.
Cramps of upper arm, forearm and wrists.
Shrivelled, dry skin of hands and fingers.
Wens on hand, between metacarpal bones.
Sharply marked deadness of one-half of fingers.
Hands tremble when writing.
Burning of hands and heaviness; blood rushes into them when they hang down.
Stitches in finger joints.


Heaviness and paralytic sensation in hip joint, agg. commencing to walk after sitting; amel. after walking a little.
Painful spasm in hip joint.
Coxalgia; emaciation from excessive suppuration; general debility; sensation as if bones were scraped with knife; disease originating from suppressed or mismanaged scarlatina or other exanthemata.
Osteomyelitis in hip joint; tongue dry; great excitation; much complaining and lamenting; great fear; sleeplessness.
On left hip joint and left thigh, neuralgic or rheumatic pain, running from gluteal muscles or hip joint down leg to knee, and often to calf of leg or ankle, slightly amel. after walking, but still severe.
Burning, in posterior muscles of thigh when standing, amel. when walking; in tibiae and soles at night.
Itch-like pustules on nates and balls of toes.
Weakness of legs; he falls easily from a misstep or on tripping.
Pains in tibiae at night.
Necrosis of right tibia; sequestrum extending over nearly two-fifths of length of bone and about 1/2 cm. in thickness; enormous discharge of mucus from mouth every morning; difficult and very annoying; conjunctivitis of right eye.
Ulcers on tibia; periosteum affected, profuse watery offensive discharge.
Ulcers on legs.
Pimples on knees and calves of legs, becoming confluent and forming easily-bleeding ulcers.
Blisters on balls of toes; feet swollen and sweaty.
Beating, swelling and burning in joint of big toe.


Drawing and twitching tearing in limbs.
Smarting at night in bones of limbs.
Limbs feel weak from loss of fluids, with no other pain than burning.
Formication in limbs.
Feeling as if periosteum were being scraped with knife, after injuries.
Interstitial distension of bones; mercurial, syphilitic or scrofulous.
Arthritic pains brought on by least cold, with irritable cough; swallowing excites pains; fear of touching parts.
Cold hands and warm feet.
Boils in axillae, on shoulders and nates.
Bruised pain in all joints, in morning, in arms and lower extremities.


Rest: pain in loins amel.
Lying in bed: vertigo; headache amel.; tickling in chest agg.
Side on which he lies: pressive headache.
Desire to lie down: fainting.
Must lie down: headache.
Sitting: vertigo causes them to fall; intolerable pain in hemorrhoids; soreness in sycotic excrescences; too long, weak feeling in chest.
Must sit bent: spasm in chest.
Bending neck: contraction in suprasternal fossa agg.
Rising after stooping: violent pain in back.
Standing: vertigo; burning in posterior muscles of thigh.
When hands hang down: blood rushes into them.
Motion: pain in bones amel.; pressing in stomach agg.; pain in forehead agg.; involuntary discharge of urine.
Slightest exercise: dyspnea.
Writing: hands tremble.
Walking: vertigo; soreness in sycotic excrescences; when beginning, oppression of chest amel.; weak feeling in chest; pain in loins amel.; after sitting, heaviness in hip joint agg., then amel.; pain in hip joint and thigh amel.; burning in muscles of thigh agg.

NERVES. [36]

Is very weak and indifferent to the affairs of life.
Trembling: legs weak, stumble easily or make missteps.
Weakness: of parts of body; disinclination for business; prostrated; apathetic in morning; from loss of fluids; from typhoid fever; from grief; from sorrow or unfortunate love; from suppression of eruptions; from talking; from seminal loss, perspiration, leucorrhea or excessive grief; pale face; paralytic, or semi-paralytic; with or without sciatic pains.
Child weak, pale, cold; painless stool; bones diseased.
Nervous debility, with cold clammy sweats or profuse perspiration.
Fainting: after a meal; from loss of fluids; from emotions; with desire to lie down.
Neurasthenia: cerebro-spinal exhaustion from overwork; least attempt to study causes heaviness, not only in head, but also in limbs.
Hysteria in a woman of dark hair, eyes, complexion, during change of life.
Hysterical affections of young women with irritable fibre, accompanied with extreme delicacy and sponginess of organic tissue; vascular orgasm or atonic debility.
Bruised sensation in hips, arms, thighs and nape of neck, as from growing pains.
Formication in different parts of body.
Cramps: spasmodic, in chest and diaphragm, in onanists.
Spasm, painful in hip joint.
Spasmodic jerking of head.
Twitching or quivering of muscles of thigh.
Tosses hands about, restless in evening.

SLEEP. [37]

Great apathy and drowsiness.
Lies in a deep sleep, but when aroused is fully conscious. ~ Typhoid.
Dreams: with erections; lascivious with emissions; anxious; restless sleep; after midnight.
Awakened by: canine hunger; dry heat; sensation of falling; sad thoughts.
Patient, though quite weak, is rested by a very short sleep.

TIME. [38]

Morning: incapacity for thought; towards, night sweats; vertigo; headache; difficult opening of eyes; much collection of mucus in mouth; dry cough; expectoration; desire to urinate; bruised pain in arms; apathetic; profuse sweat.
Afternoon: flushing of face and sweat.
Evening: sweat and flushing of face; vertigo; as if intoxicated; burning in eyes; dry cough; bronchitis with exacerbation; cough without expectoration; tickling in chest agg.; restless; chill; heat over whole body.
Night: tongue smarts; bites tongue involuntarily; burning pains in tongue agg.; diarrhea; unquenchable thirst; rises often to urinate; several pollutions; must rise with itching between mamma; oppression of chest; burning in tibia and soles; pains in tibia; smarting in bones of limbs.
Between 1 and 3 A. M.: awakes.
After midnight: dreams.


Warm food: inclination for; pressing pain in stomach amel.
Warm room: as if intoxicated; cannot tolerate.
Warmth of bed: amel. pains in limbs.
Averse to uncovering: heat.
Sensitive to draft, wind or snowy air.
Cannot bear draft of air to touch chest.
Every draft of air gives him fresh cold.
After catching cold during heat of Summer: diarrhea.
Least cold: causes arthritic pains.
Coldness of part: agg. pains in limbs.

FEVER. [40]

Chilliness over whole body; internal shivering.
Chill, with shuddering and shaking, always in evening; and heat alternate frequently; peculiar cold sensation in tips of fingers and in abdomen, with weakness in arms and tearing in wrist joints.
Heat: over whole body, in evening; averse to uncovering; internal, without being hot to touch; with loss of consciousness and somnolency; in head, with cold feet.
Sweat: profuse, in morning; mostly on occiput and neck, with sleepiness during daytime; profuse during night and in morning, with anxiety; clammy.
Thirst only during sweat.
Typhoid: complete apathy and indifference; takes no notice, even when pinched; utterly regardless of surroundings; face pale; nose pointed; eyes sunken; staring, stupid, vacant gaze; eyes glassy; desires nothing, asks for nothing; grasps about him with hands as if he wished to seize something; answers questions not at all or unwillingly; gives short, unintelligible answers, which at times are inappropriate, as of one slumbering; sopor, falls asleep while talking; when awake complains of great and very annoying confusion and cloudiness in head, with great anxiety; when slumbering sees many visions; great roaring in ears; hardness of hearing; lies with eyes half-closed, indifferent to all around her; reflects long, then answers correctly, but slowly; vertigo; pointed nose; dark blue rings around eyes; rapid sinking of strength; nose bleeds, which, however, gives no relief to symptoms in early stages; bores fingers into nose; itching of nose from irritation of Peyer's patches; crusty lips; sordes on teeth; fetor oris; thirst; abdomen distended and bloated, with much gurgling and rumbling; left side of abdomen sensitive to touch; stools watery, sometimes involuntary, and contain undigested food; milk passes more or less undigested; copious escape of flatus with stool; stool bloody and slimy; tongue dry, may have dark red streak down centre, but is apt to be pale and clammy and sometimes covered with slimy mucus; bites tongue involuntarily while asleep; urine highly albuminous, milky in appearance, and decomposing rapidly, loaded with earthy phosphates; petechiae; ecchymosis; decubitus; enlargement of spleen.
Typhoid fever: loquacity; delusion of senses; hallucinations even when awake.
Intermittent fevers; shaking chills over whole body, fingers being as cold as ice, without thirst, followed by heat, without thirst; excessive heat, depriving one almost of consciousness; profuse exhausting sweats.
Tertian ague: stages well-marked; foul tongue; thirst; vomiting; loss of appetite; great prostration; unusual expression of anxiety on face.
Intermittent fever with great apathy and night sweats.
Fever and burning thirst attending caries of lower lumbar vertebrae, with painful fistulous openings discharging pus.


Alternate heat and coldness of limbs; chill and heat.
Once an hour: vomiting.
Several times a day: paroxysmal pressing pains in stomach.
Every morning: severe pressing pains in forehead and temples; enormous discharge of mucus from mouth.
One hour after dinner and at times at night: evacuations.
Every fourteen days: menses.
Twenty month's standing: diarrhea.
For several years: cough with expectoration of blood.


Right: stitches over eye; necrosis of tibia; conjunctivitis.
Left: rheumatic pains in left lower extremity, sharp pressure in mamma; tearing in hand; in hip joint and thigh neuralgic pains; side of abdomen sensitive to touch.
From above downward: pressure in head.
From behind forward: headache.


As if intoxicated; as if head would burst; as if feet were going up; as of a weight in head; as if brain were crushed; bones as if scraped with a knife; as if eyeballs were too large; as if white of egg had dried of face; as if lower jaw were going to break; nausea as if in soft palate; as if stomach were being balanced up and down; as of a heavy load in stomach; as if ants were crawling over body; uterus as if filled with wind; tickling in chest as of a feather; as of down in larynx; as of a red-hot coal on arm and shoulder; as if periosteum were being scraped with a knife.
Pain: in nape of neck; from hollow teeth into head; in tongue; in liver; in umbilical region; in forehead; in bowels; in legs; in back and kidneys; in tibiae; in bones; in stump of amputated finger.
Intolerable pain: in hemorrhoids.
Dreadful pain: on top of head.
Violent pain: in back.
Severe pains: in chest.
Tearing pain: in teeth; in shoulders and left hand; in wrist joints.
Twitching tearing: in limbs.
Stupefying pain: in forehead.
Gnawing pain: in testes; on scapulae.
Stitches: over one eye; in ears; in region of liver; in chest; through heart; in coccyx and sternum; in finger joints.
Burning, drawing, digging pains: in nerves.
Severe pressing pain: in forehead and temples.
Pressive pain: in chest; under sternum.
Pressing tensive pain: in head.
Constant drawing, rheumatic pains: in left lower extremity.
Drawing pain: in cheeks and teeth; in small of back; in limbs.
Dragging aching: in testes.
Spasmodic drawing pain: in ear.
Paroxysmal pressing pains: in stomach.
Neuralgia: in hip joint and thigh; down leg to knee.
Bruised pain: in all joints; in hips, arms, thighs and nape of neck.
Griping: in abdomen.
Cramps: in joints; of upper arm, forearm and wrist; in chest and diaphragm.
Crampy pains: in stomach; in upper arms, in forearm and wrist.
Spasm: in chest; in hip joint.
Burning pain: in a spot about small of back.
Burning: of eyelids and corners of eyes; in nose; in skin of cheeks; in front teeth; in soft velum; in region of liver; in urethra; at orifice of urethra; in throat and chest; between shoulders; in lower half of body; from small of back to pit of stomach; in anterior half of soles; in different part of arm and shoulder; of hands; in posterior muscles of thigh; in tibia and soles; in joint of big toe.
Stinging: of throat.
Pricking pain: in glans penis.
Smarting: in mouth; in lumbar region; in bones of limbs; of wounds, even of bones.
Soreness: of throat; between shoulders.
Scraping: of throat.
Excoriated feeling: in testes.
Heat: of limbs; of occipital region; over whole body.
Throbbing: in nose.
Dull pain: in loins, down back of legs to calves.
Paralytic sensation: in hip joint.
Lame sensation: in legs.
Weakness: of chest; of spine; of arms; of legs.
Tension: in spermatic cords.
Pressure: in head; in eyes; in stomach; in pit of stomach through to back; in several places in abdomen; dull in bladder; sharp, in left mamma.
Oppression: of chest.
Heaviness: of head; in one spot in region of liver; in glans; in lumbar region; in hands; in hip joint; in limbs.
Dryness: of mouth and throat; in whole body.
Tingling: in head; at frenum; at frenulum.
Tickling: low down in chest; in pit of stomach and throat.
Pricking: between mamma.
Formication: in back and small of back; in limbs; in different parts of body.
Creeping: in urethra.
Itching: on scalp; in nose; between mamma; stitch in coccyx; between fingers, or in folds of joints, or on hands.
Coldness: of inner surface of eyelids; on one side of face; in roots of molars; of limbs; in tibial region; in tips of fingers; in abdomen.


Nervous system in a state of debility without erethism; brain or cord, sight or hearing, affected from continued grief, overexertion, sexual excesses, or drain on system, or remaining after typhus of typhoids.
Emaciation; also of single parts.
Hemorrhages, blood dark.
Purpura and passive hemorrhages.
Phosphatic deposits, depending on excess of phosphoric acid, from waste of nervous tissue, or upon alkalinity of urine from nervous dyspepsia.
Tearing pains in limbs; swelling of bones of hands and feet; ulceration of skin, appearing first on furuncles, which burst and leave an unclean ulcer; scrofulous syphilitic subject; after impure coitus had another chancre on penis, round, lardaceous, surrounded by coppery-red areola, edges appear as if eaten away, are violet in color, soft and easily bleeding. ~ Syphilis.
Mercurial syphilis; ulceration of lips, gums and soft palate; swelling of bones; pain in bones; condylomata; carbuncle-like ulcers of skin, with copper-colored circumference.
Interstitial inflammation of bones; scrofulous; syphilitic or mercurial.
Caries (not necrosis).
Periosteal inflammation, with burning, gnawing, tearing pains.
Pains at night, as if bones were being scraped with a knife (after contusions).
Inflammation of bones, with burning at night.
Scrofulous affections of children; hip disease; curvature of spine from caries of vertebrae; rachitis; feeling as if bones were being scraped with knife (inflammation of periosteum); amel. at night, after abuse of mercury.
Painless swelling of glands; chronic suppuration.
Growing pains.
Smarting in wounds, even of those of bones.
Pain in stump of amputated finger, amel. from breathing.
Passive flux from skin and mucous membrane.
External parts become black; senile gangrene.
Blood-boils; flat, itching ulcers.


Touch: pressing in stomach agg.; pressure in pit of stomach through to back; testes tender; afraid of; left side of abdomen sensitive.
Pressure: amel. pains in loins.
Pinching: takes no notice of, in typhoid.
When child is moved or turned: escape of stool.
Careless handling: child cries out.
Shaking: headache agg.
After injuries: as if periosteum were being scraped with a knife.
Formication over whole body.
Itching between fingers, or in folds of joints or on hands.
Vesicles on various parts.
Red pimples on neck, chest, back, scrotum and back of penis.
Herpes, dry or humid, squamous.
Rash all over; clusters of red fine rash.
Red spots on back of hands and limbs.
Scarlet exanthems; repercussion of scarlatina.
Exanthemata, suppressed by cold, cause brain symptoms, hardness of hearing, or dropsy.
Erysipelas upon arms; occiput and nape of neck inflamed and bluish-red in appearance; colliquative, watery yellowish-brown diarrhea; tympanitis.
Variola: in typhoid state; eruptions do not fill with pus, but degenerate into large blisters which, bursting, leave surface excoriated; watery diarrhea; subsultus tendinum; fear of death.
Burning sphacelus.
Inveterate or flat ulcers, with dirty, fetid pus or indented bases.
Ulcers: like carbuncles on skin, with a coppery circumference; with smarting pain; flat, itching.
No tenderness about ulcer.
Large, jagged, often pedunculated warts, exuding moisture and bleeding readily; indented warts.
Condylomata: with bone pains; complicated with chancre; heat and burning.
Chilblains, wens; corns with stinging burning.
Parts get black.


Suited to individuals of originally strong constitution, but who have become weakness by loss of animal fluids, by excesses, violent acute diseases, chagrin or a long succession of moral emotions.
Mild disposition.
Children and young people who have grown too rapidly, tall, slender and slim; pains in back and limbs as if beaten; growing pains.
Girl, aet. 6 months, soon after birth had vaginal hemorrhage; suffering from whooping cough; erysipelas.
Boy, aet. 1 1/2 years, ill about two months; spondylitis of cervical vertebrae.
Boy, aet. 2 3/4 years; chronic diarrhea.
Boy, aet. 3, suffering ten months, after an attack of cholera; diarrhea.
Boy, aet. 3 1/2, always delicate; loss of appetite; prostration.
Child, aet. 7, ill five days; cholera.
Girl, aet. 9, weak, thin, pale, subjected to frequent emotional disturbances; has grown up rapidly; headache.
Man, aet. 14, weak constitution; typhoid fever.
Girl, aet. 15; necrosis of tibia.
Girl, aet. 17, menstruating two years; menstrual disturbance.
Shoemaker, aet. 18, one year ago suffered from gonorrhea for eight days; swelling of inguinal glands.
Man, aet. 18; variola.
Man, aet. 19, year ago suffered two months with gonorrhea; prostration.
Girl, aet. 20, after cholera; diarrhea.
Man, aet. 20, suffering several years; cough and haemoptysis.
Man, aet. 20, robust; typhoid fever.
Mrs. H., aet. 22, mother of two children, suffering since birth of last child; debility.
Man, aet. 26, powerful frame, stout habit; typhoid fever.
Woman, aet. 30, during childhood suffered from attacks of colic, later eyes affected, ill nine months; diarrhea.
Hearty woman, aet 30; milky urine.
Man, aet. 30, strong constitution, hitherto in good health; typhoid fever.
Man, aet. 33, in second stage of disease, camphor had been given with good effect; cholera.
Man, aet. 36, married, had gonorrhea several times, and had taken large doses of mercury; spermatorrhea.
Man, aet. 36, five years ago had ague; typhoid fever.
Man, aet. 40; diabetes mellitus.
Man, aet. 40, suffering for months; diarrhea and impotence.
Mrs. R., aet. 42; dyspepsia.
Carpenter, aet. 42, suffering twenty months; diarrhea.
Officer, aet. 45, syphilitic and scrofulous, taken much mercury; syphilis.
Gentleman, aet. 52, stout, well formed, of active habits, had myelitis; diabetes mellitus.
Mrs. C., aet. 55; ague.
Woman, aet. 56, unmarried, weak; typhoid fever.
Man, aet. 58, short build, strong, dark hair, thirty years ago had gonorrhea; pains in stomach.
Two men, both of phlegmatic temperament; milky urine.
Negro; milky urine.


Antidoted by: Camphor., Coffea, Staphis.
Compatible: Cinchon., before or after in colliquative sweats, diarrhea and debility; Ferrum, Rhus tox., Veratr.; after Nux vom. in syncope after a meal.
Compare: Phosphor., Pulsat., Sepia, Lycop., Sulphur, Silica, Picric ac., Mur. ac. and Fluor. ac.


Source: The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 08, 1889
Description: Clinical materia medica of Phosphoricum acidum
Remedies: Phosphoricum acidum
Author: Hering, C.; Raue, C.G.; Knerr, C.B.; Mohr, C.
Year: 1889
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Attribution: Legatum Homeopathicum
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