NITRIC ACID – Homeopathic Medicine

NITRIC ACID homeopathic drug picture symptoms from A Primer of Materia Medica by T.F. Allen, of the homeopathy remedy NITRIC ACID…


      Rapid emaciation. Sharp pains in different parts of the body, seeming to be in the bones; suddenly appearing and disappearing; pains are felt even during sleep. Tearing pains in the limbs and body, especially after becoming cold. Weakness so great that he is constantly obliged to lie down. General aggravation fro washing with water. Symptoms (<)evening and night. General amelioration from riding in a carriage. Generally indicated in people with dark hair, of “tense fibre”. (The weakness is even associated with a general undefined feeling of tension.).


      Easily excited, much affected by peevishness. Easily vexed at trifles. Discontented with himself and inclined to weep violently. Despondent and sad. Is anxious all day, and especially in the evening and during night, as if engaged in disputes. Anxious about his disease; he thinks he is going to die. Difficult to exert the mind, or to collect the thoughts. Memory weak.


      Feeling of rush of blood t the head, with much heat in head. Pulsating headache, as if the head were tightly bound, (>) binding the head tightly. A feeling as though the head were in a vise, extending over the vertex, from ear to ear. Sharp, shooting pains in the head(>) lying down. Sharp pains in the head, with great sensitiveness to noises. Pains as if in the bones of the skull. Pressing and drawing pains in the left side of the head, extending to the ears and teeth. The hair falls out freely. Moist eruption on the scalp. The scalp is sensitive, even to the pressure of the hat.


      Sharp, sticking pains in the eyes. Burning and heat. Lachrymation as if the eye were full of tears. Lids are heavy, difficult to raise in the morning. Vision double, especially of distant, horizontal objects. Obscured vision when reading; requires strong light to read; has to stop earlier than usual, at twilight.

Clinical. Ulceration of the cornea. Intra-ocular inflammations, iritis, pains aggravated by lying down and at night; particularly indicated in the abuse of Mercury. Lachrymal fistula.


      Shooting pains in the ears. Hearing blunted. Cracking noises when chewing. Swelling of the glands behind and beneath the ears. The shooting and tearing pains are(>) warmth of the bed.


      Nostrils sore, ulcerated, scabby. Tip of the nose red and scabby. Stinging in the nose on touch.

A feeling of distress at the root of the nose, with sticking pains, (<) sneezing and coughing. A feeling of soreness in the nostrils, with itching. Nose is stopped at night. Discharge passes only into the throat. Fluent coryza, and at the same time the nose feels stopped, with difficult breathing. Shooting pains in the throat. Nasal discharges offensive, yellow, bloody.

Clinical. Discharges from the nose. Caries of the mastoid bone, syphilitic or mercurial.


      Pain in the bones of the face, tearing (<)night Cracking in the joints of the jaw when chewing and eating. Ulceration of the corners of the lips, becoming scabby, with stinging pain.


      Inner surface of the lips bleeds and smarts, with shooting pains. The teeth become yellow loose and painful. The gums are soft and spongy and bleed easily. Toothache on taking anything cold or hot into the mouth. The teeth become so loose that they almost fall out. Blisters on the tongue, with burning pain. Painful pimples on the sides of the tongue; ulceration on the inside of the cheeks, with sticking pains. Inflammation and ulceration over the whole interior of the mouth, with offensive saliva. He bites the mucous membrane of the cheeks easily when chewing. Profuse saliva, which is sometimes bloody, and of a foul order.


      Inflammation and ulceration of th throat, with white patches and sharp pains, as from splinters, on swallowing. Constant desire to hawk mucus from the throat, with sharp, stinging pains; with soreness as if raw and ulcerated. Swallowing difficult on account of inflammation and sharp, stinging pain. Violent, shooting pain on swallowing; extends to ears and causes a wry face.


      Great hunger, with sweetish taste; weakness; appetite very variable. Thirst great. Longing for indigestible things, such as chalk, lime, earth and fat.

Distress form eating milk. Pain in the cardiac orifices of the stomach on swallowing food. Shooting and sticking pain in the pit of the stomach. Eructations sour, empty. Nausea after eating; with heavy, dull head. Vomiting of tenacious or bloody mucus.


      Flatulent symptoms: rumblings Cutting pains. Shooting pains in the region of the liver: (<) motion. Pressure and shooting in the region of the spleen. Swelling and suppuration of inguinal glands, with splinter-like pains.


      Stitches; splinter-like pains during and after stool, with spasmodic constriction in an us. Pain during stool as if it would be torn asunder. Itching and burning in anus, at night, on walking, in the morning extending to perineum. Ineffectual desire and inability to evacuate feces on account of inactivity. Hemorrhoids, with bleeding after every stool. Soreness and moisture of hemorrhoids, with shootings pains.

Clinical. Ulceration of the rectum, with splinter-like pains after stools. Fissure of the anus, with constant oozing of fetid moisture, with sensation of rawness and smarting as if cut. Old painful, pendulous hemorrhoids.


      Diarrhoea, frequently slimy offensive. Stools bloody, with tenesmus, fever and headache. Stools consist only of mucus, with cutting pains and straining, also with burning in rectum. Constipation, with evacuation of hard, scanty masses, with burning and cutting in the rectum and anus. Following, the stools, great irritability of mind and general exhaustion.

Urinary Organs

      Frequent urging at night, with scanty micturition. Micturition in a thin stream as from stricture. Ineffectual micturition. Stinging in the orifice of the urethra. Burning and smarting during and after micturition. Urine offensive, scanty, dark- colored. Urine cold when passed. Urine deposits a red sediment.

Clinical. Chronic inflammation and ulceration of the urethra. with burning and stinging pains. Inflammation of the bladder. Urine has a strong odor like horses urine. Urine albuminous, with pain in the region of the like kidneys. Urine bloody.

Sexual Organs

      Ulceration of the penis; the ulcers are elevated, with sensitive edges, sharp, splinter-like pains. Soreness and burning in th glands penis and beneath the prepuce when urinating. Ulcers on the corona glands, exuding an offensive matter. Excrescences offensive and bleeding on touch. Vesicles appear on the prepuce that ulcerate and burn and sting, becoming covered with a thick matter. Swelling of the prepuce, with burning pain and the development of small ulcers, exuding a bloody, offensive matter, with sticking and tearing pains, (<)evening and night. Menstruation earlier; soreness and itching of the external genitals, with the development of ulcers, exuding yellow or bloody matter, which is offensive. Leucorrhoea brown, flesh- colored, stringy, greenish, offensive, (<)after menstruation. The hair on the genitals of both sexes falls off.

Respiratory Organs

      Voice hoarse, especially after long talking, with scratching and stinging in the trachea. Cough usually short and dry, caused by a feeling of constriction in the throat, (<)fore part of the night, preventing sleep until towards morning, with a feeling as if the chest were tightly bound, often with stitches in the small of the back. Dry, barking cough in the evening after lying down. Cough causes anxiety and vomiting of mucus and food. Stitches in the sides of the chest. Whistling rales on inspiration. A feeling of soreness in the chest when coughing and breathing. Chest seems filled by a rush of blood, with heat and anxious palpitation.

Heart and Pulse

      Anxious constriction about the heart, sometimes with palpitation in the evening in bed, or on ascending steps, with anxiety. Pulse small and weak; intermittent, irregular and fluttering.

Neck and Back

      Stiffness in the nape of the neck with stitches between the scapulae.


      General uneasiness, with drawing pains. Tearing and drawing in the arms, especially below the elbows. Tearing and drawing in the lower extremities as if in the bones. A feeling of gnawing in the bones and pulling in the sinews of the lower extremities, (<)night. Legs restless in the evening. Weakness of the knees. Cramp in the calves when walking.


      General yellowness, with constipation. Dark spots like freckles. Redness and heat in the hands and feet as though they had been frozen, or like chilblains. Stinging or burning pains in old ulcers or in warts.


      Starts in fright on falling asleep. Frequent waking and inability to fall asleep again after a long time. Sobbing during sleep, with anxious dreams.


      General external coldness. Constant chilliness. Heat and sweat, with great weakness after eating. Dry heat at night, with much thirst. Sweat usually in the morning, especially on the soles of the feet, causing soreness, with sticking pains as if walking on pins. Sweat offensive at night, especially in the feet and in the axillae.

TF Allen
Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)

Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.