Ears


Ears chapter from Dr. Oscar Eugene Boericke’s clinical homeopathic repertory, based on the Materia Medica by William Boericke, published in 1927….


Auditory nerveAuricleCerumenDeafnessEustachian tubesExternal auditory canal
HypersensitiveLabyrinthMastoid processMembrana tympaniOssiclesTympanum
Discharge
PainTinnitus aurium

AUDITORY NERVE

 

Torpor — Chenop.

AURICLE (external ear)

 

Burning, as if frost-bitten — Agaricus, Causticum, Sanguinaria

EruptionsAnt c., Baryta c., Calcarea c., Calcarea s., Graphites, Lycopodium, Mez., Petrol., Rhus t., Tellur.

Acne — Calcarea s.
Eczema aroundArsenicum, Arundo, Bovista, Chrysarob., Clem., Croton tiglium, Graphites, Hepar, Kali muriaticum, Mez., Oleand., Petrol., Psorinum, Rhus t., Sanicula, Scrophul., Tellur.
ErysipelasApis, Belladonna, Rhus t., Rhus v.
Fissures — Calcarea c., Graphites
Frostbites — Agaricus, Apis., Belladonna, Rhus t.
Intertrigo — Petrol.
Herpes — Cistus, Graphites, Psorinum, Rhus t., Sepia, Tellur.
Moist, oozing — Antim crud., Calcarea c., Graphites, Hepar, Mez., Petrol., Psorinum, Sanicula
Pustules — Arsenicum, Hepar, Psorinum
Scabs, scurfs — Chrysar., Hepar, Psorinum

Glands, swollen, painful, aroundBaryta c., Belladonna, Calcarea c., Caps., Graphites, Iodium, Mercurius

ItchingAgaricus, Arsenicum, Hepar, Nat. p., Sul iod., Tuberculinum

Lobe

 

Eruption on — Barayta carbonica
Ulceration of ring hole — Stann.

Numbness — Magnesia carb., Platina, Verbasc.

Pain, tearing, with tophi — Berv. v.

Red

 

Raw, sore — Graphites, Petrol., Sul.
SwollenAconite, Agaricus, Anacardium, Apis., Belladonna, Cinchona, Graphites, Hepar, Kali bich., Medusa, Mercurius, Pulsatilla, Rhus t., Scrophul., Sul.

Sensitive to touch — Arnica, Belladonna, Bryonia, Caps., Cinchona, Ferrum p., Hepar, Psorinum, Sanicula, Sepia

CERUMEN — Carbo vegetabilis, Causticum, Conium, Elaps, Graphites, Lachesis, Pulsatilla, Sepia, Spongia

DEAFNESS, hardness of hearing — Agaricus, Agraph., Ambra., Am c., Arnica, Arsenicum iod., Baryta c., Baryta mur., Belladonna, Calcarea c., Calcarea fl., Calend, Carbo animalis, Carbon. s., Causticum, Cheiranth., Chenop., China s., Cinchona, Conium, Digitalis, Dulcamara, Elaps, Ferrum p., Ferrum picr., Graphites, Hepar, Hydrastis, Hydrobr. ac., Iodium, Kali ars., Kali carb., Kali muriaticum, Lobelia infl., Lycopodium, Mang. ac., Mercurius d., Mercurius s., Mez., Natrum carb., Nat. sal., Acid nitricum, Petrol., Phosphorus ac., Phosphorus, Psor, Puls, Rham c., Acidum salicylicum, Sanguinaria n., Sepia, Silicea, Tellur., Thiosin., Verbasc., Viola od.

Cause

 

Mercury, abuse of — Hepar, Acid nitricum
Adenoids and hypertrophied tonsilsAgraph., Aurum, Barayta carbonica, Calcarea p., Mercurius, Acid nitricum, Staphysagria
Alternate with sensibility of ear — Silicea
Apoplexy — Arnica, Belladonna, Causticum, Hyoscyamus, Rhus
Bone conduction, deficient, or absent — Chenop.
Catarrh (eustachian, middle ear) — Arsenicum iod., Asar, Calcareas, Causticum, Gelsemium, Graph, Hepar, Hydrastis, Iodium, Kali bich., Kali muriaticum, Kali sulph., Mang. ac., Menthol, Mercurius d., Mercurius s., Petrol., Pulsatilla, Rosa d., Sanguinaria, Sepia, Silicea, Thiosin.
Cerebral — Chenop., Acid Muriaticum
Cold exposure — Aconite, Kali muriaticum, Visc. a.
Concussion — Arnica, China s.
Damp weather — Mang. ac.
Discharge suppressed or eczema — Lobelia infl.
Eruption of scalp, suppressed — Mez.
Human voice, difficult to hear — Calcarea c., Chenop., Ignatia, Phosphorus, Silicea, Sul.
Infectious diseases — Arnica, Baptisia, Gelsemium, Hepar, Lycopodium, Petrol., Phosphorus, Pulsatilla
Nervous exhaustion, and nervous originAmbra., Anacardium, Aurum, Belladonna, Causticum, China s., Cinchona, Gelsemium, Ignatia, Lachesis, Phosphorus ac., Phosphorus, Platina, Tabacum, Val.
Nutritional disturbance, in growing children — Calcarea c., Mercurius i. r.
Old age — Kali muriaticum, Mercurius d., Phosphorus
Rheumatico-gouty diathesisFerrum picr., Hamamelis, Kali iod., Ledum, Silicea, Sul., Visc. a.
Sclerotic condition of conducting media — Ferrum picr., Thiosin.
Scrofulous diathesisAethiops, Calcarea c., Mercurius, Mez., Silicea, Sul.
Sounds, low toned — Chenop.
Syphilis — Kreosotum
Working in water — Calcarea c.

Aggravation

 

Before menses — Ferrum picr., Kreosotum

Amelioration

 

Noise, riding in cars, from — Calendula, Graphites, Acid nitricum

EUSTACHIAN TUBES

 

Catarrh or closure — Alfal., Alumina, Baryta m., Calcareas, Caps., Causticum, Ferrum iod., Ferrum p., Gelsemium, Graphites, Hepar, Hydrastis, Iodium, Kali bich., Kali chlor., Kali muriaticum, Lachesis, Lobelia cer., Menthol, Mercurius d., Mercurius, Acid nitricum, Penthor., Petrol., Phytolacca, Pulsatilla, Rosa d., Sanguinaria n., Silicea, Visc. a.

Inflamed, subacute, great pain — Belladonna, Caps.

Tickling inducing swallowing, cough — Gelsemium, Nux v., Silicea

EXTERNAL AUDITORY CANAL

 

Boils, pimples — Belladonna, Calcarea picr., Hepar, Mercurius s., Picr. ac., Silicea, Sul.

Burning — Arsenicum, Arundo, Caps., Sanguinaria, Strych.

Digging and scratching Into — Cina, Psorinum

Dryness — Calcarea picr., Carbo vegetabilis, Ferrum picr., Graphites, Nux v., Petrol., Verbasc.

Exostoses — Calcarea fl., Hekla, Kali iod.

Feels, as if distended by air — Mez., Pulsatilla

FissuresGraphites, Petrol.

Inflammation and painAconite, Apis, Arsenicum iod., Belladonna, Borax, Brachygl., Calcarea picr., Chamomilla, Ferrum p., Hepar, Kali bich., Kali muriaticum, Mercurius s., Acid nitricum, Psorinum, Pulsatilla, Rhus t., Tellur.

ItchingAlumina, Anacardium, Calcarea c., Causticum, Elaps, Hepar, Kali bich., Kali carb., Psorinum, Pulsatilla, Sabad., Sepia, Silicea, Sul., Tellur., Viola od.

Polypoid excrescences, granulations — Alumina, Calcarea c., Calcarea iod., Calcarea p., Formica, Kali bich., Kali iod., Kali muriaticum, Mercurius s., Acid nitricum, Phosphorus, Sanguinaria, Silicea, Staphysagria, Teucrium, Thuja.

Scales, epithelial, exfoliated, with scurfy accumulation — Calcarea picr.

Sensation as if

 

Drop of water in left ear — Aconite
Heat emanated fromAethusa, Causticum
Obstructed — Aethusa, Anacardium, Asarum europaeum, Carbon. s., Chamomilla, Crot., Gloninum, Mercurius, Acid nitricum, Pulsatilla, Verbasc.
Open too much — Mez.

Sensitive to air, touch — Arsenicum, Belladonna, Borax, Caps., Chamomilla, Ferrum p., Hepar, Mercurius, Mez., Nux v., Petrol., Tellur.

HYPERSENSITIVE

 

To noises, sounds, voices — Aconite, Anhal., Asarum europaeum, Aurum, Belladonna, Borax, Chenop., Cim., Cinchona, Coffea, Ferrum p., Ignatia, Iodium, Lachesis, Magnesia muriatica, Natrum carb., Acid nitricum, Nux moschata, Nux v., Opium, Petrol., Phosphorus ac., Phosphorus, Plant., Pulsatilla, Sanguinaria, Sepia, Silicea, Spigelia, Terebintha, Theridion

LABYRINTH

 

Bloody, serous effusion, in — Chenop.

Inflamed (otitis interna) — Aurum, Kali iod., Mercurius i. r.

MASTOID PROCESS

 

CariesAurum, Caps., Acidum fluoricum, Acid nitricum, Silicea

Inflammation (mastoiditis)Am. picr., Asafoetida, Aurum, Belladonna, Benz. ac., Cantharis, Caps., Hepar, Kali muriaticum, Magnesium phos., Menthol, Onosm., Oniscus., Tellur.

MEMBRANA TYMPANI

 

Calcareous deposits — Calcarea fl.

Inflammation (myringitis) (See Otitis.) — Aconite, Atrop., Belladonna, Bryonia, Cinchona, Hepar

Perforated — Aurum, Calcarea c., Caps., Kali bich., Mercurius, Silicea, Tellur., Tuberculinum

Thickened — Arsenicum iod., Mercurius d., Thiosin.

Thin, white, scaly deposit — Graphites

Ulceration — Kali bich.

OSSICLES

 

Caries — Asafoetida, Aurum, Calcarea c., Caps., Acidum fluoricum, Hepar, Iodium, Silicea, Syphilinum

Petrous bone, tender to touchCaps., Onosm.

Sclerosis, also petrous portion of temporal bone — Calcarea fl.

TYMPANUM (middle ear)

Inflammation (otitis)

Catarrhal

 

AcuteAconite, Belladonna, Chamomilla, Ferrum p., Gelsemium, Hepar, Kali muriaticum, Mercurius, Pulsatilla, Rhus t., Silicea
Chronic (See Eustachian Tubes.) — Agaricus, Arsenicum, Baryta m., Calcarea c., Causticum, Cinchona, Graphites, Hydrastis, Iodium, Jabor., Kali bich., Kali iod., Kali muriaticum, Mercurius d., Acid nitricum, Phosphorus, Sanguinaria, Teucrium

Suppurative

 

Acute (otitis media suppurative, acute)Aconite, Arsenicum, Arsenicum iod., Belladonna, Borax, Bovista, Calcarea s., Caps., Chamomilla, Ferrum p., Gelsemium, Guaiac., Hepar, Kali bich., Kali muriaticum, Mercurius s., Mercurius v., Myrist., Plant., Pulsatilla, Silicea, Thiosin.
ChronicAethiops., Alumina, Arsenicum iod., Aurum, Baryta m., Calcarea c., Calcarea fl., Calcarea iod., Caps., Causticum, Chenop., Elaps., Hepar, Hydrastis, Iodium, Kali bich., Kali iod., Kali muriaticum, Kali phos., Kali sulph., Kino, Lapis alb., Lycopodium, Mercurius s., Mercurius v., Naja, Acid nitricum, Psorinum, Pulsatilla, Silicea, Sul., Tellur., Thuja., Viola od.

DISCHARGE (otorrhoea)

 

Bloody — Arsenicum, Ferrum p., Hepar, Kali iod., Mercurius s., Mercurius, Psorinum, Rhus t., Shook. ch.

Excoriating, thinAlumina, Arsenicum, Arsenicum iod., Calcarea iod., Calcarea p., Cistus, Iodium, Mercurius, Syphilinum, Tellur.

Muco-purulent, fetid, acrid or bland — Aethiops., Arsenicum iod., Asafoetida, Aurum, Borax, Calcarea c., Calcarea s., Caps., Carbo vegetabilis, Elaps, Ferrum p., Graphites, Hepar, Hydrastis, Kali bich., Kali sulph., Kino, Lycopodium, Mercurius pr. rub., Mercurius s., Mercurius v., Natrum mur., Psorinum, Pulsatilla, Silicea, Sul., Tellur., Thuja, Tuberculinum

PAIN (otalgia)Aconite, Antipyr., Apis, Belladonna, Borax, Caps., Chamomilla, China s., Coffea, Dulcamara, Ferrum p., Gelsemium, Hepar, Iodium, Kali bich., Kali iod., Magnesium phos., Menthol, Mercurius s., Mercurius v., Naja, Plant., Pulsatilla, Sanguinaria, Terebintha, Val., Viola od., Visc. a., Verbasc.

Type

 

Aching, constant — Caps., Guaiac., Mercurius
Boring — Am. picr., Asafoetida, Aurum, Belladonna, Caps., Kali iod., Silicea, Spigelia
BurningArsenicum, Caps., Kreosotum, Sanguinaria, Sul.
Cramp-like, pressing, piercingAnacardium, Calcarea c., Chamomilla, Kali bich., Mercurius, Pulsatilla
Neuralgic, lancinating, shifting, shooting, paroxysmal — Aconite, Belladonna, Caps., Cepa., Chamomilla, Cinchona, Ferrum p., Kali carb., Magnesium phos., Acid nitricum, Pulsatilla, Silicea, Spigelia, Viola od.
Pulsating, throbbing — Aconite, Belladonna, Cact., Calcarea c., Ferrum p., Gloninum, Mercurius c., Mercurius s., Pulsatilla, Rhus t., Tellur.
Stinging — Aconite, Apis, Caps.
Stitching — Borax, Chamomilla, Ferrum p., Hepar, Kali bich., Kali carb., Mercurius, Acid nitricum, Plant., Pulsatilla, Viola od.
TearingBelladonna, Caps., Chamomilla, Kali bich., Kali iod., Mercurius s., Plant., Pulsatilla

Modalities

Aggravation

 

Night, atAconite, Arsenicum, Belladonna, Calcarea p., Chamomilla, Dulcamara, Ferrum p., Hepar, Kali iod., Mercurius, Pulsatilla, Rhus t.
Cold air, from — Calcarea p., Caps., Chamomilla, Hepar, Kali muriaticum, Magnesium phos., Sanguinaria
Noise — Belladonna, Chamomilla
Pressure, motion — Menthol.
Warmth — Aconite, Borax, Calcarea p., Chamomilla, Dulcamara, Mercurius, Nux v., Pulsatilla
Washing face and neck with cold water — Magnesium phos.

Amelioration

 

During day — Aconite
Being carried, motion — Chamomilla
Cold applications — Pulsatilla
Motion, covering — Aurum
Sipping cold water — Baryta m.
WarmthBelladonna, Caps., Chamomilla, Dulcamara, Hepar, Magnesium phos.
Open air, in — Aconite, Aurum, Ferrum p., Pulsatilla

TINNITUS AURIUM (noises in ears) — Adren., Ammonium carb., Antipyr., Arsenicum, Barayta carbonica, Baryta m., Belladonna, Canchal., Carbon. s., Causticum, Chenop., Chenop. al., China sal., China s., Cim., Cinchona, Cistus dec., Conium, Digitalis, Ferrum p., Ferrum picr., Graphites, Hepar, Hydrastis, Jabor., Kali carb., Kali iod., Kali muriaticum, Kali phos., Lachesis, Lecith., Lithium carb. chlor., Mercurius, Mercurius d., Natrum mur., Nat. sal., Parth., Petrol., Phosphorus, Piloc., Platina, Plumb. m., Pulsatilla, Acidum salicylicum, Sanguinaria, Sanguinaria n., Silicea, Sulphon., Sul., Viola od.

 

Buzzing — Ammonium carb., Anacardium, Antipyr., Baryta m., Calcarea c., Canchal., Causticum, Chenop., China s., Cinchona, Digitalis, Diosc., Ferrum p., Formica., Graphites, Iodium, iris, Kali phos., Kreosotum, Lachesis

Cracking, snapping, when blowing nose, chewing, swallowing, sneezing — Ambra., Barayta carbonica, Baryta m., Calcarea c., Chenop. al., Formica, Gelsemium, Graphites, Kali carb., Kali muriaticum, Lachesis, Acid nitricum, Petrol., Pulsatilla, Silicea, Thuja.

Hissing — Can. inc., China s., Digitalis, Graphites, Teucrium

Humming — Alumina, Anacardium, Calcarea c., Causticum, Cinchona, Ferrum p., Kali phos., Kreosotum, Lycopodium, Petrol., Pulsatilla, Sanguinaria, Sepia, Terebintha

Intolerance of musicAconite, Ambra., Bufo., Viola od.

Pulsating, throbbing — Calcarea c., Causticum, Ferrum p., Gloninum, Hepar, Hydrobr. ac., Lachesis, Mercurius, Morph., Acid nitricum, Pulsatilla

Re-echoing of voice, sounds — Barayta carbonica, Baryta m., Belladonna, Causticum, Colocynthis, Lycopodium, Phosphorus, Terebintha

Ringing as of bellsBelladonna, Calcarea fl., Carbon. s., Causticum, Chamomilla, China s., Cinchona, Formica., Graphites, Iris, Lachesis, Mez., Nat. sal., Petrol.

Roaring — Aurum, Calcarea c., Causticum, China s., Cinchona, Elaps, Ferrum p., Graphites, Kreosotum, Lycopodium, Mercurius d., Mercurius, Natrum mur., Nat. sal., Acid nitricum, Petrol., Phosphorus ac., Pulsatilla, Acidum salicylicum, Sanguinaria, Silicea, Strych., Viola od.

Relieved by music — Ignatia

Rushing — Ferrum p., Gelsemium, Pulsatilla

SingingChina s., Digitalis, Graphites, Lachesis, Pulsatilla

Whizzing — Baryta m., Belladonna, Hepar, Rhododendron, Sul.

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