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Ferrum Phosphoricum


Dr. S.R. Phatak describes the clinically confirmed symptoms of the homeopathic remedy Ferrum Phosphoricum in his Concise Materia Medica, published in 1977.


Generalities

      Like Ferrum, Fer-hp. affects venous circulation causing local passive congestions and haemorrhages due to hyperaemia; so the discharges are blood streaked or meat-water like. It is suitable to nervous, sensitive, anaemic (blonds) persons. It is a very useful remedy in acute exacerbation of tuberculosis; rheumatism etc. Emaciation. Takes cold easily. Bruised soreness; chest; shoulders; muscles. Inflammation of the soft parts. Burning rawness. Ill effects of checked sweat; mechanical injuries. Initial stage of fever and inflammation. Great prostration, could hardly move about.

Mind

      Very talkative, hilarious and excited Keeps quiet. Anger. Transient mania from cerebral irritation. Indifferent to pleasurable things. Averse to company. Fear of going into a crowd.

Head

      Throbbing headache with sensitive scalp. Headache, shooting, aching from vertex down over the sides of the head; with earache; better nosebleed, cold application. Ill effects of heat of sun. Head often feels as if pushed forward while walking; with vertigo. Empty sensation in the head, during menses.

Eyes

      Red, inflamed with burning sensation. Feeling of a tiny particle in upper eyelid. Encysted tumours of the eyelids. Eyes suffused, cannot see on stooping.

Ears

      Violent earache: acute otitis media when Bell fails. Deafness; from colds, worse during menses. Tinnitus worse lying.

Nose

      Epistaxis. Bright red blood; in children. Controls soreness and bleeding after operations.

Face

      Pales and reddens alternately. Hot cheeks with toothache.

Mouth

      Hot. Toothache better cold.

Throat

      Tonsils red and swollen. Sore throat of singers. Pain worse empty swallowing. Soreness after operation.

Stomach

      Vomits; ingesta; at irregular times; of undigested food; green matter. Haematemesis. Sour eructations. Aversion to meat and milk. Desires sour things.

Abdomen

      Distended; intolerance of clothes. Chronic diarrhoea. Stools; of bloody water; of yellow water. Dysentery with fever. Summer diarrhoea.

Urinary

      Diurnal enuresis better lying down. Urine spurts, with every cough. Urinates after every drink. Urine retained, in children, during fever.

Female

      Menses; early; every three weeks; with heavy pain on vertex. Vagina dry and hot. Pain during coition. Vaginismus.

Respiratory

      Laryngitis; with hoarseness; of singers. Short painful, tickling, hacking, tormenting, spasmodic cough worse morning and evening. Haemoptysis; of pure blood; in pneumonia; after concussion or fall. Chest heavy, sore or congested. Pleurisy; stitching pain worse coughing and deep breathing.

Heart

      Palpitations; with rapid pulse. FULL, SOFT FLOWING PULSE.

Neck and Back

      Crick in neck and back.

Extremities

      Rheumatism attacking one joint after another; worse slightest motion. Sore bruised pain in shoulders extending to chest and wrist. Wrists ache with loss of power to grasp. Palms hot; in children. Jerking in limbs. Omodynia. Sprains of the elbows. Hands swollen and painful.

Fever

      Chill, with desire to stretch; at 1 p.m. Heat with sweaty hands. Fevers; continued; infectious, pneumonia; intermittent; measles; haemorrhagic.

Skin

      Measles. Acne.

Sleep.

      Drowsiness. Restless and sleepless.

Better

      Cold application. Bleeding. Lying down.

Worse

      Night. 4-6 a.m. Motion. Noise. Jar. Cold air. Touch. Checked sweat. Cold drinks and sour food. Meat. Herring. Coffee. Cake.

Related

      Gelsemium

Complementary

      Kali-m.