Sulphur Iodatum

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


      Obstinate skin affections; painless enlargement of glands, and infiltration of tissues with thickening and induration after inflammation are marked features of Sul-io. Weakness; as from influenza. Prostration and sensitive to everything. Faint and sick. Raw burning heat internally with external coldness. Acrid discharges. Single parts, fingers etc. turn white and insensible. Suppuration. Favours reabsorption.


      Exertion; even slight. Heat. Lying on right side. Before storms. Night. Stooping.


      Cool air. Standing. Expectoration. Winter.


      Dread of exertion. Doubtful. Hurried, impatient, sad.


      Ache better sundown. Hair seems erect. Vertigo worse stooping; binding of the hair, fasting, before and during menses.


      Zigzag before vision.


      Suppurating acne. Parotid hypertrophy; after mumps.


      Teeth feel soft. Tongue; glazed; thickened after inflammation. Raw, dry, wants to moisten it. Cold sores on lips.


      Raw, dry; painful in swallowing. Uvula and tonsils enlarged and red.


      Anorexia. Tremors in epigastrium on exertion. Appetite increased in marasmus of children.


      Mesenteric disease. Stubborn constipation. Bright yellow stools. Foul anal discharge.


      Urine; scanty, purulent; brown sand in. Urine smells like raspberries. Stricture after gonorrhoea, painful urination, stream twisted. Burning at the end of penis, dull pain in prostate.


      Testes soft. Deficient erections. Prepuce cracked. Hydrocele of small boys.


      Irregular menses; and a copious thick, burning, leucorrhoea worse before and after menses.


      Breathing asthmatic, irregular, rattling and suffocative. Cough worse a.m.; spasmodic. Expectoration greenish, purulent, copious, viscid and yellow. Chest constricted, dropsy of pleura, and eruptions on chest..


      Aching soreness below knees. Soles of feet ache, burn and sore, when standing.


      Itching. Ulcers. Moist eczema. Acne, suppurating. Barbers’ itch.

Follows well


S.R. Phatak
A pioneer of Homoeopathy in Maharashtra, Dr Shankar Raghunath Phatak was born on 6th September, 1896. He did his MBBS from Grant Medical College, in 1924. Started his practice but somehow not satisfied with Allopathic Treatment.

He was convinced about Homoeopathy while going through Sir William Osler's writings on 'History of Medicine' so switched over to an entirely Homoeopathic Practice in 1932. He also started working on Homoeopathic literature along with his Practice.

He has contributed immensely to homoeopathic literature. He was an ardent follower of Dr Boger. His Repertory is based on Boger's ''A Synoptic key to Materia Medica'.