Ears chapter from Joseph’s Repertory, based on Boericke’s Materia Medica. Symptoms related to Ears….

Acute and subacute conditions of Eustachian tube—BELLADONNA.

Acute otitis; when Bellad fails, prevents suppuration—FERRUM PHOSPHORICUM.

Agglutination  in morning—NATRIUM ARSENICOSUM.

Arterio-sclerotic vertigo—THIOSINAMINUM.

 Auditory canal dry and sensitive—NUX VOMICA.

Auditory vertigo—CROTALUS HORRIDUS.



Aural vertigo (Aur; Nat sal; Sil; Chin)—BRYONIA ALBA.

Aural vertigo, with intense noises in ears—IRIS VERSICOLOR.


Autophonyhearing one’s voice in ear—BELLADONNA.

Aversion to music—VIOLA ODORATA.

Bad effects from the suppression of an otorrhœa—SULPHUR.

Blood from ears—ARNICA MONTANA.

Blood oozes from ears—CROTALUS HORRIDUS.

Boils in external canal (Calc pic)—MERCURIUS SOLUBILIS.

Bones about ear painful (Capsic)—CANTHARIS VESICATORIA.

Boring pain in ears—KALIUM IODATUM.

Burn and itch, as if frozen—AGARICUS MUSCARIUS.

Burning and itching in auditory canals—ARUNDO MAURITANICA.

Burning and stinging in ears—CAPSICUM ANNUUM.


Buzzing and singing noises like an æolian harp—CARBONEUM SULPHURATUM.


Calcareous deposits on tympanum; sclerosis of ossicula and petrous portion of temporal bone, with deafness, ringing and roaring— CALCAREA FLUORICA.

Caries of mastoid—SILICEA TERRA.

Caries of ossicles in ear of syphilitic origin—SYPHILINUM.

Caries of ossicula and of mastoid— AURUM METALLICUM.

Catarrh of middle ear, discharge acrid, smells like  fish-pickle—TELLURIUM METALLICUM.

Catarrh with deafness—ASARUM EUROPAEUM.

Catarrhal conjunctivitis and blepharitis marginalis—NATRIUM ARSENICOSUM.

Catarrhal deafness with cicatricial thickening—THIOSINAMINUM.


Cerumen black and hard, with difficult hearing, or serous greenish discharge, offensive; buzzing, and illusion of hearing—ELAPS CORALLINUS.

Child cries out in sleep; throbbing and beating pain deep in ear, synchronous with heart beat—BELLADONNA.

Chronic Eustachian catarrh—PETROLEUM.

Chronic nerve deafness; Labyrinthine disease due to syphilis—AURUM METALLICUM.

Chronic otitis; discharge purulent—THUJA OCCIDENTALIS.

Chronic otorrhœa—PSORINUM.

Chronic suppuration of middle  earCALCAREA FLUORICA.

Chronic, catarrhal conditions of the middle  earKALIUM MURIATICUM.

Comparative deafness to sound of voice, but great sensitiveness to sound, as of passing vehicles and also a shrinking from low tones—CHENOPODIUM ANTHELMINTICUM.

Cracking in ears when chewing—NITRICUM ACIDUM.

Cracking in ears when eating—GRAPHITES.

Cracking in left ear with headache—FORMICA RUFA.

Cracking noises in ear—CALCAREA CARBONICA.

Cracking when chewing—ALOE SOCOTRINA.

Crackling in ears and low-pitched voice—FERRUM PICRICUM.

Crackling noise—BARYTA CARBONICA.

Cramp-like twinges—PLATINUM METALLICUM.

Creaking when swallowing—THUJA OCCIDENTALIS. Deafness after scarlet fever—HEPAR SULPHUR.

Deafness before menses—FERRUM PICRICUM.

Deafness due to some fibrous change in the nerve—THIOSINAMINUM.

Deafness due to suppressed discharges or eczema—LOBELIA INFLATA. Deafness from working in water—CALCAREA CARBONICA.

Deafness in damp weatherMANGANUM ACETICUM.

Deafness, preceded by exceedingly sensitive hearing; catarrhal  deafness—SULPHUR.

Deafness, with discharge of matter from the middle ear, sometimes mixed with blood—CALCAREA SULPHURICA.

Deafness, with vertigo—SALICYLICUM ACIDUM.

Deafness; comes suddenly and  varies—MAGNESIUM CARBONICUM.

Deafness; worse in damp surroundings and with eczematous conditions—CALENDULA OFFICINALIS.

Deafness;  otorrhœaVIOLA ODORATA.




Deep stitches beneath ears—VIOLA ODORATA.

Deep ulcerated auricle—SCROPHULARIA NODOSA.

Defective hearing; discharge from ear blood colored—CONIUM MACULATUM.

Dental neuralgia, radiating towards ears and eyes—FERRUM PICRICUM.

Desire to bore fingers in—MEZEREUM.

Detonation in ear like report of a gun—GRAPHITES.

Difficult hearing and buzzing— KREOSOTUM.

Difficult hearing, with whizzing and ringing in ears— RHODODENDRON FERRUGINEUM.

Difficult hearing; better by riding in carriage or train—NITRICUM ACIDUM.

Difficult hearing—CICUTA VIROSA.

Digging and scratching in ears—CINA MARITIMA.

Diminished hearing—MAGNESIUM CARBONICUM.

Diminished hearing—PETROLEUM.

Diminishes acuteness of hearing—PULSATILLA PRATENSIS. Discharge of bloody pus—RHUS TOXICODENDRON.

Discharge of fetid pus from the ears—HEPAR SULPHUR.. Discharge of fetid pus— ZINCUM METALLICUM.

Joseph Fernandez
Joseph S Fernandez started his career as an assistant in the High Court of Kerala after obtaining a master’s degree in English language and literature. Later, he opted for a banking career.
Even as a student, Joseph was deeply interested in homoeopathy and made an in-depth study of the subject. He uses his expertise for the management of an occasional minor ailment in the family or among friends. It is in this context that he decided to compile a handy and easy-to-use repertory. The task required deep study and a sentence-by-sentence analysis of Boericke’s Materia Medica. Joseph’s Repertory is the result of this work.