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

Aching in dorsum better pressure — AGNUS CASTUS.

Acne of nose — ARSENICUM ALBUM.

Acne rosacea — PSORINUM.

Acrid discharge, but with stuffed up feelingNUX VOMICA.

Acrid rawness — KREOSOTUM.

Acrid, excoriating discharge, producing raw sores — ARUM TRIPHYLLUM.


Acute coryza, with dull headache and  fever — GELSEMIUM SEMPERVIRENS.

Acute coryza; profuse, watery discharge from right nostril; left stopped up, with chilly sensation, alternating with heat — SOLANUM NIGRUM.

Acute nasal engorgement associated with high blood pressure — IODIUM.

Acute pain at root of nose, extending to vertex and through temples — NICCOLUM METALLICUM.

Aggravation by sneezing — ARSENICUM IODATUM.

Alæ red and scabby — SULPHUR.

Alænasi and corners of mouth cracked — LAC CANINUM.

All troubles of external nose which may attain a morbid size-pimples and puffiness — NATRIUM CARBONICUM.

Also in the morning, relieving the headache — BRYONIA ALBA.


Annoying itching in the nostrils and roof of the mouth  (Wyethia) — ARUNDO MAURITANICA.

Atrophic catarrh with greenish crusts from anterior nose and pain at root of nose — SEPIA.

Atrophic rhinitis (Calcfluor) — STICTA PULMONARIA.

Atrophic rhinitis, especially if crusts are prominent — CALCAREA FLUORICA.


Bad smells, as of old catarrh — PULSATILLA PRATENSIS.

Bland coryza; stuffed feeling; feels sore inside — ICHTHYOLUM.

Bleeding after every fit of coughing, dark fluid  blood — ARNICA MONTANA.

Bleeding after straining, with pale face; tip of nose red and scabby, itching around nostrils — CARBO VEGETABILIS.

Bleeding from nose profuse; flow passive, non-coagulable, with tightness in bridge of nose — HAEMATOXYLON CAMPECHIANUM.

Bleeding from nose relieving the chest — BROMIUM.

Bleeding in morning (Bry) — NUX VOMICA.

Bleeding in morning on awakening — ALOE SOCOTRINA.

Bleeding in nasal operations — THLASPI BURSA PASTORIS.

Bleeding of nose, with red face — BELLADONNA.

Bleeding, nostrils sensitive — LACHESIS MUTUS.

Bleeding; epistaxis instead of mensesPHOSPHORUS.


Bleeds easily-becomes sore — CONIUM MACULATUM.

Bloody pus discharged — LAC CANINUM.

Boggy mucus membrane of nose and throat; closure of Eustachian tube, opening with a pop — MERCURIUS IODATUS RUBER.


Bones of nose sore to pressure — LAC CANINUM.

Bores at nose till it bleeds — CINA MARITIMA.

Bores fingers into nose — PHOSPHORICUM ACIDUM.

Boring in the noseARUM TRIPHYLLUM.

Boring pains in nose; worse at night — AURUM METALLICUM.

Burning and bleeding — ARSENICUM ALBUM.

Burning and dryness, crusts on turbinated bones — COPAIVA OFFICINALIS.

Burning and numbness of inner lower lip–ANISUM STELLATUM.

Cannot breathe through nose — AMMONIUM CARBONICUM.


Caries of mastoid — NITRICUM ACIDUM.

Caries of nasal bones (Aurum) — ASAFOETIDA.

Caries of nasal bones, hard palate and septum, with perforation; ozæna — SYPHILINUM.

Caries of nasal bones — CADMIUM SULPHURATUM.

Catarrh, ozæna, ulceration — HIPPOZAENINUM.

Catarrh; bad smell of nasal secretionNATRIUM CARBONICUM.

Catarrh; phlegm white, thick — KALIUM MURIATICUM.

Catarrhal condition of both anterior and posterior nostrils — TEUCRIUM MARUM VERUM.

Catarrhal symptoms with hunger; coryza alternates with colic — CALCAREA CARBONICA.

Checked catarrh — CHINA OFFICINALIS.

Chronic catarrh of old people — KREOSOTUM.

Chronic catarrh, with bleeding, dryness; worse in cold damp weatherMANGANUM ACETICUM.

Chronic catarrh, with small hæmorrhages; handkerchief is always bloody — PHOSPHORUS.

Chronic catarrh; discharge of large, irregular  clinkersTEUCRIUM MARUM VERUM.

Chronic catarrh; dropping from posterior nares — PSORINUM.

Chronic catarrh; thick, green mucus; blood and pus — THUJA OCCIDENTALIS.

Chronic catarrhal, purulent and fetid  dischargeEUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS.

Chronic dry catarrh; dry scabs and readily  bleedingSULPHUR.

Chronic inflammation of frontal sinus with stopped-up sensation — KALIUM BICHROMICUM.

Chronic nasal and pharyngeal catarrhs — MEDORRHINUM.

Chronic nasal catarrh with tendency to acute stuffiness with dull, sluggish memory — APOCYNUM CANNABINUM.

Chronic nasal catarrh with ulceration of the septum; nose obstructed and dull heavy pain in forehead — FLUORICUM ACIDUM.

Chronic nasal catarrh with ulceration of the septum; nose obstructed and dull heavy pain in forehead — FLUORICUM ACIDUM.

Chronic nasal catarrh, especially post-nasal, dropping of heavy, lumpy discharges; must be hawked through the mouth — SEPIA.

Chronic nasal catarrh, with fetid odor and greenish crustsELAPS CORALLINUS.

Chronic nasal catarrh, with yellow, offensive, corrosive discharge — NITRICUM ACIDUM.

Chronic nasal catarrh; swollen nose; profuse, thick, yellow  discharge; ulcers; membrane sore and excoriatedARSENICUM IODATUM.

Chronic rhinitis; membrane dry and congested — SANGUINARIA CANADENSIS.

Chronic, fetid, nasal catarrh — BALSAMUM PERUVIANUM.

Cold and pinched — CAMPHORA.

Cold in the head, with thick, yellowish, purulent secretion, frequently tinged with blood — CALCAREA SULPHURICA.

Cold in the head; stuffy cold; dry coryza; ozæna — CALCAREA FLUORICA.

Cold sweat about nose — CHINA OFFICINALIS.

Cold, with yellow, slimy expectoration — KALIUM SULPHURICUM.

Coldness of tip — ALOE SOCOTRINA.

Coldness of tip — MEDORRHINUM.

Coldness of tips of nose — APIS MELLIFICA.

Complete  stoppage  of  nose — DULCAMARA.

Constant coryza; obstruction of nose — NATRIUM CARBONICUM.

Constant nasal dropping — LIMULUS CYCLOPS.

Constant need to blow the nose, but no dischargeSTICTA PULMONARIA.

Constant picking at nose until it bleedsARUM TRIPHYLLUM.

Constant wet feeling in nose, which no amount of blowing will relieve — PENTHORUM SEDOIDES.

Copious discharge of corroding mucus — MERCURIUS SOLUBILIS.

Copious, offensive, thick, greenish, lumpy, yellow nasal  catarrh — CALCAREA FLUORICA.

Copious, watery and extremely acrid dischargeALLIUM CEPA. Copious, watery, nasal discharge — SABADILLA.

Corrosive pain — CHROMICUM ACIDUM.

Coryza and dull hearing; right side of nose hot — MERCURIUS IODATUS RUBER.

Coryza in one nostril; with much green discharge — CALENDULA OFFICINALIS.

Coryza much sneezing; throbbing in  nostrils — ACONITUM NAPELLUS.

Coryza of the new  born — DULCAMARA.

Coryza with cough, especially in moist, warm weather — CARBO VEGETABILIS.

Coryza with palpitation, especially in the  aged–ANACARDIUM ORIENTALE.

Coryza with shooting and aching in the forehead — BRYONIA ALBA.

Coryza, followed by diarrhœa — SANGUINARIA CANADENSIS.

Coryza, lachrymation and hoarseness; better in open air (Cepa) — TELLURIUM METALLICUM.

Coryza, preceded by headache — LACHESIS MUTUS.

Coryza, preceded by pain under sternum, with threatening  suffocation — JUGLANS CINEREA.

Coryza, sneezing, watery discharge — CHINA OFFICINALIS.


Coryza, with chilliness, lachrymation, and headache — ARGENTUM NITRICUM.

Coryza, with corrosive soreness of nose — BROMIUM.

Coryza, with full feeling in nose — OSMIUM.

Coryza,  with  hoarsenessCAUSTICUM.

Coryza, with inability to sleep — CHAMOMILLA.

Coryza, with obstruction of nose — KALIUM BICHROMICUM.

Coryza, with severe frontal pains and redness of eyes and  lachrymation — SABADILLA.

Coryza, with sneezing; sore, raw, smarting sensation; worse, damp weather; profuse, fluentMERCURIUS SOLUBILIS.

Coryza, with sore and bleeding nostrils — NITRICUM ACIDUM.

Coryza, with stoppage of nose and nausea — IPECACUANHA.

Coryza, with stoppage of nostrils — TEUCRIUM MARUM VERUM.

Coryza: fluent in daytime; stuffed up at night and outdoors; or alternates between nostrils — NUX VOMICA.

Coryza; acrid discharge, but too thick to run down the lip; worse, warm room — MERCURIUS SOLUBILIS.

Coryza; discharge blood-streaked, watery — ARUM TRIPHYLLUM.

Coryza; flow of mucus from one nostril and from posterior naresPHYTOLACCA DECANDRA.

Coryza; loss of smell (Nat mur) — ARUNDO MAURITANICA.

Coryza; much watery mucus and sneezing — SENEGA.

Coryza; mucus mixed with  blood — BELLADONNA.

Coryza; one nostril stuffed up, the other free; alternate — LAC CANINUM.

Coryza; stoppage of right nostril, pressing pain at root of nose — PULSATILLA PRATENSIS.



Crawling in nostrils, with lachrymation and sneezing — TEUCRIUM MARUM VERUM.

Crawling in nostrils — BERBERIS VULGARIS.

Crusts and elastic plugs (Kal b; Teuc) — LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM.

Crusts and muco-purulent discharge very abundant — LEMNA MINOR.


Crusty nasal openings — KALIUM CARBONICUM. Dark, stringy, clotted — CROCUS SATIVUS.

Dirty, dry nostrils — HELLEBORUS NIGER.

Discharge acrid, corroding, bloody, offensive — HIPPOZAENINUM.

Discharge of sharp, burning water — AMMONIUM CARBONICUM.

Discharge of thick, yellow  mucus — BARYTA CARBONICA.

Discharge thick, pus-like, streaked with  blood — PENTHORUM SEDOIDES.

Discharge thick, ropy, greenish-yellow — KALIUM BICHROMICUM.

Discharge thin and watery, like raw white of eggNATRIUM MURIATICUM.

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.