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.

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.