Loose cough with great soreness in the chest, better from springing up and holding chest with hands. Natrum sulph. has some symptoms and conditions peculiar to itself in pulmonary tuberculosis or phthisis. This is Grauvogl’s great hydrogenoid remedy, i.e., always worse in wet rainy weather. They always feel better on a dry day, whether hot or cold. This is the constitution in which gonorrhoea works most perniciously. It is also an anti sycotic remedy. Grauvogl ranks it with Thuja in this place. These things must be understood and recognized in our treatment of tuberculosis or any other chronic disease, if we would obtain the best results; any of the three miasms of Hahnemann (Psora, Syphilis or Sycosis) once engrafted on the human organism weakens and not only predisposes to other diseases, but must be met and controlled in as great measure as possible by appropriate medication. Nat Sulph. has some very strong local symptoms calling for its use. 1st. There is an asthmatic condition which is worse in wet weather, with great rattling and expectoration. 2nd. There is much pain in the chest on coughing, especially in the lower left lung (right, Kali carb., Mercurius, Chelid. ); the patient springs up in bed and holds the chest with the hands. 3d. There is this painful soreness with the loose cough so different from Bryonia, which is with the dry one. Such cases as these are often wonderfully relieved and some times cured with this remedy.
Natrum sulphuricum has served me well in a number of cases when the paroxysms were worse or brought on by damp weather which is often the case. Here there is also great rattling and wheezing and the chest hurts as badly as in the dry cough of Bryonia. The patient holds the chest with the hands, it hurts him so to cough. This remedy is oftenest useful in the chronic form, I generally give it in the 30th. Asthma.
Chronic catarrh, both ante and post nasal, discharge yellow or green, worse in damp weather.