An excellent compilation of symptoms of homeopathic medicine Sulphur from the book Pearls of Homeopathy by M.E. Douglass, published in 1903….

Adapted to persons of a scrofulous diathesis, subject to venous congestions, especially of portal system.

Persons of nervous temperament, quick-motioned, quick- tempered, plethoric, skin excessively sensitive to atmospheric changes.

Most suitable for lean, stoop-shouldered persons who walk and sit stooped. Standing is the worst position for Sulphur patients; cannot stand; walk stooping, like old men.

Dirty, filthy persons, prone to skin affections.

Children cannot bear to be washed or bathed; emaciated, big- bellied; restless, hot, kick off the clothes at night; have worms, but indicated remedy fails.

When carefully selected remedies fail to produce a favorable effect, especially in acute disease, it frequently serves to rouse the reactive powers of the system.

Scrofulous chronic diseases that result from suppressed eruptions.

Complaints that are continually relapsing; patient seems to get almost well, when disease returns again and again.

Sick headache, every week, or every two weeks, prostrating, weakening, with hot vertex and cold feet.

Constant heat on top of head; cold feet with burning soles; wants to find a cool place for them; puts them out of bed to cool them off; cramps in calves and soles.

Hot flushes during the day, with weak, faint spells.

Weak, empty, gone or faint feeling in the stomach about 11 A.M.; cannot wait for dinner.’ Drowsy in afternoon, after sunset; wakefulness the whole night.

Nightly suffocating fits; wants doors and windows open.

Haste in working or walking.

Anxiety, with doubts about her salvation.

Fancies that rags are fine dresses, everything looks pretty which she takes a fancy to.

Goes to sleep late and has short naps all night.

Eyelids red and covered with a dry scurf.

Red lips.

Diarrhoea: after midnight; painless, driving out of bed early in the morning; as if the bowels were too weak to retain their contents.

The discharges, both of urine and feces, is painful to parts over which they pass.

Stools: green, watery, leaving a pale green stain on the diaper; yellow; mucous; bloody in streaks; undigested; purulent; corrosive; changeable; frothy; sour; fetid; putrid; in the morning; early in bed; after drinking milk; after ale or beer.

After stool: tenesmus; excoriation about the anus; prolapsus ani; child falls asleep as soon as the tenesmus ceases.

Loss of appetite, with constant thirst.

Voracious appetite.

Child grasps everything within reach and thrusts it into his mouth.

Excoriation about the anus.

Moist excoriation about the genitals.

Stupor, with pale face, drooping of lower jaw, eyes half open, cold sweat on the face, suppression of urine, and frequent twitching of the muscles.

Frequent, unsuccessful efforts at stool.

Severe burning in the vagina and at the vulva.

Pain in the chest from over-lifting.

Offensive odor of the body despite frequent washing.

The smell of the stool follows him all around as if he had soiled himself.

Excessive prostration and rapid emaciation.

Frequent internal chilliness.

Chilliness and shivering over whole body, without subsequent heat or thirst.

Chilliness constantly creeps from the sacrum up the back, without subsequent heat or thirst.

Icy coldness of the genitals.

Frequent flushes of heat in the face, with shivering sensation over the body.

Burning heat of the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.

Copious morning sweat setting in after waking.

At night profuse sweat all over the body and restless sleep.

Profuse, sour night sweat.

Menses: too late and of too short-duration.The menstrual blood is too pale, or it is thick, black, and acrid.

Melford Eugene Douglass
M.E.Douglass, MD, was a Lecturer of Dermatology in the Southern Homeopathic Medical College of Baltimore. He was the author of - Skin Diseases: Their Description, Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatment; Repertory of Tongue Symptoms; Characteristics of the Homoeopathic Materia Medica.