SULPHUR


Painful swelling anteriorly and externally. Cracking in vertebrae; on bending head backward, with stiffness of nape. Sticking in nape on stooping. Bruised pain and tension in nape and between scapulae, which go to shoulder on moving the head. Drawing pain in right side; in nape and scapulae. Stiffness. Paralytic sprained pain in nape.


Stool : CONSTIPATION, AT TIMES, Knotty, in morning; but not hard; mixed with mucus. SCANTY, AND UNSATISFACTORY. Difficult; on rising, had to strain long, with aching in small of back. Stool covered with mucus, and slipped out quickly. HARD; AND DIFFICULT, ONLY EVERY 2, 3 or four days. Diarrhoea alternating with constipation.

TOUGH, GLUEY, FETID, SO URGENT THAT SOME ESCAPED PREMATURELY, YET NOT DIARRHOEA, AFTER GETTING UP; a similar stool two hours later. SLIMY. Bloody in evening. Light colored. Sour smelling. Contained undigested food. Copious, and frequent. Rapid; and almost involuntary. Half fluid, half lumps, mixed with gas and noisy flatus, in morning, afternoon and evening. SEMI- FLUID AND FREQUENT.

DIARRHOEA, in morning on rising; DRIVING ONE OUT OF BED, NO PAIN, copious; fetid. HERING says: “The smell of the stool follows him around as if he had soiled himself.” Involuntary diarrhoea during emission of flatus (Aloe). Involuntary and bilious, sensation as if wind would pass. Frequent diarrhoea, during the day, with griping, with burning in anus; and frothy, even at night, with tenesmus. Sometimes painless. Green, watery, leaving a pale green stain on the diaper. White slimy mucus; and yellow, mucous; BLOODY IN STREAKS. Expulsion sudden and often involuntary. Its colic is better sitting bent and by dry heat.

SOFT AND FREQUENT IN MORNING; solid, soft, copious; fetid. PAPPY YELLOWISH-GREEN, COPIOUS, FETID IN MORNING, then feeling of perfect health.

Sulphur is particularly indicated in diarrhoea worse in the morning; early in bed; after midnight; after taking cold; in damp weather; after taking milk, after acids. In children: dentition: after suppressed eruption. After ale or beer. From artificial food. During sleep. During pregnancy. Its colic is worse after eating and drinking.

During stool : tenesmus. Prolapsus ani. Cramps in legs. Burning in anus. After stool: the tenesmus and burning in anus continue; THE CHILD FALLS ASLEEP AS SOON AS THE TENESMUS CEASES. The stool being corrosive we find excoriation about the anus. Cold perspiration on the face and feet. Pressure in rectum. Prolapsus ani.

“Dysentery, subacute, with burning, tenesmus, not violent, but persistent.”.

BELL says: “The early morning diarrhoea is very characteristic. It is especially useful in dysentery after ACONITE has removed the acute symptoms, when the tenesmus has ceased, but blood is still discharged.”.

THE SULPHUR-CHILD is cross, obstinate, has open fontanelles; pale face or sallow, and covered with cold sweat; blue rings under the eyes; lips very red; tongue coated white, with red tip and borders, or brown, parched and cracked. Hungry, yet loses flesh. Voracious appetite. Child grasps everything within reach and thrusts it into its mouth. Palms and soles burning hot. Child kicks the clothes off at night. Sleeping with eyes half-open.

“Diarrhoea in great variety; stools are generally thin, watery, sometimes mucous, white or green, sometimes with bloody streaks, sometimes undigested, generally very fetid; nearly always worse early in morning in bed; the necessity is urgent and frequently without pain.”.

“In the chronic diarrhoea of scrofulous children we may find aversion to meat, tendency to stupor, with cold sweat, generally disagreeable odor of the body, with aversion to washing.”.

“Valuable for habitual constipation, especially when the rectum is irritable and dry, frequently ineffectual desire for stool in rectum, with piles, soreness and burning at the anus, often with congestive headache, engorged liver, etc.”.

Urinary Organs: In bladder: dragging in morning after urinating. Pressure, soon after micturition, with sensation as if urine were retained by contraction of sphincter; sensation as if too full, without call to urinate. “Catarrh of the bladder, burning micturition, urine contains mucus.”.

It is a valuable remedy in chronic nephritis. Brights disease.

URGING AT NIGHT. Constant desire, with scanty urine. FREQUENT URGING; SUDDEN. “Painful ineffectual efforts to urinate, with retention.” Micturition : When emitting flatus; in thin stream; in a weak stream; intermittent; by jerks. Dysuria. FREQUENT MICTURITION; at night, and copious. “Nocturnal enuresis.” Frequent micturition of watery urine, and much at a time. BURNING WHEN URINATING.

Urethra: Inflammation of orifice. STICKING IN FOREPART; in morning on urinating; with tearing; with rigor. Discharge of prostatic fluid; in long threads after micturition and stool. Pain as in the beginning of gonorrhoea. Constant urging to urinate. ITCHING IN MIDDLE OF URETHRA; at mouth of urethra, as at beginning of gonorrhoea. Burning in forepart when not urinating. “Haematuria.” “Chronic gonorrhoea, with burning and smarting during micturition.”.

Urine; Copious, all day; AT NIGHT; after midnight; and reddish; increase of water, urea, uric acids, mucus, inorganic salts and phosphates, but diminution of solid constituents, organic salts and extractives. Scanty, after eating and of the color of dark sherry (cloudy).

TURBID; offensive; copious sediment. Fatty pellicle. Bloody, slimy. Increase of nitrogenous constituents. Sediment reddish; white mealy.

Dysuria. Retention of urine. Urine excoriates the parts.

Male Sexual Organs: Tingling, and in testicles. Resistance to complete emission of semen. Gonorrhoea. Gleet. Phimosis.

Redness of glans and inner surface of prepuce, with sore feeling, burning and smarting; pustules and pimples on glans. Fetid smegma causing burning and itching. Chancre.

Penis stiff and hard like leather, its inner surface shining and secreting a thin offensive ichor. Stitches in penis, in morning on urinating, worse glans. ITCHING. Erections at night, with vivid, not lascivious, dreams. Phimosis, with oozing of offensive mucus under prepuce. Redness and burning of prepuce, Prepuce retracted, and penis cold bluish. Cold, prepuce and glans.

Scrotum : Itching; in morning on waking, and on inside of thighs; about noon; towards evening; with sweat. Testicles: Hang down flabby. Testicle and scrotum relaxed in evening in bed. Pressure and tension in testicle and spermatic cords. Hydrocele. Varicocele. Effects of self-abuse.

Sexual power weakened. Impotency, with amorous fancies. Desire at night, for an emission, without erection; DESIRE ALMOST LOST. Emission at night, with burning pain in urethra; profuse, watery. Prostatorrhoea.

Female Sexual Organs: Amenorrhoea. Dysmenorrhoea. Leucorrhoea. Disorders of menstruation. Miscarriage. Disorders of pregnancy. Sufferings of climaxis. Prolapse of uterus. In antiversion (Lil. tig.; Nux; Sep.), the uterus pressing on the bladder, with aggravation on standing or walking, and frequent desire to urinate.

Bearing down. Feeling of weakness. Itching, with papules about the pudenda. Itching on mons veneris, with moisture. “Pruritus of the vulva, with burning and stinging; with miliary eruption, worse heat of bed.” Vagina burning so that she could scarcely sit; itching; soreness during coition; biting discharge. Itching of clitoris.

“Prolapsus uteri, with aching across sacrum, constipation. Various forms of uterine inflammations; called for by general indications.”.

Leucorrhoea : Profuse, causing soreness and burning pain. Thin in morning, after rising, preceded by griping in abdomen. Almost daily bloody discharge from uterus for several weeks after return of long suppressed menses. “Leucorrhoea corrosive, yellow, menstrual flow corrosive (Kreos).”.

Menstruation: Too early; preceded by cutting downward in hypogastrium. TOO LATE (Nat. m.; Puls.; Sep.; Calc. ph.; Graph.; Kali c.; Lach.; Mag. c.; Sang.; Vib. op.); WITH CONSTIPATION AND DISTENDED ABDOMEN; with sickness and oppression. PROFUSE, STOPPED IMMEDIATELY AFTER FLOWING TWO DAYS AND A HALF. Profuse and long- lasting; with sour odor; black, thick, acrid; and black, clotted, sticky. Corrosive. Too early, profuse and protracted.

“Suppressed menstruation, with congestive headache, and cold feet. Scanty menstruation, with burning heat in hands and soles at night, weight on top of head, etc. Dysmenorrhoea, pains running from the groins to the back” Twitching in one breast, with swelling as if milk rushed into it. Sore nipples. Menorrhagia, has not been normal since her last miscarriage. “A single dose at new moon.” (LIPPE).

Respiratory Organs: It is a valuable remedy in chest conditions. Larynx: Swollen gland on thyroid cartilage, with pain on touch. Painful thrust in larynx on coughing, Drawing at times, with dryness. “Aphonia.” Hoarseness; IN MORNING; in forenoon, and speaking requires an effort; in evening. Voice deep; lost, “Laryngeal and bronchial catarrh, with attacks of suffocation.” Rattling in bronchi, with shooting in left lowest rib, towards back, worse breathing deeply.

Cough, with shooting in chest; better open air, worse returning to the warm room. Cough, only at night, FROM RAWNESS IN LARYNX (Phosp,; Puls.); from roughness in throat; on going to sleep, with heat in head and eyes and cold hands; better expectoration. “Cough is usually dry day and night, worse lying down, especially at night.” Dry cough; in morning in bed, from irritation in trachea. IN EVENING BEFORE SLEEP, WORSE THAN DURING THE DAY. AT NIGHT WAKING HIM. Short cough in evening when sitting asleep. Dry short cough, with pain in sternum and sticking in chest.

“Whooping cough.” Sulphur is said to “kill” the disease if burned in the room or house.

Expectoration: Coughing up thick mucus, in morning, with sore pain in chest; at night, with soreness in trachea; jelly- like. Expectoration tasting like old catarrh; tasting of bloody saliva, with sweet taste in throat; of blood at night, with fatty, sweetish taste in mouth.

Respiration: Arrested even when talking. DYSPNOEA, in evening in bed. Difficult respiration, at night when lying on back, with pressure and anxiety in chest, and general sweat. Deep breathing, shrill whistling on inspiration, on inspiration, worse ascending stairs. Threatenings of asthma. “Chronic asthma, with suffocative fits in the forepart of the night, and with burning in the chest.” In this condition there is often found the necessity to have the windows and doors open in order to breathe.

Chest : Cracking in sternum on motion. A swollen gland on ensiform cartilage is painful to touch. Mucus, obliging hacking. Rattling at night; rattling, better expectoration, with snoring.

STICKING IN LEFT SIDE; in sternum; beneath sternum; externally in right side; in left pleura; left side in afternoon, worse walking quickly and ascending stairs. In right side or in region of heart at night on motion, when lying on back; in pectoral muscles on moving arms; beneath right breast on coughing; IN LEFT ON BREATHING. Sticking in chest, EXTENDING TO BACK; EXTENDING FROM RIGHT SIDE INTO SCAPULA; in left, extending towards heart, taking away the breath, with thirst; in right chest, through stomach and pit of stomach. Cramp at times. Shattering when coughing, and in abdomen. Pain in sternum, so that he could scarcely bend forward, better holding himself upright; pain, on moving arms; pain in sternum, with oppression of breath. Bruised pain in upper part, on deep breathing, worse forenoon, better afternoon. Lungs feel as if resting against back when coughing.

PRESSURE (Phos.), in morning better rising; at 8 A.M., so that he could hardly breath; transversely across middle, as from swallowing too large a morsel. OPPRESSION, all day; with strained pain. Constriction; on deep breathing after rising; on motion; spasmodic, beneath sternum when sitting. Heaviness.

ANXIETY (Phos.). Sensation of mucus, after the raising of which the respiration was more free. Rush of blood; in morning on waking.

Weakness at night, worse getting into bed so that he cannot lie long on one side and is eager for the morning. WEAKNESS WHEN TALKING (Phos.; Stann.); on reading aloud; with difficulty in breathing.

“Valuable in later stage of pneumonia, when the inflammatory process fails to resolve, the lung continues dull and the cough dry, the patient begins to have fever at night, hot hands and feet and hot head; a few doses of Sulphur will then generally cause the cough to loosen and the hepatization to resolve. In hydrothorax it follows Bryonia well. In the earliest stage of tuberculosis, need of fresh air, feet and head hot, hand and feet burn at night, palpitation, atonic dyspepsia, with need to eat at 11 A.M., etc.” It should be especially thought of when the patient has a history of any psoric taint, and in the majority of cases there has been a history of a previous skin eruption that was treated by some local application.

Heart : Rush of blood. “It seems as though the blood rushed to the heart, causing a gasping and need of fresh air, heart feels too large. Sometimes useful in cardiac dropsies.”.

PAIN IN PRAECORDIAL REGION; after dinner. Strange motion in praecordial region, Praecordial region; pain towards evening; sensation as if it had not room enough; hollow sensation.

PALPITATION : On lying down for midday nap; at noon after a short walk, with trembling of hands; in evening; AT NIGHT IN BED; at night on falling asleep; with anxiety as if he would faint. ANXIOUS palpitation; sudden beating in evening after turning in bed. Increased pulsations in aorta, with purring noise. Irregular action. Pulsations diminished in number.

PULSE: RAPID, in evening; and hard, full; also small, soft. Feeble and intermittent. Pulsation in left carotid.

Neck: Inflammation of a gland on nape close to hair, with itching. Painful swelling anteriorly and externally. Cracking in vertebrae; on bending head backward, with stiffness of nape. Sticking in nape on stooping. Bruised pain and tension in nape and between scapulae, which go to shoulder on moving the head. Drawing pain in right side; in nape and scapulae. Stiffness. Paralytic sprained pain in nape.

Back : Aching: at night, WITH BRUISED SENSATION IN SMALL OF BACK, PREVENTING SLEEP (Rhus t.) WITH ORGASM OF BLOOD; on stooping; worse motion, lasting till night, sprained, on a false step; as after long stooping. Bruised feeling; in single spot; in muscles of spine. Stiffness; now in back, now in hips, worse turning over in bed, forced to hold his breath.

Sticking beneath scapulae, taking away the breath, and preventing stooping. Tension between scapulae; when lying and moving; and on side of neck.

Lumbar region : STITCHES, in bones on expiration; transversely across; pulsating. Pain, above lumbar region; after long stooping; with hypochondrial discomfort; so that she could not stand erect; pain across loins; worse walking and standing; worse turning in bed; worse sitting down and rising up. BRUISED PAIN; (Rhus t.); in coccyx; worse touch. Tension, on stooping, extending over abdomen to pit of stomach and to knee in left sacral region and hip. Drawing pain; with weakness. Lumbago. Sciatica.

“Spinal irritation, with suppression of the menses or haemorrhoids, with dry heat; also with weakness of the chest and stomach, and sleeplessness. Has been used for so-called congestions of the spinal cord.” Hip-joint disease. Curvature of spine.

Extremities: Cracking in knees and elbows. Unsteadiness of joints. Trembling; worse hands. Drawing, here and there; in knees, arms and shoulders. Tension; cramp-like, on moving, in muscles of various limbs. Weakness; falling asleep of limbs on lying down.

“Synovitis, especially when there is considerable exudation, particularly in the knee. Rheumatic gout, especially beginning in the feet and extending upward, with burning heat in feet at night.”.

Upper Extremities: Swelling of axillary glands, purulent. Sticking beneath right axilla. Tearing in left, in afternoon when knitting or sewing.

Shoulder : Sticking on motion, extending into chest. Pain in right shoulder; rheumatic: RHEUMATIC PAIN IN LEFT SHOULDER, as if dislocated in joint, worse night when lying. Drawing pain in shoulder in joint and arm. Weight on walking in open air.

Arm : Cramp after midnight. TEARING IN RIGHT ARM, WITH PARALYSIS; in arms and hands, with drawing; bruised pain. Falling asleep of arm worse after work.

Upper arm : Jerking in deltoid; drawing in humerus after midnight. Weakness, Heaviness, in humerus; with tension.

Elbow: Pain on motion. Painful drawing in nerves, extending to wrists.

Forearm: Tearing in bones, sometimes better. pressure and motion. Aching boring in bones, with rigor.

Wrist : Sprained pain, better violent motion. Sensitiveness in morning, worse moving them, and in finger-joints. Stiffness worse morning better during the day. Weakness of the right wrist, which feeling of dislocation.

Hand : Swelling of veins. Hands swollen. Palms swelling of sulphur. Tremulous sensation. Anxiety, forced to grasp something. Falling asleep after immersing in water, with crawling.

Fingers : Swelling in morning. Cramp in three middle fingers. STICKING IN TIPS (Petrol.); on flexor surface of right middle finger; in tips at night; tearing, above nail of left ring-finger worse evening. DRAWING PAIN IN SINGLE SHORT JERKS IN AFTERNOON. Numbness of fingers.

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