First stage of cold in the head, with circulatory disturbances, catarrhal fever, congestion of nasal mucous membranes. Smarting in nasal passages, worse inspiration; excellent for a predisposition to take cold, alternately with Calcarea phos. "Ferrum phos. 3x in pharyngeal catarrh, with characteristic white, frothy expectoration, has never disappointed me." (W. R. King).
Catarrh when there is white phlegm, thick, not transparent. Dry coryza. Stuffy cold in the head, with a whitish-gray tongue. Adherent crusts in the vault of the pharynx. "I use it often with profit in the purulent stage of acute nasal catarrh. Kali mur. has proved to me the most satisfactory remedy in acute inflammations of the nasopharynx in which there is a decided burning dryness. The appearance is that of redness with marked thickening, almost as though the mucous membrane were solidly infiltrated." (Ivins.) Hawking of mucus from posterior nares. Syphilitic ozaena.
Catarrh with expectoration of yellowish, small lumps. Dry coryza. Stuffy cold in the head (alternately with Kali mur.), with ineffectual desire to sneeze. Ozeena. Osseous growths and diseases of nasal bones, with offensive odor of dead bone.
Catarrhs and colds with watery, transparent, frothy discharges. Chronic catarrhs of bloodless patients. The mucus has sometimes a salty taste. Cold causing vesicular eruptions with watery contents, which burst and leave thin crusts or scabs. Coryza, "running cold," with watery, clear, frothy discharge, worse on going into the cold and on exertion. Influenza. Epistaxis from stooping and from coughing. Posterior nares dry. Loss of sense of smell. Dr. Geo. Herring finds the 1 trit. almost infallible for stopping a cold commencing with sneezing. Sneezing worse undressing at night and in morning. Fever blisters.
Yellow, slimy secretions, or expectorations of watery matter, are conditions calling for this remedy. Patient feels generally worse in the evening or in a heated room. Yellow or yellowish discharge from the nose. Colds with dry skin when perspiration does not set in freely under use of Ferrum phos.
Chronic catarrhs and colds in adynamic persons (as an intercurrent remedy). Colds in the head with an albuminous discharge from nose. Sneezing and sore nostrils. Dr. L. A. Bull says: "I frequently began the treatment of chronic catarrhal conditions of the air-passages with Calcarea phos. I find that it has quite a decided tonic action, and influences the conditions of the membranes for good. In many places it quite takes the place of the Cinchona preparations." Large pedunculated nasal polypi. Point of nose icy-cold. Swollen, ulcerated nose in scrofulous children.
Cold in the head, with thick, yellow, opaque, purulent secretions, frequently tinged with blood. It clears up the condition of the mucous glands. Nosebleed.
As an intercurrent, when gastric symptoms appear, such as acid risings and yellow base of tongue. Picking at nose. Naso-pharyngeal catarrh, with thick, yellow mucus, especially in the scrofulous ozaena. Offensive odor before nose.
Nosebleed during menses. Ozaena syphilitica, worse every change from dry to wet weather. Catarrhs of mucous membranes in general, characterized by a tendency to profuse secretion of greenish mucus. This is the tissue remedy for la grippe, since the disease is caused by an excess of water in the cellular fluids.
Ozjena, foul, offensive discharge from nose, foul breath, and where secondary nervous troubles arise. Epistaxis and predisposition to same. Yellow crusts blown from nose. Thick, yellow discharge; sneezes from slightest exposure. Thick mucus hawked from posterior nares.
Loss or perversion of sense of smell. Alternate dry and loose coryza. Gushing flow from nostrils.
Ozsena, with offensive discharge from nose, when the affection is seated in the submucous connective tissue or periosteum. (Syringe also with a solution of the same remedy.) Painful, chronic dryness of the nose, or inveterate ulceration, producing acrid, corroding discharge; herpetic eruption around nostrils and lips. Itching of tip of nose.
Dr. H. Goullon (Pop. Zeilschrift) praises Nalnim phos. in chronic postnasal catarrh, giving as indications the golden-yellow exudation and yellow tongue, etc., and relates a case cured by Natrum phos." after Kali bich. had failed, as well as everything else, and the patient had become hypochon.
Case of thick, yellow, offensive ozaena, alternating with watery discharge; has been affected with it for eighteen months; has lost taste and smell; left nostril worse. Catamenia occur every three weeks. Takes cold very easily. Stillborn child three years ago. Gave three doses of Kali sulph.12 in water, to be taken once a week. In one month reported catarrh entirely well; has regained much of the lost senses of smell and taste. (W. P. Wesselhoeft, M. D).
Case of gentleman, ligbt-complexioned. About once a week a thick, dark brown semi-fluid accumulation of pus formed in the left upper nostril; on being blown out it emitted a terrible stench. About a month previous a piece of carious bone was taken from the antrum highmori, through an upper left alveolus, from which a 100th had been drawn four years previous. The probe entered the antrum freely. Calcarea, Silicca and several other remedies proved intllicaciotis. Three weeks after having taken two doses of Kali sulph.6 in water, morning and evening, a tablespoonful for four days, nothing more remained of (he discharge, and the alveolus closed so that no probe entered. (W. P. Wesselhceft, M. D)
Dr. Louis A, Bull records a case of atrophic rhinopharyngitis in which the skin was "colorless, dry, fishy in appearance and profusely dotted with comedones, large and small." He was reminded, he says, of Boussingaull's experiments In withholding salt from animals, and opined that here was a case in which chloride of sodium was not properly assimilated. He used it locally in ten grains to the ounce solution, and in-cmally in dynamized form, with most satisfactory results. - Horn. Recorder.