Yellow, slimy, watery, purulent diar-rhcea, with characteristic tongue. Pains resembling colic. Abdomen feels cold to touch. Pains similar to flatulent colic, caused by great heat, from excitement and sudden coldness of the part following. Gas escaping from the bowels has a sulphurous odor. Purging and severe colic. Habitual constipation. Internal and external hemorrhoids, with characteristic tongue and secretions. Typhoid and enteric fevers, with rise of temperature at night and fall in the morning. Tympanitic abdomen, cramp and even' indication of approaching peritonitis. Abdomen very tense. Symptoms of cholera. Black, thin, offensive stools. Post-scarlatinal nephritis.
Gonorrhoea, slimy, yellow or greenish discharge. Balanitis, gleet. Orchitis, after suppressed gonorrhoea. Leucorrhcea, discharge of yellow, greenish, slimy or water)' secretions. Menstruation too late and too scanty, with a feeling of weight and fulness in the abdomen, and headache, yellow-coated tongue. Syphilis with characteristic evening aggravation. Metrorrhagia.
Symptoms are wanting.
Bronchial asthma with yellow expectoration, worse in the warm season or in a hot atmosphere. Bronchitis, expectoration distinctly yellow, or greenish, slimy, or watery and profuse. Cough worse in the evening with heat. Pneumonia. Coarse rales but cannot cough up much mucus, sputa consists of watery matter. Mucus slips back and is generally swallowed; hard, hoarse cough like croup. Weary feeling in the pharynx. Great rattling in the chest, rattling of mucus with cough. Third stage of catarrhal cough, with free, yellowish expectoration. Croupy hoarseness, speaking is fatiemi hoarseness from cold. Whooping cough; with ition. Pneumonia with wheezing; yellow, loose, rattling phlegm is coughed up, or watery matter. Suffocative feeling in a hot atmosphere. Desire for cool air.
Pulse quick with throbbing, boring pain over crest of ilium. Pulse scarcely perceptible.
Neuralgic or rheumatic pains in the back, nape of the neck or in the limbs, periodical, worse in the evening or in a warm room, and decidedly better in a cool atmosphere. Rheumatic pains in the joints or any part of the body, when of a shifting, wandering:, flitting: nature, settling in one place, then another, with characteristic modalities. Fungoid inflammation of the joints. Cramps in upper and lower extremities. Scaly eruptions mostly on arms, better from hot water.
Neuralgic pains in different parts of the body, with tendency to shift in locality. Chorea.
Very vivid dreams.
Temperature rises in the evening until midnight, then falls again. It assists in promoting perspiration, hence it should be given frequently, and warm coverings at the same time should be applied. Intermittent fever with yellow, slimy, coated tongue. Fevers from blood poisoning, gastric, enteric and typhoid fevers, scarlet fever, stage of desquamation, cold sweat.
Skin inactive (give in hot drinks while in bed, wrapped in blankets). Epithelial cancer, with discharge of thin, yellow, serous matter. Eczema, when the discharge is yellow or greenish, watery, or when suddenly suppressed. Sudden retrocession of the rash, from a chill or other causes, in any eruptive disease - measles, scarlet fever, eczema, etc., when the skin is harsh and dry. Blistering erysipelas; to favor falling off of scabs. Burning, itching, papular eruption. Diseased condition of the nails, interrupted growth, eta (Silicea). Skin scales freely on a sticky base. Sores on the skin with yellow, watery secretion; surrounding skin peels off. Effects of ivy poison, nettlerash. In smallpox to promote falling off of crusts and formation of healthy skin. Scaly tetter in the palms. Chafing of children. Old tetters. Tuberculous ulcers with a continuous oozing of yellow pus and lymph.
Inflammations with yellow, watery, serous, purulent secretions. Serous, watery exudations. Torpidity, depressed vitality; and disease makes rapid headway. Soft polypi. Epithelioma. Migratory rheumatism of the joints.
The grand characteristics are the evening aggravation and the amelioration in the cool, open air. Great aggravation in a heated room; also the characteristic secretion from mucous membranes, yellow, sticky, slimy.
No regular proving, but a brief collection of symptoms derived from very large doses, old school sources, is found in Allen's Encyclopaedia, vols, v and x, and vol. vi, Guiding Symptoms, They are included in the above.
Schussler recommends the I2x and 6x, these giving the best results. In febrile conditions it must be given frequently. It is recommended externally in dandruff and diseases of the scalp. Often completes a cure commenced by Kali mur.
The nearest analogue to Kali sulph. appears to be Pulsat. It is interesting to compare these two remedies, as they have many symptoms in common. Thus both have:
Aggravation of symptoms in a warm room. Amelioration in the cool and open air. Discharges from mucous membranes are yellow, purulent in character; sometimes yellowish-green. Coating of tongue yellow and slimy. Pressure and feeling of fulness in stomach. Gonorrhoea with yellow or yellowish-green, bland discharge. Yellow mucous expectoration from the lungs on coughing. Hoarseness from a simple cold. Pains in the limbs, worse at night and from warmth; better in cool, open air. Palpitation of the heart. Migratory or shifting and wandering rheumatic pains. A chemical analysis of Pulsat. shows that one of its constituents is Kali sulph., another is Kali phos. and another is Calc. phos. Its mucous symptoms probably are due to the presence of Kali sulph., and its mental and nervous symptoms but, of course, this is pure hypothesis, and only suggested for further study and observation. Kali sulph. often follows with advantage Kali mur. Compatible remedies in itching and redness of skin: Acetic acid, Arsen., Calc. carb., Dolichos, Hepar, Puis., Rhus, Sepia, Silicea, Sulphur, Urtica.
Compare Natr. mur. in deafness, pain in stomach, coarse rales and profuse exudations, but these are more watery in Natr. mur.