Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.
Below are the strongest indications of Bromium based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.
Most marked effects are seen in the respiratory symptoms, especially in larynx and trachea. It seems to affect especially scrofulous children with enlarged glands. Blond type. Enlarged parotid and goitre. Tendency to spasmodic attacks. Left-sided mumps. Sense of suffocation; excoriating discharges, profuse sweats and great weakness. Complaints from being over-heated. Tendency to infiltrate glands, become hard, but seldom suppurate.
BETTER, from any motion; exercise, at sea.
WORSE, from evening, until midnight, and when sitting in warm room; warm damp weather when at rest and lying left side.
Antidotes: Ammon. Carb.; Camph. Salt inhibits the action of Bromium.
Compare: Conium; Spongia; Iod.; Aster.; Arg. Nit. Avoid milk when taking Bromium. Hydrobromic acid ( Throat dry and puckering; constriction in pharynx and chest; waves of heat over face and neck; pulsating tinnitus with great nervous irritability (Houghton); vertigo, palpitation; arms heavy; seemed as if parts did not belong to him. Seems to have a specific effect on the inferior cervical ganglion, increasing the tonic action of the sympathetic, thus promoting vasoconstriction. Relieves headache, tinnitus and vertigo, especially in vasomotor stomach disturbance. Dose, 20 minims.)Delusion that strange persons are looking over patient’s shoulder and that she would see someone on turningQuarrelsome.Dizzy when crossing stream of water.head; pain, headache; sides; left;head; pain, headache; top of head (vertex);Headache; worse heat of sun and by rapid motionMegrim of left side; worse stooping, especially after drinking milkSharp pain through eyesvision; lost vision, blindness; evening; while reading;Fan-like motion of alae ( Lyc.) Bleeding from nose relieving the chest.Tickling, smarting, as from cobwebsCoryza, with corrosive soreness of nosenose; catarrh;nose; pain; rawness; nostrils;nose; running or blocked nose (coryza); chronic, long-continued;nose; running or blocked nose (coryza); obstinate, with soreness beneath nose and on edge of nose;Pressure at root of noseStoppage of right nostrilface; heat;face; inflammation; parotid gland (gland in front and below ear lobe); left;face; inflammation; parotid gland (gland in front and below ear lobe); suppurating (producing pus);face; swelling; parotid gland (gland in front and below ear lobe);face; swelling; parotid gland (gland in front and below ear lobe); after measles-like rash;face; swelling; parotid gland (gland in front and below ear lobe); hard;face; swelling; parotid gland (gland in front and below ear lobe); left;face; swelling; submaxillary gland (gland under jaw, by throat);face; swelling; submaxillary gland (gland under jaw, by throat); hard;face; swelling; submaxillary gland (gland under jaw, by throat); left;Sharp burning from tongue to stomachStomach and Abdomen.Gastralgia; better eatingHoarseness coming on from being overheated.Painful hemorrhoids, with black stool.Pressure as of stoneThroat feels raw, evening, with hoarsenessthroat; choking, constricting; throat-pit;throat; croup;throat; croup; during whooping cough;throat; croup; extending to throat at back of mouth;throat; croup; from being heated;throat; croup; membranous;throat; external throat; pain; pressing; throat-pit;throat; inflammation; larynx; from getting heated;throat; larynx (voice box); scraping, clearing;throat; larynx (voice box); scraping, clearing; evening;throat; membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.;throat; mucus; larynx;throat; pain; rawness; larynx;throat; pain; rawness; larynx; from coughing;throat; pressure in throat-pit;throat; sensation of coldness; on breathing;throat; sounds; rattling larynx;throat; voice; hoarseness;throat; voice; indistinct;throat; voice; lost;Tickling in trachea during inspirationTonsils pain on swallowing, deep red, with networks of dilated blood vesselsTympanitic distention of abdomenrectum; haemorrhoids; internal;rectum; haemorrhoids; walking;rectum; pain;stool; black; normal consistency;Female; Swelling of ovariesgenitals; female; flatulence from vagina;Indurated, with pains worse slight jar.Low spirited before mensesMale; Swelling of testiclesMenses too early; too profuse, with membranous shredsSharp shooting pain in left breast, worse, pressure.Stitch pains from breast to axillaeTumor in breasts, with stitching pains; worse leftCroup after febrile symptoms have subsidedEvery inspiration provokes coughCold sensation when inspiringHoarsenessLaryngeal diphtheria, membrane begins in larynx and spreads upwardAsthma; difficulty in getting air INTO lung ( Chlorum, in expelling.) Better at sea, of seafaring men when they come on landBronchial tubes feel filled with smoke.Chest pains run upwardDifficult and painful breathingHypertrophy of heart from gymnastics ( Rhus.) Fibrinous bronchitis, great dyspnoearespiration; asthma attack; sailors as soon as they go ashore;respiration; difficult (dyspnea); swallowing;respiration; impeded, obstructed; on swallowing;respiration; rough; sawing;Spasmodic constrictionspasmodic cough, with rattling of mucus in the larynx; suffocativeViolent cramping of chestWhooping cough ( Use persistently for about ten days.) Dry cough, with hoarseness and burning pain Behind sternumcough; comes on suddenly; suffocation, suddenly on swallowing;cough; dry cough;cough; dry cough; evening;cough; dry cough; from scraping in larynx;cough; hoarse;cough; sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); scraping; from larynx;cough; suffocating; on swallowing;cough; swallowing;chest; constriction, tension;extremities, limbs; coldness; lower limbs; foot;extremities, limbs; coldness; upper limbs; forearm; icy cold;Full of dreams and anguish; jerking and starting during sleep, full of fantasy and illusions; difficult to go to sleep at night, cannot sleep enough in morning; trembling and weak on awaking.chill; shaking, shivering, rigors; on breathing in;Glands stony, hard, especially on lower jaw and throatAcne, pimples and pustulesBoils on arms and faceHard goitre ( Spong.) Gangrene.generalities; cancers;generalities; inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); glands;generalities; pain; as if scraped;generalities; pain; pressing; as from load;generalities; pain; pressing; internally;generalities; swelling; glands;generalities; weakness (see lethargic, weariness);
Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.