In the early stages of febrile conditions, it stands midway between sthenic activity of Aconite and Bell, and the asthenic sluggishness and torpidity of Gels. The typical Ferr. Phos. subject is not full blooded and robust, but nervous, sensitive, anaemic with the false plethora and easy flushing of Ferrum. Prostration marked; face more active than GELS. The superficial redness never assumes the dusky hue of GELS. Pulse soft and flowing; no anxious restlessness of Acon. Susceptibility to chest troubles. Bronchitis of young children. In acute exacerbation of tuberculosis, a fine palliative of wonderful power. Corresponds to Grauvogl’s Oxygenoid Constitution, the inflammatory, febrile, emaciating, wasting consumption.
The remedy for first stage of all febrile disturbances and inflammations before exudation sets in; especially for catarrhal affections of the respiratory tract. Ferr. Phos. 3x increases haemoglobin. In pale, anaemic subjects, with violent local congestions. Hemorrhages, bright from any orifice.
BETTER, cold applications.
WORSE, at night and 4 to 6 a.m.; touch, jar, motion, right side.
Compare: (Oxygenoid Constitution. Acon.; China; Arsenic; Graphit.; Petrol.) Ferrum Pyrophosph ( congestion of brain and headache following great loss of blood; tarsal cysts); ACON.; Gels.; China.
▲ ▼ EXPECTORATION (click for more)
expectoration; bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage);
▲ ▼ HEAD (click for more)
Headache Better cold applications.
Ill effects of sun-heat
Rush of blood to head
Soreness to touch, cold, noise, jar
▲ ▼ EYE (click for more)
Feeling as of sand under lids
Hyperaemia of optic disc and retina, with blurred vision.
Red, inflamed, with burning sensation
▲ ▼ EAR (click for more)
fails, prevents suppuration.
First stage of otitis
Membrana tympani red and bulging
▲ ▼ NOSE (click for more)
Epistaxis; bright red blood.
First stage of colds in the head
nose; catarrh; post nasal (see discharge); ;
nose; running or blocked nose (coryza);
Predisposition to colds
▲ ▼ FACE (click for more)
face; skin; discoloration; earthy;
face; skin; discoloration; pale;
Facial neuralgia; worse, shaking head and stooping.
Flushed; cheeks sore and hot
▲ ▼ THROAT (click for more)
After operations on throat and nose to control bleeding and relieve soreness
Eustachian tubes inflamed
First stage of diphtheria
Mouth hot; fauces red, inflamed
Ranula in vascular, sanguine constitutions.
Sore throat of singers
Subacute laryngitis with fauces inflamed and red (2x)
Tonsils red and swollen
Ulcerated sore throat
▲ ▼ ABDOMEN (click for more)
First stage of peritonitis
Urine spurts with every cough
Vomiting of bright red blood
Vomiting of undigested food
abdomen; stomach; burping, belching; food (regurgitation);
Desire for stimulants
First stage of dysentery, with much blood in discharges.
Irritation at neck of bladder
Stomach; Aversion to meat and milk
Stools watery, bloody, undigested
▲ ▼ GENITALS (click for more)
Female; Menses every three weeks, with bearing-down sensation and pain on top of head
genitals; urethra (urinary part of genitals); discharge; gonorrhoea;
Vagina dry and hot.
▲ ▼ RESPIRATION (click for more)
Congestions of lungs
Expectoration of pure blood in pneumonia ( millefol.) Cough better at night.
First stage of all inflammatory affections
Hard, dry cough, with sore chest
Short, painful tickling cough
▲ ▼ CHEST (click for more)
Short, quick, soft pulse.
chest; inflammation; bronchial tubes (bronchitis); ;
chest; inflammation; lungs; ;
chest; lungs; tuberculosis; acute;
chest; lungs; tuberculosis; full of mucus;
First stage of cardiac diseases
Heart; Palpitation; pulse rapid
▲ ▼ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)
Crick in back
extremities, limbs; coldness; upper limbs; hands; ;
extremities, limbs; pain; joints; rheumatic;
Hands swollen and painful.
Rheumatic pain in shoulder; pains extend to chest and wrist
▲ ▼ SLEEP (click for more)
Night sweats of anaemia.
Restless and sleepless
▲ ▼ FEVER (click for more)
All catarrhal and inflammatory fevers; first stage.
Chill daily at 1 p.m
▲ ▼ PERSPIRATION (click for more)
▲ ▼ GENERALITIES (click for more)
generalities; pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid;
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