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Ferrum Metallicum - Face symptoms

Iron, Ferrum

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HPUS label indication: Weakness

Below are the strongest indications of Ferrum Metallicum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

BETTER, walking slowly about. Better after rising. WORSE, while sweating; while sitting still. After cold washing and overheating. Midnight worse.
Antidotes: Ars.; Hep.
Complementary: CHIN.; Alum.; HAMbetter
Compare: Rumex (similar in respiratory and digestive sphere and contains organic Ferrum Metallicum.)
Ferrum Aceticum (alkaline urine in acute diseases. Pain in right deltoid. Epistaxis; especially adapted to thin, pale, weak children who grow rapidly and are easily exhausted; Varices of the feet; copious expectoration of greenish pus; asthma; worse, sitting still and lying; phthisis, constant cough, vomiting of food after eating, hemoptysis).
Ferrum Metallicum Arsenicum (enlarged liver and spleen, with fever; undigested stool; albuminuria.) Simple and pernicious anaemia and chlorosis. Skin dry. Eczema, psoriasis, impetigo. Use 3x trituration.)
Ferrum Bromatum (sticky, excoriating leucorrhoea; uterus heavy and prolapsed, scalp feels numb).
Ferrum Cyanatum (neuroses with irritable weakness and hypersensitiveness, especially of a periodical character; Epilepsy; cardialgia, with nausea, flatulence, constipation, alternating with diarrhoea; chorea).
Ferrum Magneticum (small warts on hands).
Ferrum Muriaticum ( Arrested menstruation; tendency to seminal emissions or copious urination at puberty; very dark, watery stools; diphtheria; phlegmonous erysipelas; pyelitis; hemoptysis of dark, clotty blood; dyspareunia; pain in Right shoulder, right elbow, and marked tendency to cramps and round red spots on cheeks; bright crystals in urine. Anaemia, 3x after meals. Tincture 1-5 drops 3 times daily for chronic interstitial nephritis.)
Ferrum Sulphuricum ( Watery and painless stools; menorrhagia, pressing, throbbing between periods with rush of blood to head. Basedow’s disease. Erethism ( Pain in gall-bladder; toothache; acidity; eructation of food in mouthfuls); Ferrum Metallicum Pernitricum (cough, with florid complexion); Ferrum Tartaricum (cardialgia; heat at cardiac orifice of stomach).
Ferrum Metallicum Protoxalatum (Anaemia). Use 1x trit. Compare also: Graph.; Mangan.; Cupr.


Appearance as if dead (see sunken)
Bloated (see swelling, congestion)

Bloated (see swelling, congestion); around the eyes

Expression; dazed
Expression; pinched
Expression; sickly
Expression; vacant


Heat; during chill
Heat; during chilliness
Heat; during labour
Heat; hot flashes
Heat; morning

Lips; discoloration; pale
Lips; dryness

Pain; affected by movement (for better or worse); movement
Pain; cold applications
Pain; heat; after over-heating
Pain; right
Pain; sitting; up in bed
Pain; walking; walking slowly
Pain; while lying down

Perspiration; cold

Skin; discoloration; ashy
Skin; discoloration; bluish; circles around eyes
Skin; discoloration; bluish; spots
Skin; discoloration; bluish; spots; following out-breaks on skin
Skin; discoloration; brown; spots
Skin; discoloration; changing colour
Skin; discoloration; earthy
Skin; discoloration; greenish (see iron deficiency anaemia (greenish-yellow discoloration))
Skin; discoloration; iron deficiency anaemia (greenish-yellow discoloration)
Skin; discoloration; pale
Skin; discoloration; pale; after pain
Skin; discoloration; pale; before chill
Skin; discoloration; pale; during period
Skin; discoloration; pale; flushes easily
Skin; discoloration; pale; red in spots
Skin; discoloration; red
Skin; discoloration; red; after exertion
Skin; discoloration; red; alternating with paleness
Skin; discoloration; red; and cold
Skin; discoloration; red; during chill
Skin; discoloration; red; during cough
Skin; discoloration; red; during fever
Skin; discoloration; red; during headache
Skin; discoloration; red; excitement
Skin; discoloration; red; glowing red
Skin; discoloration; red; mottled
Skin; discoloration; red; pale face becomes red after wine
Skin; discoloration; red; spots (see skin)
Skin; discoloration; red; when in pain
Skin; discoloration; red; while riding
Skin; discoloration; red; within definite boundaries
Skin; discoloration; red; without fever
Skin; discoloration; sallow
Skin; discoloration; sickly colour
Skin; discoloration; yellow
Skin; discoloration; yellow; during heat
Skin; discoloration; yellow; intermittent
Skin; out-breaks on skin; spots


Swelling; around eyes
Swelling; fluid accumulation
Swelling; sensation of swelling

Veins swollen

Fiery-red and Flushed from least pain, emotion, or exertion

red parts become white, bloodless and puffy.
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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.

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.