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Phosphorus - Expectoration symptoms

Phosphurus, Phosphorous, Phosphor, Phosphur, Phosph

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HPUS label indication: Hoarseness

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

BETTER, in dark, lying on right side, cold food; cold; open air; washing with cold water; sleep.
WORSE, touch; physical or mental exertion; twilight; warm food or drink; change of weather, from getting wet in hot weather; evening; lying on left or painful side; during a thunder-storm; ascending stairs.
Complementary: Ars.; Cepa; Lyc.; Silica. Sanguisuga 30 - Leech - (Persistent hemorrhages; effects of use of leeches.) Phosph. Pentachloride (great soreness of mucous membrane of EYES and nose, throat and chest sore).
Incompatible: Caust.
Compare: Tuberculinum follows Phosphorus well and complements its action. Phosphorus Hydrogenatus (crumbling teeth; hyperesthesia; locomotor ataxia); Amphisbaena (right jaw swollen and painful). Thymol (Typical sexual neurasthenia; irritable stomach; aching throughout lumbar region; worse, mental and physical exertion); Calc.; CHIN.; Antim.; Sep.; Lyc.; Sulph. In Pneumonia, Pneumococin 200 and Pneumotoxin (Cahis) taken from the Diplococcus lanceolatus of Fraenkel. Pneumonia and paralytic phenomena; pleuritic pain and pain in ilio-coecal region (Cartier).
Antidote: Antidote to Phosph. Poisoning: Turpentine with which it forms an insoluble mass. Also Potass permang. Nux. Phosphorus. antidotes the nausea and vomiting of Chloroform and Ether.
Third to thirtieth potency. Should not be given too low or in too continuous doses. Especially in tuberculous cases. It may act as Euthanasia here.


After eating
As if mixed with dust
Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage)

Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage); bright-red
Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage); dark
Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage); during period
Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage); during suppressed period
Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage); not coagulated
Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage); pale
Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage); streaked with blood

Breaks and flies like thin batter

Brick-dust (see rusty)

Brownish; lumps

Containing pus

Copious; morning
Copious; mouthful at a time

Daytime only


Feels cold




Greenish; phosphorescent



Hawked up; mucus

In bed
In bed; on sitting up in bed

Is easier after turning from left to right side

Looks burned, when dry on the floor



Morning; on rising

Mucous; bloody
Mucous; morning
Mucous; night
Mucous; night; after 2 a.m.

Muddy pus, flies like batter


Noticeable smell; milky smell
Noticeable smell; offensive smelling
Noticeable smell; smell of violets

Noticeable taste; earthy
Noticeable taste; flat
Noticeable taste; greasy
Noticeable taste; like bad eggs
Noticeable taste; like clay
Noticeable taste; like old cheese
Noticeable taste; like oranges
Noticeable taste; like putrid cheese
Noticeable taste; like sulphur
Noticeable taste; like urine
Noticeable taste; like yolk of eggs
Noticeable taste; milky
Noticeable taste; nauseous
Noticeable taste; of old catarrh
Noticeable taste; putrid
Noticeable taste; putrid; like meat
Noticeable taste; rancid
Noticeable taste; salty
Noticeable taste; salty; morning
Noticeable taste; sour
Noticeable taste; sweetish

On sitting up in bed



Strong and sharp (acrid)

Thick; and sticky
Thick; morning
Thick; morning; after rising
Thick; stringy

Tough; morning

Transparent, clear

Tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps)
Tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps); brown
Tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps); offensive


White; albuminous (white, thick)
White; morning

Yellow; lemon coloured
Yellow; morning
Yellow; orange coloured
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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.