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Phosphorus - Mouth 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.


Stricture of esophagus.
Thirst for very cold water
Burning in oesophagus
Dryness in pharynx and fauces

Bleeding; easily
Bleeding; gums
Bleeding; gums; easily
Bleeding; gums; on touch
Bleeding; gums; profuse bleeding after extraction of teeth
Bleeding; oozing of blood
Bleeding; oozing purpura, palate (oozing purplish spots or patches on roof of mouth)
Bleeding; tongue
Bleeding; tongue; tip

Cancer; tongue

Cold breath


Cracked; tongue

Dark red, bloody, bruising; tongue

Difficult to open

Discoloration; gums; brown
Discoloration; gums; pale
Discoloration; palate (roof of mouth); bluish-red
Discoloration; purpura (purplish spots or patches)
Discoloration; tongue; black
Discoloration; tongue; black; centre
Discoloration; tongue; black; crusts
Discoloration; tongue; bluish-white; and bleed easily
Discoloration; tongue; brown
Discoloration; tongue; brown; centre
Discoloration; tongue; grey
Discoloration; tongue; grey; centre
Discoloration; tongue; pale
Discoloration; tongue; red
Discoloration; tongue; red; centre
Discoloration; tongue; red; edges
Discoloration; tongue; red; glistening (see smooth)
Discoloration; tongue; red; stripe down centre
Discoloration; tongue; white
Discoloration; tongue; white; centre
Discoloration; tongue; white; line
Discoloration; tongue; yellow
Discoloration; tongue; yellow; yellow edges, grey centre

Dryness; morning; on waking
Dryness; night
Dryness; palate (roof of mouth)
Dryness; palate (roof of mouth); late morning
Dryness; tongue
Dryness; tongue; centre
Dryness; tongue; on waking
Dryness; with thirst

Froth, foam, from mouth

Growths, blisters, swellings; blisters
Growths, blisters, swellings; blisters; generating pus
Growths, blisters, swellings; blisters; palate (roof of mouth)
Growths, blisters, swellings; blisters; tongue
Growths, blisters, swellings; blisters; whitish
Growths, blisters, swellings; pus-filled pimples; palate (roof of mouth)
Growths, blisters, swellings; small swellings
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; edges elevated; hard
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; gums
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; malignant
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; painless
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; painless; after suppressed, brown, herpetic, out-break on skin on face
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; painless; lower lip, inner surface
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; palate (roof of mouth)
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; palate (roof of mouth); dead skin separated from living tissue
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; with black base; lardy

Gums; abscess
Gums; boils on gums
Gums; fistula (hole)
Gums; softening gums
Gums; suppurating (producing pus)
Gums; teeth detached from gums
Gums; teeth detached from gums; and bleed easily
Gums; teeth detached from gums; scurvy-like

Heat; night

Inflammation; gums

Itching; gums
Itching; palate (roof of mouth)

Lining; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Lining; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); in places

Odour (halitosis, bad breath); cadaverous, like dead body
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); offensive


Pain; aching; palate (roof of mouth)
Pain; as if burnt; tongue
Pain; as if burnt; tongue; tip
Pain; burning, raw and smarting
Pain; burning, raw and smarting; gums
Pain; burning, raw and smarting; on breathing in
Pain; burning, raw and smarting; palate (roof of mouth)
Pain; burning, raw and smarting; tongue
Pain; burning, raw and smarting; tongue; extending to palate (roof of mouth)
Pain; burning, raw and smarting; tongue; night
Pain; burning, raw and smarting; tongue; tip
Pain; gums
Pain; gums; cold air
Pain; palate (roof of mouth)
Pain; sore
Pain; sore; gums
Pain; sore; gums; while eating
Pain; sore; palate (roof of mouth)
Pain; sore; spots
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; tongue; tip
Pain; tongue

Palate (roof of mouth); scraping

Prickling; tongue

Pulsating; gums

Roughness; tongue

Saliva; bitter
Saliva; bloody
Saliva; mucus, slime
Saliva; mucus, slime; collection of mucus on tongue (see sticky)
Saliva; salty (see taste)
Saliva; soapy (see frothy, also taste)
Saliva; sour (see taste)
Saliva; sweet (see taste)
Saliva; thick and sticky
Saliva; watery

Salivation; afternoon

Speech; difficult
Speech; stammering

Swelling; gums
Swelling; gums; painful; while chewing
Swelling; tongue
Swelling; tongue; centre
Swelling; tongue; root of
Swelling; tongue; tip

Taste; bad
Taste; bitter-sweet; bloody
Taste; bitter
Taste; bitter; after eating
Taste; bitter; bread tastes bitter
Taste; bitter; during eating
Taste; bitter; evening
Taste; bitter; morning
Taste; cheesy
Taste; clammy
Taste; clay-like
Taste; earthy
Taste; fatty, greasy (see rancid)
Taste; flavourless
Taste; like rotten eggs; morning
Taste; metallic
Taste; putrid
Taste; salty sweet
Taste; salty
Taste; sharp, pungent
Taste; slimy
Taste; sour
Taste; sour; after drinking
Taste; sour; after eating
Taste; sour; sour taste after milk
Taste; sweetish
Taste; sweetish; while eating, bitter after eating
Taste; tasteless, lacks taste

Teeth; abscess of roots
Teeth; chattering
Teeth; decay, hollow
Teeth; decay, hollow; rapid
Teeth; deposits on teeth during illness (see mucus)
Teeth; discoloured; black
Teeth; discoloured; grey
Teeth; feel as if on edge
Teeth; grinding
Teeth; grinding; convulsive
Teeth; grinding; during chill (see chewing)
Teeth; grinding; maniacal, when angry
Teeth; inflamed enamel
Teeth; irregular formation of lower teeth in a child with mesenteric disease
Teeth; looseness
Teeth; mucus on teeth (see deposits on teeth during illness); sticky
Teeth; numbness
Teeth; pain
Teeth; pain; after going to sleep
Teeth; pain; after washing
Teeth; pain; afternoon
Teeth; pain; as if being bitten
Teeth; pain; as if being bitten; evening
Teeth; pain; as if being bitten; morning, in bed
Teeth; pain; biting, chewing
Teeth; pain; boring
Teeth; pain; boring; evening, with tearing and digging; while lying
Teeth; pain; burning
Teeth; pain; cold; anything cold
Teeth; pain; cold; cold water
Teeth; pain; corrosive
Teeth; pain; damp weather
Teeth; pain; evening
Teeth; pain; evening; in bed
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; bones, cheek
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; cheek bone
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; face
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; forehead
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; head
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; temples
Teeth; pain; from certain foods or drinks; after eating sweets
Teeth; pain; from cold; from anything cold
Teeth; pain; from cold; from cold drinks
Teeth; pain; from having hands in warm or cold water
Teeth; pain; from heat; external warmth
Teeth; pain; from heat; from warm food
Teeth; pain; from heat; from warm things
Teeth; pain; from heat; when heated
Teeth; pain; from opening mouth
Teeth; pain; from touch
Teeth; pain; from touch; of tongue
Teeth; pain; heat; external warmth
Teeth; pain; heat; warm bed
Teeth; pain; heat; warm room
Teeth; pain; heat; wrapping up head
Teeth; pain; in bed
Teeth; pain; in cold air
Teeth; pain; in cold weather
Teeth; pain; in the open air
Teeth; pain; in women; after period
Teeth; pain; in women; before period
Teeth; pain; in women; during period
Teeth; pain; in women; in breast feeding mothers
Teeth; pain; in women; in washer women
Teeth; pain; incisors
Teeth; pain; jerking
Teeth; pain; left
Teeth; pain; lower teeth
Teeth; pain; molars
Teeth; pain; morning
Teeth; pain; movement
Teeth; pain; night
Teeth; pain; night; when lying down
Teeth; pain; on blowing nose
Teeth; pain; periodical; every seven days
Teeth; pain; pressing
Teeth; pain; pressing; outward
Teeth; pain; pressure
Teeth; pain; pressure
Teeth; pain; pricking
Teeth; pain; pulling
Teeth; pain; pulsating
Teeth; pain; right
Teeth; pain; rising from bed
Teeth; pain; rubbing cheek
Teeth; pain; sore, bruised
Teeth; pain; standing up
Teeth; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, stinging
Teeth; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, stinging; left
Teeth; pain; swallowing
Teeth; pain; tearing
Teeth; pain; tearing; cold water
Teeth; pain; tearing; extending to other parts; to cheek bone
Teeth; pain; twitching
Teeth; pain; ulcerative
Teeth; pain; upper teeth
Teeth; pain; when biting; when biting teeth together
Teeth; pain; while eating
Teeth; pain; while eating; from chewing
Teeth; pain; while lying down
Teeth; pain; while walking
Teeth; pain; while walking; in open air
Teeth; pain; winter
Teeth; pain; with swelling of cheek

Thrush (whitish flakes)
Thrush (whitish flakes); palate (roof of mouth)
Thrush (whitish flakes); tongue

Tongue; enlarged (see swelling)
Tongue; movement of tongue; difficult (see protruded)
Tongue; movement of tongue; immovable
Tongue; sensation as if tongue swollen
Tongue; smooth, shining, glazed, glossy tongue
Tongue; taste buds; enlarged
Tongue; taste buds; erect
Tongue; trembling

Wrinkled; palate (roof of mouth)
Wrinkled; tongue

Nursing sore mouth

Persistent bleeding after tooth extraction

Swelled and easily Bleeding gums, ulcerated

Tongue Dry, smooth, red or white, not thickly coated

Toothache after washing clothes
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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.