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Phosphorus - Respiration 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.


Clergyman’s sore throat; violent tickling in larynx while speaking

Cough from tickling in throat; Worse, cold air, reading, laughing, Talking, from going from warm room into cold air

Pneumonia, with oppression; Worse, lying on left side

Sharp stitches in chest; Respiration quickened, oppressed

Whole body Trembles, with cough

Cannot talk on account of pain in larynx

Larynx very painful

Tightness across chest; great weight on chest

Aphonia, worse evenings, with rawness

Burning pains, heat and oppression of chest

Congestion of lungs

Do not give it too low or too frequently here, it may but hasten the destructive degeneration of tubercular masses

Hard, dry, tight, racking cough

Hoarseness; worse evenings

much heat in chest

Nervous coughs provoked by strong odors, entrance of a stranger; worse in the presence of strangers; worse lying upon left side; in cold room.

Repeated hemoptysis ( Acal.) Pain in throat on coughing



Anxious; evening
Anxious; mental exertion
Anxious; morning

Asthma attack
Asthma attack; evening
Asthma attack; from flatulence
Asthma attack; hysterical
Asthma attack; morning
Asthma attack; night
Asthma attack; periodic
Asthma attack; spasmodic


Deep; desire to breathe deeply

Difficult (dyspnea)
Difficult (dyspnea); after eating
Difficult (dyspnea); after emission
Difficult (dyspnea); after exertion; mental exertion
Difficult (dyspnea); after exertion; physical exertion
Difficult (dyspnea); after sleep
Difficult (dyspnea); afternoon; 4 p.m.
Difficult (dyspnea); breathing in difficult
Difficult (dyspnea); during sleep; when falling asleep
Difficult (dyspnea); evening
Difficult (dyspnea); evening; in bed
Difficult (dyspnea); from dust
Difficult (dyspnea); from pressure on breast bone
Difficult (dyspnea); from warmth; after warm drinks
Difficult (dyspnea); morning
Difficult (dyspnea); night
Difficult (dyspnea); night; 10 p.m.
Difficult (dyspnea); on movement
Difficult (dyspnea); on stooping
Difficult (dyspnea); on taking a deep breath
Difficult (dyspnea); waking with difficulty breathing
Difficult (dyspnea); while lying down
Difficult (dyspnea); while lying; lying on the back
Difficult (dyspnea); while lying; lying on the left side
Difficult (dyspnea); while sitting
Difficult (dyspnea); while walking
Difficult (dyspnea); while walking; walking against the wind
Difficult (dyspnea); while walking; walking rapidly
Difficult (dyspnea); with cough
Difficult (dyspnea); with heat


Hot breath

Impeded, obstructed
Impeded, obstructed; late morning

Interrupted; coughing


Like deep snoring



Painful; morning


Problems come on suddenly


Shrill grating sound; evening, on falling asleep






Sputa rusty, blood-colored, or purulent

Sweetish taste while coughing

Tuberculosis in tall, rapidly-growing young people
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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.