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Plumbum Metallicum - Chest symptoms

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HPUS label indication: Paleness

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

BETTER, rubbing, hard pressure, physical exertion ( Alumen.)
WORSE, at night, motion.
Compare: Plumb. Acet ( painful cramps in paralyzed limbs; severe pain and muscular cramps in gastric ulcer; locally, as an application (non-homeopathic) in moist eczema, and to dry up secretions from mucous surfaces. Care must be used, as sufficient lead can be absorbed to produce lead poison, one to two drams of the Liquor plumbi subacetatis to the ounce of water; also in pruritus pudendi, equal parts of the Liquor plumbi and glycerin). plumb. jodat ( Has been used empirically in various forms of paralysis, sclerotic degenerations, especially of spinal cord, atrophies, arteriosclerosis, pellagra. Indurations of mammary glands, especially when a tendency to become inflamed appears; sore and painful. Indurations of great hardness and associated with a very dry skin. Lancinating pains of Tabes.) Compare: Alumina; Plat.; Opium; Podoph.; Merc.; Thal. Plectranthus (paralysis, spastic, spinal form); Plumb. chromicum (convulsions, with terrible pains; pupils greatly dilated; retracted abdomen); PLUMB. Phosph ( loss of sexual power; Locomotor ataxia).
Antidotes: Plat.; Alum.; Petrol.
Third to thirtieth potency.



Anxiety; pressing on left side
Anxiety; region of heart
Anxiety; region of heart; night; during nausea

Apprehension; region of heart

Breast; indurated (hard from inflammation)
Breast; milk; disappearing
Breast; milk; thin; and watery
Breast; withered breast

Constriction, tension
Constriction, tension; heart

Heart; dilatation of heart
Heart; hypertrophy of heart
Heart; palpitations
Heart; palpitations; after eating
Heart; palpitations; anxiety
Heart; palpitations; comes on suddenly
Heart; palpitations; during headache
Heart; palpitations; on climbing steps
Heart; palpitations; trembling
Heart; palpitations; tumultuous, violent, intense
Heart; palpitations; while lying down; side; left
Heart; palpitations; with colic

Heat; around heart; flushes of
Heat; flushes (see congestion)

Inflammation; breast
Inflammation; bronchial tubes (bronchitis)
Inflammation; heart; endocardium

Lungs; abscess
Lungs; gangrene of lungs
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration)
Lungs; tuberculosis
Lungs; tuberculosis; containing pus and ulcerative

Movements in and of chest; feeling of irregularly rising and falling (fluctuating)
Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest
Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest; cramp
Movements in and of chest; spasms of chest; cramp; after exertion


Numbness; left side

Oppressed feeling
Oppressed feeling; heart
Oppressed feeling; laughing
Oppressed feeling; morning
Oppressed feeling; on breathing deeply
Oppressed feeling; on movement

Pain; arm pit
Pain; boring; arm pit
Pain; boring; breast
Pain; boring; comes on suddenly
Pain; boring; extending to back
Pain; boring; pressure
Pain; breast
Pain; breast; extending to back
Pain; breast; pressure
Pain; comes on suddenly
Pain; cutting (sudden sharp pain)
Pain; cutting (sudden sharp pain); sides
Pain; heart; during palpitation
Pain; physical exertion
Pain; pressing
Pain; pressing; heart
Pain; pulling; breast
Pain; region of heart
Pain; rheumatic
Pain; sides
Pain; sides; breathing in
Pain; sore, bruised; rib cartilage
Pain; stinging
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; arm; right
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; arm; standing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; breast bone
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; breast bone; afternoon
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; breast bone; standing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; breast
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; breast; morning
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; breast; under breast
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; breast; under breast; morning
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; breast; under breast; morning; after rising
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; breast; under breast; morning; in bed
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; breast; under breast; right breast
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; breast; under breast; right breast; extending to shoulder blade
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; heart
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; heart; on breathing in
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; lower ribs; on turning
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; left
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; when breathing in
Pain; tearing; lower ribs
Pain; tearing; sides
Pain; tearing; sides; right
Pain; when breathing in
Pain; when hawking up phlegm
Pain; when turning body

Paralysis; heart

Perspiration; breast

Pulsation; in main artery

Skin; discoloration; bluish-grey
Skin; itching; breast
Skin; out-breaks on skin
Skin; out-breaks on skin; pimples
Skin; out-breaks on skin; pimples; red
Skin; out-breaks on skin; rash

Sticking sensation


Heart; Cardiac weakness

Pulse soft and small, dicrotic

Wiry pulse, cramp-like constriction of peripheral arteries.
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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.