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Plumbum Metallicum - Face symptoms

Lead, Plumbum, Plumb

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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.


Yellow, corpse-like; cheeks sunken

Pale and cachetic

Abnormal grin from contraction of facial muscles

Appearance as if dead (see sunken)

Bloated (see swelling, congestion)


Contraction (see distortion)

Convulsions, spasms
Convulsions, spasms; one-sided
Convulsions, spasms; while speaking

Distortion; mouth

Emaciated (thin, drawn, see whole body)
Emaciated (thin, drawn, see whole body); after neuralgia (pain in nerves)

Expression; anxious
Expression; astonished
Expression; bewildered
Expression; confused
Expression; dazed
Expression; haggard
Expression; idiotic
Expression; old looking
Expression; sickly
Expression; suffering

Falling of whiskers
Falling of whiskers; moustache

Heat; hot flashes
Heat; while lying down

Lips; cracked lips
Lips; peeling

Motions of jaw; chewing motion of the jaw (see grinding teeth)
Motions of jaw; lockjaw

Numbness; cheek

Pain; boring; lower jaw
Pain; boring; lower jaw; left
Pain; burning (see heat); while lying down
Pain; lips
Pain; parotid gland (gland in front and below ear lobe)
Pain; rubbing
Pain; submaxillary gland (gland by neck, under jaw)
Pain; sudden, sharp; jaws; lower
Pain; tearing
Pain; tearing; jaw; lower
Pain; tearing; jaw; upper
Pain; while lying down

Paralysis; right


Sensation of cobwebs

Skin; discoloration; ashy
Skin; discoloration; bluish
Skin; discoloration; bluish; circles around eyes
Skin; discoloration; dark
Skin; discoloration; earthy
Skin; discoloration; iron deficiency anaemia (greenish-yellow discoloration)
Skin; discoloration; lead-coloured
Skin; discoloration; pale
Skin; discoloration; red
Skin; discoloration; red; during chill
Skin; discoloration; red; during headache
Skin; discoloration; sallow
Skin; discoloration; yellow
Skin; discoloration; yellow; night
Skin; drawn, pulled
Skin; greasy
Skin; out-breaks on skin; acne; chronic, especially nose and cheeks
Skin; out-breaks on skin; blisters
Skin; out-breaks on skin; blisters; forehead
Skin; out-breaks on skin; blisters; nose
Skin; out-breaks on skin; nose; corners of
Skin; out-breaks on skin; pimples; nose
Skin; out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; nose
Skin; out-breaks on skin; red; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
Skin; out-breaks on skin; red; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); nose
Skin; shiny skin
Skin; shiny skin; as if oily
Skin; shrivelled (see wrinkled)
Skin; wrinkled


Swelling; fluid accumulation
Swelling; glands in general
Swelling; lips
Swelling; one-sided
Swelling; parotid gland (gland in front and below ear lobe)
Swelling; parotid gland (gland in front and below ear lobe); right
Swelling; submaxillary gland (gland under jaw, by throat)

Trembling; lips; lower lip

Twitching; when talking

Skin of face greasy, shiny

Tremor of nasolabial muscles.
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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.