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Plumbum Metallicum - Mouth 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.


Tongue tremulous, red on margin
Cannot put it out, seems paralyzed.

Gums swollen, pale; Distinct blue lines along margins of gums

Bleeding; gums
Bleeding; gums; on touch



Cracked; tongue

Dark red, bloody, bruising; tongue

Discoloration; blueness
Discoloration; gums; black
Discoloration; gums; blue line on margin
Discoloration; gums; bluish
Discoloration; gums; brown
Discoloration; gums; pale
Discoloration; gums; purple
Discoloration; gums; purple; thin border nearest teeth
Discoloration; purple blotches
Discoloration; redness; spots
Discoloration; tongue; black
Discoloration; tongue; brown
Discoloration; tongue; brown; centre
Discoloration; tongue; green
Discoloration; tongue; red
Discoloration; tongue; red; edges
Discoloration; tongue; red; tip
Discoloration; tongue; white
Discoloration; tongue; yellow

Dryness; morning
Dryness; tongue

Froth, foam, from mouth
Froth, foam, from mouth; while talking

Growths, blisters, swellings; blisters; tongue; flap of skin between tongue and floor of mouth
Growths, blisters, swellings; cyst under tongue, from obstructed salivary gland (ranula)
Growths, blisters, swellings; dry, scaly crusts; palate (roof of mouth)
Growths, blisters, swellings; pimples; tongue
Growths, blisters, swellings; small swellings; of gums
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; dirty looking
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; offensive smelling
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; purple
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; tongue
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; tongue; tip
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; tongue; under
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; tongue; yellow
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; yellow

Gums; abscess
Gums; boils on gums
Gums; painful tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps)
Gums; softening gums
Gums; spongy
Gums; teeth detached from gums
Gums; withered gums

Heat; tongue

Inflammation; gums
Inflammation; tongue

Odour (halitosis, bad breath); offensive
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); putrid

Pain; burning, raw and smarting
Pain; burning, raw and smarting; tongue
Pain; burning, raw and smarting; tongue; tip
Pain; gums
Pain; sore
Pain; sore; gums
Pain; tongue
Pain; tongue; as if bitten

Paralysis; palate (roof of mouth)
Paralysis; tongue
Paralysis; tongue; pulled to left

Saliva; alkaline
Saliva; bluish
Saliva; frothy
Saliva; mucus, slime
Saliva; mucus, slime; morning
Saliva; mucus, slime; yellowish
Saliva; offensive
Saliva; scanty
Saliva; slimy (see taste)
Saliva; sweet (see taste)

Salivation; with sense of dryness

Speech; difficult
Speech; stammering
Speech; unable to speak

Swelling; gums
Swelling; tongue

Taste; bitter
Taste; like manure
Taste; metallic
Taste; sharp, pungent
Taste; strong and sharp (acrid)
Taste; sweetish

Teeth; abscess of roots
Teeth; crumbling
Teeth; crusts on teeth
Teeth; decay, hollow
Teeth; deposits on teeth during illness (see mucus)
Teeth; discoloured; black
Teeth; discoloured; grey
Teeth; discoloured; yellow
Teeth; grinding
Teeth; grinding; during sleep
Teeth; looseness
Teeth; looseness; falling out
Teeth; mucus on teeth (see deposits on teeth during illness)
Teeth; mucus on teeth (see deposits on teeth during illness); yellow
Teeth; pain
Teeth; pain; from cold; from anything cold
Teeth; pain; from cold; from cold food
Teeth; pain; jerking
Teeth; pain; lower teeth
Teeth; pain; molars
Teeth; pain; tearing
Teeth; sensation of elongated teeth; decayed teeth
Teeth; serrated
Teeth; teeth breaking off when biting

Thrush (whitish flakes)
Thrush (whitish flakes); gangrenous
Thrush (whitish flakes); tongue

Tongue; enlarged (see swelling)
Tongue; heaviness, tongue
Tongue; jagged edge of tongue
Tongue; movement of tongue; cannot be protruded
Tongue; movement of tongue; protruded
Tongue; pointed tongue
Tongue; sensation as if tongue swollen
Tongue; smooth, shining, glazed, glossy tongue
Tongue; taste buds; erect
Tongue; tongue seems too wide
Tongue; trembling
Tongue; trembling; when protruding it
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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.