An important addition to the Materia Medica, especially since the provings by Diffenbach have precisionized its use. Radium Brom. of 1,800,000 radio-activity was employed. Found effective in the treatment of rheumatism and gout, in skin affections generally, acne rosacea, naevi, moles, ulcers and cancers. Lowered blood pressure. Severe aching pains all over, with restlessness, better moving about. Chronic rheumatic arthritis. Lateness in appearance of symptoms. Ulcers due to Radium burns, take a long time to heal. Marked increase in the polymorphonuclear neurophiles. Great weakness.
BETTER, open air, continued motion, hot bath, lying down, pressure. WORSE, getting up.
Compare: Anacardium (the ulceration produced by it is like Radium. It may appear elsewhere than on place of contact and appear late). Compare: X-ray; Rhus; Sepia; Uranium; Ars.; Pulsat.; Caustic.
Antidotes: Rhus Ven.; Tellur.
Thirtieth and twelfth trituration.
▲ ▼ MIND (click for more)
Apprehensive, depressed; fear of being alone in the dark; great desire to be with people
Tired and irritable.
▲ ▼ HEAD (click for more)
Aching pain of right lower jaw
Both eyes ache
Head feels heavy
Itching and dryness of nasal cavities, better in open air
Occipital and vertex pain, accompanying severe lumbar aching
Severe pain over right eye, spreading back to occiput and to vertex, better in open air
Vertigo, with pain in back of head, left when in bed
Violent trifacial neuralgia.
▲ ▼ MOUTH (click for more)
Dryness of mouth
Prickling sensation on end of tongue.
▲ ▼ ABDOMEN (click for more)
Increased elimination of solids, particularly of chlorides
Pain, violent cramps, rumbling, full of gas; pain over McBurney’s point, and at location of sigmoid flexure
Alternating constipation and loose movements
Aversion to sweets, ice-cream
Nausea and sinking sensation, belching of gas.
Nephritis with rheumatic symptoms
Pruritus ani and piles.
Renal irritation, albuminuria, granular and hyaline casts
Stomach; Empty feeling in stomach
Warm sensation in stomach
▲ ▼ GENITALS (click for more)
Aching pains in abdomen over pubes when flow comes on
Delayed and irregular menstruation and backache
Female; Pruritus vulvae
Right breast sore, relieved by hard rubbing.
▲ ▼ RESPIRATION (click for more)
Dry, spasmodic cough
Persistent cough with tickling in suprasternal fossa
Throat dry, sore, chest constricted.
▲ ▼ BACK (click for more)
Lumbar and sacral backache, pain appears to be in BONE, continued motion relieves
Aching in back of neck
Backache between shoulders and lumbar-sacral region, better after walking.
Pain and lameness in cervical vertebrae, worse dropping head forward, better standing, or sitting erect
▲ ▼ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)
Arthritis, aching pains, WORSE at night
Pain in toes, calves, hip-joint, popliteal spaces
Arms feel heavy
Cracking in shoulder
Dermatitis of the fingers
Legs, arms and neck feel hard and brittle, as though they would break on moving
Muscles of legs and hips sore
Severe pain in all the limbs, JOINTS, especially in knee and ankles, sharp pains in shoulders, arms, hands and fingers
Trophic changes in the finger nails.
▲ ▼ SLEEP (click for more)
Dreams of fire.
Dreams vivid, busy
Sleepiness with lethargy
▲ ▼ FEVER (click for more)
Cold sensation internally, with chattering of teeth until noon
Internal chilliness followed by heat of the skin, associated with bowel movements and flatulence.
▲ ▼ SKIN (click for more)
Itching all over body, burning of skin, as if afire
Erythema and dermatitis, with itching, burning, swelling and redness
Necrosis and ulceration
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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.