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Carbo Animalis - Chest symptoms - Hahnemann

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HPUS indication of Carbo Animalis: Hoarseness

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Carbo Animalis in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.



Rattling and wheezing in the chest for hours, in the evening in bed.

Asthmatic oppression of the chest, after a meal.

Tightness in the chest; the whole chest feels oppressed or too much strained.

Her chest feels contracted.

Constriction of the chest, as if about to suffocate, in the morning in bed; she thought she was dying; speaking gave her stitches in the heart, and on moving her arms there was a sensation as if her heart and chest were about to be torn.

Anguish in the chest in the morning.

Pressure in the middle of the chest.

Violent pain in the whole of the chest as if it would burst, with pain in it as of soreness.

Stitches below the right breast so that she cannot sit still, while sitting and writing; after rising it ceases.

Stitches in the right side of the thoracic cavity.

Stitches in the left side of the upper thorax and, at times, in the right.

Stabs in the sternum, as from knives, mostly when moving.

Sharp, burning stinging in the left side of the chest, also when sitting.

Digging, pinching and tension in the upper part of the chest.

Painful writhing in and below the chest.

Trembling in the chest, like moaning.

Sensation of coldness in the chest (aft. 7 d.).

Burning in the chest, more on the right side.

Burning in the chest, with pressive pain.

In the heart a pressure, almost like pinching.

Palpitation in the evening, without anxiety (aft. 24 d.).

Violent palpitation during singing in church.

Violent palpitation in the morning on awaking; she has to lie quite still, without opening her eyes and without speaking.

Painful knots in the breasts.

Around armpit

Stitches in the back part of the right side of the chest, extending into the axilla.


Violent palpitation, and every beat was felt in the head.


Panting while breathing, with tightness of chest.

Sudden tightness of the chest, when she wished to take a deep breath.

The person feels as if the breath stuck in her chest.

Pain, as if the middle of the chest were squeezed together, per se, and on being touched, with oppression of the breathing, for a quarter of an hour.

Violent compression of the chest, with obstruction of respiration, while sitting in the morning.

Stitches in the right side of the chest with every breath, as if there was an ulcer.

Stitches, with obstruction of the respiration, at times below the left breast, then in the right shoulder-joint, then in the right flank; with some dry cough, which increases the pain, in the morning.

In the female breast, in the lower part, lancinating pain, increased by pressure, obstructing the breath.


Attack of waterbrash, with flow of salty water from the stomach through the mouth, with retching and a spasmodic sensation in the jaws, then violent, empty eructation with cold feet, and then hiccup for half an hour.

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