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Carbo Animalis - Head 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.


Dizzy, as from beating the head to and fro.

In the head, a sensation as of something weighing down in the forehead, or like a board before it; a sensation as when stepping from great cold at once before a hot stove in a room, in the morning.

Heaviness of the head.

Heaviness of the head, in the morning, with dimness of vision and watery eyes.

Heaviness in the head at night, with weariness of the feet, which she could hardly lift (aft. 2 d.).

Heaviness of the head, especially of the occiput and of the left temple, with a numb feeling.

Pressure and feeling of numbness in the whole head, after dinner till evening.

Pressure in the left side of the occiput, both when at rest and in motion, frequently intermitting.

Dull pressure in both parietal bones near the vertex, in a small spot daily, unintermittent for several hours, mostly in the forenoon, especially excited by the exhalation from unclean clothes, and much relieved in the open air.

Tension in the head, almost daily.

Jerking, tearing, darting to and fro in the left side of the occiput, in the evening.

Tearing on the right side of the head.

Frequent tearing on the right side of the head, in the daytime.

Severe tearing in the external parts of the head.

Tearing and beating in the whole head, in the orbits, the ear, the left side of the face, the cheek bones and in the lower jaw; starting immediately after dinner, relieved by pressing on it with the hand, and quickly ceasing when the cheek swelled up (aft. 28 h.).

Sharp stitches in the vertex, in the evening (2d d.).

Stitches and beating in the occiput.

Rush of blood to the head, with numb feeling of the same.

Sensation of heat and heaviness in the forehead, which yet externally is cold to the touch, in the afternoon.

Heat in the head, with anxiety, in the evening in bed; she had to get up and then felt better.

Splashing in the left half of the brain, when walking fast.

Everything he had on his head, weighed him down, and even his neck cloth oppressed him (aft. 18 d.).

Involuntary anxious upward drawing and tension of the skin of the forehead and vertex.

Drawing in the forehead, above the eyebrows.

Sensation in the forehead, as if something were lying above the eyes, so that she could not look up.

Hard tumor on the forehead.


Headache on awaking, as after intoxication from wine.

Painful feeling of heaviness in the whole occiput.

Pain in the upper part of the head, where the spot is also sensitive externally; on stooping, the pain passes into the forehead.

Headache, which presses down the eyebrows.

Stupefying headache in the forehead, while spinning, going off after dinner.

Pressure and feeling of heaviness in the occiput, whence the pain draws forward into the crown; better in the open air (during the menses).

Pressive headache in the occiput.

Pressive pain in a small spot of the occiput.

Pressive headache in the nape of the neck, while writing.

Pressive headache in both temples.

Pinching pain in the lower part of the temple.

Pain in the vertex, as if the skull there was burst or torn apart, so that she had to hold her head with her hand, for fear of its falling apart, also at night, and especially in wet weather.

Painful tearing and stitches on the right side of the occiput, both when at rest and in motion, in the evening.

Pain as from a bruise over and in the root of the nose, per se and when touched.

Boring pain in the temporal bone, extending into the zygoma.

Boring drawing pains on the head and tearing pains there; when the head becomes cool, it is worse, especially toward the ear (aft. 7 d.).

Shooting pains in the head, especially in the temples.

Stitches in the temple, with contractive pain or straining.

Pecking headache on the left side of the forehead, in the morning on rising, better in the open air.

Intolerable throbbing and lancinating pain in the vertex, as if the head would burst, when walking.

Sensation of painful looseness of the brain, on motion.

The external head is painful on the left side, as if festered underneath.

Pain in the head and neck at night; as if both had gone to sleep and were sprained.


Vertigo while sitting, as if she would fall backward over her chair, with silliness.

Violent itching on the hairy scalp, so that she would like to scratch till it bled, but this does not make it go away.

Falling out of the hair (aft. 18 d.).

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