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Carbo Vegetabilis - Chest symptoms - T.F. Allen

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



Rush of blood to the chest, with burning in it,

Rush of blood to the chest, in the morning on waking, with coated tongue,

Warm rush of blood to the chest, with anxiety caused by accumulation of flatulence in the abdomen (after nine days),

It constantly seemed as though the blood were rushing to the chest, with she felt cold within the body,

The chest feels weary on waking,

Sensation of weakness and fatigue of the chest,

Roughness in the chest, with frequent irritation to cough,

Pain on expanding the chest,

Pain in the chest, as from incarcerated flatulence,

Pain in the upper part of the chest, with rough cough,

Severe burning in the chest, as from glowing coals, almost uninterruptedly,

Tightness in the chest in the morning after rising, like a catarrh, and he was obliged to cough very hard, which caused a painful shooting through the head,

Sensation as if compressed in the chest and shoulders, in the morning after rising from bed,

Pinching pain in a small spot on the chest, caused by flatulence,

Painful drawing in the chest (the shoulders and arms), more on the left side, with sensation of heat and rush of blood to the head, with which she feels cold to the touch,

Sensation of oppression of the chest, immediately relieved after eructations,

Tight, oppressive sensation on the chest, as if coming from the abdomen, and caused by flatulence,

Chest very much oppressed and weak on waking,

After the disappearance of the coryza the chest was much oppressed, with wheezing and rattling in it; he was unable to remain in the bed on account of want of air, and the cough, which affected him even to vomiting, and was difficult to loosen,

Spasmodic oppression and contraction of the chest, for three or four minutes,

Frequent oppressive-pressive pain in the chest,

Pain in the chest, as if the flesh were raw, when coughing,

Itching internally in the chest,


Dull pain on the sternum in a small spot just above the pit of the stomach, as if caused by stooping forward or touching the part,


Dull pain in the right side of the chest (after six hours),

Drawing rheumatic pain in the right short ribs,

Pressive rheumatic pain in the right side in the short ribs, lasting a quarter of an hour,

Pressive pain in the upper part of the right side of the chest, extending through to the right shoulder-blade,

Sticking pain in the right side of the chest and abdomen, increased by inspiration,

Violent dull stitches, like shocks, from within outward, deep in the lower part of the right side of the chest,

Tearing in the right side of the chest,

Burning in the left side of the chest and in the right side near the pit of the stomach,

Dull pain, first in the left, then in the right side of the chest, more perceptible during expiration than inspiration,

Pressure on the left side of the chest,

Tearing pressure in the left side near the hip, extending to the back,

A pain externally on the left breast, on touching it, like a pressure and tension,

Pressive-sticking pain beneath the left breast,

Severe stitches below the left breast; she was unable to sleep or walk on account of them; they continue while sitting (without chill or heat),

Dull stitches in the left side of the chest, extending into the short ribs,

Oppressive tearing in the left side of the chest (after twenty-six hours),

Oppression in lungs and heart,

Lungs and throat feel raw, as if they had been scraped (after seventh dose),

Sticking pain in chest (third day),


Pulsation in the chest, with uneasiness and anxiety; she felt the heart beat distinctly with the hand,


Constriction of the chest in frequent attacks, with impediment respiration,

Oppression of the chest and short breath, as from flatulence pressing upward (after forty-one hours),

Very sensitive stitches through the chest, impeding respiration, on going to sleep,

Deep stitches in the right side of the chest during deep breathing,

Sticking beneath the left ribs, and extending thence into the abdomen, pit of the stomach, and chest; pressure upon the larynx, aggravated by breathing, and when it disappeared renewed by pressure upon the abdomen, in the morning, in bed,

Constrictive stitches below the left breast, which impede breathing (after three days),

A hot constricted feeling in the chest, causing dyspnoea and a dry short cough; very much troubled for breath; passed off in about an hour (fourteenth day),

Throbbing of heart relieved for a few minutes, by taking a deep breath (sixth day),

Desire for deep breathing, with moaning,

He was obliged to fetch a deep breath, with exhaustion of the chest, of the abdomen, back, neck, and head, together with lifting of the feet,

Shortness of breath, with anxiety on the chest; he was unable to sit, and was obliged to walk about constantly for ten days,

If the tearing-drawing, burning pains attack the external chest, even for a short time, they are constantly accompanied by a sensation of oppression of breathing,

Great dyspnoea, on account of which she was obliged to walk slower than usual,

Difficult breathing, worse when sitting,

Difficult breathing from oppression of the chest,

Difficult breathing in the evening when lying, with throbbing of the head,

Difficult breathing, fulness of the chest, and palpitation on the slightest motion, mostly towards evening,

She gets out of breath on turning over in bed,

Respiration stopped entirely on falling asleep, with increased vertigo,

Larynx and Trachea.

Great roughness in the larynx, with deep rough voice, which failed if he exerted it, though without pain in the throat,

He is obliged to clear his throat so often, in the evening, that the larynx becomes raw and sore,

When coughing, severe pain in the larynx and in the region of the thyroid cartilage, as if ulcerated,

Crawling and itching in the larynx, with whistling when breathing; with tightness of the chest and a dry cough, in the evening after lying down,

Unusual sensation of dryness in the trachea, not relieved by hawking, for several days (after three days),

Pressure in the trachea, on inspiration,

Crawling in the upper part of the trachea, as if something were tightly seated there, provoking cough (after three hours),

Irritation to cough, frequently returning, in the back part of the throat, with short cough,

Irritation to cough, as from Sulphur sulphur fumes, with retching,


Slight roughness of the voice, as if oppressed by fatigue, by speaking (after three days),

Hoarseness and roughness in the larynx, so that she could not speak aloud without great exertion,

Hoarseness in the evening (after twelve days),

Suddenly great hoarseness in the evening, so that he could scarcely speak a loud word, with great dyspnoea, so that he was scarcely able to breathe, when walking in the open air (after sixth day),

Paroxysm as follows. The boy became hoarse, distorted his eyes (as if something were sticking in them) then he wished to speak, with lachrymation; this was followed by red cheeks, pain on swallowing, loud breathing when asleep, cough, vomiting of milk; he was obstinate and screamed frequently (after a few hours),

Almost voiceless in the morning,

Cough and Expectoration.

Cough after the slightest cold, in the morning on rising from bed, or if she goes from a warm room into a cold one,

Cough from irritation and crawling in the throat, in a few deep paroxysms, on account of which the chest is painful, as if pressed in,

Cough, which causes vomiting and retching, in the evening,

Cough in the evening, in bed, before going to sleep,

Cough every time as soon as she has eaten sufficiently,

Frequent cough caused by irritation in the upper part of the chest, with roughness and scraping in the throat (after three days),

Slight attacks of cough, in a few shocks (after five minutes); repeated on the third day at the same time,

Repeated paroxysms of cough at night, with constantly returning irritation thereto,

Short cough in the evening,

Frequent paroxysms of short cough,

Spasmodic cough in three or four paroxysms daily,

Spasmodic cough in the evening for five hours (from walking too rapidly?), (after sixteen days),

Half-involuntary, rough cough, caused by constant roughness and crawling in the throat,

Violent tickling cough, with whitish expectoration, in the morning after waking,

Fatiguing cough, with dyspnoea and burning in the chest,

Dry cough after every expectoration, which causes warmth and sweat,

Rough cough, without any expectoration,

Severe cough, with much yellowish, purulent expectoration, and sticking pain in the left hypochondrium on breathing, followed by severe stitches in the upper part of the left side of the chest,

Cough, caused by itching in the larynx (with tenacious, salty expectoration), in the evening on going to sleep and in the morning after waking,

Expectoration of mucus from the larynx, caused by short, hacking cough,

Expectoration of entire pieces of green mucus,

Can bear no pressure on thyroid gland (fifth day),

Hacking cough raising a little white tasteless mucus from throat (second day),

(Cough quite improved; have less collection of mucus),

Respiration increased, 32 on lying down (second day),

Stopping of breath,

Heart and pulse

Pain, rather of a burning than sticking character, in the praecordial region,

Twitching pain in the praecordial region (seventh day),

Dull, sticking, oppressive pain in the region of the heart, which goes off with audible trembling on the left side, like the escape of incarcerated flatus (after three hours),

Heart's Action.

Frequent palpitation; very rapid beats,

Excessive palpitation for several days,

Palpitation, with intermitting pulse, in the evening on going to sleep, for several days,

Palpitation, mostly when sitting,

Great palpitation, after eating,


Rapid pulse (after two hours),

Pulse weak and faint,


Palpitation marked (fifth day),

Heart's action disturbed (fifth day),

Could feel distinctly the pulsation of the heart (third day),

Heart seemed to stop beating at night (first day),

Decrease of pulse, with tendency to intermit,

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