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Ferrum Metallicum - Mouth symptoms - T.F. Allen

Iron, Ferrum, Ferr.

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HPUS indication of Ferrum Metallicum: Weakness

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



General Mouth.

Mouth dry in the morning,

Gums and teeth

The tooth back of right eyetooth feels longer than the other, and very sore, for eight days,

Toothache, all the morning,


All the gums discolored,

(Swelling of gums and cheeks),



Tongue red at the tip, and thickly coated; white on the anterior portion, yellowish-white on the back,

Tongue thickly coated yellowish-gray (thirteenth day),

Tongue slightly white during the last part of the proving,

At the back and in the centre of the tongue a constant painfulness, like fine uninterrupted stitches, aggravated by the contact of food and drink; when not eating and drinking the part feels as if it had been burnt and were numb,

Tongue more natural after eating,


Tongue with a white coat, mouth dry, taste bad,

When he has slept for an hour before midnight, a heat comes up as if from his abdomen; the mouth becomes dry, and a bad vapor and putrid taste rise up into his mouth,


Bad disagreeable taste,

Taste not good on rising,

Pasty taste (third day),

Sometimes and earthy taste in mouth,

Slimy taste in the mouth, with white-coated tongue, without loss of appetite (thirty-eighth day),

Sweetish taste in mouth, as from blood,

(In the morning, sourish taste in the mouth),

In the afternoon a putrid taste rises into his mouth that takes away all his appetite,

Constant taste of iron in the mouth, masking all other flavors,

Taste like rotten eggs,

Drinking cold water improves the taste, in the morning,

All solid foods taste dry, as if they contained neither juice nor strength; they have, to be sure, their natural taste, but nothing is agreeable; he likes warm liquid food best,

Everything she eats tastes bitter,

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