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Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum - General symptoms - Clarke

Hahnemann's Calcium Sulphide, Hepar, Hepar sulph, Hepar Sulfuris Calcareum, Hepar sulfur, Hepar Sulf, Hep Sulf, Hepar Sulph Calc Hep.


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HPUS indication of Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum: Croupiness

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

 

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GENERAL

General

Hepar sulphuris calcareum. An impure Sulphide of Calcium prepared by burning in a crucible the white interior of oyster shells with pure flowers of Sulphur sulphur. Trituration.

Abscess. Amaurosis. Angina pectoris. Appetite, disordered. Asthma. Axilla, abscess in. Beard, eruptions of. Blepharitis. Boils. Breast, affections of. Bronchitis. Bubo. Burns. Carbuncle. Caries. Chilblains. Chlorosis. Cold. Constipation. Consumption. Cornea, ulceration of.

opacity of. Cough. Croup. Diaphragmitis. Diarrhoea. Ear, affections of.

"Liver of Sulphur Sulphur" is a name which was given by the old chemists to several Sulphur sulphur compounds whose Colour was supposed to resemble that of liver.

Before Hahnemann's time Hep Sulph Calc Hepar sulphuris calcareum, Sulphuret of lime, was used as an external remedy for itch, rheumatism, gout, goître and scrofulous swellings.

In 1794 Hahnemann proposed to use it internally to arrest mercurial salivation.

A few years later it was tried (Teste thinks first by Dr. Busch of Strasburg) for asthma and pulmonary phthisis.

That this was a happy inspiration Hahnemann's provings and clinical experience has thoroughly borne out.

The Hep Sulph Calc Hepar of Hahnemann is not identical with ordinary sulphuret of lime, being prepared with oyster shells, instead of ordinary lime, in a special way.

Neither is it identical in composition or properties with Calcium sulphate (Gypsum) of Schüssler.

Being a chemical combination of Calc Carb Calcarea carb. and Sulphur Sulph. it has some of the properties of both, but is very different from either, and though it is useful to compare them, Hep Sulph Calc Hepar must be studied as a separate entity.

The one feature which more than any other characterises Hep Sulph Calc Hepar cases is over-sensitiveness.

It runs throughout the remedy. "Any trouble occurring on the skin where there is a great sensitiveness to the slightest touch; patient can't bear to have even the clothes touch the part, or have it touched in any way.

Exanthema, like nettle-rash, sore to the slightest touch.

Skin hard to heal; inflammation of; sensitive soreness of," is Guernsey's admirable definition of this feature as it affects the skin and touch.

But the sensitiveness is not confined to touch, there is excessive sensitiveness to the air; patient can't bear the least draught; and if a hand accidentally gets outside the bed-clothes it brings on an aggravation; sensitiveness to noise, to odours.

The mind is no less "touchy" than the body. "Dissatisfaction with oneself and others.

dreamy, atrabilious mood, a sort of ferocious spleen, as though one could murder a man in cold blood (even in persons who are generally of a merry and benevolent disposition)." This is from Teste, who says he has removed these symptoms with Hep Sulph Calc Hepar.

Irritable and angry, feels inclined to kill any one who offends him.

Another instance of the sensitiveness of Hep Sulph Calc Hepar is in relation to pain the slightest pain causes fainting.

There is also irritable heart.

The sensitiveness to cold air is more to the dry cold air of Aconite Acon. and Bryonia Bry.

Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum distinguishes it from Nat. sulph. in asthma, which has agg. from damp cold (Nat. sulph. is Grauvogl's typical hydrogenoid remedy); and also fixes its applicability in croup. Hep Sulph Calc Hepar croup is accompanied with rather loose cough, with wheezing and rattling.

Cough as if mucus would come up but it does not.

The time of the Hep Sulph Calc Hepar croup is early morning (Aconite Acon. in evening).

The least breath of cold air agg. the cough, or any uncovering.

Another feature of Hep Sulph Calc Hepar is the sensation of a splinter or fish-bone in the throat.

In quinsy with throbbing pain, where suppuration is imminent, Hep Sulph Calc Hepar is indicated.

Throbbing, stabbing pains, with general rigor are characteristic.

The relation of Hep Sulph Calc Hepar to the suppuration process is very marked.

It meets the hectic condition generally and the process locally.

I once cured with Hep Sulph Calc Hep. 6 a case of axillary abscess with a large collection of pus.

The whole was absorbed without breaking.

In an article published in Minneap.

Hom. Mag., ii. 292, L. P. Foster distinguishes between Hep Sulph Calc Hepar, Calc Carb Calc. Sulphur sul., and Kali sul., in their action on tissues. Kali Sulphuricum Kali s. acts on the epidermis.

Hep Sulph Calc Hepar on lymphatic glandular system, skin and respiratory mucous membrane, Calc Carb Calc. s. acts much as Hep Sulph Calc Hep., only more deeply. Hep Sulph Calc Hep. acts on abscesses before they open, Calc Carb Calc. s. after.

Foster cured a lady with Calc Carb Calc. s., high, of "several large ulcers in the gluteal region 3 in. in diameter and 3/4 in. deep, exposing the bone." The pain ceased immediately, and the cure was completed in two months. Calc Carb Calc. s. is suited to quinsy after it breaks, Hep Sulph Calc Hep. before.

In this connection it may be well to speak of the relation of Hep Sulph Calc Hep. to Merc Viv Mercurius.

Hahnemann's instinct led him to see in Hep Sulph Calc Hepar an antidote to mercurial poisoning, and it remains still the chief antidote, whether to the effects of massive doses or to over-action of the potencies. Silica Marina Silic. and Merc Viv Merc. are inimical, but if Hep Sulph Calc Hepar is given as an intermediary no unpleasant effects will occur.

It follows Merc Viv Merc. when this ceases to help, or has aggravated, in rheumatism, quinsy, boils and suppurations.

In a case of eczema pudendi in a young girl, 11, three months after puberty, the parts red and itching, Merc Viv Merc. was given and the whole body became covered with the rash.

Hep Sulph Calc Hep. was then given and removed all immediately. "Sweats day and night without relief." It antidotes the sensitiveness of Merc Viv Merc. to atmospheric conditions.

In the old days of mercurialisation one of the chief things to be avoided by a patient under the "course" was exposure to chill. Hep Sulph Calc Hepar has this same sensitiveness to chill and liability to take cold from every exposure.

Coryza, nose swollen and sore to the touch, especially inside the alae.

Boring at root of nose with catarrhal symptoms or headache is characteristic.

Croupous inflammations of throat, respiratory organs, bowels and kidneys.

ten, twelve, or even as many as fifty may surround the large ulcer, and the ulcer sometimes spreads by the little pimples joining in. Painful.

painful at the edge. suppurating.

with pain as if sore. difficult to heal.

inflamed. itching. looking like a lump of lead with a hole in it.

it occurs in connection with jaundice. It has cured cases of pruritus especially when of mercurial origin. In the respiratory organs there are suffocative attacks of breathing (in croup the child chokes in its coughing spells and there is much rattling). It meets many cases of asthma and whooping-cough. Respiration with mucous rattle.

expiration in the morning, none in the evening.

cough with expectoration during the day, none in the night (in croup no expectoration at night but only in the daytime).

with the suffocative coughing spells.

low, weak voice (Guernsey). There is a semi-paralytic condition of the rectum and bladder somewhat like that of Alumina Alumina. The stools are passed with great difficulty even when clay-like and soft. Fetid stools with a sour body-smell in children. Sour stools are also very marked in diarrhoea.

and this maybe noted along with the desire of Hep Sulph Calc Hepar for acid things. Micturition is impeded.

obliged to wait awhile before the urine passes, and then it flows slowly for many days. Never able to finish urinating.

it seems as if some urine always remains behind in bladder. Urine drops vertically down. The urine is very acrid. There are complaints during micturition and after. Nocturnal emissions. Escape of prostatic fluid at any time, and at stool. Affections of the sexual organs occurring on the right side. Hep Sulph Calc Hepar is one of the great antipsorics. In his "Medicine of Experience" Hahnemann speaks of the itch-like eruptions caused by Hep Sulph Calc Hepar and its corrective properties in wool-worker's itch. It is suited to The psoric, scrofulous, diathesis. Debilitated subjects. Great tendency to suppuration. Strumous, outrageously cross children. Torpid, lymphatic constitutions.

persons with light hair and complexion, slow to act, muscles soft and flabby. Slow, torpid constitutions with lax fibre and light hair.

great sensitiveness to slightest contact of ulcers, eruptions and parts affected. (These conditions differ from the Sulphur Sulph. type lean, stoop-shouldered; unclean-looking, aversion to warmth.) The symptoms are agg. in the night.

on awakening. when blowing the nose.

from cold in general. in cold, dry weather.

on single parts of the body getting cold.

from getting the skin rubbed off.

on uncovering the head.

from surgical injuries in general.

from lying on the painful side.

from daylight. from pressure from without.

from abuse of Merc Viv Mercury.

during sleep. when swallowing, particularly when swallowing food (parts are so tender).

while urinating. in clear, fine weather.

in dry weather. in the least wind. Symptoms are amel. from wrapping up the head.

from warmth in general.

the, air being warm. in damp and wet weather.

from wrapping up the body warmly.

by eating (a comfortable feeling after eating is very characteristic). There is marked periodicity in Hep Sulph Calc Hepar every day.

every four weeks (attack of paralysis).

every four months (scabby eruptions on head).

every winter (whitlows).

spring and autumn, bilious attacks. The bends of the elbows and popliteal spaces are affected by Hep Sulph Calc Hep. In eye affections patient likes to have them covered lightly. The following case was cured by Hep Sulph Calc Hep. after Sulphur Sul. and Calc Carb Calc. had failed. Pustular ophthalmia of left eye, amel. keeping eye closely covered with some soft fabric, agg. mornings, amel. as day advanced. Pimples surround affected eye.

Characteristics

the inner as well as the outer skin, in fact. The ulceration of the skin is peculiar. Guernsey thus describes it "Ulcers with bloody pus; with sour-smelling pus; stinking pus; putrid ulcers; with redness around; with little pimples around