Kali Bichromicum - General symptomsBichromate Of Potash, Kali Bich, Kal Bich, Kali-bich, Kalium Bichromicum, Kali Chromicum, Kali. Bich., Kali-bi.
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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Kali Bich in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
(Morning), "Maziness" in head.
on waking, vertigo. giddiness.
on rising, heaviness, etc.
on waking at 5 o'clock, heavy pain in head.
on waking, headache. on waking, pain in circumference of skull.
pressive headache. lightness across forehead.
on waking, pain in left side of forehead.
pain in frontal bone.
soon after rising, pain over left eye.
burning in eyes.
on waking, swelling of lids.
dryness, etc., in lids.
on waking, heaviness of upper lids.
burning in margins of lids.
discharge from nose etc.
after waking, dryness of nose.
obstruction of nose. bitter taste.
on waking, pressive pain in throat.
on waking, sore throat.
feebleness of stomach.
pain in stomach. griping in intestines, etc.
after waking, sensation in penis.
on waking, soreness in larynx.
after rising, roughness in larynx.
irritation in larynx. on waking, hoarseness, etc.
hacking cough. dyspnoea.
pain in side of chest.
drawing in muscles of neck, etc.
pain in small of back.
pain in sacrum, etc. on waking, pain in coccyx.
rheumatic pains. pain in limbs.
on waking, pains in legs, etc.
on waking, pain in ulna.
on waking, sticking in metacarpal joints.
soon after rising, drawing in fingers, etc.
general discomfort, etc.
pains in various parts.
on waking, tearing here and there.
Feeling as though the bones of the skull would separate.
as though the brain were too large for the skull and the bones were forced asunder.
I could not call this sensation a pain.
but it was very distressing and especially affected the temporal bones towards the ears and the parietal bones.
the external meatus, especially of the left side, was also sensitive and stopped (fifty-sixth day),.
Seized with violent pain in left parietal region above and behind the temple in a spot the size of a crown-piece.
the pain was felt chiefly at night and subsided during the day, and came on violently again at the same hour in the evening about sunset.
a swelling soon formed at the seat of the pain.
it grew worse in the night, and went down a little in the day.
in a week it got to its height, and was then about the size of an egg.
it was then quite hard and not sore to the touch.
the pain was confined to the lump, and was of a stabbing character, and as if the head were opening.
it lasted in all about two months, and then the pains and swelling gradually went away without any suppuration of softening,.
The pain in the frontal bone, which lasted during the most of the proving, became gradually less and appeared later and later each day.
during the later days a second paroxysm of the same pain occurred in the evening, which was of equal severity but of shorter duration than the one in the afternoon.
this also regularly postponed in time till it disappeared,.
White of the eye dirty yellow, discolored, congested, dotted here and there with yellowish-brown spots, of the size of a pin's head, especially in the left eye, which also showed a pale brown spot near the inner margin of the cornea, which looked like a resolving ecchymosis.
the eyes were hot and he was frequently obliged to rub them (seventh day),.
Lachrymation, itching, and burning in the eyes, especially on the margins of the upper lids.
the conjunctiva of the ball and lid was red and injected with large red vessels.
in the left eye, which was affected more than the right, during the whole proving, there was a sensation for a quarter of an hour as though something had got into it, which gradually disappeared (thirty-second day),.
A sudden feeling as though a black plate were placed before both eyes at the distance of about ten paces, so that I was unable to recognize any object at that distance.
as I was looking through a closed window I thought that might be the cause of the difficulty, but on turning around and speaking with a person standing about two paces from me, I was unable to recognize him, the vision was so obscured.
this lasted about ten minutes, when the obscuration gave way to a sensation as though a veil were hanging before the eyes and were drawn upwards and downwards.
this, however, soon disappeared and the former condition returned.
I washed the eyes in cool water, hoping thereby to find relief, especially as the eyes had already begun to be painful, but it was of no avail.
it lasted about a quarter of an hour, when the obscuration disappeared and a kind of vertigo set in (quite similar to that which follows too large an amount of alcoholic stimulants).
this lasted two or three minutes, when it disappeared giving place to a violent headache, especially in the frontal and orbital regions, at times associated with sticking pains in the eyes and tearing in the ears.
the whole attack lasted till 9 P.M. (after six daily doses),.
Photophobia (eighteenth day).
with lachrymation and itching in the eyes, and redness and burning in the margins of the lids (twenty-third day).
increasing in the afternoon to such a degree that he was only able to open the eyes and endure the sunlight, with twisting and jerking of the lids, associated with profuse lachrymation and burning in the eyes.
this excessive photophobia disappeared towards evening, and the eyes became quite insensible to the light (twenty-fourth day),.
Violent pricking in the nose and irresistible sneezing.
in time the membrane begins to be thrown off, and portions of it are carried into the handkerchief used in blowing the nose.
this process goes on, when once started, so rapidly, that after a period of six or eight days the septum becomes thin, permeated with openings, and is ultimately detached altogether.
this process of ulceration occurs in every workman, excepting those who take snuff,.
Fine particles entering the nose cause extreme irritation and incessant sneezing (after five or six days).
some portions of the mucous membrane covering the septum become detached, and are found in the handkerchief, and after six or eight days the septum itself becomes thin, and at last it destroyed.
a hole is formed, and as soon as this is the case, all symptoms cease,.
Unpleasant sensation in my nose, as if water had been drawn up violently.
it grew gradually worse, and lasted about forty-eight hours.
on the third, fourth, and fifth days, I had to blow my nose more frequently than usual, about ten or twelve times a day, and discharged each time natural-looking mucus, considerably streaked with light-colored blood.
(I never had nosebleed in my life).
after this, for several days, a sensation in the middle of the left ala nasi as if there was a very dry spot, or as if it was denuded of the mucous membrane,.
Burrowing and beating inside the root of the nose (in the ethmoid bone?), therewith in the corresponding portion of the nose there were externally felt heat and distinct throbbing rhythmical with the pulse.
the nose became swollen at the root and hot without being red.
the nose itself seemed thick and full, and she spoke "through it".
was frequently inclined to blow the nose on account of a sensation as of a thick substance in it, but nothing was expelled.
the nose remained dry.
it felt as heavy as if a weight were hanging from it (first day),.
On blowing nose, violent sticking in right side of nose, as though two loose bones rubbed against each other.
this pain in nose on blowing continued (thirty-ninth day), with frequent violent sticking pains.
there were frequently discharged greenish-colored masses of an offensive odor.
every portion which passed through the posterior nares had a very disagreeable taste.
on the seventh day the pain in the nose, both when blowing and when not blowing it, continues as violent as yesterday.
on the eighth day, the feeling as though the bones rubbed against each other ceased.
the right nostril was still filled with hard masses.
small ulcers on the external borders of the nostrils continued.
the ulcers on the right side had not entirely healed before they also appeared in the left nostril, where they burned still more than in the right.
at last the tip of the nose, especially towards the right side, became very sensitive.
the scars formed by the healing of these ulcers remained for a long time, .
A carious tooth that had been filled, and upon which I accidentally bit at dinner, and which pained for a few minutes afterwards as usual, began to pain violently about 3 P.M.
the pain gradually increased, so that I was obliged to leave off work.
at 6 P.M. it was drawn, after which it bled through the night and till the next noon, with very great swelling of the gum, so that no medicine was taken for the next three days (tenth day),.
Sudden drawing-tearing pain in all the teeth of the left side, starting from no particular tooth, relieved by neither cold nor warmth, but only for a moment by pressure upon the lower jaw.
lasting till towards midnight (seventh day).
the next morning there was no pain in the teeth, but a decided swelling of the gum, which was painful in the vicinity of a last left lower hollow back tooth.
at noon there was dull drawing-tearing toothache on the same side, with extremely acute stitches in the upper and lower jaws, extending to the ear, temple, and neck of the same side, lasting the whole day.
the portion of the neck involved was sensitive to touch, the cervical glands swollen.
wandering tearing pains in various parts of the upper and lower extremities.
tongue coated yellow. in the evening there set in intolerable tearing-sticking headache through the whole head, at times cutting, as though it were cut to pieces with knives.
chilliness and flushes of heat in the left side of the head and face, pulse accelerated (80 instead 70 as usual).
on the next day the gum was less swollen, but towards noon there was a transient tearing pain in the teeth of the left lower jaw, accompanied by extremely acute, transient, sticking-tearing pain in the left ear, temple, and side of the neck, lasting, with intervals of freedom from pain, till evening.
sleep that night was disturbed by pain in the teeth and head.
after this the trouble in the teeth entirely disappeared, (I had been subject twice a year, but especially in the spring and fall, to a similar rheumatic toothache, which seemed to be caused by taking cold, or a draft of air, characterized by violent tearing-digging pain involving now the right, now the left side of the lower jaw, relieved by neither cold nor warmth, especially violent at night, completely preventing sleep, and afterwards becoming worse for three or four days, suddenly ending with swelling of the gum, but this attack was quite different from the former ones.).
Slight irritation of the gum of the left upper jaw.
the pain in the gum extended through the upper lip to the wings of the nose (upon examination the gum was found to be inflamed).
on the next day the inflammation had increased so that the whole upper lip and both wings of the nose were involved and very painful.
there appeared between the upper lip and gum, above the eye tooth, an oblong and very painful abscess, which opened after three days, and gradually disappeared,.
Burning vesicle on the mucous membrane of the inside of the left corner of the mouth.
next day this vesicle had become a small painful ulcer surrounded by hard swelling.
in the afternoon there was burning of the mouth, especially of the inner surface of the lips.
on the third day the ulcer diminished in size, and on the fourth healed (one hundred and thirty-seventh to one hundred and fortieth day),.
If the skin is torn or abraded, however slightly, a sharp pain is felt.
and if the salt is left in contact with the wound the cutaneous tissue is decomposed and violent inflammation established.
these symptoms are accompanied with intense pain, especially in winter, when the cold is severe.
the action of the salt does not cease until cauterization has penetrated to the bone,.
Eruption of papillae, these after a little time become pustular, and at length, provided the exposure be continued, deep sloughs form under the pustules.
the sloughs are of a peculiarly penetrating character.
an instance has even occurred in which a complete perforation through the muscular substance of the hand has in this way been produced,.
Small pustules made their appearance at the roots of the nails on both hands, but chiefly on the left.
they extended soon over the whole back of the hand to the wrist, and also, though not to the same extent, on the palm.
the back of the hand was one mass of suppuration. The pustule on the hand was small and round, and secreted a limpid, watery matter, when the head of it was broken off.
but if left alone, the secretion consolidated into a yellow viscid mass (after three days).
since then, more than once, after being in contact with the liquor, has had breaking out of pustules the following day,.
Decided itching on the hairy portion of the genitals, which increased to an inflammation of the skin and the formation of about twenty pustules as large as the head of a pin, which were collected in a spot about an inch in diameter (second day).
the itching, almost a biting, continued during the next day, so that I was obliged to scratch in order to get relief, but the night was restless.
on the fourth and fifth days the pustules continued to suppurate and were painful.
in the evening of the fifth day all the small pustules had united into one large ulcer, in which violent paroxysmal stitches woke me at night.
on the seventh day the ulcers began to heal, after which I slowly recovered,.
In the seat of a scratch, exposed to ch. sol., swelling and irregular ulcer, covered with a scab, painful on pressure, dry.
this continued for months, and a hard movable knot is felt under the skin, with an ulcerated spot like a corn. This gradually hardens, and is covered with a white skin, and remains so for months,.
Violent itching and burning in the skin of the nape of the neck, after awhile disappearing from that place and appearing on the left shoulder, afterwards in the left upper arm and left side of the chest, and at last on the back, lasting from 6 to 10 A.M.
in the afternoon suddenly a similar itching in the skin on the loins, quickly disappearing,.
The pains in the thorax become so severe that he is scarcely able to turn over in bed or take a few steps on account of the aggravation of the pains in the muscles and bones, all the latter of which seem to be broken.
the next day these pains extend over the whole cervical region, and he is unable to turn the head or move the arm upward without greatly increasing the pains.
respiration was very much impeded.
these symptoms decreased very much from day to day (fifth day after last dose),.
Sudden attack of violent burning pain as from a deep knife-cut in the centre of the chest, so severe that it compels him to throw away everything and to compress the chest firmly with both hands. After remaining quiet for two minutes the pain gradually diminishes, but returns with increased violence on every attempt to go on with his work. It begins on both sides under the clavicle, and extends over the whole chest down to the region of the lower ribs, but is most severe in the centre of the chest.
the pain is somewhat like the burning felt when walking against a cold wind, but is not only burning but sharply cutting. Deep breathing increases the pain slightly, although the pain forces him to respire deeply. Warmth relieves the pain, without removing it. These pains in the chest keep on till noon, sometimes lasting for a quarter of an hour, then decreasing steadily on taking some warm soup,.
Dry tickling cough day and night.
during the cough, pressure in the middle of the sternum extending up into the larynx and as far as the hyoid bone.
when she coughed violently there was a taste of blood in the mouth.
the paroxysms of cough were repeated very frequently, often every ten minutes.
during the cough she frequently complained of pressive pain in the middle of the sternum and in the throat above the larynx in the region of the hyoid bone (sixth day).
the cough continued several days, and was at last accompanied by expectoration coming from deep in the lungs, and having a sweetish, purulent taste and yellow color,.
The tickling cough reappeared (eighteenth day), and was followed by expectoration of bright-red blood in six or seven paroxysms.
I was unable to tell from the sensation whence the blood came.
the lungs were free on deep inspiration, and the pulse not feverish.
on account of this I took Phosphorus Phosphorus, and the spitting of blood did not return that day,.
A feeling of anxiety and warmth in the praecordial region woke me at 11 P.M., soon after which I expectorated rather a large amount of blood, with short paroxysms of cough and rattling in the air-passages.
this cough and expectoration of blood were repeated regularly every two hours during the next twenty-four hours.
the whole amount of blood was half a pound.
it was always bright red, never mixed with mucus, and always expectorated easily and without exertion.
next day the posterior wall of the pharynx was dark-red, glistening, swollen, injected with small bright-red vessels, and in the middle, somewhat to the left, a small fissure from which much blood issued (on account of this I took Hyoscyamus Niger Hyoscyamus, which with a generous use of milk completely restored me).
during this time, however, there was frequently felt on swallowing a sensation as though a morsel of dry food were sticking in the throat.
also I frequently became suddenly hoarse, and then felt a scraping on the posterior wall of the curtain of the palate and in the choanae.
frequently tenacious mucus was drawn from these parts.
it was difficult to loosen, and when loosened had a metallic taste.
also I experienced boring, drawing pains in the bones of the upper and lower extremities (as often and these appeared the troubles in the throat were relieved, and vice versâ),.
Pain in the small of the back, in the forenoon while walking, recurring by paroxysms with considerable violence, so that for a moment walking was difficult, then it would disappear.
afterwards it was felt at the moment of sitting down, but was less felt while sitting.
in the afternoon it disappeared entirely and gave place to drawing pains in the lower leg, which also disappeared in the evening.
late in the evening there was again pain in the small of the back (one hundred and fifteenth day),.
Severe pain in lumbar region, extending into the sacrum and down the thigh.
at first, an aching pain, increased to a numbed sensation.
the pain increased to such a degree that he could hardly rise from his chair.
it continued for three days, and gradually decreased in severity (in about six or eight hours after 10, 20, and then 60 gtts., in the same day),.
Was seized with pain like a knife through the loins, suddenly, so that he could scarcely walk in the afternoon.
was with difficulty helped home, and had great pain all night, and could not sleep all night more than an hour for the pain, that continued even when still, but greatly worse on moving or turning.
got some nitre and was somewhat relieved, so that he could go back to work next day, but remained with pain in back and scanty urine for a fortnight,.
Woke in about two hours with great uneasiness in the stomach, and soreness and tenderness in region of same, particularly in a small spot towards the left of xiphoid cartilage.
the pains continued for some time, with dryness of mouth, nausea, restlessness, and wakefulness, heat of hands and feet, then perspiration of the hands, feet, and legs, followed by subsidence of the symptoms for about two hours, when they occurred again as before,.
Discomfort in the epigastric region, which while walking in the open air increased to nausea, and at last to faintness, with a feeling as though vomiting would relieve, but without efforts to vomit.
the nausea afterwards became less, but a large amount of saliva accumulated in the mouth, with sour eructations, which gradually disappeared after an hour,.
Very violent, but quite painless, wavelike contraction in the pit of the stomach, which afterwards changed to the thorax, and there ceased.
this was repeated within five minutes, then entirely disappeared.
from the sensation, the pain seemed to be seated in the stomach and oesophagus, and not in the diaphragm, at 4 P.M. (seventh day),.
Pressive pain in the stomach and nausea, lasting the whole day, so that I could scarcely eat.
indeed in the evening, after taking a cup of black coffee, I was obliged to vomit, with great effort, as in the forenoon.
this was accompanied by vertigo, violent burning pain in the stomach, anxious sweat over the whole upper part of the body, and chilliness to such a degree that it amounted to shivering.
the ejecta in the forenoon consisted of food, but in the evening of a bilious fluid (first day),.
Disagreeable sensation in the epigastric region, to be compared only to the last stage of seasickness.
it is not exactly a constant inclination to vomit, but rather the trouble which frequently follows repeated vomiting, a peculiar, almost indescribable sensation of twisting and constriction in the epigastric region, with intervals of rush of blood to the head, like electric shocks.
also as in seasickness there were great exhaustion and the characteristic indifference.
after about two hours was obliged to lie down on account partly of great weariness and partly of the distressing sensation in the epigastric region, which was aggravated by every step and only relieved by rest.
this feeling of constriction in the stomach was felt frequently through the day (first and twenty-sixth day),.
Ravenous hunger on seeing food.
after eating the ill-humor disappeared.
half an hour afterwards there was shivering with chilliness, especially in the extremities, alternating with flushes of heat and general perspiration.
eructations tasting of the food, nausea, accumulation of water in the mouth, and qualmishness with desire to vomit, which did not take place,.
Violent sticking pain in the right flank, extending up into the left chest as far as the clavicular region and acromion process, and into the side of the neck, causing a sensation as though these parts were tense or stretched.
these stitches were not at all affected by breathing or motion, only aggravated on stooping.
the whole attack was very violent, and lasted and hour, accompanied by restlessness and depression of spirits (first day),.
Diarrhoea-like stool, consisting of brown frothy water, with excessively painful pressure, urging, and tenesmus in the anus (following a normal evacuation).
these stools were repeated seven or eight times, accompanied by constant pain in abdomen and by nausea and inclination to vomit, after which there followed sudden complete rest (tenth day),.
Pain in the right shoulder-joint on moving it, and at other times also a sensation as though the joint were separating from its attachments (though without any tearing here or in other parts), (fourth day).
the disagreeable sensation in the arm increased, after prolonged inactivity of the extremity, to a stiffness, which was painful even if no attempt was made to move the arm, but it was increased to a high degree on raising the arm (eighth and ninth days).
the pain in the arm was much worse, especially if the arm was bent at the elbow and drawn somewhat backward and outward, as for example, when putting on the clothes (fourteenth day),.
Violent pain in the thumb, so that I was scarcely able to hold a pen.
every motion of the arm or hand increased the pain.
externally there was neither redness nor swelling to be seen.
this pain lasted during the whole forenoon, and was frequently so violent that I was unable to take my handkerchief out of my coat pocket.
it extended to the elbow, without the least external appearance.
in the evening the pain was less, the joint still remained sensitive to touch.
it almost entirely disappeared the next day (seventy-seventh day),.
Painful tension in the extensor surface of the right thumb.
this tension diminished towards noon, and was felt only on violent motion of the hand.
on pressing on the place where the radius articulates with the metacarpal bone of the thumb the pain was still felt.
this spot was sensitive to pressure and on motion throughout the day (seventy-sixth day),.
Great painfulness of the forepart of the left foot while walking, as well in a corn as in the hard skin of the great toe, so that I had to limp, and I was sometimes obliged to stand still because of the pain.
afterwards while sitting the pain disappeared.
in the afternoon, after a long walk, it returned in the foot, but was not so violent as in the forenoon (one hundred and seventeenth day),.
Swelling and pain in the left tendo Achillis.
stepping upon the toes is very difficult (this symptom of the foot frequently alternates with that of the arm, see S. 1349).
the pain in the foot always diminished after a somewhat prolonged walk, and was less during rest, but afterwards it was always more severe (fifth and eighth days).
the pain extended to the right tendo Achillis, so that walking was exceedingly difficult (twelfth day).
the left foot was somewhat better, but the right more painful (thirteenth day).
the pain disappeared from the left foot, but continued in the right as before (fourteenth day).
disappeared entirely (seventeenth day),.
General emaciation (twenty-second day),
Blood buffed and cupped,
Quite stiff, and could hardly rise in the morning,
Very languid (eighth day),
Weariness and exhaustion (eighth day),
Weariness, in evening,
Great weariness towards evening,
Unusual weariness while walking in the open air.
the limbs feel as heavy as lead, with prostration, indifference, fretful mood, aversion to the usual business, and desire for rest. I experience exhausting warmth, as after great physical exertion.
the shortest walk overcomes me, and I always seek a seat, very exhausted, indifferent, and taciturn, am not able to collect my thoughts, distracted, and as far able I cut short conversation to avoid showing the fact.
I seek to be alone and feel better in the open air,.
Such weakness in the morning that he was obliged to lie down again (second day).
very much weaker in morning.
could scarcely rise, and trembled greatly in making the attempt, but without any increase of pain (third day).
the debility increased to such a degree that the patient died sleeping calmly, as if from pure exhaustion (after forty-five hours),.
Violent, persistent, tearing pains in the bones.
these are concentrated in both little toes, and associated with very distressing-crawling pains.
they become so violent that it seems as though both toes would by forcibly torn off.
after a few hours these pains gradually diminished, but continued through the night and following forenoon.
there now set in slight pains in the thighs and sacrum, which, however, disappeared after a few hours.
next day he notices the same pains in the thorax, which, however, may be ascribed to gymnastic exercises,.
Very disagreeable sensation at 4 A.M.
it is best described as nightmare.
I dreamed that some one was lying across my chest and abdomen, which arrested the breathing, so that I was in danger of suffocation.
I groaned aloud, and after waking was covered with sweat.
my blood was in a tumult.
after rising I felt very weak (eighty-ninth day),.
Shivering extending from the lower legs over the whole body, with a sensation in the pericranium as if it were being tightly constricted about the head, in frequent paroxysms.
an hour after the chill there followed heat with dryness of the mouth and lips, so that she was constantly obliged to moisten them.
the next morning she first had great thirst but no perspiration (third day),.
Nausea immediately after a dose, lasting an hour, and even after breakfast, associated with heaviness and tension in the lower abdomen, in the region of the symphysis pubis, and a general feeling of discomfort, of malaise.
the nausea gradually disappeared, but towards evening while smoking there were frequent spitting and slight attacks of nausea (sixty-seventh day),.
Vomiting, preceded by frequent ineffectual efforts.
this occurred six times.
the ejecta had a slightly yellow color, a somewhat sweetish taste, reminding one of the drug. During the fifth and sixth repetition of the vomiting there was a bruised pain in the upper abdomen, and the ejection, with great exhaustion, of a very dark-brown extremely bitter substance (much more bitter than ordinary bile), (one hour after 30 drops), (thirty-fifth day),.
Vomiting of all the contents of the stomach, with very painful contractions of the stomach, and persistent retching, even after the stomach had been emptied.
this was followed by relief, and all the symptoms disappeared.
this antiperistaltic action was confined wholly to the stomach.
there was no bile vomited, not even a trace of a bitter taste, only the taste of the food (one hundred and twenty-first day),.
Vertigo while sitting writing, so that the pen trembled in the hand.
I tried to hurry to the window in order to get fresh air, but suddenly there followed the most violent vomiting of white mucous acid fluid accompanied by the most frightful nausea, violent pressure, and burning pain in the stomach, followed by relief.
after about five minutes the vertigo again increased and the nausea returned with the most violent and painful vomiting of a similar fluid, only less in quantity (immediately after 80 drops),.
I had hardly time to reach my bed when vomiting began.
my sensations, if I remember rightly, were precisely like those of seasickness.
it seemed as though my stomach turned a complete somerset, and as if every muscle in my body was at work to eject the offending substance.
my sense of smell and taste seemed tenfold keen.
the Ipecacuanha Ipecac, as soon as I took a teaspoonful, seemed all alcohol, and so increased my nausea that I could take no more.
the color of the liquid vomited was a pea-green, and so intensely bitter that it reminded me of the tansy I used to chew when a boy for worms.
the bitter taste did not remain, however, in my mouth afterwards. I felt chilly and shivered all over.
mixed some Camphora Camphor and tried to take it by teaspoonful doses.
again the vomiting commenced.
same in appearance as before and same distress.
no food was ejected and I trembled as before.
had cramps in my stomach. In my last vomiting, the sensation in my throat and mouth was so much like the peculiar one of the Podophyllum Peltatum Podophyllum, that I directed the 2d to be prepared immediately, and after a third act of vomiting, I began taking it rapidly in teaspoonful doses, also ordered a mustard plaster to the pit of my stomach.
the taste of the Podophyllum Peltatum Podophyllum was grateful rather than otherwise.
drank freely of hot black tea, not strong, with no milk, and a little sugar.
after this I vomited no more, and rested, warmly covered up, for two hours (after two hours).
felt sore, with dull ache at the pit of the stomach, and slight occasional nausea (second day),.
Repeated attacks of violent vomiting of yellow, bitter, bilious matter, in such violent and rapid succession that I could scarcely get my breath.
the head was very painful, the whole face covered with a fine scorbutic eruption from the exertion of vomiting.
the taste was greasy, bitter, and salty.
thirst very violent, with external flushes of heat and internal chilliness,.
The special affinities of Kali Bichromicum are the mucous membrane of stomach, bowels, and air-passages; bones and fibrous tissue. Kidneys, heart, and liver are also affected. Incipient parenchymatous; nephritis. Nephritis with gastric disturbances. Cirrhosis of liver. Anaemia and absence of fever are characteristic. General weakness bordering on paralysis. It is especially indicated for fleshy, fat, light complexioned persons subject to catarrhs or with syphilitic or scrofulous history. Symptoms are worse in the morning; Pains migrate quickly, rheumatic and gastric symptoms alternate. More adapted to subacute rather than the violent acute stage. Mucous membranes everywhere are affected. Catarrh of pharynx, larynx, bronchi and nose, and a Tough, stringy, viscid secretion is produced, which condition is a very strong guiding symptom for Kali Bichromicum. Perforation of the septum. Chronic atonic catarrh. Polypus. Dilatation of stomach and heart.
Slow, deep processes; little fever, but great weakness Sickly, chilly and cachectic
Fair, fat and sluggish
Bitings, like bugs
ADHESIVE SECRETIONS; STICKY taste, expectoration, leucorrhoea, foot-sweat, etc
STRINGY, TOUGH, lumpy or thick discharges Fibrous exudates going downward
Yellow, eyes, vision, tongue, etc
Crusts in nose, on skin, etc
Pains in small spots; jump about and finally attack stomach
Ascending; gastric pains, chills, heats, etc
Old catarrhs Ulcers; with dark dots, deep, perforating, round; look punched out; septal; peptic; with overhanging edges or thick crusts
Like a solid block on forehead
As of a hair on tongue, in nostril, etc
Internal itching; vagina, lungs, etc
Pains outward along [right] brow
Blindness, then pain over one eye, worse cold, better pressing on root of nose
Vision seems crossed, better looking with one eye
Eye-lids red, itching, swelled, granular
Nose pains at bridge or root; pressure or stuffed at root; retains foul secretions
Nasal discharges, acrid; profuse; green clinkers
Nasal diphtheria Snuffles
Radiating toothache; with swelled glands
Tongue, glistens; cracked, smooth or heavy, lemon yellow cast; pains when protruded Sticky mouth Sweet, metallic taste
Hawks thick mucus; must wipe it away OEdema of uvula
Throat; dry; burning in; something sticks in; with pains into neck and shoulders
Vomits bright yellow water
Sore spot in stomach, or food lies like a load
Constriction from liver to shoulder
Gelatinous stools or gushes of brown, frothy water, then burning and tenesmus, worse after rising
A drop remains after urinating
Constriction at root of penis
Acrid leucorrhoea Milk is stringy
Tickling cough, after eating; with eructations; better heat; then vertigo
Under sternum; rawness; pains through to back As of a bar across chest
Deep cough with stringy expectoration
Heart weak; feels cold
Paralytic weakness of hands
Sciatica, worse flexing leg
Pains along border of foot
Pustules with black apices
Skin, better in cold air
Hot flushes, then sticky sweat, then chill
Cold sweat on hands and feet
Chill with sweat
Potassae bichromas. Potassic dichromate. Bichromate of Potash. Red Chromate of Potash. K2Cr2O7. Solution in distilled water. Trituration.
Acne. Anaemia. Asthma. Blotches. Bone, nodes on, exostoses. Bronchitis.
croupous. Burns. Cachexia. Catarrh. Climacteric flushes. Coccygodynia. Conjunctivitis. Constipation. Cornea, opacities of. Coryza. Descemetitis. Duodenum, ulcers of. Dyspepsia. Ears, pains in.
inflammation of, internal and external. Emaciation. Epilepsy. Epistaxis. Eyes, iritis.
keratitis. Farcy. Gastric ulcer. Glanders. Gleet. Gout. Hay fever. Headache. Intermittent fever. Intestines, ulceration of. Lumbago. Lupus. Measles. Mumps. Neuralgia. Nightmare. Nodes. Nose, pressure at root of.
sore. Tabacum Tobacco, intolerance of. Trachea, affections of. Ulcers. Urethritis. Warts. Whooping-cough.
Kali Bich Kali bichromicum (with the other Chromium preparations, Chro. ac. and Chro. ox.) owes its introduction into the homoeopathic materia medica to the late Dr. J. J. Drysdale, whose monograph upon it, forming one section of the Hahnemann Materia Medica, and now occupying pp. 457 to 573 of Materia Medica Physiological and Applied, is the most complete account of the remedy which we possess. The Bichromate of Potash, which is manufactured in large quantities from chrome-iron-ore, is the preparation from which all other salts of Chromium are derived. The native association of Chromium with Ferrum Met Ferrum is worthy of note. The Bichromate is largely used in the Artemisia Vulgaris arts in dying, calico-printing, wood-staining, in photography, and as a solution for producing the current in electric batteries. Many of the most remarkable symptoms were obtained from workmen engaged in the preparation of the salt. Some of these had been noted before Drysdale took up the study of the drug. The first proving was published by him in 1844 in the British Journal of Homoeopathy. The following year it was proved by the Austrian Society. The effects of the drug show profound action on the entire organism, and characteristic features of the utmost value to the prescriber have been brought out, rendering the drug one of the most important members of the homoeopathic materia medica. Among these keynotes of Kali Bich Kali bi. four may be named as pre-eminent ($51$) Discharges from mucous membranes of tough, stringy mucus, or muco-pus, which adheres to the part and can be drawn out in strings. (2) The occurrence of pain in small spots. In connection with this is another feature showing a sharply defined action (3) Punched-out, perforating ulcers, occurring on skin, mucous membranes, and affecting bones (e.g. vomer, palate). (4) Alternating and shifting conditions pains wander from part to part.
rheumatic pains alternate with gastric symptoms, or with dysentery.
headache alternates with blindness.
fibrinous deposits extend downwards. Among other leading characters, scarcely less distinctive are (a) The formation of plugs or clinkers on mucous membranes, especially in the nose. (This may be regarded as an advanced stage of the stringy mucous secretions.) (b) Still another Variety of this is the formation of false membranes as in croup and diphtheria, with hoarse, metallic cough.
and the formation of casts of the bronchial tubes in fibrinous bronchitis. (c) Yet another characteristic mucous discharge is one of "jelly-like mucus." (d) Indigestion from drinking beer.
loss of appetite. weight in pit of stomach immediately after eating.
flatulence. (e) Among peculiar sensations the "hair sensation" is marked in Kali Bich Kali bi. It occurs chiefly on the back part of the tongue and in the left nostril.
It can hardly be questioned that Chromium is the predominant partner in the action of this salt, but it would be wrong to consider the Kali element as of no account, and it would be still more wrong to disregard the very large proportion of oxygen.
It is as an oxydising agent and disinfectant that K. bi. is chiefly known in general medicine, and it is probably to the oxygen element that the ulcerating properties of the drug are largely due.
One of its effects is "odourless stools," and the oxygen element is probably accountable for this.
Another point in this connection is that the antidotes to poisonous doses of Kali Bich Kali bi. are the same as the antidotes to the acids.
The general resemblance is great, but the minute correspondences are not very striking.
One possible point of correspondence has been pointed out.
Storer (Med. Adv., xxv. 98), cured with Kali Bich Kali bi. a case of asthma in a man who noticed that the attacks were caused by and always followed coitus.
though it has not the "blindness followed by headache, the sight improving as the pain becomes worse" of Kali Bich Kali bi.
Kali Bichromicum is very characteristic and has led me to many cures.
Nash relates a good cure with Kali Bich Kali bi.
A woman had deep punched-out ulcers with regular edges.
One of them had perforated the soft palate and threatened the whole palate.
It had a syphilitic appearance, and the patient had been long under old-school treatment.
There was also a stringy discharge, but not to a great amount.
In three weeks Kali Bich Kali bi. 30 made a cure which proved permanent; the local condition entirely healed and the patient's general state improved correspondingly.
this mixture is incorporated with carbonic acid under the highest pressure, at low temperature, and kept some time before use.
The dose given was from half to two bottles daily (each bottle containing 600 grammes) in five doses, given on a full stomach.
Even in this dilution the mixture was sufficiently disgusting in taste, and to some quite intolerable.
A number of the Kali Bich Kali bi. symptoms were produced, but on the whole very notable and evidently specific curative action was observed.
In strictly homoeopathic practice Kali Bich Kali bi. has been no less successful, as its symptoms correspond to a great variety of the manifestations of that disease, especially keratitis and iritis, ozaena, bone-pains and nodes, sore throat, syphilitic rheumatism and ulcers.
Like Causticum Causticum it has some sycotic symptoms as well, including asthma, early morning agg., gleety discharge, and, according to Farrington, scabs on fingers, often about the nails, and on corona glandis.
J. B. Garrison records the rapid action of Kali Bich Kali bi. in two cases of intermittent fever (H. R., iii. 105), on an indication given him by Martin Deschere.
The latter once took by mistake an overdose of Kali Bich Kali bi., which was followed by vomiting of a large quantity of bright yellow water, tasting very bitter.
Garrison's first case was a labourer, ill a month with fever, pains and paroxysm at 1 p.m. just before Garrison saw him he had vomited "a large quantity of bright yellow water." Kali Bich Kali bi. 1x, one grm. dissolved in a tumbler of water, a teaspoonful every two hours, cured at once.
Case ii. was that of a woman who had been nine months under allopathic treatment, had not been out of the house for two months, and had been told she could not recover.
Among other symptoms was this Vomited much more than she drank in the morning vomited a large bowlful of bright yellow fluid.
The yellowness of Kali Bich Kali bi. secretions and excretions is noteworthy. Kali Bich Kali bi. is particularly suited to fat people; and Goullon (quoted H. R., vi. 267) gives the case of an enormously fat man of "formless colossal body" who complained of chronic accumulation of phlegm.
for which all domestic remedies and mineral waters had been given in vain. Kali Bich Kali bi. 2x was ordered, a few grains in hot water every evening. In two weeks the patient could resume his walks. He felt easy on his chest, the accumulation of phlegm disappeared, his bowels became regular instead of constipated. H. W. Champlin (Med. Adv., xix. 393), cites a case of chronic rheumatism in an old over 70 confirming symptoms of Kali Bich Kali bi. She was restless and sleepless at night, and Rhus Tox Rhus relieved this somewhat, but closer investigation brought out this ($51$) The pains changed rapidly from one place to another, and (2) they occupied small spots that could be covered with the point of a finger. Kali Bich Kali bi. cured rapidly. Kali Bich Kali bi. also causes Rheumatic-like or shooting and pricking pains here and there. In one prover (Drysdale himself) the rheumatic pains were agg., and the gastric pains amel., after eating. There were cramps in various parts.
twitches in hands and feet.
stinging pains all over. Pains in short jerks as if a nerve were suddenly pulled. Sudden pains. Pains appear and disappear suddenly. Diagonal pains.
right mamma and left elbow.
left forearm and right occiput.
right knee and hip, left breast and shoulder.
right axilla, left thigh.
right big toe, left little finger.
right forearm, left elbow.
right foot, ankles, shin, left hip, arm, shoulder.
right big toe and thumb.
wrists and ankles. Shifting pains and sudden pains. "Indolence" is a characteristic of many conditions.
indolent ulcers; indolent inflammation about and of the eyes; slow scrofulous or sycotic ophthalmia, soreness of the canthi, pustules round the eyes, lids adhering and puffed, whites of the eyes yellowish.
The face is bloated and blotched; may be yellowish; acne accompanies headaches and gastric conditions.
The tongue is thick and broad and takes the imprint of the teeth.
The stomach symptoms are very distressing.
Painful vomitings; sour, and mixed with clear mucus; may be bitter from the presence of bile; vomiting caused by every attempt to eat or drink, with distress and burning rawness about the stomach.
Kali Bichromicum corresponds to the vomiting of drunkards, especially in beer-drinkers; also to gastric ulcer.
The abdomen swells up immediately after a full meal.
Food lies like a load as if digestion were suspended.
There is aversion to meat; and longing for beer; and for acid drinks.
It removes the chronic effects of drinking too much malt liquor, especially lager beer.
Some of the workmen found they could not drink coffee as it made them worse, and they were obliged to take to tea instead. (This bears out Hering's dictum that "wine-drinkers should take coffee and beer-drinkers should take tea." Coffee antidotes wine and tea antidotes beer; so as Kali Bich Kali bi. corresponds to beer effects tea will be likely to agree with it better than coffee). Kali Bich Kali bi. causes great prostration, discomfort, debility, and desire to lie down.
The neuralgic attacks sometimes recur every day, at the same hour.
Epilepsy has been cured by it when there was flow of tough, stringy fluid from the mouth in the attacks.
In very weak solutions (about 1 to 2,000) Kali Bich Kali bi. has been used with much success as a local application for ulcers, especially when they are very painful.
Lord and Moore had good success in treating horses for farcy, using the remedy both externally and internally.
In the cough of Kali Bich Kali bi. the stringy, difficult expectoration, and early morning agg. will generally indicate; or a pain from mid-sternum through to back.
But there is also a cough caused by eating.
W. J. Pierce (H. W., xxx. 567) records the case of James S., 40.
For four months past, as soon as he swallowed food (not liquids), a tickling in throat excited a severe cough, which stopped only on vomiting, and was followed by a watery coryza.
Kali Bichromicum was so distressing that for two months he had eaten only two meals a day.
There was pharyngeal catarrh with stringy mucus hanging from naso-pharynx. Kali Bich Kali bi. 1, a tablet every two hours, was given.
He had no more vomiting, and only coughed twice in the next five days, and was soon quite cured. Kali Bich Kali bi. is credited with the cure of a case of Descemetitis with redness of right eye, brightness of the lid and lachrymation. Kali Bich Kali bi. removed the spots and relieved the other symptoms. Kali Bich Kali bi. is especially suited to fair-haired, fat persons, especially fat, chubby children.
fat, sluggish people.
Most of the symptoms appear in the early morning or are agg. then 2 a.m. heat in pit of stomach; awakes with oppressed breathing with a start. 2 to 3 a.m. croup; early morning cough; morning diarrhoea; 9 a.m. pain in head begins; goes off in afternoon.
Shooting from root of nose to external angle of eye begins morning, increases to noon, and ceases towards evening (sun-headache).
Affections of autumn and spring.
Complaints of hot weather are particularly likely to want Kali Bich Kali bi., but at the same time there is "great liability to take cold in open air"; and "moderately cold air is felt very unpleasantly." Eruptions begin in warm weather (opp. Rhus Tox Rhus).
Open air amel. symptoms generally, especially vertigo; but agg. gastric complaints and chilliness.
Uncovering agg.; wrapping up amel.
Warmth amel. cough; undressing agg. cough.
Cold weather amel. itching of eruption. agg.
By eating; eating = cough weight in stomach.
Touch agg. most symptoms; but pressure amel.
But pressure = pains to shoot along sciatic nerve.
Moving the affected part amel. the pain.
Most symptoms are agg. at rest and amel. by motion.
Stooping agg.; sitting agg.
Potassic dicromate. Drysdale. K2 Cr2 O7
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Membranous croup. diphtheritic croup.
invading larynx, trachea and even the bronchi.
voice hoarse, uncertain, cough hoarse, metallic.
deglutition painful, tonsils red, swollen.
covered with false membrane difficult to detach, with expectoration of tough, stringy mucus.
coughs up casts of elastic fibrinous nature.
loud mucous rales. wheezing.
chubby, light-haired children.
Kali Bichromicum is recognized by most physicians by the copious ropy mucous discharges from all mucous membranes, but it is also a most important remedy in rheumatic affections of the joints with swelling, heat and redness, whenever these conditions wander around from joint to joint.
The bones all over the body feel bruised, and caries is reckoned among its symptoms. A marked feature of Kali Bichromicum is the alternation between catarrhal symptoms and rheumatic pains. Exudations from mucous membranes, somewhat like croup, are found in the larynx, trachea and in the rectum. it is not surprising, therefore, that it has proved a very effective remedy in diphtheria. It emaciates, like the rest of the Kali salts. We have running through it the cachectic conditions, or malignant diseases with ulceration.
and especially is it indicated when the ulceration period is present.
Ulceration is a striking feature of Kali Bichromicum. Kali Bichromicum's ulcers are deep.
are said to be as if punched out and are very red. Gouty conditions are as common in Kali Bichromicum as in the other Kalis It is especially like Causticum Causticum with its cracking in the joints. Syphilitic conditions have been cured in the most advanced stages. It has the sharp stitching pains like Kali Carb Kali carb, it has one feature quite its own very severe pain in small spots that could be covered by the end of the thumb.
Pains It has wandering pains from place to place, and wandering rheumatism in from joint to joint. There are pains in all parts. Pains are sometimes very violent; sometimes shooting; sometimes stitching stinging; again aching. Burning is a very marked symptom of the remedy. The pains appear rapidly and disappear suddenly.
Cold and warm The patient is sensitive to cold. There is a lack of vital heat. In fact, he wants to be wrapped up and covered warmly, and many of his complaints are much better when he is perfectly warm in bed. All the pains and his cough are relieved from the warmth of the bed, and yet there are other complaints, like rheumatic conditions, that come on in hot weather.
The cough is better in warm weather and worse in winter. Catarrhal conditions of the larynx and trachea are worse in winter, especially in the cold, damp weather, like Calc Carb Calc. Phosphorus phos when the snow melts. Sensitive to cold winds. Causticum Causticum, it ill be remembered, is sensitive to cold, dry winds.
The Kalis generally are sensitive to cold, dry weather, but Kali Bich Kali bichromicum throat troubles are continuous in the winter and during cold, damp weather, and are worse in cold, damp winds. It is a most useful remedy in septic and zymotic fevers.
Many of its symptoms are aggravated about 2 or 3 A.M., like Kali Carb Kali carb Most of the symptom are worse in the morning yet some come on in the night. A marked feature of Kali. bichromicum is a feeling of great weakness and weariness. When the pain has passed off, if in the limbs, the limbs are felt very weary. Great prostration and cold sweat.
It has neuralgia every day at the same hour, showing its periodicity. Like the rest of the Kalis it has cured epilepsy. Ropy saliva and mucous discharges from the mouth during the convulsion has led to its use in epilepsy. The symptoms generally, especially the pains, are worse from motion, except the sciatic and some of the pains in the lower limbs, which are better from motion. The patient pulsates all over the body.
There are very few mental symptoms owing to the fact that the remedy has been proved only in crude form. It needs to be proved in potencies to bring out the mental symptoms.
Pains over the eyes and in the forehead. It is very useful when the headaches are with retching and vomiting.
when the pain is confined to a very small spot that could be covered with the thumb and is violent.
when the headaches come periodically and with dizziness. Headaches are somewhat ameliorated in open air if it is not too cold. It has cured eczema of the scalp with thick, heavy crusts from which ooze a yellow, thick, gluey substance.
Croupous inflammation of the eyes. Burning and itching in the eyes. Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the eyes with copious flow of thick mucus. Margins of the lids are red and swollen. It has cured polypus on the conjunctiva, swelling of the lids and stringy mucus.
Nasal passages The symptoms of the nasal passages are very numerous. The most prominent are the catarrhal symptoms. It has catarrhal symptoms both acute and chronic, with copious, thick, viscid, yellow or white mucus. Foetid odor from the nose.
Troubled much with a sensation of dryness in the nose. Loss of smell, and the nose is obstructed nights with thick yellow mucus, too viscid to be blown out. Accompanying this catarrhal condition there is a hard pain at the root of the nose.
Ulcers form all over the nasal mucous membrane. There are ulcers, crusts, mucous plugs; must blow the nose constantly without success, but finally blows out large green crusts or scabs from high up in the nose. Sometimes they are drawn into the posterior nares.
There is burning and pulsating in the nasal cavities. When the nasal cavity is in this state of ulceration and catarrh there is shooting pain from the root of the nose to the external angle of the eye through the whole forenoon. Extreme soreness inside of the nose.
Expired air feels hot and causes a sensation of burning. He has snuffles and increased catarrhal conditions in damp weather. There are also burning. excoriating, watery discharges from the nose, as in acute catarrhal conditions. Coryza is fluent, excoriating, with loss of smell. With the chronic condition there comes perforation of the septum and pressing pains of the frontal sinus.
A very strange condition then is observed. Scabs form upon the nasal septum.
when these are removed there comes photophobia, then dimness of vision, followed by hard frontal headache. The septum is sometimes destroyed by ulceration. Much thick blood is blown out of the nose. Now, it has cured these conditions when they were syphilitic. It has cured nasal polypus. It has cured lupus of the nose.
even when syphilitic, it is a useful remedy. Ulcers deep as if punched out.
with stinging pains.
There is great dryness of the mouth; ropy saliva and mucus ulcers anywhere in the mouth; aphthous patches; ulcers of the roof of the mouth; even when these are syphilitic it is a most useful remedy; deep punched out ulcers.
The throat symptoms are very numerous. I will only mention a few of the most characteristic ones. Inflammation of the throat in general, involving all the tissues in it, extending up into the nose, and down into the larynx, even with a high degree of ulceration with copious, ropy mucus.
It has cured diphtheria exudation in the throat when it is confined to the throat, and also when it has extended to the larynx. A marked feature of the Kali Bich Kali bichromicum throat is its oedematous uvula This symptom, is also found in Apis Mel Apis,Kali Iodatum Kali i., Lachesis Lach., Muriaticum Acidum Mur. ac., Nitric Acid Nit ac., Phosphorus Phos., Sulphuricum Acidum Sulph. ac;., and Tab.
Deep ulcers in the throat and ulcers on the tonsils. Ulceration so extensive that it has destroyed the whole soft palate. Inflammation of the tonsils when they are swollen and very red, when the neck is swollen.
inflammation of the tonsils with suppuration. In this sore throat there is quite commonly a shooting pain extending to the ears.
The stomach symptoms are also very numerous. There is aversion to meat and strange to say, he craves beer, which makes him sick, brings on diarrhoea. Food lies like a load in the stomach.
digestion seems suspended.
there is a pressure as of a load after eating and much foods eructations. Nausea comes on very suddenly, sometimes while eating, soon after eating.
vomits all food and it is sour as if it had turned sour very rapidly.
so that there is vomiting of sour, undigested food, bile, bitter mucus, blood, yellow mucus and ropy mucus.
It is a very useful remedy in nausea and vomiting of drunkards and beer drinkers. When a beer drinker has arrived at a point where he can no longer tolerate his beer but it makes him sick, Kali Bich Kali bichromicum is a useful remedy. In the stomach there is also soreness and coldness. It is a very useful remedy in ulceration of the stomach.
In other words, it palliates him. There are some pains in the stomach that are ameliorated by eating.
nausea sometimes is ameliorated, but such is the exception. He has a faintness in the stomach which drives him to eat often. Chronic catarrh of the, stomach is a strong feature and perhaps is a condition that is generally present with Kali Bich Kali bichromicum patients.
Liver There is pain in the liver, hard contracting pain extending to the shoulder, resembling Crot h Pain in the liver from motion. Dull, aching pain in the liver. It is a useful remedy in liver conditions associated with gall stones. It corrects the action of the liver so that healthy bile is formed and the gall stones are dissolved. Stitching pain in the liver, and also in the spleen, on motion.
Frequently there are clay colored stools. Again there are bloody stools, as in dysentery. It has both diarrhoea and dysentery after rheumatism has disappeared. It seems rheumatic conditions are inclined to alternate with diarrheic conditions. In hot weather it has diarrhoea and dysentery.
in winter it has chest troubles and catarrh of the air passages.
There is pain in the abdomen before the stool much pain during the stool, cramping and tenesmus. After stool it has tenesmus like Merc Viv Merc It has constipation with hard, knotty stool, followed by severe burning in the parts. Burning in the anus after stool. Prolapsus of the rectum. After dry hard stool there is burning in the rectum. Patient suffers from a sensation of a large plug in the rectum and there is great soreness in the anus. He suffers much from hemorrhoids which protrude after stool and are very painful.
In the male the sexual desire is generally absent. There is a strong constricting or contracting pain in the end of the penis and much itching of the pubes. Deep punched, out chancres, very hard. Stitching in the prostate gland when walking. Ropy, viscid, mucous discharge from the urethra.
As there is much relaxation in the remedy during hot weather, it especially affects the woman. She suffers from prolapsus in the summer time, during hot weather.
It is a very useful remedy in the woman for subinvolution. In the menstrual flow there are often membranes that cause her to suffer. The menstrual flow is too soon, excoriates the parts, causes the labia to swell and itch. Like the catarrhal conditions of other mucous membranes, there is leucorrhoea that is yellow and ropy.
It has been a most useful remedy in the vomiting of pregnancy when the other symptoms agree and also where the milk becomes stringy.
There are numerous symptoms connected with the larynx and as is usual copious, thick, ropy mucus. Chronic hoarseness, rough voice, dry cough, swollen feeling in the larynx and sensation as if there was a rag in the larynx. Catarrh of the larynx, croup, cough when breathing, membranous croup, diphtheria, burning, smarting and rawness of the larynx, rattling in the trachea.
Now these symptoms come in the cold, damp weather, in the winter. They are associated with much coughing and uneasiness. Sometimes these symptoms are entirely relieved and he is comfortable in a warm bed at night; and he is worse always in cold weather; they come on when the cold weather comes in the fall and last all winter.
Quite a characteristic pain in the chest is the pain from the sternum to the back, associated with catarrhal conditions and with cough. Cough is caused from tickling in the larynx and at the bifurcation; dry, frequent, hard cough; great soreness in the chest when coughing and breathing deep.
The irritation and the cough is increased very much exposure to cold air. The cough is also a choking cough at times; sometimes a hoarse cough. It is sometimes much like whooping cough, spasmodic and constrictive.
The expectoration connected with the chest cough is ropy, yellow, or yellowish green, sometimes bloody; sometimes expectorates quantities of clotted blood. There is much rattling in the chest, catarrhal conditions in the winter, last all winter, with rattling catarrhal conditions in old people, rattling in the chest.
It is a most useful remedy in phthisis and hemorrhages from the lungs and cavities in the lungs. There is a cold sensation in the chest which is generally felt in the region of the heart. There is a pressure inthe chest after eating also near the heart or supposed to be about the heart and there is palpitation.
It has cured and been a very useful remedy in hypertrophy of the heart with palpitation. In all parts of the body there is chilliness, in the back, especially in the back of the neck. Stabbing pains in the neck and in the dorsal region. Sharp pains in the region of the kidneys. Dull ache in the back. Many of the symptoms in the back are of a rheumatic character and wander from place to place. The rheumatic pains are worse stooping, and, like other pains, worse from motion.
Pains An exception to this is in the sacrum where there is an aching pain at night when lying and is better in the day time on motion. There is pain in the sacrum on straightening up from sitting. Pain in the coccyx from rising after sitting; pain in the coccyx on first sitting down and in the act of sitting down.
The limbs are stiff in the morning on rising and the pains wander about, especially in the joints. Rheumatic pains that wander about. Pains in the limbs are worse from cold and worse from motion. They are better from heat and better in rest. Periodical pains, coming at regular times. The bones feel sore to the touch or on deep pressure.
There is cracking in the joints. Rheumatic pains are very common in the shoulders.
lameness. there is burning in the forearms.
rheumatic pains in the elbows.
weak feeling in the hands and fingers with much clumsiness.
spasmodic contraction of the fingers. Bones. in the hands and fingers feel bruised and very tender to hard pressure. Rheumatic pains of the fingers are very common to Kali Bichromicum. In the lower limbs we have marked rheumatic pains through to hips and knees, worse walking and on motion.
Then comes the exception pains in the sciatic nerves very, severe, worse in hot weather; these are better in motion, better in the warmth of the bed, worse from changes in the weather and better on flexing the leg. Drawing pains in the tibia are very common. It has cured ulcers on the legs, deep as if punched out.
Burning on the ankles, soreness of the heels. It has cured ulcers on the heels.
The sleep is most restless. Starting in sleep and turning and tossing. Kali Bichromicum's chest symptoms are worse on walking.
Upon the skin we have pustules, boils, eczema, blisters, herpes, shingles, ulcers on the skin, tubercles, suppurating tubercles and eruptions that are syphilitic in character.
It has violent headaches and its headaches are mostly associated with catarrhal conditions. A Kali Bich Kali bichromicum patient always suffers more or less from catarrh of the nose, and if he is exposed to cold weather the catarrhal condition will turn to dryness.
then will come on violent headache.
also headaches during coryza.
aches during coryza when the discharge of the coryza slacks up a little. Headaches often begin with dim vision. Pains are violent. Headaches are better from warmth, especially warm drink.
better from pressure. worse from stooping.
worse from motion and walking.
worse at night and still much worse in the morning. Pain is pulsating, shooting and burning. Headaches come on with vertigo. Headaches are often one-sided. It has been a very useful remedy in syphilitic head pains.
Daylight brings on photophobia, There are sparks before the eyes.
dim vision before the headache, as mentioned above. Rheumatic conditions affecting the eyes, hence it is said rheumatic affections of the eyes. Granular lids. Ulceration of the cornea. The ulcer is deep with pulsation in it. The eyes are much inflamed and red. The lids are red and swollen. Eyes and lids are injected.
with pain in the sternum through to the back. Cough with stitching pain in the chest. Loud, hard cough. When he wakes up in the morning he begins this hard coughing. He is often ameliorated by lying down and is ameliorated by the warm bed.
is worse undressing, from exposure to the air, worse after eating, aggravated by taking a deep breath, ameliorated by getting warm in bed.
ig The following symptoms have recently been cured by Kali Bich Kali-bi They are found under Kali Bich Kali-bi in Allen's Encyclopaedia, of Pure Materia Medica, page 237. Weakness of digestion, so that the stomach was disordered by any but the mildest food (chrome washers). Incarceration of flatulence in stomach and whole lower portion of abdomen. (Zlatarovich). Great feebleness of stomach in the morning. (Lackner). Feeling of emptiness in the stomach, though want of appetite at dinner. (Marenzetler). Feeling a sinking in the stomach before breakfast. (Dr. R. Dudgeon). The patient wakes in the night with great uneasiness in the stomach, and soreness and tenderness in a small spot to the left of the xiphoid appendix, which is very similar to symptoms in Drysdale's proving. Sudden violent pain in the stomach, in its anterior surface, a burning constrictive pain. (Zlatarovich). The same patient complains of repletion after a mouthful of food, and he had taken Lycopodium Lycopodium without benefit. There was also cutting as with knives, and he was unable to digest potatoes or any starchy food. There were no catarrhal symptoms of nose or chest, and no thick, ropy, mucous discharges, therefore Kali Bich Kali-bi was neglected. The stomach symptoms alone guided to as use as he had no other symptoms of importance. The relief is marked, and I think permanent. It will be seen that I have made use of the language of the prover mostly, as it so perfectly describes the symptoms of the patients. In looking over the proving, the patient underscored such symptoms as he had suffered from, and the remedy was furnished on these symptoms, which really lends value to the provings. Especially are these provings the more beautiful, as they are by several provers.
Affections of the mucous membranes with discharge of tough, stringy, adherent mucus, which can be drawn out into long strings.
Formation of jelly-like mucus on mucous membranes.
Round deep ulcers, as if cut out with a punch.
Diphtheritic membranes on mucous surfaces.
Migratory pains, which appear and disappear suddenly.
Pains appear in small spots, which can be covered by a Argentum Metallicum silver dollar or the point of the finger, especially in the sick headache, which is preceded by blindness.
Yellow coating at base of the tongue; or dry, smooth, glazed, cracked tongue.
Rheumatism alternating with dysentery or diarrhoea.
Gastric complaints; bad effects of beer; loss of appetite; weight in pit of stomach; flatulence.
Nose; pressing pain in root of nose; discharge of "clinkers", plugs.
"Affections of any mucous membrane with discharges of tough, stringy, adherent mucus, which can be drawn out into long strings." No remedy has this more prominently than this one. Hydrastis Canadensis Hydrastis comes near to it, and Lyssin (Hydrophobinum) Lyssin may approach it when from the mouth or throat; also Iris Versicolor Iris versicolor.
But Kali Bich Kali bich. produces and cures this kind of discharge from nose, mouth, fauces, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, vagina and uterus.
And the action of the drug does not stop here but goes on to the formation of tough membrane, on the same surfaces. Again it causes and cures ulcerations of the mucous membranes. These ulcers are peculiar, "deep as if cut with a punch, edges regular." I remember one case of years ago in which such ulcers appeared in the throat of a woman. One had eaten up through the soft palate into the posterior nares, and the whole palate looked as though it would be destroyed by the ulcerative process if not speedily checked. The case had a syphilitic look to me and had been under the treatment of two old school physicians for a long time. I gave Kali Bich Kali bich. 30th, and to say that I was astonished at the effect (for it was in my early practice) is putting it mildly, for the ulcers healed so rapidly, and her general condition, which was very bad, correspondingly improved, that it three weeks from that time she was well to all appearance and never had any return of the trouble afterwards, or for years, at least as long as I knew her. I forgot to state that she also had the stringy discharge, though not so profuse as I have often seen in other cases.
I once cured a dog that had a sore mouth and throat, from which the saliva hung in strings, and dragged on the ground as he staggered along. People who saw him said he was mad, but I think not, as he did not snap or bite or have suffocating spasms.
Kali Bich Kali bichromicum is one of our sheet anchors in the treatment of disease of the mucous membrane of the nose. Not only in inflammations of an acute character, which are attended with stringy discharges, but also of a chronic kind known as "chronic catarrh." In these cases the patient often complains of much pressure at the root of the nose (Sticta Pulmonaria Sticta pulm.), and especially if an habitual discharge becomes suddenly suppressed. Slugs and clinkers form in the nose, which form again and again after removal. Sometimes there discharge tough green masses or hard plugs. This process of chronic inflammation may go on from bad to worse, until ulceration sets in to such an extent that the whole septum may ulcerate away. I have known a case in which the apparently "punched out" ulcers ate a hole right through the septum. This may be syphilitic or not. If in syphilitic cases the destructive process should attack the bones, Kali Bich Kali bich. may still be of use, thigh I should expect to be obliged to resort to Aurum met. or some more deeply acting remedy.
I have likewise found in those troublesome cases of chronic post-nasal catarrh, where the dropping back into the throat is stringy, or those crusty or pluggy formations occur, this to be a good remedy, and it has gained me some fast friends.
In its formation of membranes in the throat it is as positive as any other remedy, and when the membrane extends downward into the larynx, causing membranous croup, I believe no remedy excels it. I have with it cured many cases of diphtheritic croup, and of late years never give it below the 30th Potency, because abundant experience has convinced me that it does better than the low triturations.
Kali Bich Kali bichromicum has been of use in the treatment of stomach troubles. The vomiting is often of the ropy character, and here also, as in nose, mouth and throat, we may have formed "round ulcers" But short of actual ulceration we have a form of dyspepsia, in which Kali Bichromicum is very useful. It is often found in drunkards, especially beer drunkards. There is great weight in the stomach, fullness, a distress immediately after eating (like Nux Moschata Nux moschata), but not like Nux Vomica Nux vomica, which comes on two or three hours after, nor like Anacardium Occidentale Anacardium, which also comes on two or three hours after eating, and then the pain continues until he eats again, which relieves.
There are two appearances of the tongue which may be present in conjunction with these stomach troubles; one is a yellow coating at the base (Mercurius prot. and Natrum Phosphoricum Natrum phos.), the other a dry smooth glazed or red cracked tongue. This latter tongue is found more often in connection with dysentery in which Kali Bich Kali bich. has sometimes done good service.
There is one kind of discharge which comes from mucous membranes of which I have not yet written, "jelly-like mucus." (Aloe Socotrina Aloe socotrina). It may come from nose, posterior nares, vagina or anus. This is especially found in dysentery where the stools have by some other remedy changed from an appearance "like scrapings" to the jelly-like form. Of course leucorrhoeas of both the ropy and jelly-like variety come under Kali Bichromicum and many fine cures have resulted from its use. It is no less so in affections of the respiratory organs, in coughs, croup, bronchitis, asthma, and even in consumption. The chromic acid element in this combination of Kali seems responsible for the ropy mucus, as no other Kali has it in any such degree.
There are a few more points about Kali Bichromicum that ought not to be omitted. The pains are peculiar. They appear in small spots, which can be covered with the point of a finger. This is markedly so with the pains in the head. In sick headache often so. Farrington says "There are quite a number of remedies having blind headache, but Kali Bich Kali bichromicum is the best of them." The blindness comes on before the headache; then, as the headache begins, the blindness disappears. (See Iris Versicolor Iris versicolor and Nat Mur Natrum mur.) Then the pain settles in a small spot, and is very intense. Again, the pains of Kali Bich Kali bichromicum appear and disappear suddenly. This is like Belladonna Belladonna. Then, again, they fly from one place to another like Pulsatilla Pulsatilla. There are five remedies having markedly wandering or erratic pains, viz. Kali Bich Kali bichromicum, Kali Sulphuricum Kali sulphuricum, Pulsatilla Pulsatilla, Lac Caninum Lac caninum and Manganum Aceticum Manganum aceticum. Kali Bich Kali bichromicum does not stay as long in a place as Pulsatilla Pulsatilla does, nor is there so much disposition to swell. Kali Sulphuricum Kali sulphuricum is most like Pulsatilla Pulsatilla in all its symptoms (see Boericke & Dewey's Twelve Tissue Remedies). The Manganum Metallicum Manganum pains shift crosswise from joint to joint, while Lac Caninum Lac caninum alternates sides, being worse on one side one day and on the other the next, etc. Then, again, Kali Bich Kali bichromicum alternates symptoms.
Kali Bich Kali bichromicum is particularly adapted to fat, light-haired persons, or children disposed to catarrhal, croupy, scrofulous or syphilitic affections. Dr. Drysdale deserves much credit for what he has done for the profession by introducing this truly great remedy.
MUCOUS MEMBRANES Air passages NOSE
Pharynx Stomach Duodenum
Root of nose, tongue, or penis, etc
he seemed fairly filled up with it, especially in the morning