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Mezereum - Chest symptoms - T.F. Allen

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HPUS indication of Mezereum: Itching

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



The exhalation from the lungs is offensive, like bad cheese,

A contraction of the diaphragm beneath the ribs, at times,

The chest feels affected and weak, especially the left side of the forepart, whence the bloody expectoration usually seems to come (it only occurs from special cause, from drugs, taking cold, etc.); this is located in the region of the fourth and fifth ribs, about four inches from the sternum (fifth day),

Anxiety in the chest,

Pain in the chest when coughing anything loose (ninth day),

Pain in the middle of the chest, extending up to the throat, on holding the head up (seventh day),

Pains in the pectoral and dorsal muscles of the right side, in the evening,

Tightness of the chest, better while standing, often intolerable while sitting, relieved by becoming erect, better toward evening, worse again after supper (first day),

On inspiration, a sensation as if the chest and trachea were too tight, not aggravated by running or going up stairs,

On deep inspiration, a feeling as if was too tight in the region of the third and fourth ribs,

Tensive pains across the thorax, with dry cough day and night, emaciation and loss of strength,

Tension in the pectoral muscles, on stretching out the arms,

Sensation as if the chest were constricted (second day),

Cramplike constrictive pain across the lower pectoral muscles, lower portion of the back, and upper arms, while walking in the open air,

Pressive constrictive pain in the back part of the chest on becoming erect, very much aggravated by deep inspiration, and then extending through the whole lower portion of the chest; on bending forward, the pain is scarcely noticed, but appears like a kind of rheumatism on moving the arms, while bending far backward,

Tensive pressure in various parts of the chest,

Pain in the chest on stooping; a pressive pain in the middle of the chest (tenth day),

Pressive pain within the chest, a dull pressure in a small spot, at first towards the right, then towards the left side,

Oppression of the chest (second day), ; with palpitation,

Chest feels oppressed and constricted (second day),

Sticking pain in the chest, shooting to the right side after coughing (seventh day),

Sticking bone-pain in the clavicle,

Violent sticking in the pectoral muscles on inspiration, while sitting, and also in the left side, beneath the short ribs, near the spine,

Fine sticking pain in the chest,

A stitch deep in the chest on laughing,

Violent stitches in the chest,

Acute tearing pain in the right clavicle and neighboring parts of the neck (second day),

Sore feeling in the chest (seventh day),


Sore burning on the bone of the sternum, in a small spot on the right side, near the pit of the stomach,

A pressive burning behind the ensiform cartilage, recurring at intervals,

Constricting and contracting pains transversely across the forepart of the chest, not very deeply seated, accompanied by and alternating with the same sensation across the back, in the region of the scapulae (soon after cutting the bark),

A cramplike pressure in a small spot on both sides of the sternum, while sitting, disappearing on walking,

Pressive pain in the forepart of the left chest, in the region of the fourth rib, in the evening (first day),

Sharp pain in a small spot in the anterior wall of the chest and region of the heart (second day),

Tearing pain transversely across the forepart of the chest (after a few hours),


Pain in the sides of the chest on deep inspiration, as if the lungs were adherent and could not be freely distended,

Jerking twitching in the right side of the chest, by the lower ribs, afterwards below, on the lower portion of the right scapula, in the evening (fourth day),

Pressive pain in the left side of the chest,

Sticking in the right side of the thorax,

Stitches in the left side of the chest, blow the clavicle, at rhythmical intervals, extending deep into the chest; soon followed by a dull aching, aggravated by every inspiration, and recurring several days, (third day),

Dull stitch in the left side of the chest, back of the heart, apparently in the lung (first day),

Jerking in the left side of the chest, transient and painful like electric shocks,


Sudden burning pain between the mammae,

Pressure in the region of the left nipple,

Constant stitches beneath the left breast (second day),

A sudden acute stitch from within outward in the right mamma,

Around armpit

Sticking beneath the right axilla, between the ribs,


Unusual warmth of the hands, with coldness of the feet and legs as far as the knees, and accelerated pulse (third day),


The chest feels very tight on stooping and while sitting; he is obliged to loosen the clothes; respiration slow and short, .

Oppression in the chest, as from the heart, with long deep respiration (first day),

Oppression and anxiety in the chest, especially about the heart, with very deep and frequent respiration (second day),

Sticking pains in the chest, commencing beneath the left breast and shooting through the breast out between the shoulders, occurring on or aggravated by inspiration and making respiration difficult (fifth day),

Stitches in the chest on respiration (second day),

Violent intermitting stitches in the chest, more toward the right side, that scarcely permit breathing,

Rawness and scraping in the chest and throat, on coughing and breathing, it seems as though something would be loosened, but it is not; constant inclination to cough (sixth day),

Fine sticking pain in the right side of the chest, mostly on breathing (after nine days),

Violent sticking pain in the right side of the region of the last ribs, especially on deep breathing, so that she held the hand over the spot for a long time,

A dull stitch beneath the praecordial region on deep breathing,

A kind of whistling in the nose on inspiration (immediately),

Respiration slow (after six days),

Inclination to take a deep breath (second day),

Respiration full, not free, not so easy as usual,

Respiration short, difficult,

Great irritation, and it was difficult to carry on respiration,

Slow difficult respiration, with anxiety; is unable to inspire sufficient air, and thinks he must suffocate,

Tightness of breath because the chest seems to be constricted from both sides,

While talking, he easily loses his breath in the middle of his speech, and is obliged to begin again,

While washing his hands, he filled his mouth with water and stooped forward; he then lost his breath, so that he was obliged to let the water run out of his mouth,

Dyspnoea, for several hours,

Paroxysmal dyspnoea, as if something heavy were lying upon the chest,

Larynx and Trachea.

The larynx seems too tight, on deep inspiration he hears and feels the air pass through the larynx; in general, he is conscious that "he has a larynx,"

In the larynx, a tickling as if with a feather, which causes coughing,

Inflammation of the trachea, with violent burning pain between the hyoid bone and thyroid cartilage, somewhat relieved by eating (sixth to night day),

Pain in the trachea were closed while breathing (second day),


Voice altered, trembling,

Voice rough, husky (soon),

Hoarseness (fifth day), ; (eighth day),

Hoarseness as far down as the pit of the throat,

Hoarseness, with cough and rawness in the chest (seventh day),

Cough and Expectoration.

Nightly cough, especially after midnight,

Sleep frequently interrupted by cough and colic (seventh day),

When he has eaten anything, he must cough until he vomits,

Cough after walking (fifth day),

Cough, with retching and scratching, or scraping in the pit of the throat, as if something sweet lay there which could not be coughed up,

Moderate cough, between 6 and 7 A.M., at no other time,

Violent uninterrupted cough for some hours, causing vomiting (after one hour),

Dry cough,

Dry cough day and night, with emaciation and loss of strength, and tensive pains across the thorax,

Dry cough, with retching amounting to vomiting, in the afternoon and towards evening,

Dry cough, with scraping in the lower portion of the sternum, and sticking in the right frontal eminence,

Cough caused by an irritation low down in the chest, and which does not abate until vomiting and discharge of water saliva results,

Violent inclination to cough, in the evening in bed, and in the morning, lower down in the trachea than can be reached by the cough; hence its violence and the impossibility to loosen anything by coughing,

Much dry cough, at night,

Frequent short dry cough, caused by tickling in the larynx, both day and night; on one day the cough was especially distressing, during which the symptoms of the limbs were less noticed,

Constant inclination to cough, preceded prattling in the chest on breathing, and a sore pain on coughing anything loose (tenth day),

Cough, at first day, with a feeling of soreness beneath the sternum, and a distressing headache; subsequently, profuse expectoration of mucus,

Much expectoration of mucus (first day),

Some streaks of blood in the expectoration, in the morning (second day),

Expectoration somewhat bloody, in the morning (fourth day),

Bloody expectoration, in the afternoon and night, with moderate cough and restless sleep, with heavy frightful dreams,

Heart and pulse


Cramps about the heart,

Dull sticking pains in the praecordial region, apparently in the intercostal muscles, with acute stitches when coughing and sneezing, most troublesome and most noticed in the evening on falling asleep, and in the morning after waking, lasting twelve to fourteen days (after two days),

Heart's Action.

Acceleration of the heart's action (seventeenth day),

Irregular beating of the heart, afterwards repeated at night, on waking, while lying on the back,


Pulse somewhat accelerated, in the forenoon (second day),

Unusually accelerated pulse, 90, in the evening (first day),

Pulse accelerated by 20 beats, towards evening, with increased warmth of the body and general excitement,

Pulse more rapid after eating, and a feeling as if the heart were beating near the stomach on the left side, twitching of the eyelids, unusually distinct vision, with a sensation as if he were looking through concave glasses, and a kind of swimming before the eyes,

Pulse frequent, irregular, hard, and cordlike,

Feverish pulse,

Pulse rather slow (third day),

Pulse intermittent, full, tense, hard,

Pulse 44, very compressible, and occasionally intermitting (after six hours),

Pulse somewhat harder than usual, not accelerated,

Pulse hard, though not accelerated (fifth day),

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