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Phosphoricum Acidum - Mouth symptoms - Hahnemann

Phosphoric Acid, Phos acid, Acid Phos, Phos ac, Phos-ac, Phosph-ac, Phos. ac, Acidum phosphoricum, Ph-ac.

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HPUS indication of Phosphoricum Acidum: Headache

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



The lower jaw is painful in front near the ear, as if it was being torn from its articulation, more severe when chewing.

Pain, like a broad pressive stitch, on touching the gland below the left angle of the lower jaw, attended with internal sore throat.

Dull pressive drawing pain on the right angle of the lower jaw.

Pain in the mouth, as if it was sore and raw, when not swallowing.

Slimy, oily and thirsty in the mouth, in the morning.

Burning, posteriorly on the velum palati, as if it was inflamed and sore.

Painful soreness on the velum palati, and rawness in the throat, especially on expiring.

Sensation of swelling and soreness on the posterior nares.

The throat is painful on deglutition, in the region of the thyroid cartilage.

The throat aches as if raw; she had to retch, and it was painful in talking and in swallowing.

Sensation of soreness in the throat, in deglutition.

Sensation of erosion in the throat, when not swallowing.

Scraping in the throat, when swallowing bread.

Shooting in the throat, when swallowing food.

Sore throat on the left side, like an ulcer, throbbing, tensive and as if dry, when not swallowing; talking is troublesome, and in swallowing, there is a scrapy sore pain, extending into the ears, where there is also a scrapy shooting pain.

Inflammation of the throat, with a vesicle with smarting pain.


In the lower lip, a violent burning pain, continuing when moving it.

Burning pain on the left side of the lower lip.

Dull shooting and crawling on a point in the red part of the lip.

The lower lip is cracked open in the middle.

An oblique tear, like a cut, on the right side of the upper lip, with sore pain, especially on moving the lip, for several days.

Burning painful pimples on the red of both lips.

Ulcerative, depressed spots on the red of both lips, with tensive smarting even per se; a dark-colored skin in formed there, which is easily rubbed off in washing it, when they bleed, and when they are touched exhibit a sore pain and smart.

Eruption on the margin of the lower lip, near the corner of the mouth.

Yellowish-brown, crusty, purulent eruption on the lower lip, toward the corner of the mouth, without pain, for six days.

Gums and teeth

Toothache, a severe pain in a hollow tooth, when anything gets into it during eating, it goes off when this is removed.

Pain of the wisdom-tooth.

Jerking tearing in the right upper molars, not affected by chewing.

Tearing in the teeth, extending into the head, as if the tooth was forced asunder, and pressed out; aggravated by the warmth of the bed, as well as by everything hot or cold.

Boring, shooting toothache, terminating in a swelling of the cheek.

Sensation of coldness (painful in the morning) in the roots, especially of the molars, when he masticates anything; it goes off when eating.

Grumbling in a hollow tooth, like a grumbling burning.

Burning pain in the anterior teeth, at night.

Dulness of the teeth, as from a corroding acid.

Profuse bleeding from a hollow tooth.

The inner side of the gums is swollen and painful during eating and when touched.

Sore pain of the whole of the gums when touched, with bleeding on rubbing them.

Bleeding of the gums at the slightest touch.


Great dryness of the mouth, in the afternoon; with much insipid, sticky, soapy mucus, which he often spits out.

Much sourish saliva in the mouth.

Pressive stitch in the throat, as long as he swallows saliva.


The tongue is quite dry (aft. 24 h.).

Shooting in the tip of the tongue.

Itching shooting on the tip of the tongue.

Shooting pain in the right side of the tongue.

Itching on the tongue for several days.

Burning on the tongue (at once.).

Burning on several points of the tongue, as from a corrosive substance.

Swelling of the tongue, with pain on talking.


Much frothing saliva in the mouth, of harsh taste (aft. 2 h.).

Taste putrid, disagreeable.

Constant sourish taste in the mouth.

Putrid, vapory taste in the mouth.

Taste as of herbs, in the morning, also during breakfast.

Long after-taste of the bread eaten, with some scraping in the throat.

Taste of the food, especially of bread long after eating it, in the morning.

Aversion to rye-bread, even to looking at it, and especially to its sourish smell, also when eating it; it almost makes him vomit.

Bread tastes as bitter as bile, while the taste is otherwise normal.


Sensation of dryness on the tongue, and on the palate, without thirst.

The palate is dry, without thirst.

He could not swallow well; he felt as if there was an obstruction behind the palate.

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