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Phosphorus - Face symptoms - T.F. Allen

Phosphurus, Phosphorous, Phosphor, Phosphur, Phosph, Phos.

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HPUS indication of Phosphorus: Hoarseness
Common symptoms: Hoarseness, Apprehension, Bruises, Burns, Fear.

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




Hippocratic face,

His features had a sort of fixity, which impressed upon his physiognomy a singular air of sadness, languor, and wandering of mind (seventh day),

Countenance fixed and anxious,

Expression, when aroused, that of profound bewilderment (sixth day); the expression of bewilderment and confusion which came over his face was frequently painful to behold (tenth and eleventh days),

Sleepy expression, with complete consciousness (tenth day),

Countenance peritonitic,

Face pinched (eighth day),

Features contracted and the countenance had an air of stupidity (fourth day),

Face sunken, earthy; eyes deepseated, hollow, surrounded by blue rings (after six, and seven hours),

Falling in of the features (fourth day),

Expression of general weakness,

Countenance expressive of pain (fifth day),

Pale, sickly expression, in the evening,

Pale sickly color of the face (after eight days),

Face pale, eyes sunken, surrounded by blue rings (second day),

Pale, yellow face,

Patient very pale,

Sudden remarkable paleness of the face, with chilliness, colic, and headache (after twelve days),

Face pale, earthy, sunken (third day),

Pale and thin, and has an anxious look,

Pale; features slightly changed (second day),

Face pale, ; (third day), ; (after ten hours),

Face pale, sunken,

Marked pallor of the face,

Icteric color of the face (fourth day),

Yellow color of the face,

Face the color of old parchment (tenth and eleventh days),

Yellowish hue to the face,

Alternating redness and paleness of the face (fourth day),

Redness of the face,

Face red and congested,

Face very red,

Face red and of an anxious expression,

Face greenish red (eighth day),

Face dark leaden-colored, not jaundiced (fifth and sixth days),

Flushing of face during fever,

Rush of blood to the face, with a feeling as if it were distended, in the open air, disappearing in the house,

Face swollen and oedematous,

Much swelling of the face,

Puffiness of the face,

Face somewhat puffy (second day),

Face pale, puffy,

Puffiness of the side of the face upon which he has been lying,

Tension of the whole skin of the face,


Burning in the face, about the nose and upper lip, as from something acrid,

Warmth creeps over the upper portion of the face with increased redness, with obscuration of the eyes,

Tearing pains in the face,

Tearing in the bones of the face and temples, as if everything would be torn out, constantly increasing till 8 P.M.,

Aching in the facial bones,

Cheek and Upper Jaw.

Frequent livid flush over left cheek,

Excessive, almost bluish redness of the cheeks, without sensation of heat, at 8 A.M.,

Cheeks red (third day),

Swelling of the right cheek, corresponding to three carious upper teeth with expected necrosis of the jaw; after a few days, however, it had entirely disappeared,

Swelling of the cheek (third day); became much larger, harder, and painful, and extended over the left side of the throat (fourth day),

Swelling of the cheek and gum without pain,

Twitching of the muscles of the cheeks,

Twitching in the left malar bone, disappearing after rubbing,

Pressive pain in the malar and maxillary bones and teeth, especially on chewing, swallowing food, and on going from a cold into a warm room,

Tearing in the malar bone,

Tension in the malar bones, as if they would be forcibly pressed towards each other, disappearing on rubbing,

A stitch in the left cheek,

Necrosis of the left upper jaw, with hectic fever, sleeplessness, entire loss of appetite,

On the upper jaw of the right side there is likewise partial necrosis, as the probe can be passed over a portion of bare bone. Considering the extent of the disease, and the consequent drain to the system, he enjoys tolerable health,

About two years before her entrance into the hospital, she began to have severe pain in the second molar tooth of the left upper jaw. The tooth was carious and was removed, but the wound always remained open, though the pain ceased. Seven months before her entrance, there was swelling affecting the whole gum on that side, and extending inwards to a considerable extent over the roof of the mouth. Soon after this, there was a discharge of pus from the alveolus of the tooth, and also from the left nostril, and this state of things continued, the swelling not having diminished since the abscess first broke. Soon after the tooth became affected, one of the others became loose and painful, and was extracted. Meantime the left cheek had become unnaturally full. Three months later the alveolar process was found to be diseased, and all the remaining teeth of that maxilla were extracted except the two incisors and the wisdom tooth. Several pieces of dead bone were removed and the antrum was found to be in communication with the mouth. Two months later, the jaw became again the seat of pain, which in the course of a month became so great as to prevent sleep. On entrance, there was much swelling, soreness, and pain about the gum and roof of mouth. The middle incisor remained, but was quite loose. The antrum was open, and there was a good deal of semi-purulent offensive discharge,

Gums began to soften and swell, violent pains in the teeth of the upper jaw followed, with swelling extending over the whole cheek; the teeth becoming carious, fell out, and a fetid suppuration proceeded from the sockets; on examination, the bone was found largely diseased,


Upper lip swollen, every morning,

Eruption on the red of both lips, at times with stitches,

Deep crack in the middle of the lower lip,

Painful blisters as large as peas, filled with lymph, on the inner surface of the lower lip,

Painful ulcer on the inner surface of the lower lip,

Lips parched (fifth day),

Lips and face pale,

Lips very dark (eighth day),

Dryness of the lips and palate, without thirst,

Lips blue,

Lips livid (seventh day),

Lips dry all day,

Skin about both lips rough,

Numbness of the right side of the upper lip and of the tip of the tongue (first day),

Heat in the lips, that were denuded of epithelium (after seven hours),

Burning, like fire, of both lips,

Burning pain on the red of the lower lip, with white blisters on its inner surface, with burning pain (after eleven days),

Burning stitches on the margin of the upper lip, while sitting,


Closure of the jaws so that she could not separate the teeth,


Glandular swelling of the articulation of the lower jaw,

Inferior maxillary bone completely denuded of soft parts, and its surface grayish, rough, rugous, and covered with a fetid suppuration. After remaining a month, she left the hospital, and died soon after,

Out of eighty-eight cases reported, in thirty-two the upper jaw, in thirty-eight the lower jaw, and in ten both jaws were affected,

Necrosis of the inferior jaw with all the ordinary symptoms, with removal of the jaw and recovery,

Necrosis of the jaw, with oedematous swelling of the face and neck,

Necrosis, preceded by great pains, in the lower jaw,

Necrosis of the jaw, during the progress of which the patient was attacked with the most violent erysipelas, which threatened her life,

After two or three years these necrosed pieces of bone separate from the whole extent of the jaw.

Sharp pain and difficulty when masticating, in the middle of the left jaw (first day),

Pressure, drawing, and tearing in the lower jaw, extending towards the chin,

Jerking in the lower law, almost like toothache,

Violent drawing in the lower jaw,

Tearing in the right lower jaw, extending from the mental foramen backward (first day),

Tearing in the maxillary bones, in the evening, while lying down, disappearing on eating and moving the jaw,

A violent stitch in the middle of the left lower jaw, extending deeply through the cheek and eye, to the forehead,

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