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Phosphorus - Mouth 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.



The breath and vomited matters smelt strongly of the poison,


Tearing in a left lower cavity, disappearing on pressure,

Prickling sensation on the fraenum linguae,

General Mouth.

Breath was "light" (phosphorescent), (immediately),

A thick white vapor exhaled from his mouth and from what he vomited (after one hour),

A distinct alliaceous odor was given off from the breath (sixth day),

Breath smelt strongly of Phosphorus,

Breath had a garlicky odor (third day),

Bad odor from the mouth (third day),

Breath extremely fetid (fourth day),

Offensive odor to the breath,

Breath offensive, even to myself,

Breath cool (third day),

Mouth tightly closed (after seven days),

The mouth could only be opened with difficulty for examination (fourth day),

A painful pimple on the inner surface of the cheek,

Painful blisters in the mouth, with sore throat on swallowing, and thirst,

Pustules in the corner of the mouth,

Rawness of the mouth, and feeling of soreness in various places,

Redness and soreness of the lining of the cheeks,

In many parts patches of the mucous membrane were quite destroyed,

Mucous membrane of the mouth pale,

Blood comes into the mouth (after twenty-four hours),

A bloody fluid constantly flowed from the left corner of the mouth (fourth day),

Bloody erosions here and there in the inner surface of the cheek,

Sensation of blood in the mouth,

Mouth tender and dry,

Burning sore pain in all the soft parts of the mouth and face, extending through the Eustachian tubes, with much redness and some swelling, with a feeling as though all the parts were sore and covered with ulcers,

Severe burning pain in the mouth (immediately),

The mouth feeling as if "all on fire," and irritated by the air breathed,

Scraping in the mouth and great weariness after eating; walking affects him very much; he is chilled and out of humor (after twenty-five hours),

Bitterness in the mouth, with rawness in the throat,


Stuttered when endeavoring to articulate,

Difficult articulation (tenth day),

Speech difficult and weak,

Articulated slowly and with great difficulty (seventh day),

Speech slow; the patient answers questions with difficulty; the answers are unsatisfactory and disconnected (eighth day),


Violent sticking pain in the upper incisors, with great swelling of the upper lip,

Ulcer on the gum, with swelling of the upper lip (after seventeen days),

Small ecchymoses on the tongue and lips,

Gums and teeth

Profuse purulent discharge from sockets of teeth,

Discharges from all the sockets of the teeth,

Looseness of all the lower incisors, so that they could be taken out,

Looseness of the teeth, so that she could not chew,

The last right upper back tooth became somewhat loose, sensitive, and apparently elongated,

Teeth of lower jaw became loose,

Sordes on the teeth, ; (eighth day),

Teeth discolored, gray,

One tooth becomes hollow (after ten days),

Soon lost all teeth in the upper jaw,

Necrosis of the jaw was usually associated with caries of the teeth, but one case was reported in which all the teeth were absolutely sound,

Sudden bleeding of the upper back teeth, without cause,

Involuntary, somewhat painful gnashing of the teeth, as from spasm,

Bluntness of the teeth (after eighteen days),

When biting, the teeth seem smooth, as if they had been rubbed with soap or fat,

Her teeth felt loose, and the gums bled readily,

Feeling as if the teeth were chattering, with general trembling, in the morning, on waking,

Pain in the teeth,

Pain in the teeth of the right lower jaw; formation of abscesses, with caries of the bone,

Violent pain in the left back teeth on violently blowing the nose, that ends with chattering of the teeth and subsequent heat in the cheeks,

The teeth of the affected side were painful, when pressed (fourth day),

Violent toothache on the left side, and two days afterwards very painful swelling of the throat, with five large white blisters in the mouth,

Very unusual and violent pain in the teeth, immediately upon eating some candy (after second dose, second day),

Toothache, in the morning after waking, in two lower back teeth, disappearing after rising,

Violent toothache, in the evening, in bed, three evenings in succession,

Toothache, only at night, in bed, disappearing on rising,

Toothache, on walking in the open air,

Toothache in a hollow tooth, caused and aggravated by the warmth of the bed (after twenty-two days),

Toothache, with headache and excitement in the blood,

Violent toothache, that always begins when eating, during the menses,

Toothache, with swelling of the cheek,

Toothache always on becoming heated,

A sore kind of toothache,

Pressure upon the left upper and lower teeth, from behind forward (after eight days),

Pressing pain in the left upper back teeth,

Boring-burning toothache, aggravated by cold or warmth or chewing, so that the patient could take only liquid or soft food; at times the pain became dull, like a sensation of numbness; at times it seemed as though all the teeth were loose and would fall out,

Constant boring in a right back tooth,

Gnawing in a lower left back tooth,

Violent gnawing and boring in a tooth, in the morning and evening, while lying in bed,

Tearing in the right upper back teeth, at times shooting, frequently returning, and always relieved by pressure,

Tearing in the right upper back teeth,

Tearing extending from the back teeth to the zygoma, disappearing on rubbing, while sitting,

Tearing in the teeth all day, evening or morning, mostly in the open air or after going into the house,

Sticking tearing in several roots of the right upper teeth, in the evening, disappearing on pressing upon them,

Toothache (tearing?) in the upper incisors, caused by inspiring cool air, by warm food, and by touch,

Tearing and boring in a left back tooth in every position, even on touch and chewing,

Drawing pain in the anterior incisors,

Drawing in a lower back tooth,

Drawing in the lower back teeth, followed by stitches in the right upper jaw, extending into the ear, in the morning,

Drawing and burrowing in the teeth,

Drawing toothache, with cold hands and feet,

Some little twitches in decayed teeth (after first dose, second day),

Very painful jerking tearing in the roots of the right upper back teeth,

Jerking pain in two hollow teeth on opening the mouth, with great sensitiveness to touch of the tongue, renewed by chewing, if any food gets into them,

Throbbing jerking and sticking in the teeth from the slightest open air, not in the house or when the cheeks are wrapped up,

Throbbing pain in the two right upper back teeth (fourth day),

Pulsation in a left hollow canine tooth, from getting cold air into it, frequently repeated; usually he never suffered from toothache,


The gums and teeth, particularly the front teeth of both jaws, became loose from salivation; she complained much of toothache,

The gum bleeds easily, and is separated from the teeth,

The gums bled readily, and her teeth felt loose,

Gums bloody (eighth day),

Bleeding of the gums on the slightest touch,

Bleeding from the gums,

Bleeding of the gums, with pain (third day),

A bleeding ulcer by a hollow back tooth,

Ulcer on the gum, after toothache,

Great swelling of the gum,

Swelling of the gum above a bad tooth,

Swelling of the gum, with itching,

Swelling of the gum and swollen cheeks, before and after menstruation,

Sore painful swollen gum,

Inflammation of the gum,

Gum and tongue covered with a tenacious, dirty-yellow, or blackish mucus (third day),

Dirty-brown coating on the gum, that seemed to be loose, and bled when touched,

The gums of the affected side were of a Viola Odorata violet color (fourth day),

Painful sensitiveness of the gum, on account of which he could not eat, with two small ulcers on it,

Burning and sore pain in the gum, internal, to the upper front teeth,

The gum is painful, as if sore,

Itching and throbbing in the gum,


Dryness in the mouth, with very cold feet,

Excessively dry sensation in the mouth, glutinous, with violent thirst; though he drank much water the thirst was not relieved,

Constant alternation of dryness and moisture in the mouth,

Dryness in the mouth, ; (tenth and eleventh days),

Much heat and dryness in the mouth at night; she was obliged to drink several nights,

Dryness of the mouth, with thirst,

Dryness of the mouth (second day); increased (third day),


Accumulation of water in the mouth, with bitterness in the throat,

Frequent accumulation of water in the mouth, with a sensation as if he could not swallow it (second day),

Accumulation of saliva in the mouth,

Saliva runs from the mouth in sleep, even while sitting,

Frequent accumulation of sour water in the mouth, with slight nausea,

Bitter sour saliva comes into the mouth,

In the evening she expectorated saliva, that lasted like foul water,

Much watery saliva in the mouth,

Bitterness in the mouth and throat, in the evening, with great dryness, much thirst, and copious drinking of water, disappearing after lying down,


Tongue coated with blackish fur,


Two small clear blisters, burning when touched, on the tip of the tongue,

Many small red bleeding points, with burning, on the anterior surface of the tongue,

Blisters on the tongue, an hour after eating,

Left margin of the tongue swollen,

Tongue large and moist (fourth day),

Tongue swollen, especially on the left side, with redness and vesicular swelling of the papillae,

Swelling about the root of the tongue (second day),

Tongue swollen, dry, and blackish along the median line,

Tongue slightly coated (second morning),

Tongue pale, moist (second day),

Unclean tongue,

Tongue furred,

Tongue much furred (second day),

Tongue loaded (first day),

Tongue coated (after ten days), ; (third day),

Tongue thickly coated, ; (third day),

Tongue coated like fur,

Tongue coated and inclined to become dry (third day),

Tongue dry, coated (tenth day),

Two slimy streaks along the tongue,

Tongue coated white, ; (third day),

Tongue dry, white (after eight days),

Tongue burning, coated white, at night,

White slimy tongue, with slimy mouth,

Tongue white and moist (first day),

Tongue chalky white,

Tongue heavily coated a dirty yellow (sixth day); dry, fissured, and thickly coated a dirty brown (tenth and eleventh days); cleaned tardily,

Tongue coated yellow (second day), ; (fourth day),

Tongue yellowish posteriorly, with a red stripe anteriorly,

Tongue covered with a gray coating (fifth day),

Tongue gray, dry in the middle (third day),

Tongue red and swollen (after one hour), ; (second day),

The tongue, in both, was intensely red, bare of epithelium, and the papillae strongly prominent,

The tongue is red, dry, rugose (after three days and a half),

Tongue red and dry (fourth day),

Tongue red in the middle, somewhat slimy,

Tongue dry, brownish-yellow,

Tongue brown and dry in the middle,

Tongue coated with a thick fur, dark centre, and red edges,

Tongue dry, and brown down the centre (third day),

Tongue very dry, and thick brownish coating (eighth day),

Tongue dry and dark-colored (eighth day),

Tongue brownish-black,

Tongue dry and black (eighth day),

Tongue black, coated,

Tongue dry (fifth day),

Tongue dry, not coated (after fifty-one hours),

Dryness of the tongue, without thirst,

Sensation of dryness on the tongue, with thirst,

Tongue dry, but clean (fifth day),

Tongue dry and parched (fifth day),

Tongue and throat dry (second day),

Burning on the tip of the tongue, with a sensation as if there were an eruption,

Burning posteriorly on the right side of the tongue,

Burning on the tongue,

The tip of the tongue feels burnt and raw,

Transient burning sensation on the tongue, after every dose,

Slight transient burning on the tip of the tongue,

The tip of the tongue feels burnt, all day,

Painful irritation of the tongue and oesophagus, as if one were thrusting a needle down,

Fine stitches in the tip of the tongue,

A sense of swelling in the tongue (after three-quarters of an hour),

Sensation of dryness in the mouth, with burning on the tongue, compelling to drink at night,


Burning on the tongue, afterwards extending to the larynx, where it provoked frequent cough, afterwards extending into the choanae, causing an unnatural smell,

Breath was smelling very alliaceous (after one hour),

Breath smelled strongly of Phosphorus, filling the whole room with its characteristic odor (second day); fetid and cadaverous in smell (fourth day),

Exceedingly offensive smell from breath (first day),

Both complained of a hot burning taste in the mouth, and a similar feeling in the stomach,

After eating, the saliva tastes of the food (after nine days),

Saliva like thick soapsuds in the mouth, without bad taste,


Bitter taste in the mouth, all day,

Very bitter taste in the mouth, in the morning (first day),

Bitter taste to the breakfast,

Bitter taste, especially after eating bread (sixth day),

Taste bitter,

Sour taste in the mouth, immediately after taking milk,

Very sour taste in the mouth; was obliged to spit a great deal,

Sour and insipid taste in the mouth, in the morning, disappearing after eating bread,

Sour taste in the mouth, mostly in the morning,

Sour taste in the mouth,

Salty sweetish-sourish taste, with a sensation as if much saliva were collecting in the mouth,

A disagreeable glutinous taste in the mouth, in the morning, on rising (after one day),

Metallic taste in mouth (second morning), ,

Persistent taste of Phosphorus in the mouth (second day),

Taste of the drug constantly with him (after two days),

Bad taste in the mouth (fourth day),

Taste slimy,

Flat taste in the mouth (eighth day),

Milk had a burnt taste,

Unnatural taste to bread, especially in the morning,

Bread has no taste; it tastes like dough,

Nothing tastes right,


Scraping sensation in the palate and fauces,


Burning on the tongue, afterwards extending to the soft palate,

Pain in the fraenum linguae and palate, that prevents eating and talking,

Blisters on the palate, that suppurate and burst,

Separation of the mucous membrane of the jaws and palate,

Dryness and rawness of the palate, in the forenoon,

Burning superiorly on the palate,

Burning-biting sensation in the palate, with dryness and thirst,

Burning in the palate,

Painful spot on the palate,

Painful sensitiveness in the mouth, on the gum and palate,

Sensation on the palate, as if the skin would be denuded; it became wrinkled and painful,

A stitch superiorly on the palate, immediately after dinner,

Prickling itching posteriorly on the palate, as in catarrh, obliging her to scratch it,

Itching on the palate, lasting several minutes,

Incessant tickling about the palate,

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