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Plumbum Metallicum

Lead, Plumbum, Plumb


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HPUS indication: Paleness

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

Below are the strongest indications (i.e. symptoms) of Plumbum Metallicum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

  GENERAL

General

The great drug for general sclerotic conditions. Lead paralysis is chiefly of extensors, forearm or upper limb, from center to periphery with partial anesthesia or excessive hyperesthesia, preceded by pain. Localized neuralgic pains, neuritis. The blood, alimentary and nervous systems are the special seats of action of Plumbum Metallicum. Haematosis is interfered with, rapid reduction in number of red corpuscles; hence pallor, icterus, anaemia. Constrictive sensation in internal organs.

Delirium, coma and convulsions. Hypertension and arteriosclerosis. Progressive muscular atrophy. Infantile paralysis. Locomotor ataxia. Excessive and rapid emaciation. Bulbar paralysis. Important in peripheral affections. The points of attack for Plumbum Metallicum are the neuraxons and the anterior horns. Symptoms of multiple sclerosis, posterior spinal sclerosis. Contractions and boring pain. All the symptoms of acute Nephritis with amaurosis and cerebral symptoms. GOUT ( Chronic).

Dose

Third to thirtieth potency.

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  MODALITIES ETC

Worse

WORSE, at night, motion.

Better

BETTER, rubbing, hard pressure, physical exertion ( Alumen Alumen.)

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  RELATIONSHIPS

Compare

Compare: Plumbum Aceticum Plumb. Acet ( painful cramps in paralyzed limbs; severe pain and muscular cramps in gastric ulcer; locally, as an application (non-homeopathic) in moist eczema, and to dry up secretions from mucous surfaces. Care must be used, as sufficient lead can be absorbed to produce lead poison, one to two drams of the Liquor plumbi subacetatis to the ounce of water; also in pruritus pudendi, equal parts of the Liquor plumbi and glycerin). plumb. jodat ( Has been used empirically in various forms of paralysis, sclerotic degenerations, especially of spinal cord, atrophies, arteriosclerosis, pellagra. Indurations of mammary glands, especially when a tendency to become inflamed appears; sore and painful. Indurations of great hardness and associated with a very dry skin. Lancinating pains of Tabes.)

Compare: Alumina Alumina; Platinum Metallicum Plat.; Opium N/A ; Podophyllum Peltatum Podoph.; Merc Viv Merc.; Thallium Thal. Plectranthus N/A (paralysis, spastic, spinal form); Plumb. chromicum (convulsions, with terrible pains; pupils greatly dilated; retracted abdomen); PLUMB. Phosphorus Phosph ( loss of sexual power; Locomotor ataxia).

Antidotes

Antidotes: Platinum Metallicum Plat.; Alumina Alum.; Petroleum Petrol.

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  MIND

Mind

Mental depression

fear of being assassinated

Quiet melancholy

Slow perception; loss of memory; amnesic aphasia

Hallucinations and delusions

Intellectual apathy

Memory impaired ( Anacardium Anac.; Baryta N/A .) Paretic dementia.

Delirium; wild

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; sensitive, oversensitive

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish

Insecure, uncertain, scared; timidity

Memory; weakness of memory

weakness of memory; for words

Restlessness, nervousness

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  HEAD

Head

Delirium alternating with colic

Tinnitus ( chin.; nat-salic.; carbon)

Sulphur Sulph.)

Scalp

Hair very dry

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  EYES

Eyes

Pupils contracted

Yellow

Optic nerve inflamed

Intraocular, suppurative inflammation

Glaucoma, especially if secondary to spinal lesion

Optic neuritis, central scotoma

Sudden loss of sight after fainting.

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  FACE

Face

Pale and cachetic

Yellow, corpse-like; cheeks sunken

Skin of face greasy, shiny

Tremor of nasolabial muscles.

Distortion; mouth

Skin; discoloration; pale

discoloration; sallow

discoloration; yellow

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  NOSE

Nose

Smell; lost sense of smell

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  MOUTH

Mouth

Cannot put it out, seems paralyzed.

Odour (halitosis, bad breath); offensive

putrid

Gums and teeth

Gums swollen, pale; Distinct blue lines along margins of gums

Discoloration; gums; blue line on margin

gums; pale

gums; purple

thin border nearest teeth

Swelling; gums

Gums; painful tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps)

Teeth; decay, hollow

Tongue

Tongue tremulous, red on margin

Discoloration; tongue; brown

Paralysis; tongue

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  THROAT

Throat

Choking, constricting

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  SKIN

Skin

Yellow, dark-brown liver spots

Jaundice

Dry

Dilated veins of forearms and legs.

Discoloration; blackish

yellow, jaundice, etc.

Dry

inability to perspire (see inactivity)

when exercising

Gangrene; cold

Itching; crawling

Sensitive

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  BACK AND NECK

Back

Spinal cord sclerosed

Lightning-like pains; temporarily better by pressure

Paralysis of lower extremities.

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  ABDOMEN

Abdomen

Stomach; Contraction in oesophagus and stomach; pressure and tightness

Gastralgia

Solids cannot be swallowed.

Excessive colic, Radiating to all parts of body

abdominal wall feels drawn by a string to spine

Pain causes desire to stretch

Intussusception; strangulated hernia

Abdomen retracted

Colic alternates with delirium and pain in atrophied limbs.

Pain; radiating; to all parts of body

violent

extending to other parts; to all parts of body

navel; region of navel

sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); navel

Paralysis of intestines

Retraction

navel

Bladder; retention of urine (see urination delayed); colic

urge to urinate, but producing nothing

urination; dribbling (by drops)

Stomach; pain; extending to other parts; groins

pain; extending to other parts; limbs

Flatus

Obstructed flatus, with intense colic

Vomitting

Constant vomiting

Pain; with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception)

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  HEAD

Headache

Pain as if a ball rose from throat to brain

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  RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL

Rectum

Constipation; Stools hard, lumpy, black, with urging and spasm of anus

Obstructed evacuation from impaction of faeces ( Platinum Metallicum Plat.) Neuralgia of rectum

Anus drawn up with constriction.

Urinary Organs.

Frequent, ineffectual tenesmus

Albuminous; low specific gravity

Chronic interstitial nephritis, with great pain in abdomen

Urine scanty

Tenesmus of bladder

Emission drop by drop.

Constipation; inactivity of rectum

during pregnancy

Constriction, contraction, closure, etc.

painful

spasmodic

during stool

Paralysis (see inactivity)

Stool

Like balls

black

like sheep dung

Black

Green

Hard

Knotty, nodular, lumpy

Scanty

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  GENITALS ETC

Urine

Albuminous (white, thick)

Colour; dark

Scanty

Urine lighter than usual (in weight)

Sugar in urine

Male

Testicles drawn up, feel constricted.

Genitals

Male; Loss of sexual power

Female; Vaginismus, with emaciation and constipation

Induration of mammary glands

Stitches and burning pains in breasts ( Apis Mel Apis; Conium Mac Con.; Carb)

an.; Silicea Sil.) Tendency to abortion

Menorrhagia with sensation of string pulling from abdomen to back

Disposition to yawn and stretch.

Female; miscarriage; tendency to miscarry

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  EXTREMITIES, LIMBS

Extremities, limbs

Paralysis of single muscles

Cannot raise or lift anything with the hand

Extension is difficult

Paralysis from over exertion of the extensor muscles in piano players ( Curare Curare.) Pains in muscles of thighs; Come in paroxysms

wrist-drop

Cramps in calves

Stinging and tearing in limbs, also twitching and tingling, numbness, pain or tremor

Paralysis

Feet swollen

Pain in atrophied limbs alternates with colic

Loss of patellar reflex

Hands and feet cold

Pain in Right big toe at night, very sensitive to touch.

Contraction of muscles and tendons; from paralysis of extensors

Cramps; calf

Emaciated, extremely thin

diseased limb

paralysed limb

upper limbs

forearm

wrist

hand

Heaviness; upper limbs

Movements and positions; flexed; finger (see extremities; hands and feet; clenching)

jerking

movement of leg; difficult

shaking; upper limbs

shaking; hand

trembling

upper limbs

hand

hand; on holding objects

hand; on holding objects; on holding them out

hand; when carrying something to mouth

hand; paralytic

hand; while writing

Numbness (see tingling); lower limbs

Pain

evening

night

comes on suddenly

joints

lower limbs

comes on suddenly

thigh

shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); lower limbs

extending downwards

stitching, sudden, sharp; lower limbs

stitching, sudden, sharp; hip

extending to other parts; downward

extending to other parts; knee

tearing; comes on suddenly

tearing; upper limbs

tearing; upper arm

tearing; lower limbs

tearing; thigh

comes on suddenly

extending downward

front

Paralysis

painless

in extensors (muscles to straighten limb)

upper limbs

forearm; extensor muscles

wrist

extensors

hand; right

fingers; extensors

lower limbs

painless

Weakness

tottering

lower limbs

knee

leg

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  FEVER AND CHILL

Fever and chill

In the open air

Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature)

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  GENERALITIES

Sleep and dreams

Sleeplessness, insomnia

Convulsions

Convulsions

rapid muscle spasm

without consciousness

epileptic

Jerking; as in convulsions

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  CHEST

Chest

Heart; Cardiac weakness

Pulse soft and small, dicrotic

Wiry pulse, cramp-like constriction of peripheral arteries.

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  GENITALS ETC

Female

Vulva and vagina hypersensitive

Female; pain; vagina; prolonged contraction or spasm of vagina (vaginismus)

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  GENERALITIES

Generalities

Evening

Night

Anaemia

Constriction; externally

internally

Eating and food; symptoms while fasting

Emaciated (extremely thin)

Faintness, fainting

Inflammation; internally

Numbness; externally

internally; of suffering parts

Pain; sudden, sharp; internally

twinging

Paralysis; painless

Pressure

Rubbing

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)

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