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Sulphuricum Acidum - General symptoms

Sulphuric Acid, Sulph-ac, Sulfuricum Sulphuricum Acidum, Sulfuricum acidum, Acidum Sulphuricum, Acid Sulph, Sul-ac.

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



The mouth was filled with a frothy, viscid, tenacious fluid, which he ejected in considerable quantities, with almost constant and distressing retching, caused by the fluid irritating the fauces. The fluid ejected was of a reddish-brown color, containing shreds of mucous membrane, and seemed to be a mixture of mucus and saliva.

its reaction on test-paper neutral,.

After seven days the whole mucous membrane of the oesophagus became exfoliated in the form of a tube several lines thick, and about a foot long (the transition from the oesophagus to the stomach could be distinctly seen), the cast was exceedingly offensive. After this the patient seemed to improve.

complained of excessive hunger. On the twenty-first day there was vomiting of blood and mucus, and he again took to his bed.

about a month after the poisoning he complained again on swallowing, of a pain which he described like a cutting, in the side of the throat,.

Expelled an elongated false membrane, which was evidently made up of fragments of the mucous membrane of the oesophagus (sixteenth day).

after a fit of suffocation, he expelled a blackish mass, formed from a large portion of the mucous membrane of the stomach (seventeenth day).

afterwards he was able to swallow carefully masticated food,.

About 3 A.M., great pain and anxiety came on, and she vomited matter mixed with blood.

shortly afterwards a wide membranous tube, from four to five inches long, was ejected.

a portion of it seemed as if charred, in other parts it was tinged with bile.

on close examination, the branching of vessels is seen in it.

and as it possesses considerable tenacity, there can be no doubt but it is a portion of the stomach, and not any adventitious formation. The anxiety and vomiting continued, and at 8 P.M. a long tube was cast up, evidently consisting of the mucous and nervous coats of the oesophagus.

a part of it is quite charred, and transverse muscular fibres may be traced round one of its extremities. After the ejection of these substances she felt comparatively easy, and swallowed with more facility.

but the pain remained in the course of the oesophagus (seventh day),.

Large quantities of Magnesia Carbonica carbonate of magnesia were mixed with milk and drank freely, the first draught of which induced vomiting, for the first time, of a dark grumous, bloody, and viscid matter, with the magnesia in a state of effervescence (after three-quarters of an hour).

the matters vomited became gradually brighter and mixed with patches of tough mucus,.

During the fourth week, the pain in the stomach returned with great violence.

the neuralgia also returned, with vomiting, mixed with black clots of blood, lasting two days, was followed by discharge of thin black stools.

after this the patient had a persistent sensation of nausea, and was very much tormented by acid eructations, with frequent attacks of cardialgia,.

The "debility" common to acids shows itself here, especially in the digestive tract, giving a very relaxed feeling in the stomach, with craving for stimulants. Tremor and weakness; everything must be done in a hurry. Hot flushes, followed by perspiration, with trembling. Tendency to gangrene following mechanical injuries. Writer’s cramp. Lead poisoning. Gastralgia and hypochlorhydria. Purpura hemorrhagia.


Moderate temperature

Suited to topers, old age, etc

Disproportionate weakness

TREMOR; INTERNAL; wants to be held

Sourness Erosion

Profuse, acrid or stringy discharges Haemorrhage; violent; black, thin

Parts feel stiff and tight

Pain increases slowly, then suddenly ceases


Great painfulness As of a blunt plug being driven in

Hurried, irascible, vacillating and morose

Brain feels loose

Congestion to head


Throat sore; looks white-washed


Hiccough; of drunkards

Sour belching; sets teeth on edge

Nausea Vomiting; worse lying on l

Weak, sinking at stomach, worse after stool

Drinks chill the stomach

Very foul, green, black or hacked diarrhoea Oozing piles

Coughs, then belches; bloody expectoration

Fingers jerk when writing

Weak knees

Black and blue spots


HOT flushes, then trembling or cold sweat; worse after warm ingesta; worse upper parts; better motion

Drenching sweats

Sulphuric acid. H2SO4. Dilution.

falling out. Heartburn. Hernia, inguinal. Hiccough. Impotence. Intermittents. Irritation. Liver, affections of. Menorrhagia. Metrorrhagia. Myopia. Nightmare. OEsophagitis. Paralysis, lead. Perspiration, excessive. Phthisis. Pneumonia. Pregnancy, sickness of. Purpura. Rheumatism. Scurvy. Spleen, affections of. Sterility. Ulcers. Uterus, prolapse of. Vagina, prolapse of. Varicosis. Warts.

as a gargle and mouth-wash for aphthae, ulceration of the gums, and diphtheria. It was given as "Mineral Lemonade" in cases of lead poisoning. The "Acid Soap" of Achard was prescribed as a dissolvent in scirrhus of the breast and calculous nephritis, obstinate intermittent fevers, visceral obstructions, dropsy, jaundice, cachexia, and "certain tumours of the feet." Elixir of vitriol (a mixture of the acid, alcohol and water) is a popular remedy for nervous weakness in women at the present day. Dippel, Haller, and others each had an "Elixir," differing only in the proportions of the chief ingredients. The elixirs were used in Intermittent, putrid, malignant, contagious fevers.

comatose and petechial fevers, scarlatina, confluent and malignant variola.

dysentery. plague, lepra, itch, and other cutaneous diseases.

nocturnal emissions. suppression of menses and piles, calculous nephritis, and gout.

pituitous phthisis. chorea. Hahnemann proved Sulphur Sul. ac., and says that it has cured affections characterised by "tension in the eyelids in the morning, shortsightedness.

hardness of hearing. inguinal hernia.

chronic looseness of the bowels profuse menses.

metrorrhagia. roughness in the throat.

asthma. swelling of the feet.

coldness of the feet" (Chron. Dis.). Teste gives this experience of his own" Two or three times I have used Sulphuricum Acidum with success against round syphilitic spots, of a bright red colour, of the size of a penny, rather itching, running into each other, secreting a humour sometimes, and generally seated at the upper and inner surface of the thighs, between the shoulders, on the face, and at the posterior surface of the forearms and hands. The subjects on whom this acid seemed to act best were lymphatic, ate a good deal, and were disposed to a constant looseness of the bowels, so that their evacuations were rarely in shape." Hahnemann's proving with homeopathic experience has confirmed many of the old uses of Sulphur Sul. ac. and brought out characteristic indications. Weakness is a keynote to Sulphur Sul. ac. The patient is weak and exhausted. Sulphur Sul. ac. is suited to cases where the weakness is out of proportion to the disease. Weakness which seems to come from deep-seated dyscrasia. There is as well a sense of general internal trembling.

as if trembling from head to foot, but without visible trembling. It is useful for inebriates who are "on their last legs," long after Nux Vomica Nux had ceased to help. Hering says the craving for liquor has been subdued by taking for two or four weeks, thrice daily, ten to fifteen drops of a mixture of one part of Sulphur Sul. ac. with three parts of alcohol. The indications are "Vomiting in morning.

acidity in stomach. burning in oesophagus and stomach.

sour, acrid, or foul eructations." Sulphur Sul. ac. has this characteristic in spite of great thirst, water is not tolerated.

unless qualified with alcohol it chills the stomach. This is a common symptom with hydrogenoid patients. Sulphur Sul. ac. has a keynote symptom in the mental sphere. Hurry─hasty, quick, sullen, impatient.

angry because things move so slowly. Like Sulphur Sul., Sulphur Sul. ac. is periodic and has an important place in agues and periodic neuralgias. Cooper with reason contends that many ague cases, supposed to have been cured with Chininum Sulphuricum Chi. Sulphur sul. (Sulphate of Quinine), were really cured by the Sulphuric acid used in dissolving it. "More-over," says Cooper, "in all epidemic diseases.

Sulphur Sul. ac. is often called for by the concomitant symptoms. In the neuralgia of Influenzinum influenza it has cured very severe pain over the whole left side of the head, face, and neck, coming on from exposure to draught.

in the diarrhoeas of cholera times it certainly arrests mischief.

in the diarrhoeas of emaciated children it is often called for. A chemist in Covent Garden used to use a lotion of Sulphuric acid, well diluted, for all the cases of itch that came before him, and they were many." There is a keynote of Sulphur Sul. ac. in respect to neuralgias which is of great service.

the pains increase gradually and end abruptly.

the most characteristic kind of pain is dull pressure.

as of a plug thrust in. There is external soreness and sensitiveness. The piles of Sulphur Sul. ac. are external, sensitive to touch and accompanied by itching. Sulphur Sul. ac. is a great haemorrhagic.

there is bleeding from every orifice.

bleeding under skin (purpura).

the menses are too early, too profuse, and sterility may be a consequence of this.

oozing of dark thin blood. Many sufferings of Sulphur Sul. ac. seem to arise from the generative organs, especially of the female. With Sulphur Sul. ac. 30, a dose every night, I gave great help to a delicate woman who had nightmare, waking in a fright, before each menstrual period. The local "weakness" of Sulphur Sul. ac. may amount to prolapse of vagina and uterus. Trauma is another indication for Sulphur Sul. ac.

it follows Arnica Arn. in bruises of soft parts, Conium Mac Con. in bruises of glands, Ruta Graveolens Ruta. in bruises of bones. It also removes long-lasting black and blue spots with soreness and stiffness of the parts. Flushing is another feature (as at climacteric), and with the flushing there is sweating. Easy sweating is a note of Sulphur Sul. ac., and the sweat affects mostly the upper part of the body. The body odour of Sulphur Sul. ac. is sour and cannot be washed off. This is especially observed in children. Heartburn with sour eructations that set the teeth on edge. Sulphur Sul. ac. is suited to ($51$) Old people.

especially women. (2) Light-haired people. (3) Pains at climacteric. (4) When some deep-seated dyscrasia prevails, the child is weak with no other symptoms. (5) Sour babies. Sensations are As if brain were loose and falling from side to side. As if one side of head filled with smoke. As if a plug were thrust quickly into head. As from subcutaneous ulceration in scalp. As of a foreign body on right outer canthus. As of a leaf lying before ears. As if white of egg had dried on face. As if skin of cheek and chin were pinched. As of want of elasticity of vocal organs. As if there were a lump in throat. As if menses would come on. As if hernia would protrude. As if rectum were torn to pieces during stool. Many symptoms appear on right side, but the left cheek and left parotid are most affected. Pain travels from left to right round hypochondria. Other Peculiar Symptoms are Pains felt during sleep and disappearing on waking. Jerkings on falling asleep. Seriousness alternating with buffoonery. Pain in bladder unless call to pass water is immediately attended to. The symptoms are agg. By touch.

pressure. chafing. mechanical injuries. Open air agg. Warmth amel. Cold agg. Rest amel. Lying on affected side amel. gnawing in face. Motion.

lifting arms. rising. walking.

riding agg. agg. Morning.

(also evening and night). agg. Drinking cold water. Wine agg. Warm food = sweat. The cauterising property of Sulphur Sul. ac. is of the phagedenic order, which makes it suitable to many gangrenous conditions.


Sulphuricum Acidum well-known acid, very corrosive in its concentrated state, is now made directly from Sulphur sulphur, but formerly it was gained by the distillation of green vitriol (or copperas) and was on that account called oil of vitriol or .

One drop of sulphuric acid in its concentrated state is dynamized for homoeopathic use by being shaken up with 99 drops of distilled water by concussive strokes. To continue this potentizing, one drop of this potency is shaken up with 99 drops of alcohol, and so on for further potencies.

Sulphuric acid, where homoeopathically indicated, removed also the following ailments

Tension in the eyelids, in the morning; short-sightedness; hardness of hearing, inguinal hernia; chronic looseness of the bowels; profuse menstruation; discharge of blood from the uterus; roughness of the throat; ; swelling of the feet; coldness of the feet.

Dejection, surly mood.

Observation on fever patients.

In the English original this IV, 484. -Observations on patients with cutaneous diseases.

Repeatedly occurring after clysters containing the acid.

Severe pain in the right inguinal region, while walking and standing, as if a hernia was protruding, so that he dare not cough nor take a breath.

later on, especially while talking, but also without any cause, a hernia occasionally protrudes with great pain, which on keeping quiet, and especially on sitting down, is again reduced.

and then it allows breathing and coughing without any trouble.;.

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Not found is Kinglake.

Sulphuric Acid. Hahnemann. SO3

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The sensation of quivering all over the body and in the limbs without visible trembling is a very strong symptom of Sulphuric acid, and especially if it is associated with weakness that has been of long standing.

The exhaustion, excitability and hurried feeling are constant factors. The hemorrhagic disposition with many complaints. Black fluid blood from all the orifices of the body. Small red spots enlarging rapidly to resemble Purpura hoemorrhagica. Blue-black spots on the skin from slight injury.

Blood-red spots on the skin like those on a brook trout sometimes after injuries. Chafing easily, followed by ulceration. Boils and bedsores. It has many of the complaints found in old people. The -morning aggravation of symptoms is also a strong feature. Sensitive to cold and emaciation. The pains are bruised, burning, tearing, stitching, shooting and jerking. The pain comes oil slowly and departs suddenly. The discharges are dark, thin blood or blood-streaked.

or thin, yellow and bloody.

The discharges are excoriating. General sweat after eating. The symptoms predominate on the right side. It is often indicated in sour-smelling babies like Hep Sulph Calc Hepar, and it is as sensitive to touch and nearly as sensitive to cold. When it has cured the sensitiveness to cold the patient often becomes worse 'and requires Pulsatilla Pulsatilla, which is the complement and antidote.

Nothing can be done to please him. Fretful and irritable over the slightest cause. He cannot eat and work fast enough. No one does anything to please him; in such a hurry if doing anything or going anywhere. All things must be done at once. Unwilling to answer. Irresolution.

Tension in the forehead with coryza.

The brain seems loose and seems to fall to side lain on, better sitting perfectly still, worse walking. The blood flows strongly to the head and the feet become cold.

Chronic inflammation of the eye, with enlarged veins and ulceration.

Sensation of foreign body in right outer canthus.

Soreness in the eyes with coryza.

Gradual loss of hearing.

Bloody discharge from ear.

Buzzing in the ear.

It cures acrid, bloody discharge from nose in feeble patients when the generals are covered by it.

The coryza is dry or fluid with loss of smell and taste.

Pale, sickly and sometimes jaundiced. The expression of long suffering is marked. The deep lines of pain, depletion and emaciation. Tension of the face or a sensation as though white of egg had dried on it.

Violent neuralgic pains of the face coming on gradually and ceasing suddenly, ameliorated by warmth and lying on the painful side. Small red spots or specks on the face gradually increasing in size. Inflammation of the submaxillary gland.

Violent neuralgia of the teeth, coming on slowly and ceasing suddenly.

The teeth are on edge.

The sore mouth is one of its most important features.

It is our most frequently indicated remedy for nursing sore mouth.

The aphthous mouth of infant or mother with yellowish or whitish ulcers.

Bloody saliva from mouth; vesicles in the mouth.

Breath very offensive.

Bleeding from the mucous surfaces of mouth and gums with or without Purpura hoemorrhagica. Rapidly spreading ulcers in the mouth.

Denuded mucous membrane.

Diphtheritic exudate yellowish or white with aphthous surroundings and bleeding from nose, gums or other parts.

Diphtheria with more than ordinary exhaustion and foetor.

The uvula is oedematous.

The throat is full of spreading ulcers.

Painful sore throat with painful, difficult swallowing.

During the throat troubles fluids drunk run out of nose.

Salivation, glands of throat swollen and there is great swelling of the tonsils, soft palate and throat in general.

Dark fluid blood from throat and mouth.

Loss of appetite and progressive weakness are strong features. Aversion to the smell of coffee. He cannot drink cold water, as it feels so cold in the stomach and makes him chilly. Violent, spasmodic hiccough, such as occurs in drunkards.

Chronic heart burn. Sour belching. Sour vomiting The teeth are always on edge from sour eructations. Sour vomiting during pregnancy. Vomiting of drunkards in the morning. (Compare Arsenicum) Sour and very foul. Nausea and shivering. Coughing and belching sour fluids. The stomach seems to hang down as if relaxed Vomiting after drinking cold water. Violent, spasmodic pains in the stomach. The pains come gradually and cease suddenly. The sour vomiting is most like Robinia Pseudacacia Robinia.

She does not vomit food, but cannot eat, as it causes pain in stomach and she vomits mucus. After intermittent fever had existed some time the spleen enlarges, and is painful on coughing and sore to touch. Stitching pains in spleen and liver. It has many times overcome the poison of lead and lead colic. Sinking, weak feeling in abdomen after stool. Weak feeling in abdomen, as though menses would come on. Labor-like pains in abdomen, extending to hips and back.

Diarrhoea with great general weakness and sensation of trembling. With weak, sinking sensation in the abdomen after stool Chronic diarrhoea with much suffering. Excoriating stools, burning in rectum during stool. Diarrhoea brought on from the least indiscretion in eating, after fruit, especially if unripe, after oysters. Stool watery orange yellow, stringy, MUCOUS, Mixed with blood, greenish, black, undigested smelling like spoiled eggs. Hemorrhoids very sore, itching, painful during stool, in drunkards. In constipation the stool is in small balls.

Women The menses are too frequent and copious and the flow is dark and thin.

Many symptoms come before the menses. Nightmare before, menses. Has nightmare at the close of the menses. The vagina is prolapsed and gangrenous. Leucorrhoea bloody, acrid, milky or albuminous, yellow.

The woman at the climacteric period has many symptoms peculiar to Sulphuric acid The flashes of heat, weakness, sensation of trembling, a nervous hurry in all her actions and feelings, bleeding from uterus and other parts of blood that does not coagulate, and constipation with small, hard balls like sheep's dung are symptoms common to the critical period. It often causes the vomiting of pregnancy. Vomiting preceded by cough

It has cured sterility when. it was supposed to depend upon the copious and frequent menstrual flow. Violent itching of the vulva.

Hoarseness with a dry feeling and sensation of roughness in the larynx. Weak chest and great dyspnoea. Rapid movement of the wings of nose like Lycopodium Lycopodium Rapid moving up and down of the larynx during the dyspnoea. Short of breath.

Except in the morning the cough is dry and hacking. Sometimes in two coughs. He coughs in the open air, either walking or riding, worse from cold drinks and from. the odor of coffee. Cough followed by itching and vomiting. The irritation is felt in the chest. The expectoration is in the morning of dark, thin blood, or of thin, yellowish, blood-streaked mucus tasting sour.

Weakness in the chest with burning and stitching pain. Pressure on left side of chest. Profuse haemorrhage from the lungs of dark fluid blood, after pneumonia, and during the climacteric period.

Ulceration of lungs (compare Kali Carb Kali carb.). Oppression of the chest and suffocation unless he lets the legs hang down. It has been a very useful remedy in the first steps of phthisis with profuse sweat and great weakness, but where given in the last stage it has appeared to bring on haemorrhage and increase of the inflammatory condition in the lungs. Stitching pains in the heart, palpitation. It has been useful in pleuritic exudation.

Spine and limbs Great weakness in the spine, felt mostly when standing and sitting.

Pain in the lumbar region. Soreness between shoulder blades when coughing. Stiffening of the back in the morning on rising. Large abscess on the right side of the neck.

Black and blue spots on the limbs. Stitching pain in the shoulder joint on lifting the arm. Stitches in finger joints. Chafing of thighs after rising. Marked weakness in knees and ankles. Swollen veins of feet. Chilblains of frost-bitten parts. Twitching if fingers during sleep.

Late falling asleep and wakens too early. Nightmare before menses.

Haemorrhage of dark, thin blood from the bowels. Putrid forms of continued fever. Cadaveric countenance.

Ecchymoses, purpura haemorrhagica. Old cicatrices turn red and become painful. Itching and prickling with eruptions. Pimples. Red itching blotches on the skin. Livid spots. Contusions, bedsores. Boils and abscesses. Nodular urticarias.

It cures old indolent ulcers that bleed easily dark blood. Sensitive painful spreading ulcers. Stinging burning pain in ulcers. It has cured putrid ulcers on legs. It is useful in ulcers of drunkards, in ulcers following a low form of fever. Thin yellow or bloody discharge.

Extreme weakness, with sense of internal trembling, which is not observable to others.

Haemorrhages from every outlet of the body, with ecchymosed spots under the skin.

Child smells sour all over, despite. the actual cleanliness. Sour, acid vomiting.

Adapted to the light haired, old people, especially women; flushes of heat in climacteric years.

Aphthae, of mouth, gums, or entire buccal cavity, gums bleed readily; ulcers painful; offensive breath. Bad effects from mechanical injuries, with bruises, chafing and livid skin; prostration.

Sensation as if the brain was loose in forehead and falling from side to side (Belladonna Bell., Bryonia Bry., Rhus Tox Rhus, Spigelia Anthelmia Spig.). Often very useful in the stomach troubles of old whiskey topers.

Sulphuric acid is another remedy of value in aphthous affections of the mouth. It is particularly efficacious in greatly debilitated subjects, and in children with marasmus with this kind of mouth. There is often present sour stomach (Irisversicol. and Robinia Pseudacacia Robinia, sour eructations and vomiting) with sour, vomiting, and the child smells sour all over despite the greatest care in regard to cleanliness (Rheum Rheum, Hep Sulph Calc Hepar and Magnesia). One of the strongest characteristics, perhaps the strongest, in weakened subjects in which this is the appropriate remedy, is a sense of internal trembling. This is a subjective symptom, for, notwithstanding this positive sensation, to a degree that is very distressing, there is no visible trembling. This symptom is frequently found in old topers (see Ranunculus bulb.), who are broken down or almost wrecked in health by strong drink. The symptom, however, is not confined to such subjects, but is often found in other cases when the debility is traceable to other causes; when markedly present from whatever cause. Sulphuric acid should never be forgotten. We have already spoken of the value of Sulphuricum Acidum in purpura haemorrhagica. Like Crotalus Horridus Crotalus, it has haemorrhages from every outlet of the body (Aceticum Acidum Acetic acid, Thlaspi Bursa Pastoris Thlaspi), and the blood also settles in ecchymosed spots under the skin. This last symptom would indicate that Sulphuric acid might be useful in black and blue spots in the skin, as the result of bruising, and practice corroborates it, and it follows well after Arnica Arnica. Ledum Palustre Ledum palustre is also one of our best remedies for ecchymosis from bruises, "black eye," for instance.

While Ruta Graveolens Ruta is just as efficacious for bruises of the periosteum. There is enough of the Sulphur Sulphur element so that it may succeed in "flushes" of heat, after Sulphur Sulphur has failed at the climacteric.

; ig This is a very profound and long-acting remedy affecting all parts of the body with aggravations morning, afternoon, evening, NIGHT, and after midnight.


Sulphuricum Acidum mixed with three parts of Alcohol, ten to fifteen drops three times daily for several weeks, has been successfully used to subdue the craving for liquor. For homeopathic purposes second to thirtieth potency.





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Influenzinum influenza, cholera, small-pox, &c.