Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Zincum Metallicum in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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Dryness of the throat, in the evening.
Dryness posteriorly in the fauces, in the morning, on awaking and also later, with thirst.
Dryness in the throat during deglutition and also else, after dinner.
Scratchy rawness in the fauces, toward evening.
Roughness in the throat, also during deglutition.
Smarting scratching frequently, posteriorly in the fauces, as in violent coryza.
Sensation posteriorly in the fauces, as of accumulation of mucus, with incitation to hawking from time to time.
White mucus in a large lump comes into the mouth, through the posterior nares, without hawking.
Greenish mucus, which adheres firmly down in the throat, is hawked up, with a sore pain in the upper part of the chest.
Pressive pain in both the tonsils, while swallowing, in the evening and through the night.
Sensation of cramp and spasm in the pit of the throat, or in the upper part of the oesophagus like a pressure from below upward, or as in swallowing (soon).
Cramp-like, choking sore throat, more externally in the muscles, while swallowing even liquids.
Sensation of contraction in the oesophagus, while swallowing, with an urging to swallow frequently.
Pain in the throat as from an interior swelling, also during empty deglutition (aft. 2 and 6 d.).
Sore pain in the throat, and sensation in the oesophagus of being stuffed full.
Pain in the throat while swallowing, with swelling of the outside of the neck and of the tonsils.
Tearing, drawing sore throat, posteriorly on both sides of the oesophagus more per se during empty deglutition.
Sharp, twitching tearing, extending from the fauces into the left cervical muscles (5th d.).
Burning in the throat, like heartburn, also in swallowing.
Taste of blood in the mouth and sweet rising from the stomach.
Sensation of choking internally on the right side of the throat, only when not swallowing.
Something rose up into her throat in the evening after lying down, with a sweetish taste like blood.
Roughness and dryness in the throat and in the larynx, frequently and at various times, especially in the morning, or after dinner, often impelling to hawking or coughing, at times going away after partaking of food.
Rough and raw sensation on the chest, and at night, heat and sweat (aft. 13, 14 d.).
Hawking up of much black, coagulated blood, after rawness and dryness in the throat, and hawking up of mucus, in the morning while walking, and with sore pain deep down in the throat, then all day a sweet taste in the mouth, dryness in the throat and bloody saliva.
Hoarseness and roughness in the throat, so that she could hardly breathe.
Hoarse, as if the chest was full of mucus.
Hoarseness with burning in the windpipe.
By clearing the throat (retching), much mucus is detached from the throat.≡ more ...