Psoric. Sycotic. Syphilitic.
Especially suited to scrofulous and syphilitic
persons. Fat, light haired, sluggish persons Fat,
chubby, short-necked children, disposed to croup and
Notes and features:
Tenacious, stringy discharge.
Such discharges are from mucous membranes, which
adhere to the parts, and can be drawn out into long
strings. They may come from nose, throat, bronchi,
stomach, vagina, uterus. Even the saliva may be of this
type. Leucorrhoea yellopw, ropy. Milk, as it flows,
appears to be stringy.
In dysentry, stools are bloody and jelly-like. Gleet
with jelly-like mucus.
Characteristically the remedy has deep-eating ulcers.
Such ulcers are as a rule syphilitic in origin. Punched
out, perforating ulcers affecting skin, mucus membranes,
and even bones. Septum ulcerates; becomes perforated.
Ulcers in fauces assumes a perforating character.
punched out chancres, very hard."
Cavitis form in lungs in phthisis and harmorrhage tats
place from the organ.
Migratory pains, which appear and disappear suddenly .
Pains appear in small spots, which can be covered by a
silver dollar or the point of the finger, especialy in
the sick headache, which is preceded by blindness.
alternating with dysentery or diarrhoea.
bad effects of beer; loss of appetite, weight in pit of
pressing pain in root of nose; discharge of
Thermal :The patient is sensitive to cold. There
is a lack of vital heat. In fact he wants to
be wrapped and covered
warmly, and many of his complaints(except rheumatic and
uterine skin complaints that come on in hot weather)
are much better when he is perfectly warm in bed.
There is an abnormal fear of people or
society-hatred or disgust for mankind. Kali Bich.
patient is therefore a reserved person, habitually
silent and is disinclined to talk.
Dr. Kent says that there are very few
mental symptoms owing to the fact that the remedy has
been proved only in crude form. It needs to be proved
in potencies to bring out the mental symptoms.
It has violent headaches and its
headaches are mostly associated with
catarrhal conditions. A Kali bichromicum
patient always suffers more or less from catarrah of the
nose, and if he is
exposed to cold weather the catarrhal
condition will turn to dryness; then will come on
violent headache; also headaches during coryza.
Headaches are better from warmth, especially warm
drink; better from pressure; worse from
stooping; worse from motion and walking; worse at night
and still much worse in the morning. Pain is pulsating,
shooting and burning. Headaches come on with vertigo.
Headaches are often one-sided. It has been a very
useful remedy in syphilitic head pains. Pains over the
eyes and in the forehead. It is very useful when the
headaches are with retching and vomiting; when the
pain is confined to a very small spot that
could be covered with the thumb and is
violent; when the headaches come periodically
and with dizziness. Headaches are somewhat ameliorated
in open air if it is not too cold.
Supra orbital neuralgia, right side.
Eyelid burn and swollen, oedematous . Discharge ropy
and yellow. As Rheumatic conditions affects the eyes,
hence it is said rheumatic affections of the eyes-
Ititis. Granular lids. Ulceration of the cornea.
pain or photophobia. The ulcer is deep with pulsation in
it. The eyes are much inflamed , red and swollen.
Margins of the lids are red and swollen. It is cured
polypus on the conjunctiva, swelling of the lids and
There are yellow, viscid discharges from
the ears., with stitching pains and pulsating in the
ears. Chronic suppuration of the middle ear with
perforated typmpanum ; eczematous eruptions on the ears;
itching of the whole external ear.
It is frequently indicated remedy in
chronic nasal catarrh, hypertrophic rhinits, first
fluent acrid coryza relieved by warmth then tough,
stringy, tenacious discharge; sometimes to throat,
causing choking. It often follows Aconite well, catarrhs
involving whole respiratory tract. wants to blow nose;
no discharge; feeling of dryness in nose.
Snuffles of children, especially fat,
chubby babies. Pressure and pain at root of nose,
and sticking pain in nose. Septum ulcerated;
round ulcer. Fetid smell. Discharge thick, ropy,
greenish-yellow. Tough elastic plugs from nose;
leave a raw surface. Inflammation extends to frontal
sinuses, with distress and fullness at root of nose.
Dropping from posterior nares [Hydras.]. Loss of
smell. Much hawking. Inability to breathe through
nose. Coryza, with obstruction of nose.
Violent sneezing. Chronic inflammation of frontal sinus
with stopped-up sensation. Dr. Kent says it has cured
nasal polypus. Also it has cured lupus of the nose.
The bones of he face are often very sore,
with shooting pains in the malar bones.With the
catarrhal conditions there is much suffering from the
malar bones, like Merc. It has cured lupus exedens. It
has cured ulceration of the lip. Swollen parotid is
quite a common feature in its proving. It has cured
The tongue is smooth, shiny, sometimes
cracked. This is especially observed in low forms of
fever like typhoid. Tongue may be thickly coated. The
provers seeemed to be much annoyed by a sensation of a
hair on the base of the tongue. It has produced and
cured ulceration of the tongue; even when syphilitc it
is a useful remedy. Ulcers deep as if punched out, with
There is great dryness of the mouth, ropy
saliva and mucus, ulcers anywhere in the mouth; aphthous
patches; ulcers of the roof of the mouth, even when
these are syphylitic it is a mot useful remedy; deep;
punched out ulcers.
Fauces red and inflamed. Uvula relaxed,
oedematous, bladder-like.This symptom is
also found in Apis, Kali i.,
Lach.,Mur.ac.,Nit.ac.Phos.,Sulph.ac. and Tab.,It has
also cured diphtheria with exudation
is touch and stringy.
There is aversion to meat and, strange to
say, he craves beer, which makes him sick, brings on
diarrhoea. Food lies like a load in the stomach,
digestion seems suspended; there is a pressure as of a
load after eating and much foetid eructation. When a
beer drinker has arrived at a point where he can no
longer tolerate his beer but it makes him sick, Kali
bich is a useful remedy. Gastritis. Round ulcer of
stomach. Gastric symptoms are relieved after eating
, and the rheumatic symptoms reappear. Vomiting of
bright yellow water.
The abdomen is very tympanitic, with
tenderness. There are stitching, cutting pains soon
after eating. Chronic intestinal ulceration . There is
pain in the liver, hard contracting pain extending to
the shoulder resembling Crot. H. Pain in
the liver from motion. Dull aching pain in the liver.
It is a useful remedy in liver condition associated with
gall stones. It corrects the action of the liver so that
healthy bile is formed and the gallstones are
dissolved. Stitching pain in the liver, and so in the
spleen, on motion.
like, gelatinous, worse, mornings. Dysentery, tenesmus,
stools brown, forthy. After stool it has tenesmus like
Mer. It has also constipation with had, knotty stool,
followed by severe burning in the parts. Burning in the
anus after stool. Prolapsus of the rectum. He suffers
much from hamorrhoids which protrude after stool and are
Pain in the back with bloody urine. Shooting pains in
the region of the kidneys, also aching in the region of
the kidneys with urging to urinate in he day time.
There is suppressed urine with aching in the kidneys.
Ropy mucus in the urine. Pain in the coccyx
before urination, relieved
afterwards. After urinating a drop seems to remain
which cannot be expelled.
In the male the sexual desire is generally absent.
There is a strong constricting or contracting pain the
end of the penis and much itching of the pubes. Deep
punched out chancres, very hard. Ropy mucus discharge
from the urethra..
As there is much relaxation in the remedy during hot
weather it especially affects the woman. She suffers
from prolapsus in the summer time, during hot weather.
Itg is very useful remedy in the woman for subinvolution
. In the menstrual flow there are often membranes that
cause her to suffer. The menstrual flow is too soon,
excoriataes the parts, causes the labia, to swell and
itch. Like the catarrhal conditions of other mucous
membranes, there3 is leucorrhoea that is yellow and
It has been a most useful remedy in the
vomiting of pregnency, when the other symptoms agree and
also where the milk becomes stringy.
Laryngitis- has dryness of the larynx, the voice is
rough and hollow and expectoration is stringy. This
remedy has a constant metallic barking and its great
characteristic is the presence of a thick yellow
sticky, tenacious mucus, which is exceedingly difficult
to expectorate. Cough with pain in sternum,
extending to shoulders; worse when undressing. Pain at
bifurcation of trachea on coughing from mid-sternum to
back.. Also an excellent remedy in membranous croup.
Dilatation, especially from coexisting
kidney lesion. Cold feeling around heart (Kali nit).
Many of the symptoms in the back are of a
rheumatic character and wander from place to place. The
rheumatic pains are worse stooping, and, like other
pains worse from motion. An exception to this is in the
sacrum where there is an aching pain at night when lying
and is better in the day time on motion. Cutting
through loins; cannot walk; extends to groins. Pains
in coccyx and sacrum extending up and down< from rising
after sitting and vice versa.
Pains fly rapidly from one place to
another [Kali sulph, Puls.]The limbs are stiff in the
morning on rising and pains wander about, especially in
the joints. Rheumatic pains that wander about. Pains in
the limbs are worse from cold and worse from motion.
They are better from heat and better in rest.
Periodical pains coming at regular times. The bones feel
sore to touch or on deep pressure. There is cracking in
the joints. Rheumatic pains are very common in the
shoulders; lameness; there is burning in the forearms;
rheumatic pains in the elbows; weak feeling in fingers.
Bones in the hand and fingers feel bruised and very
tender to hard pressure. Rheumatic pains of the fingers
are very common to this remedy. In the lower limbs we
have marked rheumatic pains through the hips and the
sciatica nerves, very severe, worse in hot weather,
these are better in motion, better in the warmth of the
bed, worse from changes in the weather, and better on
flexing the leg. Drawing pains in the tibia are very
common. Left side sciatica >motion. It has cured ulcers
on the legs, deep as if punched out. Burning on the
ankles, soreness of the heels. It has cured ulcers on
Upon the skin we have pustules, boils, eczema, blisters,
herpes, shingles, ulcers(with punched out
edges) on the skin, tubercles, suppurating tubercles
and eruptions that are syphylitic in character.
Worse: Morning; Heat of summer; Hot
Heat; Skin symptoms are better in cold weather (Reverse
of Alumina &
Summary of Indications:
Arsenic album; Lachesis; Pulsatilla.