Ferrum sulphuricum

Natural History.
      Sulphate of Iron. Ferrous Sulphate. Iron or Green Vitriol. Copperas. Fe SO4, 7H2O. Trituration of the pure crystals.

Clinical.
      Aphthae.
      Bulimy.
      Cardialgia.
      Chorea.
      Constipation.
      Diarrhea.
      Eczema.
      Gall-bladder, pain in.
      Gastritis.
      Gonorrhea.
      Hemorrhages.
      Headache.
      Helminthiasis.
      Menorrhagia.
      Nettle rash.
      Scrofula.
      Spasms.
      Toothache.

Characteristics.
      Ferr-s. has the leading features of the other Ferrums, but many of the Sulphur characters appear, in the modalities especially There is worse from warmth or warm room (toothache), better from cold air or from ice (toothache) or from fresh air.
      It is like Sulph. also in acidity and eructations of food in particles.
      Other noteworthy symptoms are: Passive hemorrhages. Pain in gall-bladder.
      Pallor or flushing.
      Sensation as if all the blood were rushing into head and face.
      Sensation of fermentation or purring in stomach.
      Feeling of general heat and disposition to sweat, with sensation in skin of back as if he wore a stout woolen shirt.
      Muscular pains or contractions.
      Local atony, disposition to congestions, nettle rash, aphthae, eczema, with sluggish liver.

Relations.
      Compare: Phos. (regurgitation of food in particles), Cina (worms), Bapt. (pain in region of gall bladder).

Head.
      Severe vertigo, with diarrhea.
      Pressing throbbing head-ache, worse in forehead, with ringing in ears, sensation of blood rushing into head and face, face scarlet, glowing, better in fresh open air, worse warm room.

Ears.
      Pain apparently in walls of meatus auditorius externus.

Teeth and Mouth.
      Violent tearing toothache, teeth all sound, better from cold air or application of ice on cheek, headache.
      Very troublesome soreness of soft palate.

Throat.
      Taste of salt, with smarting in throat.

Stomach.
      Bulimia, cannot be satisfied, thirst not marked.
      Loss of appetite, aversion to meat.
      Eructation of flatus and food with acidity.
      Sickness, with vomiting.
      Sensation of fermentation, or of a noise or movement like purring of a cat in region of stomach.
      Cardialgia.
      Gastritis, with pain after eating, and regurgitation of food by mouthfuls.

Abdomen.
      Pain in region of gall-bladder.
      Colicky pains, with flatulence and diarrhea.

Stool and Rectum.
      Watery, reddish-brown, odorless, painless diarrhea, with great paleness of skin, emaciation, vertigo, edema of scrotum and lower limbs, bulimy without thirst, venous murmurs.
      Constipation.
      Helminthiasis, tape worms, ascarides.

Urinary Organs.
      Great weakness accompanying Bright’s disease.
      Bloody urine, with albuminuria.

Male Sexual Organs.
      Edema of scrotum and lower limbs.
      Secondary gonorrhea.

Female Sexual Organs.
      Menstruation copious, five to six days’ duration, with colic before and during the time, headache frequently between periods, pressing throbbing, especially in forehead, with ringing in ear, rush of blood, scarlet glowing face better in fresh air, worse in warm room, often accompanied by toothache.
      Metrorrhagia, leucorrhea.

Back.
      Pain shooting down right side of back.

Limbs.
      Limbs very painful, especially feet and calves, where the pain is distracting.
      Contractions in arms, hands, and feet.

Upper Limbs.
      Rheumatism and semi-paralysed condition of right arm and shoulder.
      Arms bent at elbows, and fingers drawn towards forearm by flexure of wrist.
      Hands yield to forcible extension, but immediately return to same condition.

Lower Limbs.
      Paralysis of lower limbs.
      Knees slightly flexed, toes drawn upwards rigidly.
      Pain in sole of left foot in middle of thick fleshy anterior part, and at same time an aching pain through lower part of leg.