Sulphur

Natural History.
      Brimstone.
      Sublimed Sulphur. S. (A. W. 31.98).
      Trituration of "Flowers of Sulphur." A saturated solution of Sulphur in absolute alcohol constitutes the ø tincture.
      (A trituration of amorphous Sulphur has also been used.
      Effects of "Milk of Sulphur" or Precipitated Sulphur, i.e., Sulphur prepared by precipitation from a solution of Calc. sulph. With Hydrochloric acid, are included in the pathogenesis.)

Clinical.
      Acne.
      Adenoids.
      Ague.
      Alcohol habit.
      Amaurosis.
      Amenorrhoea.
      Anemia.
      Anus, prolapse of.
      Asthma.
      Atelectasis.
      Bed-sores.
      Biliousness.
      Boils.
      Brain, congestion of.
      Breasts, affections of.
      Bright’s disease.
      Bronchitis.
      Cataract.
      Catarrh.
      Charges fever.
      Chancre Cheloid. Chest, pains in.
      Chilblains.
      Chloasma.
      Climaxis, sufferings of.
      Cold.
      Constipation.
      Consumption.
      Corns.
      Cough.
      Crusta serpiginosa.
      Dental fistula.
      Diabetes.
      Diarrhoea.
      Epilepsy.
      Eructations.
      Eruptions.
      Eyes, affections of.
      Faintness.
      Feet, burning, perspiring.
      Fever.
      Freckles.
      Ganglion.
      Glands, affections of.
      Gleet.
      Globus hystericus.
      Gonorrhoea.
      Gout.
      Hemorrhoids.
      Headache.
      Head, rush of blood to.
      Herpes.
      Hip-joint disease.
      Hydrocele.
      Hydrocephalus.
      Hydrothorax.
      Hypochondriasis.
      Impotence.
      Influenza.
      Intermittents.
      Irritation.
      Itch.
      Jaundice.
      Laryngitis.
      Leucorrhoea.
      Lichen.
      Liver, derangement of.
      Lumbago.
      Lungs, affections of.
      Lupus.
      Mania.
      Measles.
      Memory, weak.
      Meningitis.
      Menstruation, disorders of.
      Miscarriage.
      Molluscum.
      Nettle rash.
      Neuralgia.
      Nipples, sore.
      Nose, bleeding of, inflammation of.
      Oesophagus, constriction of.
      Ophthalmia, acute, scrofulous, rheumatic.
      Pelvic hematocele.
      Phimosis.
      Phlegmasia dolens.
      Peritonitis.
      Pleurisy.
      Pneumonia.
      Pregnancy, disorders of.
      Prostatorrhœa.
      Rectum, affections of.
      Rheumatic fever.
      Rheumatism, acute, chronic, gonorrhoeal.
      Ringworm.
      Sciatica.
      Self-abuse.
      Sinking.
      Skin, affections of.
      Sleep, disordered.
      Smell, illusions of.
      Spinal irritation.
      Spine, curvature of.
      Spleen, pain in.
      Startings.
      Stomatitis.
      Taste, illusions of.
      Tenesmus.
      Thirst.
      Throat, mucus in.
      Tongue, coated.
      Tonsillitis.
      Toothache.
      Trachea, irritation in.
      Ulcers.
      Urticaria.
      Uterus, prolapse of.
      Vaccination.
      Varicocele.
      Varicosis.
      Vertigo.
      Warts.
      White swelling.
      Worms.
      Worry.
      Yawning.

Characteristics.
      Sulphur is an elementary substance, occurring in nature as a brittle crystalline solid, burning in the air with a blue flame, being oxidized to Sulphur dioxide (Sulphurous acid).
      The reputation of Sulphur as a remedy is perhaps as old as medicine.
      "As early as 2, 000 years ago," says Hahnemann, "Sul. had been used as the most powerful specific against the itch…
      The itch, with which the workers in wool are so much affected, causes an intolerably agreeable, tingling, itching, gnawing as of vermin.
      Some designate it as an intolerably voluptuous titillating itching, ceasing as soon as the parts are scratched and commencing to burn, which burning continues after the scratching.
      Sul. frequently produces in healthy persons burning-itching pimples and vesicles resembling the itch vesicles, and especially itching in the joints, and in the night." The specific power of Sul. to cure itch was abused.
      It was applied externally as baths and ointments, and the skin affection was not cured but repelled, and a host of secondary affections appeared in its place.
      Hahnemann found in Sul. the homeopathic counterpart of the peculiar constitutional dyscrasia which tends to manifest in itch-like eruptions, and which he named Psora. Sul. is the chief of the antipsoric remedies.
      A proving of Sul. appears in the M. M. P., and this is amplified in the Chronic Diseases. The domestic use of Sul. (In the familiar "Brimostonee and Treacle") as a "Spring medicine" is based on its antipsoric properties.
      "It is one of the most popular diaphoretics of the day," says Milne, "few old women failing to use it when any eruption is supposed to be struggling through the skin." It is this property of Sul. to divert to the surface constitutional irritants which renders it the chief of Hahnemann’s antipsorics.
      Sul. has also an antipsoric action independently of its power of "bringing out" rashes.
      The psoric poison may be present and active in a case of disease and "apparently well-indicated remedies may fail to act" in consequence.
      In such cases one or two doses of Sul. will frequently antidote, as it were, the psora, and either clear up the case, or open the way for the action of other remedies.
      In such cases there will almost certainly be some Sul. indications present.
      Sul. is a potent antiseptic, and is one of the most certain destroyers of the acarus of itch.
      The exact relation of acarus itch to psora and other itching eruptions need not be considered, but as Sul. has the power of repressing constitutional eruptions when locally applied, as well as the power of destroying the acarus, it is best to use other means (e.g., Oil of Lavender) for the latter purpose, and give Sul. or other indicated remedies internally.
      In my experience the psora of Hahnemann (which is a very real and definite dyscrasia) is generally inherited.
      The symptoms of latent psora are set forth in detail in Hahnemann’s Chronic Diseases, and they are for the most part almost exact reproductions of the symptoms of Sul. But while Sul. is the chief of antipsorics, it is only one of many, and Sul. is in no way limited in its uses to cases of latent or declared psora.
      Much more important is it to know the leading features of the drug’s action, which are sure guides in any case.
      (1) A key to many of the Sul. conditions is to be found in an irregular distribution of the circulation: flushes of heat, rush of blood to head, chest, heart, plethora from suddenly suppressed eruptions, piles, discharges, heat and burning sensation of all parts or coldness, sweating of many parts.
      These irregularities may go on to actual inflammation with effusions, and to fever of intermittent or other types.
      Another manifestation of this is found in the redness of orifices and parts near orifices: red ears, red nose, red eyelids and red borders round eyelids: brilliant red lips, bright red anus in children, red meatus urinarius, red vulva.
      The orifices are not only red and congested, but they are sore and hypersensitive as well, the passage of all discharges or excretions is painful.
      (2) The other side of this feeling of fullness is a feeling to emptiness.
      There is no medicine which has this symptom in a more extreme degree than Sul., and there is no single symptom that is of greater value to the homeopathic prescriber than "Faint, sinking, all-gone sensation at eleven AM" When that symptom is marked I give Sul. (generally 30), and get all the good I can out of the remedy before prescribing anything else, and very rarely am I disappointed.
      There is no need to wait to be told the symptom, or to ask patients directly if they experience it.
      I generally ask if they get hungry out of their usual mealtimes, and if they say "Yes", I ask "What time?" The time need not be exactly eleven, though that is the most characteristic time.
      People who "must have something between breakfast and dinner-time" are generally benefited by Sul. This ravenous hunger at 11 is often associated with other Sul. symptoms, as heat at vertex, dyspepsia, portal congestion, constipation with ineffectual urging, piles, constipation alternating with diarrhoea.
      When the dyspeptic gets food and relieves his hunger he begins to feel puffed up, feels heavy and sluggish, and is low-spirited, he scarcely cares to live.
      The dyspepsia of Sul. is often the result of suppressed eruptions.
      It is well known that drunkenness "runs in families," and the underlying disease of drunkenness is often psora.
      Sul. both causes and cures craving for beer and spirits.
      Gallavardin cured many apparently hopeless drunkards with Sul. 1M. The sinking, empty, all-gone sensation" is a common feature in the dyspepsia of drunkards.
      Dyspepsia from farinaceous food.
      Cannot take milk, vomits it at once, sour vomit with undigested food.
      Voracious appetite is a frequent symptom of scrofula, and scrofula and psora are frequently convertible terms.
      The child clutches at all food offered to it as if starved to death.
      Defective assimilation, hungry yet emaciated.
      Stopped catarrh, nose obstructed indoors, better out of doors.
      The child looks dried up, a little old man, skin hanging in folds, yellowish, wrinkled, flabby.
      Head large in proportion to body.
      Lymphatic glands enlarged.
      Defective assimilation.
      When scrofula exists without particular symptoms Sul. will develop them.
      Allied to scrofula is tuberculosis, in connection with which many symptoms of Sul. appear: marasmus with hunger at eleven AM, sore, red orifices, flushes of heat.
      In tuberculosis of the lungs a keynote is "body feels too hot." The patient must have windows open no matter how cold the weather may be.
      The caution is usually given to repeat Sul. seldom in cases of tuberculosis, and to give it only in the early stages.
      (3) " worse By heat" is another keynote of Sul., and marks it out as the remedy in a large number of cases, the worse is most noticeable by warmth of the bed.
      Whenever a patient says he is all right till he gets warm in bed, Sul. must be examined, it will generally cover the case.
      (In some cases stove heat relieves.) The cases of rheumatism and sciatica requiring Sul. will generally have better morning and worse at night in bed.
      (4) " worse At night" is scarcely less characteristic.
      Sul. is related to both the sun and the moon, which makes it one of the most important of periodics.
      Cooper cured many cases of neuralgia worse at noon or at midnight.
      He regards every twelve hours as the most characteristic periodicity, but it may be multiples or divisions of twelve.
      Lippe cured with "a single dose of Sul. at new moon" a case of menorrhagia, patient had not been well since her last miscarriage.
      Skinner gave to a man who had paresis of the lower limbs a single dose of Sul. cm, with instructions to take it on a certain date (when the moon was full).
      The man recovered almost suddenly.
      Cooper has had some important preserve them from fever in India, and one, an officer, by means of it kept his regiment of sepoys in health when many others were in hospital.
      One writer treated nine cases with the pilules, and arrested the fever in twenty-four hours.
      One of the cases was a particularly obstinate one, and had been pronounced by the doctors to be complicated with liver affection.
      Quinine had been tried before to Sul. cured. In a case of "Charges fever" (of West Indies), which had lasted three months, Cooper ordered a Sulphur bath as well as the Sul. pilules. That single bath seemed to alter the whole condition, from being an unhealthy, anemic, bilious-looking man, the patient rapidly became the picture of health.
      Cooper recalls the fact that workers in Sulphur mines, though in malarial districts, enjoy a complete immunity from intermittent fevers.
      The power of Sul. In acute inflammatory conditions is allied to its action in intermittent fevers.
      Sul. is the chronic of Acon. in the effects of chills, and if Acon. does not promptly solve the difficulty, Sul. will be required.
      In the acute inflammations of the high South African plateau, where the variations of temperature are extreme, and chills and their consequences are very common, Van den Heuvel tells me that for the pain, fever, and anxiety before physical signs have appeared, Acon. is his first remedy.
      But if the fever does not yield in twenty-four to forty-eight hours, Sul. will clear it up.
      "Chill" is "suppression" in another form.
      Sul. is a remedy of such universal power that it may be misleading to speak of it as more related to one side than to another.
      Taken altogether there are more symptoms on the left side than the right.
      It acts strongly on the left side of the chest: "Sharp stitching pains through left lung to back, worse lying on back, worse by least motion," is characteristic.
      In a case of left pleuro-pneumonia following a violent hemoptysis, Sul. 30 rescued a patient of mine from a condition which seemed desperate.
      Sul. acts on the whole respiratory tract, from the nose to the lung tissues.
      It causes a condition often met with in scrofulous patients, nasal catarrh where the nose is stopped indoors and free out of doors.
      All the features of asthma are produced in the pathogenesis, and Sul. has the alternation between skin irritation and asthma often met with in asthmatics.
      Villers (H.R., xv. 563) relates the case of a girl, 22, afflicted since three years old with eczemas of the most varied form, mostly moist, the chief seat being the region about the pudenda, armpits, fold behind ear, but the whole body was defaced, the only parts which had remained white and normal being the breasts.
      She had been continuously under treatment for thirteen years, the worst effects resulting when external applications had been used to dry up the eruption.
      Then most frightful asthma occurred, which lasted till the corrosive, ill-smelling eruption appeared again.
      She had recently come under the care of a homeopath, who gave Ars. iod. 3.
      From this there resulted a condition of which the patient said, "I cannot describe it, but I felt as if I was being killed." Her doctor then sent her to Villers, who sent her for three months to a water-cure before he would commence treatment.
      Her general health was somewhat improved thereby, but the skin remained the same.
      He then thought of some very high potencies he possessed, and gave a few pellets of Sul. cm. Three days later he was sent for in a great hurry late one evening, and on arrival found the patient had torn off all her clothes, was rolling about on the floor of her room, continually trying to rub her back and her legs on the legs of chairs or the edge of the door.
      Then she jumped up, brought a knife from the kitchen and scraped her whole body, would eat nothing and only drank enormous quantities of cold beverages.
      This lasted five days, after which she slept for two full days.
      Then this happened: The eruption dried up completely and scaled as after scarlatina.
      The girl had always had very weak menses, the next three were increasingly strong and intolerably fetid.
      There was very disagreeable discharge from the ears, corrosive secretion from the eyelids, and a dreadfully tormenting and burning discharge from the pudenda, strongly exciting to voluptuousness.
      Under the action of the single dose steady improvement occurred, and in four months she was a youthfully blooming maiden in the full flow of all her functions, and the skin in perfect condition.
      To test this Villers made the patient wear rough wool, dip her hands in first hot and then cold water, and for two weeks he made her rub her body daily with pretty coarse sea-salt.
      The only effect of these measures was to make the skin improve in texture.
      Sul., when indicated, will cause absorption of effusions, pleuritis (plastic, or hydrothorax) hydrocephalic, or synovial.
      I have frequently cured ganglion of the wrist with Sul. cm and lower, given on general indications.
      In the rheumatism of Sul. the affection begins below and spreads upwards.
      (This is analogous to the "from without inwards" direction of the psoric complaints which Sul. meets and reverses.) Sul. acts on the right eye and on all regions of the head – forehead, vertex, and occiput.
      It is the remedy for a large number of periodical headaches, headaches occurring every week, every month.
      Sick-headache.
      The headaches are accompanied by red face and hot head, are better in warm room, at rest, worse in open air, worse from stooping.
      There is also a headache on coughing.
      I have cured a severe occipital headache worse on coughing with Sul. 30.
      Among the characteristics of Sul. are: (1) Aversion to be washed, always worse after a bath.
      (2) Complaints that are always relapsing (menses, leucorrhoea, &c.), patient seems to get almost well when the disease returns again and again.
      (3) Congestions to single parts: eye, nose, chest, abdomen, ovaries, arms, legs, or any organ of the body, marking the onset of tumours or malignant growths, especially at climacteric.
      (4) Chronic alcoholism, dropsy and other ailments of drunkards, they reform but are continually relapsing.
      (5) Sensation of burning: on vertex, and smarting in eyes, of vesicles in mouth, and dryness of throat, first right then left, in stomach, in rectum, in anus, and itching piles, and scalding urine, like fire on nipples, in chest rising to face, of skin of whole body, with hot flushes, in spots below scapulae, burning soles, must find a cool place for them at night.
      (6) Hot head with cold feet. Lutze (N.A. F.H., xv. 286) finds that Sul. 1M will make feet that have been cold for years comfortably warm.
      (7) Cramp in calves and soles at night.
      (8) Hot flushes during day, with weak, faint spells, passing off with a little moisture.
      (9) Diarrhoea: after midnight, painless, driving out of bed early in morning, as if bowels were too weak to contain their contents.
      (10) Constipation: Stools hard, dry, knotty, as if burnt, large, painful, child is afraid to have stool on account of pain, or pain compels child to desist on first effort, alternating with diarrhoea.
      (11) Boils: coming in crops in various parts, or a single boil is succeeded by another as soon as the first is healed.
      (12) Skin: itching, voluptuous, scratching better ("feels good to scratch"), scratching causes burning, worse from heat of bed, soreness in folds.
      (13) Skin affections that have been treated by medicated soaps and washes, hemorrhoids that have been treated by ointments.
      (14) Nightly suffocative attacks, wants doors and windows open, becomes suddenly wide awake at night, drowsy in afternoon after sunset, wakefulness the whole night.
      (15) Happy dreams, wakes up singing.
      (16) Everything looks pretty which patient takes a fancy to, even rags seem beautiful.
      (17) Ailments from the abuse of metals generally.
      (18) Offensive odor of body despite frequent washing.
      (19) Red nose worse by cold: the colder the redder.
      (20) Cutting, stabbing pain in right eye.
      (21) Poor breakfast eaters.
      (22) Worried by trifles.
      (23) White, frothy expectoration.
      (24) Empty sensation (head, heart, stomach, abdomen) [Sul. aggravates much more in high dilutions than in lower ones, especially where extensive collections of disease tissue exist, a single globule of 200th will often set up violent disturbance.
      The domestic use of Sul. is interesting.
      In one form or other Sul. is used in various countries for allaying pain, a piece of stick Sul. carried in the pocket is much used in England to ward off rheumatism.
      Natives of South America apply Sul. In solid form to parts in pain, and allow it to act for an hour before result is effected, and for lumbago and chronic rheumatic pains a bag filled with Flowers of Sulphur and applied heated to the part, immediately relieves the pain.
      An experienced sea captain testified to the extreme frequency or rheumatism amongst his sailors, but, he added, when carrying cargoes of Sul., he had never had a case of it (acute rheumatism) on board.
      In the treatment of croup and diphtheria the local application.
      of Sul. to the fauces has been highly spoken of by many practitioners.
      Dr. Laugardiere, of Toulouse, reported recently to the Academy of Medicine that he has discovered a cure for croup a tablespoonful of Flowers of Sulphur dissolved in a tumbler of water.
      After three days of this treatment his patients were rescued from imminent death, and fully recovered.
      Nettle rash is often relieved by a little Flowers of Sulphur and water, and Sul. mixed with sea-sand and rubbed over itch vesicles destroys the acarus at once.
      In the early days of vaccination it was found that the action of Sul. on the frame was decidedly adverse to the receptivity of vaccine.
      According to Dr. Tierney, Dr. Jenner failed in vaccinating thirty soldiers, all under treatment by Sul. (B.M.F., Jan. 6, 1872.
      Georage Gascoin, letter on antiseptic treatment of small-pox).
      Seeing that operatives in sulphur mines enjoy an immunity against ague when prevalent in surrounding districts, and that, before going on hunting expeditions in malarious districts, men in Ethiopia submit themselves to fumigations whit Sul., and find it an efficient prevention of ague, the probability of Sul. having a power of destroying the organisms in the blood of ague patients is certainly great, and deserves investigation (Cooper)].
      Sul. is a great resorbent, and is frequently needed after acute illnesses which do not entirely clear up.
      Peculiar Sensations are: As if a band were tied tightly round forehead, round cranium.
      Vertigo as if swinging.
      As if bed were not large enough to hold him.
      As if one stood on wavering ground.
      As if hair on vertex stood on end.
      As from a weight pressing on top of brain and a cord tied around head.
      As if head soft, brains bashed in.
      As if brain were beating against skull.
      As if eyes were pressed down.
      As if he had taken too much alcohol.
      As if hair would be torn out.
      As if head would burst.
      As if head were enlarged.
      As if she would sneeze.
      As if head had been beaten.
      As if top of head were being pressed against wall.
      Occiput as if hollow.
      As if flesh of scalp were loose.
      As if scalp had been beaten.
      As if cornea had lost its transparency.
      As if eye were gone and cool wind blew out of sockets.
      As if eyes had been punctured.
      As if a needle or splinter were sticking in eye.
      As if a thick veil were before eyes.
      As if eyeballs were dry.
      As if balls rubbed against lids.
      As if eyes were rubbed against spicules of glass, eyeballs dry, salt in eyes, cornea covered with fine dust, lids would become inflamed.
      As if sounds did not come through ears but forehead.
      As of water in ears.
      As if he smelt perfume.
      As if nose were swelled.
      Nostrils as if sore.
      As if lower jaw would be torn out.
      As if air just in front of her were hot.
      Teeth as if too long, as of a hot iron in teeth.
      As of a hard ball rising in throat.
      As if swallowing a piece of meat.
      As of a lump in throat.
      As of a hair in throat.
      As if throat too narrow.
      Stomach as if puffed up, as if torn with pincers.
      Intestines as if strung in knots.
      As if hernia would form.
      As if muscles of abdomen and peritoneum had been bruised.
      As if obliged to urinate, in urethra.
      As if something in larynx.
      As of a lump of ice in (right) chest.
      As if lungs came in contact with back.
      As if strained in chest.
      As if he had fallen upon chest.
      As if chest would fly to pieces when coughing or drawing a deep breath.
      Heart as if enlarged.
      As if muscles of neck and back were too short.
      As if vertebra gliding one over the other.
      Small of back as if beaten.
      Left shoulder and hip as if luxated.
      Like a weight on shoulder.
      As if something heavy hanging on upper arm.
      Arms as if beaten.
      As of a mouse running up arms and back.
      Thigh as if broken.
      As if too short in popliteal space.
      Skin as if denuded and sore.
      Sweat may occur on one side of the body only, or on neck only.
      Sul. is Suited to: (1) Lean, stoop-shouldered persons, who walk and sit stooped, standing is the most uncomfortable position.
      (2) Persons of nervous temperament, quick-motioned, quick-tempered, plethoric, skin excessively sensitive to atmospheric changes.
      (3) Dirty, filthy people, with greasy skin, and long, straight, matted hair, prone to skin affections.
      (4) Children who cannot bear to be washed or bathed, emaciated, big-bellied, restless, hot, kick off clothes at night, have worms.
      (5) Persons of scrofulous diathesis, subject to various congestions, especially of portal system.
      (6) Lymphatic temperaments, nervous constitutions disposed to hemorrhoids, with constipation or morning diarrhoea, diseases caused especially by suppressed eruptions, peevishness, sudden and frequent flushes of heat all over body, followed by perspiration, hot palms, soles, and vertex, faintness in epigastrium in forenoon.
      (7) Children, emaciated, old-looking faces, big bellies, dry, flabby skin.
      (8) Full-blooded persons with great irritability, restlessness, and hastiness.
      (9) Old people. (10) People with hot, sweaty hands.
      (11) "Ragged philosophers," dirty-looking persons who are always speculating on religious or philosophical subjects.
      (12) Freckled people. (13) Light-complexioned people.
      (14) Red-haired people.
      (15) Dark-complexioned people, Negroes. (16) People who refer all their sufferings to the epigastrium: "everything affects me there." The symptoms are: worse by touch.
      Worse pressure (pressure better pain in head when coughing).
      Rest worse.
      Standing worse.
      Stooping worse.
      Lying on (right) painful side better.
      Motion better pains in head, hips, knee, Hemorrhoids, worse other symptoms.
      Moving arms worse.
      Every step worse.
      Rising worse.
      Ascending worse.
      Talking causes fatigue of whole body.
      Vivacious talking causes hammering headaches.
      Worse eleven AM, 12 noon, midnight, morning, evening, night, after midnight.
      Wants doors and windows open.
      Susceptible to temperature, warm things feel hot.
      Indoors causes nose stopped up, better emptiness in occiput.
      Open air aggravates.
      Draft of air aggravates.
      Raw air aggravates.
      Warmth aggravates.
      Sun worse (headache).
      Washing aggravates.
      Cold, damp weather aggravates.
      Cold food and drink worse thirst.
      Cold water better head, left eye, whitlow.
      Worse Before a storm.
      Worse After sleep. Worse From milk, sweets, alcohol.
      Better By eating, worse after.
      Worse Before eating. Better By warm food.
      Worse Before, during, and after menses (headache, leucorrhoea).
      worse Looking down. Worse Crossing running water.
      Worse Raising arms. Hearing is worse eating and blowing nose.

Relations.
      (Sul. frequently serves to rouse the reactive powers when carefully selected remedies fail to act (especially in acute diseases, in chronic, Pso.).
      In this respect it is a close analogue and ally of Medor. and Syph., which should be studied with it.)
      Antidoted by: Aco., Camph., Cham., Chi., Merc., Puls., Rhus, Sep., Thu.
      Antidote to: Aco., Aloe., Chi., Iod., Merc., Nit-ac., Olean., Rhus, Sep., Thu., ailments from abuse of metals generally.
      Compatible: Calc., Calc. ph., Lyc., Sars., Sep., Puls. (Sul., Calc., Lyc., and Sul., Sars., Sep. frequently follow in this order.
      It is generally said that Calc. should not be used before Sul.).
      Follows well: Merc.
      Complementary: Alo. (Sul. is generally the remedy when Alo. has been abused as a purgative), Aco., Nux, Puls. (Sul. is the "chronic" of the last three.
      If a patient is sleepless Sul. may be given at night.
      If the patient sleeps well it is best given in the morning, as it may disturb sleep if given at night, Nux may be given at night and Sul. In the morning when their complementary action is desired).
      Sul. complements Rhus in paralysis.
      Follows and complements Ant. t. and Ipec. in lung affections, especially left, atelectasis.
      An interpolated dose of Sul. helps Sil. In indurations. Pso. complements Sul., Pso. loves heat, Sul. hates it.
      Teste includes in the Sul. group: Crot. t., Merc. c., Bov., Aeth. c., Kre., Lob. i., Merc. sol., Aster., Cic., Rat.
      Compare: Meningitis, Apis. Injuries to eyes, Aco. (Sul. follows).
      Early-morning diarrhoea, Bry. (as soon as he moves), Nat. s. (with much flatus), Rx. c., Podo. (stools changeable, go on all day, though worse at noon, Sul. raw, sore anus), Diosc. (colic flying to other parts).
      Defective reaction, Pso., Cup., Laur., Val., Ambr., Carb. v. Flushes at climaxis, Lach., Sul. Ac., Amyl., K. bi.
      Intermittent fever and neuralgia, Chi., Ars., Bapt. Ravenous hunger with heat at vertex, Calc., Phos. Tuberculosis, Bac., Calc., Phos. Itch, Merc., Sep., Caust. Dyspepsia, Nux, Sep. Excessive venery, masturbation, Nux, Calc. Yellow-brown spots, Sep., Lyc., Curare. Rheumatism, paralysis, Rhus. Sour stools, sore anus, Cham. Pneumonia, restoration imperfect, Sang. Paralysis from cold, Aco., Caust., Rhus. Accumulation of flatus, sour and bitter taste, Lyc. (with Sul. Patient refers accumulation to left groin, region of sigmoid flexure).
      Bad effects of mental exhaustion, of seminal losses, Selen. (Sel. is a cognate element of Sul. and close analogue, Sel. Worse from tea, Sul. Worse from coffee, Sel. has "tingling in spots").
      Morning aphonia, Carb. v.(Carb. v. also evening).
      Edges of eyelids, Graph., Bac. Congestion of lumbar spine, Pic. ac. Atrophy of infants, Ars. Sinking worse eleven AM. Na. m., Phos., Ind., Na. C., Zn. (nervous symptoms, Arg. n.).
      Prophylactic of cholera, Cup. Weak from talking, Stan., Cocc., Ver., Calc. Falls easily, Na. c. Hasty speech and action, Bell., Lach., Dulc., Hep. Weak ankles, Sul. Ac., Caust. better Open air, desire to be uncovered, Pul., Lyc. Wetting bed in deep sleep, Bell. (In first sleep, Sep.).
      Effects of losses of fluids, Ars., Calc., Chi., Fer. Persistent speck before left eye (right Sel.).
      Vision mostly green, Sang. Rhagades of hands, Nat. c. Hard, horny hands, Nat. m., Graph. (opp. Calc.).
      Left to right, Lach. Stitches up vagina, Sep., Phos., Nit-ac. (also down and out), Alm., Berb., Pul. (Sul. stitches go to head).
      Left ovarian and left inframammary pain, Lil., Lach., Caulo., Vib. o., Pul., Ustil. Bearing-down pains, Bell., Sep., Gossyp., Pul., Sec. worse On awaking, Lach., Na. m. Alarmed about soul’s salvation, Ver. Worse Hearing water run, Hfb. Violent movements of foetus, Op., Croc., Thuj. Dread of losing mind, Calc., Lyc., Nux. Hollow sensation in region of heart (Lil. as if heart empty).
      Earthy complexion, Na. m. Tall, slender people, Phos. (Sul. With stoop).
      Aversion to be washed, Ant. C., Clem., Hep., Rhus, Sep., Spi. (Puls. baby likes being washed).
      Fear of ghosts, Aco., Ars., Bro., Carb. v., Cocc., Lyc., Phos., Pul., Ran. b., Sep., Zn. (I have been frequently asked by patients taking Sul. not to give them "that medicine" again as it made them "see faces," generally described as horrible).
      worse Heat of bed at night, Bry., Merc., Pul., Cham. (toothache), Dros., Led., Sbi., Apis. Laughing alternately with weeping, Aur., Pul., Lyc., Croc., Phos., Ver. Vertigo looking down, Olean. (Calc. turning head head, Pul. looking up).
      Throbbing headache, Glon., Calc., Pul. Drowsiness with headache, Bruc., Strych., Gins., Herac., Na. s., Gels., Nux m. Passes almost pure blood from rectum, Merc., Aco. Diabetes with impotence, Mosch. Phimosis, Can. s., Merc., Nit-ac., Sep., Thu., Rhus, Sbi. Hunger at night, Chi. s., Pso., Phos. (with febrile heat, unappeasable), Lyc., Ign. Hot breath, Calc., Rhus. Sharp splinter sensation on slightest touch, Arg. n., Hep., Nit-ac. Throat, right then left, Lyc., Bar. C., left side, Lach., Sul. Freckles, Adren. Weak chest when speaking, Calc. Acid smell from mouth, Nux. Taste of blood, Ham. Sensation of hair in throat, K. bi., Sil. Intolerance of pressure of clothes, Lach. Blackish stools, Lept. Burning between scapulae, Phos., Lyc. Sinking sensations, worms, Scirrh. and other cancer nosodes.
      Vividly remembered dreams, Chi. Mistakes time of day, Merc., Lach. Boils, Anthrax. Vaccination effects, Thu., Mal an Red lips, red borders round eyelids, Bac. Offensive body smell, checked eruptions and discharges, Med. Excessively sensitive to atmospheric changes, Hep., K. ca., Pso. (Pso. is generally extremely chilly, Sul. hot).
      Restless, hot, kicks off clothes at night, Hep., Sanic. Wants to find cool place for feet, Sanic. Relapsing alcoholism, Pso., Bac.

Causation.
      Suppressions.
      Alcohol.
      Sun.
      Sprains.
      Chills.
      Over-exertion.
      Reaching high.
      Falls.
      Blows.
      Bed-sores.

Mind.
      Melancholy and sadness, with grieving ideas, uneasiness respecting the patient’s own condition and prospects, and about business affairs, so as to become exceedingly unhappy, disgusted with life, and even to despair of eternal salvation.
      Egoistic.
      Dwells on religious or philosophical speculations, anxiety about soul’s salvation, indifference about lot of others.
      Vexatious and morbid ideas of the past arise and cannot be got rid of.
      Hypochondriac mood (through the day, in evening he is inclined to be merry).
      Strong tendency to weep, and frequent weeping, alternating sometimes with involuntary laughter.
      Disconsolate humor, with scruples of conscience, even with respect to the most innocent actions.
      Fits of anguish, especially in evening, timidity and great tendency to be frightened.
      Precipitation, restlessness, and impatience.
      Peevishness, childish peevishness in grown people.
      Ill-humor, moroseness, quarrelsome disposition, disposition to criticize, and dislike to conversation.
      Irritability, disposition to anger and passion.
      Great indolence and repugnance to all exertion, both mental and bodily.
      Too lazy to rouse himself up, and too unhappy to live.
      Indecision, awkwardness (at his work), inadvertence, anthropophobia, with feeling of giddiness.
      Stupidity and imbecility, with difficulty in understanding and in answering correctly.
      In afternoon, stupefied state after a glass of wine.
      Great weakness of memory, chiefly for proper names.
      Misplaces or cannot find the proper word when he speaks.
      Mistakes as to time, thinks it earlier than it is, at vesper bell (7 PM) insists it is only five PM, quite angry when one attempts to convince her of her error.
      Forgetfulness of that which is about to be uttered.
      Great flow of ideas, for the most part sad and unpleasant, but sometimes gay, and interspersed with musical airs.
      Strong tendency to religious and philosophical reveries, with fixed ideas.
      Incoherent speech.
      Mania, with a settled idea of having all things in abundance, possessing beautiful things, &c.
      Delirium with carphologia.
      Errors respecting objects, a hat is mistaken for a bonnet, a rag for a handsome gown, &c.
      Foolish happiness and pride, fantastic illusion of the intellect, especially if one turns everything into beauty, as an old rag or stick looks to be a beautiful piece of workmanship, everything looks pretty which the patient takes a fancy to.
      Melancholia and epilepsy, with strong impulsive tendency to suicide by drowning or leaping from window, five fits a day with at times two hours of unconsciousness, always worse during menses (Sul. from cured).

Head.
      Confusion in head, with difficulty in meditating, or weakness, dizziness, and stupor, sometimes with necessity to lie down, and especially in morning or in evening, or when walking in open air, or when going up an ascent.
      Vertigo and staggering, especially when seated, or after a meal, or when exercising in open air, when stooping, looking down, walking, going up an ascent, rising from a seat, lying on back, passing over running water, and also in morning, in evening, or at night, and often with nausea, syncope, weakness, and bleeding at nose (with inclination to fall to left side, with vanishing of sight).
      Headache as if caused by incarcerated flatus, by obstruction in head, or by a debauch.
      Painful sensibility of head, chiefly of vertex, on least movement, with pain at every step, when coughing, blowing nose, or masticating.
      Sensitiveness of the vertex, pressing pain when touching it, worse from heat of bed, in morning when waking, on scratching it, it bites and burns.
      Fullness, pressure, and heaviness in head, chiefly in forehead (worse when raising head and after sleeping and talking.
      Better when sitting or when lying with head high) and occiput.
      Tearing or stitches in forehead or temples, from within to without, worse from stooping, better when pressing head together, or when moving about.
      Sensation of emptiness in back part of head, worse in open air and when talking better in room.
      Pulsation in head with heat in brain, pulsation of carotid arteries and of heart, worse on waking in morning, when moving about, on stooping, when talking, in open air, better when at rest and in warm room.
      Hammering headache on vivacious talking.
      Throbbing all over head with furious pain taking away her sight and preventing her from stooping: it affects vertex more and is worse by washing her head (produced.
      R.T.C.)
      Heat on crown, cold feet, frequent flushings.
      Painful tingling on vertex and in temples.
      Violent pain in vertex in evening, as if hair would be torn out, it bristles on the most painful spots.
      (Pain in vertex, right side, worse 5 to eight PM, better by warmth.
      R.T.C.)
      Boring headache on top, beneath vertex, the spot is painful to touch externally.
      Severe burning in vertex, went off after getting up, succeeded by cool feeling in same place.
      Aching, burning, throbbing, pressing in vertex.
      Vertex very sensitive when touched, and when not.
      Tension in forehead and eyes on exercising brain, worse when lifting up eyes, after sleeping, better when sitting in room.
      Tension and painful contraction in brain, sometimes with a sensation as if head were compressed by a band (with the sensation as if the flesh were loose around it, followed by inflammation of the bones and caries, worse in wet, cold weather and when at rest, better from motion).
      Expansive pressure, as if head were about to burst, principally in temples.
      Sharp and jerking pains, or drawing and shootings in head.
      Painful sensation, as if brain were wounded or bruised.
      Sensation as if the head were soft, as if the brains had been bashed in.
      On moving head brain strikes against cranium.
      Congestion of blood in head, with pulsative pains, clucking, and feeling of heat in brain.
      Rush of blood to head, a pressure out at eyes, with roaring in ears and heat of face, during menses, during soft stool, at night in bed, arising from chest with throbbing, worse when stooping, talking, in open air, better sitting in warm room.
      Tinkling, buzzing, roaring, and vibration in head.
      The headache is often only semi lateral, or confined to vertex, or to occiput, or to forehead above eyes, with inclination to frown or to close eyes, confusion of sight, unfitness for meditation, humming in ears, and nausea, with inclination to vomit.
      Quotidian, periodical, and intermittent headaches, appearing principally at night, or in evening in bed, or in morning, or after a meal, (every 3, 4, 6, 12, or 24 hours, 12 noon or 12 midnight, worse midsummer or midwinter).
      Movement, walking, open air, and meditation often excite or worse the headaches.
      Pimples with itching in head, principally in forehead.
      Dry or thick yellowish scabs in scalp, with secretion of a thick and fetid pus, but always with great itching.
      Dry (seldom humid), offensive, scabby, easily bleeding, burning, and sore paining eruption on back part of head and behind ears, with cracks, better from scratching (tinea capitis).
      (Scabby eruption over head and on various parts of body, with hard lumps that discharge and irritate and prevent sleep.
      R.T.C.)
      Coldness in head, sometimes only in circumscribed places.
      Painful sensitiveness of the roots of hair and of scalp when touched.
      Mobility of scalp.
      Falling off of hair, with great dryness of the hair, painfulness of scalp to the touch and violent itching in evening when getting warm in bed, with swelling of glands on neck (also in lying in women).
      Fontanelles remain open too long.
      Head bent forward when walking.
      Itching in head, with impatience.
      Exanthema and itching on forehead.

Eyes.
      Heaviness and aching in eyes and lids, with a sensation of friction as from sand.
      Itching of eyebrows.
      Itching, tickling, and burning sensation in eyes, canthi, and lids.
      Pains as from a bruise or wound, and smarting in eyes and lids.
      The pains in eyes often extend into head, and are worse by movement of eyes, and also by light of the sun, which sometimes worse them to an insupportable degree.
      Pain (cutting) in right eye, renewable by touching right side of tip of nose.
      Stinging in eyes, especially in sunshine and from light of a candle.
      Inflammation, swelling, and redness of sclerotica, conjunctiva, and eyelids.
      Pain in lid, as if rubbed against spicula of glass.
      Smarting pain as from dryness of margins of lids.
      Redness of borders of lids.
      Ulceration in the margins of the eyelids.
      Pustules and ulcers round orbits as far as cheeks.
      Inflammatory redness of iris.
      Affections in general of the cornea, eyeball, sclerotica.
      Opacity of cornea, as if covered with dust, or clouded, with a deposit of greyish lymph between the lamella.
      Specks, vesicles (pustules), and ulcers in the cornea (with redness of eye).
      Injection of vessels of conjunctiva.
      Pupil unequal, or dilated and immovable, or contracted.
      Cloudiness of crystalline lens.
      Nodosity, like hordeolum, in lids.
      Eyes water, itch, and feel hot.
      Profuse lachrymation, especially in open air, or great dryness of eyes, worse in a room.
      Pain as from dryness of eyeballs, and a sensation as if they rubbed against the lids.
      Lachrymation in morning, with burning.
      Retinitis, caused by over-use of eyes, congestion of optic nerve.
      Oily tears.
      Copious secretion of mucus in eyes, day and night.
      Nocturnal agglutination of lids.
      Palpitation and quivering of eyelids.
      Contraction of eyelids in morning.
      Trembling of eyes.
      Confused sight, as if directed through a mist, or as if down or a veil were before eyes.
      Dim-sightedness, cataract.
      Great dimness of vision, as if cornea had lost transparency, confusion of head and dull aching in forehead.
      Objects seem more distant than they are.
      Presbyopia.
      Myopia
      Clouded sight when reading.
      The eyes are dazzled by daylight.
      Dazzled by looking long at an object.
      Sparks and white spots, or dancing flies, black points, and spots before eyes.
      Night-blindness.
      Visions of faces appear on closing the eyes.
      Objects appear to be yellow.
      Great sensitiveness (and aversion) of eyes to light, principally to that of the sun, and during warm and oppressive weather.
      Halo around a lamp light, cataract.
      Yellowish color of sclerotica.

Ears.
      Itching in ears (in external ear).
      Stitches in left ear.
      Sharp or drawing pains, or shootings in ears, sometimes extending into head or into throat.
      Recurring earaches in tubercular meningitis.
      R.T.C.)
      Burning heat which goes out at ears.
      Gurgling in ears as if water were in them.
      Discharge of pus from ears.
      Otorrhoea, worse left ear.
      Discharge from both ears, dirty, very offensive, profuse, of a penetrating odor, at times causing an eruption about auricles, objects strongly to having ears washed.
      Bed effects from suppression of otorrhoea, hard hearing, especially if ears are very dry, noise in ears in general, particularly a humming.
      Otitis, in psoric subjects.
      Furunculus on tragus.
      Great acuteness of hearing, the least noise is insupportable, and playing the piano occasions nausea.
      Something seem to come before ears.
      Swashing in ears.
      Hardness of hearing preceded by hypersensitiveness of hearing.
      Dysecoia, especially for human voice, from disposition to catarrhs, worse after eating or blowing nose.
      Obstruction and sensation of stoppage (pressure and pain when sneezing, as if ulcerated) in one ear, often when eating or blowing nose.
      Tinkling, humming, and roaring in ears (in evening in bed), sometimes with congestion of blood in head.
      Cracking in ear, like the breaking of a bladder full of water.
      Excoriation behind ears.
      Ears very red with children.

Nose.
      Boring in root of nose.
      (Itching and) burning in nostrils.
      Inflammatory swelling (redness) of nose, chiefly at extremity, or in alae nasi (worse in r.).
      Tip of nose red and shiny.
      Right ala nasi and entire septum inflamed and painful to touch.
      Inflammation, ulceration, and scabies in nostrils.
      Cracking in nose, like the bursting of a bladder full of air.
      Ephelides and black pores in nose.
      Herpes across nose, like a saddle.
      Obstruction of nose, sometimes semi lateral.
      Great dryness of nose.
      Dry coryza, or fluent coryza, with copious secretion of mucus.
      Burning coryza in open air, obstructions of nose in room.
      Discharge of burning mucus, or secretion of a thick yellowish, and puriform mucus in nostrils.
      Blood or sanguinous mucus is blown from nose.
      (Discharge of watery fluid from nose tinged with blood, and synchronous with precordial pain, severe headache and pains in soles of feet, high-colored urine and confined bowels: symptoms followed on a severe wetting.
      R.T.C.)
      Bleeding of nose, especially in morning, and sometimes with vertigo (at 3 p PM, afterwards it feels sore when touched).
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