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Iodium

Iodine, Iodum, Iodinum


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HPUS label indication: Debility

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

Below are the strongest indications of Iodium in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

Materia Medica Sources
 
H.C. Allen - no Iodium
T.F. AllenBoenninghausenBoerickeBogerClarkeHahnemannHeringKent Lectures  
Kent New remedies - no Iodium
 
Reversed & reworded Kent repertory - no Iodium
 
Morrel - no Iodium
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  GENERAL

General

Rapid metabolism: Loss of flesh with great appetite. Hungry with much thirst. Better after eating. Great debility, the slightest effort induces perspiration. Iodium. individual is exceedingly thin, dark complexioned, with enlarged lymphatic glands, has voracious appetite but gets thin. Tubercular type.
All glandular structures, respiratory organs, circulatory system are especially affected; they atrophy. Iodium arouses the defensive apparatus of the system by assembling the mononuclear leucocytes whose phagocytic action is marked, at a given point. Lead poisoning. Tremor. Iodine craves cold air.
Acute exacerbation of chronic inflammation. Arthritis deformans. Acts prominently on connective tissue. the plague. goitre. Abnormal vasoconstriction, capillary congestion followed by oedema, ecchymosis, hemorrhages, and nutritive disturbances are the pathological conditions at the basis of its symptomatology. Sluggish vital reaction, hence chronicity in many of its aspects. Acute catarrh of all mucous membranes, rapid emaciation, notwithstanding good appetite, and glandular atrophy call for this remedy, in numerous wasting diseases and in scrofulous patients. Acute affections of the respiratory organs. Pneumonia, rapid extension. Iodium is warm, and wants cool surroundings. Weakness and loss of breath going upstairs. Adenoid vegetations. Tincture internally and locally to swollen glands and Rattlesnake bites.

Dose

The crude drug in saturated solution may be required. Third to thirtieth potency. Ioduretted solution of Potass. Iod ( 35 grains Potass. and 4 grains Iodium to 1 oz. of water, 10 drops three times a day) expels tapeworms dead.<

  MODALITIES ETC

Worse

WORSE, when quiet, in warm room, right side.

Better

BETTER, walking about, in open air.

  RELATIONSHIPS

Relations

Yatren. Iodium. pathogenesis is similar to that of Carbol. Acid. Antidotes: Hepar; Sulph.; Gratiola.
Complementary: Lycopod.; Badiaga.
Compare: Brom.; Hepar; Mercur.; Phosph.; Abrot; Nat-mur.; Sanic.; Tuber.

  MIND

Mind

Anxiety When quiet

present anxiety and depression, no reference to the future

Sudden impulse to run and do violence

Forgetful

Must be busy

Fear of people, shuns every one

Melancholy

Suicidal tendency.

Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; desire for open air

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; mood; alternating mood

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety

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  HEAD

Head

Throbbing; Rush of blood, and feeling of a tight band

Vertigo; worse from stooping, worse in warm room Chronic, congestive headache of old people ( Phos.)

Pain, headache; from wrapping up head

Warm coverings on head

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  EYE

Eye

Violent lachrymation

Pain in eyes

Pupil dilated

Constant motion of eyeballs

Acute dacryocystitis.

Lids; eyes open; eyes permanently open

Lids; spasmodic opening of eyes

Protrusion; protruding eye balls

Staring

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  NOSE

Nose

Sneezing

Sudden violent influenza

Dry coryza becomes fluent in open air, also a Fluent hot coryza with general heat of skin

Pain at root of nose and frontal sinus

Nose stopped up

Tendency to ulceration

Loss of smell

Acute nasal engorgement associated with high blood pressure.

Discharge from nose; wearing away skin

Discharge from nose; thin

Discharge from nose; watery

Running or blocked nose (coryza); blocked; warm room

Running or blocked nose (coryza); annual (hay fever); asthmatic breathing

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  FACE

Face

Swelling; glands in general

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  MOUTH

Mouth

Gums loose and bleed easily

Foul ulcers and salivation

Profuse, fetid ptyalism

Tongue thickly coated

Offensive odor from mouth.

Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers

Salivation

Salivation; from mercury poisoning

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  SKIN

Skin

Hot, dry, yellow and withered

Glands enlarged

Nodosities

Anasarca of cardiac disease.

Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.

Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; copious

Abnormal growths; ulcers; generating pus

Abnormal growths; ulcers; syphilitic

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  THROAT

Throat

Larynx feels constricted

Eustachian deafness

Thyroid enlarged

Goitre, with sensation of constriction

Swollen submaxillary glands

Uvula swollen.

Choking, constricting; larynx

Feels hot; larynx

Inflammation; follicular

Irritation; in air passages

Irritation; larynx

Mucus; in the air passages

Mucus; larynx

Tickling in the air passages; morning

Tickling in the air passages; warm room

Tickling in the air passages; larynx

Tickling in the air passages; in trachea (wind pipe)

Voice; hoarseness

External throat; goitre

External throat; goitre; exophthalmic

External throat; goitre; painful

External throat; glands indurated (hard from inflammation)

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  CHEST

Chest

Heart; Heart feels squeezed

Myocarditis, painful compression around heart

Feels as if squeezed by an Iron hand (Cactus) followed by great weakness and faintness

Palpitation from least exertion

Tachycardia.

Arm pit; indurated (hard from inflammation), glands

Breast; flabby breasts

Breast; withered breast

Constriction, tension; heart

Constriction, tension; heart; grasping sensation

Heart; palpitations

Heart; palpitations; from exertion

Heart; palpitations; tumultuous, violent, intense

Heart; palpitations; walking; rapidly

Lungs; tuberculosis

Lungs; tuberculosis; containing pus and ulcerative

Pain; burning; during coughing

Pain; burning; with dry cough

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; coughing

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  COUGH

Cough

Open air

Croupy

Dry cough

Dry cough; morning

Sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); from irritation in air passages

Tickling; larynx

Tickling; in wind pipe

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  RESPIRATION

Respiration

Hoarse

RAW and tickling feeling provoking a dry cough

Pain in larynx

Laryngitis, with painful roughness; worse during cough

Child grasps throat when coughing

Right-sided pneumonia with high temperature

Difficult expansion of chest, blood-streaked sputum; internal dry heat, external coldness

Violent heart action

Pneumonia

Hepatization spreads rapidly with persistent high temperature; absence of pain in spite of great involvement, worse warmth; craves cool air

Croup in scrofulous children with dark hair and eyes ( Brom

opposite.) Inspiration difficult

Dry, morning cough, from tickling in larynx

Croupy cough, with difficult respiration; wheezy

Cold extends downwards from head to throat and bronchi

Great weakness about chest

Palpitation from least exertion

Pleuritis effusion

Tickling all over chest

Iodium

cough is worse indoors, in warm, wet weather, and when lying on back.

Asthma attack; in hay fever

Rough; sawing

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  ABDOMEN

Abdomen

Stomach; Throbbing at pit of stomach

Ravenous hunger and much thirst

Empty eructations, as if every particle of food were turned into gas

Anxious and worried if he does not eat ( Cina; Sulph.) Loses flesh, yet hungry and eating well ( Abrot.)

Liver and spleen sore and enlarged

Jaundice

Mesenteric glands enlarged

Pancreatic disease

Cutting pain in abdomen.

Enlarged; spleen

Hard; behind lower ribs

Hard; liver

Pain; with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception); pain in region of liver

Skin; pus, groin glands

Stomach; appetite; insatiable

Stomach; appetite; ravenous, excessive; eating increases the hunger; soon after eating

Stomach; appetite; ravenous, excessive; eating increases the hunger; 3 hours after

Stomach; appetite; ravenous, excessive; yet becoming extremely thin

Stomach; appetite; ravenous, excessive; with severe wasting (food not absorbed)

Stomach; burping, belching; daytime

Stomach; sensation of movement in stomach; trembling

Stomach; sensation of movement in stomach; trembling; during heat

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  STOOL

Stool

Hemorrhage at every stool

Diarrhoea, whitish, frothy, fatty

Constipation, with ineffectual urging; better by drinking cold milk

Constipation alternating with diarrhoea ( Ant

Cr.)

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  URINE

Urine

Frequent and copious, Dark yellow-green ( Bovista), thick, acrid with cuticle on surface.

Odour; like ammonia

Odour; strong

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  GENITALS

Genitals

Male; Testicles swollen and indurated

Hydrocele

Loss of sexual power, with atrophied testes.

Female; Great weakness during menses ( Alum.; Carbo An.; Coccul.; Haematoxylon.) Menstruation irregular

Uterine hemorrhage

Ovaritis ( Apis.; Bell.; Lach.) Wedge-like pain from ovary to uterus

dwindling of mammary glands

Nodosities in skin of mammae

Acrid leucorrhoea, thick, slimy, corroding the linen

Wedge-like pain in the right ovarian region.

Male; pain; pulling; penis

Male; tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps); testes

Male; testes and scrotum (balls); scrotum swollen by fluid accumulation

Female; vaginal discharge

Female; withered ovaries

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  EXTREMITIES, LIMBS

Extremities, limbs

Joints inflamed and painful

Pain in bones at night

White swelling

Gonorrhoeal rheumatism

Rheumatism of nape and upper extremities

Cold hands and feet

Acrid sweat of feet

Pulsation in large arterial trunks

Rheumatic pains, nightly pains in joints; constrictive sensations.

Coldness; upper limbs; hands

Coldness; lower limbs; foot

Inflammation; joints; night

Movements and positions; trembling

Pain; joints; night

Pain; joints; rheumatic

Pain; tearing; elbow

Perspiration; foot

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  FEVER AND CHILL

Fever and chill

Flushes of heat all over body

Marked fever, restlessness, red cheeks, apathetic

Profuse sweat.

In bed; rising from bed

After eating

Periodic, recurring; every fourth day

Periodic, recurring; every fourth day; double; with constant diarrhoea, on the days free from fever

Hectic fever

Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat

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  PERSPIRATION

Perspiration

During slight exertion (see walking)

Odour; sour

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  GENERALITIES

Generalities

Night

Desire for open air

Open air

Becoming heated

Physical exertion

Eating and food; before eating

Eating and food; after eating

Eating and food; symptoms while fasting

Eating and food; heavy food

Eating and food; from hunger

Emaciated (extremely thin)

Emaciated (extremely thin); children (marasmus)

Emaciated (extremely thin); aged people

Faintness, fainting

Fluid build up; external

Glands; withered glands

Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); glands

Inflammation; internally

Lying down; lying in bed

Lying down; lying on side; on painful side

Mucous secretions increased

Pressure

Pulse; abnormal

Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid

Swelling; glands

Swelling; glands; hard

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; sensation of heat

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); becoming cold

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm room

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm air

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; becoming warm in open air

Trembling; internally

Twitching

Twitching; of tendons

Warmth

Warmth; warm room

Warmth; warm air

Warmth; becoming warm in open air

Wraps

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from ascending stairs

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from heat; eat of summer

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from hunger

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from perspiration

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Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.