IodiumIodine, Iodum, Iodinum
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.
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.
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.<≡ show all authors ...
WORSE, when quiet, in warm room, right side.
BETTER, walking about, in open air.≡ show all authors ...
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.
Anxiety When quiet
present anxiety and depression, no reference to the future
Sudden impulse to run and do violence
Must be busy
Fear of people, shuns every one
Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; desire for open air
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; mood; alternating mood
unhappy; sadness, mental depression
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety≡ more ...
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≡ more ...
Pain in eyes
Constant motion of eyeballs
Lids; eyes open; eyes permanently open
spasmodic opening of eyes
Protrusion; protruding eye balls
Staring≡ more ...
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
Running or blocked nose (coryza); blocked; warm room
annual (hay fever); asthmatic breathing≡ more ...
Gums loose and bleed easily
Foul ulcers and salivation
Profuse, fetid ptyalism
Tongue thickly coated
Offensive odor from mouth.
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers
from mercury poisoning≡ more ...
Hot, dry, yellow and withered
Anasarca of cardiac disease.
Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; copious
ulcers; generating pus
ulcers; syphilitic≡ more ...
Larynx feels constricted
Goitre, with sensation of constriction
Swollen submaxillary glands
Choking, constricting; larynx
Feels hot; larynx
Irritation; in air passages
Mucus; in the air passages
Tickling in the air passages; morning
in trachea (wind pipe)
External throat; goitre
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Heart; Heart feels squeezed
Myocarditis, painful compression around heart
Palpitation from least exertion
Arm pit; indurated (hard from inflammation), glands
Breast; flabby breasts
Constriction, tension; heart
heart; grasping sensation
palpitations; from exertion
palpitations; tumultuous, violent, intense
palpitations; walking; rapidly
tuberculosis; containing pus and ulcerative
Pain; burning; during coughing
burning; with dry cough
stitching, sudden, sharp; coughing≡ more ...
Sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); from irritation in air passages
in wind pipe≡ more ...
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
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
Tickling all over chest
cough is worse indoors, in warm, wet weather, and when lying on back.
Asthma attack; in hay fever
Rough; sawing≡ more ...
Stomach; Throbbing at pit of stomach
Ravenous hunger and much thirst
Empty eructations, as if every particle of food were turned into gas
Liver and spleen sore and enlarged
Mesenteric glands enlarged
Cutting pain in abdomen.
Hard; behind lower ribs
Pain; with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception); pain in region of liver
Skin; pus, groin glands
Stomach; appetite; insatiable
appetite; ravenous, excessive; eating increases the hunger; soon after eating
appetite; ravenous, excessive; eating increases the hunger; 3 hours after
appetite; ravenous, excessive; yet becoming extremely thin
appetite; ravenous, excessive; with severe wasting (food not absorbed)
burping, belching; daytime
sensation of movement in stomach; trembling
during heat≡ more ...
Hemorrhage at every stool
Diarrhoea, whitish, frothy, fatty
Constipation, with ineffectual urging; better by drinking cold milk
Constipation alternating with diarrhoea ( Ant
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Frequent and copious, Dark yellow-green ( Bovista), thick, acrid with cuticle on surface.
Odour; like ammonia
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Male; Testicles swollen and indurated
Loss of sexual power, with atrophied testes.
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
tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps); testes
testes and scrotum (balls); scrotum swollen by fluid accumulation
Female; vaginal discharge
withered ovaries≡ more ...
Joints inflamed and painful
Pain in bones at night
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
lower limbs; foot
Inflammation; joints; night
Movements and positions; trembling
Pain; joints; night
Perspiration; foot≡ more ...
Fever and chill
Flushes of heat all over body
Marked fever, restlessness, red cheeks, apathetic
In bed; rising from bed
Periodic, recurring; every fourth day
every fourth day; double; with constant diarrhoea, on the days free from fever
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat≡ more ...
Desire for open air
Eating and food; before eating
symptoms while fasting
Emaciated (extremely thin)
Fluid build up; external
Glands; withered glands
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); glands
Lying down; lying in bed
lying on side; on painful side
Mucous secretions increased
frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; sensation of heat
becoming warm in open air
becoming warm in open air
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
from ascending stairs
from heat; eat of summer
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