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Kali Bichromicum

Bichromate Of Potash, Kali Bich, Kal Bich, Kali-bich, Kalium Bichromicum, Kali Chromicum

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HPUS indication: Sinuses

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

Materia Medica Sources
H.C. Allen - no Kali Bichromicum
T.F. AllenBoenninghausenBoerickeBogerClarke  
Hahnemann - no Kali Bichromicum
HeringKent LecturesKent New remediesReversed & reworded Kent repertory  
Morrel - no Kali Bichromicum
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The special affinities of this drug are the mucous membrane of stomach, bowels, and air-passages; bones and fibrous tissue. Kidneys, heart, and liver are also affected. Incipient parenchymatous; nephritis. Nephritis with gastric disturbances. Cirrhosis of liver. Anaemia and absence of fever are characteristic. General weakness bordering on paralysis. It is especially indicated for fleshy, fat, light complexioned persons subject to catarrhs or with syphilitic or scrofulous history. Symptoms are worse in the morning; Pains migrate quickly, rheumatic and gastric symptoms alternate. More adapted to subacute rather than the violent acute stage. Mucous membranes everywhere are affected. Catarrh of pharynx, larynx, bronchi and nose, and a Tough, stringy, viscid secretion is produced, which condition is a very strong guiding symptom for this drug. Perforation of the septum. Chronic atonic catarrh. Polypus. Dilatation of stomach and heart.

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BETTER, from heat. WORSE, beer, morning, hot weather, undressing.

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Compare: Tart. Emet.; Brom.; Hepar; Ind.; Calc.;’ Ant. Cr. In the production of false membranes compare: BROM.; Ammon. Caust.; Sulph-ac.; Ipecac.
Antidotes: Ars.; Lach.

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Vertigo with nausea when rising from seat

Headache over Eyebrows, preceded by blurred vision

Aching and fullness in glabella

Semilateral headache in small spots, and from suppressed catarrh

Frontal pain; usually over one eye

Bones and scalp feel sore.

Pain, headache; recurring headache; every day; at same hour

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Supraorbital neuralgia, right side

Eyelids burn, swollen, edematous

Discharge ROPY and yellow

Ulcers on cornea; no pain or photophobia

Descemetitis, with only moderate irritation of eye

Croupous conjunctivitis; granular lids, with pannus

Iritis, with punctate deposits on inner surface of cornea

Slight pain, with severe ulceration or inflammation ( Conium opposite.)

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Swollen, with tearing pains

Thick, yellow, stringy, fetid discharge

Sharp stitches in left ear.

Discharges from ear

Discharges from ear; pus

Discharges from ear; pus; from middle ear

Discharges from ear; thick

Discharges from ear; yellow

Inflammation; media

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; left

Skin; out-breaks on skin; wearing away skin

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Snuffles of children, Especially fat, chubby babies

pressure and pain at root of nose, and sticking pain in nose

Septum ulcerate; 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 ( Hydr.) Loss of smell

Much hawking

Inability to breathe through nose


Coryza, with obstruction of nose

Violent sneezing

Profuse, watery nasal discharge

Chronic inflammation of frontal sinus with stopped-up sensation.


Catarrh; post nasal (see discharge)

Discharge from nose; crusts, scabs, inside

Discharge from nose; crusts, scabs, inside; hard to remove, and leave raw and sore

Discharge from nose; crusts, scabs, inside; reform if removed

Discharge from nose; crusts, scabs, inside; removed easily, but if pulled away too soon cause soreness at root and intolerance of light

Discharge from nose; crusts, scabs, inside; elastic plugs

Discharge from nose; crusts, scabs, inside; green, every morning; masses

Discharge from nose; greenish

Discharge from nose; hard, dry

Discharge from nose; offensive smelling

Discharge from nose; offensive smelling; from ulcer or disease of nasal bones

Discharge from nose; containing pus

Discharge from nose; thick

Discharge from nose; thick and sticky, tough

Discharge from nose; thick and sticky, tough; from behind nostrils

Discharge from nose; yellow

Discharge from nose; yellow; morning

Discharge from nose; yellow; from behind nostrils

Discharge from nose; yellowish-green

Discharge from nose; behind nostrils (see catarrh)

Dryness; inside

Dryness; inside; forced to blow nose, but no discharge

In heat; air exhaled feels hot

In heat; breath seems hot

In heat; root

Odours, imaginary and real; fetid


Pain; bones

Pain; at junction of cartilage

Pain; root

Pain; pressing; bones

Pain; pressing; root

Pain; sore, bruised; inside

Pain; sore, bruised; septum (flesh between nostrils)

Pulsation; root

Running or blocked nose (coryza); blocked

Running or blocked nose (coryza); during diphtheria

Skin or lining of nose; ulcers; inside

Skin or lining of nose; ulcers; septum (flesh between nostrils), round ulcers

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Florid complexion

Blotchy, red appearance

Acne ( Juglan; kal

Ars.) Bones sensitive, especially beneath orbits.

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Dry; viscid saliva

Tongue mapped, Red, shining, smooth, and dry, with dysentery; broad, flat, indented, thickly coated

Feeling of a hair on tongue.

Discoloration; tongue; red; glistening (see smooth)

Discoloration; tongue; white


Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; syphilitic

Saliva; mucus, slime; ropy (see also saliva)

Saliva; mucus, slime; thick and sticky

Saliva; ropy (see thick and sticky)

Saliva; thick and sticky

Tongue; smooth, shining, glazed, glossy tongue

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Papular eruptions

Ulcer with punched-out edges, with tendency to penetrate and tenacious exudation

Pustular eruption, resembling small-pox, with burning pains

Itching with vesicular eruption.

Abnormal growths; ulcers

Abnormal growths; ulcers; crusty; black scab

Abnormal growths; ulcers; deep

Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; corrosive

Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; yellow

Abnormal growths; ulcers; dry

Pain; burning

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Fauces red and inflamed

Dry and rough

Parotid glands swollen

Uvula relaxed, Edematous, bladder-like

Pseudomembranous deposit on tonsils and soft palate

Burning extending to stomach


Diphtheria, with profound prostration and soft pulse

Discharge from mouth and throat, tough and stringy.



Croup; membranous

Croup; extending to trachea (wind pipe)


Hawks often; morning

Inflammation; larynx

Irritation; in air passages

Irritation; larynx

Irritation; trachea (wind pipe)

Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.

Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; extending to larynx


Mucus; morning

Mucus; like jelly

Mucus; clinging

Mucus; clinging; morning

Mucus; thick

Mucus; yellow

Mucus; in the air passages

Mucus; larynx

Mucus; trachea (wind pipe)

Pain; trachea (wind pipe); on coughing

Swelling; uvula (lobe at back of mouth); fluid accumulation

Ulcers; throat at back of mouth

Voice; hoarseness

Voice; nasal

Voice; rough

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Heart; Dilatation, especially from coexisting kidney lesion

Cold feeling around heart ( Kali-nit.)


Oppressed feeling

Pain; breast bone; when coughing

Pain; sore, bruised

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; breast bone; extending to back

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Morning; on waking


From eating (including certain foods)


From mucus; in chest

From mucus; larynx

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White; morning

Difficult; adhering to throat, teeth and lips



Thick; ropy

Thick; stringy

Thick; and sticky


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Voice hoarse; worse, evening

Metallic, hacking cough

Profuse, yellow expectoration, very glutinous and sticky, coming out in long, stringy, and very tenacious mass

Tickling in larynx

Catarrhal laryngitis cough has a brassy sound

True membranous croup, extending to larynx and nares

Cough, with pain in sternum, extending to shoulders; worse when undressing

Pain at bifurcation of trachea on coughing; from mid-sternum to back.


Rattling; aged people

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Cutting through loins; cannot walk; extends to groins

Pain in coccyx and sacrum extending up and down.

Pain; coccyx (bottom tip of spine); while sitting

Pain; burning; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; between them

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Stomach; Nausea and vomiting after beer

Load immediately after eating

Feels as if digestion had stopped

Dilatation of stomach


Round ulcer of stomach

Stitches in region of liver and spleen and through to spine

Dislikes water

Cannot digest meat

Desire for beer and acids

Gastric symptoms are relieved after eating, and the rheumatic symptoms reappear

Vomiting of bright yellow water.

Cutting pain in abdomen, soon after eating

Chronic intestinal ulceration

Soreness in right hypochondrium, fatty infiltration of liver and increase in soft fibrous tissue

Painful retraction, soreness and burning.

Kidneys; pain; cutting

Kidneys; pain; sudden, sharp, stinging, sticking

Kidneys; pain; sudden, sharp, stinging, sticking; extending to other parts; bladder

Kidneys; pain; sudden, sharp, stinging, sticking; extending to other parts; down ureters (tubes between kidneys and bladder)

Stomach; disordered

Stomach; burping, belching

Stomach; heaviness, weight, oppression (see fullness); after drinking beer

Stomach; heaviness, weight, oppression (see fullness); after eating

Stomach; nausea; in alcoholics

Stomach; ulcers

Stomach; vomiting; in alcoholics

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Diarrhoea; morning

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Jelly-like, gelatinous; Worse, mornings

Dysentery; tenesmus, stools brown, frothy

Sensation of a plug in anus

Periodic constipation, with pain across the loins, and brown urine.

Urinary Organs.

Burning in urethra

After urinating a drop seems to remain which cannot be expelled

Ropy mucus in urine

Urethra becomes clogged up

Congestion of kidney; nephritis, with scanty, albuminous urine and casts

Pyelitis; urine mixed with epithelial cells, mucus, pus or blood




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Male; Itching and pain of penis, with pustules

Ulcers, with paroxysmal stitches; aggravated at night

Constriction at root of penis, at night on awakening

Syphilitic ulcers, with cheesy, tenacious exudation

Erections (Picric-ac.)

Female; Yellow, tenacious leucorrhoea

Pruritus of vulva, with great burning and excitement

Prolapsus uteri; Worse in hot weather.

Male; sexual passion; lacking

Male; sexual passion; lacking; in fleshy people

Female; vaginal discharge; ropy, stringy, clinging

Female; vaginal discharge; thick

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Extremities, limbs

Pains fly rapidly from one place to another ( Kali-sulph.; Puls.) Wandering pains, along the bones; worse cold

Left-sided sciatica; better, motion

Bones feels sore and bruised

Very weak

Tearing pains in tibia; syphilitic rheumatism ( Mez.) Pain, swelling and stiffness and crackling of all joints

Soreness of heels when walking

Tendo Achilles swollen and painful

Pains in small spots ( Oxalic-ac.)

Pain; rheumatic; alternating with gastric symptoms

Pain; rheumatic; alternating with lung troubles

Pain; warmth

Pain; joints; rheumatic

Pain; joints; wandering

Pain; sore, bruised; spots here and there

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Fever and chill

With chilliness

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Profuse; while sitting quietly

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Eating and food; after eating

Fluid build up; excess of blood, or other fluids

Mucous secretions increased

Pain; appear suddenly; and disappear suddenly

Pain; small spots

Pain; burning externally; internally

Pain; pressing; externally

Pain; sore, bruised; in spots

Pain; tearing; away

Pain; wandering

Periodic, recurring; neuralgia, every day at same hour (pain along nerves)

In summer

Swelling; in general

Swelling; inflammatory

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); from becoming cold

On waking

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