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Alumina - Chest symptoms - Hahnemann

Oxide of Aluminum, Argilla, Aluminium Oxydatum, Aluminum, Alum.

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Alumina in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.

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Rattling in the chest, from mucus (5th d.).

Constantly adhering mucus in the bronchia, which compels hawking, without detaching much mucus.

In the morning on awaking, the throat feels raw and the chest coated with mucus; he cannot hawk up anything, and has to sneeze frequently (aft. 12 h.).

Feeling of dryness in both sides of the chest (15th d.).

His chest is oppressed.

Oppression of the chest (1st d.).

Sensation in the throat as if it were constricted and the air cut off, as in a violent sore throat, but lasting only a few minutes at a time (the first 7 d.).

Oppression of the chest.

Pressure, rush of blood and pulsation in the chest (aft. 2 h.).

The chest feels as it were contracted, with anguish (11th d.).

Sensation of constriction about the chest, while sitting bent together, passing away when he rises up, in the afternoon (1st d.).

In a strong exertion, lifting, carrying, etc., pain in the chest on the left side of the sternum, with soreness of the spot to the touch (aft. 10 d.).

Sensation of soreness within the chest, to moving or turning the body.

Sensation of soreness as if from enlargement of the chest (1st, 9th d.).

Pressive pain and tightness of the chest.

Pressure on the chest.

Pressure on the chest, on sitting bent forward while writing.

Dry pressure anteriorly under the sternum.

Pressure on the sternum, aggravated on walking in the evening.

Sensation as of a heavy pressure, above on both sides of the chest, on strong exertion, less while sitting, none at all while lying down; no change by touching it.

Pressure here and there in the chest.

Pressure in the chest, followed by empty eructations without alleviation, at times passing through to the back and worse in walking in the forenoon (1st and 20th d.).

Pressure on the chest during a (pre-existent) cough and after it, during which suddenly a paralyzing pain passes through the fore-arm, so that this becomes weary and powerless (aft. ½ h.).

Pressive pain in the middle of the chest, alternating with a sensation of tightness and violent palpitation, especially after meals (8th, 9th d.).

Disagreeable contractive sensation on a small spot below the left chest (aft. 2 h.).

Pinching pain in the upper part of the chest, in the evening while sitting down (1st d.).

While walking fast, sensation as if cut to pieces in the chest with pressure; relieved by sitting, for fourteen days (20 d.) .

Pain below in the sternum, as if from excoriation, extending to the stomach, followed by hoarseness.

Sensation of soreness in the chest and in the scrobiculus cordis with fatiguing cough, lachrymation and tenaciously adhering expectoration.

Stitches in the chest here and there, sometimes aggravated by inspiration, sometimes burning.

Stitches under the sternum, increased by talking, at the same time a pressing together of the chest as from a tight corset (35th d.).

Sharp stitches in the upper part of the chest (3 d.).

Boring pain now in the middle, now in the sides of the chest, aggravated on inspiration, at times in the evening and then relieved by rising up and walking.

Chill in the interior of the sternum.

Continuous warmth in the middle of the chest (aft. 5 min.).

Burning in the whole right side of the chest, with stitches and straining in a false rib on the right side, in the afternoon (1st d.).

Daily palpitation of the heart, early on awaking.

Frequent palpitation of the heart; several irregular beats, short and long ones intermixed.

Fine stitches in the left breast at 9 A.M. (2d d.).

External pressure on the lower part of the chest, (somewhat diminished by rubbing).

Itching on the sternum, passing off on scratching (15th d.) .

Crawling as of insects on the left clavicle (and over the right side of the chest with itching smarting); after scratching, the spot itches and burning blisters appear (16th d.).

Blister on the right side of the chest and on the neck, with burning pain; at the same time glowing of the face and chilliness in the rest of the body, but the sleep is sound and dreamless.


Chills running over the body, without thirst and without subsequent heat or perspiration, from 4 to 6 in the afternoon, with beating pains in the forehead and in the occiput, relieved by pressing upon it with the hand (9th d.).

Rushes of blood, with increased pulse, and trembling of the hands while writing; also after meals, with heat of the whole body and perspiration of the face (1st d.).


Sibilus in the bronchia and sensation of smothering in the chest, while breathing.

Difficult breathing, forenoon.

In stooping at her work, her chest feels constricted, so she should scarcely breathe, as if she was laced too tightly; passing away when walking in the open air (9th d.).

Weight in the chest with short breath, without cough, only in the afternoon (18th d.).

Pressure on the chest, with short breath and inclination to cough, often ceasing and then again returning.

At night, severe pressive pain in the chest, which disturbs the sleep which is otherwise calm; the pain is not increased by breathing, but by bending the head forward; for several days (aft. 5 d.).

At night while lying on the back, pressure in the chest with short breath; passing off when lying on the side (2d d.).

Pain in the chest as if cut to pieces or sore, after dinner till 10 P.M.; better on going to bed, but returning the following morning (with the early cough with a sensation of exhaustion in the chest,) with empty eructations and short breath, 7th d., .

Tearing stitch like a lightning-flash from the right loins to the left part of the chest, through the scrobiculus cordis, while catching breath.

In stooping, a stitch from the left side of the abdomen out into the middle of the chest, at every breath; then also while standing upright.

Stitches above on both sides of the chest during, active motion; no stitches while sitting and walking; then it only presses with taking away of the breath.

Heat anteriorly in the chest; she feels the heat while breathing.

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