Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Bromium may help, unprocessed Bromium may be best avoided.
Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Bromium in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Most marked effects are seen in the respiratory symptoms, especially in larynx and trachea. It seems to affect especially scrofulous children with enlarged glands. Blond type. Enlarged parotid and goitre. Tendency to spasmodic attacks. Left-sided mumps. Sense of suffocation; excoriating discharges, profuse sweats and great weakness. Complaints from being over-heated. Tendency to infiltrate glands, become hard, but seldom suppurate.
WORSE, from evening, until midnight, and when sitting in warm room; warm damp weather when at rest and lying left side.
BETTER, from any motion; exercise, at sea.
Compare: Conium Mac Conium; Spongia Tosta Spongia; Iodium Iod.; Asterias Rubens Aster.; Argentum Nitricum Arg. Nit. Avoid milk when taking Bromium. Hydrobromic acid ( Throat dry and puckering; constriction in pharynx and chest; waves of heat over face and neck; pulsating tinnitus with great nervous irritability (Houghton); vertigo, palpitation; arms heavy; seemed as if parts did not belong to him. Seems to have a specific effect on the inferior cervical ganglion, increasing the tonic action of the sympathetic, thus promoting vasoconstriction. Relieves headache, tinnitus and vertigo, especially in vasomotor stomach disturbance. Dose, 20 minims.)
Delusion that strange persons are looking over patient’s shoulder and that she would see someone on turning
Megrim of left side; worse stooping, especially after drinking milk
Headache; worse heat of sun and by rapid motion
Sharp pain through eyes
Pain, headache; sides; left
top of head (vertex)
Inflammation; parotid gland (gland in front and below ear lobe); left
parotid gland (gland in front and below ear lobe); suppurating (producing pus)
Swelling; parotid gland (gland in front and below ear lobe)
parotid gland (gland in front and below ear lobe); left
parotid gland (gland in front and below ear lobe); after measles-like rash
parotid gland (gland in front and below ear lobe); hard
submaxillary gland (gland under jaw, by throat)
Pressure at root of nose
Tickling, smarting, as from cobwebs
Fan-like motion of alae ( Lycopodium Lyc.) Bleeding from nose relieving the chest.
Pain; rawness; nostrils
Coryza, with corrosive soreness of nose
Stoppage of right nostril
Running or blocked nose (coryza); chronic, long-continued
obstinate, with soreness beneath nose and on edge of nose
Throat feels raw, evening, with hoarseness
Tonsils pain on swallowing, deep red, with networks of dilated blood vessels
Tickling in trachea during inspiration
Hoarseness coming on from being overheated.
Stomach and Abdomen.
Sharp burning from tongue to stomach
Pressure as of stone
Gastralgia; better eating
Tympanitic distention of abdomen
Painful hemorrhoids, with black stool.
Larynx (voice box); scraping, clearing
scraping, clearing; evening
Choking, constricting; throat-pit
Sensation of coldness; on breathing
from being heated
during whooping cough
extending to throat at back of mouth
Inflammation; larynx; from getting heated
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.
Pain; rawness; larynx
rawness; larynx; from coughing
Pressure in throat-pit
Sounds; rattling larynx
External throat; pain; pressing; throat-pit
Whooping cough ( Use persistently for about ten days.) Dry cough, with hoarseness and burning pain Behind sternum
spasmodic cough, with rattling of mucus in the larynx; suffocative
Croup after febrile symptoms have subsided
Difficult and painful breathing
Violent cramping of chest
Chest pains run upward
Cold sensation when inspiring
Every inspiration provokes cough
Laryngeal diphtheria, membrane begins in larynx and spreads upward
Asthma; difficulty in getting air INTO lung ( Chlorinum Chlorum, in expelling.) Better at sea, of seafaring men when they come on land
Hypertrophy of heart from gymnastics ( Rhus Tox Rhus.) Fibrinous bronchitis, great dyspnoea
Bronchial tubes feel filled with smoke.
Asthma attack; sailors as soon as they go ashore
Difficult (dyspnea); swallowing
Impeded, obstructed; on swallowing
from scraping in larynx
Sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); scraping; from larynx
Comes on suddenly; suffocation, suddenly on swallowing
Suffocating; on swallowing
Acne, pimples and pustules
Boils on arms and face
Glands stony, hard, especially on lower jaw and throat
Hard goitre ( Spongia Tosta Spong.) Gangrene.
Black; normal consistency
Male; Swelling of testicles
Female; flatulence from vagina
Indurated, with pains worse slight jar.
Female; Swelling of ovaries
Tumor in breasts, with stitching pains; worse left
Stitch pains from breast to axillae
Sharp shooting pain in left breast, worse, pressure.
Menses too early; too profuse, with membranous shreds
Low spirited before menses
Coldness; upper limbs; forearm; icy cold
lower limbs; foot
Sleep and dreams
Full of dreams and anguish; jerking and starting during sleep, full of fantasy and illusions; difficult to go to sleep at night, cannot sleep enough in morning; trembling and weak on awaking.
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); glands
Pain; pressing; internally
pressing; as from load
as if scraped
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)