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Kali Bichromicum - Chest symptoms - T.F. Allen

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

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HPUS indication of Kali Bichromicum: Sinuses

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



Chest painful on deep inspiration,

Pain in the left chest, in the region of the seventh rib; next day, the place was sensitive to touch (twenty-fifth day),

Slight pains in chest,

Slight pain in right chest, penetrating to back, in evening (ninth day),

Tension in the left chest, rather externally, while walking in the evening (seventeenth day),

Feeling of tension and constriction in the chest (seventy-ninth day),

Tightness of the chest,

Tightness of the chest, coming from the stomach; fasting in the evening (eighteenth day),

Tightness across chest (after two weeks),

Feeling of tightness across the chest; this tension lasted the whole forenoon but disappeared at noon (eighty-fourth day),

Pressive-pinching sensation in the upper portion of the right lung, which on violent motion increased to a sticking pain; next day, the sticking pain increased to such a degree that I was obliged to incline, in walking, to the right side, and take short steps, in order to avoid the sticking pain,

Dull pain in the region of the clavicle (twenty-third day),

Dull circumscribed pain in right chest, aggravated by inspiration (after fourth dose),

Pressure on the chest, especially beneath the sternum, frequently in forenoon (one hundred and twenty-first day),

Pressure in a small spot in the upper lobe of the right lung, which afterwards changes to a drawing pain along the whole length of the right chest, internally, lasting half an hour, in the forenoon (ninety-ninth day),

Pain consisting of pressure and sticking in a spot as large as a dollar in the region of the left seventh rib, feeling as if in the costal pleura, in the evening (twenty-fourth day),

Distressing pressure across the chest, with anxiety from time to time (twenty-fourth day),

Pressive pain in the chest, in the region of the heart (ninety-third day),

Violent pressive pain on the chest, as from a hundredweight, awoke him from sleep about midnight, after which he was unable to fall asleep before daybreak (eighteenth day),

Oppression of chest, ; (fourteenth day),

Oppression of the chest, especially pressure beneath the sternum (one hundred and seventeenth day),

Oppression and sticking in the lower portion of the chest on deep inspiration (thirty-fifth day),

Oppression and dyspnoea (after two weeks),

Severe sharp pains about the chest (twenty-seventh, twenty-eighth, and twenty-ninth days),

Dull sticking on the right side of the border of the thorax, in the hepatic region, aggravated neither by deep inspiration nor by motion, continuing till afternoon, when it disappeared (forty-seventh day),

Sticking pains in the chest, in the evening,

Severe stitches beneath one of the pectoralis major muscles, and at another time in one of the intercostal muscles,

Transient stitches shooting through the chest, especially in the right side,

Soreness of chest,

Dull pain in the whole chest as if sore (twenty-fourth day),

Chest somewhat sensitive, especially in the region of the nipple, in the evening (ninety-seventh day),

Persistent feeling of dryness and rawness in the lungs, in the evening,

Slight transitory pain in middle of lung, on waking at midnight (first hour after second dose),


Fixed burning pain in middle of sternum (after fourth dose),

Pressive pain beneath the sternum (fifty-sixth day),

Sudden sticking in the inner surface of the breast-bone,

Slight stitches in the inner surface of the sternum, in the forenoon (one hundred and ninth day),

Painful spot somewhat to the right of the centre of the breast-bone (fourteenth day); on the next day unpleasant stitches in the same place, lasting three days),

A point towards the middle and left of the sternum painful on pressure (third day),


Rheumatic pains between seventh and eighth ribs, at their angles on the right side, increased by raising or twisting the body to the left,

Tension in the right half of the chest, at the insertion of the pectoral muscles (one hundredth day),

Dull, heavy pain in right side of chest, passing through to the back, continuing and passing off at intervals of twenty minutes (after one hour, second day); similar tearing pain, but less violent, and lasting only a short time (after three hours, third day); slight return of pain, in evening (fifth day),

Aching in the lowest ribs of the right side, lasting two days,

Dull pressive pain in the region of the three last true ribs of both sides, aggravated by deep inspiration,

Sharp pain in left side, between the hips and last vertebra (after one hour and a half, eighth day),

A sharp shooting pain in the left side of the chest, that around the navel having disappeared by this time (after six hours, second day),

Sticking in the right side of the chest,

Stitches in both sides of the chest (one hundred and second day),

Transient superficial stitches in the right side of the chest (seventieth day),

Stitch in right side (twenty-first day),

Acute and severe stitch in the side for a moment (fourteenth day),


Transient pains in right mammae (third day),

Transient darting pain in the mammae (female),

Stitches in the region of the left nipple; after a few hours they disappeared but were renewed on deep inspiration, in the forenoon (seventy-fourth day),

Around armpit

Pressure and burning in the chest, in the forepart, in the region of the fifth and sixth left ribs, feeling as if in the costal pleura, lasting two hours; in the evening a similar sensation, but less severe, on the right side beneath the axilla (fifty-fifth day),

Constant pain in chest, under left axilla (fourth day),

Pressive pain in the pectoral muscles, beneath both axillae, transient (sixty-sixth day),

Acute tearing-sticking pain in the whole left side of the chest, extending from the axilla to the flank, rather superficial, feeling as if in the costal pleura, in the morning on waking, lasting half an hour (fifty-seventh day),


Pressure upon the chest, which takes away the breath and causes extreme anxiety, at night (seventeenth night),

Great oppression in the chest, especially in the region of the bifurcation of the bronchi, compelling him to take a deep breath with the aid of the pectoral muscles, during the night,

Frequent fine irregular stitches in the integuments of the chest, unconnected with respiration or palpitation,

Tension in the anterior wall of the thorax, at times on deep breathing (fifty-sixth day),

Drawing tension and dull pain in the right side of the chest, aggravated by going upstairs and by deep breathing,

Sharp irritative fixed pain in region of apex of heart, unaffected by respiration or position,

Fetid breath,

Respiration rapid,

Shortness of breath, as if something was tied round the upper belly, so that he could not take a deep breath, equal in all positions and circumstances, without cough or pain in chest,

Oppression of breathing (one hundred and twenty-first day),

Breathing somewhat difficult (0.12 gr.),


Dyspnoea, especially in morning,

Dyspnoea in sleep,

Dyspnoea with much cough and expectoration of black tough mucus, difficult to detach,

Slight dyspnoea, on rising in morning, as if the mucous membrane of the bronchi were thickened (tenth day),

Larynx, Trachea, and Bronchi.

Seized with bronchitis soon after coming to the works which continued in a chronic form for months,

Accumulation of mucus in the air-passages (twenty-third day),

Accumulation of mucus in the larynx, obliging hawking,

Accumulation of mucus in the bronchi, and also in the nose, without real catarrh (sixteenth day),

Great accumulation of mucus in the larynx and air-passages, in the morning,

Profuse secretion of mucus in the air-passages, in the morning,

Ulceration and necrosis of the cartilages of the larynx,

Sense of dryness in the bronchia (immediately, first day); on waking in morning (second day),

Pressure in the larynx, aggravated by talking; speech refused its service (first day),

Soreness in larynx, on waking in morning (thirty-first day),

Scraping in the larynx with hoarseness; after disappearing it frequently returned for a moment, the hoarseness constantly increasing,

Pain, as of ulceration in the larynx (fourth day),

At dinner, after swallowing the first few mouthfuls, great tickling in the larynx, which went off on eating more (fourth day),

Roughness in the larynx after rising in the morning, obliging frequent hawking (forty-eight day),

Feeling of irritation in the larynx, causing to hawk up mucus; in the morning (third day),

Irritation to cough (twenty-second day),

Irritation to cough and expectoration of thick white mucus (thirty-first day),

Tickling in the larynx, extending into the mouth and ears (followed by a sensation of pressure), (first day),

Tickling provoking cough (twenty-third day),

Tickling in larynx, causing cough and clearing of the throat (after first dose),

Much tickling in the larynx provoking short dry cough; tickling in the larynx was constant, and at times provoked cough or hawking (fifth day),


Hoarseness and irritation to cough,

Hoarseness and accumulation of mucus in the larynx, in the morning,

Hoarseness and dry cough in the evening,

Great hoarseness on waking in the morning; increasing until noon, somewhat less after eating, then again becoming worse, with at times scraping in the larynx, with hawking of thick bronchial mucus during the whole day,

Great hoarseness with pressure and scraping in the larynx, on waking in the morning, continuing to increase till late in the evening, when there was hawking of mucus, and still later burning in both eyes,

Sudden excessive hoarseness and roughness of the voice in the evening,

Rough hoarse voice (twenty-second day),

Cough and Expectoration.

Cough, causing pain in middle of sternum, darting through to between the shoulders (third day),

Cough after meals,

Occasional cough caused by irritation in the trachea (seventy-first day),

Frequent short cough early in the morning and during the whole day (fourth day),

Hacking cough and hoarseness in the evening,

Hacking cough caused by irritation in the air-passages (fourth day),

Dry cough in the afternoon (one hundred and thirteenth day),

Frequent sudden irritation to cough, followed by dry and difficult cough lasting some minutes,

Dry hacking cough, with stitches in the chest,

Dry hacking cough and hoarseness, in the evening,

Constant irritation to cough with dry hacking cough, during the whole day,

Sudden irritation provoking a dry hacking cough, in the evening,

Short dry cough a few times in the evening (one hundred and tenth day),

Frequent, short, dry cough (thirty-ninth day),

Cough and sputa at intervals, about 4 P.M. (thirty-first day),

Cough, with expectoration of mucus, a few times during the day,

Cough, with expectoration of thick mucus (forty-ninth day),

Cough in fits, lasting for ten minutes, from tickling at the bifurcation of the bronchi, with expectoration of reddish mucus,

Cough caused by tickling in the larynx, with copious expectoration of thick lumps of bluish-white mucus (thirty-second day),

Cough begins on waking in the morning; sputa free and thick, transparent, of a slaty color (thirty-first day),

Cough, with expectoration of thick, yellow mucus, the sputa containing traces of blood (third day),

Cough occasionally during the day, with dense, transparent, small, lumpy sputa, easily expectorated (thirtieth day),

Cough (with dyspnoea), especially in morning, with expectoration of white mucus "as tough as pitch," and which could be drawn out into strings,

Hard cough, with weight and soreness in the chest, and copious expectoration,

Hard, dry cough, which lasted six weeks, when expectoration of dark gray mucus of the consistence of white of egg came on (after two weeks),

Irritation to cough, with short hacking cough and expectoration of tenacious white mucus (second day),

Occasional short hacking cough, with expectoration of tenacious mucus (third day),

Frequent short hacking cough, which loosens lumps of tenacious mucus, followed for a short time by sensitiveness of the larynx, in the morning (nineteenth day),

Very peculiar cough; it seemed as though and acid and acrid liquid flowed from the choanae over the curtain of the palate, uvula, and posterior wall of the pharynx, and provoked cough; this tickling cough frequently recurred during the fourteenth and fifteenth days, and also once at night.

"Stuffing" cough with pain at the chest, and expectoration of yellowish heavy tough matter,

Chronic loud cough from "stuffing" at the epigastrium, chiefly on waking in morning; he has then a fit of coughing and expectoration of tough mucus, with lightness in the head,

Cough, with expectoration of yellowish-green tough matter,

Cough, at first dry, but speedily followed by expectoration of dark-colored very tough mucus,

Expectoration of mucus,

Expectoration of thick mucus (one hundred and thirteenth day),

Expectoration of tough light-colored sputa (after oppression at pit of stomach),

Expectoration of very tough mucus, so viscid that it drew in strings down to the feet,

Frequent expectoration of thick mucus (sixty-first day),

Frequent hawking and expectoration of tenacious, yellowish-white mucus, which accumulates in large quantities in the air-passages, followed by relief of the hoarseness,

Copious expectoration of pasty mucus (fifth day),

Easy, copious expectoration of white mucus of a salty taste (fourth day),

Hawking of thick mucus, with sensitiveness of the larynx and trachea, in the morning (one hundred and eleventh day),

Heart and pulse


Dull, cold, heavy pain at cardiac region, with tightness in chest and dyspnoea, ; (45 drops, third day),

Cramp in the region of the heart,

Pressive pain in the heart, with a peculiar aching in it (thirteenth day),

Pressive pain in the heart, several hours after dinner (seventeenth day),

Pressive pain in the region of the heart, lasting a quarter of an hour and preventing sleep (ninth day),

Distressing pressive pain in the region of the heart, accompanied by transient attacks of palpitation and anxiety (thirty-second day),

Distressing pressive pain in the heart for an hour, in the evening (twelfth day),

Sticking in the region of the heart,

Darting in praecordium (after fourth dose),

Heart's Action.

On pressing upon the region of the heart there seemed to be a trembling of the heart, like an oscillating motion, disappearing after awhile (one hundred and twenty-sixth day),

Violent palpitation of the heart, with dull, pressive, distressing pain in the region of the heart, while in bed (eighth day),


Pulse accelerated, rather full, 100 (reaction?),

Pulse 120, hard and full,

Pulse 120, small and sharp,

Pulse irregular, small, contracted (fourth day),

Pulse very weak (after one hour and a half),

Pulse very weak and fluttering,

Pulse exceedingly feeble,

Pulse small and exceedingly depressed, so much so that I felt a little alarmed at his state,

Pulse scarcely perceptible,

Pulse scarcely perceptible; filiform and very slow (0.12 grains),

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