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Nitricum Acidum - Chest symptoms - Hahnemann

Nitric Acid, Nit-ac, Nit ac, Acidum nitricum, Acid Nit, Nit-ac.

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HPUS indication of Nitricum Acidum: Dry cough

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



Oppression and anxiety, when she walks somewhat quickly, with perspiration on the back and chest.

Tightness of the chest.

Tightness on the chest, when sitting and walking, but especially when bending backwards (aft. 3 d.).

The chest feels full.

Pressure on the chest.

Pressure on the left side of the chest, as if the blood would not pass through the heart.

Pressive pain in the right side of the chest, in the morning, after much empty eructation, for half an hour (aft. 16 d.).

Severe pressure on the chest, starting from the pit of the throat, extending into the pit of the stomach, early in the morning (4th d.).

Spasmodic drawing in the chest.

Spasmodic pain, in the anterior side of the chest and in the back, awakes him from sleep.

Momentary spasm of the chest (19th d.).

Spasmodic contractive pain in the upper muscles of the right side of the chest; he had to quite double up for pain, for several minutes (aft. 26 h.).

Contractive pain on the right side of the chest, chiefly while sitting.

Shooting and drawing on the sternum .

Violent stitch through the lungs, in the forenoon.

Shooting pain in the right side of the chest and the scapula (aft. 15 d.).

A violent stitch, above, within the right ribs, darting out at the abdomen and the back.

Stitches in and below the left side of the chest, as from obstructed flatus.

Shooting pain in the side of the chest, with nausea.

Stitches, seemingly externally on the chest.

Turning pain in the right side of the chest.

Heat in the upper part of the chest, in the morning, occasionally, recurring by day.

Sensation of heat in the chest.

Burning on the chests, when she eats the least morsel of salt food.

Rush of blood toward the upper part of the chest.

Much rush of blood toward the heart, attended with anguish.

Ebullition of blood toward the heart and palpitation (1st d.).

Ebullition of blood in the heart.

Throbbing in the chest above the stomach, like palpitation, especially after walking fast; it is removed for some hours by drinking wine, but then it recurs.

Palpitation of the heart, now weaker, now stronger, especially after some exercise, with lassitude and anxiety, as if he should swoon.

Violent palpitation, for some moments; with diarrhoea.

Palpitation, in the evening in bed (aft. 3 d.).

A slight emotion causes palpitation.

Quivering about the heart, in paroxysms.

External pain of the chest, especially when stooping.

Soreness in the fold below the breasts.

Itching spots, like freckles, externally on the chest.

Two small warts in the middle of the sternum.


Contractive sensation in the cardiac region, which makes her anxious; this ceases as soon as there is a strong beat of the heart.

Febrile heat, with quick pulse.

Unequal pulse; after one regular beat, there followed two small beats in quick succession; the fourth was omitted entirely.


Breathlessness, while walking in the open air, and heaviness of the feet.

Breathlessness, palpitation and oppression on going up stairs.

Sudden want of breath, and palpitation, while walking slowly.

Shortness of breath (1st d.).

Oppression of the breath in the morning, so severe that she could hardly get any air (aft. 30 d.).

Asthma, when walking in the open air.

Asthma, as from congestion of blood to the chest.

Tightness of the chest, so that she could not get breath (aft. 22 d.).

Oppression on the chest; short, anxious difficult respiration.

Panting respiration.

When taking breath, wheezing and rattling on the chest.

Breath weary and slow, so that he can stay almost a minute without breathing.

At every breath, pain in chest, as if sore.

Pressive pain, anteriorly, on the ribs and as if bruised, also sensible when breathing.

Contractive pain in the left side of the chest, above the heart, it oppresses the breathing (aft. 27 d.).

Shooting in (on) the right side of the chest, when breathing, not when coughing.

Violent stitches in the left side of the chest, in the morning, making breathing difficult.

Stitches and pain, as if festering, in both sides of the chest, when stooping, when breathing deeply and when reaching high up.

Palpitation, in paroxysms, with anxiety, and causing oppression of the breathing for an hour.


Hiccup (3d d.).

Hiccup, from morning till evening (4th d.).

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