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Phosphorus - Generalities symptoms - T.F. Allen

Phosphurus, Phosphorous, Phosphor, Phosphur, Phosph, Phos.

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HPUS indication of Phosphorus: Hoarseness
Common symptoms: Hoarseness, Apprehension, Bruises, Burns, Fear.

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



So weary in the afternoon after a little wine that he was obliged to sleep for a few hours, followed by a sleepless night (after forty-eight hours),

Hysterical weakness, so that she could scarcely move the leg, with constant yawning, uprisings, and distress and pressure on the chest,

Walking fatigues him very much,

Great weakness, with frequent yawning (third day),

The symptoms began to abate (after twenty-three hours); I was not able to assume an upright position while walking, or endure much fatigue for some time, nor did I become free from the effects for more than two months; I regained my strength very slowly,

Great sense of fatigue, with mental depression, and a most uncommon fearfulness and timidity (fourth day),

Great sense of fatigue (first day); the feebleness did not prevent her from walking about all day in the rain (second day),

Great lassitude (second day),

Extreme lassitude; the patient was scarcely able to turn or move in bed (second day),

Very tired feeling, without having taken the usual exercise (after second dose, second day),


Drowsiness (eldest),

Appeared drowsy but complained of sleeplessness,


Convulsions, ,

General convulsions, that lasted almost without intermission for two days (after which the patient lived for three days),

Convulsions (eldest),


Profuse perspiration over the whole body (second day),

Profuse sweats, ; (seventh day), ,

General perspiration (fourth day),

She perspires very profusely on slight exertion,

The patient sweated profusely; and the vapor arising from the body gave out an intensely phosphoric odor; particularly perceptible on raising the bedclothes; sweat more profuse and odor stronger in the evening (fourth day),

Perspiration smelling of Sulphur sulphur,

Free perspiration (fourth day),

Perspiration during dinner,

Perspiration on the body; with coldness of the head,

Perspiration all over; every morning; exhausting him (after twenty-four hours),

Increased perspiration and secretion of urine,

Flushes of perspiration; in the forenoon,

Perspiration; in the morning; lasting three days,

Perspiration in the morning; in bed; especially about the feet and hands,

Anxious perspiration (after a few hours),

Perspiration during sleep; after midnight; lasting till morning; without thirst,

Perspiration and feeling of anxiety; towards morning,

Slight perspiration after waking; in the morning (third and fourth days),

Skin moist (fifth day),

Perspiration at first only on the anterior half of the body; especially on the abdomen; afterwards on the chest; then under the shoulders and on the back; disappearing during dinner,

Profuse perspiration; especially on the head and chest,

Perspiration on the head and hands; frequently alternating with transient coldness (after three days),

Perspiration only on the head; afterwards in the house; after moving about in the open air (after one hour),

Perspiration only on the head and palms of the hands; after eating soup (after one hour and a half),

Perspiration on the forehead luminous,

Forehead covered with perspiration,

Sweat on the forehead,

Perspiration on the face; with coldness of it and nausea; in the forenoon,

Perspiration on the palms (after three-quarters of an hour),

Moisture all over the body; but more particularly in the palms of the hands and on the chest (after one hour and a half),

Sweat on the feet,

Surface cold; and bedewed with a perceptible though slight moisture,

Skin covered with clammy perspiration,

Cold clammy sweat (third day),

Whole body covered with cold sweat; towards evening (eighth day),

Skin moist; and not particularly hot; there was a peculiar garlicky smell on approaching the bed (second day),

Skin covered with cold sweat (fourth day),

Profuse nightsweat (first night),

Nightsweat (after one; and five days),

Perspiration and turbid urine at night; preceded by weakness all day; immediately,

Nightsweat for six nights (after four days),


Greatly increased vigor on the following days,

Increase of the general health,

Increase of muscular activity,

Increased muscular power,


Extreme emaciation,

Reduced almost to a skeleton (tenth day),

Rapid emaciation,

Emaciation, especially in the hands, so that the veins were very prominent,

She turned the head alternately to the right and left, and kept the eyes fixed,

Those who have been often affected by inflammatory catarrh, and these constitute the majority, are strikingly emaciated, sometimes suffer from palpitation of the heart, although the heart or large vessels are not diseased,

At one time the patient seemed quiet, as if sleepy, at another made most violent jerking motions of the upper and lower extremities (fourth day),

She lay constantly on the right side, throwing the body about, but especially the head,

The patient lay upon the left side, with the feet drawn up, because it was impossible to lie in any other position (fourth day),

He lay only on the right side, at night,

Dorsal decubitus (fifth day),

He walks as if paralyzed, without noticing it himself,

Symptoms of paresis of the right side of the face and right arm, followed by complete paralysis of the facial and hypoglossal nerves (second day),

Consumption and hectic fever,

Mucous membranes pale (fifth day),

Swelling of the body (fourth day),

Haemorrhages from free surface and from the tissues,

Orgasm of blood from the customary smoke (after twenty-four hours),

Frequent orgasm of blood, with at times violent palpitation,

Great orgasm of blood,

Orgasm of blood, at night, with chilliness and trembling, together with uneasiness in the intestines,

Constant orgasm of blood, in the evening, and a feeling of warmth,

Rush of blood at night; he hears the rush through the body at the same time,

Discharge of blood from various parts of the body, haemoptisis, bleeding of the gums, haemorrhoids, etc.,

Small wounds bleed very much,

The blood when drawn seemed very pale, and under the microscope exhibited only about twice as many red as white corpuscles (tenth day),

A drop of blood drawn from the finger had a grayish-red appearance, containing only twice as many red as white corpuscles (seventeenth day),

Very great anaemia remained after the poisoning,

Extreme anaemia, ; (sixteenth day),

Lax muscular system,

Muscles became flabby,

General relaxation of muscular power; when going upstairs the muscles of the lower extremities seem to refuse to act, so that she was in danger of falling down,

Towards evening an incomplete attack of syncope, whilst drinking a glass of cider (second day),

Motions involuntary and uncertain, as one attacked with palsy,

Considerable tremulousness, especially of the hands, whilst writing (third day),


Tremulousness, in the morning, with perceptible jerking in the limbs (after eight days),

Convulsively agitated (after seven days),

Convulsed, hands clenched, and eyeballs fixed (first day),

Symptoms of irritant poisoning, with convulsive attacks, apparently of an hysterical kind; she died at the end of seventy-seven hours,


One worker, especially exposed to the fumes, was attacked with fatal tonic spasms (the post-mortem showed spinal arachnitis and partial softening of the spinal cord),

Weariness, on walking, with pains in the limbs (after three weeks),

The patient complained of great weariness,

Great weariness,

After getting the feet a little wet and cold, weariness in all the limbs, burning in the hands, headache and lying down, followed the next day by coryza,

Unusual weariness from a short walk, with some headache,

Weariness and exhaustion of the whole body, in the morning, after waking, disappearing after rising,

Weariness in the whole body, especially in the thighs, in a usually robust man (after nine days),

Great debility,

Weakness, ; (sixth day),

Weak, oppressed sensation all day,

Frequent sudden attacks of great weakness,

Weak and sick, towards noon, without cause; was obliged to lie down for an hour (after fifteen days),

Great weakness, with nausea,

Much weakness, in the morning, on rising,

Weakness and prostration,

Great weakness, in the morning, on rising, and during the day general sick feeling, heartburn, and after rapid motion ravenous hunger and trembling of the limbs,

Great weakness of the whole body,

So weak that he was unable to work,

Very weak; could lie only on his back (seventh day),

She feels very weak (especially in the evening) during the menses; has pain in the back, as if beaten and torn, drawing in the whole body, palpitation, with anxiety, griping above the stomach, with constrictive pain; is weary and weak, even to sinking down, and cannot keep up on account of great nausea; is obliged to lie down,

Weak, sore, and almost helpless,

Even those patients who are affected in a slighter degree are in a state of excessive weakness,

General weakness, with evening fever,

Sudden weakness, ; (first day),

Extreme weakness and prostration (after fifty-one hours),

Very weak and almost speechless (fifth day),

Great weakness (fourth day), ; (fourth day), etc.

Patient so weak that he could scarcely raise his hands (seventeenth day),

Patient complained only of weakness (first day),

Extreme weakness, being unable to walk without support,

Complaining of weakness (eleventh day),

General weakness,

The patient constantly became weaker from day to day,

Great weakness of the whole body, especially of the affected parts, after eating,

Weakness and prostration of the whole body, with heaviness of the feet, so that walking was difficult,

After urinating, in the morning, he is so weak that he has to lie down,

Sensation of weakness and prostration, almost with tremulousness (fourth day),

Weakness of the whole body,

Weakness and prostration for several days,

Weak and prostrated, with peevish, fretful mood (fourth day),

Remarkably weak and depressed, without the slightest desire to attend to ordinary business,

Weakness so great that the patient could scarcely speak,

Not able to assume an upright position, while walking, for some time,

Sudden general loss of power, with great heat in the face (after eleven days),

General great and sudden loss of power,

Loss of all power,

Excessive exhaustion (third day), ; (second day),

Utterly exhausted, after a walk of an hour (fourth day),

General exhaustion, with attacks of faintness,

General nervous exhaustion; inexpressible heaviness of the whole body, so that every motion was difficult and unpleasant; the patient desired to keep the bed, and dreaded motion,

General exhaustion towards noon, less in the afternoon,

Exhaustion, especially in the chest, for several days,

Exhaustion of mind and body, in the morning,

Exhaustion (after two hours),

Profound prostration, , etc.

General prostration,

Very great prostration (fifth day), ; (after eleven days),

General prostration, relieved by stimulants,

The exertion or attempt to move my arms, hands, or even turn myself, produced great prostration,

Prostration of mind and body (second day),

Prostration (second day), ; (after sixteen hours),

Prostration, similar to that of typhus (fourth day),

Faintness, , ; (fifth day),

Great restlessness (fourth day), ; (third day), ; (seventh and eighth days),

Extremely restless, and appeared to suffer much pain, rolling about its head and moaning,

Very restless (fifth day),

Very great and general anxiety and restlessness (third day),

Patient restless, in bed (third day),

Patient restless and delirious, with talking, afterwards somnolent,

General restlessness, also tossing from side to side (sixth day),

Restless and irritable (fifth day),

Jactitation and restlessness (tenth day),

Restlessness (fourth day), ; (second night),

Great uneasiness (after two days),


Uneasiness at night, caused by pressure in the stomach and nausea,

Uneasiness during a storm,

Some uneasiness (immediately); general uneasiness (malaise), (second day),

Agitation (second day),

Frequent desire to change the position, while lying in bed,

Must move about, not satisfied in any particular place,

Violent starting of the whole body, whilst falling asleep (second night),

Nervous symptoms, worse in afternoon and evening,

Great excitement of the nervous system,


Collapse and great restlessness (fourth day),

Condition of complete collapse; limbs relaxed, patient unconscious, could scarcely be roused by loud cries into the ear,

Elder, collapsed,

Collapse, with cold skin, feeble pulse, and some stupidity (sixth day),

Takes cold easily, in the open air, that causes griping in the abdomen, pain in the nape of the neck, stiffness of the arms, toothache, lachrymation, hiccough, cutting and sticking in and above the stomach, dulness of the head, or at last coldness and moist coldness of the feet and hands, with a hot cheek, etc.,

Feeling of taking cold in the whole body, with chilliness and sleepiness,

Sensitiveness to cold weather,

Takes cold on rising, after a little nightsweat, with toothache and slight jerking in the teeth,

A kind of insensibility of the whole body,

General malaise, with extreme exhaustion (second day),

Decided malaise, with feeling of exhaustion (third day),

Tremulous feeling in the whole body, like a pulsation,

Paralyzed and sick feeling in the whole body,

General sick feeling prevents sleep at night, till 2 o'clock,

The whole right side feels paralyzed, with nausea,

Feeling of mental and physical paralysis, in the morning, after rising, lasting all day,

Feeling as if paralyzed, after sitting, lasting several minutes,

Sensation of paralysis, with a tremulous sensation over the whole body (first day),

Feels paralyzed and bruised, in the morning, after rising (after six days),

Great languor and disinclination to movement, but the sufferer still kept about his usual employments (third day),

Languid, unwilling to exert themselves (second day),

Felt indolent all day (second day),

Feel stupefied, intoxicated, dizzy, and reeling, on waking, at night,

A certain light and comfortable feeling in the whole body,

General sick feeling, prostration of all the limbs,

Unpleasant sensation of sickness and discomfort in the whole body, especially in the stomach, even in the open air,

Sick, prostrated, joyless, out of humor with everything,

Sick feeling in the whole body, weakness and exhaustion in the joints, especially in the knees, on motion, and while sitting (after fourteen days),

Anxiety and uneasiness in the blood, after eating a little,

Tensive drawing in the glands, even on the neck,

Feeling of increased vigor (third day); of exhaustion (fourth day),

At no time was I free from pain,

General pains (fourth day),

In intolerable pain (fifth day),

The slightest motion caused great pain,

Pain in right side, with occasional stitches,

She complained of pain in the whole body, especially in the bones of the limbs,

Transient drawing and numb pains here and there in the body,

Drawing pain in the bones of the left arm and in the lower jaw; also other pains, mostly transient, in various parts of the body, reminding him of rheumatism, from which he had never suffered,

Tearing pains over the whole body,

Darting-cutting pains gave me much distress, starting from one point and flashing over the whole abdominal region, each one having a separate starting-point (after five hours),

Slight fugitive pains during the night (first day),

Distressing burning and boring pains in the bones, that at night became intolerable and almost prevented sleep; the pains were especially severe in the bones of the skull, palate, and nasal bones, and in the teeth (after two weeks),

Burning in the whole right side of the body,

The moment the bowels begin to move, the pains assume the form of cramps,

Soreness of the body all over,

It seemed as if a flame of fire was passing through me,

Heaviness of the upper part of the body, with a sensation as if everything about the chest were too tight, lasting all day,

Pressive heaviness of the head, spine, and in all the limbs, with ill-humor, toward evening (first day),

Heaviness and a feeling of fulness of the whole body (first day),

He complained also of being heavy and dull, and inclined to sleep,

Painful heaviness in the whole body, now in the chest, now in the head of the thighs and legs, now all over at the same time, which made him very inactive and extremely fretful; previously there was general exhausting perspiration,

Heaviness in the whole body,

Numbness of the whole body, accompanied by a pricking sensation, as being encompassed by innumerable needles that just touched, and, on the slightest motion, entered my body, at first severe, then followed by vibrations of less distinctness,

The whole body feels bruised, powerless, and constantly sleepy; wherewith he is very pale, though with appetite,

Sensation as if the muscles in walking would lose their equilibrium, with slight dizziness (after first dose, second day),

At times transient, at times sticking or pressive sensations in various joints or bones of the body (twenty-fourth day),

Some piercing stitches here and there in the body,

Stitches in different parts, passing off soon,

Violent stitches,

The symptoms first manifest themselves upon the alimentary tract, afterwards upon the respiratory organs, and then upon the skin,

The pains are worse from 5 or 6 P.M. till towards morning,

He experiences pains previous to change of weather,

Lying on the left side at night causes anxiety (after nineteen days),

The pains always commence when eating, and last as long as he continues to eat, at noon and in the evening,

General improvement in the cold open air,

The open air seems good to him, and he feels better in it (after one, and two hours),

She is impelled to walk a long distance in the open air,

Most of the symptoms cease in the afternoon, after eating,

The symptoms gradually disappeared after dinner,

General relief after supper and a glass of beer (second day),

Better after supper,

Weak, anxious, and depressed,

Discharge of blood from the uterus, for two days, during the interval between the menses (after nine days),

Severe pain in the uterus and vagina (after half an hour); the pains in the back, uterus, etc., have increased greatly, and resemble very much real labor-pains, particularly in the lower part of the abdomen (after seven hours),

Bearing down and painful feeling of the uterus and bladder, with a smarting sensation, when walking (after six hours),

Menstruation regular, but very scanty, accompanied with spasmodic pains in the uterus and ovaries,

Menstruation appeared at an unusual time, with violent uterine colic, the discharge copious, black, viscous, coagulated; menstruation painful (second day),

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