Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Zincum Iodatum may help, unprocessed Zincum Iodatum may be best avoided.
Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Zincum Iodatum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Constipation. Cough. Phthisis.
Zincum Metallicum Zn. i. has been proved by American provers, and some well-defined symptoms were produced (C. D. P.). Among them were Splinter-like pain in throat. Coldness in stomach and bowels with tendency to perspire. A cough from tickling in the throat, and the more he coughed the worse the tickling became. A peculiar tingling in right side of face to vertex, with tension in skin of the part. Undulating pain at border of right free ribs, extending to third rib on same side.
Brain seems clouded, hard to remember what he reads.
▲ VERTIGO, DIZZINESS
Vertigo and belching of wind, attended with coldness in lumbar region.
Peculiar tingling r. side of face, extending to vertex; skin of same region feels tense.
At 8.30 a.m. constant tickling in nose, causing ineffectual desire to sneeze.
Taste in mouth like carbonate of soda.
Splinter-like pain in throat at intervals.
Painful undulation from free border of r. ribs up to 3rd r. rib.
Tingling in region of l. nipple.
Tickling in throat giving rise to a dry cough the more he coughs the worse the tickling becomes.
Skin very dry; scattered over face are scaling patches, giving the appearance of whitish spots.
▲ BACK AND NECK
Slight pain in l. lumbar region.
Coldness (and cold sweat) in lumbar region.
Aching in lumbar vertebrae. 21. Limbs.
Trembling feeling in lower limbs, later in arms.
Tired, aching sensation in legs and arms.
Cold sweat in umbilical and lumbar regions.
Lancinating pains in r. groin.
Emptiness in pit of stomach accompanied all symptoms.
Coldness in stomach and bowels, with tendency to perspire.
▲ RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL
Constipation; ineffectual efforts for stool; stool when passed scanty and insufficient.
▲ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS
Cold, clammy sweat of palms.
Cramp-like pain in l. thigh.
Shifting, crampy pains in muscles of legs.
Creeping sensation in backs of legs and soles of feet.
▲ FEVER AND CHILL
Coldness in stomach and bowels; umbilical and lumbar regions.
Tendency to sweat.
Cold sweat on palms.
Very sleepy, with slight headache.
Slept very uneasily.