Kali Bichromicum. 6 to 12x
In affections of the mucous membranes in which the discharge from any orifice of the body is sticky, stringy and tough or jelly-like. In post-nasal, catarrh where plugs form and reform in nose and where there is dropping down in throat of mucus of a tough, stringy nature. In membranous croup where the membrane forms in throat and extends downward. Ulcers in mucous surfaces, but especially, in the nose and throat, which are deep, edges regular as if cut with a punch. Ulcers of above nature in mouth, throat or nose are quickly cured by this remedy. In stomach troubles we find that immediately after eating there is distress, fullness and heaviness. If there is vomiting it is of stringy, tough, sticky or jelly-like nature. In ulcers in the stomach if indicated. Tongue coated yellow, especially at the base; or we may have a red, cracked tongue, with a glazed appearance. Sick headache, especially if in small spots, blindness preceding the headache which latter gradually subsides as the former increases. Pains severe and in spots, generally appearing and disappearing suddenly. Pains may shift from one place to another. A useful remedy where indicated in acute or chronic conditions. In respiratory troubles such as bronchitis, coughs and croup. Recommended in syphilis and Scrofula. In leucorrhea with the stringy or jelly-like discharge it is of value. Never forget the leading indications of the peculiar discharge from mucous surfaces, ulcers on mucous surfaces; deep with regular edges as if punched and the nature of the pain.
Kali Carbonicum. 6x or Higher.
Sharp, stitching pains come on suddenly and so sharp as to make patient cry out, when they may disappear as suddenly as they came. Pressure or lying on affected part or side aggravates condition. Pains come on independently of movement or motion of body or parts. Bag like swelling of upper eyelids. If there is aggravation of symptoms or condition at about 3 A.M., less at 3 P.M., we think of kali carb. Great debility and great sensitiveness in epigastrium externally, in gastric troubles, bloated feeling as if bursting. Excessive flatulency, everything eaten seems to hurt and turn into gas. Fullness, heat, great distention after eating. Sweats, backache, especially in lower region, weakness and debility. Back and legs feel so tired and weak that patient thinks they will give out every minute, gets exhausted easily and want to sit or lie down. Indicated in patients that are weak and anemic, skin very pale, this especially at puberty in girls who do not menstruate, are weak and debilitated and bloat, especially in face and upper eyelids. At the climateric we find similar conditions where kali carb. is a good remedy. in pleurisy or pneumonia it is a valuable remedy. Although it acts more strongly on lower right chest it is a valuable remedy in chest troubles in general, no matter where, if indicated. In tuberculosis it is of value where we have the 3 A.M. aggravation of cough. Patient is sensitive to touch, especially feet. Gets frightened very easily. Sitting up bent forward seems to ameliorate in affections of the chest. Pain in throat as if there was a foreign body in it. A valuable remedy in the anemic with great debility as well as in old people who are weak and broken down in health. General muscular weakness. Puerperal muscular weakness. Puerperal fever with the stitching pain, or alba dolens. In kali carb. remember the sharp, stitching pain coming on independent of movement, the 3 A.M. aggravation, bag like swelling of upper eyelids and anemic and debilitated condition. In hip joint inflammation with severe pressive pain in hip joint and in some cases severe pain in knee and leg. In severe cases or those of long standing where actual lengthening of the limb has taken place kali carbonicum is a useful remedy.
Kali Iodatum. 3x or Higher.
In respiratory troubles with thick, yellow or yellowish green expectoration of a salty taste. Cough remaining after pneumonia, pleurisy or after a severe cold. Great weakness and exhausting night sweats. There may be pain in the middle of the chest running to the spine, between the shoulders and the expectoration, which is profuse, appears as if it comes from way down in the chest. In pneumonia it is useful in the early stages of hepatization or later, and where there is danger of or actual congestion of the brain, as a result of the severity of this stage. In these latter cases patient is drowsy, face very red and pupils may be dilated. Kali iodatum favors absorption and controls the congestion in these cases.
Kali Muriaticum. 3x.
One of the best remedies in the latter stages of acute diseases in which infiltration and exudation or swelling are marked features. Especially in catarrhal conditions in latter stages where there is thick, white expectoration or discharge. The most prominent tongue indication for this remedy is a grayish white coating. Kali mur. 3x is our best remedy in the latter stages of pneumonia, where it may be alternated to advantage with muriate of ammonia or other indicated stimulants. In pelvic cellulitis it has cured where other means failed. We also think of it in catarrh of the middle ear, latter stages of catarrhal conditions, bronchitis, croup, colds, hard, croupy coughs, stomach coughs, glandular swelling, acne, pimples, nettle rash, eczema, bad effects of vaccination, catarrhal inflammation of the middle ear from cold, diarrhea from fatty foods, dysentery with slimy stool and accompanied by tenesmus, leucorrhea with a discharge that is milky but nonirritating, excessive menstruation, inflammation of mouth, rheumatism with swelling. A good remedy in diphtheria, bronchitis or ulcerated sore throat, especially the latter.
Kali Phosphoricum. 2x.
Indicated in all debilitated conditions of the nervous system. We also think of it in conditions where there are offensive discharges, brain fag, change of life where there is nervousness, numbness, flushes, hectic fever, diarrhea with offensive odor, dysentery with putrid and bloody stool, nervous headache, melancholy, sleeplessness , despondency, paralyzing pains in limbs, hysteria, delayed menstruation accompanied by lassitude, nervousness and depression, palpitation. Tongue indication for kali phos. 3x is a brown and dry tongue. Toothache, gums bleed easily. Neuralgia worse when patient is alone or quiet. Headache with a gone feeling in the stomach. Headache from overstudy.
Kali Sulphuricum. 2x.
A useful remedy in catarrhal conditions of any mucous surface in the body where there is slimy secretion of a yellow or yellowish green color. Therefore is indicated in the latter stages of a cold if discharge is of the above nature, profuse and easily raised. Tongue indication is a slimy, thin deposit on same. Discharges of a greenish nature. Patient generally worse in heated rooms and toward evening. Feels better in the cold. Rheumatic pains shifting from one joint to another.
Kreosotum. 30d or Higher.
A remedy whose action is mainly upon the mucous surfaces and is indicated where there is a debilitated condition of these parts, secretion acrid and corrosive, gums swollen, spongy, painful and of bluish, red color. Teeth decay even in small children without any apparent cause. In cholera infantum often the result of painful dentition with above symptoms, cadaverous smelling stool, severe vomiting, it is a valuable remedy. In vomiting of pregnancy. Some forms of vomiting the result of softening of the stomach. Tendency to hemorrhages of intermittent nature. Ulcerations of cervix uteri with severe burning in the pelvic region and flow of blood with very offensive odor. In ulcerations of the female genital organs and corrosive Ieucorrhea, causing itching and burning with a tendency to scratch which only inflames or irritates parts the more; the discharge coloring white clothes yellow. Excoriations on genitals of females result of acrid corrosive leucorrhea. The acrid corrosive discharge applies also to the nose, eyes and mouth but to a much lesser degree, In cancer of the breasts of bluish, red color. General tendency to hemorrhage; small wounds bleeding easily, hemorrhages from orifices, of intermittent passive nature. In the urinary organs we find that patient voids generally large quantities of water, cannot hold water, can urinate best lying down. In children if they wet the bed it is in the fore part of the night or during first sleep, which is so sound that they are not awakened.
The Materia Medica and Clinical Therapeutics, 1905, was written by Fred J. Petersen, M.D.