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Homeopathic Materia Medica



KALI MURIATICUM

(kali-m)

Chloride of Potassium-(K. CI.) Although not proven, this remedy has a wide clinical use, through its introduction by Schuessler. It certainly is of great value in catarrhal affections, in sub-acute inflammatory states, fibrinous exudations, and glandular swellings. WHITE OR GRAY COATING OF BASE OF TONGUE, and expectoration of thick, white phlegm, seem to be special guiding symptoms. Bursitis praepatellaris.

Head
Imagines he must starve. Headache, with vomiting. Crusta lactea. Dandruff.

Eyes
White mucus, purulent scabs. Superficial ulcer. Trachoma. Corneal opacities.

Ears
CHRONIC, CATARRHAL CONDITIONS OF THE MIDDLE EAR. Glands about the ear swollen. SNAPPING AND NOISES IN THE EAR. Threatened mastoid. Great effusion about the auricle.

Nose
Catarrh; phlegm white, thick. Vault of pharynx covered with adherent crusts. Stuffy cold. Nosebleed. (ARN.; BRY.) Face. Cheek swollen and painful.

Mouth
Aphthae; thrush; white ulcers in mouth. Swollen glands about jaw and neck. Coating of tongue GRAYISH-WHITE, dryish, or slimy. Throat. FOLLICULAR TONSILLITIS. Tonsils inflamed; enlarged so much, can hardly breathe. Grayish patches or spots in the throat and tonsils. Adherent crusts in vault of pharynx. "Hospital" sore throat. Eustachian catarrh.

Stomach
FATTY OR RICH FOOD CAUSES INDIGESTION. Vomiting of white, opaque mucus; water gathers in the mouth. Pain in the stomach, with constipation. Bulimia; hunger disappears by drinking water.

Abdomen
Abdominal tenderness and swelling. Flatulence. Thread-worms, causing itching at the anus.

Stool
Constipation; light-colored stools. Diarrhoea, after fatty food; clay-colored, white, or slimy stools. Dysentery; purging, with slimy stools. HEMORRHOIDS; bleeding; blood dark and thick; fibrinous, clotted.

Female
Menstruation too late or suppressed, checked or too early; excessive discharge; DARK-CLOTTED, or tough, black blood, like tar. (PLAT.) Leucorrhoea; discharge of milky-white mucus, thick, non-irritating, bland. Morning sickness, with vomiting of white phlegm. Bunches in breast feel quite soft and are TENDER.

Respiratory
Loss of voice; hoarseness. Asthma, with gastric derangements; mucus white and hard to cough up. Loud, noisy stomach cough; cough short, acute, and spasmodic, like whooping-cough; expectoration thick and white. Rattling sounds of air passing through thick, tenacious mucus in the bronchi; difficult to cough up. Back and Extremities. Rheumatic fever; exudation and SWELLING AROUND THE JOINTS. Rheumatic pains felt only during motion, or increased by it. Nightly rheumatic pains; worse frora warmth of bed; lightning-like from small of back to feet; must get out of bed and sit up. Hands get stiff while writing.

Skin
Acne, erythema, and eczema, with VESICLES containing thick, white contents. Dry, flour-like scales on the skin. (ARSENIC) Bursitis.

Modalities
WORSE, rich food, fats, motion.

Relationship
Compare: BELLAD. which Kali mur. follows well in catarrhal and hypertrophic conditions. KINO (otorrhoea, with stitches in right ear); BRY.; MERCUR.; PULS.; SULPH.

Dose
Third to twelfth potency. E Eternal use in skin affections with burning sensation.