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KALI BICHROMICUM

(kali-bi)

POTASSIUM BICHROMATE

Fat, light-haired persons who suffer from catarrhal syphilitic or psoric affections.

Fat, chubby, short-necked children disposed to croup and croupy affections.

Affections of the mucous membranes—eyes, nose, mouth, throat, bronchi; gastro-intestinal and genito-urinary tracts—discharge of a tough, stringy mucus which adheres to the parts and can be drawn into long strings (compare, Hyd., Lys.).

Complaints occurring in hot weather.

Liability to take cold in open air.

Rheumatism alternating with gastric symptoms, one appearing in the fall and the other in the spring; rheumatism and dysentery alternate (Abrot.).

Pains: IN SMALL SPOTS, can be covered with point of finger ( Ign.); SHIFT RAPIDLY from one part to another (Kali s., Lac c, Puls.); appear and disappear suddenly (Bell., Ign., Mag. p.).

Neuralgia every day at same hour (Chin. s.).

Gastric complaints: bad effects of beer; loss of appetite ; weight in pit of stomach; flatulence; < soon after eating; vomiting of ropy mucus and blood; round ulcer of stomach (Gym.).

Nose: PRESSIVE PAIN IN ROOT OF NOSE (IN FOREHEAD AND ROOT OF NOSE, Stict.); discharge of plugs, "clinkers"; tough, ropy, green fluid mucus; in clear masses, and has violent pain from occiput to forehead if discharge ceases.

Ulceration of septum, with bloody discharge or large flakes of hard mucus (Alum., Sep., Teuc).

Diphtheria: pseudo-membranous deposit, firm, pearly, fibrinous, prone to extend downwards to larynx and trachea (Lac c. — reverse of Brom.).

(EDEMATOUS, BLADDER-LIKE APPEARANCE OF UVULA; much swelling, but little redness (Rhus).

Cough: violent, rattling, with gagging from viscid mucus in the throat; < when undressing (Hep.).

Croup: HOARSE, METALLIC, with expectoration of tough mucus or fibro-elastic casts in morning on awakening with dyspnoea, > by lying down (worse when lying down, Aral., Lach.).

Deep-eating ulcers in fauces; often syphilitic.

Headache: BLURRED VISION OR BLINDNESS PRECEDES THE attack (Gels., Lac d.) ; must lie down; aversion to light and noise; sight returns as headache increases (Iris, Nat, Lac d.).

Prolapsus uteri, seemingly in hot weather.

Sexual desire absent in fleshy people.

 

Relations
Compare: Brom., Hep., Iod. in croupy affections.

After: Canth. or Carb. ac. has removed the scrapings, in dysentery.

After: Iod. in croup, when hoarse cough, with tough membrane, general weakness and coldness are present; Cal. in acute or chronic nasal catarrh.

Ant. t. follows well in catarrhal affections and skin diseases.

 

Aggravation
Heat of summer; hot weather.

 

Amelioration
Skin symptoms are better in cold weather (reverse of, Alum, and Pet.).