Potassium Sulphate. Sulphate of Potash.
Like Ferrum phos. this salt aids in effecting the transfer of the inhaled oxygen. It is found in nearly all the cells containing iron. Any abnormality or deficiency is shown physically, by a sensation of weariness and heaviness, with chilliness, headache, pains in the limbs, or vertigo. The malaise is worse when patient is confined in rooms, and from warmth and is better in the open, or in cool air. It is called for in desquamation following diseases like scarlet fever, measles, etc., scaly skin, yellowish eczemas, dandruff, etc. It is indicated in conditions of the mucous membranes, exudations, discharges, secretions and tongue, when the color is distinctly yellow or yellowish.
Has been successfully prescribed in bronchitis, catarrh, albuminuria, diphtheria, dropsy, vertigo, asthma, ear diseases, whooping cough, syphilis, tuberculosis, stomach catarrh, anaemia, rheumatism, ophthalmia, lupus, eczema, skin diseases, meals, menstruation, leucorrhoea, indigestion, diarrhoea, disorders of the eye, etc., when general characteristics and general indications as above are shown.