KALI IODATUM – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 8th, 2019

TF Allen
Written by TF Allen

KALI IODATUM homeopathic drug picture symptoms from A Primer of Materia Medica by T.F. Allen, of the homeopathy remedy KALI IODATUM


      Emaciation. Weakness. Periosteal pains, tearing, pinching; generally (>) on motion, (<) at night.


      Sadness. Anxiety.


      Tearing or jerking pains in the forehead, particularly in the frontal sinuses, (>) pressure. Pains, as if the temples would burst, with heat on the vertex. Pains in the sides, as if screwed together; better in the open air.


      Inflammation. Dim vision.

Clinical. Inflammation of the iris and choroid, especially syphilitic. Catarrhal inflammations, associated with similar trouble in the nose and frontal sinuses. Bony tumors of the orbit.


      Tearing pain in the upper part of the nose. Stoppage, with running of clear water. Sneezing and symptoms of violent coryza, complicated with inflammation in the frontal sinuses, with frequent inclination to cough, and inflammation of the eyes. Discharge of hot, burning water, which is acrid. Loss of smell.


      Teeth elongated. Jerking toothache, (<) at night,(>) warmth. Blisters on the tip of the tongue, with burning pain. Tongue swollen; shows the impressions of the teeth. Salivation great, offensive odor from the mouth.


      Swollen and ulcerated. Sticking pain at the root of the tongue on swallowing. Dryness and itching in the throat, with salivation, running from the nose, etc.


      Thirst. Nausea and vomiting, with salivation.


      Great distention, with movements of flatulence.



Clinical. Dysentery; stools of jelly-like mucus, with painful tenesmus. Stools yellow, watery, or greenish. Pain in the small of the back and some tenesmus.

Urinary Organs

      Urine profuse, especially at night.

Clinical. Inflammation of the kidneys, with pains in the back, chilliness, etc.

Sexual Organs

      Atrophy of the testicles.

Clinical. Watery, corrosive leucorrhoea, reddish, offensive.

Respiratory Organs

      Loss of voice, especially at night. Hoarseness. Dry cough morning and evening, with soreness of the larynx; or with rawness in the throat. Difficult respiration on waking at night, with loss of voice; dyspnoea on ascending stairs, with pain in the region of the heart.

Clinical. Expectoration like soapsuds. Asthma and asthmatic bronchitis. Granular inflammation of the larynx.


      Sticking pain in various parts of the chest. with asthmatic breathing, or with internal inflammations.

Clinical. Various diseases of the lungs and pleura, associated with exhausting sweats, salivation, etc. with dyspnoea, constant teasing cough.


      Palpitation. Pulse slow, weak, soft.

Neck and Back

      Enlarged cervical glands. Pain in the small of the back, as if screwed in. Pain in the coccyx, as from a fall.


      Arthritic or drawing pains as if in the periosteum; (<) at night. Gnawing, drawing pains in the thighs and legs. Chronic inflammation of the knee; pains (<) at night, could not remain in bed. Sciatica; (<) lying on the affected side; worse at night. Tearing pains in the toes (like gout).


      Roseola. Papular or tubercular eruptions. Development of small pustules or acne, especially on the face. Vesicular eruptions. Itching, is generally (>) scratching, and worse at night.


      Chill predominates; worse at night, or from 4 to 7 P.M., with thirst.

About the author

TF Allen

TF Allen

Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)
Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.

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