SULPHUR – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 7th, 2019

TF Allen
Written by TF Allen

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


      Emaciation. Sensitiveness to open air. Uneasiness in the limbs. Tremulous weakness. Restlessness, with surging of blood, particularly at night; with apprehension. General prostration; (<) afternoon and night; (>) walking in the open air. Symptoms (<) during rest, (>) motion; aggravation from change of weather and from cold. All symptoms (<) night. General amelioration from moving about in the open air, from warmth, and after the reappearance of suppressed eruptions or discharges (menstruation, stool, skin eruptions, bronchial secretions, etc.). Very marked aggravation from washing.


      Ill humor, with restlessness; lachrymose, absorbed in one’s self. Irritable and fault-finding. Hasty and fickle. Dread of washing. Quarrelsome and impatient; nothing pleases. Anxiety, preventing sleep in the evening, with heat of the head and cold feet. Depressed and weeping mood, with restless nights starting up. Distraction of mind. No power of concentration.


      Head dull and confused, with heat and a feeling of rush of blood. Dull headache, (<) open air. Pain as from a cord around the head, or a weight on vertex. A feeling of fulness and heaviness, especially in the morning; or in the evening, with pressure in the forehead; or at night, with a rush of blood to the head, or during menstruation. Vertigo, particularly on stooping; did not dare even to look downward. Boring pains in the bones of the head; (<) motion, with restlessness. The top of the head becomes sensitive to the touch, as from pressure. Various eruptions form over the scalp, pimples and pustules, with sensitiveness and itching and falling out of the hair. The scalp becomes dry and sore, with excessive itching at night in bed.


      Inflammation, with sharp, sticking pain, as from splinters. Pain as if spicule of glass were between the lid eyeball, causing cutting, with burning and lachrymation. Burning dryness in the eyes, with pain and fatigue when reading. Burning, with lachrymation in the morning. Smarting sore pain, with dryness of the lids and their margins, as if they vision dim, flickering, of dark spots floating.


      Sticking pains in the ears. Roaring and humming. Sensitiveness to noise.


      Inflammation and swelling of the external nose. Itching and burning, with soreness in the nostrils. Dryness. Sneezing as if a cold were coming on; frequent blowing of blood-streaked mucus or of watery discharge, often alternating with dryness and burning in the nostrils. An offensive odor of old mucus on blowing the nose.


      Pale sickly look, as after an illness. Drawing, jerking pains in the lower jaw. Swelling of the lips, with eruption. Dryness of the lips and margins of the nose, with burning and roughness, as if raw.


      Toothache, boring and throbbing, or drawing; (<) evening and night, from cold water, (<) heat,with sensitiveness. Swelling of the gums, with throbbing pain. Tongue coated, at times, red and cracked, burning and rough, red tip and margins; burning pain. General dryness of the mouth, with heat and thirst at night; more rarely ptyalism; with both aphthae and ulcers. Taste pasty, metallic, or bitter in the morning. Sour all day especially after drinking milk, with sour eructations.


      Burning redness and dryness; stitches on swallowing. Tonsils feel swollen, with stitches, extending to the ears on swallowing. Hawking and clearing of the throat. Spasmodic constriction in the middle of the pharynx, with difficult swallowing; a ball seems to rise and close the pharynx.


      Appetite excessive, must eat frequently. Great thirst. Stomach and abdomen seem full as soon as he sees food, cannot eat. Empty eructations after eating; sour during the day. Nausea. Heartburn. Soreness or burning in the pit of the stomach, with constrictive cramp after eating. Heaviness and dragging in the stomach, extending to abdomen.


      Distention; numerous flatulent symptoms, with rumbling and gurgling, gripings. Pain in the region of the liver, which seems swollen. Abdomen sore, with bruised pain in the muscles; cannot easily become erect. Colic after drinking. Cutting and griping pains in lower abdomen, with pain in the small of the back and chilliness.

Rectum and Anus

      Sticking or cutting pains in the rectum, (<) evening. Burning during stool. Sensation after stool as if it were not evacuated. Tenesmus before stool. Constant distress and urging, with sticking sore pain, cannot lie nor sit, followed by a discharge of blood. Hemorrhoids greatly enlarged, with stinging itching and burning.


      Diarrhoea, thin, pasty of fluid, at times, painless, and so urgent as to be almost involuntary, especially early in the morning, driving the patient out of bed; extremely fetid. Stool tough, gluey, fetid and slimy. Constipation; evacuations scanty and unsatisfactory, preceded and followed by uneasiness in the rectum, as if incompletely evacuated. Stool dry and constipated, with irritation in the rectum; frequent desire, with piles, soreness and burning in the anus. Stool often streaked with blood, or even dysenteric, with excessive tenesmus.

Urinary Organs

      Frequent urging to urinate at night, usually with scanty discharge. Burning in the urethra or stinging, especially when urinating. Involuntary micturition at night. Urine turbid, offensive, bloody.

Sexual Organs

      General relaxation, with lack of power in men. Bearing-down pain in uterine region. Swelling and soreness of the pudenda and vagina. Menses early and profuse, often stopping suddenly, with congestion of other parts of the body. Menses preceded by headache; followed by slimy, acrid, milky Leucorrhoea.

Respiratory Organs

      Rawness in the larynx, with hoarseness. Dry cough in the evening, waking at night, with dyspnoea, (<) night when lying on the back, with pressure and anxiety in the chest; suffocation. Cough dry at night, but loose in the day time from crawling in the larynx. Burning in the chest, extending upward to the face. Sharp sticking pains in the sides, often extending to back, (<) night and lying on the back. Anxiety and oppression in the chest. Weakness when talking.

Heart and Pulse

      Anxious palpitation at night in bed. Sticking pains in the region of the heart. Pulse rapid, often hard and full.

Neck and Back

      Backache at night small of the back feels bruised, preventing sleep, (<) turning in bed, must hold the breath. Sticking pain in the lumbar region. Bruised pain in the coccyx, (<) stooping and rising. Drawing pains and weakness, extending into the legs.


      Drawing pains in all the joints, (<) evening, causing restlessness. Pains like rheumatism in the left shoulder. Tearing in the right shoulder, like paralysis. Tremulousness of the hands and arms. Sticking in the tips of the fingers. Tearing drawing pains in the finger joints. Cramps in the muscles of the legs. Drawing or sticking pains in the legs and knees. Pain in the knees and legs, as from stiffness or as if the muscles were too short on rising or walking. Cramp in the calves, as if too short. Stiffness in the ankles; heaviness in the ankles and feet. Sticking, soreness and pains in the feet, as from tight shoes. Sticking, cutting pains in the toes and roots of the nails.


      Various eruptions; black points in the face. Dry burning and itching eruptions, either like nettle-rash or like fine papular eruptions. Itching vesicles form and sometimes pustules. Itching, with burning, in various parts of the body; (<) scratching, which causes burning;(<) night in the heat of the bed, with restlessness. Eruptions that are scratched tend to ulcerate and exude an offensive discharge. The skin symptoms universally (<) bathing, associated with burning itching; scratching is followed by burning; aggravation at night, especially by the warmth of the bed.


      Irresistible sleepiness during the day, but sleeplessness before midnight, after which there is frequent waking and tossing about till early morning. Frequent waking and tossing about till early morning. Frequent waking at night, with rush of blood to the head; hot, restless hands and feet, frequent turning. Dreams vivid; vexatious, frightening, anxious.


      Chilliness in the evening, with headache; internal chilliness, particularly in the back, creeping chills starting in the small of the back. Chilliness often associated with rush of blood. Fever, with heat of the head and face, and of the hands and feet; (<) evening in bed. Dry heat, with great thirst. Perspiration at night, particularly towards morning, often of a sour or disagreeable odor.

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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