Chlorum

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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Dr. S.R. Phatak describes the clinically confirmed symptoms of the homeopathic remedy Chlorum in his Concise Materia Medica, published in 1977.

Generalities

      This gas is proved in the form of Chlorine water. It has a marked action on respiratory organs producing spasms of the glottis. Sensation of constriction is another marked feature. Patients rapidly emaciate. Mucous membranes are inflamed and ulcerated.

Better

      Open air. Motion.

Worse

      Expiration. After midnight. Lying.

Mind

      Fears insanity or losing senses. Forgets names and persons.

Eyes

      Protruding.

Nose

      Smoky or sooty. Coryza; acrid; with headache, suddenly running in drops, with lachrymation.

Face

      Swollen with protruding eyes.

Mouth

      Putrid odour from mouth. Putrid aphthae. Tongue; dry, black.

Throat

      Choking sensation, inability to swallow. Aching tickling or whistling in throat pit.

Respiratory organs

      Sudden DYSPNOEA from spasms of the vocal cords, with protruding eyes, blue face, cold sweat. Inspiration free but CAN NOT EXHALE. Laryngitis. Laryngismus stridulous. Asthma of hay fever. As if air were forced into upper chest.

Skin

      Sensitive, dry, yellow, shrivelled.

Fever

      Easy sweat.

Related

      Ars-i; Iod; Meph; Mercurius

About the author

S.R. Phatak

S.R. Phatak

A pioneer of Homoeopathy in Maharashtra, Dr Shankar Raghunath Phatak was born on 6th September, 1896. He did his MBBS from Grant Medical College, in 1924. Started his practice but somehow not satisfied with Allopathic Treatment.

He was convinced about Homoeopathy while going through Sir William Osler's writings on 'History of Medicine' so switched over to an entirely Homoeopathic Practice in 1932. He also started working on Homoeopathic literature along with his Practice.

He has contributed immensely to homoeopathic literature. He was an ardent follower of Dr Boger. His Repertory is based on Boger's ''A Synoptic key to Materia Medica'.

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