Muriatic Acid

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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

Generalities

      Hydrochloric acid has an elective affinity for BLOOD, producing septic conditions similar to that found in low fevers, with high temperature and great prostration. MUSCLES are affected esp. of HEART; of bladder, anus, tongue etc., causing paresis. MUCOUS MEMBRANES; of the MOUTH and digestive tract; are dry, bleeding, cracked and deeply ulcerated. Soreness of the body causing RESTLESSNESS; frequently changes position, but soon grows weak and very debilitated; wants to lie down; slides down in bed; eyes fall shut, lower jaw drops. Bluish; tongue, piles, ulcers. Burnings. Tearing pains. Violent haemorrhages. Scorbutic states. Pulsations in single parts. Parts are dry, deeply ulcerated, bleeding or cracked. Bloody mucous membranes. Muscular exhaustion. Dropsical swelling.

Worse

      Touch. Wet weather. Walking. Cold drinks, bathing. Sitting. Human voice. Sun.

Better

      Motion. Warmth. Lying on left side.

Mind

      Introverted. Sad and taciturn. Suffers in silence. Irritable. Muttering. Persistent loud moaning.

Head

      Vertigo worse moving eyes, slightly; lying on right side, or on back. Occipital pains, leaden heaviness; worse looking intently at any object. Brain feels bruised; with headache, sound of voice is intolerable. Periodical pain over left eye; with numbness down right arm and aphasia. Hair as if standing on head.

Eyes

      Vertical hemiopia. Eyes close on sitting; from exhaustion.

Ears

      Deafness. Distant voice (talking) causes headache. Cutting from mastoid to nape. Tingling, creeping, cold pain running up to vertex.

Nose

      Bleed; much sneezing.

Face

      Dark or glowing red face; with cold hands; but no thirst. Lips sore, cracked and scabby. Lower jaw fallen. Freckles due to exposure to sun.

Mouth

      Dry. Tongue; bluish, heavy, stiff; hinders talking; shrunken or burnt looking. Aphthae. Teeth worse acids and sweets. Sordes on teeth. Gums swollen, bleeding, ulcerating. Hard lumps in the tongue. Lips; burn, heavy, bloated. Everything tastes sweet. Beer tastes like honey. Cancer of tongue.

Throat

      Dry; with burning in chest. Attempt to swallow produces spasms and choking. Involuntary swallowing.

Stomach

      Aversion to meat. Achlorhydria. Stomach will neither tolerate nor digest food.

Abdomen

      Fullness and distension in abdomen from small quantity of food. An empty sense in the stomach, also in the abdomen after stool; and in a.m. Involuntary stools or prolapse of rectum; on urinating or passing flatus. Very sore piles; better heat; worse during pregnancy; protruding like a bunch of grapes. Anus sore during menses. Liver enlarged, sore. Ascites; from cirrhosis of liver.

Urinary

      Atony of bladder; must wait a long time, before urine will pass; or has to press so hard that anus protrudes. Cannot urinate without also stooling. Urine; red, violet, milky, copious, night and day; escapes from passing wind.

Female

      Leucorrhoea, with backache. Pricking in vagina. Genitals very sensitive, cannot bear least touch.

Heart

      Large full and soft pulse. Pulse drops every 3rd beat. Pulse feeble, rapid and small. Palpitation felt in face.

Extremities

      Red swelled burning fingers and toes. Weak thighs. Staggers when walking, from weakness of thighs and knees. Eczema of dorsum of hands. Cramps in the ball of thumb (right) when writing, goes off when moving it. Pain in tendo-achilles. Forearms heavy.

Skin

      Ulcers throb on walking. Scarlet fever, livid with petechiae.

Fever

      Cold in bed, in early morning. Intense burning heat; with aversion to covers. Adynamic fevers; typhoid, septic etc.

Related

      Bapt; Bryonia

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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