Bromium

Last modified on January 25th, 2019

Bromium signs and symptoms of the homeopathy medicine from the Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by J.H. Clarke. Find out for which conditions and symptoms Bromium is used

      Bromine. Br. (A. W. 799). Solution in distilled water.

Clinical

Apoplexy. Asthma. Breast, cancer of. Cancer. *Cough. *Croup Diphtheria. Dysmenorrhoea. Emphysema. *Feet, pain in. Fistula lachrymalis. Glands, enlargement of. Goitre. Heart, disease of, hypertrophy of. Laryngismus. Migraine. Parotid gland, induration of. *Respiration, affections of. Scrofula. Seaside, effects of. Testicles, induration of. *Throat, sore. Tonsils, enlarged, inflamed. *Trachea, irritation of. Tuberculosis. Tumour of breast. Ulcers. *Uterus, air in. *Vagina, air in. Vertigo.

Characteristics

*Bromine forms a leading constituent in the mineral waters of Kreutzach and Wood hall. It is a predominantly left-side medicine. It affects particularly the internal head, left side. It is suited to blue-eyed, fair people (opposite *Iodium) especially children with thin, white, delicate skins, and very light hair and eyebrows (patients with dark hair are not excluded), to scrofulous constitutions. The glands (thyroid, testes, maxillary, parotid) are swollen and indurated. There is much anxiety of mind, a fear of ghosts or visions when in the dark. Like the other Halogens, *Bromine is a strong antiscorbutic. It has better at the sea-side (opposite *Nat-mur.), but worse in sailors when coming ashore. Migraine chiefly left side, worse from stooping, especially after drinking milk.It has a peculiar vertigo: sensation deep in brain as if vertigo would come on, tendency to fall backward, worse at the sight of running water, or if he put his foot on a bridge, worse in damp weather. Vertigo with nose- bleed. Soreness and crusts inside nose. Nose-bleed accompanies many affections, especially of chest. There is a peculiar headache with coryza. In the cases of diphtheria indicating it the diseases begins in the larynx and runs up. In croup, with all the croupy sound, there is much loose rattling in larynx with the breathing and coughing, but *no choking in the cough, as there is in Hepar (Guernsey). Tuberculosis, especially of right lung. Hypertrophy of the heart and palpitation. Pain in heart going up to axilla. A very peculiar symptom is: loud emissions of air from the vagina. Symptoms are worse by cold air, cold water, cold diet, cold damp weather, heat of sun. The cough is worse entering warm room. Headache worse from drinking milk, from stooping. Complaints are better at sea-side, sailors coming ashore suffer from asthma, which is relieved when they go to sea again. Symptoms worse evening till midnight, when at rest, better riding on horseback. After dinner feels he will have an attack of apoplexy. Exertion causes oppression at heart.

Relations.

*Compare: Iodium (but Iodium has worse morning, dark hair and eyes), Chlorum, Lachesis, Spongia, Fl-ac., Hepar, Apis, Arg-n., China, Conium, Coffea, Cina., Cuprum, Lycopodium, Mercurius, Phosphorus, Rhus-t. (cardiac hypertrophy, also Spongia, Arnica, from over-exertion), Sepia, Sulphur, Ant-t., Pulsatilla (blondes. Fear of ghosts or visions, also, Aconite, Arsenicum, Carb-v., Phosphorus, Sulphur) *Antidoted by: Camph., Ammonium carb., Mag-c., Opium *Useful after: Iodium, Phosphorus, Spongia *Compatible: Arg-n. (generally after Bromium), Kali-c. (emphysema).

Mind

Cheerful, desire for mental labor. Low-spirited and out of humor. Crying and lamentation, with hoarse voice. Anxiety, originating in body (heart, lungs), patients expect to see things jump around the floor. In evening, when alone, feels as if he should see something if he should turn round, as if some one were behind him.

Head

Sensation deep in brain (after dinner) as if vertigo or fit of apoplexy would come on. Vertigo with tendency to fall backward, worse stepping on bridge, from running water, from rapid motion in front of him, with anxiety. Peculiar headache and coryza: pressure in forehead which seems to be pushing brain down and out at root of nose. Headache: deep in crown, with palpitation, over left eye, worse from stooping, from drinking milk. Scalp tender, malignant scald-head.

Eyes

Lachrymation (right) with swelling of tear-gland. Darting through eye (left). Dilated pupils. Flashes before eyes. Protruded eyes.

Ears

Noise in ears. Swelling and hardness of (left) parotid gland, feeling warm to the touch. Suppuration of left parotid, edges of the opening smooth, discharge watery and excoriating, swelling remaining hard and unyielding, after scarlatina.

Nose

Soreness in (swollen) nose with scurfs, pain and bleeding on wiping. Bleeding of nose relieving chest. Severe coryza, right nostril stopped up and sore throughout, later left Coryza, with sneezing, margins of nose and parts under nose corroded, with stoppage (occurring annually).

Face

Greyish, earthy complexion, old appearance. Pale. Heat in cheek, first right, later left Sensation of cobweb. Strong, hard swelling of glands, especially on lower jaw and throat.

Mouth

Ptyalism, much frothy mucus in mouth. Burning from mouth to stomach. Heat in mouth and oesophagus. Stinging in tip of tongue.

Throat

With all the croupy sound there is a good deal of loose rattling in larynx with the breathing and coughing, but no choking in the cough as there is in Hepar. Inflammation of throat with net-like redness and corroded places. Scraping in throat. Swelling of mucous membranes of fauces and pharynx. The diphtheria begins in the larynx and runs up.

Appetite

Desire for acids, which worse and cause diarrhoea. Water tastes saltish.

Stomach

Vomiting bloody mucus. Nausea, retching, and pains in stomach, better after eating. Feeling of emptiness in stomach better after eating. Heavy feeling in stomach. Inflammation of stomach.

Abdomen

Tympanitic distension of abdomen, and passage of much wind. Enlargement and induration of spleen.

Stool and Anus.

Diarrhoea, stools yellow, green, black, worse after every meal. Haemorrhoids, blind, painful, during and after stool worse from application of cold or warm water, better wetting with saliva, (with black diarrhoeic stools). Intensely painful Haemorrhoids.

Male Sexual Organs.

Swelling and induration of (left) testis, with sore pain or sensation of coldness. Swelling of scrotum (with chronic gonorrhoea).

Female Sexual Organs.

Loud emission of flatulency from vagina. During menses pain in abdomen and small of back. Menses too early and too profuse, of bright red blood, flow passive, with much exhaustion, or membranous shreds may pass off. Violent contractive spasm before or during menses, lasting hours, leaving the abdomen sore. Membranous dysmenorrheal. Dull pain in ovary (left.). Stitching pains from breast to axillae, cannot bear pressure (scirrhus).

Respiratory Organs

Hoarseness and aphonia worse evening. Soreness and roughness in throat. Cold sensation in larynx, with cold feeling when inspiring, after breakfast, better after shaving. Constriction in the larynx, tickling, causing cough. Tickling in trachea during inspiration causing cough. Stitch in posterior portion of larynx, with feeling of constriction when swallowing saliva. Scraping and rawness in larynx, provoking cough, as if pit of throat were pressed against trachea. Diphtheria When the diphtheria begins in the larynx and runs up. Croup. When with all the croupy sound there is a good deal loose rattling in the larynx with the breathing and coughing, but no choking in the cough. Dry, spasmodic, wheezing cough, with rattling breathing. Cough rough, barking, from tickling in throat. Inspiration very difficult, cannot inspire deep enough. Cough, with sudden paroxysms of suffocation on swallowing, respiration very short, obliged to catch for breath. Sensation as if the air passages were dull of smoke. Spasmodic closure of the glottis.

Chest

Stitches in right side of chest. Right long most affected. Stitch (inflammation of lungs right side). Sensation of weakness in chest. Tightness (asthma), worse at night, in sailors when they come ashore.

Heart

Violent palpitation worse lying left side, (hypertrophy).

Neck and Back.

Neck stiff. Glands of neck much swollen. Goitre. Two encysted tumors on both sides of the neck. Aching at inner border left scapula up to neck, on moving left arm, or sitting leaning to left Boring in spinous processes of different vertebrae.

Limbs.

Stiffness in all limbs, 11 a m., better in afternoon. Pains in limbs alternating with chilliness and heat.

Upper Limbs

 

Left arm feels paralysed. Eruptions on left elbow. Icy-cold forearms. Hands cold and moist.

Lower Limbs

Paralytic sensation in one or other leg. Pains in one or both tibiae.

Generalities

Excessive languor and debility (worse after breakfast). Great weakness and lassitude after all the symptoms passed off, in diphtheria. Shivering with yawning and stretching, repeated every other day, as a chilliness and cold feet. Tremulousness all over.

Skin

Pimples and pustules (acne). Boils on the arms and face.

Sleep

Irresistible drowsiness while reading. Continued yawning and drowsiness with the respiratory troubles.

Fever

Pulse much accelerated. Chill every other day with shaking, yawning, and stretching, with cold feet. Skin cool, covered with viscous sweat. Sweat on palms. Perspiration from the least exertion.

About the author

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica

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