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Sulfur Iodatum homeopathy medicine – drug proving symptoms from Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica by TF Allen, published in 1874. It has contributions from R Hughes, C Hering, C Dunham, and A Lippe


Iodine of Sulphur, 2SI.

Preparation: Triturations.


Doubtful, Anxious. Unsteadiness of ideas. Apathy and inaptitude for business. Dread of exertion.


Headache. Headache continued (second morning). Head feels swollen. A recurrence of the feelings in the head and throat followed. Frontal headache. Feeling of tightness, in the forehead (after second dose, first and second days). Shooting and throbbing in the temples, when stooping. Throbbing in the temples. Shooting pains in the top of the head. Sides of the head ached, with a sensation as if the head were pressed in a vise (first evening). The hair feels as if erect. Soreness of the scalp. Soreness of the vertex.


Eyes bleared, particularly the left one (third day).

Inclination to close the eyes, as if to press out tears. Eyelids heavy. Eyes water a good deal (second day), Eyes dim.


Itching, tingling, and buzzing, in the ears. Singing in the ears (five minutes after first dose), accompanied by a feeling of tightness above the eyes, as if a band were drawn tightly over the forehead (after second dose); both symptoms increased (after third dose, first day). Same singing in the ears (after first dose), with a greater feeling of tightness over the forehead, increasing to a dull heavy pain (after second dose); much aggravated, with feeling of soreness in the throat, accompanied by a whistling noise and a sensation of heat about the pit of the stomach, which increased to such a degree as to become quite painful, extending over the chest, and giving him all the feelings of an attack of bronchitis, with nasty cough, expectoration, deep breathing, perspiration, etc. (after third dose, third day).


Coryza. Thick green mucus secreted in the nostrils; odor of Iodine present. Flow of “acrid serum” from the nose.

Burning-tickling pain in the right nostril every time the pocket handkerchief was used; at the same time I perceived a strong odor of Iodine (second morning). A burning sensation was immediately felt in the nostrils, with a very strong odor of Iodine; this lasted for half an hour and left a dull headache over the eyes, and at the vertex. Burning pain in the nose. All the agonies of “grippe.” Excoriation of the nostrils. Itching and soreness of the nose. Acuteness of smell.



Face dry, hot and a yellowish color. Erythematous breaking out in the upper lip, with yellowish pustules, painful, sore, and tender, quickly disappearing in dry scales.


Teeth felt soft to tongue, and were coated with dark fur. Tongue dry and hard, furred at the root, red at the point. Bitter taste.

Nasty taste in the mouth, and a fetid breath (first night).


Throat dry and painful to touch, feeling as if swelled. Sore throat, in the morning. Soreness in the throat, accompanied by a whistling noise (after third dose, second day). Throat still continued sore, but was relieved by expectoration (third day).

Drawing, creeping sensation at the back of the throat. Uvula and tonsils slightly enlarged and red. Constant disposition to swallow saliva; throat and gullet parched; the saliva did not allay the dryness.


Anorexia, desire for acids, pickles, lemonade. Thirsty. A sensation of heat about the pit of the stomach (after third dose), (second day). Soreness and sinking, in the epigastrium.

Anorexia, desire for acids, pickles, lemonade. Thirsty. A sensation of heat about the pit of the stomach (after third dose), (second day). Soreness and sinking, in the epigastrium.


Itching in the rectum.


Bowels constipated.

Urinary Organs.

Itching in the urethra. Frequent micturition, especially in the morning. Ardor urinae. Urine smells like raspberries.

Respiratory Organs.

Accumulation of dark purulent mucus in the windpipe, causing continued inclination to swallow saliva, which does not moisten it; mucus removed with difficult, and by violent hawking, coughing and straining. Tickling in the larynx. Sensation of dryness in the trachea; thick hard clots of mucus collected about the top of the windpipe, difficult to detach, and which caused tickling and irritation of the larynx, with cough (second morning). Much troubled with cough during the early part of the night, accompanied by a nasty taste in the mouth, and a fetid breath (first night). Inclination to take a deep inspiration, leaving a fluttering sensation. Inclination to take a deep inspiration and expand the chest.


Tightness across the chest. Difficulty of expanding the chest on inspiration, with prostration of strength.


Boring pain, as if in the heart, with some difficulty of respiration (during the process). Sensation of heat in the region of the heart. Palpitation cordis. Palpitation of the heart.


Weakness of the spinal column, with pain in the loins, as if bruised. Pain and soreness under the left scapula. Pain under the left shoulder. Pain in the loins, as if bruised, with weakness of the spinal column.

Inferior Extremities.

Weakness of the knee-joints. Legs ache and feel weak. Tickling in the calves and feet. Trembling and aching of the ankle-joints.- The soles of the feet ache and burn, and are sore, when standing.


Prostration of strength, with difficulty of expanding the chest on inspiration, Feeling debilitated, as if I had had influenza.

Felt faint and sick (first evening), Much worse on waking, in the morning, when stooping, or leaning forward, or when running, or ascending the stairs, The symptoms were very severe during four days, but they gradually decreased after the fifth day until the fourteenth or sixteenth day, Sensation of a cold set in (first evening),.


Pustule on the upper lip. Erythema on the chin. Arms covered with an itching rash, like nettle rash (after first day).


Sleepy in the daytime, and restless at night. Unrefreshed by sleep, at night; confused dreams; awakened with fright; sleep with the mouth open.


Occasional chills. Febrile excitement. Feverish. Dry heat.


(Morning), Frequent micturition; sore throat; the symptoms.

(Ascending stairs), The symptoms.

(Leaning forward), The symptoms.

(Running), The symptoms.

(Stooping), Shooting and throbbing in temples; the symptoms.


(Expectoration); Sore throat.

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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