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Teplitz 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


The mineral waters of Teplitz, in Bohemia. Analysis of Haupt and Frauen-bad-quelle, by Ficinus and Wolf. In 16 ounces are found: Sodium carbonate. 2.284 grs.|Lithium carbonate. 0.018 grs., Sodium chloride. 0.433, |Ferrum. Carbonate 0.037,sodium fluor- silicate 0.130, |Strontium. Carbonate 0.019, sodium phosphate.

0.001, Calcium. Carbonate sodium 0.325, iodide. 0.056, |Magnesium. Carbonate 0.053, Potassium sulphate. 0.434, |Silica.

0.312, chloride. potassium 0.105, |Alumina. 0.022, Manganum carbonate. 0.080, Temperature 39 R.


Anxiety. Irritability with disposition to weep. Bad spirits and absence of thought. Indisposition to work of all kinds. Weakness of memory.


Confusion and vertigo. Confusion of head with aching over eyes.

vertigo and faintness. Vertigo with feeling of paraplegia.

Vertigo, as if from taking alcoholic drink. Vertigo, with noise in the ears and dimness of vision. Vertigo with staggering gait, as if slightly intoxicated. General Head. Weight and confusion of head. Head ache. On moving the head a pain in it, as if something fell from one side to the other, with weakness of memory. Tearing in the head with pain in the throat, s that he could not breathe freely. Tensive stretch- ing headache, as if the head. Forehead and Temples. Frontal headache with inclination to vomit. Tearing in temples and occiput. Burning pain beginning in the right temporal bone and extending to the right concha and cheek. Throbbing headache in right temple with swollen red face. Vertex and occiput. Throbbing headache in the vertex. Aching in occiput. External Head. The hair falls out much. Large, soft, movable lumps on the head, as big as pigeons’ eggs, with erysipelas in the face. Eruption of vesicles on the scalp. Soreness of the hairy scalp, so that every hair causes pain when touched.


Both eyes are closed up, in the morning, with white viscid mucus.

Feeling of dryness in the right eye and dimness of vision. Aching and burning in the eyes. Lids. Redness and erysipelatous swelling of the lids. On the right eyelid two styes, that disappear without suppurating. Cramp pain in the upper lids, so that they could only be opened with the hand, but when the hand was removed they immediately closed again. Lachrymation. Conjunctiva.

Inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eyelid and ball of the eye.


Swelling on the left concha with erysipelatous inflammation.

Purulent p73 discharge from he ear. Pain in the interior of the right ear, as from a red-hot coal. Tearing-shooting pain first in one ear, then in the other. Hearing. Dulness of hearing with sensation as if something stopped the ears. Noises in the ears.

Roaring in the ears.


Frequent flow of mucus from both nostrils. Aching over the root of the nose. Prickling and feeling of dryness in the nose.

Frequent and profuse epistaxis.


Swollen red face with throbbing headache in right temple.

Swelling and paleness of the face. Drawing and tearing in face.

In right side of face, from forehead to lower jaw, tearing, with drawing of the jaw awry and difficult speech.


Teeth. Raging toothache; the right cheek and lower jaw were drawn towards the left side, preventing proper speech. Violent toothache, as if all the teeth were suddenly pierced with a hot iron. Violent boring pain in the upper molars. Sensation as if the upper and lower incisors were lengthened and inability to chew with them. Tearing through both rows of teeth. Gums.

Frequent bleeding of gums with loosening of teeth. Tongue.

Spasmodic protrusion of the tongue with inability to speak.

Paralysis of tongue; in spite of the utmost efforts he cannot move it in the slightest degree; this lasts eighteen minutes.

Swelling of tongue with profuse secretion of saliva. Vesicles on back of tongue with burning pain in throat. White coating on tongue with insipid taste. Moist tongue. Heaviness of tongue on speaking, as if paralysis were commencing. General Mouth. On the inside of the right cheek several small vesicles, which burst and form ulcers. Dryness of mouth with burning of tip of tongue.


Pain in throat without redness. Aching pain in swallowing without visible alteration in the affected organs. Tearing-drawing pains in the muscles of throat and stiffness of neck. Swelling of uvula and tonsils with difficulty of swallowing. Swelling of cervical glands.


Appetite and Thirst. Canine hunger, soon satisfied, and swallowed by stomachache. Variable appetite, at one time great hunger, at another no appetite. Dislike of animal food. Anorexia. Anorexia with feeling of fullness in pit of stomach. Anorexia with eructations and sour taste. Anorexia with white viscid coating on tongue. Thirst. Heartburn. Heartburn with flow of much water into mouth. Nausea and Vomiting. Nausea and fainting feeling.

Nausea with some vomiting. Nausea and inclination to vomit, but not actual vomiting. Inclination to vomit with frontal headache.

Stomach. Aching in stomach, extending through the back. Pain in stomach with burning rising up into the throat, as if red-hot coal lay there; it is relieved by drinking cold water. p73 Sensation as if the stomach were full of water; it seems to splash about when walking. Full feeling in stomach with great development of wind and eructation.


Hypochondrium. Shooting in the right hypochondrium, especially on drawing a full breath. Umbilicus. Tearing pain in the umbilical region. General Abdomen. Tense swollen abdomen with discharge of much flatus. Rumbling in the abdomen without distension or discharge of flatus. Feeling of weight in abdomen and pressure down towards genitals. Cramp like contraction of recti muscles. Colic pains with discharge of bright-red blood by stool. Tearing pains in abdomen from both sides towards the navel. Soreness of abdominal muscles. Inguinal Region. Swelling of inguinal glands. In right inguinal ring a swelling as large as a hen’s egg which disappears entirely in a few hours.

Rectum & Anus

Profuse hemorrhoidal hemorrhage with great relief to the symptoms. Passage of whitish viscid mucus by anus. Painful piles with violent burning in the anus. Burning in rectum, with evacuation of a viscid secretion mixed with blood-streaks.

Itching in perinaeum with production of a humid eruption.

Frequent urging to stool without evacuation.


Several thin frothy stools with burning in the anus. Hard stool with discharge of bright-red blood. Constipation. Constipation, for several days, with nausea. Constipation, with pain in the small of the back and heaviness of the lower extremities.

Urinary Organs

Urethra. Flying shoots in urethra. Burning in anterior part of urethra. Urine. Copious flow of urine. Scanty urine. Retention of urine; he could only pass it by drops and with violent burning in urethra. Urine as clear as water, with frequent call to pass it.

White slimy sediment in urine. Reddish brick dust sediment in urine.

Sexual organs

Male. Several vesicles on glans penis, containing clear water, bursting on the second day and leaving a spreading sore, which heels on the fifth day. Suppurating eruption on glans and scrotum, leaving blue marks. Painful swelling on both testicles without inflammation. Drawing in right testicle and cord.

Increased sexual desire with lively dreams. Female. Milk-white leucorrhoea, like boiled starch. After violent tearing pains in abdomen, the catamenia occurred a fortnight after the right time.

After pain in hypogastrium, as if everything would be forced out below, the catamenia, which had never appeared, occurred very copiously. Metrorrhagia, with frightful tearing pain in abdomen; the blood is quite black and coagulated.

Respiratory Organs

Larynx and Trachea. Aching pains in larynx, worse when not swallowing than when swallowing. Feeling of dryness and roughness in larynx. Feeling of tickling in larynx, causing constant tussiculation. Severe catarrh of the trachea. Raw feeling in the trachea. Burning in trachea, with expectoration of lumps of viscid mucus. Voice. Hoarseness, almost amounting to loss of voice. Cough and Expectoration. Cough. Dry short cough.

Cough and pain in chest, without implicating respiration; at the same time sore throat, without redness, with moist tongue, headache, and tearing in hands and feet. Suffocative cough, with considerable but difficult expectoration, without the slightest pain; it disappears very gradually, when itching on the body occurs. Cough, with expectoration of viscid yellow mucus.

Nocturnal cough, with copious expectoration of mucus. Violent cough, with enormous expectoration of a gray color, which only disappears when an eruption appears. Respiration. Oppression of breathing, as from great rush of blood to the chest.


Oppression of chest, especially on going upstairs, with a feeling of heat mounting. Cramp like contraction in chest. Shoots in intercostal muscles. Tearing in pectoralis major up to shoulder.

Pain in chest. Front and sides. Burning beneath sternum.

Pressure and weight in the center of the chest, which becomes worse on breathing deeply. Shoots in right side of chest, obstructing respiration. Mammae. In right breast, two lumps as large as hazelnuts, with dull pain. Fine pricks, as with needles, in the right breast.

Heart and Pulse

Precordia. Violent shoots in heart. Heart’s Action. Violent palpitation, with tearing and shooting in heart. Very quick and painful beating of heart. Irregular, intermitting pulsation of heart. Pulse. Quick, hard pulse, with confusion of head, and thirst. Quick, full pulse, with palpitation.

Neck and Back

Neck. Bruised pain in nape and back. Tearing and drawing pain in nape, with stiffness. Shooting in right side of neck to the ear.

Shooting pains along spinal column, from nape to lumbar vertebrae, preventing the slightest movement; they lasted eleven days. Back. Drawing pains down back to sacrum. Dorsal. Pressive pain in scapulae. Tearing drawing pain in scapulae. Between the shoulders and on both arms a pain as if insects were gnawing it.

Shoots between the scapulae, with oppressions of breath. Dull pain in the region of the last dorsal vertebrae, worse when pressed. Lumbar. Pain in small of back, worse on every movement.

Violent pain in small of back, with difficulty of moving legs.

Drawing in small of back, extending to calves. Drawing pain from small of back into pelvis. Aching and stitches in the loin, which extend to the spine, with difficulty of breathing.


Weariness and heaviness of the limbs. Tearing, drawing, and shooting pains in the limbs, especially in their joints. Tearing in hands and feet.

Superior Extremities

A kind of paralysis in right arm, which the day before was quite well; he cannot move it without the assistance of the other man.

Paralytic feeling in both arms, with creeping in tips of fingers.

Sleeping of arm, with coldness of it, and dull feeling in tips of fingers. Violent pains in both arms, with three red elevated spots that broke on the twelfth day, discharged much matter, and looked exactly like syphilitic sores; continued open eight days, and then healed up. Bruised pain in whole arm. Tearing pain in whole arm, with contraction of elbow-joint. Jerking tearing from the shoulder-joint to the fingers. Shoulder. Stiffness in the left shoulder-joint, with difficulty of moving the arm, especially backwards. In the right shoulder-joint, a violent, ever-increasing pain, at one time tearing and shooting at another aching and burning; the fifth days it went down to the fingers and bent them so spasmodically into the palm of the hand that they could not be opened. Pain as of dislocation in shoulder.

Paralytic felling in shoulder, with leaden heaviness of whole arm. Tearing and shooting alternately in shoulder and elbow- joints. Violent tearing in shoulder, at night, which disappears by external heat and friction. Burning or shooting in axilla.

Arm. Shining red swelling in right upper arm, with shooting pain in it. Dull pain, with cold feeling in both upper arms, as if a cold wind blew on it. Pain deep in middle of upper arm, with swelling of bone in three different places. Violent boring pain in humerus. Cramp like jerking in muscles of upper arm. Tearing pain in right upper arm, preventing all movement of it. Elbow.

Swelling and tearing pain in right elbow. Cracking in elbow and wrist. In bend of elbow, a feeling of contraction, so that the arm cannot be fully stretched out. Frequently recurring shoots through elbow-joint. Burning pain in bend of elbow, with slight redness of skin. Forearm. The left forearm as if paralyzed, relieved by friction. Tearing pain from middle of forearm down to fingers, which are contracted. Wrist. Redness, swelling, and violent pains, with immobility of wrist-joint. Sprained feeling in right wrist. Drawing pains in wrists and finger-joints. Hand.

Trembling of hands. Oedematous swelling of dorsum of left hand.

Soft, painless gout-nodes the size of hazelnuts on dorsum of both hands. Burning in palms. Sleeping and coldness of hands. Fingers.

Fine shootings, with swelling of finger-joints. Cramp like contraction of fingers. Tearing pain in fingers, which are swollen in places.

Inferior Extremities

Hip. Stiffness and immobility of hip-joint, with feeling as if the leg were too long; when he treads the bone seems out of joint. Bruised pain in both hip-joints. Violent tearing from hip to knee. Burning pain in hip-bone, worse particularly at night. Shooting in hip-joint. Thigh. Aching pain in thigh, as if a broad iron band were firmly bound to it. Intolerable aching in thigh-bone, with cold feeling, but external coldness. Crushed feeling in head of thigh-bone. Pain in thigh when walking, as if it would break. Paralytic pain in thigh impeding walking.

Numbness in thighs and legs. Cramp like jerking in muscles of thigh. Drawing-tearing pain in thigh down to knee. Tearing in glutei down into thigh. Feeling in thigh as if the flesh were hacked off the bone. Knee. Swelling of the knee-joint, with stiffness Cracking in knee-joint on moving it. Aching pain in patella. Shooting pain through knee-joint. Continued burning in left knee-joint. Leg. The left leg swells in the middle a little; the swelling increases and is the seat of throbbing pain; after eighteen days the place bursts, and the wound thereby occasioned, and the swelling of the bone increased daily; in twenty days it was healed again. Bruised pain in legs. Deep boring pain in middle of tibia, worse at night. Cramp in calves after moderate exercise. On going to sleep, frequent cramps in calves and thighs. Tension in tendo Achillis, preventing him from putting his foot to the ground. Ankle. Erysipelatous inflammation of left ankle and top of foot. Aching pain deep in bone of left ankle, extending up to knee; when it becomes very violent the foot becomes stiff. Feeling of strain and stretching of ankle-joint.

Violent tearing in ankles and toes. Cutting pain in ankle-joint, when walking. Foot and toes. Heaviness and weariness of feet. Tearing pain in dorsum of foot, extending over the shin-bone.

Weariness and burning in soles, as after a forced march. Great burning in heels. Swelling and painful tearing in great toe.

Shooting jerking in great toe.


On awaking, weariness, heaviness in the limbs, and confusion of the head. Increased sensitiveness to draughts.


Objective. Redness of skin, with increased turgor. Turgor of the skin, with profuse perspiration. Scarlatina, like redness on the left side of the chest, disappearing on pressure of the finger.

Miliary rash on different parts of the body, most frequently on the extremities and chest. Scaly eruption covers the left half of the face, extending to behind the ear. Eruption of the chin of pustules as large as peas, which regularly burst on the second day, form scabs, and leave white marks. Pustular eruption at the commissures of the mouth. Pustular eruption on scrotum. Eruption on the chest, like a kind of scabies pustulosa, with violent smarting. Miliary rash on the chest. Eruption on the chest, like scabies pustulosa, with violent griping pain. Eruption of small pimples over the whole back, that occasion severe burning pain, nothing of the sort on the front of the body. Miliary rash on right shoulder. Eruption round right elbow, like a scab, with violent pain and much suppuration, heals after twelve days and leaves no mark behind. An eruption in left popliteal space that spreads over the middle of the calf. On both ankles, a miliary rash, with shooting pains in metatarsal p73 bones, and slight swelling of them. Vesicular erysipelas in face. Vesicular eruption on the upper lip (herpes labialis), which dies in a few days and forms yellow scabs. Vesicular eruption in upper third of internal surface of thigh. Blisters on both legs, like erysipelas bullosum. Three or four ulcers form on the legs, beginning with burning pain, then breaking and spontaneously healing again.

Small furunculi that suppurate. Subjective. Prickling in various parts. Prickling as with needles, especially in extremities.


Sleepiness. Sleepiness by day. Restlessness and tossing about in bed. Frequent jerks in the act of falling asleep. Uncomfortable dreams at night. Lively dreams, with increased sexual desire.


Chilliness. Great chilliness. Shuddering. Coldness and deficient sensibility in thigh. Rigor alternating with increased temperature of the body. Cold feeling in shoulder, as if a cold compress lay on it. Heat. Sensation of prickly heat, followed by moderate perspiration. Sensation as if warm water were running down the back. Sweat. Copious perspirations. Sour and mouldy- smelling sweat.

Condition.- Aggravation

(Night), Pain in hip-bone; pain in tibia.

(Breathing deeply), Pressure and weight in chest.

(Going upstairs), Oppression of chest.

(On going to sleep), Cramps in the thighs and calves.

(Moving head), Pain in it.

(Moving knee-joint), Cracking in it.

(Motion), Pain in small of back.

(Swallowing), Aching pain.

(Walking), Pain in thigh; cutting pain in ankle-joint.


(Friction), Paralyzed feeling in left forearm.

(Cold water), Pain in stomach.

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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