HEPAR SULPHURIS CALCAREUM [Hep]
Oversensitiveness (mental and physical).
Strong violent impulses. Abusive.
Sepsis, abscess, suppuration.
Splinter-like, burning pains.
Chilly. Intolerant to drafts.
COMMON NAME : -Sulphuret of Lime -Hahnemanns Calcium Sulphide
FAMILY : Mineral
A/F : -Abuse of mercury 3 -Cold, dry winds 3 -Injury -Suppressed eruptions -Tobacco smoking.
MODALITIES : < Cold air 3 > Warmth in general 3 < Uncovering 3 > Wrapping up warmly, especially head < Eating or drinking cold things 3 > Damp, wet weather < Touching affected parts 3 < Abuse of mercury < Night < Lying on painful side
MIND : -Oversensitiveness 3 (physical or mental), to cold, pain, touch, noise, odours, draught of air.
-Faints from pain.
-Hasty3 in speech, drinking.
-Peevish, highly impulsive 3. Impulse to stab or kill.
-Anguish in evening and night, with thoughts of suicide.
-Irritable 3 and dissatisfied with oneself and others.
-Starting on falling asleep.
-Fear and dreams of fire. Wants to set things or house on fire. Throws things into fire. -Fear-hearing of violent accidents or movies -injury -dentist.
GUIDING INDICATIONS : -Intense sensitivity to pain.
-Suppuration-tendency for all inflammations to terminate in suppuration 3.
-suppuration sudden and rapid.
-here, connective tissue is affected (Graph, Merc, Sil).
-Chilliness 3 -extreme sensitiveness to cold air -takes cold from slightest exposure to fresh air -can feel air if door is opened in next room (Tub).
-Pains-sore, sticking, like sharp splinters3 (sensation of splinter in parts).
-Discharges-profuse, foul, sour 3, like spoiled cheese 3, offensive.
-Sourness 3 -diarrhoea of children, perspiration.
-Sweat 3 -easy, profuse, sour, but dose not uncover, without relief.
-Periodicity-everyday, every 4 weeks (paralysis), every 4 months, winter, spring, autumn.
-Persons with light hair and complexion, slow to act, muscles soft and flabby. Yellowish complexion., middle of lower lip cracked.
-Head-Sensation as if a plug or nail were being driven into head -A feeling as if the eyes were being pulled backward into head.
-> binding head up tightly.
-Eruptions on eyelids.
-Ears-Severely painful otitis media, child cannot be comforted, wakes up with pain, shrieking.
-Mouth-Teeth-loose, sore, sensitive to cold drinks, abscesses at roots of teeth.
-G.I.T.-Craving for sour, strong things, acids, wine, vinegar, pickles, spicy, pungent.
-Aversion to fat 2 food.
-Diarrhoea-chronic, painless, white or clay coloured, green or undigested, sour or decayed odour.
-Even soft stool is passed slowly and with difficulty.
-Eructations and flatus smelling like bad eggs.
-Respiratory system-Recurrent bronchitis from every cold.
-Asthma-anxious, wheezing, rattling, short, deep breathing, threatens suffocation.
-> sitting up with head bent backwards.
-Asthma from suppressed eruptions.
-Cough-when any part of the body is uncovered 3 -croupy, choking, strangling 3.
-deep, barking cough with hoarseness < cold things3, < cold air 3 -Sensation of splinter in throat, stitches in throat extending to ear when swallowing.
-Quinsy with impending suppuration.
-Urinary system-Urine-is voided slowly with force -drops vertically -is obliged to wait awhile before it passes -bladder weak, unable to finish it.
-Male genitalia-Urethral stricture.
-Cold extremities, Raynauds syndrome.
-Skin-Tendency to suppurate 3.
-Very sensitive to touch.
-Chapped skin, with deep cracks on hands and feet.
-Ulcers very sensitive to contact, burning, stinging, easily bleeding.
-Cant bear to be uncovered (even one part of the body), wants to be wrapped up warmly.
-Chronic and recurring urticaria. Urticaria preceding or also with chill, disappears as heat begins.
KEYNOTES : 1. Sensitiveness 3 to cold air, pain, touch etc.
2. Sensation of splinter and splinter-like pains.
3. Tendency towards suppuration, which is rapid.
4. Easy sweating with relief.
5. Sourness 3 of all discharges.
6. Discharges smell like spoiled cheese.
7. Faints 2 from pain.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY : -Adapted to the psoric, scrofulous diathesis. Persons extremely sensitive, susceptible to cold.
-Oversensitive to external impression, pain may cause fainting.
-Tendency to suppuration with (old cheesy) sour discharges.
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS : 1. Chilliness 3.
2. Sensation of splinter 3.
3. > Warmth 3.
4. Easy sweating with relief.
5. Great sensitiveness to all impressions.
6. Tendency to suppuration.
CLINICAL : -Abscess, Acne, Adenopathy, Agoraphobia, Asthma, Balanitis, Blepharitis, Bronchitis, Croup, Eczema, Iritis, Laryngitis, Mastitis, Otitis media, Paronychia, Pharyngitis, Pleurisy, Pneumonia, Prostatitis, Rectal abscess, Sinusitis, Tonsillitis, Urethral stricture, Urethritis.
-It has been used for chronic malarial poisoning that has been maltreated with calomel and quinine.
-In otitis media, in the adolescence, give Hepar sulph- Dr. Foubister.
REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS : -Compare-Ars, Calc, Graph, Iod, Merc, Mez, Nit-ac, Nux-v, Psor, Rheum, Sil, Sulph.
-Tendency to suppurate every injury-Graph., Merc, Sil.
-Sensation of splinter-Arg-n, Nit-ac.
-Complementary to- Calendula in injuries of soft parts.
-Antidotes bad effects of Mercury, other metals, Iodine, Iodide of potash, Cod-liver oil.