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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
-Hahnemann's 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.

-Critical, impatient.

-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.

-Agoraphobia.

-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.

-Eyes-Iritis. Blepharitis.

-Corneal ulcers.

-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.

-Rectal abscess.

-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.

-Prostatitis.

-Balanitis.

-Extremities-Paronychia.

-Cold extremities, Raynaud's syndrome.

-Skin-Tendency to suppurate 3.

-Very sensitive to touch.

-Unhealthy 2.

-Chapped skin, with deep cracks on hands and feet.

-Ulcers very sensitive to contact, burning, stinging, easily bleeding.

-Can't 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.

-Easy sweating.

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.

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