by H. C. Allen

Brimstone; Flowers of Sulphur. (The Element.)

Sulphur Adapted to persons of a scrofulous diathesis, subject to venous congestion; especially of portal system.

Sulphur suited for Persons of nervous temperament, quick motioned, quick tempered, plethoric, skin excessively sensitive to atmospheric changes ( Hepar, Kali carb., Psorinum ).

For lean, stoop-shouldered persons who walk and sit stooping; walk stooping like old men.

Standing is the worst position for Sulphur patients; they cannot stand; every standing position is uncomfortable.

Dirty, filthy people, prone to skin affections ( Psorinum ).

Aversion to being washed; always < after a bath. Too lazy to rouse himself; too unhappy to live.

Sulphur Children: cannot bear to be washed or bathed (in cold water, Ant. c. ); emaciated, big-bellied; restless, hot, kick off the clothes at night ( Hepar, Sanicula ); have worms, but the best selected remedy fails.

When carefully selected remedies fail to produce a favorable effect, especially in acute diseases, it frequently serves to rouse the reactive powers of the system; clears up the case (in chronic diseases, Psorinum ).

Scrofulous, psoric, chronic diseases that result from suppressed eruptions ( Causticum, Psorinum ).

Complaints that are continually relapsing (menses, leucorrhoea, etc.); patient seems to get almost well when the disease returns again and again.

Congestion to single parts; eyes, nose, chest, abdomen, ovaries, arms, legs, or any organ of the body marking the onset of tumors or malignant growths, especially at climacteric.

Sensation of burning: on vertex; and smarting in eyes; in face, without redness; of vesicles in mouth; and dryness of throat, first right then left; in stomach; in rectum; in anus, and itching piles, and scalding urine; like fire in ripples ( Arsenicum ); in chest, rising to face; of skin of whole bloody, with hot flushes; in spots, between scapulae ( Phosphorus ).

Sick headache every week or every two weeks; prostrating, weakening ( Sanguinaria ); with hot vertex and cold feet.

Constant heat on vertex; cold feet in daytime with burning soles at night, wants to find a cool place for them ( Sanguinaria, Sanicula ); puts them out of bed to cool off ( Medorrhinum ); cramps in calves and soles at night.

Hot flushes during the day, with weak, faint spells passing off with a little moisture.

Bright redness of lips as if the blood would burst through ( Tuberculinum ).

Weak, empty, gone or faint feeling in the stomach about 11 a. m. (10 or 11 a. m. > by eating, Natrum carb. ); cannot wait for lunch; frequent weak, faint spells during the day (compare, Zincum met. ).

Sulphur Diarrhoea: after midnight; painless; driving out of bed early in the morning ( Aloe, Psorinum ); as if the bowels were too weak to retain their contents.

Sulphur Constipation: stools hard, knotty, dry as if burnt ( Bryonia ); large, painful, child is afraid to have the stool on account of pain, or pain compels child to desist on first effort; alternating with diarrhoea.

The discharge both of urine and faeces is painful to parts over which it passes; passes large quantities of colorless urine; parts round anus red, excoriated; all the orifices of the body are very red; all discharges acrid, excoriating whenever they touch.

Sulphur Menses: too early, profuse, protracted.

Menorrhagia, has not been well since her last miscarriage. “A single dose at new moon.” – Lippe.

Boils: coming in crops in various parts of the body, or a single boil is succeeded by another as soon as first is healed ( Tuberculinum ).

Skin: itching, voluptuous; scratching >; “feels good to scratch;” scratching causes burning; < from heat of bed ( Mercurius ); soreness in folds ( Lycopodium ).

Skin affections that have been treated by medicated soaps and washes; haemorrhoids, that have been treated with ointments.

To facilitate absorption of serous or inflammatory exudates in brain, pleura, lungs, joints, when Bryonia, [Kali mur.] or the best selected remedy fails.

Chronic alcoholism; dropsy and other ailments of drunkards; “they reform,” but are continually relapsing ( Psorinum, Tuberculinum ).

Nightly suffocative attacks, wants the doors and windows open; becomes suddenly wide awake at night; drowsy in afternoon after sunset, wakefulness the whole night.

Happy dreams, wakes up singing.

Everything looks pretty which the patient takes a fancy to; even rags seem beautiful.

Movement in abdomen as of a child ( Croc., Thuja ).

Sulphur Relations. – Complementary: Aloe, Psorinum

Ailments from the abuse of metals generally.

Compatible: Calcarea, Lycopodium, Pulsatilla, Sarsaparilla, Sepia

Sulph., Calcarea, Lycopodium; or Sulph., Sarsaparilla, Sepia frequently follow in given order.

Calcarea must not be used before Sulphur.

Sulphur is the chronic of Aconite and follows it well in pneumonia and other acute diseases.

Aggravation. – At rest; when standing; warmth in bed; washing, bathing, changeable weather ( Rhus ).

Amelioration. – Dry, warm weather; lying on the right side (rev. of Stannum ).