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Calcarea Iodata

(Iodide of Lime)

It is in the treatment of scrofulous affections, especially enlarged glands, tonsils, etc, that this remedy has gained marked beneficial results. Thyroid enlargements about time of puberty. Flabby children subject to colds. Secretions inclined to be profuse and yellow. Adenoids. Uterine fibroids. Croup.

Head
Headache while riding against cold wind. Lightheaded. Catarrh; worse at root of nose; sneezing; very little sensation. Polypi of nose and ear.

Throat
Enlarged tonsils are filled with little crypts.

Respiratory
Chronic cough; Pain in chest, difficulty breathing after syphilis and mercurialization (Grauvogl). Hectic fever; green purulent expectoration. Croup. Pneumonia.

Skin
Indolent ulcers, accompanying varicose veins. Easy perspiration. Copper-colored and papulous eruptions, tinea, favus, crusta lactea, swelling of the glands, skin cracked, falling out of hair.

Relationship
Compare: Agraphis-Bluebell (adenoids with enlarged tonsils). Here Sulph iod follows both Agraphis and Calc iod. Acon lycotonum (swelling of glands, Hodgkin's disease).

Compare also: Calc fluor; Sil; Merc iod.

Dose
Second and third trituration.

(Reference: Homeopathic Materia Medica by William Boericke)

Calcarea Iodata
(Iodide of Lime. Ca I2)

Clinical.Cancer. Consumption. Flatulence. Glandular swellings. Headache. Mollities ossium. Tumours of the breast.

Characteristics.Calc. iod. has had a short proving, but it has been used mostly on indications suggested by its two components in the diseases named above. It is similar to Baryt. iod. in its action on enlarged glands, and is especially indicated for enlarged tonsils honey-combed with little crypts. Riding against a cold wind = headache. C. L. Nicholls has cured a number of cases of breast tumour with the 3x; nodular tumours, movable, tender to touch, painful on moving arm.

Relations.Compare: Calc., Baryt., Calc. ph., Carb. v.

Symptoms

Mind.Indifference.Indolence.

Head.Light-headed.Giddy headache."Sensation as if the head wasn't, yet was.".Headache whilst riding against a cold wind.Constant, severe, dull headache, forehead and temples; < stooping.Sharp, piercing pain in r. temple.

Mouth.Dry, furred feeling on lips and tongue.Bitter taste > by tobacco.Astringent taste.

Stomach.Eructations; hiccough; nausea.

Abdomen.Rumbling in bowels.Constant evacuation of large quantities of wind downwards.

Skin.Itching in various parts, disappearing and reappearing in other parts, only > after much scratching.

(Reference: "A Dictionary Of Practical Materia Medica" By John Henry Clarke)