Homeopathic Medicine :: Ferrum Metallicum – Metallic Iron.

Indicated in weak, anaemic, chlorotic persons, especially women, who are pale, flush easily from moderate excitement and from slight pain, the face assuming a bright red color. In congestive headaches; diarrhoea of undigested food, especially chronic cases; in teething children, consumption. Menstrual derangements in women who suffer from pain in the vagina during sexual intercourse. Coughs (consumption?); rheumatism, especially of shoulder and in the back.

Face pale, sallow; easily flushes bright red.

Fiery red face from any pain, even moderate, from exertion or excitement; red spots on the cheek.

Tendency to haemorrhage of bright red blood, coagulating easily.

Painless irritability of fibre (neck of bladder, urethra, rectum).

Headache: throbbing, hammering; with rush of blood to the head, swelling of the veins of the head; slight flashes of heat; cold hands and feet.

Vertigo on closing eyes or going downstairs, on walking over water; disposition to fall forward.

Tearing, stitching, lancinating pains in different parts of the body, with numbness, weakness, trembling; worse from efforts to move, but growing better when motion is continued.

Rheumatic pain in shoulders; lumbago; relieved by walking slowly.

Voracious hunger or complete loss of appetite.

Spitting up of food by the mouthful.

Intolerance of eggs.

Cardialgia, with heavy pressure in the stomach and vomiting of food right after eating.

Stools slimy, containing ascarides; or of hard, blackish balls; undigested; at night; painless with good appetite.

Cough; dry; after meal; with dyspnoea, dull pain and congestion of blood to the chest. Bloody, green, pus-like expectoration in the morning.

Menses too profuse; with labor-like pains in the abdomen and glowing heat of face; suffers from cold and damp; head hot, feet cold; flow intermittent, pale and watery or black and clotted.

Worse at night; at rest; after overheating; from washing in cold water.

Better from walking about slowly.

(First Lessons in the Symptomatology of Leading Homoeopathic Remedies by H. R. Arndt, M. D. Philadephia. Boericke and Tafel.)

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