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Beech Wood Kreosote, Kreosote, Kreos

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HPUS label indication: Hoarseness

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Below are the strongest indications of Kreosotum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

Materia Medica Sources
H.C. Allen - no Kreosotum
T.F. AllenBoenninghausenBoerickeBogerClarke  
Hahnemann - no Kreosotum
HeringKent Lectures  
Kent New remedies - no Kreosotum
Reversed & reworded Kent repertory  
Morrel - no Kreosotum
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WORSE, in open air, cold, rest, when lying; after menstruation.


BETTER, from warmth, motion, warm diet.

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Antidote: Nux. Inimical: Carbo.
Complementary in malignant diseases: Ars.; Phos.; Sulph.
Guaiacol (is the principal constituent of Kreosotum, and similar in action. Used in pulmonary tuberculosis. Dose 1 to 5M.
Matico - Artanthe or Piper augustifolia, (Gonorrhoea, hemorrhage from lungs; catarrhal condition of genito-urinary organs and gastro-intestinal tract. Topically a hemostatic. Difficult, dry, deep, winter cough. Use tincture.)
Compare also: Fuligo ligni; Carbol-ac.; Iod.; Laches.

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Music causes weeping and palpitation

Vanishing of thought; stupid, forgetful, peevish, irritable

Child wants everything but throws it away when given.

Restlessness, nervousness; evening; 6 p.m. till 6 a.m.

Restlessness, nervousness; night

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Dull pain, as from a board pressing against forehead

Menstrual headache

Occipital pain ( Gels.; Zinc


Pain, headache; in women; before period

Pain, headache; in women; during period

Pain, headache; temples

Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); during period

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Salty lachrymation

Lids red and swollen.

Lids; stuck together

Swellings; lids

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Eruption around and pimples within

Difficult hearing and buzzing.

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Offensive smell and discharge

Chronic catarrh of old people

Acrid rawness

Lupus ( Ars.)

Discharge from nose; wearing away skin

Skin or lining of nose; ulcer like lesions, leaving scars

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Sick, suffering expression; hot, cheeks red.

Skin; out-breaks on skin

Skin; out-breaks on skin; cheeks

Skin; out-breaks on skin; forehead

Skin; out-breaks on skin; pimples

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Lips red, bleeding

Very painful dentition; child will not sleep

Very rapid decay of teeth, with spongy, bleeding gums; teeth dark and crumbly ( Staph.; Ant

c.) Putrid odor and bitter taste.

Bleeding; gums; easily

Discoloration; gums; bluish-red

Discoloration; gums; redness

Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; gums

Inflammation; gums

Odour (halitosis, bad breath); offensive

Odour (halitosis, bad breath); putrid

Salivation; during pregnancy

Taste; bitter; after drinking

Gums; teeth detached from gums; scurvy-like

Gums; softening gums

Gums; spongy

Teeth; decay, hollow; premature tooth decay in children

Teeth; offensive odour from teeth (see mouth, odour)

Teeth; pain; molars

Teeth; pain; upper teeth

Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; ear

Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; temples

Teeth; pain; pulling; extending to other parts; ear

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Itching, worse towards evening

Burning in soles

Senile gangrene

Small wounds bleed freely ( CROT.; Lach.; Phos.) Pustules and herpes

Ecchymosis; dorsal surface of fingers and hands eczematous.

Abnormal growths; ulcers; reopening of old ulcers; when partly healed

Itching; evening

Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; moist

Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scaly; bran-like

Pain; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between skin folds

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Burning, choking sensation

Putrid odor.

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Lungs; gangrene of lungs

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While lying down

While lying down; changing position

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Hoarse, with pain in larynx

Cough; worse evening, with efforts to vomit, with pain in chest

Raw burning in chest; pains and oppression

Cough after influenza ( Eriodyction.) Winter coughs of old people, With heavy pressure on sternum

Gangrene of lungs

After every cough, Copious, purulent expectoration

Hemoptysis; periodic attacks

Sternum feels pressed in.

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Dragging backache, extending to genitals and down thighs

Great debility.

Pain; coccyx (bottom tip of spine)

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Stomach; Nausea; vomiting of food several hours after eating; of sweetish water in the morning

Feeling of coldness, as of ice water in stomach

Soreness; better eating

Painful hard spot


Bitter taste after a swallow of water.


Burning hemorrhoids

Diarrhoea; very offensive; dark brown

Bloody, fetid stools

Cholera infantum in connection with painful dentition, green stools, nausea, dry skin, exhaustion, etc.

Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); sudden

Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); sudden; must hasten to urinate, or urine will escape

Bladder; urination; involuntary, incontinence; night, bed wetting

Bladder; urination; involuntary, incontinence; night, bed wetting; difficult to waken the child

Stomach; nausea; in women; during pregnancy

Stomach; vomiting; in women; during pregnancy

Stomach; vomiting; strong and sharp (acrid)

Stomach; vomiting; food; after eating; undigested food 2 or 3 hours after

Stomach; vomiting; food; undigested

Stomach; vomiting; frothy

Stomach; vomiting; sweetish

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Violent itching of vulva and vagina, worse when urinating

Can urinate only when lying; cannot get out of bed quick enough during first sleep

Dreams of urinating

Enuresis in the first part of night

Must hurry when desire comes to urinate.


Sediment; white

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Female; Corrosive itching within vulva, burning and swelling of labia; violent itching between labia and thighs

During menses, Difficult hearing; buzzing and roaring; eruption after

Burning and soreness in external and internal parts

Leucorrhoea, yellow, acrid; odor of green corn; worse between periods

Hemorrhage after coition

Menses too early, prolonged

Vomiting of pregnancy, with ptyalism

Menstrual flow intermits (Puls.); ceases on sitting or walking; reappears on lying down

Pain worse after menses

Lochia offensive; Intermits.

Female; after-birth; strong and sharp (acrid)

Female; after-birth; dark

Female; after-birth; lumpy

Female; after-birth; offensive smelling

Female; vaginal discharge

Female; vaginal discharge; strong and sharp (acrid), wearing away skin

Female; vaginal discharge; burning

Female; vaginal discharge; before period

Female; vaginal discharge; offensive smelling; putrid

Female; vaginal discharge; during pregnancy

Female; vaginal discharge; yellow

Female; vaginal discharge; yellow; stains linen

Female; hardness

Female; inflammation

Female; inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation)

Female; irritation; itching

Female; irritation; itching; from vaginal discharge

Female; irritation; itching; between lips of vagina

Female; irritation; itching; vagina

Female; irritation; itching; vagina; feels erotic

Female; period; intermittent

Female; period; offensive smell

Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); after sexual intercourse

Female; pain; bearing down; womb, and region of womb (see labour-like pains, also pains in abdomen); as if everything would come out

Female; pain; gnawing, biting

Female; pain; gnawing, biting; between lips of vagina

Female; pain; burning; while urinating

Female; pain; burning; after urinating

Female; pain; sore, tenderness

Female; pain; sore, tenderness; vagina

Female; swollen

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Extremities, limbs

Pain in joints, hip and knee

Boring pain in hip-joints

Scapulae sore.

Coldness; lower limbs; foot

Pain; thumb

Pain; thumb; left

Pain; as if sprained; thumb

Skin; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between thighs

Stiffness; thumb

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Sleep and dreams

Disturbed with tossing

Paralytic sensation in limbs on waking

Anxious dreams of pursuit, fire, erections, etc.



Yawning; after coughing

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Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow

In women; symptoms after period


Pulse; abnormal

Symptoms not symmetrical; symptoms on one side

Symptoms not symmetrical; left

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