KreosotumBeech Wood Kreosote, Kreosote, Kreos
in 3C-200C, 3X-200X, 1M-10M, CM from $6.50
HPUS label indication: Hoarseness
Below are the strongest indications of Kreosotum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Kreosotum is a mixture of phenol obtained from this distillation.
Pulsations all over the body, and profuse bleeding from small wounds. Very severe, old neuralgic affections; pains rather aggravated by rest. Excoriating, burning, and offensive discharges. Hemorrhages, ulcerations, cancerous affections. Rapid decomposition of fluids and secretions, and burning pains. Overgrown, poorly developed children. Post-climacteric diseases. Tumefaction, puffiness, gangrene. Ailings of teething children.
BETTER, from warmth, motion, warm diet.
WORSE, in open air, cold, rest, when lying; after menstruation.
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.
▲ ▼ MIND (click for more)
Child wants everything but throws it away when given.
Restlessness, nervousness; evening; 6 p.m. till 6 a.m.
Restlessness, nervousness; night
Music causes weeping and palpitation
Vanishing of thought; stupid, forgetful, peevish, irritable
▲ ▼ HEAD (click for more)
Dull pain, as from a board pressing against forehead
Pain, headache; in women; before period
Pain, headache; in women; during period
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); during period
Pain, headache; temples
▲ ▼ EYE (click for more)
Lids; stuck together
Lids red and swollen.
▲ ▼ EAR (click for more)
Difficult hearing and buzzing.
Eruption around and pimples within
▲ ▼ NOSE (click for more)
Chronic catarrh of old people
Discharge from nose; wearing away skin
Skin or lining of nose; ulcer like lesions, leaving scars
Offensive smell and discharge
▲ ▼ FACE (click for more)
Skin; out-breaks on skin
Skin; out-breaks on skin; cheeks
Skin; out-breaks on skin; forehead
Skin; out-breaks on skin; pimples
Sick, suffering expression; hot, cheeks red.
▲ ▼ MOUTH (click for more)
Very painful dentition; child will not sleep
Very rapid decay of teeth, with spongy, bleeding gums;
teeth dark and crumbly ( Staph
c.) Putrid odor and bitter taste.
Lips red, bleeding
Bleeding; gums; easily
Discoloration; gums; bluish-red
Discoloration; gums; redness
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; gums
Gums; softening gums
Gums; teeth detached from gums; scurvy-like
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); offensive
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); putrid
Salivation; during pregnancy
Taste; bitter; after drinking
Teeth; decay, hollow; premature tooth decay in children
Teeth; offensive odour from teeth (see mouth, odour)
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; ear
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; temples
Teeth; pain; molars
Teeth; pain; pulling; extending to other parts; ear
Teeth; pain; upper teeth
▲ ▼ THROAT (click for more)
Burning, choking sensation
▲ ▼ ABDOMEN (click for more)
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; food; after eating; undigested food 2 or 3 hours after
Stomach; vomiting; food; undigested
Stomach; vomiting; frothy
Stomach; vomiting; in women; during pregnancy
Stomach; vomiting; strong and sharp (acrid)
Stomach; vomiting; sweetish
Bitter taste after a swallow of water.
Bloody, fetid stools
Diarrhoea; very offensive; dark brown
Feeling of coldness, as of ice water in stomach
Painful hard spot
Soreness; better eating
Stomach; Nausea; vomiting of food several hours after eating; of sweetish water in the morning
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Violent itching of vulva and vagina, worse when urinating
Must hurry when desire comes to urinate.
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
▲ ▼ GENITALS (click for more)
Menstrual flow intermits (Puls
.); ceases on sitting or walking; reappears on lying down
Burning and soreness in external and internal parts
During menses, Difficult hearing; buzzing and roaring; eruption after
Female; Corrosive itching within vulva, burning and swelling of labia; violent itching between labia and thighs
Female; after-birth; dark
Female; after-birth; lumpy
Female; after-birth; offensive smelling
Female; after-birth; strong and sharp (acrid)
Female; cancer; vagina
Female; cancer; womb
Female; inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation)
Female; irritation; itching
Female; irritation; itching; between lips of vagina
Female; irritation; itching; from vaginal discharge
Female; irritation; itching; vagina
Female; irritation; itching; vagina; feels erotic
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; burning; after urinating
Female; pain; burning; while urinating
Female; pain; gnawing, biting
Female; pain; gnawing, biting; between lips of vagina
Female; pain; sore, tenderness
Female; pain; sore, tenderness; vagina
Female; period; intermittent
Female; period; offensive smell
Female; vaginal discharge
Female; vaginal discharge; before period
Female; vaginal discharge; burning
Female; vaginal discharge; during pregnancy
Female; vaginal discharge; offensive smelling; putrid
Female; vaginal discharge; strong and sharp (acrid), wearing away skin
Female; vaginal discharge; yellow
Female; vaginal discharge; yellow; stains linen
Hemorrhage after coition
Leucorrhoea, yellow, acrid; odor of green corn; worse between periods
Lochia offensive; Intermits.
Menses too early, prolonged
Pain worse after menses
Vomiting of pregnancy, with ptyalism
▲ ▼ RESPIRATION (click for more)
Cough; worse evening, with efforts to vomit, with pain in chest
Gangrene of lungs
Hemoptysis; periodic attacks
Hoarse, with pain in larynx
After every cough, Copious, purulent expectoration
Cough after influenza ( Eriodyction.) Winter coughs of old people, With heavy pressure on sternum
Raw burning in chest; pains and oppression
Sternum feels pressed in.
▲ ▼ COUGH (click for more)
While lying down
While lying down; changing position
▲ ▼ CHEST (click for more)
Lungs; gangrene of lungs
▲ ▼ BACK (click for more)
Pain; coccyx (bottom tip of spine)
Dragging backache, extending to genitals and down thighs
▲ ▼ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)
Boring pain in hip-joints
Coldness; lower limbs; foot
Pain; as if sprained; thumb
Pain; thumb; left
Skin; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between thighs
Pain in joints, hip and knee
▲ ▼ SLEEP (click for more)
Anxious dreams of pursuit, fire, erections, etc.
Disturbed with tossing
Paralytic sensation in limbs on waking
Yawning; after coughing
▲ ▼ SKIN (click for more)
Burning in soles
Ecchymosis; dorsal surface of fingers and hands eczematous.
Itching, worse towards evening
Abnormal growths; ulcers; reopening of old ulcers; when partly healed
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
Small wounds bleed freely ( CROT.; Lach
.) Pustules and herpes
▲ ▼ GENERALITIES (click for more)
Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow
In women; symptoms after period
Symptoms not symmetrical; left
Symptoms not symmetrical; symptoms on one side
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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.
Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.