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Sepia - Skin symptoms

Inky Juice Of Cuttlefish, Sepia Succus, Sepia Officinalis


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HPUS label indication: Indifference

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


Better, by exercise, pressure, warmth of bed, hot applications, drawing limbs up, cold bathing, after sleep.
WORSE, forenoons and evenings; washing, laundry-work, dampness, left side, after sweat; cold air, before thunder-storm.
Relationships
Complementary: Nat-mur.; Phos. Nux intensifies action. Guaiacum often beneficial after Sepia.
Inimical: Lach.; Puls.
Compare: Lil; Murex; Silica; Sulph.; Asperata-Nacent oxygen. Distilled water charged with the gas - (leucorrhoea of young girls and uterine catarrh); Ozonum (SACRAL pain; tired feeling through pelvic viscera and perineum); Dictamnus Burning Bush - (Soothes labor pains); (metrorrhagia, leucorrhoea, and constipation; also somnambulism). Lapathum ( Leucorrhoea with constriction and expulsive effort through womb and pain in kidneys).
Dose
Twelfth, 30th and 200th potency. Should not be used too low or to be repeated too frequently. On the other hand Dr. Jousset’s unique experience is that is should be continued for some time in strong doses. 1x twice a day.

SKIN


Chloasma; herpetic eruption on lips, about mouth and nose

Herpes circinatus in isolated spots

Hyperidrosis and bromidrosis

Ichthyosis with offensive odor of skin.

Itching; not relieved by scratching; worse in bends of elbows and knees

Lentigo in young women

Ringworm-like eruption every spring

Abnormal growths; cauliflower-like fungus; haematodes
Abnormal growths; horny
Abnormal growths; ulcer like lesions, leaving scars, spread over body
Abnormal growths; ulcers
Abnormal growths; ulcers; after scratching
Abnormal growths; ulcers; as if burnt
Abnormal growths; ulcers; bleeding
Abnormal growths; ulcers; bleeding; edges
Abnormal growths; ulcers; burning
Abnormal growths; ulcers; burning; around about ulcer
Abnormal growths; ulcers; burning; in margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; burrowing
Abnormal growths; ulcers; cancerous
Abnormal growths; ulcers; coming and going quickly
Abnormal growths; ulcers; crusty
Abnormal growths; ulcers; deep
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; bloody
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; clinging
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; copious
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; corrosive
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; green
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; greenish
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; grey
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; like jelly
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; offensive
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; offensive; putrid
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; scanty
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; sour smelling
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; whitish
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; yellow
Abnormal growths; ulcers; flat (see superficial)
Abnormal growths; ulcers; foul
Abnormal growths; ulcers; fungus
Abnormal growths; ulcers; generating pus
Abnormal growths; ulcers; hardened
Abnormal growths; ulcers; hardened; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; hardened; with red circle around
Abnormal growths; ulcers; inflamed
Abnormal growths; ulcers; itching
Abnormal growths; ulcers; itching; around about
Abnormal growths; ulcers; like eczema
Abnormal growths; ulcers; painless, slow developing
Abnormal growths; ulcers; painless
Abnormal growths; ulcers; phagedenic (spreading, obstinate ulceration)
Abnormal growths; ulcers; pulsating
Abnormal growths; ulcers; red with red circle
Abnormal growths; ulcers; reopening of old ulcers
Abnormal growths; ulcers; sensitive
Abnormal growths; ulcers; sensitive; around ulcers
Abnormal growths; ulcers; sensitive; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; smarting
Abnormal growths; ulcers; spongy
Abnormal growths; ulcers; spongy; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; stinging, sudden, sharp
Abnormal growths; ulcers; stinging, sudden, sharp; in red circle around
Abnormal growths; ulcers; stinging, sudden, sharp; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; superficial
Abnormal growths; ulcers; surrounded by blisters
Abnormal growths; ulcers; surrounded by pimples
Abnormal growths; ulcers; swollen
Abnormal growths; ulcers; swollen; margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; swollen; with red circle
Abnormal growths; ulcers; tense
Abnormal growths; ulcers; tense; with red circle
Abnormal growths; ulcers; tingling
Abnormal growths; ulcers; unhealthy
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with boring
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with crawling sensation
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with cutting
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with deep hole (fistula)
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with elevated, hardened margins
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with gnawing, biting pain
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with jerking pain
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with tearing pain
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with white spots
Abnormal growths; wart-like growth
Abnormal growths; warts
Abnormal growths; warts; brown
Abnormal growths; warts; burning
Abnormal growths; warts; flat
Abnormal growths; warts; hard
Abnormal growths; warts; horny
Abnormal growths; warts; indented
Abnormal growths; warts; inflamed
Abnormal growths; warts; itching
Abnormal growths; warts; jagged
Abnormal growths; warts; large
Abnormal growths; warts; painful
Abnormal growths; warts; pulsating
Abnormal growths; warts; small
Abnormal growths; warts; stinging
Abnormal growths; warts; wrinkled, shrivelled

Becomes sore when lying down
Becomes sore when lying down; feeling
Becomes sore when lying down; in a child

Blisters
Blisters; after scratching
Blisters; brown
Blisters; burning
Blisters; itching
Blisters; phagedenic (spreading, obstinate ulceration)
Blisters; winter
Blisters; yellow
Blisters; yellow

Chapping

Coldness

Contraction

Cracks
Cracks; after washing
Cracks; in winter

Discoloration; brown, liver spots
Discoloration; freckles
Discoloration; green spots
Discoloration; pale
Discoloration; red
Discoloration; red; spots
Discoloration; red; spots; brownish-red
Discoloration; red; spots; like red wine
Discoloration; red; spots; rose-coloured
Discoloration; spots; after scratching
Discoloration; white; spots
Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.
Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.; after intermittent fever
Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.; new born children
Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.; spots

Dry
Dry; burning
Dry; inability to perspire (see inactivity)

Generally unhealthy

Hard; like callus
Hard; peeling off
Hard; with thickening

Heat without fever

Inactivity

Inelastic

Inflammation
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation), nodules, etc.
Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); blisters
Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); with swelling

Itching
Itching; burning
Itching; crawling
Itching; erotic
Itching; gnawing, biting
Itching; in cold air
Itching; must scratch; until it is raw
Itching; on becoming warm; in bed
Itching; scratching
Itching; scratching
Itching; smarting
Itching; spots
Itching; stinging
Itching; tickling

Loss of feeling

Moisture
Moisture; after scratching

Numbness
Numbness; after scratching

Out-breaks on skin
Out-breaks on skin; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; blackish
Out-breaks on skin; bleeding
Out-breaks on skin; blisters
Out-breaks on skin; blisters; as from a burn
Out-breaks on skin; blotches
Out-breaks on skin; boils
Out-breaks on skin; boils; blood boils
Out-breaks on skin; burning
Out-breaks on skin; chicken-pox
Out-breaks on skin; crusty
Out-breaks on skin; crusty; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; crusty; moist
Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist
Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist; white
Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist; yellow
Out-breaks on skin; dry
Out-breaks on skin; eczema
Out-breaks on skin; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Out-breaks on skin; flat
Out-breaks on skin; from cold air
Out-breaks on skin; generating pus
Out-breaks on skin; groups of itching blisters
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; burning
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; chapping
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; corrosive
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; crusty
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; dry
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; every spring
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; generating pus
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; itching
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; jerking with pain
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; mealy
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; moist
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; patches
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; patches; brown
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; rings
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; rings; every spring
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; scaly
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; scaly; white, dry , mealy
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; stinging
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; suppressed
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; tearing
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; yellowish
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; zoster, zona
Out-breaks on skin; impetigo (bacterial infection on skin surface)
Out-breaks on skin; in lactating mothers (producing milk)
Out-breaks on skin; itching
Out-breaks on skin; itching; warm room
Out-breaks on skin; leprosy
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; in cold air
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; nodular
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; warmth and exercise
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; while walking in cold air
Out-breaks on skin; mealy
Out-breaks on skin; mealy; white
Out-breaks on skin; offensive smelling
Out-breaks on skin; painful
Out-breaks on skin; patches
Out-breaks on skin; peeling in scales
Out-breaks on skin; phagedenic (spreading, obstinate ulceration)
Out-breaks on skin; pimples
Out-breaks on skin; pimples; after scratching
Out-breaks on skin; pimples; itching
Out-breaks on skin; pimples; ulcerated
Out-breaks on skin; psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales)
Out-breaks on skin; psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales); long established
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; inflamed
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; stinging
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular)
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); bluish
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); in cold air
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); red
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); rhus poisoning
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scabies
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scabies; dry
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scabies; fatty
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scabies; moist
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scabies; suppressed
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scabies; suppressed; with mercury and sulphur
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scaly
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scaly; bran-like
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scaly; hereditary
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); suppurating (producing pus), which dries to blackish crusts
Out-breaks on skin; small, solid, no pus
Out-breaks on skin; small-pox
Out-breaks on skin; small-pox; black
Out-breaks on skin; smarting
Out-breaks on skin; spring
Out-breaks on skin; stinging
Out-breaks on skin; suppressed
Out-breaks on skin; syphilitic
Out-breaks on skin; tense
Out-breaks on skin; tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps)
Out-breaks on skin; tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps); after stab wound
Out-breaks on skin; tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps); red
Out-breaks on skin; tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps); sore
Out-breaks on skin; tubercles (nodules, knob-like lumps); white
Out-breaks on skin; ulcerative with pain
Out-breaks on skin; with jerking pain
Out-breaks on skin; with swelling
Out-breaks on skin; with tearing pain

Pain; burning
Pain; burning; after scratching
Pain; cutting
Pain; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Pain; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); after scratching (must scratch it raw)
Pain; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between skin folds
Pain; gnawing, biting
Pain; gnawing, biting; after scratching
Pain; gnawing, biting; eating at skin
Pain; pain after scratching
Pain; stinging
Pain; tearing; after scratching
Pain; ulcerative pain
Pain; ulcerative pain; after scratching

Prickling

Rough

Sensitive

Skin becomes thick after scratching (see hard)

Sticking
Sticking; after scratching

Stings of insects

Swelling
Swelling; after scratching
Swelling; burning
Swelling; crawling
Swelling; fluid in tissues
Swelling; hard
Swelling; inflamed
Swelling; of parts affected with symptoms
Swelling; pale
Swelling; spongy
Swelling; stinging

Swollen sensation

Tension

Sweat on feet, worse on toes; intolerable odor

Urticaria on going in open air; better in warm room
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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.

Sources
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.