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Colocynthis - Skin symptoms - T.F. Allen

Bitter Cucumber, Colocy, Colocynth, Coloc.

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HPUS indication of Colocynthis: Colic-like pain

Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Colocynthis in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.

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Desquamation of the skin of the whole body,

(Spontaneous bleeding of a liver-spot on the upper lip),

Eruptions, Dry.

White pimples on the face, especially between the eye and ear, on the forehead and chin, with some twinging when not touched, and biting pain when touched (after four hours),

Eruption of pimples on the left cheek on touch; there is biting pain, and after scratching a watery oozing (after four hours and a half),

Eruptions, Pustular.

Small ulcers, with itching and burning,

A pustule on the left corner of the mouth (after two hours),

A furuncular eruption made its appearance on the face, and three days afterwards another on the back; both disappeared in a few days,

Several little boils appeared on the ulnar side of both hands, and a stye on the left eye, which followed the usual course to suppuration,

Three small boils on the left side of the neck, with burning pains, and a larger one at the lower angle of the left scapula,


Prickling and crawling on different parts of the body,

Itching in various parts of the body, obliging him to scratch,

Itching in different spots, especially on the left side of the body, which smart like burning points,

Itching, inducing scratching, in various places, most frequently on the scalp,

Itching in various places in the skin, exciting constant restlessness, so that he can scarcely remain seated,

(Severe itching in the afternoon and evening followed by sweat),

Biting itching here and there, in the evening, in bed, which was only transiently relieved by scratching; at last it changed to a kind of uneasiness, whereby the limbs must be constantly moved, without being able to sleep (after thirty-two hours),

Burning in the skin of the calves, more on the right side (tenth day),

Fine sticking in the skin of the back of the hand,

Crawling and creeping as from insects in the skin of the left side of the chest and abdomen,

Itching in the face,

Violent itching on the abdomen in the umbilical region, for half an hour in the evening,

Violent itching in the hollow of the left knee, obliging him to scratch, with biting after scratching (after fourteen hours),

Transitory tickling itching on the thigh, and the same repeatedly in the face, shoulders, flanks, as well as on the tip of the glans penis, with urging to urinate,

Tickling itching on the right arm, disappearing on scratching,

Tickling itching in the left gluteal muscle while sitting (after a quarter of an hour),

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