IchthyolumIchtyolum, A Combination Of Sulphonated Hydrocarbons; A Fossil Product Of Complex Structure Found In Tyrol; Supposed To Be Fish Deposits, Contains 10% Sulphur.
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Ichthyolum may help, unprocessed Ichthyolum may be best avoided.
Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Ichthyolum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Its action on skin, mucous membranes, and kidneys is prompt and useful. It is strongly antiparasitic; redness, pain and inflammation; decreases tension. Excellent in winter coughs of old people. Polyarthritis. Chronic rheumatism. Uric acid diathesis. Hay-fever. Chronic hives. tuberculosis, aids nutrition. Alcoholism when nothing will stay on stomach.
Externally, it is used as an ointment, with Lanoline 20 to 50 percent.; for chronic eczema and psoriasis, also acne rosacea and gouty joints. Chilblains, scabies. Rectal suppositories for senile prostate.
Irritable and depressed
Forgetful, lack of concentration.
Dull, aching; better cold, pressure
Dull frontal and supraorbital headache; worse moving eyes, cold air; better, warmth.
Burn, red; worse, any change of temperature.
Skin feels dry and itches
Acne on chin.
Bland coryza; stuffed feeling; feels sore inside
Irresistible desire to sneeze.
Irritated; pain to ears; sore, dry, with hawking and expectoration.
Coryza; Dry, teasing cough
Bronchiectasis and phthisis
Bronchitis, especially of the aged.
Heat and irritation; Itching
Scaly and itching eczema
Crops of boils
Pruritis of pregnancy
Psoriasis, Acne, rosacea, erysipelas.
Stomach; Disagreeable taste, burning sensation, very thirsty
Disposition to soft, shapeless stools
Griping in umbilical and left hypogastric region
Early morning diarrhoea.
▲ GENITALS ETC
Increased in quantity and frequency
Burning pain in meatus
Uric acid deposits.
Female; Fullness in lower abdomen
Nausea at time of menses.
▲ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS
Lameness in right shoulder and right lower extremity.