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Thuja Occidentalis - Skin symptoms - T.F. Allen

Arbor Vitae, Thuja, Thuya, Thuja Occidentalis, Thuya occidentalis, Thuj.

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HPUS indication of Thuja Occidentalis: Warts
Thuja Occidentalis
Common symptoms: Warts, Dizziness, Fungus, Headache.

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




OEdematous puffiness of the face and limbs, with swelling of the abdomen, increasing for a long time, then alternating, sometimes more, sometimes less, and at last disappearing with improved health,

General oedematous swelling of the skin, mostly of the abdomen and about the joints,

Blueness of the skin about the clavicular region,

The chlorotic look of the skin improves from day to day (first four weeks),

The discolored, dirty, bluish-brown skin of the legs remaining after a sore formerly caused by an irritating inunction, now becomes cleaner and clearer (seventh month),

(The burnt color of the skin on the dorsal surface of both hands, as if burnt by the sun, which had persisted unchanged for many years, gradually disappeared during the first nine months),

The skin scales off in large flakes from the cracked lips,

Desquamation of the skin of the face, as in measles,

Eruptions, Dry.

Round blackish-brown, elevated spots appear in various parts, mostly in the face, nape of the neck, and on the chest,

In the ball of the right hand a brownish-blue spot, extending to the index finger,

Light-brown, yellowish spots on the face,

On the forehead, over the root of the nose, a red streak, which did not itch nor present any appearance of roughness, in the morning, visible till noon (second day); again visible (third day),

A red mottled, painless spot on the left forearm,

A mottled red spot, painless, on the back of the right foot,

Wartlike excrescences frequently appeared on the back of the right hand, on the chin and other places,

A wart on the right side of the neck becomes filled with blood, sensitive, and at last dries up and falls off (after eighteen months),

A painless nodule, of the size of a pea, near the border of the hair on the left side of the nape of the neck, disappearing again on the following day, except a small rough place (twenty-ninth day),

A painful tubercle of about the size of a lentil in the neighborhood of the anus, on the Raphanus raphé, of the perinaeum, which disappeared in two days (sixteenth day),

A small painless, non itching tubercle, near the Raphanus raphé, of the perinaeum, in the morning (thirteenth day),

Two, painless tubercles about the size of hempseed, in the sulcus between the nates, not far from the anus (forty-ninth day),

A red tubercle, between the scrotum and the right thigh (seventh day),

A gouty node on the left ring finger, which disappeared again after twenty-four hours (fourth month),

White nodes as large as hazelnuts on the calf, with violent itching in and for some distance about them, after rubbing a sticking-burning pain,

In the evening, three round red spots of the size of a lentil, which itched and obliged me to scratch, appeared on the inner surface of the right forearm near the wrist, the itching became burning when they were scratched (fifteenth day); on the following morning they had disappeared without leaving a trace,

Liver spots about the neck, with red pimples, small tetters, and many small warts, all of which itched very intensely, and which he was obliged to scratch violently, especially at night (after eleven months),

White dry desquamating tetter scabs over the whole body,

The right hand, from the tips of the fingers to the wrist, becomes covered with a dirty, dry, crusty eruption, thickest between the fingers, at the same time spots of dry tetter appear on the face,

A dirty, gray, dry, scurfy eruption appears beneath the malleoli, and on the backs of both feet,

Dry tetter on the backs of both hands, with red cracked bases, with white desquamation, mostly on the knuckles (fifteenth month),

An old chilblain, on the right heel, reappears, with a very painful red areola, which tolerates no touch (third month),

On the left great toe are two dark-red, somewhat elevated itching spots, near each other, like chilblains, which he has never had before in this place (fifth month),

Itching pimples, which burn on touch, and after scratching, on both knees,

Papular eruption over the whole face (after seventeenth hours),

A red pimple, painfully sensitive to touch, on the left wing of the nose (fifty-ninth day),

Small red pimples on the forehead,

Itching pimples on the margin of the upper lip, towards the middle (after six hours),

Itching pimples on the chin (after five days),

A red inflamed pimple, sore to touch and painful, on the back of the right and, soon after another appeared between the right thumb and index finger, and afterwards a similar one on the back of the left hand (sixtieth day),

In the middle of the palms of each hand a hard itching pimple developed, which at last discharged a stony hard concretion, which was larger in the right than in the left palm (after nine months),

A streak of small red pimples, close together, extending from behind forward, on both sides of the neck, with soreness on touch (after twenty-six hours),

Papular eruption on the right natis, which itches and burns much on touch, and after scratching,

Red pimples on the inner surfaces of both tibiae, so that he had to scratch, the right painfully sensitive to touch (after twelve months),

Two red pimples, painful to touch, on the inner surface of the right tibia (sixty-ninth day),

Eruptions, Moist.

Small red suppurating spots from which a white skin desquamates in many parts of the body (sixth month),

A red pimple full of serum, with some itching behind the left wing of the nose (after six hours),

Red eruption on the nose, with more or less moisture,

Scabby itching eruption on the cheek, not far from the corner of the mouth,

An eruption upon an inflamed surface appeared on the left side of the chin (thirty-sixth day),

Moist pimples on the scrotum,

A moist tetter in the hollows of the knees,

On the inner surface of the left forearm a red, round, itching spot, with white vesicles raised upon it, which burst, poured out a clear lymph, and left a yellowish crust behind (after twenty-five days),

A pocklike eruption over the whole body, with a febrile chill in the evening, perspiration at night, afterwards constant cough, burning in the eyes, vertigo and weakness, and relief of all troubles, in a patient suffering from gonorrhoeal cachexia (fourth week),

Varioloid; the pocks appeared in seventeen children and six adults of various ages, ran a light and short course, similar to varioloid; the more they assimilated the latter form, the less distinctly marked was the improvement of their previous illness,

A pock-like eruption behind the ears, on the chin and forehead, also on the neck, partly becoming small dark-brown warts,

Two pocklike pustules appear on both upper arms, close to a vaccination scar, and within five days disappear with itching, without leaving a trace (eighth month),

(Nettlerash eruption), (after twenty days),

Large red nettlerash eruption, with itching and burning over the whole body, broke out in the morning after the fever at night, it disappeared again till evening; the next day a pock-like eruption broke out, mostly in the elbow joints, and on the abdomen, and here and there in other places, and dried up again after seven days,

Nettlerash eruption breaks out over the face and whole body (fourteenth night), afterwards it frequently appears and disappears,

Nettlerash eruption, with burning and itching on the skin of the right arm and lower extremity, where for a long time there had been tearing pains; with the eruption, the latter disappeared,

Nettlerash eruption on the backs of the hands and fingers whenever he became cold (after seventeen days),

Nettlerash eruption on the back of the hand whenever the hand becomes cool, disappearing in the warmth (forty-second day),

A kind of nettlerash on the fingers, in the morning after washing (fourteenth day),

Tetterlike spots of various sizes, with white scabs, appear in various parts of the skin, with a reddish-brown base,

Itching tetter on the right outer ear (sixtieth day),

A brownish red tetter appears in the nape of the neck and chest,

An induration, four inches long, covered with a red itching crust, on the right natis, at times itching so violently that he could not refrain from scratching it (twenty-second week),

The tetter on the right natis was painful, very sore and troublesome while sitting; he was usually obliged to sit upon the left natis; a hard seat was more comfortable than a soft or upholstered one, since the latter seemed to heat the part and aggravate the pain (twenty-third week),

Tetter on the right natis, inflamed, painful, burning when touched, especially on pressure, so that he could sit only on the left natis (after six months),

An induration forms in the tetter on the right natis, with griping pressive constrictive pain; this induration increases and forms an abscess of the size of an apple, which after a long time opens, and develops into a carbuncle, with seven openings (after six months),

Numerous small blisters on the left arm, look like fleabites,

Nodules in the flesh of the left thigh, which become blisters as large as half a dollar; then they become covered with thick white scabs, beneath which white matter accumulates, gradually healing within fourteen days (tenth month),

Eruptions, Pustular.

Pustular eruption between the eyebrows, with some itching (after six hours),

Red pustules above the lip, bleeding on scratching (after thirty-six hours),

Swelling on the upper lip, as if stung by a bee, this suppurated after three days, and formed a scab (nineteenth day),

A painful pustule with red areola appeared on the mons veneris, became larger and more painful daily, and developed into a small furuncle (after twenty-eight days),

Pimples like chicken pox, with pus at the tips, surrounded by large red areola, in various points on the thighs, elbows, and forearms,

An ulcerating pustular eruption on the right foot heals,

Pimples, like real chicken pox on the knees; they suppurate, do not itch, and disappear in eighteen hours,

Several small ulcers on the face, followed for a long time by bluish spots,

The skin of the navel becomes sore and ulcerated for a long time,

Ulcer on the finger, with painful glandular swelling in the axilla, healing within three days,

An ulcer on the right foot that has healed, becomes painful again, and on the malleolus there are two small openings, which exude a little watery lymph, with occasional violent burning and sticking through the heels, and up to the knee; this pain was relieved by continued eructations,

Some moisture discharged from an old furuncle, with sticking in it, also itching of a recently healed furuncle (thirty-sixth day),

A furunculus behind the right ear continued a long while, and formed a scab, from which exuded a glutinous moisture; this soon dried and fell off, when another formed; it was sensitive to touch, and lasted four whole weeks,

Furuncles on the neck, which speedily and easily (within one to three days) become ripe, and discharge a quantity of matter,

Small boils in the neck and hollows of the knees, which heal after five days,

Several small furuncles on the nape of the neck, which gradually dried up (after twelve months),

An itching boil, with a large red areola, near the small of the back,

A small suppurating boil on the back (sixtieth day),

A large furuncle, simulating a carbuncle, on the right side of the lower abdomen, with swollen glands in the right axilla, suddenly breaks out with a very exhausting fever, but suppurates in a normal manner, and then gradually heals; followed by improvement and cure of a gonorrhoeal cachexia (sixth month),

The furuncle on the mons veneris that had already healed, reopened with sticking pain, and discharged some liquid and blood (thirty-fifth day),

A succession of furuncles in the right axilla, with tearing-burning pains, becoming abscesses, with sticking, burrowing-tearing pains (after twelve months),

Furuncles within the right axilla, causing pain in the whole arm,

An extremely painful boil in the left axilla,

A furuncle in the right axilla, with violent tearing pains, suppurated and discharged much pus; on account of this he passed several sleepless nights, and also on account of violent itching over the whole body, which obliged him to scratch, here and there, with some relief to the itching (after eleven months),

An axillary gland becomes indurated, and inflames and suppurates,

A small furuncle on the right natis, painfully sensitive to touch and pressure (twelfth day),

Boil on the right natis (after six months),

An abscess on the right natis (after twelve months),

A furuncle in the region of the right trochanter, which at first seemed inclined to disappear soon, but which afterwards became inflamed and very painful, relieved by cold applications (fifteenth day),

Profuse bleeding of the condylomata,

A panaritium on the first phalanx of the right index finger, with suppuration, which very soon opens, and is followed by a warty induration,

Panaritium on the left thumb, coming and going,

Panaritium on the left ring finger, which she had never had before (fourteenth day),

A panaritium on the middle finger of the right hand (after thirty-one days),

Painful inflamed tubercles on various spots on the body (thirty-first day),

Several inflamed tubercles on the face (thirty-sixth day), ; (eighteenth day),


Great sensitiveness of the skin to cool air (twelfth and thirteenth day),

Sensation of dryness of the skin, especially of the hands,

Tension in the skin of the nape of the neck, on moving the head (after sixteen hours),

(*The condylomata about the anus are painfully sore, even to touch),

Pinching and cutting pains in the scar of an abscess, in the right axilla (after twelve months),

Tickling in the condylomata,

Formation of ulcers (after twelve months),

Formication of the right hand (after fourteen months),

Crawling itching over the whole body,

Sensation of creeping of insects in the face and hands (after twelve months),

Creeping, of a handsbreadth, wavelike, as though a roll of blood, an inch thick, were forcing itself through a contracted opening, and as though the skin were raised as much as an inch by it, extending from the right to the left shoulder, in the evening in bed (forty-third day),

Burning pain in the itching spots of the body, after rubbing,

Burning in an eruption after washing, especially in the face and neck,

Burning pain in the condylomata when touched,

Burning and painful stinging in the condylomata,

Burning, as of ants, on the neck and upper part of the sternum, where there is a nettlerash,

An itching burning in the palms of the hands and between the fingers,

Burning in the skin of the right lower leg (thirty-first day), ; (twenty-second day),

Burning-itching redness on the ball of the left great toe, as if frozen, worse on walking about (sixty-second day),

Sticking pain in the scar of an old ulcer that had existed many years previously (thirty-first day),

Stitches in the furuncle that had just healed (thirty-fourth day),

Sticking in an old furuncle that was also moist and sensitive when lying upon it (thirty-ninth day),

Sticking-burrowing pain in the place where an ulcer had been several years before (forty-second day),

Sticking pain in the scar of an old ulcer (seventy-ninth day),

Frequent sticking, as of needles, especially in the chest, upper and lower extremities,

Sticking, as with a fine needle, in the place of an old ulcer that he had had thirty years before, the scar of which was now scarcely visible, and in an abscess which he had at the beginning of the proving, a sticking burrowing and boring pain at times (after six months),

Violent stitches in the condylomata on the genitals,

Fine stitches in the condylomata by the anus when walking,

Painful stitches in the skin of the left elbow,

Constant biting stitches in the skin of the right patella, with twitching jerking in skin during the sticking (after half an hour),

Biting on the whole body (thirty-third day),

Fine prickings in various parts of the skin, as if with needles, which sometimes changed to a burning (ninth day),

Sticking itching over the whole body at night till after 1 o'clock, with no sensation left after rubbing,

Violent itching on different parts of the skin, particularly on the breast, with a sensation as if the skin at those points was pierced with many very fine needles, which irresistibly obliged him to scratch (seventh day),

Itching over the whole skin, especially on the abdomen, as if covered with an eruption on going to bed (thirty-first day),

Itching over the whole body, especially in the evening and night,

Itching and scratching, as though the bed were full of fleas, lasting till after midnight (after eleven months),

Itching stinging in the condylomata,

Tickling itching in the condylomata,

In spots a stitch, leaving behind an itching, as if they had been bitten by fleas or ants,

Itching in the face, so that he is obliged to scratch,

Violent itching on the nape of the neck and right natis, which were covered with small pimples; the itching commonly alternated between the nape and the natis, and returned every two to four hours, and he was obliged to scratch (after nine months),

Itching on the forepart of the neck, provoking scratching,

Itching, as from fleabites on the abdomen, back, arms, and lower extremities, especially in the evening and night,

Intolerable itching on the groins, occurring every evening on going to bed, not during the day, or only very transiently (twelfth day),

Violent itching in places in the upper and lower extremities, back, anus, mostly on getting into bed, with a perfectly clear skin, the itching seems to be internal in the tendons and bones,

Itchings on the right knee, left shoulder, on the scrotum, and various other places, soon,

Crawling itching in the upper arm, followed by fine stitching in a small spot,

Itching of the fingers, as after freezing, on becoming cool (after sixth months),

The inner side of the upper thigh and the parts of the genital organs covered with hair, were very unpleasantly affected with itching and scraping, frequently lasting from five to ten minutes,

Violent itching in distinct points on the inner side of the thigh, and on the parts of the genitals covered with hair,

Voluptuous itching on the inner side of the back of the right foot (after one hour),

Voluptuous itching beneath the toes of the right foot, noticed in all positions (after ten hours and a half),

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