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HPUS label indication: Cracks in skin
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Below are the strongest indications of Graphites in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

Like all the carbons, this remedy is an anti-psoric of great power, but especially active in patients who are rather stout, of fair complexion, with tendency to skin affections and constipation, Fat, chilly, and costive, with delayed menstrual history. Take cold easily. Children impudent, teasing, laugh at reprimands. Has a particular tendency to develop the skin Phase of internal disorders. Eradicates tendency to erysipelas. Anaemia with redness of face. Tendency to obesity. Swollen genitals. Gushing leucorrhoea. Aids absorption of cicatricial tissue. Induration of tissue. Cancer of pylorus. Duodenal ulcer.
BETTER, in the dark, from wrapping up.
WORSE, warmth, at night, during and after menstruation.
Relationships
Complementary: Argent. Nit ( follows well in gastric derangements); Caustic.; Hep.; Lycop.; Ars.; Tuberc.
Compare: Petrol.; Sep.; Sulph.; Fluor-ac. The associated constipation with mucus-covered stools and gastric flatulency should be taken into consideration and differentiate it from such remedies as PETOL. and Lycop ( Raue.)
Antidote: Nux.; Acon.; Ars.

    MIND (click for more)

Apprehensive, despondency, indecision.
Music makes her weep
Fidgety while sitting at work
Great tendency to start Timid Unable to decide

Aversions, dislikes; indolence, aversion to work

Behaviour; inclination to sit

Death; thoughts of death

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; irritability
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting)
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting); from music

Excitement

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; morning
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; morning; on waking
Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear
Insecure, uncertain, scared; frightened easily

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; difficulty concentrating
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish

Restlessness, nervousness; while sitting; while at work
Restlessness, nervousness; while working

Want of disposition to work

    HEAD (click for more)

Humid, itching eruption on hairy scalp, emitting a fetid odor

Burning on vertex

Cataleptic condition.

Feels numb and pithy

Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); back of head (occiput)
Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); like wearing a skull cap

Hair; falling

Hot
Hot; top of head (vertex)

Pain, headache; burning; top of head (vertex)
Pain, headache; in women; during period
Pain, headache; morning; on waking
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; stunning
Pain, headache; with catarrh

Sensation of numbness

Skin and scalp; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
Skin and scalp; itching
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; crusts, scabs
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; dandruf
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; eczema
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; moist
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; moist; sticky, glue-like moisture
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; painful
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; scales
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; scales; washing
Skin and scalp; perspiration; scalp; after washing
Skin and scalp; powdery flaking skin
Skin and scalp; wens

Headache in morning on waking, mostly on one side, with inclination to vomit

Rheumatic pains on one side of head, extending to teeth and neck

Rush of blood to head with flushed face also with nose bleed and distention and flatulence

Sensation of cobweb on forehead

    EYE (click for more)

Blepharitis

Eczema of lids; fissured.

Eyelids red and swollen

Dryness of the lids

Discoloration; redness; lids; spots; edges of

Eye gum; on lids

Growth, tumour; sty

Inflammation; glandular swellings
Inflammation; wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye); oozing pus (including cornea)
Inflammation; wounds; corner; outer
Inflammation; wounds; lids
Inflammation; wounds; lids; edges

Intolerance of light (photophobia)
Intolerance of light (photophobia); daylight
Intolerance of light (photophobia); daylight; sunlight

Lids; granular lids
Lids; opening eyes causes sneezing
Lids; opening eyes causes sneezing
Lids; out-breaks on skin
Lids; out-breaks on skin; eczema
Lids; out-breaks on skin; scaly herpes; margins
Lids; stuck together
Lids; stuck together; morning
Lids; stuck together; night

Pain; sore, bruised, tender; corner

Skin around eyes (see face); cracks in corner

Swellings; glandular swellings

Ophthalmia, with intolerance of artificial light

    VISION (click for more)

Flickering

    EAR (click for more)

Cracking in ears when eating

Hardness of hearing

Dryness of inner ear

Moisture and eruptions behind the ears

Detonation in ear like report of a gun

Discharges from ear
Discharges from ear; gluey, sticky

Dryness

Inflammation; inside

Itching; behind ear

Moisture behind the ears

Noises in ear
Noises in ear; roaring
Noises in ear; roaring; night

Pain; soreness; behind
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp

Skin; out-breaks on skin; behind ears
Skin; out-breaks on skin; behind ears; cracks
Skin; out-breaks on skin; behind ears; eczema
Skin; out-breaks on skin; behind ears; moist
Skin; out-breaks on skin; behind ears; moist; sticky
Skin; out-breaks on skin; behind ears; scabby
Skin; out-breaks on skin; behind ears; wearing away skin
Skin; out-breaks on skin; moist

Swelling

Fissures in and behind the ear.

hears better in noise

Hissing in the ears

Thin, white, scaly membrane covering membrana tympani, like exfoliated epithelium

    HEARING (click for more)

Impaired
Impaired; noise

    NOSE (click for more)

Catarrh

Discharge from nose; crusts, scabs, inside
Discharge from nose; watery
Discharge from nose; wearing away skin

Dryness; inside
Dryness; inside; painful

Pain
Pain; from dryness
Pain; inside
Pain; sore, bruised; externally; on blowing
Pain; sore, bruised; inside
Pain; when blowing the nose

Running or blocked nose (coryza); blocked

Skin or lining of nose; powdery flaking skin nostrils (see discharges)

Smell; acute, over sensitive
Smell; acute, over sensitive; sensitive to strong odours
Smell; acute, over sensitive; sensitive to the odour of flowers

Scabs and fissures in nostrils.

Smell abnormally acute; cannot tolerate flowers

Sore on blowing it; is painful internally

    FACE (click for more)

Eczema of nose

Erysipelas, burning and stinging.

Coldness; left

Heat
Heat; hot flashes

Lips; cracked lips
Lips; cracked lips; corners of mouth

Sensation of cobwebs

Skin; discoloration; earthy
Skin; discoloration; iron deficiency anaemia (greenish-yellow discoloration)
Skin; discoloration; pale
Skin; discoloration; red; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
Skin; out-breaks on skin; black head
Skin; out-breaks on skin; crusty, scabby; around mouth
Skin; out-breaks on skin; crusty, scabby; corners of mouth
Skin; out-breaks on skin; crusty, scabby; nose; inside and on nose
Skin; out-breaks on skin; eczema
Skin; out-breaks on skin; eczema; moist
Skin; out-breaks on skin; moist
Skin; out-breaks on skin; moist; nose
Skin; out-breaks on skin; pimples
Skin; out-breaks on skin; pimples; itching
Skin; out-breaks on skin; pimples; itching; moist after scratching
Skin; out-breaks on skin; red; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)
Skin; out-breaks on skin; red; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour); right; to left
Skin; out-breaks on skin; splits
Skin; ulcers; corners of mouth

Swelling; fluid accumulation

Feels as if cobwebs were on it

Itching pimples

Moist eczema around mouth and chin

    MOUTH (click for more)

Breath smells like urine

Burning blisters on tongue, salivation

Growths, blisters, swellings; blisters; tongue; tip

Salivation; morning
Salivation; stooping

Swelling; gums

Taste; like rotten eggs; morning

Teeth; pain; night
Teeth; pain; pulling
Teeth; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, stinging

Rotten odor from mouth

Sour eructations.

    THROAT (click for more)

External throat; swelling; cervical glands (on side of neck)

Spasms, convulsions etc.; on swallowing; forcing to retch

Swallowing; constantly
Swallowing; constantly; from choking
Swallowing; constantly; from contraction in larynx
Swallowing; constantly; from spasm in throat

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Nauseous feeling in abdomen

Eructation difficult

Nausea and vomiting after each meal

Recurrent gastralgia

Very fetid gas preceded by colic.

Constrictive pain in stomach

Hot drinks disagree

Bladder; urination; involuntary, incontinence; night, bed wetting

Hard; liver

Heaviness

Kidneys; pain; shooting (see sudden, sharp); sore, bruised

Pain; after eating (including certain foods)
Pain; in women; during period
Pain; pressing; lower part of abdomen; during period
Pain; tearing; during period

Skin; out-breaks on skin; herpes; groin region

Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; fish
Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; meat
Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; meat; while thinking of it
Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; salty, savoury food
Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; sweets
Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; warm food
Stomach; burping, belching
Stomach; burping, belching; ineffectual and incomplete
Stomach; constriction
Stomach; nausea; after eating; sweets
Stomach; pain; after eating
Stomach; pain; while fasting

Burning in stomach, causing Hunger

Chronic diarrhoea, stools, brownish, liquid, undigested, Offensive

Croaking in abdomen

Flatulence

Fullness and hardness in abdomen, as from incarcerated flatulence; Must loosen clothing; presses painfully at abdominal ring

Inguinal region sensitive, swollen

Morning sickness during menstruation

Pain of gas opposite the side on which he lies

Pressure in stomach

Stomach pain is temporarily relieved by eating, hot drinks especially milk and lying down.

Stomach; Aversion to meat

Sweets nauseate

    RECTUM (click for more)

Constipation; during period
Constipation; inactivity of rectum
Constipation; stool remains in rectum for a long time with no urging

Haemorrhoids; wiping after stool

Moisture
Moisture; scratching
Moisture; sticky, like glue

Pain; burning; cracked skin
Pain; burning; in split in rectum
Pain; during stool
Pain; soreness
Pain; soreness; after stool
Pain; sticking
Pain; sudden, sharp; during stool

Skin and lining; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Skin and lining; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); must rub anus until raw
Skin and lining; splits in lining of rectum

    STOOL (click for more)

Burning hemorrhoids

Constipation; large, difficult, knotty stools united by mucus threads

Fissure of anus ( Ratanhia; Paeonia.)

Lump stool, conjoined with threads of mucus

Prolapse, diarrhoea; stools of brown fluid, mixed with undigested substance, Very fetid, sour odor

Smarting, sore anus, itching

Dark

Food appears to be passed undigested (lientery)

Hard

Knotty, nodular, lumpy
Knotty, nodular, lumpy; held together by threads of mucus

Large

Mucous, slimy

Odour; offensive

Thin, liquid
Thin, liquid; brown
Thin, liquid; pouring out

Watery; brown

Varices of the rectum

    URINE (click for more)

Sour smelling.

Turbid, with sediment

Cloudy
Cloudy; when standing up

Scanty

Sediment; white

    GENITALS (click for more)

Male; Sexual debility, with increased desire; aversion to coition; too early or no ejaculation; herpetic eruption on organs.

Hoarseness, coryza, cough, sweats and morning sickness during menstruation

Decided aversion to coitus.

Female; Menses Too late, with constipation; pale and scanty, with tearing pain in epigastrium, and itching Before
Female; cancer; womb
Female; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); perineum (between rectum and genitals)
Female; inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); ovaries
Female; irritation; itching; before period
Female; menopause
Female; pain; cramping; womb; during period
Female; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp
Female; period; amenorrhoea (suppression or absence of period)
Female; period; first period delayed in girls
Female; period; late
Female; period; pale
Female; period; scanty
Female; period; suppressed
Female; vaginal discharge
Female; vaginal discharge; before period
Female; vaginal discharge; copious
Female; vaginal discharge; gushing
Female; vaginal discharge; strong and sharp (acrid), wearing away skin
Female; vaginal discharge; thin, watery
Female; vaginal discharge; white

Male; aversion to sexual intercourse
Male; ejaculation; failing, during sexual intercourse
Male; ejaculation; too soon, premature
Male; erections; incomplete
Male; erections; incomplete; during sexual intercourse
Male; itching; scrotum
Male; out-breaks on skin; moist
Male; out-breaks on skin; scrotum
Male; out-breaks on skin; scrotum; itching
Male; out-breaks on skin; scrotum; moist
Male; pain; sore; scrotum; between scrotum and thigh
Male; sexual passion; diminished
Male; sexual passion; increased; without erection
Male; swelling; fluid in tissues
Male; swelling; scrotum; fluid accumulation
Male; testes and scrotum (balls); scrotum swollen by fluid accumulation
Male; testes and scrotum (balls); scrotum swollen by fluid accumulation; with herpetic out-breaks
Male; thick emission from penis; without erections

Induration of ovaries and uterus and mammae

Leucorrhoea, PALE, thin, Profuse, white, excoriating, with great weakness in back

Mammae swollen and hard

Nipples sore, cracked, and blistered

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Chronic hoarseness with skin affections

Constriction of chest; spasmodic asthmas, suffocative attacks wakes from sleep; must eat something

Inability to control the vocal chords; hoarseness on beginning to sing and for breaking voice.

Pain in middle of chest, with cough, scraping and soreness

Difficult (dyspnea); while lying down

    COUGH (click for more)

Night

    CHEST (click for more)

Breast; indurated (hard from inflammation); in scars
Breast; nipples; cracked nipples

Cancer; breast
Cancer; breast; in old scars

Constriction, tension

Perspiration; breast bone
Perspiration; breast bone; morning

Skin; abscess; breast; threatening, on old scars
Skin; old scars in breast
Skin; out-breaks on skin
Skin; out-breaks on skin; eczema

    BACK (click for more)

Pain
Pain; aching
Pain; aching; spine; from jar of bed
Pain; as if sprained
Pain; from lifting
Pain; jarring
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; neck
Pain; neck; on looking up
Pain; spine; irritation
Pain; spine; jarring

Strained easily

Weakness (tired feeling, in spine)
Weakness (tired feeling, in spine); lumbar (lower half of back); during thick vaginal discharge (not period)

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Cracks or fissure in ends of fingers

Excoriation between thighs

Arthritic nodules
Arthritic nodules; finger joints

Coldness; lower limbs; foot
Coldness; lower limbs; foot; evening; in bed
Coldness; upper limbs; fingers
Coldness; upper limbs; forearm
Coldness; upper limbs; hands

Constriction; joints

Contraction of muscles and tendons

Cramps; calf

Hands and feet; chapped hand (see roughness)
Hands and feet; hardness; skin of hands (see callus)
Hands and feet; horny callous; on hands
Hands and feet; nails; brittle; finger nails
Hands and feet; nails; crippled; finger nails
Hands and feet; nails; crippled; toe nails
Hands and feet; nails; distorted nails
Hands and feet; nails; distorted nails; toe nails
Hands and feet; nails; flaking off
Hands and feet; nails; ingrown toe nails
Hands and feet; nails; thick nails
Hands and feet; nails; thick nails; finger nails

Movements and positions; twitching; leg; calf

Numbness (see tingling)
Numbness (see tingling); fingers
Numbness (see tingling); foot
Numbness (see tingling); forearm
Numbness (see tingling); hand
Numbness (see tingling); leg
Numbness (see tingling); lower limbs
Numbness (see tingling); toes
Numbness (see tingling); upper limbs

Pain; burning; nails
Pain; pulling; lower limbs
Pain; sore, bruised; knee
Pain; sore, bruised; knee; night
Pain; sore, bruised; thigh; near genitals
Pain; tearing; upper limbs; joints

Paralysis; sensation of paralysis

Perspiration; foot
Perspiration; foot; offensive smelling

Skin; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); bends of, joints
Skin; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between buttocks
Skin; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between thighs; from walking
Skin; itching; lower limbs
Skin; out-break on skin; fingers; herpes
Skin; out-break on skin; hand
Skin; out-break on skin; hand; back of hand; scaly, itching skin disease (eczema, psoriasis, herpes, etc.); psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales), chronic
Skin; out-break on skin; hand; crusty and full of cracks
Skin; out-break on skin; hand; eczema
Skin; out-break on skin; joints; bends of
Skin; out-break on skin; joints; bends of; eczema
Skin; out-break on skin; knee; hollow of knee
Skin; out-break on skin; knee; hollow of knee; herpes
Skin; out-break on skin; leg; eczema
Skin; out-break on skin; lower limbs; herpes
Skin; skin cracks at bends of joints
Skin; skin cracks at bends of joints; fingers; tips of
Skin; skin cracks at bends of joints; hands (see chapping)
Skin; ulcers; nails

Swollen; foot; fluid accumulation
Swollen; toes

Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness)
Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness); lower limbs
Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness); upper limbs

Left hand numbs; arms feel asleep; finger-nails THICK, black, and rough

Matrix inflamed ( Psor.; Fluor-ac.) Oedema of lower limbs

Nails brittle and crumbling

Nails deformed, painful, sore, thick, and crippled

Offensive perspiration of feet.

Pain in nape of neck, shoulders and back and limbs

Pain in small of back with great weakness

Spinal pains

Stiffness and contraction of toes

Toe-nails crippled

    SLEEP (click for more)

Deep

Disturbed

Dreams; accidents
Dreams; anxious
Dreams; frightful
Dreams; of misfortune
Dreams; vexatious, stressful
Dreams; vivid

Restless

Sleepiness, tiredness
Sleepiness, tiredness; morning

Waking; late

Yawning
Yawning; frequent

    CHILL (click for more)

Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature)

Periodic, recurring; recurring daily; twice

    FEVER (click for more)

Night

    PERSPIRATION (click for more)

After sexual intercourse

During slight exertion (see walking)

Odour; offensive

On movement

Staining the linen; yellow

    SKIN (click for more)

Rawness in bends of limbs, groins, neck, behind ears

Ulcers discharging a Glutinous fluid, thin and sticky

Eruptions, oozing out a sticky exudation

Unhealthy skin; every little injury suppurates

Chronic Poison Oak.

Cracks in nipples, mouth, between toes, anus

Early stage of keloid and fibroma

Gouty nodosities

Phlegmonous erysipelas of face; burning and stinging pain

Pimples and acne

Rough, hard, persistent dryness of portions of skin unaffected by eczema

Abnormal growths
Abnormal growths; warts; wens

Becomes sore when lying down

Chapping

Cracks

Discoloration; red

Dry; inability to perspire (see inactivity)

Generally unhealthy

Hard; like callus

Heat without fever; night

Inflammation; skin erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)

Itching
Itching; burning
Itching; must scratch; until it is raw
Itching; stinging

Moisture
Moisture; after scratching

Out-breaks on skin; blotches; itching, oozing
Out-breaks on skin; burning
Out-breaks on skin; crusty
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; sticky, like glue
Out-breaks on skin; eczema
Out-breaks on skin; generating pus
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; corrosive
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; crusty
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; moist
Out-breaks on skin; itching
Out-breaks on skin; phagedenic (spreading, obstinate ulceration)
Out-breaks on skin; pimples; itching
Out-breaks on skin; smarting

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; ulcerative pain

Sticking

Swelling and induration of glands

Swelling of feet

WENS

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Anaemia
Anaemia; as from iron deficiency - greenish yellow skin

Catalepsy (dazed, allows others to position limbs)

Constriction; externally

Eating and food; from hunger

Emaciated (extremely thin)
Emaciated (extremely thin); parts affected with disease

Fluid build up; external

In women; symptoms after period
In women; symptoms during period

Lethargic, tired

Night

Numbness; externally
Numbness; internally; in single parts

Obesity

Pain; burning externally; internally
Pain; pinching; internally
Pain; pulling

Pulsation

Straining of muscles and tendons, from lifting

Swelling; glands
Swelling; puffy

Symptoms not symmetrical; left

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); after becoming cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold in general
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm room

Trembling; internally

Tumours; cystic (see bony growth (exostosis), polyp)

Warmth; warm room

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); sudden

Weariness (see weakness)
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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.