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 the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.
Below are the strongest indications of Ichthyolum based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.
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.
Compare: Hepar.; Calc.; Silica; Sulph.; Ars.; Petrol.
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.Forgetful, lack of concentration.Irritable and depressedDull frontal and supraorbital headache; worse moving eyes, cold air; better, warmth.Dull, aching; better cold, pressureBurn, red; worse, any change of temperature.Bland coryza; stuffed feeling; feels sore insideIrresistible desire to sneeze.Acne on chin.Skin feels dry and itchesIrritated; pain to ears; sore, dry, with hawking and expectoration.Disposition to soft, shapeless stoolsNauseaEarly morning diarrhoea.Griping in umbilical and left hypogastric regionincreased appetite.Stomach; Disagreeable taste, burning sensation, very thirstyBurning pain in meatusIncreased in quantity and frequencyUric acid deposits.Female; Fullness in lower abdomenNausea at time of menses.Bronchiectasis and phthisisBronchitis, especially of the aged.Coryza; Dry, teasing coughLameness in right shoulder and right lower extremity.Pruritis of pregnancyScaly and itching eczemaCrops of boilsHeat and irritation; ItchingPsoriasis, Acne, rosacea, erysipelas.
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.