KreosotumBeech Wood Kreosote, Kreosote, Kreos
HPUS label indication: Hoarseness
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 Kreosotum based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.
Kreosotum is a mixture of phenol obtained from this distillation.
Pulsations all over the body, and profuse bleeding from small wounds. Very severe, old neuralgic affections; pains rather aggravated by rest. Excoriating, burning, and offensive discharges. Hemorrhages, ulcerations, cancerous affections. Rapid decomposition of fluids and secretions, and burning pains. Overgrown, poorly developed children. Post-climacteric diseases. Tumefaction, puffiness, gangrene. Ailings of teething children.
BETTER, from warmth, motion, warm diet.
WORSE, in open air, cold, rest, when lying; after menstruation.
Antidote: Nux. Inimical: Carbo.
Complementary in malignant diseases: Ars.; Phos.; Sulph.
Guaiacol (is the principal constituent of Kreosotum, and similar in action. Used in pulmonary tuberculosis. Dose 1 to 5M.
Matico - Artanthe or Piper augustifolia, (Gonorrhoea, hemorrhage from lungs; catarrhal condition of genito-urinary organs and gastro-intestinal tract. Topically a hemostatic. Difficult, dry, deep, winter cough. Use tincture.)
Compare also: Fuligo ligni; Carbol-ac.; Iod.; Laches.
▲ ▼ MIND (click for more)
Child wants everything but throws it away when given.
Restlessness, nervousness; evening; 6 p.m. till 6 a.m.
Restlessness, nervousness; night
Music causes weeping and palpitation
Vanishing of thought; stupid, forgetful, peevish, irritable
▲ ▼ HEAD (click for more)
Dull pain, as from a board pressing against forehead
Pain, headache; in women; before period
Pain, headache; in women; during period
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); during period
Pain, headache; temples
▲ ▼ EYE (click for more)
Lids; stuck together
Lids red and swollen.
▲ ▼ EAR (click for more)
Difficult hearing and buzzing.
Eruption around and pimples within
▲ ▼ NOSE (click for more)
Chronic catarrh of old people
Discharge from nose; wearing away skin
Skin or lining of nose; ulcer like lesions, leaving scars
Offensive smell and discharge
▲ ▼ FACE (click for more)
Skin; out-breaks on skin
Skin; out-breaks on skin; cheeks
Skin; out-breaks on skin; forehead
Skin; out-breaks on skin; pimples
Sick, suffering expression; hot, cheeks red.
▲ ▼ MOUTH (click for more)
Very painful dentition; child will not sleep
Very rapid decay of teeth, with spongy, bleeding gums;
teeth dark and crumbly ( Staph
c.) Putrid odor and bitter taste.
Lips red, bleeding
Bleeding; gums; easily
Discoloration; gums; bluish-red
Discoloration; gums; redness
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; gums
Gums; softening gums
Gums; teeth detached from gums; scurvy-like
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); offensive
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); putrid
Salivation; during pregnancy
Taste; bitter; after drinking
Teeth; decay, hollow; premature tooth decay in children
Teeth; offensive odour from teeth (see mouth, odour)
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; ear
Teeth; pain; extending to other parts; temples
Teeth; pain; molars
Teeth; pain; pulling; extending to other parts; ear
Teeth; pain; upper teeth
▲ ▼ THROAT (click for more)
Burning, choking sensation
▲ ▼ ABDOMEN (click for more)
Cholera infantum in connection with painful dentition, green stools, nausea, dry skin, exhaustion, etc.
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); sudden
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); sudden; must hasten to urinate, or urine will escape
Bladder; urination; involuntary, incontinence; night, bed wetting
Bladder; urination; involuntary, incontinence; night, bed wetting; difficult to waken the child
Stomach; nausea; in women; during pregnancy
Stomach; vomiting; food; after eating; undigested food 2 or 3 hours after
Stomach; vomiting; food; undigested
Stomach; vomiting; frothy
Stomach; vomiting; in women; during pregnancy
Stomach; vomiting; strong and sharp (acrid)
Stomach; vomiting; sweetish
Bitter taste after a swallow of water.
Bloody, fetid stools
Diarrhoea; very offensive; dark brown
Feeling of coldness, as of ice water in stomach
Painful hard spot
Soreness; better eating
Stomach; Nausea; vomiting of food several hours after eating; of sweetish water in the morning
▲ ▼ URINE (click for more)
Violent itching of vulva and vagina, worse when urinating
Must hurry when desire comes to urinate.
Can urinate only when lying; cannot get out of bed quick enough during first sleep
Dreams of urinating
Enuresis in the first part of night
▲ ▼ GENITALS (click for more)
Menstrual flow intermits (Puls
.); ceases on sitting or walking; reappears on lying down
Burning and soreness in external and internal parts
During menses, Difficult hearing; buzzing and roaring; eruption after
Female; Corrosive itching within vulva, burning and swelling of labia; violent itching between labia and thighs
Female; after-birth; dark
Female; after-birth; lumpy
Female; after-birth; offensive smelling
Female; after-birth; strong and sharp (acrid)
Female; cancer; vagina
Female; cancer; womb
Female; inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation)
Female; irritation; itching
Female; irritation; itching; between lips of vagina
Female; irritation; itching; from vaginal discharge
Female; irritation; itching; vagina
Female; irritation; itching; vagina; feels erotic
Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); after sexual intercourse
Female; pain; bearing down; womb, and region of womb (see labour-like pains, also pains in abdomen); as if everything would come out
Female; pain; burning; after urinating
Female; pain; burning; while urinating
Female; pain; gnawing, biting
Female; pain; gnawing, biting; between lips of vagina
Female; pain; sore, tenderness
Female; pain; sore, tenderness; vagina
Female; period; intermittent
Female; period; offensive smell
Female; vaginal discharge
Female; vaginal discharge; before period
Female; vaginal discharge; burning
Female; vaginal discharge; during pregnancy
Female; vaginal discharge; offensive smelling; putrid
Female; vaginal discharge; strong and sharp (acrid), wearing away skin
Female; vaginal discharge; yellow
Female; vaginal discharge; yellow; stains linen
Hemorrhage after coition
Leucorrhoea, yellow, acrid; odor of green corn; worse between periods
Lochia offensive; Intermits.
Menses too early, prolonged
Pain worse after menses
Vomiting of pregnancy, with ptyalism
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Cough; worse evening, with efforts to vomit, with pain in chest
Gangrene of lungs
Hemoptysis; periodic attacks
Hoarse, with pain in larynx
After every cough, Copious, purulent expectoration
Cough after influenza ( Eriodyction.) Winter coughs of old people, With heavy pressure on sternum
Raw burning in chest; pains and oppression
Sternum feels pressed in.
▲ ▼ COUGH (click for more)
While lying down
While lying down; changing position
▲ ▼ CHEST (click for more)
Lungs; gangrene of lungs
▲ ▼ BACK (click for more)
Pain; coccyx (bottom tip of spine)
Dragging backache, extending to genitals and down thighs
▲ ▼ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)
Boring pain in hip-joints
Coldness; lower limbs; foot
Pain; as if sprained; thumb
Pain; thumb; left
Skin; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between thighs
Pain in joints, hip and knee
▲ ▼ SLEEP (click for more)
Anxious dreams of pursuit, fire, erections, etc.
Disturbed with tossing
Paralytic sensation in limbs on waking
Yawning; after coughing
▲ ▼ SKIN (click for more)
Burning in soles
Ecchymosis; dorsal surface of fingers and hands eczematous.
Itching, worse towards evening
Abnormal growths; ulcers; reopening of old ulcers; when partly healed
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; moist
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scaly; bran-like
Pain; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between skin folds
Small wounds bleed freely ( CROT.; Lach
.) Pustules and herpes
▲ ▼ GENERALITIES (click for more)
Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow
In women; symptoms after period
Symptoms not symmetrical; left
Symptoms not symmetrical; symptoms on one side
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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.