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Kreosotum - Generalities symptoms

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HPUS label indication: Hoarseness

Below are the strongest indications of Kreosotum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

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.


Abscesses; glands

After sleep

After sleep


At beginning of sleep

Aversion to open air

Before sleep

Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow
Blood vessels; varicose veins
Blood vessels; varicose veins; inflamed

Bones; decay of bone
Bones; necrosis in bones (death of cells)

Cancers; encephaloma
Cancers; epithelioma
Cancers; fungus haematodes
Cancers; ulcer like lesions, leaving scars, spread over body

Cold bathing

Constriction; bones
Constriction; externally
Constriction; internally
Constriction; sensation of a band

Convulsions; internal
Convulsions; rapid muscle spasm
Convulsions; while teething
Convulsions; with tetanus rigidity

During sleep

Eating and food; after eating
Eating and food; cold food
Eating and food; fruit
Eating and food; sour
Eating and food; symptoms while fasting
Eating and food; vinegar

Electric-like shocks
Electric-like shocks; during sleep

Emaciated (extremely thin)
Emaciated (extremely thin); children (marasmus)


Faintness, fainting
Faintness, fainting; from heat; warm room
Faintness, fainting; morning
Faintness, fainting; morning; on rising

Flabby feeling; internally

Formication (like insects crawling around); external parts

Full feeling; internally

Glands; withered glands


Heaviness; externally
Heaviness; internally

Illusions of touch

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

Inflammation; blood vessels
Inflammation; bones
Inflammation; externally

Jerking; internally

Knotted sensation internally (see ball, sensation of)

Late morning

Lying down; after lying down
Lying down; lying down
Lying down; lying down
Lying down; lying in bed
Lying down; lying in bed
Lying down; lying on back
Lying down; lying on side
Lying down; lying on side; on left side
Lying down; lying on side; on right side



Mucous secretions increased

Nervous shuddering

Night; 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Numbness; internally; in single parts
Numbness; internally; of suffering parts

On waking

On waking

Open air

Pain; bones
Pain; boring
Pain; burning externally
Pain; burning externally; internally
Pain; burning externally; left upper body
Pain; constricting; externally
Pain; digging up (burrowing, rooting sensation)
Pain; gnawing, biting
Pain; gnawing, biting; externally
Pain; gnawing, biting; internally
Pain; jerking; externally
Pain; paralytic
Pain; pinching
Pain; pinching; externally
Pain; pinching; internally
Pain; pressing; as from load
Pain; pressing; externally
Pain; pressing; from within outward
Pain; pressing; internally
Pain; pressing; inward
Pain; pulling
Pain; sore, bruised; externally
Pain; sore, bruised; internally
Pain; sudden, sharp; downward
Pain; sudden, sharp; externally
Pain; sudden, sharp; glands
Pain; sudden, sharp; internally
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles; tearing in muscles
Pain; tearing; externally
Pain; tearing; glands
Pain; tearing; internally
Pain; tearing; muscles
Pain; ulcerative; externally
Pain; ulcerative; internally

Paralysis; of organs

Perspiration gives no relief

Physical exertion


Pulsation; externally; excitement
Pulsation; externally; movement
Pulsation; externally; music
Pulsation; externally; sad music
Pulsation; internally

Pulse; abnormal
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid
Pulse; hard
Pulse; hard
Pulse; imperceptible
Pulse; laboured
Pulse; slow
Pulse; small
Pulse; soft
Pulse; trembling
Pulse; weak
Pulse; wiry




Sensation as if whole body is smaller

Sensation of plug; internally

Sensitive; excessive physical irritability
Sensitive; externally
Sensitive; intolerance of clothing



Stretching; during chill

Swelling; bones
Swelling; in general
Swelling; puffy
Swelling; swollen sensation

Symptoms not symmetrical; left then right
Symptoms not symmetrical; left
Symptoms not symmetrical; right
Symptoms not symmetrical; symptoms on one side

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air
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); from becoming cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; flushes of heat
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; sensation of heat

Tension; externally
Tension; internally


Trembling; externally
Trembling; internally


Ulcers, at glands (see skin)
Ulcers, at glands (see skin); cancerous


Walking up stairs or hill




Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); movement
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); night

Weariness (see weakness)

When asleep long

While sitting
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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.

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.