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HPUS indication: Cracks in skin
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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.

Below are the strongest indications (i.e. symptoms) of Graphites in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

  MODALITIES ETC

Worse

WORSE, warmth, at night, during and after menstruation.

Better

BETTER, in the dark, from wrapping up.

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  RELATIONSHIPS

Compare

Compare: Petroleum Petrol.; Sepia Sep.; Sulphur Sulph.; Hydrofluoricum Acidum 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 Lycopodium Lycop ( Raue.)

Complementary

Complementary: Argentum Nitricum Argent. Nit ( follows well in gastric derangements); Causticum Caustic.; Hep Sulph Calc Hep.; Lycopersicum Lycop.; Arsenicum Album Ars.; Tuberculinum Tuberc.

Antidote

Antidote: Nux Vomica Nux.; Aconite Acon.; Arsenicum Album Ars.

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  MIND

Mind

Great tendency to start Timid Unable to decide

Want of disposition to work

Fidgety while sitting at work

Music makes her weep

Apprehensive, despondency, indecision.

Aversions, dislikes; indolence, aversion to work

Behaviour; inclination to sit

Death; thoughts of death

Excitement

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; irritability

unhappy; sadness, mental depression

weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting)

from music

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; difficulty concentrating

impaired thinking; dull, sluggish

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; morning

anxiety; morning; on waking

fear

frightened easily

Restlessness, nervousness; while sitting; while at work

while working

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  HEAD

Head

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

Sensation of cobweb on forehead

Feels numb and pithy

Burning on vertex

Cataleptic condition.

Constriction, tension (see also pulling, pressing); like wearing a skull cap

back of head (occiput)

Hot

top of head (vertex)

Sensation of numbness

Scalp

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

Hair; falling

Skin and scalp; powdery flaking skin

out-break on skin

crusts, scabs

eczema

moist

moist; sticky, glue-like moisture

painful

scales

scales; washing

dandruf

erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)

itching

perspiration; scalp; after washing

wens

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  EYES

Eyes

Ophthalmia, with intolerance of artificial light

Eyelids red and swollen

Blepharitis

Dryness of the lids

Eczema of lids; fissured.

Lids; granular lids

opening eyes causes sneezing

out-breaks on skin

eczema

scaly herpes; margins

stuck together

morning

night

Discoloration; redness; lids; spots; edges of

Eye gum; on lids

Growth, tumour; sty

Inflammation; glandular swellings

wounds; corner; outer

wounds; conjunctiva (external lining of eye); oozing pus (including cornea)

wounds; lids

edges

Pain; sore, bruised, tender; corner

Intolerance of light (photophobia)

daylight

sunlight

Skin around eyes (see face); cracks in corner

Swellings; glandular swellings

Vision

Flickering

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  EARS

Ear

Dryness of inner ear

Cracking in ears when eating

Moisture and eruptions behind the ears

hears better in noise

Hardness of hearing

Hissing in the ears

Detonation in ear like report of a gun

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

Fissures in and behind the ear.

Discharges from ear

gluey, sticky

Dryness

Inflammation; inside

Itching; behind ear

Moisture behind the ears

Noises in ear

roaring

night

Pain; soreness; behind

stitching, sudden, sharp

Skin; out-breaks on skin; moist

out-breaks on skin; behind ears

cracks

eczema

wearing away skin

moist

moist; sticky

scabby

Swelling

Hearing

Impaired

noise

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  FACE

Face

Feels as if cobwebs were on it

Eczema of nose

Itching pimples

Moist eczema around mouth and chin

Erysipelas, burning and stinging.

Sensation of cobwebs

Coldness; left

Heat

hot flashes

Lips; cracked lips

cracked lips; corners of mouth

Skin; discoloration; iron deficiency anaemia (greenish-yellow discoloration)

discoloration; earthy

discoloration; pale

discoloration; red; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)

out-breaks on skin; black head

out-breaks on skin; crusty, scabby; corners of mouth

out-breaks on skin; crusty, scabby; around mouth

out-breaks on skin; crusty, scabby; nose; inside and on nose

out-breaks on skin; eczema

moist

out-breaks on skin; splits

out-breaks on skin; moist

nose

out-breaks on skin; pimples

itching

itching; moist after scratching

out-breaks on skin; red; erysipelas (inflamed from infection, deep red colour)

right; to left

ulcers; corners of mouth

Swelling; fluid accumulation

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  NOSE

Nose

Sore on blowing it; is painful internally

Smell abnormally acute; cannot tolerate flowers

Scabs and fissures in nostrils.

Catarrh

Discharge from nose; crusts, scabs, inside

wearing away skin

watery

Dryness; inside

inside; painful

Pain

when blowing the nose

from dryness

inside

sore, bruised; externally; on blowing

sore, bruised; inside

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

Smell; acute, over sensitive

acute, over sensitive; sensitive to the odour of flowers

acute, over sensitive; sensitive to strong odours

Discharge

Running or blocked nose (coryza); blocked

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  MOUTH

Mouth

Rotten odor from mouth

Sour eructations.

Gums and teeth

Swelling; gums

Teeth; pain; night

pain; pulling

pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, stinging

Saliva

Salivation; morning

stooping

Tongue

Burning blisters on tongue, salivation

Growths, blisters, swellings; blisters; tongue; tip

Taste

Breath smells like urine

Taste; like rotten eggs; morning

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  THROAT

Throat

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

Swallowing; constantly

constantly; from choking

constantly; from contraction in larynx

constantly; from spasm in throat

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

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  CHEST

Respiration

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

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

Chronic hoarseness with skin affections

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

Difficult (dyspnea); while lying down

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  COUGH

Cough

Night

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  SKIN

Skin

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

Early stage of keloid and fibroma

Pimples and acne

Eruptions, oozing out a sticky exudation

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

Unhealthy skin; every little injury suppurates

Ulcers discharging a Glutinous fluid, thin and sticky

Swelling and induration of glands

Gouty nodosities

Cracks in nipples, mouth, between toes, anus

Phlegmonous erysipelas of face; burning and stinging pain

Swelling of feet

WENS

Chronic Poison Oak.

Chapping

Cracks

Discoloration; red

Dry; inability to perspire (see inactivity)

Abnormal growths

warts; wens

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

Hard; like callus

Heat without fever; night

Itching

burning

must scratch; until it is raw

stinging

Moisture

after scratching

Out-breaks on skin; blotches; itching, oozing

burning

crusty

moist

discharging, moist

sticky, like glue

after scratching

eczema

herpetic

corrosive

crusty

moist

itching

phagedenic (spreading, obstinate ulceration)

pimples; itching

smarting

generating pus

Pain; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)

excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); after scratching (must scratch it raw)

excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between skin folds

ulcerative pain

Becomes sore when lying down

Sticking

Generally unhealthy

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  BACK AND NECK

Neck

Pain; neck

neck; on looking up

Back

Pain

jarring

from lifting

lumbar (lower half of back)

spine; irritation

spine; jarring

aching

spine; from jar of bed

as if sprained

Strained easily

Weakness (tired feeling, in spine)

lumbar (lower half of back); during thick vaginal discharge (not period)

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  ABDOMEN

Abdomen

Stomach; Aversion to meat

Hot drinks disagree

Morning sickness during menstruation

Pressure in stomach

Burning in stomach, causing Hunger

Eructation difficult

Constrictive pain in stomach

Recurrent gastralgia

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

Nauseous feeling in abdomen

Croaking in abdomen

Inguinal region sensitive, swollen

Pain of gas opposite the side on which he lies

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

Very fetid gas preceded by colic.

Hard; liver

Heaviness

Pain; in women; during period

pressing; lower part of abdomen; during period

tearing; during period

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

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

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

Stomach; constriction

burping, belching

ineffectual and incomplete

pain; after eating

pain; while fasting

Eating

Nausea and vomiting after each meal

Pain; after eating (including certain foods)

Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; fish

aversion to certain foods or drinks; warm food

aversion to certain foods or drinks; meat

while thinking of it

aversion to certain foods or drinks; salty, savoury food

aversion to certain foods or drinks; sweets

Flatus

Flatulence

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

Nausea

Sweets nauseate

Stomach; nausea; after eating; sweets

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  HEAD

Headache

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

Pain, headache; morning; on waking

with catarrh

in women; during period

burning; top of head (vertex)

pressing (see bursting, pulling); back of head (occiput)

stunning

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  RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL

Rectum

Constipation; inactivity of rectum

during period

stool remains in rectum for a long time with no urging

Haemorrhoids; wiping after stool

Moisture

sticky, like glue

scratching

Pain; during stool

burning; in split in rectum

burning; cracked skin

soreness

after stool

sticking

sudden, sharp; during stool

Skin and lining; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)

excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); must rub anus until raw

splits in lining of rectum

Stool

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

Burning hemorrhoids

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

Smarting, sore anus, itching

Lump stool, conjoined with threads of mucus

Varices of the rectum

Fissure of anus ( Ratanhia Ratanhia; Paeonia.)

Dark

Hard

Knotty, nodular, lumpy

held together by threads of mucus

Large

Food appears to be passed undigested (lientery)

Mucous, slimy

Odour; offensive

Thin, liquid

brown

pouring out

Watery; brown

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  GENITALS ETC

Urine

Turbid, with sediment

Sour smelling.

Cloudy

when standing up

Scanty

Sediment; white

Male

Male; out-breaks on skin; scrotum

out-breaks on skin; scrotum; itching

out-breaks on skin; scrotum; moist

itching; scrotum

pain; sore; scrotum; between scrotum and thigh

thick emission from penis; without erections

swelling; scrotum; fluid accumulation

testes and scrotum (balls); scrotum swollen by fluid accumulation

with herpetic out-breaks

Womb

Induration of ovaries and uterus and mammae

Genitals

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

Mammae swollen and hard

Nipples sore, cracked, and blistered

Decided aversion to coitus.

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

aversion to sexual intercourse

erections; incomplete

during sexual intercourse

out-breaks on skin; moist

ejaculation; failing, during sexual intercourse

ejaculation; too soon, premature

sexual passion; diminished

sexual passion; increased; without erection

swelling; fluid in tissues

Female; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); perineum (between rectum and genitals)

inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); ovaries

menopause

pain; stitching, sudden, sharp

Menses

Menses Too late, with constipation; pale and scanty, with tearing pain in epigastrium, and itching Before

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

Female; irritation; itching; before period

period; amenorrhoea (suppression or absence of period)

period; first period delayed in girls

period; late

period; pale

period; scanty

period; suppressed

pain; cramping; womb; during period

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  EXTREMITIES, LIMBS

Extremities, limbs

Pain in nape of neck, shoulders and back and limbs

Spinal pains

Pain in small of back with great weakness

Excoriation between thighs

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

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

Toe-nails crippled

Stiffness and contraction of toes

Nails brittle and crumbling

Nails deformed, painful, sore, thick, and crippled

Cracks or fissure in ends of fingers

Offensive perspiration of feet.

Arthritic nodules

finger joints

Coldness; upper limbs; forearm

upper limbs; hands

upper limbs; fingers

lower limbs; foot

evening; in bed

Constriction; joints

Contraction of muscles and tendons

Cramps; calf

Hands and feet; horny callous; on hands

chapped hand (see roughness)

hardness; skin of hands (see callus)

nails; brittle; finger nails

nails; crippled; finger nails

nails; crippled; toe nails

nails; distorted nails

toe nails

nails; flaking off

nails; ingrown toe nails

nails; thick nails

finger nails

Movements and positions; twitching; leg; calf

Numbness (see tingling)

upper limbs

forearm

hand

fingers

lower limbs

leg

foot

toes

Pain; burning; nails

pulling; lower limbs

sore, bruised; thigh; near genitals

sore, bruised; knee

night

tearing; upper limbs; joints

Paralysis; sensation of paralysis

Perspiration; foot

foot; offensive smelling

Skin; skin cracks at bends of joints

skin cracks at bends of joints; hands (see chapping)

skin cracks at bends of joints; fingers; tips of

excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); bends of, joints

excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between buttocks

excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between thighs; from walking

itching; lower limbs

out-break on skin; joints; bends of

eczema

out-break on skin; hand

crusty and full of cracks

eczema

back of hand; scaly, itching skin disease (eczema, psoriasis, herpes, etc.); psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales), chronic

out-break on skin; fingers; herpes

out-break on skin; lower limbs; herpes

out-break on skin; knee; hollow of knee

herpes

out-break on skin; leg; eczema

ulcers; nails

Swollen; foot; fluid accumulation

toes

Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness)

upper limbs

lower limbs

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  FEVER AND CHILL

Fever and chill

Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature)

Periodic, recurring; recurring daily; twice

Night

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  GENERALITIES

Fatigue

Lethargic, tired

Sleep and dreams

Deep

Disturbed

Dreams; accidents

anxious

frightful

of misfortune

vexatious, stressful

vivid

Restless

Sleepiness, tiredness

morning

Waking; late

Yawning

frequent

Perspiration

After sexual intercourse

During slight exertion (see walking)

On movement

Odour; offensive

Staining the linen; yellow

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  CHEST

Chest

Breast; nipples; cracked nipples

indurated (hard from inflammation); in scars

Constriction, tension

Perspiration; breast bone

breast bone; morning

Skin; abscess; breast; threatening, on old scars

old scars in breast

out-breaks on skin

eczema

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  GENITALS ETC

Female

Female; vaginal discharge

vaginal discharge; strong and sharp (acrid), wearing away skin

vaginal discharge; copious

vaginal discharge; gushing

vaginal discharge; before period

vaginal discharge; thin, watery

vaginal discharge; white

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  GENERALITIES

Generalities

Night

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)

parts affected with disease

Fluid build up; external

Straining of muscles and tendons, from lifting

Numbness; externally

internally; in single parts

Obesity

Pain; burning externally; internally

pulling

pinching; internally

In women; symptoms during period

symptoms after period

Pulsation

Symptoms not symmetrical; left

Swelling; puffy

glands

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat

cold in general

after becoming cold

warmth; warm room

Trembling; internally

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

Warmth; warm room

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)

sudden

Weariness (see weakness)

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