Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Kreosotum in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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A. Reichenback, "Das Kreosot," second edition, 1835, effects of application to skin. (1 to 8, provings by Dr. Syrbius, A. H. Z., 12, p. 33). 1, Dr. Hartmann took 3 drops; 2, Hartmann, Jr., took 1 drop; 3, Dr. Immisch took 8 drops; 4, Dr. Lange took 1 drop, and after two days 2 drops twice; 5, Dr. Koch took 1 drop morning and evening (first day), 2 drops forenoon (third day); 6, Heinemann, suffering from caries of upper jaw, took morning and evening 15 drops of a solution of 4 drops to 1 drachm of alcohol with 3 drachms of water, also using a douche of a solution of 20 drops of K. in 1/2 ounce of alcohol and 12 ounces of water (the action was so violent that it had to be discontinued); 7, Lunderstedt took 1 drop morning and evening for "scirrhus testi," effect so severe that he had to stop it; 8, Syrbius took 2 drops twice, with an interval of two hours; 9, symptoms observed by Dr. Wahle on three girls, two women, and two men, none of whom took over 1 drop of pure K.; Archiv f. Hom., 16, 2, 152; 10, Eichhorn, effects of 1st dil., 5 to 50-drop doses, several times a day, Zeit. f. Ver. Hom. Aezt. Oest., 1857, vol. 2, p. 24; 11, Dr. W. H. Thomas (Elkhart, Indium Metallicum Ind., U. S. A.); a lady, aged 78, took by accident an unknown quantity, MS. to editor; 12, symptoms from Marzuthini, Annal. Univ. de Méd., 1834; 13, Macnamara, poisoning of a woman by excessive application to an aching tooth, Dublin Med. Press, 1850; 14, Jeffray, effects of 5 or 6 drops in a lady aged 24, Assoc. Med. Jour., 1853, p. 929; 15, Elliotson, effects, Med.-Chir. Trans., vol. 69 (A. H. Z.).
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