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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Cholera infantum; profuse vomiting; cadaverous smelling stools.
Haemorrhagic diathesis; small wound bleeds profusely (Phosphorus Phos.).
Acrid, foetid, decomposed, mucous secretions; sometimes ulcerating, bleeding, malignant.
Gums painful, dark red or blue; teeth decay as soon as they come.
Sudden urging to urinate or during first sleep, which is very profound.
There is perhaps no remedy that has a more decided action upon the gums (not even Merc Viv Mercury) than this one. It is not used often enough in painful dentition. The gums are very painful, swell, look dark-red or blue, and the teeth decay almost as soon as they are born. A child that has a mouth full of decayed teeth, with spongy, painful gums, will find its best friend in Kreosote. Cholera infantum in such children is of common occurrence, and is of a very severe type, for the vomiting is incessant and the stools cadaverous smelling. Never forget Kreosote in cholera infantum, which seems to arise from painful dentition. or in connection with it, for I have seen some of the finest effects ever witnessed from any remedy from this one.
I have used it here also in the 200th. Kreosote is also one of our best remedies in other kinds of vomiting; in the vomiting of pregnancy and in that other intractable disease of the stomach, known as gastromalacia. I do not know any characteristic indication for it here.
Kreosote has strong characteristics in regard to urination.
First, it has copious pale urine.
Second, they can't go quick enough, the urging is so great or sudden. (Petroselinum Petroselinum.)
Third, the child wets the bed during first sleep, which is very profound, can hardly wake it. (Sepia Sepia).
Can only urinate when lying. (Zincum Metallicum Zinc. met., only when sitting bent back).
To recapitulate. Bad teeth and gums "from way back," foetid corrosive discharges; great debility and haemorrhagic tendency, should always call to mind Kreosotum.