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Lachesis - Skin symptoms - T.F. Allen

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HPUS indication of Lachesis: Sore throat

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Lachesis in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.




Sore spots became fungoid, dark-red to brownish, with whitish spots; burning on wiping,

Eruptions, Dry.

Pimples, especially on the hairy portion of the genitals (second day),

Several pimples on the body (eighth day); afterwards here and there; in the morning, on the genitals, arms, face, etc.,

Red pimples here and there on the body, with at times tickling in them; scratching causes pain; the tickling is worse in bed; she is unable to sleep on account of the biting-itching; is frequently wide awake (first night); she slept well (second night),

(Hives in a leprous person, caused after Lachesis),

In the forenoon the whole body began to bite and itch, especially on the upper arms; after scratching, thickish elevated spots appeared (hives), which soon disappeared (second day),

Desquamation of the skin of the forehead, with biting-itching,

The skin of the face and scalp desquamates more than usual, for three or four days,

A small wound beneath the nose bleeds unusually profusely,

(A red spot on the prepuce, without itching),

Scarlet-red spot as large as the hand on the right chest, shoulder, and arm, with great thirst, rapid pulse, short breath, coated tongue,

The whole arm of the diseased side and the shoulder, and also the chest, became covered with scarlet-red spots as large as the hand; pulse rapid; thirst great; breathing short, and moaning; tongue coated,

A red burning spot on the thumb, followed by a large hard vesicle,

Pain as if burnt on different places on the tibia, at first itching, but after rubbing there appeared rather sensitive spots as large as a quarter dollar, with dark blue-red margins and dry scurf,

Small red points here and there on the fingers, which itch very much (fourth day),

Itching on the lower legs, obliging him to scratch; red wheals appear,

A warty elevation on the back of the left middle finger, after some days, following itching vesicles; it afterwards disappeared, leaving a scar,

A small group of flat warts appeared on the outer side on the left thumb (ninth day), remaining for a year,

Soft cartilaginous nodes in the skin about an ulcer,

A large number of small flat warts suddenly appear on the hands of one who already had several very large ones, which do not disappear,

Eruption on the eye,

Eruption on the left side of the upper lip,

Biting in the lobule of the ear, afterwards pimples on it,

Pimples on the arms,

Small pimples on the face,

A small pimple on the outer portion of the right thigh, around which for some distance it is extremely painful,

Some very small pimples on the left arm (fourth day),

Very small pimples with white pus on the upper lip, also on the face (fourth day),

Several small pimples on the forehead and cheeks (some days after the dose),

Small red pimples on the forehead not far from the root of the nose,

Small pimples, not unlike the vesicles of scabies, on the face,

Papulous eruption on the right forearm, afterwards over the whole body,

Itching and a papulous eruption on the elbow-joint,

Eruption like nettlerash over the whole face (twenty-sixth day); it disappeared and returned,

Hives on the shoulders,

Itching hives on the legs,

Hives on the back,

A sticking-burning inflamed tetter as large as a pea on a toe of the right foot that was somewhat exposed to pressure; the pain lasted eight hours, the spot three days,

Eruptions, Moist.

Vesicular eruption on the left nostril,

Itching-burning and vesicles on the hands and fingers,

Small clear vesicles on the right fourth finger,

Violent itching on the right heel, afterwards on both heels, then on the right a hand and fingers, on the top of the foot, and toes; always worse and burning after scratching, followed by small, hard, white, deeply seated vesicles,

Many itching vesicles on the outer margin of the right hand, with voluptuous burning after scratching (during second week),

Itching in several places between the fingers, where, after scratching, hard shiny elevations appear, followed by small vesicles with burning and tension, often lasting a week,

Small itching vesicles on the backs of both feet,

Small itch-vesicles here and there on the fingers (fourth and following days),

Groups of deep hard itch-vesicles on the right hand,

(A blister on the tip of the left second toe breaks and is moist),

Eruptions, Pustular.

Pustules, especially on the thighs, as large as the head of a pin, surrounded by a red areola, some of them as large as the cornea,

Pimples had as large as the head of a pin on the face, with pus; afterwards also on the upper lip beneath the nose, on the brows, and on the chest; they disappear on the next day but return; also on other parts, on the arm; for a week,

A red spot as large as the hand appears on the left shoulder and exudes moisture; small vesicles suppurate and break,

Some pustules filled with matter on the right brow and face,

Boils half an inch in diameter near the spine, with violent burning-throbbing pain; disappearing without suppuration,

A large boil on the heel, with violent shaking chill on the formation of matter; caused by very slight rubbing of the shoe, in one who had never before had anything like it (after eight weeks),

Ulceration of a nail after a bruise,

Small ulcers on the elbow,

(Ulcers become cleaner, and the areola painful to pressure),

The slightly brownish-red areola about the ulcer became blackish-blue,

Old red ulcer-scars reopened; after a blow the epidermis easily loosened and would not again heal; suppurated; then vesicles formed and the epidermis loosened all about; the open spots were dark-red, looking like a flat sponge, here and there whitish; burning after wiping,

Bleeding of ulcers which then became cleaner,

The place of the bite became gangrenous, the hands and fingers became swollen and insensible; the inflammation extended to the arm, the swelling to the shoulder; here and there gangrenous blisters (the arm was amputated), (bite).


Burning in the skin (after taking acids),

Sticking-burning everywhere in the skin, especially starting in the small of the back,

A sticking in the skin, commencing rather deep in the flesh and sticking outward through the skin,

Very fine stitches deep in the skin, extending outward through it,

Biting in various parts of the skin, as from ants,

Itching over the whole body,

Sleep prevented by itching,

Itching, especially on the thighs (third day),

Itching in various places, especially the lower leg and loins; also on the upper arm; in the evening,

Itching on the body as from ants, especially on the loins (eighteenth and nineteenth days); (following Acid Phos Phosphoric acid as an antidote); the itching was the same as had occurred in a former proving, immediately after Lachesis,

Sticking-itching in various parts of the body,

Sticking-itching in various parts of the face and body, in the afternoon (after two hours),

Sticking-itching over the whole body, face, and scalp, as from ants, in the afternoon; worse at night, accompanied by burning pain, and lasting till the next forenoon, but then without the burning,

Pain as if a pimple would form between the outer canthus and the temple (fifth day); disappearing (sixth day),

Pain in and about a scar remaining from a fistula on the thigh healed the year previous,

A sand-flea (Sika ) causes unusual pain (first day); the small wound remaining after removing it will not heal, and is painful to touch for several days; moreover, the skin cracks between the toes (fifth day),

(Burning in ulcers at night, so that he was obliged to rise and wash them with cold water),

The skin about the ulcerated spots on the legs feels tense as if too short,

A crawling about in the arms and jerking in the flesh, also in the legs, in fever,

Crawling in the fingers and calves,

Crawling in the right shoulder, upper arm, and beneath the shoulder,

Crawling and prickling in the left hand and toes, especially violent in the latter; at times in the whole left side from the vertex to the toes,

Crawling and prickling in the left toes,

Itching near the left eye,

Itching in the face,

Itching in the face about the eyes and on the cheeks, relieved after scratching, from morning till evening,

Itching on the loins,

Itching between the fingers and on the knees,

Itching on the upper arm,

Itching on the hands,

Itching in the bend of the fourth finger,

Itching on the lower leg,

Violent itching on both arms, hips, and lower limbs,

Violent itching on the left arm,

Violent itching on the hips and lower limbs,

Violent itching, as though an insect had pierced the flesh, in a very small point on the instep,

Itching as from burning nettles on the left thumb and index finger; followed by formation of two pimples, as from insect bites (though there had been no insect), with violent burning after scratching, lasting three days,

Sticking-itching on the hands and feet, in the right ear; in the afternoon (after one hour),

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