Pseudo Psora

Signs and Symptoms of Pseudo Psora (Tubercular) Miasm given in the book A Comparison of Chronic Miasms by Tyler, ML…

THE MIND Child of the union of the syphilitic and psoric dyscrasias presents a picture of ‘the problem child”- slow in comprehension, dull, unable to keep a line of thought. Unsocial-keeps to himself and becomes sullen and morose. (R)

*See note under “Syphilis.”

Temporary amelioration by offensive foot or axillary sweat- which when suppressed often induces lung trouble or some other severe disease.

Patient is better of mental symptoms by an outbreak of an ulcer.

The epilepsy of PSORA or the true insanity of PSORA is usually of a TUBERCULAR nature, that is latent SYPHILIS and PSORA.

Malignant cases have all the miasms present.

The mental symptoms arising from moral insanity usually arise from a mixed miasm and sycosis combined with PSORA figures largely in the criminality of our country.


Vertigo in the base of the brain are apt to the be of a SYCOTIC or SYPHILITIC nature or many be of TUBERCULAR origin.

Headaches occurring every Sunday or on rest days, worse riding in carriage, or are due to the least unusual ordeal, as preparing for examinations; meeting with strangers and entertaining them. Headaches with deathly coldness of hands and feet, with prostration, sadness and general despondency.

Headaches with red face and rush of blood to head, or at certain hours of the day, usually in the forenoon; headaches better rest, quiet, sleep, eating.

Headache better nose-bleed -in fact, anything better nose bleed is tubercular.

Prosopalgia or persistent headache not easily ameliorated by treatment.

A TUBERCULAR or SYPHILITIC headache will often last for days and is very sever, often unendurable, sometimes with sensation of bands about the head. Many are due to effusion. Patient often has a weak feeling about the head- cannot hold it up, and sometimes they are so severe as to produce unconsciousness, rolling or boring of the head into the pillow, ocular paralysis, moaning with feverishness and restlessness or patient is stupid, dull or listless, even semi-conscious. Rush of blood to head, or face with roaring in ears, with determination of blood to chest, hot hands and feet, have to bathe them in cold water. See Phos and Opium. Sometimes headaches are worse heat. This shows the amelioration to be found in the SYPHILITIC miasm by cold.

In the SYPHILITIC or TUBERCULAR headaches of children, they strike, knock or pound their heads with their hands or against some object.


Hair dry like tow. Hair dry, dead, like hemp from old rope.

Hair moist, glues together.

Offensive odour, from head.

Hair very oily and greasy.

Hair falls out after abdominal and chest diseases or after parturition.

Moist eruption in hair.

Sever itching of scalp with moist, offensive, matted hair.

Musty odour from hair like old hay.

Fetid, sour, oily (child).

Hair mats together. Hair a mass of thick crusts of dried pus & excrement.

Crooked, bent, curved or broken eyelashes imperfect lashes.

Pustular eruptions.

Thick yellowish bland pus.

Offensive discharges from behind and about the ears. Cracks about the ears.

Moist eczematous eruptions about scalp.

Scalp is moist, perspiring copiously.

Head large, bulging, often open.

Scalp eruptions moist with copious.

A thick yellow heavy crust is apt to be TUBERCULAR or SYPHILITIC in origin.

Heat of head worse at night.

Aversion to having head uncovered.


Astigmatism and other marked refractory changes due to malformation. Changes in the lens as in sclera, choroid, ciliary body & iris Process that change organs and give us perversions of form or shape and size.

Aversion to light. Photophobia but much more marked in TUBERCULOSIS and SYPHILIS.

Dreads artificial light more than sunlight.

Disturbances in the glandular structures or in the lachrymal apparatus.

Pustular diseases as found in many cases of granular lids.

Ulcerations and specific inflammation; ciliary blepharitis, acute or chronic; scaly red lids, angry looking.

Thick copious pus formation or discharges, especially if greenish or yellowish-green, are distinctly TUBERCULAR or SYCOTIC.

Ciliary neuralgia.

Arthritic or rheumatic eye troubles are worse light or after sunset and generally better hot applications.

Styes on eyes.

A chronic dilation of the pupil in children or women. When these patients are affected with exanthematous fevers of any form there is a strong tendency to inflammatory stasis of the eye, and serious eye troubles are apt to follow.


All organic ear troubles.

Suppurative processes and destruction of the ossicles of the ears.

Ear often a safety valve in tubercular children. Abscesses relieve quite severe meningeal difficulties. They show up so frequently in measles, scarlet fever, etc. Here the tubercular element comes readily to the surface in the form of suppuration of the middle ear. More frequently aroused by fever.

Margaret Lucy Tyler
Margaret Lucy Tyler, 1875 – 1943, was an English homeopath who was a student of James Tyler Kent. She qualified in medicine in 1903 at the age of 44 and served on the staff of the London Homeopathic Hospital until her death forty years later. Margaret Tyler became one of the most influential homeopaths of all time. Margaret Tyler wrote - How Not to Practice Homeopathy, Homeopathic Drug Pictures, Repertorising with Sir John Weir, Pointers to some Hayfever remedies, Pointers to Common Remedies.