Pseudo Psora

Cough can be dry and tight and induce headache, or whole body shaken by paroxysms. These people are always full of hope-the last thing that they think of is that they are incurable- or death. Always planning for the future, building castles.

Glandular changes in cervical region (this often precedes the lung changes). Weakness, anxiety difficult respiration, laboured respiration.

Sense of great exhaustion, easily made tired, never seems to get rested; tired at night; tired even after sleep; as the day advances they become better or as the sun ascends their strength revives a little, as it descends they lose it again.

These patients are often worse in the night-which they dread- and they long for morning (this comes from the SYPHILIS part).

Look out for patients with the nightly aggravation, no matter what the pathology may be.

The non-resistance of the tissues, the slightest bruise suppurates- the strong tendency is to pustules. The same may be said of the pus-like nature and copiousness.


A rush of blood to the chest especially in the young.

Violent palpitations with beating of the whole body.

Heart troubles are accompanied with fainting, temporary loss of vision, ringing in the ears, pallor and great weakness worse sitting up and better lying down, usually. Cannot climb mountains as disturbed circulation affects brain and they become dizzy and faint, often fainting away when they get to a rarified atmosphere. Brain becomes anemic at a high altitude.

Small thread-like pulse and quick.

In these cases, there is a gradually falling away of the flesh, rush of blood to the chest and face.

The dyspnoea is often painful in PSORA or PSEUDO-PSORA. The dropsies or the anasarcas of the PSORIC or PSEUDO-PSORIC are always greater than SYCOTIC- they smother or drown the patient before death takes places.

The SYPHILITIC and SYCOTIC heart conditions are much more dangerous than the psoric, but the PSORIC patient worries about his condition, takes his pulse frequently, fears death and remains quiet. In the combination of SYCOSIS and PSORA we get the right soil for valvular and cardiac disturbances with changes in organ structure; these are the condition that cause the fatalities. With these sycotic heart conditions there is none of the and apprehension that we find in PSORIC patients. (R)


Patients easily chilled about the abdomen causing colic or diarrhoea, dysentery and many severe bowel troubles to follow.

Peritoneal inflammations.

We often find the worst forms of constipation or inactivity of the bowels in PSORIC AND PSEUDO-PSORIC patients.

You can often feel the beating of the carotids through abdominal wall.

In children we find ulceration of umbilicus with a yellowish discharge which smells offensive, carrion-like.

In menstrual difficulties we may find reflex pains, spasmodic symptoms and bearing down sensations, especially in tubercular patients. Skin is pale with an underlying bluish tint showing the venous stagnation.

Hernia-seldom found outside the tubercular organism.

Usually found in flabby, soft-muscled people. Hernia is due to this lack of tone in the muscular system throughout the whole abdominal region. The shape of the tubercular abdomen is saucer- shaped or as a large plate turned bottom side up.


Morning aggravation in bowel troubles, Still more sensitive to cold.

In bowel difficulties, gone empty feelings in the abdominal region; sometimes it is a great weakness after stool, felt only in the region of the abdomen.

General exhaustion or loss of strength a feeling as if all vitality is leaving patient at each evacuation of the bowels.

True SYPHILITIC or TUBERCULAR, patients are worse at night; they are driven out of bed by their diarrhoea sometimes this is accompanied with profuse warm or cold perspiration, which is very exhausting and debilitating

It is characteristic of these tubercular children suffering from bowel troubles to develop a sudden brain stasis, or brain metastasis. Sometimes the tubercular manifestations in the brain alternate with a bowel difficulty.

Verbascum Alb., Arsen., Camphor and Cuprum Met. diarrhoeas and dysenteries are so characteristic in tubercular patients. They look well to-day have a sudden attack of dysentery and are dead within 48 hours.

Podophyllum has painless, copious, yellowish and very offensive stool worse at night and morning and worse for milk. A tubercular child cannot use cow’s milk in any shape. Least exposure to cold brings on diarrhoea in tubercular children.

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.