Crusta lactea


Homeopathy treatment for Crusta lactea from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Crusta lactea…


Arctium-lappa [Lappa]

Moist, offensive eruption, forming grayish-white crusts, especially when glands are swollen; suppuration of axillary glands.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Pimples and vesicles, burning violently, (<) at night, in cold air; (>) from external warmth; or eruption very dry and scaly, causing destruction of the hair in affected parts, leaving the scalp dirty and rough-looking. (Arsenicum iod., scabs on arms and in axilla: Kali ars.).

Baryta-carb [Bar-c]

Dry or humid scurf on the head, itching, burning, causes the hair to fall out, eruptions on and behind the ears; cervical glands hard and swollen; large abdomen; baldness with young people.

Belladonna [Bell]

Teething; jerking in sleep; wants to sleep yet unable to do so.

Borax [Bor]

Red papulous eruption on cheeks and around chin; herpetic eruption around nates; unhealthy skin; slight injuries suppurate.

Bryonia [Bry]

Scalp is very tender to touch, the child cannot bear even the soft brush upon it; scalp rough and uneven; oily, greasy, sour- smelling sweat on head, at night during sleep.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

Eruption with thick scales and yellow pus underneath; moist, scurfy eruption on cheeks and forehead, with burning pains, especially after washing; moist eruption behind the ears; scurfy pimples on border of lower lip; eruption in form of ringworm; perspiration after eating and drinking.

Cantharis [Canth]

Eruptions begin in small spots which spread and involve the whole surface, with a watery discharge from under the scabs; hair falls out under the scabs on scalp.

Cicuta-vir [Cic]

Thick, whitish scurfs on chin and upper lip, which ooze a little; thick honey-colored scurfs, burning and accompanied by swelling of submaxillary glands and insatiable appetite; no fever; sometimes scurfs on nose and cheeks.

Clematis [Clem]

Head and face a solid mass of scabs, dark and rough, adhering firmly, exuding a yellowish fluid, when removed, which excoriates parts with which it comes in contact; moist during increasing and dry during decreasing moon; dark burning miliary eruption with violent itching; moist eruption on neck and occiput, (<) from washing in cold water, in bed, from warm poultices.

Croton-tigl [Croto-t]

Itching followed by burning, vesicles run together, ooze and form thick, gray-brown crusts.

Dulcamara [Dulc]

Eruption looks more like erythema simplex, with a mealy desquamation; thin, yellow crusts, peeling off after a few days, leaving the skin red and smooth; then another crop of vesicles appears which break and discharge profusely and form thick, yellow scabs, itching excessively during the filling of the vesicles; (<) from use of water; thick, brown, herpetic crusts on face, forehead, temples and chin, with reddish borders, bleeding when scratched.

Fluoric-acid [Fl-ac]

Dry scales, itching greatly; alopecia areata; or matting of hair; skin pale and dry; anorexia, (<) from sweets and coffee; flatulent distension of abdomen.

Graphites [Graph]

Eruptions exudes a transparent, glutinous fluid, which causes the crusts to fall off; then more form, to fall again in turn, eruption spreading more and more over a large surface.

Hepar [Hep]

Eruption spreads by means of new pimples appearing just beyond the main disease; burning itching on scalp, from forehead to occiput: humid, foetid eruption itches when rising in the morning, (<) on scratching; boils on head and neck, very sore to contact.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Eruption has a foul odor and bleeds easily, disease spreading from right to left; thick crusts underneath cracked surface; bottom of which seemed full of vermin; glands of throat and neck swollen; skin dry and excoriating, (<) at night and in warmth.

Samuel Lilienthal
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal (1815-1891) was from Germany, and became a pioneer homeopath in America. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Munich in 1838. After he moved to the United States, he was hired as Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York College for Women, and also as Professor of Mental and Nervous Diseases at the New York Homeopathic College.
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal was the author of many great books including “Homeopathic Therapeutics”. For many years, with the support of Dr. Constantine Hering, he was the editor of the North American Journal of Homeopathy. Dr. Lilienthal passed away on February 2nd 1891 in San Francisco.