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.

Mezereum [Mez]

Child scratches face continually, which becomes covered with blood; face and forehead red and hot, with great restlessness and peevishness; the ichor from the scratched face excoriates other parts; honey-like scab around mouth.

Nux-juglans [Jug-r]

Scalp red and itches violently; soreness on and behind ears; scabs on arms and under axillae.

Oleander [Olnd]

Eruption on scalp and back of ears, oozing a fluid and breeding vermin; chafing about neck or between scrotum and thighs.

Phytolacca [Phyt]

Moist, fearful itching, with little raw tubercles on scalp, face and arms, (<) washing it when patient is warm.

Psorinum [Psor]

Moist, suppurating, foetid eruption, pustules and boils on scalp and head which look dirty and emit an offensive odor; hair lustreless, tangles easily.

Rhus-tox [Rhus-t]

A bright edge of inflammation surrounds every portion of the eruption, with much itching, particularly at night; eruption moist, suppurating, forming thick crusts, offensive itching; hair is eaten off; extends to shoulders; scalp sensitive, (<) on side not lain on, when growing warm in bed, from touch and combing hair back.

Sarsaparilla [Sars]

Crusta lactea beginning with little pimples on the face, compelling the child to scratch; the entire base of the eruption is inflamed; child cries much and is very uneasy; crusts become detached in the open air and the adjoining skin becomes chapped; burning itching eruption becomes moist on scratching, with great heat and burning of face.

Sepia [Sep]

Swollen, inflamed nose, nostrils sore, ulcerated and scabby; tetters around mouth, with itching in face, which changes to burning when scratched; child often jerks its head to and fro, seemingly from the itching; eruption moist and discharging pus like matter.

Staphysagria [Staph]

Scales yellow, moist, offensive, itching violently; hair falls out; eruption worse on occiput; scratching changes the place of itching; suits cross, sickly children with pale face and dark rings around eyes; crusta lactea breeding lice; after abuse of mercury.

Sulphur [Sulph]

Eruption extends more and more over the whole body with much itching, although main trouble is on scalp.

Vinca-minor [Vinc]

Offensive-smelling eruption on scalp and face and behind ears, breeding vermin (Oleand.); it develops a crust which allows the discharge to remain beneath and decomposition furnishes food for the vermin; hair falls out and is replaced by gray hair.

Viola-tric [Viol-t]

Burning and itching milk-crust, with discharge of tough yellow pus; exudation very copious; thick incrustations, pouring out copiously a thick yellow fluid, which agglutinates the hair; heat and perspiration of face after eating; URINE OF STRONG ODOR, LIKE

CAT’S URINE; during sleep hands twitch, thumbs are clenched, face is red and the whole body feels hot and dry, (<) at night.

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.