Tinea capitis

Homeopathy treatment for Tinea capitis from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Tinea capitis…

Agaricus [Agar]

Tinea capitis, with crusts sometimes spreading to other parts of the body; biting itching in scalp and other parts of head; scalp sensitive as from subcutaneous ulceration.

Arctium-lappa [Lappa]

Head completely covered with a grayish-white crust and most of the hair gone; eruption extends to face; moist bad-smelling eruptions on heads of children;crusta lactea, swelling and suppuration of axillary glands.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Scalp perfectly dry and rough, covered with dry scales and scabs, extending sometimes even to forehead, face and ears; burning-itching eruptions, parts painful after scratching; falling off in patches.

Baryta-mur [Bar-m]

Tinea capitis extending to sides and posterior portion of neck, with copious discharge of pus; itchlike eruption on scalp and neck; the whole scalp covered by a thick, offensive crusts; children do not desire to play, sit in corners and give confused answers; enlarged, indurated painful glands.

Bromium [Brom]

MALIGNANT SCALD HEAD, OOZING PROFUSELY; in places, where eruption is dry; skin throws off flakes; extreme tenderness of scalp; unbearable offensive smell of eruption; especially in children with light hair and blue eyes.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

Yellow scabs upon vertex, covering nearly entire top of head, spreading to face; scabs on scalp, thick and bleeding when picked, also itch a little; dry, thickly encrusted, foul- smelling eruption, commencing at back of head and extending over whole head to beard with crawling and sore itching pain, (>) from scratching; UNHEALTHY ULCERATIVE SKIN, even small wounds suppurate; swelling of cervical glands.

Carbo-an [Carb-an]

Indurations and eruptions of scalp, especially of scrofulous children (hereditary syphilis); HAIR OF BEARD FALLS OUT, WITH ITCHING OF SKIN; copper-colored eruption of face; want of energy and weakness.

Causticum [Caust]

Itching and stinging of scalp, which is very sore to touch; tinea capitis in OCCIPITAL REGION; ERUPTION ON EAR-LOBE AND BEHIND EARS; otorrhoea; yellowish-looking skin, especially about temples, excessively itching moist tetter on neck; offensive smell from teeth.

Cornus-circ [Corn]

Dry and moist; itching of the scalp, legs and feet, increased by scratching and rubbing, worse at night; scrofulosis with dry spasmodic cough or tedious chronic cough, with mucous expectoration.

Dulcamara [Dulc]

Ringworm on scalp, glands about throat swollen, thick crust on scalp, causing hair to fall out; scrofulous ophthalmia from every exposure to cold; tinea oozing a watery fluid, bleeding after scratching; thick brown-yellow crusts on face, forehead, temples and chin.

Graphites [Graph]

Exudation of clear glutinous fluid, matting the hair together and forming moist scales; the hair falls out, even on the sides of head; humid pimples on face; itching blotches on various parts of body, from which oozes a watery, sticky fluid.

Hepar [Hep]

Humid eruptions on scalp, feeling sore, of foetid odor, itching violently on rising in the morning, burning and feeling sore on scratching; falling off of the hair, with very sore, painful pimples and large bald spots on scalp; inflammation and suppuration of glands; scabs easily torn off, leaving a raw and bleeding surface.

Hydrastis [Hydr]

Eczema on margin of hair in front, worse coming from cold into warm room, oozing after washing;all secretions tenacious, ropy, increased.

Hydrocotyle [Hydrc]

Tinea favosa; painful constriction of the posterior and superior integuments of the skull; general lassitude and prostration.

Iris-vers [Iris]

Whole top of head one completed scab, yellow matter oozing from under crust, which matted hair together;left ear covered with eruption;numerous yellow pustules scattered over each pustule containing a hair.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Eruption, beginning on back of head; crusts thick, easily bleeding, oozing a foetid moisture, worse after scratching and from warmth; ptyriasis in spots on the scalp; glandular swellings.

Mercurius [Merc]

Pustular foetid eruption on head, with yellow crusts worse when scratching and at forehead; hair falls out on temples and sides; itching all over, worse at night, when warm in bed.

Mezereum [Mez]

Dry eruption on head, with intolerable itching, as if the head

were in an ants’ nest;white, scaly, peeling-off eruption over scalp, extending over forehead, temples, ears and neck; by scratching the irritation flies from one part to another; head covered with a thick leathery crust, under which pus collects and mats the hair; elevated, white, chalklike scabs, with ichor beneath, breeding vermin; violent itching, worse in bed from touch.

Natrum-mur [Nat-m]

Scabs on head and in axillae, oozing of a corroding fluid, which destroy the hair;scabby eruption about occiput; raw eczema; impetigo (<) on boundaries of hairy scalp, especially about nape of neck; sore noise, interior of wings of nose swollen, scabs in nose; hair dull-looking, not glossy, of a dry and inferior quality; pale sickly-looking, weak children.

Nux-juglans [Jug-r]

Soreness on and behind ears; scaly red and itches violently; scabs in axillae and on arms.

Oleander [Olnd]

Humid scaly, offensive-smelling, bitter-itching eruption, especially on back of head and behind ears, oozing fluid and breeding vermin;slight friction causes soreness and chafing.

Phosphorus [Phos]

Dandruff copious, fall out in clouds; roots of hair get gray, and hair comes out in bunches;burning and itching worse after scratching;the denuded scalp appears clear, white and smooth.

Phytolacca [Phyt]

Tinea capitis, worse washing it, when he is warm; scaly eruption on scalp; glands enlarged; blotches on face, (<) P.M., after eating.

Psorinum [Psor]

Moist, suppurating, foetid eruption on head; averse to having head uncovered; hair dry, lustreless, tangles easily; skin, greasy-looking, with yellow blotches here and there, the whole body has a filthy smell, even after a bath.

Silicea [Sil]

Patches of eruption on scalp, exfoliating thin dry, furfuraceous scales, eruption on back of head, moist or dry, offensive, scabby burning, itching discharging pus; cervical glands and parotids swollen;silky children with pale faces and dark rings around eye

Staphisagria [Staph]

Humid, itching, foetid eruption on occiput, sides of head and behind ears; scratching changes the place of itching, but increases the oozing; hair falls off, mostly from occiput and around the ears, with humid foetid eruption, or dandruff on scalp.

Sulphur [Sulph]

Humid offensive eruption, with thick pus, yellow crusts, itching bleeding and burning; dry, offensive, scabby, easily bleeding, burning eruption on back of head and behind ears, with sore pain and cracks, better from scratching, dandruff.

Thuja [Thuj]

Moist corroding eruption on occiput and temples, worse from touch, better from rubbing; white scaly dandruff, hair dry and falling off, extending to eyebrows; wants head and face warmly wrapped.

Vinca-minor [Vinc]

Spots on head, oozing moisture, matting the hair together; hair falls out in single spots, and white hair grows on it; humid eruptions on head, with much vermin and nightly itching; burning after scratching; plica polonica.

Viola-tric [Viol-t]

Urine smells like cat’s urine; tinea capitis, with frequent involuntary urination, impetigo on hairy scalp and face; burning stitches in scalp, especially in forehead and temples, crusta lactea; thick incrustations, pouring out a large quantity of thick yellow fluid, which agglutinates the hair, scurfs on head unbearable, burning most at night; skin difficult to heal.

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.

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