Skin Diseases

**Dulcamara. Suppression of the hives, with catarrhal symptoms arising. Nettle rash, chronic cases always worse at beginning of winter, itching always on exposure to cold air as when undressing.

**Rhus. Hives, with ague or rheumatism worse in cold air.

**Bovista. Hives with diarrhoea. **Calcarea carbonica. Chronic urticaria, worse from drinking milk.

**Terebinth. Hives form shell fish.

**Kali bromatum. Hives or acne, with nervous symptoms.

**Chloral. A very useful remedy for hives, will often relieve in the form of a grain of **Chloral dissolved in a glass of water and a teaspoonful given at a dose. It suits large wheals coming on suddenly from a chill.

Apis mellifica. [Apis]

      Urticaria, with cold or intermittent fever; there is a sudden eruption of welts with terrible itching Lichen and erythema nodosum.

**Sulphur. Itching hives over whole body, worse from warmth of bed; chronic cases.

**Radium. Itching all over body, burning of skin as if a fire. Such a general itching very often is a precursor to serious affections. It may even be a pre-growth symptom of cancer.

Sepia. [Sep]

      Brownish spots on the skin. Herpetic conditions about the knees and ankles, in the bends of joints and behind the ears, at first dry, it becomes moist and discharges copiously. Yellow spots, liver spots; urticaria worse from warmth of bed. Ringworms, herpes circinatus. Chronic nettle rash after milk or pork.

**Tellurium. Ringworm is children. Psoriasis, annular type. Eruption shows bleeding points when scales are removed.

**Baryta carbonica. Eczema on dorsa of hands, skin rough, dry and chapped. Herpetic eruptions.

**Sepia is also a remedy in psoriasis.

Hepar sulphur. [Hep]

      Moist eruption in folds of skin and itching in the bends of joints; the skin is extremely sensitive and suppurates easily, and pimples form around ulcers. Humid eczema of the scalp, sore and sensitive to touch. Eczema of the scrotum and genital organs, boils. It is especially useful after the abuse of salves or ointments containing containing zinc or mercury.

**Graphites is distinguished by not having the sensitiveness.

**Silicea. Skin suppurates easily. Onychia at roots of nails.

**Fluoric acid. A powerful antipsoric and produces itching red vesicles with tendency to scale off; very valuable in eczema.

Kali muriaticum. [Kali-m]

      One of the most satisfactory remedies in the treatment of eczema capitis and moist eczemas, especially when chronic and obstinate in character. This observation has been repeatedly verified. Cartier and our Brazilian confreres endorse it. It is also a most useful remedy in acne and in sycotic skin manifestations.

W.A. Dewey
Dewey, Willis A. (Willis Alonzo), 1858-1938.
Professor of Materia Medica in the University of Michigan Homeopathic Medical College. Member of American Institute of Homeopathy. In addition to his editoral work he authored or collaborated on: Boericke and Dewey's Twelve Tissue Remedies, Essentials of Homeopathic Materia Medica, Essentials of Homeopathic Therapeutics and Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics.