Various skin diseases arranged alphabetically with corresponding homeopathic medicines in a form of Repertory by Wilhelm Karo….

REPERTORY (Alphabetically arranged)

ACNE ROSACEA. Chronic congestion of the skin of the face, leading to permanent redness, capillary dilatation and sometimes to hypertrophic thickening of the affected parts.

Arsenicum album, Aurum metallicum, Carbo vegetabilis, Iodine, Kalium iodatum, Mercurius solubilis, Sepia.

ACNE VULGARIS. Arsenicum album, Calcarea carbonica, Graphites, Hepar sulphuris, Ledum, Selenium, Strontium carbonicum, Sulphur.

ALOPECIA. Calcarea carbonica, Graphites, Lycopodium, Mercurius solubilis, Sepia, Silicea.

ALPHOS. Another name for psoriasis.

ANGIOMA. (Naevus vasculosus, haemangioma, telangiectasis, Angiokeratoma, moles). That means new growths, composed of blood- vessels and of lymphatic vessels.

Calcarea fluorata, Condurango, Lycopodium. Local Treatment.

ANIDROSIS. (Disorder of the perspiratory apparatus, in which the sweat is absent or notably diminished in quantity.)

Alumina, Coca, Lycopodium, Nux moschata.

ANTHRAX. (Gangrenous inflammation of the skin beginning at the point of infection, followed by systemic disturbances due to inoculation of a virus containing the bacillus anthracis derived from animals suffering with splenic fever.)

Anthracinum, Crot., Kalium phosphoricum, Secale, Tarantula, Vipera.

AREA CELSI = Alopecia areata.

ARGYRIA. (Discoloration of the skin from the too free ingestion of silver salts internally, or in workers in silver manufactories, from the penetration of the epidermis by minute particles of the metal.) Kalium iodatum in large doses.

ASTEATOSIS. (Partial or absolute deficiency of the sebaceous secretion in one or more regions of the body.

Alumina, Coca, Lycopodium.

ATHEROMA (WEN). (Tumour-like sebaceous cysts, larger than milia, sometimes reaching the size of a hen’s egg.)

Local operative treatment.

BARBER’S ITCH = Ringworm.


Calcarea phosphorica, Ferrum phosphoricum, Phosphorus.

BLACK-HEAD. (Disorder of the sebaceous function, in which the inspissated secretion plugs the ducts of the sebaceous gland.)

Sabina, Selenium, Sepia, Sulphur, Petroleum, Nitricum acidum.

BOILS. Apis, Arnica, Belladonna, Calcarea sulphurica, Echinacea, Hepar sulphuris, Lachesis, Mercurius solubilis, Silicea, Sulphur, Tartaricum emeticus.

BROMIDROSIS. (Offensive odour of perspiration, either when secreted, or soon after.)

Hydrastis, Nitricum acidum, Osmium, Petroleum, Phosphorus, Sepia, Staphisagria, Sulphur, Thuja, Zincum.

CALLOSITY. (Hard and thickened patches of epidermis, which form on parts exposed to intermittent friction or pressure.)

Antimonium crudum.

CANCROID = Epithelioma.

CANITIES = Whiteness of the hair.

CARBUNCLE. Arnica, Arsenicum album, Anthracinum, Lachesis, Carbo vegetabilis, Mercurius solubilis, Silicea, Tarantula, Crot., Secale. CHEIRO – POMPHOLYX. Bufo, Hepar sulphuris, Natrum sulphuricum, Ranunculus.

CHELOID. (New growth of the skin composed of dense fibrous tissue, which has its seat in the corium.)

Calcarea fluorata, Fluoricum acidum, Graphites. Nitricum acidum.

CHLOASMA. (Single or multiple, circumscribed or diffuse staining of the skin, of a yellowish-brown or blackish colour.) Cadmium sulphide, Calcarea phosphorica. Lycopodium, Phosphorus, Sepia, Sulphur.

CHROMIDROSIS. (Disturbance in the function of perspiration, in which the sweat is coloured.)

Conium, Mercurius vivus, Dulcamara, Nux Vomica.

CHROMOPHYTOSIS=Pityriasis versicolor.

CLAVUS = Corn.

COLD SORES, Arsenicum, Cantharis, Carbo vegetabilis, Dulcamara, Hepar sulphuris, Natrum muriaticum, Sepia, Sulphur, Thuja, Urtica urens.

CONDYLOMATA. (Moist papular syphilide.)

Mercurius solubilis, Calomel, Nitricum acidum, Sabina, Staphisagria, Thuja. CORN. Antimonium crudum.

DERMOGRAPHIA. Baryta carbonica, Carbo vegetabilis, Nux vomica.


ECTHYMA. (Inflammation of the skin characterized be development of one or more large, discrete, flat pustules, situated on an indurated base surrounded by an intensely hyperaemic areola, and drying into dark, bulky, firmly attached crusts, underneath which may be found a smaller spot of erosion or ulceration.)

Argentum nitricum, Kalium bichromicum, Mercurius corrosivus, Phosphorus, Psorinum, Silicea, Thuja.

ECZEMA OF THE HEAD. Arsenicum album, Cicuta, Graphites, Hepar sulphuris, Mezereum.

ECZEMA, CHRONIC. Calcarea carbonica, Carbo vegetabilis, Graphites, Hepar sulphuris, Manganum carbonicum, Silicea.

ECZEMA CRUSTOSUM. Antimonium crudum, Arsenicum album, Graphites, Hepar sulphuris, Mercurius solubilis, Mezereum, Silicea.

ECZEMA MADIDANS. Antimonium crudum, Arsenicum album, Calcarea carbonica, Graphites, Hepar sulphuris, Kreosotum, Mercurius solubilis, Mercurius vivus, Mezereum, Sepia, Staphisagria, Strontium, Sulphur, Tellurium, Thuja.

ECZEMA VESICULORUM. Arsenicum album, Hydrastis, Mercurius corrosivus, Ranunculus, Rhus toxicodendron. EPITHELIOMA. Argentum metallicum, Arsenicum album, Arsenicum metallicum, Calcarea fluorata, Chromium oxydatum, Hydrastis, Thuja.

ERYSIPELAS. (Infectious inflammation of skin and contiguous mucous membranes, attended with febrile and other systemic disturbances, characterized always by redness which tends to spread, frequently by the development of vesicles, blebs and pustules, less often by diffuse suppuration and gangrene.)

Ammonium carbonicum, Apis, Arsenicum album, Belladonna, Cantharis, Hepar sulphuris, Lachesis, Rhus toxicodendron, Stramonium.

ERYTHEMA EXUDATIVUM MULTIFORME. (Congestive disease of the skin, attended with various degrees of exudation, as exhibited in elevated lesions, diverse in size, shape and colour.)

Apis, Belladonna, Mezereum, Rhus toxicodendron.

ERYTHEMA NODOSUM. (Congestive disease of the skin, with oval or roundish nodular swellings, firm, but sore to touch.)

Apis, Rhus toxicodendron.

ERYTHRASMA. (Mildly contagious affection of the skin due to a vegetable parasite, characterized by the formation of brownish patches, usually located on parts of the surface in contact.) Kalium sulphurat.

FAVUS. Kalium carbonicum, Lycopodium, Mezereum, Natrum muriaticum, Phosphorus, Staphisagria, Sulphur.

FIBROMA MOLLUSCUM. (A new growth, consisting of fibrous connective tissue.)

Calcarea fluorata, Graphites, Lycopodium.

FIG WARTS=Condylomata.


FROSTBITE (Chilblain), Agaricus, Borax, Carbo vegetabilis, Crot., Hepar sulphuris, Kali muriaticum, Lycopodium, Natrum phosphoricum, Sulphur.


GUMMATOUS ULCER. (Ulcers due to syphilitic infection, developing during the third period of the disease.)

Kalium iodatum.

GUTTA ROSACEA = Acne rosacea.


HERPES GENITALIS, Nitricum acidum, Anacardium, Clematis, Hepar sulphuris, Rhus toxicodendron.

HERPES LABIALIS. Arsenicum album, Capsicum, Mercurius solubilis, Silicea.

HERPES ZOSTER. Rhus toxicodendron, Anacardium, Ranunculus, Thuja, Arsenicum album.

HERPES TONSURANS. Baryta carbonica, Kalium sulphurat, Mercurius biniodide, Mezereum, Phosphorus, Sepia, Sulphur, Tellurium.


HYPERHIDROSIS. (Disorder of the perspiratory apparatus, in which the secretion is excessive.) Calcarea carbonica, Mercurius solubilis, Sepia, Silicea.

ICHTHYOSIS. Arsenicum album, Calcarea fluorata, Graphites, Sepia, Silicea, Thuja.

IMPETIGO. Arsenicum album, Graphites, Hepar sulphuris, Mercurius solubilis, Mezereum, Silicea, Tartaricum emeticus.

INTERTRIGO. (Erythema between two opposing or chafing surfaces.)

Arnica, Calcarea carbonica, Carbo vegetabilis, Graphites, Mercurius solubilis, Sepia, Sulphur.


KERION=Herpes tonsurans.

LICHEN RUBER. (Chronic cutaneous disease consisting of an eruption of small reddish, conical papules, chiefly situated at the hair follicles. These form by multiplication and aggregation large infiltrated, scaly patches, producing an apparent deepening of the natural lines of the skin.)

Anacardium, Antimonium crudum, Phosphorus, Arsenicum album.

LIPOMA.(New growth composed of fat tissue, that resembles in general normal adipose.)

Baryta carbonica, Mercurius solubilis.

LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS. (A disease of adult life characterized by reddened, scaly patches which persist for many years and terminate in areas of atrophy, resembling thin, depressed scars.)

Graphites, Hydrastis, Strontium carbonicum.

LUPUS VULGARIS. (Tuberculosis of the skin and mucous membranes, characterized by neoplastic formations, with the appearance on the surface of papules, nodules and patches, which may undergo various changes and finally result in destruction of the tissues involved by degeneration or atrophy, leaving scars.)

Nitricum acidum, Arsenicum album, Graphites, Hepar sulphuris, Phosphorus, Strontium carbonicum, Sulphur, Thuja, Tuberculinum.

LYMPHANGIECTASIS OR LYMPHANGIOMA. (Tumours composed of newly- formed lymph vessels.)

Calcarea phosphorica, Carbo vegetabilis, Hydrocotyle, Petroleum, Phosphorus, Sulphur, Vipera.

MILIARIA CRYSTALLINA. (Obstructive disorder of the perspiratory ducts, in which the sweat is retained at the orifice in the form of small clear vesicles, usually appearing during the course of some febrile disease.)

Ammonium muriaticum, Bryonia, Hydrocotyle, Mercurius vivus, Urtica urens.

Wilhelm Karo
Wilhelm Karo MD, homeopath circa mid-20th century, author of the following books - Homeopathy in Women's Diseases; Diseases of the Male Genital Organs; Urinary and prostatic troubles - enlargement of the prostate; Rheumatism; Selected Help in Diseases of the Respiratory System, Chest, etc; Selected Help in Children's Diseases; Diseases of the skin.