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.

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.