by H. C. Allen

Kreosotum. (A Distillation of Wood Tar.)

Kreosotum suited Dark complexion, slight, lean, ill-developed, poorly nourished, overgrown; very tall for her age ( Phosphorus ).

Children: old looking, wrinkled ( Abrotanum ); scrofulous or psoric affections; rapid emaciation ( Iodium ); post climacteric diseases of women ( Lachesis ).

Kreosotum has Haemorrhagic diathesis; small wounds bleed freely ( Crot., Lachesis, Phosphorus ); flow passive, in epistaxis, haemoptysis, haematuria; in typhoid, followed by great prostration; dark, oozing, after the extraction of a tooth ( Hamamelis ).

Roaring and humming in ears, with deafness, before and during menses.

Corrosive, fetid, ichorous discharges from mucous membranes; vitality greatly depressed.

Itching, so violent toward evening as to drive one almost wild (itching, without eruption, Dolichos).

Painful dentition; teeth begin to decay as soon as they appear; gums bluish-red, soft, spongy, bleeding, inflamed, scorbutic, ulcerated.

Kreosotum Vomiting: of pregnancy, sweetish water with ptyalism; of cholera, during painful dentition; incessant with cadaverous stool; in malignant affections of stomach.

Severe headache before and during menses ( Sepia ).

Menses: too early, profuse, protracted; pain during, but < after it; flow on lying down, cease on sitting or walking about; cold drinks relieve menstrual pains; flow intermits; at times almost ceasing, then commencing again ( Sulph. ).

Incontinence of urine; can only urinate when lying; copious, pale; urging, cannot get out of bed quick enough ( Apis, Petros. ); during first sleep ( Sepia ), from which child is roused with difficulty.

Smarting and burning during and after micturition ( Sulph. ).

Leucorrhoea: acrid, corrosive, offensive; worse between periods ( Bovista, Borax ); has the odor of green corn; stiffens like starch, stains the linen yellow.

Kreosotum : dark, brown, lumpy, offensive, acrid; almost ceases then freshens up again ( Conium, Sulphur ).

Violent corrosive itching of pudenda and vagina.

Kreosotum Relations. – Kreosote is followed well by Arsenicum, Phosphorus, Sulphur, in cancer and disease of a malignant tendency.

Carbo veg. and Kreosote are inimical.

Aggravation. – In the open air; cold weather; when growing cold; from washing or bathing with cold water; rest, especially when lying.

Amelioration. – Generally better from warmth.