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– The face may become spotty and the complexion unhealthy from a variety of causes. Gout is answerable for some cases, and scrofula for others. Unwholesome occupations, and want of attention to ordinary rules of healthy living. The period of adolescence is often marked by an eruption of pimples.

General Treatment. – when the spots depend on some chronic disorder like gout, constitutional treatment will be required. Plain regular living and plenty of open-air exercise are the best remedies in general. The worst thing that can be done (after cosmetics) is to take “tonics” and “blood-purifying” mixtures indiscriminately. The use of face powder of all kinds is injurious. When the skin of the face is tender no soap of any kind should be used to it. Plain water is generally enough, and if anything more is desired, Fuller’s earth is the best.

Medicines. _ (Three or four times a day.)


– Scurfy eruptions around the mouth.

Kali carb.6.

– Blotches and roughness of the skin produced by cold winds.


– Earthy complexion, unhealthy-looking; patients who are generally chilly and of a constipated habit.


– “Liver-Spots”.

See also ACNE.

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John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica

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