KREOSOTUM – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 7th, 2019


KREOSOTUM homeopathic drug picture symptoms from A Primer of Materia Medica by T.F. Allen, of the homeopathy remedy KREOSOTUM


      Weakness; prostration and faintness from the least effort. General tendency to haemorrhages, and to rapid decomposition of fluids and secretions. Discharges fetid, acrid. lachrymation. Nasal catarrh. Stool. Urine. Acrid and burning. Pains burning like red-hot coals. General aggravation from motion, from cold, general amelioration in the open air. Dentition.


      Vertigo, especially on turning around quickly, with staggering, in the morning in the open air. Dull pain as from a board pressing against the forehead.


      Acrid lachrymation, like salt. Margins of the lids red and swollen.


      Clinical. Small pimples or pustules within the ear, with burning, swelling, and redness of th outer ear. Moist eruption on or about the ears, with swelling of the glands in the neck. Difficult hearing with buzzing and roaring, especially before and during menstruation.


      Nasal catarrh, fluent with acrid rawness in the air passages. Offensive smell and offensive discharges. Clinical. Lupus on the nose and face, with burning.


      Complexion pale, puffy. Upper lip sore and cracked.


      Toothache from decayed teeth; jerking or throbbing pain, extending to side of face and temple. Tongue coated white, sometimes dry. Putrid odor from the mouth and bitter taste.

Clinical. Rapid decay of the teeth, with spongy, bleeding gums; teeth become dark and crumbly.


      Burning, with inflammation. A painful, choking sensation and soreness, especially in the left tonsil, on swallowing

Clinical. Has been indicated in diphtheritic ulceration, with great fetor, vomiting and burning, dryness in the throat.


      Nausea, with efforts to vomit; nothing but saliva ejected. Vomiting of food several hours after eating; of sweetish water in the morning before eating. Soreness or burning in the epigastric region, temporarily (>) eating. A feeling of coldness as from ice water in the stomach.


      Distention. Sticking pain in the region of the liver; cannot tolerate tight clothing.

Rectum and Stool

      Frequent urging. I painful burning of hemorrhoids. Constipation; evacuation very difficult, with burning.

Clinical. Diarrhoea, very offensive, dark brown, undigested; generally associated with more or less nausea, sometimes with vomiting. Dysentery, with nausea and vomiting. Bloody, fetid stools during typhoid fever, with great prostration. Cholera infantum, offensive brown stools, great restlessness, with painful dentition and complaint of pain in the gums.

Urinary Organs

      Frequent urgency to urinate, with great haste. Urine sometimes increased and clear, passed very frequently; at other times, scanty offensive, burning.

Sexual Organs, Female

      Burning in the pudenda on urinating. Soreness between labiae, with biting pain, also between the things. Itching, biting, burning in labiae between vagina, with swelling. Internal genitals swollen, hot and hard, with internal burning and soreness. Leucorrhoea of peculiar odor, like green corn, yellow acrid, with biting and burning externally. Menstruation early, profuse, prolonged, followed by leucorrhoea.

Clinical. Ulcerations; offensive, excoriating discharges, with burning pain, heat and soreness. Pruritis of the vulva., with heat and burning.

Respiratory Organs

      Hoarseness and scraping in the larynx. Inflammation of he larynx. Cough from the larynx, with hoarseness and soreness; bloody, with greenish expectoration; cough worse in the evening in bed, convulsive, with efforts to vomit; in the morning spasmodic, with retching, incontinence of urine; with pain in the chest; must hold it with the hands. Raw scraping and burning in the chest like red-hot coals.


      Pain as if the small of the back would break, (>) motion, extending up the back so that she could not move the arms, (<)stooping. Dragging backache as before menstruation, extending into the genitals, or down thighs.


      Pains in the joints like rheumatism. Pain in the left thumb, which seems sprained and is stiff. Boring pain in the hip, alternating with numbness.


      Itching, (<) towards evening, almost intolerable; burning on the soles, especially at night in the bed. Eruptions dry, or moist, with much itching. Herpetic eruptions, (>)warmth. Dry., scaly eruptions, like psoriasis.

Clinical. Senile gangrene, with burning; foul odor. Gangrenous degeneration of ulcers. Eruption after menstruation.


      Coldness of isolated parts, particularly internal coldness, with alternations of chill and heat. Heat localized in flushes, mostly in face.

About the author

TF Allen

TF Allen

Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)
Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.

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