Kresotum is a mixture of phenols obtained
from this distillation.
Infants in the cradle. Teething children.
Children who are old-looking and wrinkled
poorly developed children."
Very tall for her age(Phos). Women of
leucophlegamatic temperament. Diseases of woman during
menopause(Lach.). Aged persons. Pregnant.
Tuberculous diathesis. Neglected Phthisis.
Notes and features:-
says that there are three things that stand out most
prominently in Kreosotum and these three
characteristics are 1. EXCORIATING
DISCHARGES 2. PULSATIONS ALL OVER THE
BODY AND 3. PROFUSE BLEEDING FROM
this he says,"
even a prick of pin will cause the oozing of bright red
blod and mucous membrances bleed easily".
Any pressure on the mucous memberanes will cause
oozing. Bleeding here and there about the body.
The notes & features are :
(i). Decay. Teeth decay almost as
soon as they appear. Such condition of teeth may be
associated with spongy, bleeding gums, and foul
odour from mouth.
(ii). Emciation: Emaciation; at
tims rapid emaciation. Teething children emaciated and
constipated. Dwindling away of mammae, with small, hard,
(iii) Putrid, Offensive. Hot.
Burning. Excoriated. Here are a numbr of
co-related characteristic notes of the remedy.
Instances: Putrid leucorrhoea, causing swelling
and excorition of parts, associated with itching and
biting. Leucorrhoea very foetid and exhausting.
Hot gums with much thirst during dentition.
Discharges, excretions, sputum, eructations may display
a few of the five features enumerated above. Urine fetid
and colourless. Burning, corrosive urine. Burning and
corrosive tears. Foul breath. Cadaverous smelling stool.
(iv) . Severity. Violence.
Children struggle and scream during stool and scream as
if they would go into fits. Severe headache before and
during menses. Very severe old neuralgias, with
tearing pains. Violent colic with constipation, burning
pain at epigatrium, bloody vomiting. Enoromous
appetite. Also entire loss of appetite. Voluptuous
itching of vagina. Voluptuous, corrosive itching of
pudenda, between labia and thighs. Tetters (certain
parts) with violent itching in almost every part of the
body. Violent shooting in chest. Violent painful
dentition; child is restless, sleepless.
(v). Paradoxical conditions: *
Menses flow while lying down, ceasing on sitting or
walking about. Incontinuence of urine: can
only urinate when lying.
(vi). Malignancy: Vomiting in
malignant affections of stomach. Senile gangrene. Senile
bluish, bleeding, painful gums."
Eczema:- scales pile up into large masses.
Music and other emotional causes impel him to weep and
cause palpitationsand pulsations that are felt to the
extremities. Frequent absence of mind, and a sort of
stupidity. Fretful, irritable, apprehensive. Child
wants everything but throws it away when given.(Chammomila:
the child is exceedingly irritable & fretful, *wants
to be carried all the time to be quieted).
The child always wants something new- a new toy which it
throws away the moment it gets it and then calls for
Dull pain, as from a board pressing against forehead.
Menstrual headache. Occipital pain. (Gel; Zinc.pic).
The appearance is Greyish, earthy colour of face.
Dryness of lips (with peeling off.). Pustulous pimpls on
chin and cheek which are covered with yellowish scabs.
Acne. Eyelids red and swollen. Lupus of nose with
The eyes smart and burn as if raw.The lachrymation is
excoriating. It excoriates the margins of the lids and
cheeks and they become red amd raw and smart. When the
eyes are red and raw and inflamed, they will bleed
the mouth there is much ulceration and little ulcers
spread from aphthous patches, smarting and burning; the
tongue has ulcers upon it, which bleed easily upon
Very rapid decay of teeth, with
spongy, bleeding gums. Teeth dark and crumbly.
Putrid odor and bitter taste.
Nosebleed during Coryza. Offensive smell and discharge.
Chronic catarrah of the old people. Lupus.
When the Krosote sore throat is present the least
pressure of the tongue depressor will establish oozing.
Little drops of blood will appear . Putrid odor.
The striking symptoms of Kreosote in Stomach are ,"Soon
after eating there comes a burning pan in the stomah and
then a sense of fullness and an increasing nausea,
ending in vomiting of the food, which looks asit did
when taken; it looks undigeted, but it is sour and
acrid, coming up an hour or two after eating. Vomiting,
the stomach seems unable to diget, and after the patient
e,mpties it there is constant nausea. Afater a swallow
of water a prolonged bitter taste remains in the mouth.
There is a aggravation from eating cold things and
relief from warm diet. In malignant diseases of the
stomach when this symptom is present, Kreosote becomes a
great palliative; it relieves the burning and improves
the digestion for a while, but the trouble comes again.
So it is a palliate in Cancer of Stomach.
has irritable weakness of stomach and incapability of
digesting food, whereas kreosote retains food several
hours and vomits it undigested. Phos. vomits food
or drink as soon as it becomes warm in stomch. Rapid
emaciation, inordinte appetite; wasting of mmmme:Iod.
Kresote is a great remedy for diarrhoeas in the summer,
especialy for infants. Infants have the troubles that
are sometimes associated with teething. Abdomen is
distended. Bloody fetid and sometimes green stools.
(Important): irritation of bladder and
prostate, during night, frequently rises to pass
little urine, coming away like a spray. Frequent and
urgent want to make water, even at night
the desire to urinate comes he must hurry or the urine
Wetting the bed at night. Weakness of bladder; inability
to hold the urine. Urine is offensive.
Violent itching of vulva and vagina, worse when
urinating. Can urinate only when lyng
down; cannot get out of bed quick enough during
first sleep. Dreams of urinating. Enuresis in the
first part of night.
has cured diatetes."
Of course, such a case is cured in a Krosote
constitution. It may be observed tht the study of
the constitution is of utmost necessity in the art of
prescribing, in many cases.
(important): The menstruation of Kreosote
is usually copious and is accoumpanied with humming and
roaring in the head and preceded by abdominal blotting.
Th flow may be intermittent
and accompanied with dragging downwards in the back. It
differs from Sepia, in that the flow is early and
profuse, while that of Sepia is late and scanty.
Menses ceases on sitting or walking;
reappears on lying down. The menses are apt to
be followed by dark brown , offensive leucorrhoea. The
leucorrhoea of Kreosote is very characterisitc,
and in this field it has won laurels. The
discharge is very acrid, very offensive, and
excoriates the parts which it touches; it is
yellow, the patient is weak, there is violent itching of
the vagina and smarting and burning between the thights;
the parts become swollen, hot, hard and sore. After the
leucorrhoea has continued for some time it has an odor
of green corn. This acridity of the leucorrhoea readily
distinguishes Kresote from Sepia and Murex. In
displacements Kresote is very useful, especially
in prolapsus uteri. There is dragging in the back, and a
dragging downward which are relieved by motion, thus
distinguishing from Sepia and Nux Vomica. Kreosote is a
useful remedy in ulcerations about the female organs,
with offensive exocoriating discharge, burning pain,
heat and soreness.
Another characteristic symptom of Kresote
is Aggravation from coitus and after coitus- Haemorrhage
Winter coughs of old people, with heavy pressure on
sternum. Haemoptysis; periodic attacks.
Hoarse voice, with pain in larynx.
Dragging backache, extending to genitals and down
thighs. Great debility.
Tetters (in certain parts- drosal surface of fingers and
hands -eczematous) with violent itching in almost every
part of the body. Itching < towards evening. Small
wounds bleed freely. (Crot.;
Worse: In the open air.
exposed to cold
washing o bathing with cold water
*Especially when lying down.
Generally better from warmth, warm food.
Kreosotum: is followed well by Arsenicum
album, Phosphorus, Sulphur, In diseases with a malignant
Carbo vegetabilis and Kresotum are
Summary of Indications:
Skin and gum diseases
incontinuence of urine.