The Psorinum nosode is made from a scabies (contagious mites) discharge. The fluid from the blisters or vesicles on skin infected by scabies forms the source of this homeopathic medicine, which is considered to be one of the most effective remedies in many skin problems that do not respond to other treatments. Homeopathic potencies of Psorinum are made by trituratiion (grinding thoroughly) of the secretory matter with lactose (sugar of milk).
The chief of the keynotes of Psorinum is: Lack of vital reaction; prostration after acute disease, depressed, hopeless. Emaciation and foul body odor may accompany it. "Foulness" may be considered the second keynote of Psorinum Eruptions have offensive discharges ; the odor, is horribly offensive. The diarrhea is profuse, watery, dark brown, and even black, and is putrid-smelling like carrion.
One great mark of distinction between Sulphur and Psorinum is that the Psorinum patient is exceedingly CHILLY, even in summer ; while the Sulphur patient is predominatingly HOT.
EXTREME SENSITIVENESS TO COLD
WEAKNESS REMAINING AFTER ACUTE DISEASE
LACK OF REACTION
WELL CHOSEN REMEDIES FAIL TO REACT
SKIN SYMPTOMS VERY PROMINENT
FOUL PUTRID SMELLING SKIN AND DISCHARGES
SLEEPLESSNESS FROM INTOLERABLE ITCHING
In lack of reaction compare: Calcarea and Natrum ars.
Worse < for changes of weather, hot sunshine, from cold, touch; pressure (truss of, bandages, etc.); rubbing; scratching; blow; fall. Dread of least cold air or draft.
Better > for, heat, warm bedding, even in summer.
30c to 200c Potency.
200th and higher potencies. Should not be repeated too often. Psorinum requires something like 9 days before it manifests its action, and even a single dose may elicit other symptoms lasting for weeks (aegedi.)
Potency & Repetition of Nosodes
Usually in Homoeopathy the more obvious the mental symptoms are, the higher the potency, but a lower potency would be used if marked pathological symptoms were more prodominant to the case. But between these two extremes use 30th potency - when there is a combination of an acute and chronic state. Eg. in chronic bronchopneumonia, skin disease, etc.
The number and doses of the chosen nosode can be determined only by clinical observation and experience. The higher the potency chosen the less frequent the repetition and number of doses. After a dose of appropriate nosode for the case, considerable benefit may follow with the use of a remedy chosen from the list of complementary remedies, given in a low dose (6c potency) for a long period of time.
Tip: The information in this article has been written with animals in mind. However, the same remedy can be used to treat these conditions in people too.
Definition of Nosode
A homeopathic nosode (Gr. nosos, 'disease', eidos, 'from') is a potentized remedy prepared from diseased tissue or the product of disease. It can be used to prevent or treat a miasm or the associated disease of the tissue material or a miasm, as well as for many other uses.
Pyrogenium, Psorinum, and Syphilinum are examples. "Hahnemann was the first man to conceive that the products of disease could be used in the cure of diseases. His preparation, Psorinum, was the first vaccine to be made." - T.T.M. Dishington (1928).
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