Psorinum nosode - Homeopathic Veterinary Materia Medica
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Psorinum - Materia Medica
Psorinum

Homeopathic remedy for

(1) Diseases of the skin and glandular swellings. Nervous, restless animals who are easily startled. (2) Psoric constitutions ; lack of reaction after severe diseases. (3) These animals emit a very foul, disagreeable odour. (4) Sickly, delicate young. (5) Young peevish, unhealthy-looking animals, who have a disgusting smell about them. (6) Dirty animals in whom the body has a filthy smell which no amount of washing can remove. (7) Animals subject to diseases of the glands and skin ; and who have had eruptions suppressed by conventional drugs.

Treatment with Psorinum is indicated in Chronic cases when well-selected remedies fail to relieve or to permanently improve (in acute diseases
Sulphur ) ; also when Sulphur seems indicated but fails to relieve. Psorinum is a nosode (see definition below).

How is Psorinum Made?

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).

Keynotes
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

  • INCESSANT ITCHING

  • SLEEPLESSNESS FROM INTOLERABLE ITCHING

  • EASILY STARTLED

Relationship

Complementary: Sulphur.
In lack of reaction compare:
Calcarea and Natrum ars.

Modalities

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.
Dose

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).

For detailed treatments and dosing instruction in veterinary homeopathy, we recommend using Pet Remedy Charts, 'Homeopathy to the Rescue' for dogs, cats, horses or birds.

Please Note: Any information given in this website is not intended to be taken as a replacement for medical advice. Anyone with an animal with a medical condition requiring veterinary attention should consult a qualified DVM practitioner or veterinary emergency care clinic.

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