Chronic, itchy skin complaints, such as weeping eczema, acne, boils, pustules, urticaria, and lichen planus
Origin : Chemically prepared.
Background : This rather unusual compound is rarely used in medicine other than for homeopathic purposes.
Preparation : Sulfur iodide is dissolved in a closed vessel, heated to 140°F (60°C), diluted, and succussed.
Remedy Profile : People who benefit most from Sulphur iod. tend to be anxious and doubtful, and are unable to string coherent ideas together or to remain calm and composed in a working situation. The remedy is prescribed primarily for chronic, itchy skin conditions such as weeping eczema, acne, boils, pustules, urticaria (nettle rash or hives), and lichen planus (pink or purple raised spots on the wrists, forearms, and lower legs). The body tends to feel cold on the outside, yet raw and burning hot inside, and symptoms tend to be worse on waking.
Symptoms Better : For cool air; for winter; for standing.
Symptoms Worse : For heat; prior to a storm; on waking in the morning; for the slightest exertion.