GRAPHITES PENTARKAN® [WSI]
There is some confusion about the meaning of the words dry or weeping ‘eczema’ and ‘dermatitis’. It is perhaps best to regard dermatitis as any type of inflammation of the skin and eczema as a variety of dermatitis characterized by itching lesions which may be deep and dry or red lesions and weeping eruption usually associated with itching.
Some substances cause an eczematous reaction when applied to the skin of normal people; others do so only when applied to the skin of people who are especially sensitive. Less often eczema results from the eating of particular foods. Infantile eczema (atopic eczema) occurs in babies who have inherited an abnormal tendency to develop hypersensitivity to foreign proteins and these children frequently go on to suffer from hay fever, asthma, and persistent patches of eczema in the flexures of the limbs. They are generally dry but the skin cracks.
Contact eczema (or contact dermatitis) is extremely common. The substances which may cause eczema when applied to the skin are numerous but may be classified into the following groups :
Chemical : Drugs are important members of this group. Almost any drug may cause eczema on the skin of a sensitive individual. Nickel (on suspender and brassiere clips), lipstick, nail-varnish, and hair-dyes are common causes of contact eczema, and so are the dyes in furs and other articles of clothing. Soaps, bleaching-agents, and detergents constitute another big group of articles which can create reaction on the skin.
Substances of plant origin : Some plants like Dolichos, Parthenium, Rhus-toxicodendron, and others tend to cause skin allergic reaction and eczema.
Indications : Dry eczema, itching, cracking and thickening of skin.
Each tablet of 250 mg contains :
Arsenicum album 5x 25 mg
Causticum Hahnemanni 3x 25 mg
Graphites 3x 25 mg
Sulphur 4x 25 mg
Mercurius solubilis Hahnemanni 8x 25 mg
Excipients Q.S. to make 250mg
Proven indications of the individual ingredients in the sphere of claimed action.
Arsenicum album : It covers dry, rough, scaly eruptions with itching, or urticaria with burning and restlessness. It covers oedemous eruptions with tendency to form ulcers.
Causticum Hahnemanni : It suits eczema at the folds of skin, soreness at folds of skin, behind ears, face and between thighs.
Graphites : In the present level of attenuation it covers rough, hard, persistent dryness of skin and cracks. If neglected they have a tendency to either form Keloids, or fibromas or turn to full blown oozing eruptions with sticky discharge. Little injury suppurates.
Sulphur : A well known antipsoric with deep action, it is indicated for dry, scaly, unhealthy skin where little injury suppurates. Itching, burning which get worse when scratched or washed and metabolic disorders are also covered by this medicine.
Mercurius solubilis Hahnemanni:It takes care of the second stage of eczema, moist and oozing or the last phase where itching crusts have formed. They are dry and when itched violently may result in fluid coming out and spreading the disease to the affected area.
Dosage : Unless otherwise prescribed by the physician, 1-2 tablets thrice daily. In acute conditions two tablets every hour for a day. Children should be given one tablet every hour and when symptoms improve 1 tablet thrice daily.If complaints are not relieved, consult a specialist.
Side effects : No side effects of Graphites Pentarkan®[WSI] are known.
Contra-indication : No contra-indications for the use of Graphites Pentarkan®[WSI]are known.
Interactions : No interactions between Graphites Pentarkan®[WSI] and other products are known.
Presentation : Bottle of 20g.