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    My pharmacist has just recommended using homoeopathic thuja as a treatment for warts. Does anyone know of any published evidence that it works?

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    You can search the BB for keyword Warts and you will find information on this subject. Thuja is in many cases the right remedy but it might depends on where they are located and how they look like.

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    • #3
      To Adam Jacobs,
      In the Repertory, there are 129 remedies for warts, and 35 rubrics about the same subject, one of them about remedies dealing with suppression of warts...

      If I were you, I would be very careful in order not to cause a suppression because they can lead to deeper problems. The skin is the first place were problems tend to show up, if they're suppressed by allopatic or even homeopathic means, these symptoms tend to go deeper, causing more serious problems.

      I would recommend you consult a professionnal Homeopath, or at least expose your problem in full on the BB so that some of us can help you.

      Marie

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        <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mose:
        You can search the BB for keyword Warts and you will find information on this subject. Thuja is in many cases the right remedy but it might depends on where they are located and how they look like.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

        Thanks for your reply. I tried searching, but saw only a blank page: I wonder if there is some glitch in the search software?

        I am interested to know that thuja works only for some kinds of warts. At the risk of repeating my original question, do you know of any published evidence to support that, which might tell me which kinds of warts it works for?

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        • #5
          <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Marie J:
          To Adam Jacobs,
          In the Repertory, there are 129 remedies for warts, and 35 rubrics about the same subject, one of them about remedies dealing with suppression of warts...

          If I were you, I would be very careful in order not to cause a suppression because they can lead to deeper problems. The skin is the first place were problems tend to show up, if they're suppressed by allopatic or even homeopathic means, these symptoms tend to go deeper, causing more serious problems.

          I would recommend you consult a professionnal Homeopath, or at least expose your problem in full on the BB so that some of us can help you.

          Marie

          <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


          Marie, thanks very much for your reply. Forgive my ignorance, as I am new to the ways of homoeopathy, but what is the Repertory? Is it some kind of formulary with details of the various homoeopathic remedies that are available? If so, does it give references to the research evidence for their effectiveness (as per my original question)?

          Secondly, you need not be concerned about the symptoms going deeper. The human papillomavirus (the causative agent of warts) is actually not very well defended against the human immune system. It survives so well in the skin simply because it 'hides' from the immune system by colonising parts of the skin that do not have a blood supply. If it were to go deeper, it would quickly be destroyed.

          Finally, I am happy to tell you more about my problem if you think that helps. I had a large wart (about half an inch diameter) on the ball of my right foot for over five years. It was quite painful to walk on at times, and resisted copious amounts of salicylic acid and several cryotherapy sessions. It finally succumbed earlier this year to a few weeks of treatment with fluorouracil cream. Now that it is gone, I am turning my attention to my left foot, which has several warts. They are not as bad as the one on my right foot, and I shall probably give up trying to treat them if they do not respond to some treatment within a few weeks. I certainly would not want to use anything as painful as cryotherapy or as toxic as fluorouracil on them. There are three small ones on the ball of the foot, one larger one inside the second toe (ie against the big toe) and one fairly large one on the heal. As I said, none of them is causing me any pain.

          Thanks once again for taking the trouble to reply to my posting.

          Adam

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          • #6
            <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Anna Bryant:
            Adam, don't take it! I have seen a woman who took Thuja 200c daily for months and it's not pretty. Get a remedy specific to you as Marie suggests. It may be Thuja, but more than likely isn't.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

            Anna, thanks for your warning. I am intrigued by your experience: what exactly do you mean by 'it's not pretty'? I am also interested to learn that there are other possible homoeopathic remedies for warts. An extension of my original question could be 'do you know of any published evidence that any homoeopathic wart remedy works?'

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            • #7
              Anna, thanks very much for your reply. You are quite right that I am looking for information, and you have provided a great deal of it, for which I am grateful. I shall certainly investigate what the Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital has been up to.

              Thanks again,

              Adam

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