Infection caused by a staphylococcal contamination, sycosis leads to skin diseases. It is a sexually transmitted disease that may, in some cases, be hereditary. Sycosis becomes particularly apparent in case of failure of treatment of skin symptoms caused by gonorrhoea or blennorrhoea Sycosis may also be prone to complications, especially when it occurs in association with another skin disease such as psoriasis. Hence, a number of metabolic, lymphatic and psychological disorders start to appear.
Almost all cases of sycosis begin with the appearance of warts or other benign tumours. This swelling can cause purulent inflammation, which is generally followed by the onset of adenitis. Without adequate treatment, sycosis weakens the immune system and puts the patient in a depressive state. Over the long-term, sycosis leads to various morphological disorders that may manifest themselves by pronounced adiposity, a condition that is often accompanied by painful cellulitis. However, the most characteristic symptom of sycosis is the patient’s premature ageing.
The weakened immune system in patients suffering from sycosis leads to the onset of various pathologies, hence the need to increase the body’s natural defences. Combining a few herbal remedies that contain purple coneflowers (Echinachea), black currant, dog rose, oak, silica and white cedar helps stimulate the patient’s immune system. Thus, the prescription will correspond to a preventive treatment, that will need to be taken for a time period lasting from four to eight weeks. However, medical advice is required before undertaking this kind of treatment. In case of a spurt of acute sycosis, it is recommended to take Viscum album 3 CH or Thymuline 9 CH. Three granules of these remedies will need to be taken in the morning and evening during three days.
Sycosis particularly affects the blood vessels and may be the source of a number of cardiovascular disorders, due to water retention and the presence of toxins in the lymphatic system. Thuja occidentalis is indicated in the treatment of nearly all of the disorders resulting from sycosis. Take the remedy in 30-CH dilutions once a week over the course of 3 months to alleviate the vascular damage caused by warts. In case of severe symptoms, this remedy may be used in combination with Natrum sulfuricum 30 CH or Dulcamara 9 CH. Five granules will need to be taken daily during two to three months, depending on the symptoms’ evolution. However, in case of genital warts, it is advised to take 5 granules of Rhus toxicodendron every quarter of an hour until improvement is noticed.
As soon as a wart appears on the surface of the skin, it is advisable to consult a doctor immediately. The same should be applied in case some symptoms persist after several weeks of treatment. Any expression of a genital disease that is characterized by a urinary inflammation, the formation of a tumour or the onset of genital warts, should also prompt the affected person to seek medical attention.
Good to know: Cases of sycosis are characterized by the formation of bulging warts that traditional treatments are unable to overcome. However, by acting directly on the source of the infection, homoeopathy proves to be effective in the treatment of such forms of sycosis.