Acidum hydrofluoricum in Homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is hydrofluoric acid?

Acidum hydrofluoricum is used for skin rashes, especially athlete’s foot, chronic eczema and inflamed scars, as well as warts and sun allergies. It helps with rheumatic complaints and degenerative bone diseases. Acidum hydrofluoricum is given for venous and general connective tissue weakness and for hair loss. It is also used for skin damage caused by X-rays.

For children, the remedy is suitable for extremely late tooth formation.

Acidum hydrofluoricum is rarely used in homeopathic therapy and is only conditionally suitable for self-medication.

Up to potency D3, the drug requires a prescription and should not be taken without medical or homeopathic advice. Acidum hydrofluoricum exhibits an effect similar to Silicea and is alternatively administered when improvement/worsening reverses in patients.

Leading symptoms

  • offensive, acrid, and excoriating discharges
  • bleeding from the mucous membranes
  • weakness
  • bad mood in the evening, everything is fine again in the morning

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Acidum hydrofluoricum?

Typical for the appearance of hydrofluoric acid is a pinprick-like itching with burning and pustules on the skin around the body openings. Rashes appear on uncovered parts of the body in summer. Scars show bulging edges. Teeth and bones are soft, decayed, muscles weak. Tooth formation disorders occur in children. One is sensitive to touch, restless, heats up quickly. Hands and feet sweat quickly and smell unpleasant. The patients appear limp, malnourished and aged prematurely, showing great indifference.

Acidum hydrofluoricum patients are indifferent to their own family and also to strangers. In dangerous situations they do not feel any fear. They are sensitive to noise and very irritable when sick.

Acidum hydrofluoricum -Children tire very quickly with mental exertion at school and then get headaches. After sports or physical activity, however, they are quickly awake and receptive again.


Acidum hydrofluoricum is indicated for all typical symptoms that are improved or worsened by the following modalities:


  • Cold and cold applications
  • Cold food and drinks
  • To wash
  • Outdoors


  • Heat and warm applications
  • Warm food and drinks
  • In the morning
  • Coffee
  • empty stomach
  • alcohol
  • Muggy warm weather

What are typical areas of application for Acidum hydrofluoricum?

  • headache
  • sinus infection
  • Caries
  • dental fistulas
  • emaciation
  • ulcers

Areas of application in detail


In the summer, allergic skin reactions occur. Mallorca acne, and athlete’s foot with blistering. For stinging itching on the genitals and on scarred tissue with a pustular rash. The remedy eliminates warts and hemangiomas or prevents their formation.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Hair loss

Circular hair loss (alopecia), the eyebrows also thin out.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Varicose veins

Varicose veins with severe pain and / or skin changes on the lower leg. Also with the resulting lower leg ulcers (Ulcus cruris).

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


Osteoarthritis in the finger and ankle joints caused by metabolic disorders. For chronic inflammation of the periosteum and bone outgrowths, eg spur formation, exostoses, symptoms caused by herniated discs and for the prophylaxis of osteoporosis.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Venous insufficiency

Congestion and varicose veins in the extremities accompanied by itchy skin.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


Decayed teeth and inflamed gums with shrinkage. Earlier caries or weak teeth in babies and small children and the tooth roots attacked as a result. Even with late teething. The remedy is used to strengthen the teeth and can also help adults with caries and dental problems such as fistula formation.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Application information

Dosage forms of Acidum hydrofluoricum

Up to and including D3 potency, the drug requires a prescription. Dilutions of D4 to D6 are given as globules or ampoules.

Acidum hydrofluoricum dosage

Acute complaints are treated with three doses of a low potency three times a day. When the symptoms subside, the drug is discontinued immediately and only administered again if the symptoms reappear. Chronic ailments such as B. Steady weight loss is treated with higher potency (C30) and should be monitored by a doctor or homeopath.

Acidum hydrofluoricum effect

Acidum hydrofluoricum acts on the skin and the digestive tract, as well as on the teeth and gums.

Hydrofluoric acid during pregnancy

Acidum hydrofluoricum is not a typical pregnancy remedy. However, patients should seek medical advice before taking homeopathic hydrofluoric acid. The remedy helps during pregnancy with heartburn, lack of appetite and severe nausea, but also with severe itching pregnancy acne and varicose veins. It can be administered when caries and fistulas form on the teeth.

Acidum hydrofluoricum for the baby

Acidum hydrofluoricum is one of the important agents in the treatment of early childhood caries. The teeth are slow and irregular. Teeth are affected by caries very quickly after the breakthrough. The area near the root of the tooth is often affected. This is where abscesses can develop. Brittle and fast-growing nails on the fingers and toes belong to the area of ​​application of Acidum hydrofluoricum.

Acidum hydrofluoricum for dogs, horses and cats

Poorly healing ulcers in the nose, mouth and legs are treated with hydrofluoric acid. The affected areas of skin appear as if they have been punched out. The edges of the wound are hardened.

Side effects of Acidum hydrofluoricum

Due to the highly caustic starting material, the agent should not be taken independently if possible. A temporary worsening of the clinical picture can occur when you take it for the first time. No other side effects are known when taken therapeutically.

Similar means


Thiosinaminum and Acidum hydrofluoricum have similarities in relation to scars. Acidum hydrofluoricum is given when old scars change. They turn red at the edges of the scar, begin to itch, and in some cases, itchy blisters form on or around the scar tissue. Thiosinaminum is a proven remedy for dissolving scar tissue, adhesions and tumors.

Typical potencies: Acidum hydrofluoricum is often used in the potencies D6, D12, C6, C12 and C30.

fabric type: acid


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