Tellurium Metallicum in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is Tellurium metallicum?

The homeopathic remedy Tellurium metallicum is made from the starting material tellurium and is used for blister-shaped skin rashesear infections and back pain.
The symptoms generally develop rather slowly.

Leading symptoms

  • Foul-smelling, chronic discharges from the ears
  • Sudden on and off nerve pain
  • Weeping, itchy rashes
  • Back pain radiating along the sciatica
  • Itchy, inflamed eyelids

Information about the agent

Appearance of Tellurium metallicum

Patients appear forgetful and thoughtful. They are very sensitive to touch.


Tellurium metallicum is indicated for all typical symptoms that are ameliorated or worsened by the following modalities:


  • quiet
  • At night
  • In cold weather

What are typical areas of application for Tellurium metallicum?

  • back pain
  • sciatica syndrome
  • Ear canal inflammation
  • otitis media
  • skin rashes

Areas of application in detail


Blisters form in a circular pattern on an inflamed, reddened area of ​​skin. After the vesicles have dried, white scales form. Patients feel stabbing pain in the affected skin area.

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


Lower back pain that spreads down the right hip and into the right leg. The pain is worse from touch, lying on the painful side, coughing, laughing, and sneezing. Walking relieves the pain.

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


Inflammation of the outer ear canal or middle ear. The ear secretes a fishy-smelling secretion. Ears burn and itch. Throbbing or pounding in the ear canal.

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

Application information

Dosage forms of Tellurium metallicum

Tellurium metallicum is used in homeopathy mainly in the form of globules.

Tellurium metallicum dosage

Tellurium metallicum D6 is given up to three times a day, while Tellurium metallicum D12 is given once or twice a day, depending on the severity of the problem. If the symptoms improve, the intake is stopped.

Tellurium metallicum effect

Tellurium metallicum acts on the ears, skin and back.

Tellurium metallicum during pregnancy

Tellurium metallicum can be given for sciatica during pregnancy. The women have right-sided pain in the area of ​​the sacrum, which can be relieved by walking. Tellurium metallicum is usually not used for symptoms typical of pregnancy.

Tellurium metallicum for the baby

The homeopathic remedy Tellurium metallicum is rarely used in infants and children. Tellurium metallicum can be given for skin rashes that are accompanied by ring-shaped blisters.

Tellurium metallicum for dogs, horses & cats

Tellurium metallicum is given to animals mainly for a blister-like rash. The skin is inflamed. The vesicles are arranged in a ring. After the blisters have dried, white scales form on the skin.

Tellurium metallicum side effects

So far there is no evidence of side effects when taking Tellurium metallicum. At the beginning of the treatment, an initial reaction can lead to a short-term worsening of the symptoms.

Typical potencies: Tellurium metallicum is often used in the potencies 6X and 12X.

fabric type: Chemical element


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