Organon §196

External application of a homeopathic medicine directly on a local symptom of chronic disease is reprehensible. The local symptom will disappear before the annihilation of the general disease, thus eliminating an important guide to cure.

It might seem that the cure of such diseases would be accelerated by employing, both internally and externally, the medication that has been correctly discerned as homeopathic for the entire symptom complex since the action of a medicine, brought to bear on the site of the local malady, could bring forth a more rapid alteration.