Homeopathy for DIPHTHERIA

July 3rd, 2015

Diphtheria is an acute bacterial disease that usually affects the tonsils, throat, nose and/or skin. It is passed from person to person by droplet transmission, usually by breathing in diphtheria bacteria after an infected person has coughed, sneezed or even laughed. It can also be spread by handling used tissues or by drinking from a glass used by an infected person.

In its early stages, diphtheria may be mistaken for a severe sore throat. Other symptoms include a low-grade fever and enlarged lymph nodes (swollen glands) located in the neck. Another presentation of diphtheria can be skin lesions that may be painful, red and swollen.

In more advanced stages, the patient may have difficulty breathing or swallowing, complain of double vision, have slurred speech, or even show signs of going into shock (pale, cold skin; rapid heartbeat; sweating; and an anxious appearance).

 Homeopathy for DIPHTHERIA

#Mercurius cyanatus. [Merc-cy]

#Diphtherinum. [Diph] 

#Kali bichromicum. [Kali.bi] 
This remedy, which is perhaps more useful in the croupoid form of the disease, has marked symptoms. There is apt to be deep ulceration and a thick, tenacious exudation, often streaked with blood; the membrane is yellow looking and the cough is croupy and accompanied with pain in the chest. There is also swelling of the glands. The indication for Kali bichromicum may be chiefly summarized as follows:
1. The yellow-coated or dry, red tongue. 2. The tough, tenacious exudation. 3. Pain, extending to neck and shoulders.
These, and the fact that it is most useful in the later stage of the disease, when the line of demarcation has formed and the slough has commenced to separate, make the indication for the drug certain.

#Kali muriaticum. [Kali-m]
The indication for this remedy rest on a clinical basis, and it is one of the legacies of Schuessler to Homoeopathy. That it is a most excellent remedy and deserving of a high place in the treatment of diphtheria cannot be doubted by anyone who has ever tried it. The only indication we have are pain on swallowing, and white deposit in throat; but numerous well-marked cases of the disease have been treated with the remedy and symptoms like prostration, thick exudation over the tonsils, and entire soft palate, foetid breath, etc., have entirely disappeared. Perphaps like Kali bichromicum, it will be found to be better adapted to the croupoid form. Kali chloratum or the chlorate of potash is useful in diphtheria when gangrenous spots appear; ulcers with foul secretions and offensive discharges. It is one of the best remedies to prevent extension to the nasal mucous membrane.

#Kali permanganicum. [Kali-p] 
This is another of the potashes which has achieved some reputation in diphtheria, where there is ulceration, gangrenous suppuration and foetid odor. It has been also been used as a local application, but like all local applications in constitutional disease it has done little, if any, good. The indication for its use are, throat swollen both inside and outside. The throat is oedematous and the membrane is horribly offensive; there is a thin discharge from the nose and a Lachesis difficulty of swallowing and regurgitation.

#Apis mellifica. [Apis]
Oedema stands first among the indications for this remedy. Stinging pains, and sore, blistered tongue are also characteristic. The throat has a glossy-red appearance as if varnished. Membrane forms on either tonsil and is grayish, dirty-looking and tough. Swallowing is most difficult owing to the oedema. The throat is swollen externally and there is much prostration,dry, hot skin and restlessness. Suppression of the urine is a complication that will call for Apis. Lac caninum has achieved some reputation in diphtheria; it has swollen both internally and outside as under Apis; and it has a restlessness something like Arsenic and Rhus, not a nervous fidgetness as under Apis. Scanty urine in diphtheria is a symptoms found under Apis as well as under Cantharis and Lac caninum.

#Lachesis. [Lach] 
Great sensitiveness of the throat will always bring it into mind. Further indications are the appearance of the disease first on the left side of the throat, spreading to the right. Extremely painful and difficult swallowing, violent prostration and great foetor, the patient sleeping into an aggravation of all symptoms. The dyspnoea is so marked that the patient must sit up to breathe. Gangrenous tendency and specific condition. There is a purplish throat and much swelling and infiltration externally, here resembling Apis. Very similar symptoms are obtained under two other of the snake poisons, namely, Crotalus and Naja. A characteristic symptom of Lachesis is that the throat feels worse from empty swallowing. Carbolic acid. Low fever, no pain, great accumulation of exudate, foetid odor, prostration, violent fever, headache, thready pulse, nausea and weakness. The septicaemia of the disease is met by this remedy. The secret of antitoxin success in diphtheria may be due to this remedy. Most antitoxin is 3X potencies of these preparations. Baptisia is a powerful agent to counteract septic poisoning, foetid, feverish breath, dark red fauces, swelling of glands, aching of back,body and limbs as if pounded, face dark, flushed like the intoxication of a poison, tongue dry and red, typhoid conditions. Rhus. Putrid as in Baptisia, swelling glands, tongue dry or cracked.

#Lycopodium. [Lyco]
Lycopodium bears the same relation to the right side of the throat that Lachesis does to the left. There is stoppage of the nose, with inability to breathe through it; the disease begins on the right side, or is worse on that side. Like Lachesis, the patient is worse after the sleep and after swallowing drinks, especially cold ones. Especially is to be remembered the Lycopodium aggravation from 4 to 8 P.M. Fan like motions of the wings of the nose is also an indication. The symptoms of Lycopodium are quite clear, but the remedy is less often indicated than some of the others.

Homeopathy medicine for the cure of dentition of teething troubles

July 2nd, 2015

 

The development and cutting of teeth; teething.
At the time of teething, general irritation, loss of appetite, diarrhea, fever, sleeplessness and weight loss, etc. are the usual complaints of a child.

 Homeopathy treatment

#Chamomilla. [Cham]
This remedy is almost specific for the lesser ailments of dentition. Many physicians, however, express themselves as finding it of doubtful value. It is however, a most useful remedy, and those who use it in the lower potencies are the only ones who are disappointed in its use. It is a remedy which acts far better in the 6th or 12th potencies than in strengths below these. Its symptoms are well known; child is peevish and fretful, one cheek is red, the other pale. The head and scalp are bathed in sweat, and a greenish, offensive diarrhea is present. The mental condition of the child will invariably indicate the drug. The gums are red and tender. Ferrum phosphoricum especially useful when the respiratory tract becomes involved, with rapid breathing, hoarseness, cough dry and hard and patient very restless. Persistent diarrhea, as a result of teething, may indicate Ferrum in some of its forms. Agaricus IX and 2X is a most useful remedy for simple irritability,fretfulness and restlessness of teething children; itching is an additional symptom.

#Belladonna. [Bell]
This remedy suits both the febrile condition of Aconite and nervous erethism of Chamomilla. It is especially indicated by its cerebral hyperaemia,high fever and tendency to convulsions , violent starting and jumping , red face and other Belladonna symptoms. Terebinth. Raue, quoting from Cooper, recommends this remedy for teething , with restless at night, distension of the gums and symptoms of irritation. It acts promptly.

#Calcarea carbonica. [Calc] 
Slowness in teething, with convulsions, or opposite state, where children teethe too rapidly, may indicate it. In backward dentition,where the gums are pale and shiny and teeth a long time in coming through, it is indicated in those children who present Calcarea characteristics.

#Calcarea phosphorica [Calc-p]
suits especially emaciated, rachitic children with open fontanelles, who are slow in teething and whose teeth decay rapidly. There is an actual deficiency of bone tissue. During the period of dentition an occasional dose of Calcarea phosphorica will often prevent all troubles. I use the 6X trituration. A diarrhea may accompany.

#Kreosote .[Kreos]
An excellent teething remedy; dentition is very painful and difficult, the gums are spongy and painful, the child worries and tosses all night and the night, when erupted, show marks of decay on them. There is either constipation or undigested diarrhoeic stools. Zincum. The child is drowsy, has a pale face and brain symptoms occur during the process of dentition.

Homeopathy for DELIRIUM, Mental Confusion

June 30th, 2015

Delirium is a state of mental confusion which develops quickly and usually fluctuates in intensity. A state in which the thoughts, expressions, and actions are wild, irregular, and incoherent; mental aberration; a roving or wandering of the mind, — usually dependent on a fever or some other disease, and so distinguished from mania, or madness.

Homeopathy for DELIRIUM, Mental Confusion

#Belladonna. [Bell]
Belladonna comes to mind first in delirium. It has a violent delirium with loud laughing screaming out, and grinding of the teeth, and, as in all narcotics, a desire to hide or escape. The patient is full of fears and imaginings, and the delirium manifests itself by the most positive ebullitions of rage and fury. Its general character is one of great activity with great excitement, a hot face and head and often times there is present a sensation as if falling and the patient clutches the air. Sometimes there is a stupor, and when aroused they strike people bark and bite like a dog and are most violent.

#Hyoscyamus. [Hyos]
This remedy has not the intensely high degree of maniacal excitement that we find under Stramonium, nor has it the cerebral congestion that characterizes Belladonna. With Hyoscyamus there is an aversion to light, and the patient fears being poisoned; he will sit up in bed, talk and mutter all the time, and look wildly about him. There is a great deal of nervousness, whining, crying and twitching; he tries to escape from imaginary foes; a constant picking at the bedclothes and objects in the air is most characteristic. It is the remedy for that curious condition of delirium known as “coma vigil.:’

#Stramonium. [Stram]
With this remedy the delirium is more furious, the mania more acute and the Sensorium more perverted and excited than under Belladonna or Hyoscyamus. The patient desires light and company, is very loquacious, garrulous, laughs, sings, swears, prays, curses and makes rhymes. He sees ghosts, talks with spirits and hears voices. The head is raised frequently from the pillow, the face is bright red, and he has a terrified expression; in fact, he seems to see objects rising from every corner to frighten him. Sometimes a silly delirium is present. Lachesis is characterized by great talkativeness in delirium. It has also the fear of being poisoned; but the Lachesis delirium is of a low form accompanied by dropping of the lower jaw, and a characteristic is that they imagine themselves under some super-human control. Cimicifuga. This remedy has loquacity, with a continual changing of the subject when talking, imaginings of rats, mice, etc. It is usually dependent upon uterine disease.

#Veratrum album. [Verat]
Veratrum has restlessness, and a desire to cut and tear the clothing as in Belladonna; but with this remedy there is a coldness of the surface of the body and a cold sweat. the patient is loquacious, talks very loud and is frightened at imaginary things. It also has a states of frenzy or excitement, during which he indulges in shrieks, in expressions of fright and in violent cursings of those around him.

#Phosphorus. [Phos]
The delirium of Phosphorus is of a low typhoid type, with tendency to haemorrhage and an apathetic, sluggish, stupid state, where the patient is unwilling to talk and answers question slowly. It has also an ecstatic state, in which he sees all sorts of faces grinning at him. He has also imaginary notions, such as imagining that his body is in fragments. Baptisia. The patient imagines his body in pieces or double and scattered about, and he has to moves constantly to keep the pieces together. Thuja. Here the patient imagines imagines that he is made of glass and moves carefully for fear of breaking. Absinthium. Has a delirium with a constant desire move about.

#Agaricus. [Agar]
Dr. Bayes praises this remedy highly in the delirium of typhoid fever, where there are constant attempts to get out of bed and tremor of the whole body.

Homeopathy for Dandruff

June 29th, 2015

Dandruff is an inflammatory skin condition, causing flaky white or yellow scales. It is also medically termed as seborrheic dermatitis of unknown cause. Oily skin is often associated with this problem. Many people have this problem, which is marked by itching and excessive flaking of the scalp. It is not contagious, rarely serious and it can usually be controlled.

 Causes

Overgrowth of skin cells that make up the scalp may cause dandruff. It is not known what accelerates this cell growth.

That dandruff may be a hypersensitive reaction to the proliferation of Pityrosporum ovale, yeast that occurs naturally on the scalp.

Another theory that held for some time linked dandruff to a new fungus, Malassezia, that seems to exist in overabundance on the scalps of those affected with the disease.

Dandruff causes have been attributed to dry skin, oily skin, shampooing too often or not often enough.

Use of too many chemical hair products. (e.g., hair sprays, gels)

Other factors known to trigger dandruff include:

Hormonal imbalance.

Poor health.

poor hygiene

Use of electric hair curlers or blow dryers.

Allergic hypersensitive.

Lack of rest.

Emotional stress.

Excessive consumption of sugar, fat, starch.

Improper nutrition.

Heredity predisposition.

Stress and anxiety. Cold weather and dry indoor heating.

Sometimes sensitivities to certain hair-care products or hair dyes can cause a red, itchy, scaling scalp.

  Signs & Symptoms

It may vary, commonly symptoms include,

§ white, oily-looking flakes of dead skin in your hair and on your shoulders.

§ an itchy, scaling scalp.

§ scalp can be either excessively dry or oily.

Homeopathic Remedies for Dandruff

Thuja, Natrum muriaticum, Kali sulphuricum, Graphites, Phosphorus, Carboneum sulphuratum, Sulphur, Ammonium muriaticum, Lycopodium, Mezereum, Arsenic album, Brayta carbonica, Bryonia Alba, Calcarea, Medorrhinum, Oleander, Psorinum, Sepia, Alumina, Badiaga, Heracleum sphondylium, Kali carbonicum, Magnesium carbonicum, Sanicula aqua.

Croup / Laryngotracheitis

May 27th, 2015

Croup is breathing difficulty accompanied by a “barking” cough. Croup, which is swelling around the vocal cords, is common in infants and children and can have a variety of causes. Croup, also known as laryngotracheitis, is an inflammation and narrowing of the larynx (voice box) and the trachea (windpipe) caused by an infection.

#Aconite [Acon]
Aconite is always the remedy in the beginning of croup, be it spasmodic or membranous in character. The child is suddenly aroused out of sleep gasping for breath. There is a most anxious distressed countenance, hot skin and much restlessness and tossing about. The cough is of the driest kind, loud and barking, no expectoration. If however, the remedy be continued a little while a little expectoration will appear and with it relief. Crop brought on by exposure to dry, cold winds calls for Aconite. The remedy should not be stopped too soon; if so the trouble will return the following night. The breathing is loud, especially the inspiratory effort. Ferrum phosphoricum often acts well in the beginning of croup. It may be distinguished from Aconite by the absence of anxiety and restlessness so characteristic of the latter drug Aconite croup comes on very suddenly. Veratrum viride is also a very useful remedy at commencement. The anxiety of Aconite is absent.

#Spongia [Spong]
Spongia is the great homoeopathic croup remedy, but it always comes in after Aconite. The breathing is harsh, sawing and hard as if the patient were breathing through a sponge. Hard barking ringing cough with scanty expectoration; in fact, it seems to get tighter and tighter every minute and almost threatens suffocation. It is worse before midnight, and it is especially well indicated in light complexioned children with blue eyes. It corresponds m;ore closely to the spasmodic form of croup than to the membranous.

#Hepar Sulphur [Hep]
This is the third of the great croup trinity, and it follows Spongia well. It has the same croupy sound, but there is a certain amount of moisture to it; it has a “loose edge.” It comes on after dry, cold winds, the breathing is whistling and there is great sensitiveness to the cold air. There must be some looseness of the cough to indicate Hepar; in fact, the child is apt to have choking fits with the cough. In the membranous form of croup it is useful when there are pains going from the throat

#Bromine [Brom]
Perhaps the next remedy in order is Bromine. Its indications are a deep, hoarse voice, and every attempt at inspiration produces coughing; the breathing is hoarse, rasping and whistling and there is rattling in the larynx, and when the child coughs the larynx sounds full of mucus. With Bromine the child is suddenly roused out of sleep as if choking and a drink of water often relieves the spasmodic condition. The sensation as if some of the membrane were loose in the larynx giving rise to this rattling, is very characteristic of this drug. There is also marked prostration. Antimonium tartaricum has this rattling down than Bromine. Bromine follows Hepar well when Hepar is unable to remove the exudation. Great suffocation so that the child wants to be carried from room to room is a good indication. Bromine follows iodine well. Preparations of Bromine soon decompose, so it becomes necessary to have them made fresh; prepare with distilled water, one drop of pure Bromine to six ounces of water. The higher homoeopathic attenuations never deteriorate nor lose their power.

#Kali muriaticum [Kali-m]
Clinically, Kali muriaticum has been found a very useful remedy in croup. It corresponds to croupous exudations, it has expectoration of gray fibrinous slime or phlegm from the mucous membrane. The cough is dry, hard and croupy,harsh and barking. It forms with Ferrum phosphoricum the principal tissue remedy treatment of croup.

#Kaolin [Kaol]
This is a remedy little used or thought of in croup. It has some good symptoms, however. It is useful for membranous croup when it extends downwards, and one of its characteristic symptoms is intense soreness along the trachea and upper part of the chest. The patient does not want anything to touch him because the chest is so sore. Ammonium causticum is considered by some specific in membranous croup.

#Kali bichromicum [Kali-bi]
This remedy is suitable to children with short, fat necks, and it is indicated in true membranous croup. The cough is metallic, the fauces and tonsils are red and swollen, breathing is labored and the larynx is sensitive. The child has smothering spells and awakens choking. The formation of a thick membrane takes place, and the tendency of the disease is to extend downward, becoming croupous bronchitis. There is violent wheezing, and the expectoration is of tough and stringy mucus. It offers the most hope of removing the false membrane. Cowperthwaite places this remedy before all others in membranous croup. When the spasm o;f the throat is very severe, Lachesis will sometimes be indicated. Mercurius proto-iodide has been successful in certain cases and if diphtheria is suspected Mercurius cyanatus.

#Sanguinaria [Sang]
This remedy may be useful in croup. There is the formation of a false membrane with dryness, burning and swollen feeling in the throat and a wheezing, whistling croupy cough. Dryness and burning are the keynotes of Sanguinaria.

Homeopathy treatment, or homeopathy medicine for the cure of corns

May 26th, 2015

A corn or callus are areas of thickened skin that occur in areas of pressure. They are actually a normal and natural way for the body to protect itself. For example, callus develops on the hand when chopping a lot of wood – its a normal way for the skin to protect itself. In the foot, the skin will thicken up to protect itself when there are areas of high pressure. The problem occurs when the pressure continues, so the skin gets thicker. It eventually becomes painful and is treated as something foreign by the body.

SYMPTOMS

• Pain in feet or heel on standing or walking.
• Variations in temperature, especially cold, dampness which cause spontaneous pain.

Homeopathy treatment

ANTIM. CRUD.

Corns inflamed, large horny placed on soles of feet close to the toes; thickened skin of soles & feet. Corn on soles & toes. Inflamed corn with great sensitiveness of soles on walking. Aching, stitching pains in corns.
For children and young people inclined to grow fat; for the extremes of life. Old people with morning diarrhea, suddenly become constipated, or alternate diarrhea and constipation; pulse hard and rapid. Sensitive to the cold < after taking cold.

ARNICA

Corns on heels and toes. Very sensitive. Very painful, stinging, stitching, smarting pain.
Nervous women, sanguine plethoric persons, lively expression and very red face. For the bad effects resulting from mechanical injuries; even if received years ago.
CAMPHOR

Corns with skin parchment like sore, painful corns which are very sensitive; soreness especially in toe joints and corns.
Pain better while thinking of it. Persons physically and mentally weak and irritable. Exceedingly sensitive to cold air. Bad effects of shock from injury; surface of body cold, face pale, blue, lips livid; profound prostration. Surface cold to touch, yet cannot bear to be covered; throws off all coverings. Entire body painfully sensitive to slightest touch. Tongue cold, flabby, trembling. Sudden attacks of vomiting and diarrhea; nose cold and pointed; anxious and restless; skin and breath cold. In first stages of cholera morbus and Asiatic cholera; severe, long-lasting chill.

FERR. PICRATE

Corns with yellow discolouration. Multiple corns which are very painful.

GRAPH.

Rough, hard, dry and unhealthy skin. Thin sticky, glutinous discharge. Soreness and aching in corns. Horny skin on toes.
Suited to – Excessive cautiousness; timid, hesitates; unable to decide about anything. Fidgety while sitting at work. Sad, despondent; music makes her weep; thinks of nothing but death.

LYCOPODIUM

Corns that are very sensitive with tearing pain. Skin becomes thick and indurated. Painful callosities on soles, toes and fingers contracted. Inflammation with stitching and soreness.
For persons intellectually keen, but physically weak; upper part of body emaciated, lower part semi-dropsical; predisposed to lung and hepatic affections; especially the extremes of life, children and old people. Deep-seated, progressive, chronic diseases. Pains: aching-pressure, drawing; chiefly right-sided, <. four to eight p.m. affects right side, or pain goes from right to left.

NAT. MUR.

Corns, painful scars. Greasy skin. Boring, tearing and stitching pain. Worse walking and standing.
For the anaemic and cachectic, whether from lots of vital fluids- profuse menses, seminal losses- or mental affections. Great emaciation; losing flesh while living well. Throat and neck of children emaciate rapidly during summer complaint. Great liability to take cold. Irritability: child cross when spoken to; crying from slightest cause; gets into a passion about trifles, especially when consoled with. Awkward , hasty, drops things from nervous weakness. Marked disposition to weep; sad weeping mood, without cause, but consolation from others <. her troubles.

RAN. SCLERATUS

Acute painful corns. Acrid exudation which makes surrounding parts sore. Corns on ball of 1st and 2nd left toes, sensitive to touch and pressure, smart and burn; very painful when letting leg hang down, they also throb and especially painful by flexing toes. Better by extending them, wearing thick soled boot at times. Numbness in corns, knocking toes against anything so as to cause boot to grate against corns, causes great pain and burning.

SILICEA

Inflamed corns with stitching, burning pains. Soreness of soles. Stitches in the corns, jerking up the feet.
Adapted to the nervous, irritable, sanguine temperament; persons of a psoric diathesis. Persons of light complexion; fine dry skin; pale face; weakly, with lax muscles. Constitutions which suffer from deficient nutrition, not because food is lacking in quality or quantity, but from imperfect assimilation; oversensitive, physically and mentally.
SULPHUR

Corns from pressure. If a shoe presses anywhere on the skin, a great corn or bunion develop. Burning, aching, tearing & stitching pain. Desquamation excoriation of the skin.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

May 22nd, 2015

This is also known as the ‘post viral syndrome’ or ‘myalgic enchphalomylitis;. This is a syndrome in which person suffering from an acute illness never seems to recover fully  from it. Even after the acute illness is over, the patient does not feel well and complains of malaise, fatigue, myalgia, headache, and exhaustion.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – CAUSE

  • Not known specifically. Usually occurs after an acute viral illness.
  • Enteroviruses are implicated.
  • Often occurs after mononucleosis.
  • Overexertion (mental or physical) during an acute illness can predispose to it.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

  • The most pronounced symptom is ‘fatigue’. the person always feels very tired, sometimes so much that even going from one room to other may seem like a chore.
  • Myalgia or body ache
  • General malaise and headache

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – HOW DIAGNOSIS IS MADE?

  • Diagnosis is usually done clinically.
  • There is no specific test but in some cases antibodies to Coxsackie-B or Epstein-Barr viruses may be present.
Some of the medicines that  used in this condition are carbo-veg, china, mygale-l, sarcolactic acid, natrum-sal etc.

Chikungunya – HOMEOPATHY TREATMENT & HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES

May 19th, 2015

Chikungunya – CAUSE

Alphavirus that is spread by mosquito bites from the Aedes aegypti and Aedes Albopictus mosquitos.

CHARACTERISTICS: Togaviridae (formerly group A arboviruses), genus Alphavirus; spherical, enveloped virions 60 nm in diameter, single-stranded, positive-sense RNA genome

PATHOGENICITY: Self limiting febrile viral disease; characterized by arthralgia or arthritis typically in the knee, ankle and small joints of the extremities, high fever, followed by a maculopapular rash; buccal and palatal enanthema can occur; nausea and vomiting may occur; mild hemorrhaging may be present especially in children; inapperent infections are common, immunity is long lasting.

Chikungunya – SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

The primary symptoms of Chikungunya include –

  • Fever which can reach 39°C, (102.2 °F)
  • petechial or maculopapular rash usually involving the limbs and trunk
  • Arthralgia (bodyache) or arthritis affecting multiple joints which can be debilitating. The joint pains can be severe and even crippling.

There can also be headache, conjunctival infection and slight photophobia. Fevertypically lasts for two days and abruptly comes down, however joint pain, intenseheadacheinsomnia and an extreme degree of prostration lasts for a variable period, usually for about 5 to 7 days.

Dermatological manifestations observed in a recent outbreak of Chikungunya fever in Southern India includes the following:

  • Maculopapular rash
  • Nasal blotchy erythema
  • Freckle-like pigmentation over centro-facial area
  • Flagellate pigmentation on face and extremities
  • Lichenoid eruption and hyperpigmentation in photodistributed areas
  • Multiple aphthous-like ulcers over scrotum, crural areas and axilla.
  • Lympoedema in acral distribution (bilateral /unilateral)
  • Multiple ecchymotic spots (Children)
  • Vesiculobullous lesions (infants)
  • Subungual hemorrhage

Chikungunya – HOMEOPATHY TREATMENT & HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES

Homeopathy offers many medicines which may help in Chikungunya. These include medicines like Eupatorium-perf, Pyroginum, Rhus-tox, Cedron, Influenzinum, China, Arnica, BelladonaBryonia etc. Many homeopaths consider Eupatorium perf. as a preventive medicine for Chikungunya. The most commonly suggested potency as prophylaxis is 200C of Eupatorium perf. Eupatorium Perfoliatum Q (tincture, 3 to 5 drop dose)will remove the debilitating joint pains and cut short the intensity and duration of the disease. Other potencies may be used according to the intensity of the case.

Homeopathic remedies of Cerebral Ischemia and Cerebral Congestion

May 18th, 2015

Cerebral anemia usually refers to brain ischemia. Brain ischemia, also known as cerebral ischemia, is a condition in which there is insufficient blood flow to the brain to meet metabolic demand. This leads to poor oxygen supply or cerebral hypoxia and thus to the death of brain tissue or cerebral infarction / ischemic stroke. It is a sub-type of stroke along with subarachnoid hemorrhage and intracerebral hemorrhage. Ischemia leads to alterations in brain metabolism, reduction in metabolic rates, and energy crisis.

There are two types of ischemia: focal ischemia, which is confined to a specific region of the brain; and global ischemia, which encompasses wide areas of brain tissue. The main symptoms involve impairments in vision, body movement, and speaking. The causes of cerebral ischemia vary from sickle cell anemia to congenital heart defects. Symptoms of cerebral ischemia can include unconsciousness, blindness, problems with coordination, and weakness in the body. Other effects that may result from cerebral ischemia are stroke, cardiorespiratory arrest, and irreversible brain damage.

Other Cerebral conditions

Cerebral congestion usually refers to heat stroke.

Cerebral Irritation has therefore come to be a term used to describe extreme “perceived” pain that a child experiences which is of unknown origin and where all other obvious causes of pain have been treated or ruled out. Meningeal irritation caused by a pain-reflex muscle contraction.

Cerebral softening (encephalomalacia) is a localized softening of the brain substance, due to hemorrhage or inflammation.

Homeopathic remedies of Cerebral Ischemia and Cerebral Congestion

#Aconite [Acon]
Aconite suits active cerebral congestion from heat of the sun or due to sudden emotional excitement. It suits the first stage of idiopathic inflammation of the brain,thirst,delirium and vertigo point to it. Any noise or light will aggravate the condition,and the eyes feel as if starting from their sockets.

#Belladonna [Bell]
This remedy has congestion and cerebral irritation with hot head, cold feet,throbbing carotids and headache. There are sharp, shooting pains in the head,which make the patient cringe. These pains are stabbing, come suddenly last indefinitely and cease suddenly, and they may be accompanied with vomiting. It is the prime remedy in the cerebral congestions of childhood. The child will bore the head into the pillow, have strabismus and convulsions. There is also a stupor out of the which the patient can hardly be aroused, and when aroused is very violent and delirious. Glonoine is very similar; it has a great rush of blood to the head and a sensation as if the head were enormously large and crowded with blood. It is aggravated by bending backward, relieved by motion and uncovering the head, while Belladonna is relieved by bending backward and by covering the head and is aggravated by motion.

#Hyoscyamus [Hyos]
Hyoscyamus is suitable for cerebral inflammation with pulsating waves through the head, relieved by shaking the head or sitting with the head bent forward, which is the opposite of Belladonna. Kali bromatum. This remedy has numb sensations in the head brought on by overwork.

#Stramonium [Stram]

This remedy suits inflammatory conditions of the brain with violent delirium or epileptiform seizures. Vertigo is a prominent symptom and also a transient blindness. It is especially useful in brain involvement in epilepsy. Veratrum viride suites the active form of cerebral hyperaemia. There is a full bounding pulse and symptoms of mania and convulsions

#Ferrum
A most valuable remedy for cerebral ischemia. There is disposition to faint, ischemic murmurs in the vessels in the neck; there is an appearance of full bloodedness, but the flesh is flabby and soft, and the patients are really very weak and anaemic. Arsenicum is especially indicated in cerebral ischemia due to malaria or as a result of excessive use of quinine. There is great depression of the vital forces, nausea, bloating of the hands, feet and face and other Arsenicum symptoms. Cinchona. Anemia (cerebral ischemia) due to long-continued drains on the system indicate this remedy.

#Nux vomica [Nux-v]
Nux suits ischemia of the brain brought on by a long-continuous over- stimulation caused by spirituous liquors, mental overwork and dissipation in general. It suits also softening of the brain due to sedentary habits and intemperance. The headache characteristic of the drug is present, the gastric symptoms, the unsteady gait, and the vertigo. The memory is weakened, the patient is sleepless. Anacardium. This drug is especially to be thought of in loss memory. Opium. This remedy suits a passive cerebral congestion with great heaviness of the head and vertigo on rising. It produces a continual sopor, even insensibility, with dark redness of the face and coldness and paleness of the rest of the body. The pulse is slow and the breathing is stertorous; it suits hyperaemia of the brain dependent upon sedentary life.

Candida

May 16th, 2015

Candida or Monilia is a skin rash caused by a yeast living on normal skin of 80% of all people. In most people, the presence of this yeast on the skin is not visible. In some people, for unknown reasons, the yeast grows (yeast overgrowth) more actively and causes a red, itchy, scaling rash. The yeast likes warm moist areas and usually grows in the skin folds under the breast, stomach, and arm pits.

 Symptoms

Red, itchy, scaling rash on skin, usually worse in the skin folds under the breast, stomach, and arm pits.

 Homeopathic Treatment

Homeopathy is very well known for its effectiveness in skin-disorders. There are many homeopathic medicines which have been used clinically against fungal diseases and candida. The following homeopathic medicines may help in the treatment of Candida:

Sulphur, Sepia, Antim crud, Natrum mur, Natrum salicylicum, Petroleum, Medorrhinum, Thuja etc.