Homeopathic Care for Dandruff

April 25th, 2015

 

Thuja occidentalis

White, scaly dandruff; hair dry and falling out. Greasy skin of face. Hydrogenoid constitution, having Good humor. Inclination to speak. Cheerful disposition without extravagance. An itching on the occiput.

Natrum muriaticum:

Dandruff, greasy, oily, scalp. Dry eruptions, especially on margin of hairy scalp. Itching and burning of hair follicles. Alopecia. Eczema; raw, red, inflamed, especially in the edges of hair worse from eating too much salt. Great emaciation; losing flesh while living well. Great liability to take cold.

Kali sulphuricum:

Dandruff and scalded. Ailments accompanied by profuse desquamation. Applicable to the later stages of inflammation. Dandruff; yellow scales in skin diseases. All ailments are worse in a warm room and toward evening and better in cool, open air.

Dandruff. Dryness of scalp. Humid, itching eruption on hairy scalp, emitting a fetid odor. patients who are rather stout, of fair complexion, with tendency to skin affections and constipation, fat, chilly, and costive, take cold easily. Has a particular tendency to develop the skin phase of internal disorders.

Phosphorus:

Itching of scalp, dandruff, falling out of hair in large bunches. Dandruff, falls out in clouds; baldness of single spots. Adapted to tall slender persons of sanguine temperament, fair skin, delicate eyelashes, find blond or red hair, quick perceptions, and very sensitive nature. Young people, who grow too rapidly, are inclined to stoop; who are chlorotic or anaemic.

Carboneum sulphuratum:

Chronic skin diseases with much itching. Very useful in patients broken down by abuse of alcohol. Sensitive patients worse cold, wasted muscles, and skin and mucous membranes anesthetics.

Sulphur:

Scalp dry, falling of hair; worse, washing. Dryness and heat of scalp with instance Itching, especially at night, and scratching causes soreness; wetting makes it burn. Adapted to persons of a scrofulous diathesis, Persons of nervous temperament, quick motioned, quick tempered plethoric, skin excessively sensitive to atmospheric changes. Lean, stoop-shouldered persons who walk and sit stooping; walk stooping like old men. Standing is the worst position for Sulphur patients; they cannot stand; every standing position is uncomfortable. Dirty, filthy people, prone to skin affections. Aversion to being washed.

Ammonium muriaticum:

Itching of scalp, dandruff, falling out of hair in large bunches. Especially adapted to those who are fat and sluggish; or large and fat, but legs too thin.

Lycopodium:

Great falling out of hair. Eczema; moist oozing behind ears. Deep furrows on forehead. Premature baldness and gray hair. Worse by pressure of clothes, warmth, and awaking. Better by cold applications. Carbo-nitrogenoid constitution. Patient is thin, withered, full of gas and dry.

Mezereum:

White scaly dandruff. Affections of external head; scaly eruption, white scabs. Patient is very sensitive to cold. One-sided symptoms; whole or partial numbness of one side of scalp. Violent, Irritative burning, itching, burning smarting, burning boring, etc. with coldness of part affected. Worse at night, warmth of bed, fire, cold air, drafts, damp weather, by motion and touch. Better by wrapping up and in open air.

Arsenicum album:

Scalp itches intolerably; circular patches of bare spots; rough, dirty, sensitive, and covered with dry scales; nightly burning and itching; dandruff. Scalp very sensitive; cannot brush hair. Mentally restless, but physically too weak to move. Great prostration. Aggravation after midnight, from cold in general.

Brayta carbonica:

Dandruff. Brain feels as if loose. Hair falls out. Confusion.

Specially indicated in infancy and old age. This remedy brings aid to scrofulous children, especially if they are backward mentally and physically, take cold easily,

Bryonia Alba:

Seborrhœa. Hair very greasy. Sensitive scalp; every hair pains. Averse to least motion, even of distant parts. Dry, burning heat; with aggravation of all symptoms.

Calcarea carbonica:

Itching of the scalp. Scratches head on waking. Scalp itches; on awaking. Adapted to Fat, flabby; who sweats easily. Scrofulous constitution. Patient is fat, fair, and flabby; takes cold easily. Averse to work or exertion.

Medorrhinum:

Hair dry, crispy. Itching of scalp; copious dandruff. Medorrhinum is a remedy which is predominantly indicated for the people who are very comfortable at night. Medorrhinum symptoms are worse in daytime.

Oleander:

Corrosive itching on forehead and edge of hair; worse from heat. Violent Itching, scalp sensitive and numb. Nocturnal burning. Very sensitive skin; slightest friction causes soreness and chapping. Numbness of scalp

Psorinum:

Hair matted. Hair dry, lusterless, rough. Dirty, dingy look of the patients’ skin. Intolerable itching; worse, from warmth of bed. Sebaceous glands secrete excessively; oily skin. Wants to wash parts affected. Worse by warmth. Dull tangled hair.

Sepia:

Hair falls out. Roots of hair sensitive. Itching; not relieved by scratching. Patient is indifferent, very sad, weeps easily.

Alumina:

Falling out of hair; scalp itches and is numb. Intolerable itching when getting warm in bed. A very general condition corresponding to this drug is dryness of mucous membranes and skin, and tendency to paretic muscular states.. Disposition to colds in the head; dry, thin subjects.

Badiaga:

Dandruff; scalp sore, dry, tetter-like. Dull, dizzy feeling in head; with sensation of enlargement and fullness

Heracleum sphondylium:

Much fatty perspiration on head and violent itching. Seborrhœa capitis.

Kali carbonicum:

Loose feeling in head. Dandruff with great dryness of hair; falls out. Burning as from a mustard plaster.

Magnesium carbonicum:

Sticking pain in the side of the head on which he lies, as if the hair was pulled; worse, mental exertion. Dandruff itching of scalp worse in damp weather.

Sanicula aqua:

Profuse scaly dandruff. Patient looks old and thin. Body smells like old cheese. Water smells like old, musty rain water. Craves bacon, or ice cold milk.

Dandruff

April 24th, 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 of Dandruff

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.

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.

Diagnosing Dandruff:

Dandruff can typically be self-diagnosed and does not normally require specific diagnostic measures. However, if symptoms are severe and flakes are accompanied by redness and inflammation of the scalp or a secondary skin infection, it may indicate the presence of a related condition such as seborrheic dermatitis and it should be properly diagnosed by a specialist.

Conventional Treatment of Dandruff:

Dandruff shampoos are used according to their active ingredient:

Zinc pyrithione shampoos. Containing the antibacterial and antifungal agent.

Tar-based shampoos. Used in condition such as dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis.

Shampoos containing salicylic acid.

Selenium sulfide shampoos. Help prevent cell turnover and may reduce the number of malassezia.

Ketoconazole shampoos. Armamentarium, ketoconazole is a broad-spectrum antifungal agent that may work when other shampoos fail.

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.

 

 

Homeopathy Medicines for treating parasites and worms in humans

April 23rd, 2015

 

Worms are intestinal parasites, which infest human beings as well as animals like cats, dogs etc. The common ones are round worm, pin worm, tape worm, hook worm etc.

Homeopathic Medicines for cure of  worms in humans

#Cina [Cina]
Produces a perfect picture of the wormy child. The patient is cross, irritable, has a sickly pale face with rings about the eyes, grates the teeth at night and has a tendency to convulsions; there is canine hunger or variable appetite; the child picks at its nose and cries out in its sleep; there is jerking of the hands and feet and a milky urine. It does not correspond well to pin-worms and a noticeable symptoms is a bluish color about the mouth.

#Santonine. [Sant]
The alkaloid of Cina is also a remedy for round worms. It is not a safe remedy as Cina and no more efficacious. The writer has observed convulsions produced by its use in too low potencies.

#Caladium. [Calad]
Useful when worms travel over the perineum and get into the vagina in little girls, with tendency to excite masturbation.

#Teucrium. [Teucr]
The remedy for ascarides or pin-worms; there is much irritation caused by them in the rectum. Hughes prefers the tincture or lower dilutions, saying that it rarely fails in this condition. Another remedy for pin-worms is Sinapis nigra.

Cina and Cicuta are often indicated in convulsions from worms in humans.

#Spigelia. [Spig]
Strabismus, jerking with paleness of the face, blue rings around the eyes, faint, nauseated feeling with colic about the navel caused by the presence of worms, will indicate Spigelia. It has stools consisting of mucus, faces and worms. The tincture on a handkerchief and inhaled will frequently arrest convulsions from worms.

#Ignatia [Ign]
Is useful where the child is much excited and has tickling and creeping at the anus.

#Indigo [Indg]
Is a remedy for ascarides or thread-worms in melancholy children, with intense pain in the umbilical region, also convulsions from worms.

#Sabadilla [Sabad]
Has worm symptoms with nausea, vomiting and colic.

#Stannum. [Stann]
According to Hahnemann, Stannum so stupefies the worms that they are easily dislodged by purgatives. It has many worms symptoms; thus pale sunken face and eyes surrounded by blue rings, Sluggish disposition, general torpor, foetor of breath and passive fever. Patient prefers to lie on stomach.

#Calcarea [Calc]
Calcarea is a valuable remedy to eradicate the disposition to worms.

#Cuprum oxydatum nigrum. [Cupr-o]
Zopfy in his sixty years’ practice asserts that this remedy will remove all kinds of worms, cure trichinosis, and even tapeworm. He gives it in small doses, about the 1X, in alternation with Nux vomica four or five times a day for four to six weeks, which always suffices to cure tapeworm without causing the patient any in convenience whatever.

Homeopathy Medicines for Yellow Fever Treatment

April 21st, 2015

 

The following homeopathy remedies cover several symptoms of yellow fever and may prove useful when symptoms match.

#Aconite. [Acon]
Nearly all authorities praise this remedy in the early stage of yellow fever where there is high fever, chilliness and dry skin, bounding pulse and the characteristic mental accompaniments which are quite likely to be present in this disease. It will speedily calm the febrile storm in these conditions.

#Gelsemium [Gels]
Is a remedy for the onset when the patient is apathetic and dull, and Belladonna or Bryonia may also come in during the first stage. Very often, too, Camphora with its coldness and tendency to collapse may be the remedy. The vomiting of the first stage is often controlled by Ipecac.

#Arsenicum. [Ars]
This remedy come in most frequently in the second and third stages, and is one of the most important remedies in the disease. The patient has continued nausea and vomiting, and the vomited matter consist of bile or mucosities filled with blackish or sanguinolent streaks; the face is yellow and the pulse is small, weak and tremulous. There is much burning in the praecordial region and intense burning thirst, but, of course for small quantities of water only. No better remedy for these symptoms is to be found than Arsenicum. It sill often alone suffice to cure.

#Lachesis. [Lach]
This remedy has given very satisfactory results in yellow fever, especially when vomiting is present, abdominal tenderness, brown tongue, delirium, slow speech, nausea, offensive discharges and black urine. It corresponds to nerve-poisoning and suits bad looking cases.

#Sulphuric acid [Sul-ac]
Is a useful remedy for haemorrhages of black blood, profuse sweat with exhaustion, foetid stools and diminished secretion of urine.

#Argentum nitricum [Arg-n]
Is also one of the best remedies in the disease. It covers the vomiting; especially is it of use when the patient sinks and the vomiting become worse.

#Phosphorous [Phos]
Phosphorous with its haemorrhages; jaundice and other symptoms is a close simile to certain forms; it was successfully used in an epidemic occurring in Rio de Janerio.

#Crotalus. [Crot-h]
This remedy produces a perfect picture of yellow fever, and it corresponds to the stage of black vomit and blood poisoning- there is a low delirium, yellow skin and oozing of blood from every orifice of the body, even bloody sweat is sometimes present. The yellow skin produced by this remedy is characteristic, and denotes blood poisoning rather than jaundice. Cadmium sulphate has also the symptoms of black vomit, and its study in the disease is suggested.

#Carbo vegetabilis. [Carb-v]
This remedy has been considered as a preventive of yellow fever. Hering says this remedy more than any other drug corresponds in the totality of its action to yellow fever. It suits the third stage where collapse, coldness, extremely foetid discharge and great exhaustion of the vital forces are present.

Homeopathy treatment, or homeopathy medicine for the cure of frozen shoulder

April 17th, 2015

 

Frozen shoulder, medically referred to as adhesive capsulitis, is a disorder in which the shoulder capsule, the connective tissue surrounding the gleno-humeral joint of the shoulder, becomes inflamed and stiff, and grows together with abnormal bands of tissue, called adhesions, greatly restricting motion and causing chronic pain.

Movement of the shoulder is severely restricted. Pain is usually constant, worse at night, when the weather is colder. This condition can last from five months to three years or more and is thought in some cases to be caused by injury or trauma to the area. It is believed that it may have an autoimmune component, with the body attacking healthy tissue in the shoulder. The condition may also cause chronic inflammation. Adhesions grow between the joints and tissue, greatly restricting motion and causing a number of painful complications. There is also a lack of fluid in the joint, further restricting movement.

Frozen shoulder is characterized by pain and loss of motion or stiffness in the shoulder. It is also known as 50 shoulder in alternative medicine in Asia because its victims are usually people around the age of 50. It affects more women than man. The recovery is very slow.

 Etiology of Frozen Shoulder

• Exact cause is unknown.
• There may be autoimmune etiology.
• History of trauma to joint may be present.
• Hyperthyroidism (excessive production of thyroid hormones).
• Diabetes.
• Heart/ circulatory diseases.
• A fracture or other arm injury.
• Shoulder injury/ surgery.
• Cervical disk disease.
• Degenerative arthritis.

 Clinic Features of Frozen shoulder

Symptoms
• Onset: insidious.
• Pain in shoulder, upper arm.
• Severe aching pain.
• Restricted shoulder movement.
• Difficulty in routine activities, e.g. combing hairs, wearing shirts.
Signs
• Uniform impairment of all shoulder movements.
• Restricted flexion, extension, abduction, circumdiction.
INVESTIGATIONS
• X-Ray shoulder joint shows no abnormality.

 Diagnosis of Frozen shoulder

• Clinicaly.

 General Management of Frozen shoulder

• Rest to joint during acute stage.
• Provide sling.
• Mild passive shoulder exercises.

Homeopathic Treatment

Calc phos.

Rheumatic pains in shoulder and arm, also with swelling of the diseased part and febrile heat. Ulcerative pain especially in roots of finger nails of right hand, and in middle finger. Gouty nodosities. Soreness, torpor, and paralysis of the (left) arm.
Paralysis of the joints of the hand and of the fingers, especially in the thumbs, sometimes from a chill.
For persons anaemic and dark complexioned, dark hair and eyes; thin spare subjects, instead of fat. Spine weak, disposed to curvatures, especially to the left; unable to support body; neck weak, unable to support head.

Ferrum met.

Shootings and tearings in the joint of the shoulder, and in the arm, or pullings or paralytic weakness, and heaviness. Cracking in the shoulder-joint. Nightly tearing and stinging in the arms. Uneasiness in the arms. Swelling and desquamative of the skin of the hands. Cramps and numbness in the fingers.
Persons of sanguine temperament; pettish, quarrelsome, disputative, easily excited, least contradiction angers; >. from mental exertion. Irritability: slight noises like crackling of paper drive him to despair. Women who are weak, delicate, chlorotic, yet have a fiery red face. Extreme paleness of the face, lips and mucous membranes which become red an flushed on the least pain, emotion or exertion. Worse in winter.

Ferrum phos.

Violent drawing, tearing pain right shoulder and upper arm, worse violent motion of arm, better gentle motion, so that patient hardly kept it still at all, somewhat sensitive, deadness in right hand. Acute rheumatism of right deltoid, unable to wear cloak. In right shoulder-joint acute rheumatism, red, swollen, very sensitive. Swelling of elbow from sprain. Rheumatism in wrist. Wrists ache with loss of power to grasp. Palms of hands hot, with children. Nodule on dorsum of left little finger. Contracted fingers from acute rheumatism.
Ferrum is used in first stage of inflammation.

Rhus. tox

Swelling, stiffness, and paralysed sensations in joints, from sprains, over-lifting, or over-stretching. Lameness, stiffness, and pain on first moving after rest, or on getting up in morning, better by constant motion. Trembling or sensation of trembling in imbs. The limbs on which he lies, especially arms, go to sleep. Rheumatic tension, drawing, tearing in limbs, during rest. Excessively cold hands and feet all day.
Adapted to persons of rheumatic diathesis; bad effects of getting wet, especially after being over-heated. Ailments: from spraining or straining a single part, muscle or tendon; overlifting, particularly damp ground; too much summer bathing in lake or river. affects the fibrous tissue, especially; the right side more than the left. Pains: as if sprained; as if a muscle or tendon was torn from its attachment; as if bones were scraped with a knife; worse after midnight and in wet, rainy weather; affected parts sore to touch. Lameness, stiffness and pain on first moving after rest, or on getting up in the morning >. by walking or continued motion. Great restlessness, anxiety, apprehension; cannot remain in bed, must change position often to obtain relief from pain.

Ruta g.

Wrenching pain in the shoulder-joint, especially when permitting arms to hang down or when resting on them. Shocks in arms as if in bones. Dull tearings in bones of the arm and joints of elbow. Pain as from contusion in joint of elbow. Pain in forearms as well as in bones and joints of hands as if they had been beaten. Pressive and spasmodic drawing and tearing in forearms, hands, and fingers. Paralytic stiffness of wrist. Wrenching pain or shootings in wrists. Sensation as from a sprain and stiffness in wrist. Bones of wrist and back of hand painful as if bruised when at rest and when moving. Pain in wrist (as from a sprain) on lifting a weight. Numbness and tingling in hands after exertion. Spasmodic contraction of fingers. Swollen veins on hands, after eating. Warts, with sore pains, flat, smooth, on palms of hands.

Sanguinaria can.

Rheumatic pain in right arm and shoulder, worse at night in bed, cannot raise arm, motion (turning in bed) much worse it. Pain in top of right shoulder. Pain in right deltoid. R. arm hung helpless. Coldness in body and right arm. Burning of palms. Stiffness of finger-joints.

Homeopathic treatment of female diseases.

April 16th, 2015

#Pulsatilla. [Puls]
Pulsatilla is one of the first remedies thought of in affection peculiar to women. Its essentially feminine disposition of gentleness timidity, mildness, docility – “excellent thing in woman” – is most characteristic of the drug; even tearfulness, another feminine attribute, strongly points to Pulsatilla. Then, too, we have fickleness, indecision and changeableness, which are certainly characteristic of Pulsatilla and of some women. On the female organs Pulsatilla exerts a decide action; first let us note its effect on menstruation. It has a scanty menstrual flow with severe griping pains which are very severe at times, so severe that the patient can hardly bear the pain, it doubles her up. Thus, Pulsatilla, becomes a useful remedy in dysmenorrhoea. Dark menses which are delayed and accompanied with this severe menstrual colic and the characteristic temperament will be the indications; Chamomilla has dark menses and intolerance of pain, but temperament will distinguish. Aconite is also a useful remedy in dysmenorrhoea, but the discharge is bright red, the patient is plethoric and the whole picture indicates the congestive form which may have a distinct cause back of it, such as getting the feet wet; while Pulsatilla at the same time is rather a lymphatic remedy. The menses of Pulsatilla, besides being scanty, are quite apt to appear too late. There are few combination which might be mentioned here with profit. Thus we have menses as follows:

Late scanty : Pulsatilla, Conium, Dulcamara, Phosphorous and Sulphur.

Late and profuse : Causticum and Iodine.

Early and scanty : Conium, Natrum muriaticum, Phosphorous and Silicea.

Early and profuse: Ammonium carbonicum, Belladonna Calcarea carbonica and Platinum.

This scantiness of the menses as well as the delay in their appearance suggest at once the use of Pulsatilla in amenorrhoea, and it is a very useful remedy, but it must be closely indicated, Where the menses flow by fits and starts, and when due to wetting of the feet, it is indicated, as also in delayed first menses in chlorotic girls. It must be distinguished from Dulcamara, which has menstrual suppression from getting the feet wet, but the temperament is not that of Pulsatilla. Then, too, Dulcamara has characteristically an eruption on the face which precedes menstruation; The leucorrhoea of Pulsatilla is chlorotic in nature and is apt to accompany the delayed and scanty menstruation; it is usually thick, creamy or milky, but it may be thin, acrid and associated with swelling of the uvula. A general distinction between Pulsatilla and Sepia is that Pulsatilla is worse during menstruation and Sepia before menstruation.

#Sepia. [Sep]
Sepia is a remedy acting especially on the female organs and is a most valuable one; it produces in its provings venous congestion, which accounts for many of its symptoms. The general symptoms in a case calling for Sepia are of the utmost importance. Thus we have characteristically the weakness and want of tone, in the whole system, the yellow complexion, the yellow saddle over the nose, the sunken dark-ringed eyes, the relief fro violent motion, due probably to the toning up of the venous system by such, and the amelioration in the middle of the day. These are all ground characteristics of the remedy; when they are present the other symptoms will be found to correspond with the drug most beautifully. The menstruation of Sepia may be of almost any combination, late and scanty being the most frequent. They may be early and scanty or early and profuse – discolorations of the skin attending menstruation are characteristic; the flow is apt to be dark, the menses are preceded by aching in the abdomen and by colicky pains. Amenorrhoea in those of distinct Sepia temperament where there is extreme sensitiveness to all impression. The leucorrhoea of Sepia is yellow – green in color and somewhat offensive. It may be milky; it is worse before the menses and is accompanied by bearing down. On the uterus itself Sepia exerts a decided action; the uterus is found to be enlarged and the cervix is indurated. Thus Sepia becomes a useful remedy in displacements, especially prolapsus or retroversions. There is irritability of the bladder and leucorrhoea. Dunham praised it highly here. There is often present a sensation as if the womb were clutched and suddenly released. Bearing down pains are grandly characteristic of Sepia; the patient feels as if everything would protrude from the vulva and this sensation is relieved by sitting with the limbs crossed. There is also with this a severe lumbo-sacral backache. It has great dryness of the vulva and vagina; painful to touch. Lilium tigrinum resembles Sepia closely in bearing down and dragging in the uterine region; with Lilium the patient has to support the vulva with the hand; the two drugs are easily differentiated. On the ovaries Sepia produces some action; it is useful for chronic ovaritis, with dull, heavy pains and the general characteristic of the remedy.

Treatment of bronchitis with homeopathic remedies

April 14th, 2015

#Aconite [Acon]
The sphere of Aconite in bronchitis is limited to the onset of the affection. When, as a result of checked perspiration, exposure to cold, drafts or dry, cold winds,a cold is taken starting in with a coryza, frequent sneezing, chilliness,restless sleep,full,hard pulse, and the characteristic mental condition, Aconite will come in. It is of use, therefore,only before the inflammation is localized.

Aconite will often prevent the development of a thorough bronchitis. If the cases are characterized by lassitude and physical weakness and indisposition with a full flowing pulse and moderate congestion, then Aconite is supplanted by Gelsemium. Often times it is difficult to determine which of these remedies is indicated, when Ferrum phosphoricum must be considered, and more especially so in the bronchitis of children,where it will often check the trouble. It stands therefore,midway between Aconite and Gelsemium, with less restlessness and bounding pulse than the former and less flowing pulse and drowsiness than the latter remedy. It corresponds to cases where every little cold adds to trouble, the cough is short and dry, the lungs are sore, and the breathing is somewhat oppressed. Veratrum viride suits violent cases from the first where there is high temperature, full,hard rapid pulse, and great heat of the body. It differs from Aconite in having no anxiety and no restlessness. When the arterial turgescence is over its period of usefulness is past.

#Belladonna [Bell]
Belladonna suits cases of bronchitis with a violent fever, short,dry, continual,distressing cough,worse at night and on lying down,where the breathing is irregular and hurried, no expectoration, or,if present,it is apt to be bloodstreaked, fulness in chest without any pain,though children will cry when coughing,the skin is hot and inclined to moisture,not dry like Aconite or Veratrum viride. There is a tendency to drowsiness, the patient does not sleep, but dozes in semiconscious manner and starts frequently. Do not be too great hurry a change to another remedy when the cough is spasmodic and the child cries after each paroxysm. Belladonna is still the remedy.

#Bryonia [Bry]
Probably this remedy is seldom indicated in pure bronchitis,though very frequently given. It is of especial good service when the cough is very severe, hurting the head and distant parts of the body. The patient presses the hands on the sides of the chest while coughing to relieve the pain. There is great pressure over the sternum,dyspnoea, and a dry cough,which seems to start from the stomach. It is worse after a meal and there is but little expectoration. The cough is more the result of an irritation in the larger bronchi than in the finger tubes, and the hacking produces sore spots in the trachea and chest. Stitching pains in the sides, of course, further indicate Bryonia. The cough is aggravated by coming into a warm room from the cold air. Hughes says that it is the best remedy after Aconite for what is known as a cold on the chest. If the expectoration becomes copious,loose,thick and muco-purulent, Pulsatilla may be indicated; if accompanied by nausea and vomiting of mucus, then give Ipecacuanha, especially bronchitis following measles and whooping cough, Chelidonium is an excellent medicine.

Hepar Sulphur is an important polycrest remedy

April 13th, 2015

Hepar Sulphur, also known as Calcium sulphide of Hahnemann, and sulphur of lime. Complete name Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum, is from an impure sulphide of Calcium. Prepared from burning the white interior of oyster shells with pure flowers of sulphur.
Hepar Sulphur is a remedy indicated for unhealthy skin conditions. Is a favorite for acne as it helps the skin to clear faster. Key remedy for teen and adult acne.

Provings have also shown symptoms of eczemas, foul smelling pus from eruptions with skin sensitive to cold and touch.

This remedy is indicated for many other ailments. Coughs and sore throats where something feels like it is stuck in the throat. Colds, earaches with discharge, swollen lymph glands with the person feeling chilly, irritable, oversensitve to surroundings, worse with cold applications.

Digestive problems with smelly, offensive stools.

Person feels chilly and is sensitive to the cold.

Mental symptom of wanting to set things on fire
Physical symptom of something caught or sticking in throat

Keynote Summary:
Unhealth skin, Acne
Sensation of something caught in throat, like a fishbone

Better from:damp, wet weather warmth, wrapping ears and head, after eating

Worse from: very sensitive to the slightest touch, clothes brushing on painful area
lying on painful side,dry, cold air, in the morning,worse from not being covered up,
from being chills or from drafts,cold food or drink

Info about Silicea homeopathic remedy

April 10th, 2015

Silicea is adapted to the nervous, irritable, sanguine temperament; persons of a psoric diathesis.

Persons of light complexion; find, dry, skin; pale face; weakly, with lax muscles.

Constitutions which suffer from deficient nutrition, not because food is lacking in quality or in quantity, but from imperfect assimilation ( Bar. c. , Calc. ); oversensitive, physically and mentally.

Scrofulous, rachitic children with large heads; open fontanelles and sutures; much sweating about the head (lower than Cal. ) which must be kept warm by external covering ( Sanic. ); distended abdomen; weak ankles; slow in learning to walk.

Great weariness and debility; wants to lie down.

Nervous debility; exhaustion with erythism; from hard work and close confinement; may be overcome by force of will.

Restless, fidgety, starts at least noise.

Anxious, yielding, fainthearted.

Mental labor very difficult; reading and writing fatigue, cannot bear to think.

Ailments: caused by suppressed foot-sweat ( Cup. , Graph. , Psor. ); exposing the head or back to any slight draught of air; bad effects of vaccination, especially abscesses and convulsions ( Thuja ); chest complaints of stonecutters with total loss of strength.

Want of vital heat, always chilly, even when taking active exercise ( Led. , Sep. ).

Inflammation, swelling and suppuration of glands, cervical, axillary, parotid, mammary, inguinal, sebaceous; malignant, gangrenous.

Silicea has a wonderful control over the suppurative process – soft tissue, periosteum or bone – maturing abscesses when desired or reducing excessive suppuration (affecting chiefly the soft tissues, Calend. , Hep. ).

Children are obstinate, headstrong, cry when spoken kindly to ( Iod. ).

Vertigo: spinal, ascending form back of neck to head; as if one would fall forward, from looking up ( Puls. , – looking down, Kal. , Spig. ).

Chronic sick headaches, since some severe disease of youth ( Psor. ); ascending from nape of neck to the vertex, as if coming from the spine and locating in one eye, especially the right (left, Spig. ); < draught of air or uncovering the head; > pressure and wrapping up warmly ( Mag. m. , Stron. ); > profuse urination.

Constipation: always before and during menses (diarrhoea before and during menses, Am. c. , Bov. ); difficult, as from inactivity of rectum; with great straining, as if rectum was paralyzed; when partly expelled, recedes again ( Thuja ).

Faeces remain a long time in the rectum.

Fistulo in ano alternates with chest symptoms ( Berb. , Cal. p. ).

Discharge of blood from vagina every time the child takes the breast (compare Crot. t. ).

Nipple is drawn in like a funnel ( Sars. ).

Night walking; gets up while asleep, walks about and lies down again ( Kali br. ).

Unhealthy skin; every little injury suppurates ( Graph. , Hep. , Merc. , Petr. ).

Crippled nails on fingers and toes ( Ant. c. ).

Takes cold from exposure of feet ( Con. , Cup. ).

Sweat of hands, toes, feet and axillae; offensive.

Intolerable, sour, carrion-like odor of the feet, without perspiration, every evening.

Fistula lachrymalis; ingrowing toe-nails ( Mag. p. a., Mar. v. ); panaritium; blood boils; carbuncles; ulcers of all kinds; fistulae, painful, offensive, high spongy edges, proud flesh in them; fissura ani; great pain after stool.

Desire to be magnetized, which > ( Phos. ).

Promotes expulsion of foreign bodies from the tissues; fish bones, needles, bone splinters.

Relations. – Complementary: Thuja , Sanicula.

Compare: Hep. , Pic. ac. , Kali p. , Hyper. , Ruta. , Sanic. , [Gettysburg.]

Follows well: after, Calc. , Graph. , Hep. , Nit ac. , Phos.

Is followed well: by, Hep. , Fluor. ac. , Lyc. , Sep.

Aggravation. – Cold; during menses; during new moon; uncovering, especially the head; lying down.

Amelioration. – Warmth, especially from wrapping up the head; all the symptoms except gastric, which are > by cold food ( Lyc. ).

Silicea is the chronic of Pulsatilla.

Homeopathy treatment, or homeopathy medicine for the cure of nose bleed.

April 9th, 2015

The nose is a part of the body that is very rich in blood vessels (vascular) and is situated in a vulnerable position on the face. Any trauma to the face can cause bleeding from the nose. This is common in dry climates, or during the winter months when the air is dry and warm from household heaters.

Nose Bleed Cause

  • Trauma to the nose (nose picking, foreign bodies, forceful nose blowing).
  • The most common cause of a nose bleed is drying of the nasal membranes.
  • Tumors, particularly malignant tumor of the nose or sinuses.
  • The incidence of nosebleeds is higher during the colder winter months when upper respiratory infections are more frequent, and the temperature and humidity fluctuate more dramatically.
  • Use of “blood thinning medications” called anti coagulants.
  • Recurrent nosebleeds may be a symptom of an underlying disorder such as high blood pressure.
  • Inflammation of the nose or sinuses and cold may cause a nose bleed.
  • Deviated septum (when the partition between your nose is crooked), foreign objects in the nose, or other nasal obstruction may also cause nosebleeds.
    Symptoms
  • Bleeding from one or both nostrils.
  • Frequent swallowing.
  • Sensation of fluid flow in the back of the nose and throat.
Homeopathic Medicine 

Aconitum napellus

Approach to nosebleed heralded by marked anxiety and restlessness, with fullness of head, in young and plethoric persons.

Agaricus muscarius

Epistaxis in old people, of a passive character; in blowing the nose blood comes out of it, early in the morning, immediately after rising; this is followed by violent epistaxis; from overwork at desk; profuse foetid discharge from nose.

Aloe socotrina

Nosebleed in bed after waking up; redness of nose in open cold air.

Ambra grisea

Copious nosebleed early in the morning; dried blood gathers in the nose; lean, delicate, sickly-looking people; nosebleed with the menses.

Ammonium carbonicum

Epistaxis every morning on washing face, after dinner, after repeated sneezing, especially if after the flow has ceased a bloody mucus is often blown from the nose; epistaxis with dry coryza, especially at night, without the slightest air passing through; when stooping blood rushes to tip of nose. Hands look blue after washing in cold water and veins distended.

Antimonium crudum

Nosebleed with vertigo, after headache, following rush of blood to head.

Antimonium sulphuratum auratum

Nosebleed on washing.

Antimonium tartaricum

Uncontrollable epistaxis, with spongy gums, as in scurvy; nosebleed, followed by fluent coryza, with sneezing.

Argentum metallicum

Violent bleeding when blowing the nose, with tickling, crawling sensation in nose, or after dinner.

Arnica montana

Epistaxis, preceded by tingling; copious after every exertion, from mechanical causes; after washing face, during whooping-cough, typhus, etc.; nosebleed in growing children; discharge of several drops of thin blood from nose on first blowing it in the morning; blood bright-red, mixed with clots and leaving a bruised sensation behind.

Arsenicum album

Nosebleed after a fit of passion; passive haemorrhage, accompanied by vomiting and great distress and restlessness.

Baptisia tinctoria

Epistaxis or oozing of dark blood from nose during typhoid (Apis).

Baryta carbonica

Epistaxis before catamenia; frequent nosebleed, especially with florid, scrofulous persons.