Homeopathic treatment of dysentery

Dysentery is a syndrome of abdominal pain, tenesmus, and diarrhea with viscid red white grains as well as pus and blood in the feces. It occurs most commonly in summer and autumn. When blood predominates it is known as “red dysentery”. If pus and blood are comparable in quantity it is known as: red and white dysentery.”

Causes of dysentery

Amebic dysentery is caused by Entamoeba histolytica and is common in the tropics or areas that use human excrement as fertilizer.

Bacillary dysentery is caused by bacterial organism, such as shigella, salmonella, or campylobacter, and usually seen in temperate zones. Bacterial dysentery is usually more severe than amebic dysentery.

For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of dysentery:

 Aloe soc. – remarkable remedy for dysentery; stool contains a lot of jelly like mucus; burning and pain in the rectum after stools; patient is afraid of passing flatus, stool passes instead of flatus; bleeding from rectum.

Thuja – it is one of the best remedies for amoebic dysentery.

Merc. cor – dysentery and summer complaints of intestinal canal; occurring from May to November; tenesmus: of rectum, not ameliorated by stool; incessant, persistent; stool hot; scanty, bloody, slimy, offensive; shreds of mucus membrane and terrible cutting, colicky pains.

Nux Vomica – frequent urging for stools ceasing as soon as the bowels move; Ineffectual desire

Cinnaberis – dysentery worse every night; bloody mucus stools; much straining; diarrhea with greenish stools, worse at night, protrusion of anus during stool.

Colocynth – in dysentery with tenesmus before the stool; Pain is ameliorated by bending double and hard pressure.

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